Petition update

Edmonton Public Schools Music Enrichment Program - thanks for your support!

Lian Chang
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Jul 20, 2014 — Dear all:

Thank you for signing the petition last spring in support of Edmonton Public Schools' Music Enrichment Program. We had over 3700 signatures and your support was crucial in helping parents, students, and educators make their case. You may have heard that although the school board will no longer be providing funding, an agreement has been reached to allow string lessons and orchestras to continue, with the all-volunteer Edmonton String Players Association working hard to keep the program affordable and alive. Thank you!

Because many who signed are alumni and/or local supporters of music and education, we're sending this email in order to identify and build a community of people who may wish to support the program by sharing time and energy, donating funds, attending concerts, or just by keeping up to date with our news.

If this does not apply to you, don't worry--we will not email you again. However, if you would like to stay in touch, you can visit the Edmonton String Players Association website ( to catch up on our news. At the website, you'll find a survey (, which we hope you will use to share your contact information with us and tell us how you might want to get involved.

Even if you're not able to volunteer at this time, please take a moment to complete the survey. As we will NOT be emailing our entire list of petition signers again, completing the survey now is the best way for us to connect.

Thank you!

Carolyn Dagenais (Edmonton String Players Association President)

with Lian Chang (petition founder and Music Enrichment Program alumna, 1987-1997)

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