Communities in Alberta that Were Supported
- Warburg Elementary School
- St. Martha School, Lethbridge,
- Glenbow Elementary, Cochrane,
- Evergreen Elementary, Drayton Valley,
- Sacred Heart School, Wetaskiwin
- Ecole St. Mary School, Whitecourt
- Hussar School, Hussar,
- St. Mary School, Beaverlodge
Country Christmas Tour Testimonials
Thank you Corinne for your efforts in bringing Gord Bamford to Warburg. It was a pleasure meeting Gord at the Warburg concert. I found him to be a very personable and down to earth person. This was reinforced through his concert, the time he spent talking with kids and adults and through his Mother who was also at the concert. Her instilling strong family and community values in him is a real testament to her and the down to earth loving families that we are fortunate to partner with in our schools on a day to day basis. Gord clearly demonstrates he is the type of person who will always value the important things in life like love for family, friends, and the land and reflects this in his music and actions. All Warburg is grateful for your generous fundraising contributions. We will continue to follow his career and continue to appreciate the great music associated with Gord Bamford.
Howard Rasmusson, Principal, Warburg School
Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart hosted a concert given by Gord Bamford. It was amazing to see how a school gymnasium could be transformed in a matter of a few hours from a place where children run and play into a excitedly charged venue for professional musical entertainment. It was incredible how the band involved a school choir made up of grade five and six children and had them believing for one night that they too could be major celebrities one day.
Gord was very personable with the kids and he gave them a great opportunity to ask questions while he signed autographs and gave them words of encouragement. One student proclaimed that she was his biggest fan and Gord humbly accepted her praises; it was evident that maybe a Christmas wish had come true. Whether the children will pursue careers in music remains to be seen, however that evening Gord made them believe that if they tried hard enough, with faith in themselves and God, they just might be able to.
Sacred Heart School Secretary, Wetaskiwin, AB
Thanks again for bringing your group to our school. I found the opportunity
for the students to meet an sing with a recording artist second to none. The
excitement that the students had leading up to the event was well rewarded
with an excellent down home meeting with Gord. Gord is a first class artist
who remembers that community and the youth of today are the building
blocks to our society. By making himself available to the students they were
able to see and meet a role model who remembers what it was like to a be
Lorilee Rheaume, Teacher & Concert Co-ordinator
Glenbow Elementary School
This by far was the best ever! What Gord brought to Glee Club kids, the Cochrane Community and all concert attendees was nothing but outstanding! The combination of a Gord Bamford concert attached to our Gala fundraiser was the most successful one at Glenbow School yet and received tremendous support from the community businesses and surrounding area.
To have a musician of Gord Bamford’s caliber, come and share his love of kids, his passion for music and of course his talent, there are no words! The kids are still talking about this experience! From Gord himself and his down to earth attitude, his OUTSTANDING Crew (Corrine we couldn’t have done this without you) all helped FOG raised incredible funds to enhanceour kids education! With this we thank you and looking forward to next year’s concert as it can only get better from here!
With deepest gratitude,
FOG and Gala Chair
Glenbow Elementary School
The Children of St. Martha’s
It has been a couple of months since you came to our windy city of Lethbridge, Alberta where you turned a traditional gymnasium into a magical music hall, and yet we are still talking about it. We are remembering the student’s faces light up upon meeting you, the smiles and laughter you and your staff shared with ours, the parents in awe of their children and your musical gift. It was a night that students, staff and parents will always remember.
Our gratitude to you for the monetary gift you gave to the school. It was a
special blessing. Thank you for your generosity. On behalf of our staff and school community at The Children of St. Martha’s, I would like
to thank you for your blessing of music and wish you continued success.
School Secretary/Concert Coordinator
Evergreen School, Drayton Valley
My name is Howard McKay, music teacher at Evergreen Elementary School in Drayton Valley, Alberta. In June of 2011 I was contacted by Corrine Szepesi with an offer of participating in the Gord Bamford Country Christmas 2011 tour. Little did I know what a positive impact this would have on our school when I accepted.
When all was said and done, the concert was a huge success and the benefits to the school were significant, both monetarily and with the experience for students and staff. I would highly recommend participating in the 2012 Country Christmas tour if your school is given the opportunity.
Sincerely, Howard McKay
Evergreen School, Drayton Valley, Alberta