The Simple Plan Foundation, which has supported Portage for many years, recently donated $5,000 to the Portage substance abuse rehabilitation centre in Prévost to purchase new musical instruments for the youth in treatment.
Portage’s music room is now fully equipped, with four new guitars and new drum equipment, purchased at significantly reduced prices at Steve’s Music Store.
For the many talented musicians among the residents, being able to play music during a school break or on their free time helps them to focus on their rehabilitation, and gives them the chance to experience the therapeutic value of music.
Portage Prévost residents participate in talent shows at the centre every few months, which provide them the opportunity to showcase their talent, to step out of their comfort zone, and to build up their self-confidence. With Simple Plan’s donation, Portage was able to purchase new sound equipment for these shows as well.
Portage would like to thank the Simple Plan Foundation and Steve’s Music Store for helping to make this possible.