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Burnaby teen aims to bring joy to seniors with birthday serenades

October 31, 2021

That was 14-year-old James Thom's motivation to launch Your Birthday Singers, he says. The project brings together volunteers once a month on Zoom to sing Happy Birthday to seniors living in B.C. care homes.

Thom, speaking to Stephen Quinn, host of CBC's The Early Edition, said the idea to brighten seniors' birthdays came to him last fall while the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing.


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