Ria Mae Review
Friday November 15, 2019
On behalf of the Community Living Victoria Foundation, I would like to extend our thanks to you for sponsoring our 13th annual Concert for Hope Help Home. This fundraising concert raises money to support people and families with intellectual disabilities in Greater Victoria.
Thanks to your sponsorship we were able to promote Community Living Victoria, build upon our valued sponsor/donor relations and raise $74,000. This will be directed to enhancing the programs and services for individuals supported by Community Living Victoria.
To date these concerts have raised $767,000. This year’s concert showcased a Canadian “one to watch”, we hope you enjoyed. Thank you so much for supporting such a worthwhile cause. You can read the Event Review package here with all the details.
President, the Foundation
About Ria Mae
Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae hits the road with her Stars Tour beginning November 14 in Vancouver, BC in support of her highly anticipated StarsEP and new single, “Too Close”, featuring Dan Talevski and coming out in October.
The EP Stars serves as a follow-up to the JUNO Award nominated pop album, My Love. The EP’s first single “Bend,” released summer 2017, became an instant hit skyrocketing to the top of the CBC Radio 2 charts for four weeks. Shortly thereafter it catapulted up the Canadian radio charts reaching Top 5 at Hot AC, Top 10 at AC, and Top 15 CHR radio. Together with its Platinum-certified debut “Bend” and follow-up “Red Light,” My Love garnered over 12 million combined worldwide streams. The EP was produced by Adam King at Canterbury Studios in Toronto, mixed by Grammy® Award-winning Engineer Joe Visciano, and mastered by Stuart Hawkes. It features several notable collaborators including: Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), Joel Stouffer, Serena Ryder, and Dylan Guthro (Port Cities).
Ria’s self-titled major label debut, released in 2016, features the Platinum-selling “Clothes Off” and the anthemic “Ooh Love” (certified Gold). The critically acclaimed album garnered multiple award nominations including ‘Single of the Year’ at the 2016 JUNO Awards and ‘Best New Canadian Artist’ at the iHeart Radio MMVAs.
Ria has toured Europe with Tegan & Sara, North America with Dido, and Canada with Scott Helman. She has performed with Elle King, Xavier Rudd, Shawn Hook, Family of the Year, Francesco Yates, Coleman Hell and more. To date, Ria’s music has been streamed over 60 million times worldwide.