The Huron Superior Catholic District School Board's Soo Sings for Kids team, Harmonies for Hope, has been crowned the champion of the 2021 virtual event.
The team's 2017 performance garnered top votes from SooToday readers, and Rainbow Camp will receive $3,000 in support as a result.
A news release issued today states that the online 'best of' event resulted in $10,000 being donated to local children's charities.
Event organizers are hopeful that the popular fundraiser will be able to return to its usual live presentation in 2022.
Full text of the news release follows:
Drum roll, please... and the winner is...
Harmonies for Hope! Congratulations to the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board team on winning the 2021 Soo Sings for Kids virtual event!
Your performance from 2017 was spectacular and the votes on SooToday indicate that. Thank you for once again supporting local children’s charities.
Congratulations are also in order for Rainbow Camp. Rainbow Camp will be receiving $3,000 thanks to Harmonies for Hope’s performance.
To our fans, sponsors and supporters, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you to all of you in our generous community for watching our 2021 Soo Sings for Kids virtual show, voting for your favourite teams, and of course donating money to our event and local children’s charities. Because of your continued support, 2021 Soo Sings for Kids teams will donate $10,000 to local children’s charities. The donations are very much needed during the pandemic. Thank you.
To all of our 11 participating teams, your determination to perfect your performances and talent shine through in these videos. Your dedication to Soo Sings is inspiring and we can’t wait to put on a live show (hopefully) in 2022.
All of our teams will be donating money to local children’s charities. The teams, what place they finished in our online poll on SooToday, and their charity of choice are below:
- Second place - Chalk Talk (Central Algoma Secondary School) - Easter Seals $2,000
- Third place - Enchanté (Algoma District School Board) - SAH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit $1,000
- #1-ders (Sault College) - Autism Ontario, SSM $500
- Team Encore (Algoma Public Health) - Women in Crisis Children’s Program $500
- Team Ignite (Thrive) – Thrive Foundation $500
- Collective Voices (City of SSM/DSSMSSAB/Village Media) - Algoma Family Services Foundation $500
- Wicked Pitches (North East LHIN) - ARCH Children’s Program $500
- Singing Strong (YMCA/Gateway Casino) - SSM YMCA Strong Kids $500
- Molécules (French School and Services) - Centre Victoria pour Femme $500
- The Tributes (Arthur Funeral Home) - Jumpstart $500
Before we wrap the 2021 Soo Sings for Kids, the executive committee wants to thank our SooToday for showcasing our dedicated teams and hosting our virtual show. This event does not grow the way it has without you, from all of us, thank you.
To our brilliant emcee, Tim Murphy, you are terrific! Your humour, storytelling and passion for the stage really brings this event together and entertains the audience from beginning to end.
Once again, we cannot wait to see all of you in person again. Fingers crossed that will be in 2022!
Until then, to you and your loved ones, stay safe and stay healthy.