Monday, December 12, 2016

In these increasingly volatile times - when violent conflict drives a child from their home every 8 seconds - Chantal Kreviazuk knows that the need for War Child's programs has never been greater. That is why, this holiday season, Chantal is stepping up by donating a priceless, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

"Throughout my life as a singer, there has been one gift that has stood out - an opportunity if you will - and that has been the chance to be a humanitarian," says Chantal. "This year I would like to end on a high note and give a performance in the home of the highest bidder in Canada for War Child! I have seen first-hand their work with children in conflict zones and it has been an inspiration to me for many years. So put together your office or a group of friends and let's celebrate our good fortune by supporting a great cause."

Starting today, Canadians can bid to have Chantal perform a concert in front of an intimate audience in the winner's own home, anywhere in Canada in 2017.  The auction will end at 10:00am EST on December 19th, 2016.  All proceeds will go to support War Child’s work with children in war zones.

Bid here now:   http://www.ebay.ca/itm/152353330514?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

“Chantal is a fierce supporter of War Child, and it is no surprise that at this critical time for the world’s children, she is once again stepping up to help.  She has been a champion for women and children in war for almost two decades and we are honoured by her compassion and commitment.”  – Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child Canada

War Child is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act. More information: www.warchild.ca

Chantal has been an ambassador to War Child for 17 years and one of the organization’s founding artists. Last year, Chantal and husband Raine Maida became members of the Order of Canada, recognizing their efforts to raise awareness and support for numerous causes, including human and animal rights, mental health, education and the environment. She is also a proud supporter of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Polar Bears International, First Nations People, Sick Kids Hospital and Children’s Hospital Foundation in Winnipeg. Last year, Chantal was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Winnipeg, her alma mater.

Earlier this month, Chantal wrapped up a cross-Canada tour in support of her latest album "Hard Sail," her first studio release in six years. More dates will be announced in the new year.

This auction is supported by the innovative charitable hub, Creative Deeds. Creative Deeds is an online platform by Artbound that helps artists and art lovers raise funds for important causes like War Child. Check out the details at www.creativedeeds.org.

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