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Our Collaborative Arts Story

Catherine & her son, Ryan, started

CR Collaborative Arts

as therapy.


 Catherine’s Story

After Catherine broke her fingers, her doctors encouraged her to do activities to strengthen her fingers. Since Catherine is a professional musician,  playing flute was definitely part of the therapy, but crocheting became a very passionate craft that was “quiet” and very relaxing.  The products were a bonus.

Catherine decided to share the products with you. Catherine's music has always been a part of her life. CR Collaborative Arts is bringing all of her professions together in one place. 


Ryan’s story is quite different.

In 2019, Ryan was diagnosed with PTSD in association with his job as a paramedic.  It was a very challenging struggle that is ongoing to this day.  When he was receiving care at a treatment facility, it was suggested that he use his musical, artistic & creative skills as therapy. 

Ryan has experimented with all different skills and techniques.


In 2022, Ryan was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Although this has changed his life significantly, he has been able to turn to music and his creative arts as therapy. 


Music, Crocheting & Creative Arts

have helped us both through the tough times.

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Enchorus Children's Choir 

Enchorus Children's Choir started in October 2012 by director,  Catherine Richardson, at the request of the Burlington Concert Band. The intent was to sing  for the concert and then disband, but the choir members wanted to  continue. This year, Enchorus celebrates 10 years of wonderful,  musical experiences and outstanding, long-lasting friendships.


The members of the choir are amazing young people in Grade 2 to 12, who come from the Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton area. They are all  passionate about singing, and love to bring joy to the audiences who hear them.


Since 2012, they have performed in six performances with the Burlington Concert Band, and have shared concerts with the Halton Regional Police Chorus, Tempus Choral Society, Burlington Civic Chorale, Circle of Harmony, Burlington Welsh Male Chorus, and at many community events, including singing at a Marlies hockey game in Toronto. This season, Enchorus sang at the Aldershot Tree Lighting, the Candlelit Stroll held in downtown Burlington, and celebrated their 10th anniversary by singing with the Burlington Concert Band at a very exciting and energizing concert on December 2, 2022. Enchorus also collaborated with the Burlington Welsh Ladies Chorus for a fundraising concert in Hamilton for the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti on December 11, 2022.  

The choir recently had the honour of recording the music of local composer, Jana Skarecky entitled WE LOVE THIS COUNTRY. What an honour it was to work directly with the composer. It was a great experience for the choir.

If you know anyone who loves to sing and is in Grade 2

up to the end of high school,

we'd be happy to chat with you about joining Enchorus.


  • November 18 - Aldershot Tree Lighting and Craft Show 

  • November 25 - Two performances with the Circle of Harmony at ClearView Christian Reformed Church (1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.) 

  • December 2 - Concert with Vocal Point Choir in Hamilton (4:00 p.m.) Laidlaw United Church in Hamilton

Variante Harp & Flute Duo 
Est. 1992

Nathalie Younglai - harp                   

Catherine Richardson - flute                      

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Don Banks Music Awards 


It is my honour to chair the

Don Banks Music Awards (DBMA) Committee .  


The DBMA is sponsored and hosted by

Islington United Church. 

Please check out the website below

for more details.

or email at

Colorful Pens

 Ryan Richardson 

Artist & Creator

Stay tuned for a link to

Ryan's creations! 

Colorful yarn
Colorful yarn

Catherine's Crochet

  • You may order scarves, hats, lap blankets, ponchos, baby sweaters, children's sweaters or any other item you'd like.

  • Please contact Catherine to see what is in already in stock. 

  • Inquire about the items you would like to order.

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