Shania Twain’s impact on Edmonton to linger long after her two-date stop in the city

Proceeds from the 50/50 at Shania Twain’s show to go toward Shania Kids Can.

StarMetro Edmonton
By Catherine Griwkowsky
May 9, 2018

EDMONTON — Country music superstar Shania Twain will be at Rogers Place for two evenings, but her impact will stay in the community for years to come.

During her May 9 and 10 stops at Rogers Place in Edmonton, 50/50 tickets will be sold in support of the Shania Kids Can Foundation, an organization supporting underprivileged elementary students with support, training, fresh food and a safe place in the Shania Club House.

Sandy MacNevin, managing director of the Shania Kids Can Foundation, said in an interview on Wednesday that money raised will stay in the community.

“We’re hoping to keep the funds in Edmonton proper and open an SKC clubhouse in the Edmonton area in the coming year,” MacNevin said.

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will split proceeds of the 50/50 with the SKC.

The SKC Foundation provides school boards with three years of funding, while the program leader and school community raise funds to provide sustainability in the long term.

As an example of the support they offer, last week the SKC Foundation bought two kids glasses, MacNevin said.

The cost of the program is anywhere from $50,000 to $75,000 per year.