Lieutenant Governor to present Sing Me A Song award to The Gardens Choir in Qualicum Beach

For Immediate Release

July 9, 2018

Office of the Lieutenant Governor


VICTORIA – The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will present The Gardens Choir in Qualicum Beach with their award for winning the open category for this year’s Sing Me A Song program.

Media are invited to the presentation and to watch the group sing their winning song, A Proud Canadian Province. The video the choir submitted to enter the program is available here:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
2 p.m.

The Gardens at Qualicum Beach
650 Berwick Rd. North
Qualicum Beach

Judith Guichon, 29th lieutenant governor of British Columbia, launched Sing Me A Song to promote music and community spirit throughout the province in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017.

For 2018, musical groups of all ages and genres were invited to write and sing an original song in the lead up to 2021, the 150th anniversary of British Columbia’s entry into the Confederation. Groups are encouraged to write a song about what British Columbia means to them or their community.

Entries were scored on musicality, spirit and originality by a panel of musicians:

* Louise Rose, piano and voice teacher at The Chwyl School of Contemporary Music at The Victoria Conservatory of Music, member of The Great American Song Book Trio

* Maureen Archambault, musical director of the a cappella choir Bel Canto

* Heather Pawsey, opera singer and artistic director of Astrolabe Musik Theatre

* Brian Wismath, music director of Vox Humana Chamber Choir, Linden Singers of Victoria, Victoria Choral Society and Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale

For more information on the program, visit:


Rachel Rilkoff
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
[email protected]
250 356-9499