Special Thanks

We Thank Special People

Some Friends of CASSA donate time or help in other ways to make our Summer School a special one for students.


We wish to extend our gratitude to these individuals and entities, all of whom helped make the recent season of CASS possible. If you read this list and recognize anyone or should you meet any of the following individuals and remember their contribution, please acknowledge that you appreciate their support for Calgary Arts Summer School. If you use a business or service you see listed, please extend our appreciation for the help given to us. 

CASSA Board Members, Admin Team, Instructors, Assistants and Volunteers

Government of Alberta - Alberta Foundation for the Arts 

Various Donors Flow Through Fund  at The Calgary Foundation 

St. John’s Music - Blaine McLaren & staff, pianos & digital keyboards

Business Edge Coaching, Inc. - Cheryl Dyck of ActionCOACH International, Coaching for a Cause 

VCommerce Piano Moving, Delivery & Storage - Vesselin Vassilev, Dimitar Rangelov

Extreme Piano Moving - Fraser Wheaton & staff

Murray’s Piano Services - Murray Seminuk, piano tuning

Harmony Music School - Jacklyn Chan, Cynthia Chao-Hoang, office space

ProArts Society - Georgeanne van Helden - piano performance on June 14, 2017 for ProArts@Noon

RCM Alumni Association, Calgary Branch - Co-sponsor for Showcase for Emerging Artists, benefit recital,

Rachel Goldenberg - Soprano; Heather Atagan - Pianist

Scarboro United Church - Co-sponsor for Showcase for Emerging Artists, benefit recital

Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation - Cheryl Cohen, Executive Director, MTS donation

Alberta Music Education Fund - Crystal Krips, Executive Director, EAC Donation

Calgary Board of Education - Chris Meaden, Director; Julie Barton, Fine Arts  Specialist; Sonya Gillis, Administrative Assistant; Darren Dyck, Principal 

Chinook Learning - Mary Ellen Dewar, Principal; Erik Sprong, AP; Mark Andersen, AP

St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre - Joan Popowich, President; Michele Faryna,  Administrator; Dan Zukiwsky, Board Member; Custodians

Forest Lawn High School - Darren Dyck, Principal and all Administration; Ed Bagay and custodial staff; Leanne Melathopolous, Drama Teacher  

Justine Cherry-Delisle  - MTS Script and Score for Sand, A Musical Dramedy

Michelle Delisle - MTS Volunteer Extraordinaire 

Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ARMTA) - Marlaine Osgood, 

President; Kimerica Parr, Vice  President; Vicki Martin, Provincial Administrator; Beth Olver, Past President; ARMTA Board Members; Alicia Romero, Calgary Branch President; Sharon Carne, Calgary Branch Treasurer; Lisa Ng, Impromptu Editor 

Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association (APTA) - Marian Parrott, President; Dale Wheeler, Past President; Ruston Vuori, Newsletter Editor

Edelweiss Imports - Stan and Marianne Kundert, reception food & baskets

Shangarry Bed & Breakfast - Josephine Davy-Seetal, accommodation

Hughes House Bed & Breakfast - Kelly Hughes, accommodation

R.H. Whitworth - Website and other support

VH Marketing - Viola Olah, online registration & social media 

Nerds on Site - Michael Duffy, IT support

That’s Entertainment - Manfred Huesken, DVD production

Gus van Helden - photography

Felix and Vicki Reydler - catering for on site lunches

Music Coterie - Barbara Neufeld, President; Nancie Redekop, Treasurer

Canyon Meadows Retirement Living, Revera Retirement Living-McKenzie Towne, Walden Age Care Heights, Amica at Aspen Woods - hosting Seniors Residence Recitals 

Seniors Residence Recital performers - Emily Black, Jarjay Chen, Daniel He, Eric Nyland, Jonah van Helden, Angela Yang, Cindy Zhang

Delphi Private Wealth Mgt of RAYMOND JAMES - Marilyn Whithage, Music in the Meadow Fundraiser Sponsor 

Music in the Meadow Performers - Hal Redekop, Matt Foster, Andrew Albert, Jonah van Helden, Eric Klaszus, Eric Nyland, Georgeanne van Helden, David Dixon, Wildheart (Tracey Fleury, Fred Mallette, John de Waal, Mike Stoll, Derek Stoll), Derek Stoll Jazz Quartet (Derek Stoll, Pat Belliveau, Kai Poscente, John de Waal), Why Martin? (Marty Cochrane, Marty Lawrence, Doug Tarrant, Les Hartland, Mike Stoll, Keith Mills)

Music in the Meadow Showcase Artists - Madeline Neufeld, Stephen Campbell, Paresh Athparia, Becky Kundert, Gordon Kundert

Music in the Meadow Catering - Stan and Marianne Kundert of Edelweiss Imports

Kathy Milani - Programme printing

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