SiriusXM Canada Music Fund is launched with $150,000 toward elementary school music programs for the 2012-2013 academic year
MONTREAL, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - For thousands of elementary students across Quebec, the next school year will be filled with music. To celebrate the launch of the SiriusXM Canada Music Fund, a special opportunity is being made available for elementary schools in Quebec.
Through the SiriusXM Canada Music Fund, special grants of up to $5,000 will go toward programs, musical instruments and sheet music for Quebec elementary schools who apply for music projects that showcase innovative ideas and enhance the music experience for students. Principals, parents and students with a desire to enrich their schools music program and receive this special grant through the fund are encouraged to apply for these music projects at the S'Cool Life Fund website.
Online applications will be accepted until June15, 2012.
"Music in schools has been at the heart of culture in Quebec and we are so happy to be bringing this grassroots program to public schools across la belle province" said its Founder, John Bitove. "We are thrilled to have SiriusXM Canada as our Founding Music Partner and to have them launch the SiriusXM Canada Music Fund in Quebec this spring. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in music across the province."
"We're very excited to be a part of helping elementary school programs shine in Quebec with the SiriusXM Canada Music Fund.", said Andreanne Sasseville, Director Talent and Industry Relations for SiriusXM Canada. "The money allocated to participating schools through the fund will help teachers invigorate their music education programs and inspire music students to follow their passions in new innovative ways."
About S'Cool Life Fund
S'Cool Life Fund raises funds and donates grants to public elementary school (K to 8) extracurricular activities and programs to help kids have a more fun and well-rounded school experience. The Fund is supported by Sirius XM Canada, Mobilicity and other companies. For more information, please visit http://www.scoollifefund.ca or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SCool-Life-Fund/112955432072017
About SiriusXM Canada
SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR) is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.
SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. Sirius XM programming is also available online at www.sirius.ca and www.xmradio.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.
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