Local high school students organize mental health benefit concert

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A group of Calgary students have gone above and beyond for those in their community.

Students of Western Canada High School’s Interact Club have organized the Music For Minds benefit concert, in the hopes of raising $10,000 towards the Canada Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Calgary Region.

Originally proposed by Allie da Silva, a 12th-grade student, the event is set to feature five local Calgary artists/bands, two speakers from CMHA, and a fully stocked concession with items from sponsors Pepsi and Fiasco Gelato.

“The entirety of the event is student-run, and the idea for the event was proposed by me because I have a crazy passion for music and for giving back to the community and wanted to do a combination of both in a big way,” da Silva said in an email to Daily Hive.

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Music For Minds concert poster (Western Canada High School Interact Club)

Attendees of the concert will be able to enjoy music from I am the Mountain, Matt Blais, Brett McCrady, The Heirlooms, and Yvette.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door, and the students are also accepting online donations from people looking to donate a little more, or anyone who would like to help out but can’t make it to the event.

The Music For Minds concert has already seen an outpouring of support from the community, with the performers donating their time and talent, Little Rock Printing donating print material, and an anonymous donor offering the use of sound equipment and stage.

Music For Minds will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at the high school’s main gym, with doors opening at 6:30 pm.

Music For Minds benefit concert 2018

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: Doors at 6:30, show at 7 pm

Where: Western Canada High School Main Gym – 641 17th Avenue SW, Clagary

Tickets: Available online, $20, or $30 at the door

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