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Music the gift that keeps on giving for Variety, the Children’s Charity

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Music the gift that keeps on giving for Variety, the Children’s Charity – Feb 16, 2016

WINNIPEG — 26 years is a long time to be in any partnership.

That’s what makes the one between Variety, the Children’s Charity and the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association (MRMTA) so special.

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The two combined once again in early February for their annual Musicthon.

To date, over $250,000 has been raised to benefit inner city kids who can’t afford music lessons of their own.

The idea was started by a piano teacher years ago.

“She did it for a chance for any teachers in Manitoba who teach guitar, voice, violin for their students to help other kids,” said Gina Wadell, Musicthon coordinator.

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Students receive pledges to raise money, and performances take place usually throughout the weekend.

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“You know, not only is it an opportunity to perform in front of a group, but they’re also very aware of why they’re here,” said Glory St. Germain, a registered music teacher.

“They’re proud to be doing their part and it’s kids working to support kids.”

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