Georgia Murray will give an acoustic performance Saturday while helping to form a music program for the youth of Port McNeill.

Coming back to give back

Murray will return Saturday for a meeting to determine the direction of the Wild Heart Music Program.

PORT McNEILL—Georgia Murray said her singing career got its start with help from the band and choir classes she attended as a youth in Port McNeill.

Now, she says, it’s time the youth in the community had that chance again.

Murray, who currently lives in and works out of Victoria, will return to her hometown Saturday and perform an acoustic set during a meeting to determine the direction of the Wild Heart Music Program, which is expected to begin in January.

The meeting will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Gualbert (A Frame) Church, and the committee working with Murray to form the program are hoping to draw students, musicians, teachers and anybody else who may want to be a part of the program.

“We’ll talk about our vision and accept input from those who have their own ideas,” Murray said. “Our hope is to get a choir assembled, and eventually set up lessons on guitar and piano.”

Murray last month helped raise more than $16,000 through an online auction, to provide seed money for the project.

Her mother, Deborah Murray of Port McNeill, a member of the Wild Heart Music board, said the intention is to make the program sustainable, and to keep it free to the children.

“We want to cater to the needs of the community,” Deborah Murray said of Saturday’s meeting. “We don’t want to shut any doors, and we want to find out what kind of support is out there for the program.”

 

Just Posted

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Quarterdeck restaurant, pub temporarily closed until summer

“We have decided to close the pub until April 30, 2019,” stated the pub’s announcement.

Port Hardy’s RCMP Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen: ‘It’s business as usual’ after cannabis legalization

Local RCMP will still be on the lookout for impaired driving despite cannabis legalization.

Jay Dixon finishes top three for School and District Leadership award

“I believe it’s all of our responsibility for our schools to provide quality education,” said Dixon.

7 Mile Landfill operations tender closes October

Taxes covering the landfill have not increased over the past 15 years and are not expected to soon.

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

Port McNeill mayoral candidate: Gaby Wickstrom

Wickstrom said she one of the issues she’ll work on is infrastructure in a fiscally responsible way.

Port McNeill mayoral election: Shirley Ackland

Incumbent Ackland wants to complete council’s priorities started in the last four years.

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Port Hardy mayoral election: Dennis Dugas

Dugas has extensive experience working under the district, 40 years, but is now running for mayor.

Port Hardy mayoral election: Hank Bood

Bood talks on his past four years as mayor working on various projects.

Port Hardy municipal election candidate Treena Smith’s profile

Smith has had prior experience working in local government working in economic development.

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

Most Read