What an amazing concert at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts last Wednesday – Chantal Kreviazuk. The Winnipeg native and Juno-award winner wowed a full house with hit after hit.
Chantal broke onto the music scene with her first album Under These Rocks and Stones in 1996 which went double platinum in Canada and sold 100,000 albums in the U.S. Album sales were fueled primarily by her wildly popular singles Surrounded and God Made Me. The following year Chantal received a Juno nomination as Best New Artist. Three years later, she won two Juno awards for Best Adult/Pop Album and Best Female Artist. In addition to being one of Canada’s best known singers-songwriters, Chantal has written songs for other top artists and has appeared on the soundtracks for numerous films and television shows such as the blockbuster film Armageddon and TV’s Dawson’s Creek and Providence.
On Wednesday, an Oakville audience was treated to a spectacular performance by this major Canadian star through The Dan Cooper Concert Series. The OCPA is one of the great organizations that I support as part of my philosophy for giving back to the community. Philanthropy is not simply about giving to charitable organizations that provide care and opportunities to the less fortunate in our midst, but to also support culture and the arts for the entire community. Culture and arts are important elements in the cultural fabric of a community.
Live performances, dance and music feed the minds and souls of its citizens and that is critical for a well-balanced and culturally rich community. One of the most active and influential organizations in our town is the OCPA. The Centre has been providing an important stage for local theatre and concerts and professional performances by artists from across Canada and around the world since 1977. The Mission of the Centre is to provide Oakville residents with a place to learn about themselves and the world around them through dance, music, storytelling and theatre.
I’m proud to be associated with this wonderful organization by bringing a number of top shows and performances each year through The Dan Cooper Concert Series. The desire by The Dan Cooper Team to provide support for the arts is a testament to our commitment to give back to the community in which we work and live. We are not simply in the business of selling properties and helping buyers find homes. We are an integral part of this terrific community.
We are your neighbour, our children go to school here and we shop in the same grocery stores. This is our community and The Dan Cooper Team is proud to play a part in shaping its character and its success. We are involved in a number of good causes in Oakville, and our support for the Oakville Centre is just one more example of our commitment to help build a better community.
The Concert Series is also a chance for me to say thank you to the families who have bought and sold homes through my Brokerage. I purchase a substantial block of tickets for every performance in The Dan Cooper Concert Series so I can thank those who have supported me. It’s one of those little perks that make dealing with The Dan Cooper Team fun and rewarding.
Unlike so many agencies that move on after the business has been done, The Dan Cooper Team displays its gratitude every chance we can. We don’t take our clients for granted. You are important to us and we are truly happy to invite you to concerts such as Chantal Kreviazuk.
Check out the OCPA website for more under The Dan Cooper Concert Series. We have more exciting performances coming your way.