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15th Annual Fundraising Gala

By: Overture with the Arts

15th Annual Fundraising Gala

By: Overture with the Arts

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When
April 27, 2024 5:30 PM EDT to 10:30 PM EDT
Where
Olympia Reception Hall
3855-B Boulevard Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC  H9G 1X2

OWTA 15th Annual Fundraising Gala

Overture with the Arts is back with our 15th fundraising gala, our crystal anniversary. Join us April 27th, 2024 for an evening of delicious food, amazing entertainment.


Help Overture with the Arts create and maintain free and low-cost art programs for our local community!


OWTA is pleased to offer the following Hearing Accessibility measures: FM systems with headphones or NeckLoop, open captions, & priority seating.


We can not wait to see you there!

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Gala Chairperson, NISHA KIM

Introducing Nisha Kim, Chair of the Overture with the Arts Crystal Ball Gala. She has served as a representative for the Montreal Children's Hospital, proudly holding the title of President of Honour at their 24th annual golf tournament in 2020. Currently, Nisha is involved in raising funds for Fondation de l'Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, showcasing the limitless potential of the community, as well as for Montreal’s Mères avec Pouvoir. Nisha’s guiding principle revolves around fostering fitness and wellness within communities and organizations, balancing corporate responsibilities while maintaining a philanthropic commitment to giving back. 
“Being the representative for Overture with the Arts and serving as the Chair of the 15th Annual Fundraising Gala is a source of immense pride and honour. It allows me to acknowledge and celebrate an organization that has a profound impact by delivering arts education programs for youth from diverse backgrounds.” - Nisha Kim


Live Music, Featuring:

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DJ Blaster

Part DJ, part MC; Blaster is known for rocking clubs, weddings, coporate & private gigs, school functions and radio stations. He combines the hottest club hits, exclusive remixes and both old & new school favorites. Add to this his unique MC skills and you can’t help but get into the vibe. Blaster is one of the most popular touring DJs in Quebec, and has toured across Canada & The U.S.

He currently holds club residencies in Montreal (Blue Dog, Palme, TRH bar, ). He is Also the Resident Dj for the Montreal Alliance Basketball team. Blaster has had shows on several radio stations, including CKUT (Ill Groove Garden), K103 (Heavy Hitters), Virgin Radio (The Club Mix Live To Air), and is part of the Core DJ network in the US.

He has DJed for over twenty years and in that time worked with such artists as Rihanna, Busta Rhymes, Ice Cube, Method Man, Dax, Red Man, Big Daddy Kane, Juelz Santana,Big Krit, Cypress Hill, Dead Prez, KRS ONE, MGK, Cypress Hill, Peter Gunz, Gyptian, Alkaline, Bunji Garlin, Onyx, Beat Nuts, Raekwon, Slick Rick, Ab-Soul as well as Canadian artists like Maestro Fresh West, Classified, Choclair, Mad Child, Merkilus, Imposs and M.O. Musically he can play anything, and play it good, including Top 40, Hip Hop, Rnb, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Rock & etc.

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Shaharah

Montreal based R&B singer/songwriter Shaharah continues to bring a rare blend of talent, experience and tenacity to both her music, and the business aspects of her career. She has released 3 studio albums, and has gained momentum on Top 40, Hot AC and AC formats, and has also had her music videos featured on MuchMusic, then in rotation on both MuchMore and MuchVibe. She was a finalist on La Voix in 2015, and currently performs for over 150 events per year with her band. On record and as a live performer Shaharah delivers the goods with straightforward skill and refreshing intimacy – a seamless blend of modern pop and classic R&B sensibilities. All with an undeniable 'girl next door' quality that's simultaneously seductive and playful, but speaks not so much of innocence, but of the experience and confidence she's gained over years as a performer.

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Fatima Wilson

Introduced to the Steelpan at the age of 5 by father Dr. Salah Wilson, Fatima started performing alongside her 5 siblings, and were known as Salah and Family Steelpan Workshop. Her vision is one just like her father's as she continues to teach the steelpan as an extra curricular program through the English Montreal School Board, growing the steelpan movement in Montreal, where it becomes a recognized credited program. 

Fatima attended McGill Schulich Conservatory, today, she is the coordinator for the steelpan program for over 300 students within the E.M.S.B., while also working towards a degree in education at Concordia University

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Billie Du Page

Billie du Page's pop offering is an anthem to the freedom of being oneself unabashedly. 


Her strikingly powerful voice, innate sense for ear-catching melodies, and the vulnerable sincerity of her lyrics are what define Billie du Page’s artistic identity.


She's known it since she was little; she needs to write songs, she needs to sing. At the age of four, Billie picked up the piano and hasn’t let go since. Through her teenage years, Billie has drawn inspiration from artists like Lana Del Rey, Charlotte Cardin, Pomme, and Angèle, which has given her the courage to sing about her own experiences in her own words.


At just 19 years old, this French-Canadian offers up sugary, feminist pop that is self-assured and unapologetic. Billie tugs at our heartstrings with her moody ballads about heartbreak as deftly as she makes us dance with her brazen hits.


Billie has audaciously opted to hold the reins of her own career and create her own record label to self-release, supported by her management team at Opak (Patrick Watson, Aliocha Schneider, Elisapie).

Organized by
Overture with the Arts
Overture with the Arts (OWTA) is a non-profit organization based in Montreal, offering a wide variety of free and low-cost programs in arts, culture, and diversity. We not only give our students the resources to excel in the arts but to also have a voice in their community through leadership, volunteerism, community involvement, and more. Using the arts as a vehicle for education, OWTA incorporates multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary elements to foster an environment of learning, sharing, and, of course, fun! Drawing on the passion and talents of our team of facilitators, OWTA provides engaging workshops, guest speaker sessions, industry mentorships, and performance showcases.
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