At today’s long-awaited press conference in Montreal, Canada, three members of Simple Plan – Jeff Stinco, Chuck Comeau and Sebastien Lefebvre – alongside the Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre were ready to announce their involvement in a new program that will help make musical instruments more available to the people in the Quebec area.
Thanks to the support of Sun Life Financial who donated $108 860, the “Musical Instrument Lending Library” will soon be available in eight participating libraries in Montreal [details on these 8 libraries can be found here]. The visitors of these libraries (14+ with a library card) will be able to borrow one of over a hundred musical instruments that include guitars, basses, violins, ukuleles, keyboards, drums and xylophones for as long as three consecutive weeks. It will be possible to renew the loan three times if the instrument has not been reserved in the meantime. The organizers of the project also encourage donations of musical instruments for further growth of the lending program.
As a part of their Simple Plan Foundation, one of Simple Plan’s long-term goals has been to support causes that encourage and promote the practice of music as a way to help young people find a passion in life. This involvement is another way of them trying to reach this goal.
Check out more pictures of Chuck, Seb and Jeff presenting this new program with the Mayor of Montreal earlier today in our gallery.