ARIEL Wang, 9, a Grade 4 student at Irwin Park elementary, was recently invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Wang was invited to perform at the winners concert as a gold medal winner of the International Young Gifted Musicians Festival Passion Of Music 2013 in April.
Presented annually by the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented, the festival has been established as an entrÃ©e into the world of classical music performance for those who deeply love music.
According to a written statement, Wang has been playing piano since she was three and has been studying with Tanya Shevtsova since April 2011.
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Representatives of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation announced the appointment of three new honorary directors: Nancy Burke, Alan Holton (of TD Financial Group) and Bob McGill (retired partner, Phillips, Hager and North Investment Management Ltd.) at the foundation's Report to the Community event May 30.
According to a press release, lifetime honorary directorships are awarded to retired foundation directors. These are directors that have served a minimum of three consecutive years and have demonstrated exemplary service in furthering the objectives of the foundation, which raises funds to support the highest quality health care on the North Shore.
Foundation honorary directors also include: Mary Downie, Don Foster, R. Inez Harris, George Hoar, Yvonne Schmidt, Michael Smith (Mayor of West Vancouver), Ross Southam, Grant Spitz (former senior partner at Korn Ferry International), Roy Spooner, Mark Stevens, Judy Strongman, Carmen Theriault (senior partner with Bull Housser & Tupper), Peter Walton and Bob Wilds.
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