Being a part of OrKidstra, a non-profit youth music program that empowers kids and builds community, has been a huge part of my heart and my life these last 6 years. With Tina Fedeski, Gary McMillan, amazing teachers, and an incredible Board of Directors, the Leading Note Foundation has flourished in leaps and bounds. It is bringing music back into the public school system in Ottawa this year, in 3 schools as a pilot project, and the satellite program at York St. Public School has been going strong the last four years! I can’t say enough about the children and youth that come together every week to immerse themselves in music and to help one another. Working with the kids of the OrKidstra every week is a highlight of my week and watching the bonds form as we all work together to create beautiful music and beautiful people is simply inspirational. Check out www.orkidstra.ca and Kickass Canadians!