8 Nunavut schools to receive up to $15,000 for musical instruments
Each school will get to choose the instruments that will best suit its needs
Eight schools across Nunavut will receive up to $15,000 for new musical instruments through a national music education charity.
Each recipient school will get to choose which instruments it wants.
“We’re so proud to be supporting new and existing music programs, that represent all styles of music instruction to support young Canadians’ heritage, traditions and interests,” said Kristy Fletcher, executive director of MusiCounts, in a news release.
The donation is part of a larger initiative called the MusiCounts Band Aid program, in which $1 million will be divided among 95 schools across Canada to buy new instruments.
Across the territories, $173,000 will go to 16 schools, according to the news release.
Mackenzie Vandenberg, a Strut Entertainment publicist representing MusiCounts, said the program aims to deliver the instruments before summer, but that it may be delayed due to the pandemic.
Nanook School and Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit, Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay, Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik in Kugluktuk, Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik High School in Rankin Inlet, Qaqqalik School in Kimmirut and Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat are the recipients of the program in Nunavut.