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Vancouver Concerts Inspire EwB Giving

Nearly 100 guests joined Ruth and Cecil Hershler, Co-Founders of Education without Borders (EwB) for two evenings of music hosted at their home last month. The two concerts raised over $4,400 for EwB programs, which will help students get the educational support they need.

Darlene Cooper, Jane Mortifee and Bill Sample
Darlene Cooper, Jane Mortifee and Bill Sample

The concerts featured soulful ballads and popular songs by Jane Mortifee, a well known, and exceptional Vancouver singer, actor and author who has been performing on stage, film, and television, as well as singing in clubs and musical venues for the past 40 years. Jane was joined by Bill Sample, her long time musical director, pianist and fellow inductee into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. Bill’s career ranges from composing original scores for award winning films and tv shows, to being musical director for David Foster and countless other musicians. Darlene Cooper provided back up vocals - a jazz and soul singer, a composer, arranger, conductor in her own right, and choral director for the Marcus Mosely Chorale.

At the event, Cecil Hershler shared the impact of EwB programs in South Africa, as well as an inspiring story from Ruth and Cecil’s recent trip to EwB programs in South Africa. As they were leaving to return to Canada, the EwB team prepared a wonderful send off by making a poster stating “We are fully invested in your Legacy”. Humbled, and grateful, Cecil explained to concert guests how the sentiment works both ways – EwB is fully invested in the legacy of all EwB learners, staff and tutors. It’s with support from our donors, staff and volunteers that EwB can support disadvantaged and at-risk children, and invest in their futures.

Cecil Hershler



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