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Champions For Change Feature CNN Anchors And Correspondents Connecting With People Who Are Making A Positive Difference In This World


I thought I would share a special programming event which will be featured on CNN on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00 PM.

If you are a parent, grandparent or guardian searching for positive reinforcement for all that is good and decent in the world, one which you can share with your child or grandchild, then look no further. This program has it all.

Hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Champions For Change travels the globe, highlighting CNN Journalists and their special causes and issues, connecting them with people who have truly made a difference in the lives of so many.

Previews were aired throughout the week, but Saturday’s program brings all of the personal journeys together in a one-hour special. It is a truly magical viewing experience and everyone, young and old, will gain incredible perspective into the dedication and fortitude of global volunteers.

I was particularly touched by Anderson Cooper’s visit to Haiti. He has an extraordinary ability to embed himself into the lives of the people he is interviewing. It is a special, God-given gift mingled with an insatiable sense of wonder and appreciation of all that is good and precious in this world.

However, congratulations to all the journalists and producers on embarking on such a beautiful and heartwarming journey.

Also, as a side note to all the Carrie Underwood fans: her single, “Champion” has been featured in the promo video. Check it out below:

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

2 Responses to “Champions For Change Feature CNN Anchors And Correspondents Connecting With People Who Are Making A Positive Difference In This World”

  1. The Champion is a great song and great choice. She also won a Hero award from Disney Studio. Plus her and Ludacris already went gold with the song. More pop stars should reach out to Carrie to sing with. She is a ratings draw… Amazing talent. What a blessed individual.

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  2. Another thing coming up on CNN is the 2000s, beginning July 8.

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