FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 22, 2023
$13,000 OTF Grant Helps AOMS Choir Rebuild
Waterloo, ON - On Saturday, local MPPs Laura Mae Lindo and Catherine Fife attended the Age of Majority Singers performance of Grow at Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. MPPs Fife and Lindo attended the concert to celebrate the $13,500 Resilient Communities fund grant that Age of Majority Singers received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The funds were used to produce high-quality artistic programming.
"Age of Majority Singers offers a safe, inclusive environment for social connection and provides community members with opportunities to foster and share their love of music. It is encouraging that this Resilient Communities Fund grant was able to offer support as AOMS rebuilds and adapts to the effects of COVID-19. Congratulations on the receipt of this grant and your continued success!" said Catherine Fife, MPP for Waterloo.
The Age of Majority Singers (AOMS) artistic programming is centered upon themes of social justice, anti-racism and reconciliation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant has allowed the choir to prepare meaningful artistic experiences that enrich the lives of the community through music.
“My sincerest congratulations to the Age of Majority Singers on being the recipient of the Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Age of Majority Singers is founded in the community, creating a welcoming and accessible space for your adults through music,” added Laura Mae Lindo, MPP for Kitchener Centre. “The OTF grant will allow rebuilding and recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 through purchasing audio-visual equipment, supporting rental costs, and offering choral art programming with flexible hybrid formats to prioritize health and safety. Through this grant, the Age of Majority Singers will be able to continue their work in community through inclusivity and commitment. Congratulations, and I wish you many more years of success.”
In addition, the grant has helped AOMS rebuild from the impact of COVID-19 by enabling the choir to recruit both former and new singers through additional marketing and advertising efforts. Finally, the grant has permitted the choir to implement important health and safety measures to facilitate in-person rehearsals and performances.
“The Age of Majority Singers is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support through the Resilient Communities Fund as we engage in our first in-person season since the global pandemic began” said Megan Brenneman, Artistic Director of the Age of Majority Singers. “This grant has allowed our community choir to begin the process of safely gathering to sing and rebuild as a necessary and vibrant part of the arts community within the Region of Waterloo”.
The Age of Majority Singers is a community choir devoted to creating a welcoming and accessible space for young adults to find and share their joy of music. Their work is guided by the values of inclusivity, commitment, and community. If you wish to learn more about the choir and how you can become involved, please visit the website at: https://www.aomskw.com/
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Eric Jackson-Sarkany, Social Media Officer
Age of Majority Singers