Choral risers for the Deerwood School music program are a step closer to reality, thanks to United Steelworkers Local 6166.
A $250 cheque was presented to the school by steelworkers president Les Ellsworth, who will be stepping down later this year.
Peter Frigo, a music teacher at Deerwood School, said that the risers will give their choir members a chance to shine.
He added that it will help their sound project further, which would reduce the need for microphones.
The school still has around $4000 to go before they can purchase the risers, but are putting in applications to places like the Thompson Community Foundation in hopes of getting more local support.
Photo courtesy of Thompson Citizen, Kyle Darbyson.