Thank you for Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

HeartWood celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a night of youth-led performances, auctions, and last, but not least, the shaving of Brian’s beard!

Youth from HeartWood’s programs gave some amazing performances of dancing, rapping and singing. Their talent was inspiring and we thank them for sharing their gifts with us. Check out Jayden’s wonderful homage to HeartWood that he created on the spot that night.


HeartWood also appreciates Brian Braganza who bravely put his beloved beard on the chopping block in support of HeartWood. Many thanks to Ian Henmen for bravely shaving Brian’s beard in his new role of barber! If you were not able to see the unveiling of Brian’s face in person, please check out this time-lapsed video.


Thank you to everyone who made donations to Brian’s Beard and to everyone who was able to personally come out and celebrate with us. It was a very special night — your good wishes,

memories, and support is greatly appreciated!