The End of Year Celebration for An Instrument for Every Child (AIFEC) took place today at King George School (77 Gage Avenue North), with a morning assembly followed by light refreshments in the school gym.
The event celebrated the success of the Grade 1 students who have now completed the first PILOT year of the four year AIFEC program. Principal Susan Neville welcomed everyone, and HWDSB Chair, Judith Bishop, brought greetings on behalf of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board. AIFEC program director, Astrid Hepner, thanked all AIFEC sponsors, teachers, and partners for their tremendous support over the past year. The audience was then treated to a wonderful musical performances put on by the Grade 1 students, along with guest musicians who had visited with the students over the course of the past year.
Following the student performance, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Hamilton Vice President of Manufacturing, Bob Savage, announced ArcelorMittal’ s $15,000 grant to help fund the expansion of the AIFEC program to two additional schools this coming fall: Dr. J. Edgar J. Davey public school and Holy Name of Jesus separate school. Both schools are high need, inner city schools.
After the ArcelorMittal Dofasco announcement, Hamilton mayor Bob Bratina and his wife, Carol, presented the students with their musical instruments and certificates of accomplishment. The audience was then treated to a fabulous performance by 2007 Canadian Idol winner, Brian Melo.