Concert Fun for the Whole Family
The 2014 Grammy winner for Best Children’s Album, Jennifer Gasoi, is coming to Vancouver to perform two shows this April. Jennifer grew up in Vancouver and is the first Canadian to win a Grammy in this category.
The concert is a fundraiser for the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC, a local, non-profit school that teaches deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and to speak – for themselves.
Daughter Diagnosed with Hearing Loss
Fellow mama Andrea Manchon’s daughter Alice was diagnosed with hearing loss at birth. She didn’t pass the screening test all newborn babies go through in the hospital or soon after they’re born.
‘It was a very stressful and uncertain time for my husband and I. We didn’t know if we would need to learn sign language, if our daughter would be able to communicate with her family and friends, or what options would be available to her for schooling or employment when she grew up.
Through the BC Early Hearing Program, we were connected with the Centre and we learned that with the right technology and teaching, there was every hope our daughter could find her voice. I can’t describe the sense of relief and gratitude we felt that a place like this exists in Vancouver. In fact, it is the only school in Western Canada that teaches listening and spoken language to deaf and hard of hearing children.
Now almost two years old, Alice is doing very well. She’s becoming a real chatterbox and is developing much like any hearing child her age. She’s at the beginning of her journey though, and we will rely on the Centre over the next several years to help teach her and prepare her to integrate into the ‘hearing world.’ As a non-profit organization, the Centre relies heavily on fundraising, which is why this concert is so important.’
If you’re not yet familiar with Jennifer’s music, she writes intelligent, jazz-based songs that are popular with music lovers of all ages.
She will perform a morning and an afternoon show on April 12, 2014 and proceeds from the event will go to the Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC.
Tickets are available for purchase here.
You could also win tickets!
Win one of two Family Packs of tickets to the Jennifer Gasoi concert on Saturday April 12th 2014 or her Grammy-winning CD
Enter the giveaway below!
Contest starts today, Wednesday March 26th and ends Monday April 7th at midnight!