PMC Volunteer Mentor Appreciation Luncheon 2016

With another successful year under the belt, July was a time for Prime Mentors of Canada to celebrate! On July 12th PMC gathered to celebrate the work of volunteer mentors during the 2015-2016 school year. As Program Director Barbara Worth and School Coordinator Murray Greenwood noted,

Prime Mentors of Canada appreciates the work that all of our Mentors do to support the creative development of their protégés.  Over a period of months you work side by side with students, making sure they are able to achieve their goals in developing their projects, and then supporting them through the presentation process.

The luncheon was a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to meet each other and to celebrate the work of their protégés. Not to mention, it was an opportunity to share our stories over a delicious meal at the elegant University of Toronto Faculty Club.

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In Praise of Mentors Concert

May 8th, 2016
Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto

Led by Kerry Stratton, Conductor
In Praise of Mentors
Pianist Thomas Torok & Friends

What a wonderful concert it was…

Honouring mentors, especially the Prime Mentors of Canada (PMC) volunteer mentors, who have contributed tremendously in the personal and academic growth of bright young people who are at risk of not developing their full potential!

Thomas Torok
In Praise of Mentors: Pianist Thomas Torok & Friends (photos from concert programme)

The eighteen year old pianist, Thomas Torok, completely took away the breath of the audience for his awesome rendition of Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.6, S244. Equally superlative was the performance of Andrew Chan who made the harp sing so melodiously with the gentle grace and elegance of the touch of his fingers. The delightful musical programme was complemented so very well by Sharon Lee, an accomplished violinist, and the Odin Quartet.

The Prime Mentors of Canada extends its warmest appreciation to the Toronto Concert Orchestra for organizing the event and for dedicating it to mentors on Mother’s Day, invariably everyone’s first mentors, and for raising the awareness of people in the community about PMC and it’s Vision-Mission.

More photos from the event to come!