May 10, 2023
Get Loud in Support of Mental Health!
While the opening of The Summit is an incredible step forward in wellness for families, the urgent need for specialized mental health support for young people is growing. We are grateful to have partners like CRESCENDO committed to continuing to help Build Them Up.
CRESCENDO is a dynamic evening of high-energy musical performances and powerful storytelling, featuring some of the province’s top vocalists and musicians. Presented this year by Safeway, CRESCENDO returns on June 17 at Arts Commons Jack Singer Concert Hall, featuring a full orchestra, choir, band and soloists. It’s the vision of Alberta’s own immensely talented John Cameron, whose passion for supporting families in our community is the driving force behind this spectacular show.
“I have first-hand experience with mental health challenges. It is why I started CRESCENDO, a powerful platform to entertain, explain and raise awareness around mental health. It is my greatest joy to share the talents of hundreds of Albertans, sing our way into the hearts of the audience and speak about a very important subject.”
– John Cameron
Captivating testimony underscores the importance of efforts to support mental health research and resources. Taylor Poulter bravely shared her mental health journey at CRESCENDO 2022. She began suffering from severe anxiety and depression when she was just 10 years old. Now 22, she continues telling her story to shed light on the struggles that so many young people face and help make a positive difference for others.
“Even though I was nervous to speak in front of hundreds of people, I took comfort in knowing I was in a room full of people who genuinely cared,” says Poulter. “Everyone was there for a reason beyond the fantastic music and show they got to see – they were also there to support mental health initiatives and that made me feel so encouraged and supported.”
Get your tickets! With electrifying performances of classic pop and rock hits, you are sure to be out of your seat, singing and dancing along to the music of Neil Diamond, Prince, Eagles, P!NK, Belinda Carlisle, The Beatles and more.