The Handsworth Music Department, Beefeater Band and Kitsilano Showboat Book Launch was held on November 16, 2022. The 100 people descended on the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver to celebrate the music education of our youth. The theme was 1965 – When Music Was King and everyone played in a band! The foundation gave out its first five Lifetime Achievement Awards to Barry Leinbach, President of the Kitsilano Showboat, Gordon Olson, founder and director of the BC Beefeater Band, Bob Rebagliati, Keith Woodward and Peter van Ooyen of the Handsworth Music program in North Vancouver.
*$10,000 in books was donated to the Handsworth Music program in North Vancouver.
*$5000 in books was donated to Vancouver College’s music department.
*$10,000 in books was donated to the Kitsilano Showboat.