Dear Friends of Halifax Regional Arts (West),

I am writing about an exciting opportunity to support Halifax Regional Arts (West) (former known as Halifax All-City Music) and the Fine Arts Parents Association.

As you may be aware, Halifax Regional Arts (West)provides free weekly programming to students Grades 4-12 in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Through Halifax Regional Arts (West), students have the opportunity to participate in strings instruction (starting in Grade 4), various choral groups, string ensembles, jazz bands and symphony orchestra. Our programs serve more than 2000 students a year and are dependent on the exceptional standard of instruction provided by the music teachers who head each program. Many of our graduates go on to pursue fields of study and/or careers related to music, and most develop a life-long passion for keeping music in their lives. Every student benefits from this collaborative, creative experience.

To have such high calibre programming as a cultural underpinning of the Halifax community is truly unique. That this programming is available without financial barriers through a network of public schools is a rare and remarkable achievement which must be preserved.

The Fine Arts Parents Association (FAPA) exists solely for the purpose of advocacy and support for Halifax’s Regional Arts (West) Music Program. Our parent volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources. FAPA’s largest annual fundraiser, “Winterlude” will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2020 in the McInnes Room at Dalhousie University.

Winterlude profits are made, in part, through our well regarded Silent Auction. We are asking if you would consider donating merchandise or a gift card from your business to help with this fund-raising effort. If you have any questions, or would like to offer a more significant sponsorship, you may contact me at Thank you for taking the time to consider this opportunity to lend your organization’s name to such an important cause.

Best wishes,

Connie Roney,

FAPA Co-Chair