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Chantal Kreviazuk Concert Proceeds to Establish “Opportunity Fund”

Chantal Kreviazuk

Chantal Kreviazuk (Class of ’90)

University of Winnipeg Collegiate graduate and award winning singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk (Class of ’90) today announced she will donate the proceeds from her upcoming concert appearance in Winnipeg to launch a new multi-million dollar “Opportunity Fund” at The University of Winnipeg. Known for her longstanding humanitarian commitment and belief in the power of education, Ms. Kreviazuk’s generous donation will help to support Aboriginal, New Canadian, and other students under-represented at Canadian universities.

University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy thanked Kreviazuk for her generosity towards the University and the Collegiate. “This donation not only demonstrates Ms. Kreviazuk’s dedication to her alma mater, but it also shows her deep commitment to making education accessible to everyone in society, particularly disadvantaged students,” said Axworthy. “The new fund will open up new opportunities for students who until now could only dream of getting an education – youth from inner-city neighbourhoods, Aboriginal students, and young people from war-affected nations and refugee populations.”

Kreviazuk is currently on a national tour promoting her new album, Ghost Stories. Raine Maida, lead singer of the band Our Lady Peace and Kreviazuk’s husband, will also perform.

The details of her performance in Winnipeg are:

Monday, February 19, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Centennial Concert Hall
555 Main Street, Winnipeg

Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, December 8, 2006. Prices are $42.50.

To further support this fundraiser, a limited number of VIP seats will be available for $100.00 which includes access to a pre-concert reception and a tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price.

Kreviazuk’s concert will kick off Human Rights Action Week at The University of Winnipeg culminating in the Human Rights and Social Justice Conference from February 23 to 25, 2007, organized by UWinnipeg’s Global College. The conference will be an international forum focusing on the rights of war-affected children, women and gender, and indigenous peoples. For more information on how to register for the conference, visit

The concert will also be one of the high profile events in 2007 celebrating 40 years since United College became The University of Winnipeg. A major homecoming event is planned from September 13 to 16, 2007. Watch our web site for further information on this and other celebrations.

Located in the heart of downtown, The University of Winnipeg is a compact, diverse, multicultural academic community committed to access and excellence. Home to more than 9,200 full- and part-time students, UWinnipeg has been ranked by our graduates in the Top Ten of all Canadian universities when asked about their “Entire Educational Experience” (Maclean’s Graduate Survey, June 2006). The Globe & Mail 2006 Report Card gives The University of Winnipeg an overall ‘A’ grade in the areas of quality of education, teaching quality, class sizes, faculty-student interaction, and the availability of faculty outside classroom hours.

Ilana Simon, Communications Officer, University of Winnipeg
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