Why Wouldn’t We… Participate

Bridging the Gap: Intergenerational Memories and Music Program

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Who wouldn’t want to be the elderly person in this picture, being escorted into their seat by a young person, to watch and receive an original song about your life? Then again, what young person wouldn’t want the chance to learn new skills, build a wonderful relationship, have fun and be a part of something bigger than him or herself?

 

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When asked about their decision to participate, the students’ response was, “What wouldn’t we want to do this project? A change to get new creative real…why wouldn’t we?”

– Nora Zylstra-Savage, Storylines

www.story-lines.ca

To view a video collage of students performances, click here.

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