Tonight at 6:00pm will be the Launch Party for “iPod Pharmacy Week: Donate Your iPod for Music Therapy”, which will take place from October 15 to 19. There will also be acoustic performances by Dominique Fricot and Dear Rouge. This event, presented by The Burrard Hotel, Music Heals and BC BuzZ, will take place from 6pm to 8pm at The Burrard Hotel Courtyard (1100 Burrard Street). Fricot’s initiative’s goal is to raise awareness for music therapy.
This is a free event and there will be no need to RSVP so come on by!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354743891283439/
More information on iPod Pharmacy Week:
During iPod Pharmacy Week (October 15-19), participating businesses and schools from Victoria to the Okanagan are collecting donations of used and functional digital music players for use in music therapy. Donations are also being collected by mail to iPod Pharmacy, c/o Music Heals Charitable Foundation, Suite 400 – 1788 W. 5th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1P2. These donated music players will become part of music therapy programs for old and young.
“When I began working with Music Heals,” says musician Dominique Fricot, “I learned that sometimes Music Therapy could be as simple as providing someone in an old folks home or a children’s hospital with an empty iPod to fill up with music that truly resonates with them.”
Fricot also is providing incentive for donors to dig up their old dusty players and bring them in. The Peak Performance Project Top 20 artist, is also giving away a free house concert by drawing a name from all those who donate their devices this month. Fricot showcases October 18th at The Red Room in Vancouver.
Business partners include all 7 Tom Lee Music locations, Simply Computing’s locations in the Lower Mainland and Victoria, Marquis Wine Cellars (offering a 10% discount with donation), and the eateries Five Point Restaurant on Main Street, and the Cannibal Café, which both offer 25% discounts with donation. Schools and businesses are still welcome to become partners, by contacting Dominique Fricot.