“We Are The Change”
16 Apr 2011 1 Comment
So say the Rotary Interact Clubs of Miramichi Valley and James M. Hill high schools and they used this as a title for the benefit event they organized and held Thursday April 14 to raise money and awareness to support the recovery process in Japan, following that country’s recent devastating events. The well attended concert program, put together through a joint effort between the two city schools, included performance by students and members of the Miramichi community as well as informative student presentations on earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear energy power station disasters. Towards the end of the evening Miramichi resident Miwako Ikeda gave a short talk on the effects of the disaster is having on her native Japan as did fellow Japanese Kozue Uchiyama who also sang and played the piano beautifully. She followed this by singing the Japanese national anthem. The student lead project raised over $10,000 for Japanese disaster relief through donations, silent auction, bake sale and lucky draw which were held in conjunction with the concert.