MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), is helping to keep music alive in schools across Canada.
Gord Bamford has supported MusiCounts with over $200K, helping us give thousands of kids access to the benefits of music education. MusiCounts is proud to recognize Gord Bamford as the 2019-20 MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award recipient, presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation. Watch to learn more about Gord’s philanthropy.
Through the Gord Bamford Foundation’s generous support of MusiCounts, thousands of children have received access to instruments in their schools. MusiCounts visited D’Arcy McGee Catholic School in Toronto to see the impact of the instruments they received via MusiCounts & the Gord Bamford Foundation in 2016.
Thank you to the Gord Bamford Foundation for your ongoing support of MusiCounts!
MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances or cultural background, have access to a music program through their school MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, Scholarships, and other music education initiatives. We at MusiCounts are tremendously honoured for our incredible and ongoing partnership with Gord and the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation and for the generous donation of $100,000.
In 2014, the three-time JUNO Award nominee sponsored our Teacher of the Year Award and also supported our Band Aid program with a celebration in Edmonton at St. Augustine School. His generosity and desire for giving back is infectious, and we couldn’t be more thankful for his ongoing support of music education through his foundation.
“Gord Bamford is one of the most generous people I’ve ever met. He is the first artist in MusiCounts history that stepped up with a donation of $100,000. This contribution from the Gord Bamford Foundation will impact the lives of thousands of students throughout Alberta and cross Canada by allowing MusiCounts to put more instruments in the hands of kids who need them most.”
Shocked and amazed are some of the many words to describe the reaction of local Winnipeg music teacher Jeff Kula of River East Collegiate (REC) as MusiCounts presented him with the 2014 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award at a surprise assembly. Announced by Allan Reid, Director, MusiCounts, to an auditorium filled with students and faculty, the award was officially presented by 2014 JUNO Award Country Album of the Year nominee, Gord Bamford.
The MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award recognizes the incredible, dedicated and hard-working music teachers in Canada who encourage music education for many young Canadians.
Sponsored by the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation this year, Bamford was on-hand to present the award and additionally announce a generous contribution of $100,000 that will be given to MusiCounts programs over the next three years.
MusiCounts was joined by Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Award-winning artist, Gord Bamfor, as he performed for over 300 students and attendees in the school’s gymnasium. Additionally, Bamford was recognized for this $100,000 contribution to MusiCounts made through the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation. Bamford took the time to visit the music class at St. Augustine School prior to the presentation to see first-hand the impact that contributions like his have on a school music program and its students.