August 10, 2016
What an exciting day for voice students of Visionary College. Young performers from Visionary College donated their time to be part of the recording and video for the new United Way Campaign video. They recorded the audio a few weeks ago, and this week they were at the Alberta Legislature to capture the video footage. It is so awesome to work with Planit Sound on these projects! We can't wait to hear and see the results. The United Way is an incredible organization that is working on breaking the cycle of poverty in the capital region.
- Martha Livingstone
"Poverty is about not being able to make ends meet – and that means more than just a lack of food, shelter and clothing."
"Poverty takes many forms and in most cases results in a loss of self-esteem, identity, privilege, and power. When we talk about poverty, we’re really talking about an absence of more than just money, we’re talking about an absence of support for children from birth to kindergarten, we’re talking about families and individuals not able to maintain independence and financial stability in their homes and lives, and we’re talking about communities unable to find the resources to strengthen well being and the neighbourhoods in which we live."
"For the 120,000 people living in poverty in the Alberta Capital Region, it means so much more than not having enough money. It means devoting more time to just surviving; it can mean forgetting what hope is, living in fear of what might happen today or the next." (reprinted from The United Way of Edmonton website)
These are some photos taken by Karen Sheydwasser at the video shoot.