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Building Community Through Music Education

Published Tuesday, June 2, 2015

VeriForm – Building Community Through Music Education

Paul Rak, owner of VeriForm Inc. in Cambridge at the Entergrus Power Play symposium at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham, Ontario.

Paul Rak, owner of VeriForm Inc. in Cambridge at the Entergrus Power Play symposium at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham, Ontario.

There is always more to business than just supply and demand. At VeriForm, owner Paul Rak donated $2,500 to the Suzuki String School of Guelph to help sponsor children of families that cannot afford music education.

The generous gift was first awarded to Paul by the Chatham-Kent Sustainability Event at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham, Ontario. Paul was invited to the event to explain how he was able to grow the size of his fabricating plant by 145% while reducing his monthly energy costs by 58% in just under a decade. A great triumph none the less, but the main focus is Paul’s dedication, not only to his business, but to the community that he is a part of. He immediately knew that the $2,500 award could help the community as a whole.

Paul’s $2,500 donation to the Suzuki String School of Guelph will:

  • Give a child 1 full year of private and group lessons with the aim that the child continues until they graduate
  • Provide life skills to the child that helps them into adulthood to be a well-rounded and whole individual with good roots in our community
  • Provide many opportunities for the child’s family to participate in the local community through dozens of events the Suzuki String School of Guelph hosts each year
  • Specifically the program is focused at low-income neighbourhood schools and also towards new Canadians

Think about all the moments in life where you achieved an advantage, whether through a friend, family member, or even just a casual acquaintance. Someone helped to give you an opportunity that changed your life.

Continue reading about Paul’s sustainability and energy consumption initiatives.