Arts help students reveal character, father says
Arts involvement in youth can help build a better person, says one performing arts dad.
Ron Broda points to examples of successful people such as prominent B.C. businessman Jim Pattison, who is known for his trumpet and piano playing, and the late Jack Layton, former leader of the NDP party, who was known to perform music and songs during gatherings.
“All these successful people in all walks of life have some arts involvement,” Broda said. “The skills the kids learn are transferable in so many areas.”
Christine van Reeuwyk, Peninsula News Review, February 7, 2012