Towa Stewart with piano teacher Shelley Roberts.

Courtenay youth wins music award

Congratulations to Towa Stewart (seen here with piano teacher Shelley Roberts) who received a bronze medal at the 2017 Vancouver International Music Competition.

This inaugural event, marking Canada’s 150th anniversary, included three age groups and categories for piano, stringed instruments and voice.

The Oct. 6 to 8 competition was held at UBC and the gala concert and ceremonies at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Stewart is a French Immersion grade 11 student at Mark Isfeld Secondary School.

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