May 27, 2015 - 8:27 AM
PENTICTON - Canadian recording artist Robb Nash and his band are performing in a number of South Okanagan schools on May 27 to 28, speaking to students about hope and purpose through a unique and engaging rock concert experience. This school tour has been made possible by the invitation and generosity of the local Crime Stoppers chapter.
The Robb Nash Project engages young people through the power of music and story, encouraging them to make positive life choices and lead lives of significance and purpose. Students report life changing breakthrough moments after Nash's presentations.
Following a life-threatening accident as a teenager, Nash, lead singer and voice of the Robb Nash Project, experienced anger, self-doubt and depression. After working through these issues and recovering from significant physical injuries, the highly acclaimed musician found his passion: connecting to young people through rock music and meaningful lyrics.
Through personal stories, song and video, Nash sensitively deals with serious issues including drug and alcohol addiction, bullying, self-harm, depression and suicide. He inspires youth to stay hopeful, recognize their unique strengths and make positive choices.
“I’ve spoken to thousands of young people across Canada and so many are missing out on their destinies. The issues they’re dealing with are consistent, and I knew I could use my influence and my music to help,” Nash says. “I went through a severely traumatic experience before I realized how important each day and each decision is. I don’t want them to have to find out the same way.”
The Robb Nash Project brings their presentation to more than 200 schools through 150 shows each year. There are no fees charged for the school presentations. The project is funded through the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
Nash has also been recognized for his outstanding service to youth in Canada by The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health.
Nash is the recipient of the 2014 Individual Champion of Mental Health Award, which was presented in Ottawa on May 5.
Nash comes to Penticton’s Skaha Lake Middle School at 9 a.m. May 27. He’ll be at Penticton High School at 1:45 p.m. May 27, and will also appear at Osoyoos Secondary School on May 28 at 8:45 a.m., and at South Okanagan Secondary School on May 28 at 12:45 p.m.
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