Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sisters of Soul Sets New Record

The women of CUC presented the annual Sisters of Soul (SOS) concert benefiting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) on Saturday, October 18th, at 8 pm, in the College Heights Christian School Gym. This event is loved and attended not only by the campus family but also by members of the community who look forward to it each year. Admission to Sisters of Soul is free and donations are collected with all proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Sisters of Soul has each year increased the amount of money raced for the CBCF. In 2012, it raised $800. Last year it raised $1,880.  This year's concert has already raised $2,100 and that amount is expected to rise.

One of the most distinguishing features of Sisters of Soul is how well it reflects the diversity Canadian University College - both in the variety of performance genres and talents and in the incredible cultural diversity. The concert featured music from Broadway, country, pop, folk, gospel, soul, and jazz as well as East Indian cultural dance. The complete printed program can be viewed here.

Co-founder of Sisters of Soul, Rhanda Bonet-Graham, shares,“SOS has a very special place in my heart. I started this concert with other students in 1999 as a way to remember my wonderful mother who lost her battle with breast cancer when she was only 37 and I was only 12. I’m so thankful that today’s medical advancements, awareness, and advocacy mean that fewer children, siblings, and parents will have to go through what I did. That’s why we organize SOS.”

You can read more about this fundraising concert in the Lacombe Express.

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