New Event Supports Canada's Rising Stars by Honouring One of its Legends

When:   June 30, 2017  
Where:  The Roundhouse Car Shop at Bayview Place, Victoria, BC
Tickets: $300; available through or by calling 250-595-9970

VICTORIA, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is excited to announce "A Legendary Evening" of music and dining honouring Grammy Award-winning musician and icon, David Foster, while showcasing Canada's rising stars.

"We were eager to showcase the calibre of talent coming out of college," explained Mel Cooper, honorary event chair. "There is no better way than by honouring David, one of our country's greatest talents."

In addition to the inaugural presentation of CCPA's Legend Award to Foster, the evening will feature a gourmet dinner, live auction, and concert featuring Foster's music performed by CCPA graduates.

The event is generously supported by Bayview Place and Kenneth W. and Patricia Mariash. "We are very pleased to be able to support the next generation of great Canadian artists and celebrate David Foster as the first recipient of the Legend Award," said Kenneth W. Mariash Sr.

"Investing in arts, culture and education is an important part of building a thriving community," said Patricia Mariash. "That principle is evident in the design of Bayview Place and the Roundhouse development and underscores our philanthropy across Canada."

Funds raised will support CCPA's mission to provide excellent training in the performing arts at a significantly subsidized rate.

CCPA alumni from western Canada:

  • Award-winning recording artist, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Award-winning TV and movie veteran, Ali Liebert
  • Composer, musician, performer and Broadway World Toronto Award Winner, Elliott Loran
  • Award-winning veteran actor, Allison Macdonald

CCPA alumni from central Canada:

  • Broadway actor, Matt Alfano
  • Award-winning actor, writer, director and producer, Charlie David
  • Broadway actor, Sam Strasfeld
  • Disney show runner, producer, director and actor, Derek Baynham

CCPA alumni from eastern Canada:

  • Award-winning actor, producer and director, Julie McIsaac
  • Award-winning actor, Justin Bott
  • Cirque de Soleil performer, Stephanie Fournier
  • Renowned singer/songwriter, Michelle Thibodeau

About CCPA
The Canadian College of Performing Arts is owned and operated by The Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS), a non-profit society and registered charity. CCPA benefits promising talent, attracting students from across the nation and around the world.

SOURCE Canadian College of Performing Arts

For further information: Steven Seltzer, Communications Manager,, 250-595-9970, 250-882-8441 (mobile)

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