“I feel like music is a community thing. It can certainly be enjoyed alone, that’s OK, but I think that sharing is … there’s a bit of a magic there.”
So says Sarah Chan, to launch this week’s Mixtape. Musician, U of A grad, mother of two, piano teacher, cycling enthusiast, sailor, youth advocate, former blogger. All those adjectives belong in the folder labelled Sarah Chan. Engaging. People person. Organized. Community booster. Those too. And perhaps we’ll toss this into the folder as well – partner to current Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. But, Wednesday evening at 7, it’s all about Sarah Chan and the music she loves to listen to.
This Thursday evening, Sarah will be front and centre for an event very close to her heart: the United Way’s All In For Youth which offers supports for Edmonton’s most vulnerable students and their families. It’s a collaborative effort offering services like mentorship programs, before- and after-school programs, summer programming, snack and lunch programs, success coaching, and mental health supports. Through this wraparound approach, kids are supported from kindergarten through to high school completion – positioning them to be their own agents of success. The event is billed as “An Evening With Sarah” and will feature, among other things, Sarah Chan playing the Canadian Bösendorfer Oscar Peterson Signature Edition Piano – the only one – in the lobby of the EPCOR Tower in downtown Edmonton. Find out more here.
Sarah Chan’s Mixtape playlist included a song not on Spotify: Shout Out Out Out Out – “Run” (from Reintegration Time)
BONUS VIDEO by Trevor Anderson, with a cameo by Sarah Chan and Don Iveson.