In 2006, Saint John played host to the Canadian Country Music Awards. The Awards were an outstanding success and a surplus resulted. The Committee entrusted this fund for the benefit of Greater Saint John with the help of the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.
The Saint John Country Music Week Legacy Fund has been established by the committee with music in mind. Earnings from the fund will provide scholarships to graduating local high school students who are pursuing post-secondary studies in music. Earnings will also be directed to music programs in local school districts, to be determined by a committee annually.
The Selection Committee includes members of the original volunteer committee, as well as representatives knowledgeable about music programs in local schools and from the NB Competitive Festival of Music. Annual applications must be submitted by May 31 and can be directed to: The Saint John Country Music Week Legacy Fund Selection Committee, PO Box 27036, Saint John, NB, E2M 5S8.
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