A Vice-Chair Announcement
After devotedly serving on the OrKidstra Board of Directors for almost three years, Sharon Rusu has recently announced her resignation as Vice-Chair of the organization for professional and family reasons. Long-time OrKidstra Board Member Salim Charabati will be stepping in as Interim Vice-Chair.
As she leaves the Board, Sharon continues to support OrKidstra’s work in the community. “It is with sadness that I leave OrKidstra,” she says. “I strongly support OrKidstra’s principles and practice to bring the joy of music to enhance the lives and development of kids from under-served communities in Ottawa. This last year has indeed demonstrated what can be achieved. As programmes went online, OrKidstra moved into the big leagues of a global presence. This is not adieu but ‘au revoir’ as I will be ever-committed to following developments and promoting OrKidstra in all areas of my professional and social endeavor.”
OrKidstra is pleased that long-time Board Member Salim Charabati will be stepping in as Interim Vice-Chair.
“Now more than ever, OrKidstra remains committed to harnessing change and broadening possibilities for our students as the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact our communities profoundly,” he said. “As a member of OrKidstra’s Board since 2016, I am honoured to be stepping in as Interim Vice-Chair and excited to work closely with OrKidstra Chair Mark Sutcliffe, CEO & Artistic Director Tina Fedeski, MSM, and our Executive Committee during such transformative times.”
OrKidstra is a charitable social development program that empowers kids from under-served areas of Ottawa by teaching life skills through playing and singing music together. In 2021, OrKidstra continues reaching kids through OrKidstra @ Home online programming. Learn more on OrKidstra’s website at orkidstra.ca.