Our Mission Statement… To use the powerful influence of music to unite people on the common ground of kindness, compassion and love for all life, regardless of age, culture or religion. To inspire human connection and to promote the practice of kindness locally & globally.
The World Kindness Concert celebrates its 12th year by gathering world class performers to celebrate and promote the messages of kindness, compassion, love and peace, and to touch the hearts of people around the world. This is more than just a Concert. This is a Global Movement to eliminate violence, bullying, suicide, cruelty and abuse to our environment. Some of the most inspiring and powerful performing artists will gather at The Centre For Performing Arts in Vancouver, Canada for a one of a kind concert that focuses on the solution to these global issues. It promises to be a most memorable evening where everyone will be touched by a simple and yet most powerful message...Kindness.
In a world where bullying, depression, suicide and violence has reached epidemic proportions, ‘Kindness’ is not just a nice idea or notion….it is critical to the well-being of our world.Too often we under estimate the power of a smile, a touch, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make trees. Let kindness begin today and be contagious to touch each of us in the most meaningful way.
Our Action Plan and Where the funds Go
The hard cost of presenting the World Kindness Concert each year is just over $50,000. This includes the venue rental, sound & lighting equip- ment, technical crew, production team, advertising, printing, musical director, back-up band, filming, video editing, front of house staff, web- site and administrative expenses. Our goal for the 2012 World Kindness Concert is to raise an additional $50,000 to implement the following pre- ventative and educational programs which help to promote and inspire kind and positive action towards self, others and the planet. All of these programs have a strong focus on educating our youth. We feel that by reaching and teaching our young people about the power of kindness, compassion, empathy, forgiveness and social responsibility it will have a long-lasting, positive impact on the future of our world.
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About the Founder
The World Kindness Concert was created 12 years ago by one man, Brock Tully and has become one of the most special musical events in Vancouver ever since. His goal was to promote kindness and help people reconnect to their hearts. In addition to being the Founder of The World Kindness Concert, The Kindness Foundation of Canada, an Author of 8 books, a University Football Coach and an Inspirational Speaker, Brock Tully was also the first man to ride his bicycle around North America three times to promote world kindness. Brock’s courage and dedication has been an inspiration to thousands of people and proves that the positive actions of one individual can change our world. For more information on Brock Tully, please visit: www.brocktully.com
About the Venue
The Centre in Vancouver For Performing Arts (777 Homer St)
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts is regarded as one of the premiere entertainment facilities in the city. Internationally acclaimed architect, Moshe Safdie, created The Centre with the same contemporary vision used in its companion building Library Square. From the spiraling glass cone to the curvilinear marble staircase, white marble floors reflected by the faceted-mirrored walls to the massive arched ceiling, is an architectural kaleidoscope. The Centre is a sight to behold. Visitors will feel a sense of expansive time and space. The Three Level Auditorium offers 1,836 lush purple velvet seats with uncompromising sightlines and impeccable acoustics