Culture & Events — 21 February 2018

By Michael Christianson 

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is returning to Dryden and for this visit they are helping to send New Prospect School Students to see the largest city in Canada.

“This is a special concert, they are doing it specifically for us to do a fundraiser for the grade 8 Toronto trip,” said New Prospect Vice Principal Ryan Graham. “It’s going to be pops and classics it’s going to be some of the most amazing music that people are going to hear, and it’s also a special price for $25; normally they run about $40 a ticket.” 

The show will be held on Feb. 27 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7. Tickets can be purchased at with half of the proceeds going directly to the grade 8 students going to Toronto.

Graham said the TBSO helped him to want to become a musician and he hopes everyone will come out and see what the symphony has to offer.

“This is one of those opportunities where the symphony is giving back to our community,” said Graham. “Normally they have a set price and with this kind of fundraising venture because they have been so close with Dryden and the music scene we have been trying to cultivate they said ‘let’s do something good for the community and let’s do something good for the students.’ It’s a way they are giving back so not only the community benefits from it but the kids benefit from it too.”


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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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