CBC Honours Algonquin College’s 50th Anniversary with Legacy Gift of Steinway Grand Piano


Feb 06, 2017
OTTAWA — Algonquin College is pleased to announce that it is now home to a Steinway grand piano that will bring the gift of music to generations of new musicians.

The piano, a legacy gift from the CBC in honour of the College’s 50th anniversary, will be officially welcomed to the College at an intimate reception this evening in its permanent new home in the Music Industry Arts program in the School of Media, Arts and Design. The program prepares students to work as producers, engineers and professionals in the music industry.

“This Steinway piano is one of a kind and we are so grateful to CBC for this generous donation,” said Algonquin College President Cheryl Jensen. “Not only does it give our Music Industry Arts program a wonderful new tool, but it also gives our students the opportunity to play one of the best instruments in the world.”

The piano, which was previously located at the CBC studios downtown, has been played by Lynn Miles, Royal Wood and Angela Hewitt along with dozens of others.

“CBC is committed to bringing Canadians together around community and local cultural experiences,” said Kelly Dexter, Senior Manager of Resources at CBC Ottawa. “It’s our hope that the Steinway piano will connect and inspire students and faculty at Algonquin College for decades to come.”

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What: A reception (light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served)

When: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Time: 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa

Place: Room N108. Please enter via the N building doors, and follow signage.

Parking: Complimentary in Lots 8 and 9

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/50th-anniversary-legacy-gift-reveal-tickets-31103418161


Media Contacts


Algonquin College

Ruth Dunley, Communications Officer

Public Relations and Communications, Algonquin College

Office: 613-727-4723 ext. 6452

Mobile: 613-406-0970




Rochelle James, Manager

Communications, Marketing and Brand, CBC

Office: 613-288-6004

Mobile: 613-796-5243



About Algonquin College:



The mission of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. Algonquin College, an Ontario public sector community college, does this by offering hands-on, digitally connected, experiential learning in more than 185 programs. Based in the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario.



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