Amanda Banister, Associate Director of Musical Creativity YONA addresses Riverview Rotary.
Dr. Roman Bayrock, Club Youth Services Director introduced Amanda Banister, Associate Director of Musical Creativity at YONA.
“Music has to be recognized as an agent of social development, in the highest sense because it transmits the highest values - solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion. And it has the ability to unite an entire community, and to express sublime feelings.”
– José Antonio Abreu
YONA strives to have a lasting positive community impact by providing free music-centred programming for youth in Northern Alberta’s priority neighbourhoods. YONA’s Program Components include: Nutrition, Instrument Time, Break Time, Musicianship, Choral / Movement, Academics, and Expressive Arts.
Kiphotakaw YONA launched 2018 and has 35 students from grade 4 & 5 and is a part of the Alexander First Nation
Upcoming YONA Event: Road to Joy 2
020 - June 10th. Get your complimentary tickets by calling the Winspear Office our Box Office 780-428-1414 
Carl Simonson, a founder of YONA and former Riverview Club Rotarian, presented a cheque from the Riverview Rotary Club for $2500 to Amanda in support of the YONA program.