Lixar is driven to inspire healthy living, motivation, and positive mentorship within the company and community. Connecting with Lixar's healthy living ambassador, Madison MacKenzie, certainly lends a spark of encouragement for us to set goals, have purpose, and inspire others in the process. Our collective mind and body practice is to find our own balance and level of healthy living, everyday. We appreciate Maddy’s guidance now more than ever. If you wish to help Maddy reach her sprint kayaking goals, please visit Maddy MacKenzie’s website.
Polaris Music Residency
At Lixar, we love all genres of music and we appreciate and value music, immensely. We’ve supported Canadian music and music festivals for many, many years, and have even presented 100s of bands. We understand how important music is to all of us - it really is our universal language.
In 2017, we started supporting the Polaris music prize. Last year, we partnered with Calgary’s National Music Centre to create a Polaris + Lixar + National Music Centre Residency. Tanika Charles was the recipient of the 2019 award. Upbeat and soulful, this artist emulated absolute music Joy. We were honoured to help Tanika create a vinyl recording. Tanika was also kind enough to perform at the Boys and Girls Club for the kids.
“The pandemic reminded us how much we need music — but it also reminded us of its essential role in our culture and in the health of our mind, body and soul.”
The Polaris Prize gives longlist and shortlisted artists, from coast to coast, the ability to be recognized and discovered on a National and International stage. Lixar is honoured to work once again with the Polaris Prize to create the 2020 Music Residency Award to support an artist in the creation of their work.