An official “Event of Municipal Significance”
SHOW YOUR PASSION…
Sunday, JULY 24 – FREE at YONGE DUNDAS SQUARE
TORONTO (May 4, 2011) – YOUTH DAY 2011 announces its 5th year at Yonge-Dundas Square as Sunday, JULY 24 from 11:30am through 10pm with an anticipated audience reaching 20,000. This year the festival has been proclaimed an official “Event of Municipal Significance” for the City of Toronto.
YOUTH DAY organized by KPYO (KidsPlay & YouthOutlook), enables young artists aged 14 to 24 to showcase their efforts and achievements in MUSIC, DANCE, ART & PHOTOGRAPHY. Two separate stages at Yonge-Dundas Square, plus a Youth Gallery on the Yonge Street closure, will feature over 500 talented artists including over 100 changeovers – and some very special guests…
NEW for 2011 – “SHOW YOUR PASSION”
♦ Official opening, mid and closing ceremonies with a FLAG PARADE to the theme of “Waving Flag”
♦ An all inclusive audience “SING-ALONG” karaoke as one of the evening features
♦ Surprise mentor HEADLINERS supported by UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA
♦ 4 FLASH DANCES choreographed by JADE’S HIP HOP ACADEMY
♦ Exceeding its 2010 world record – MORE THAN 100 ACTS
♦ And television Champion CTV will get the word out…
The “Largest Youth Festival of its Kind”, the more than 10 hour non-stop showcase continues to be a FREE family day to celebrate the Arts. Since 2007, more than 30,000 fans of YOUTH DAY have enjoyed headliners and JUNO AWARD nominees such as BLAKE McGRATH, KIM DAVIS, TIM CAMPBELL, FEFE DOBSON, MICHIE MEE, BLESSED, CARLOS MORGAN and many more that have lend their time as successful mentor artists. After last year’s incredible event that set 2 World Records including audience participation to the “TWIST” on its 50th, and the largest production with 107 acts for the 14,000 visitors, organizers are anticipating crowds reaching 20,000on Sunday, JULY 24th.
Founder and CEO, Tylaine Duggan states: “It is amazing that the festival, enabled by like-minded volunteers and Corporate Champions has made such an impact; even people I meet in other countries had attended! It shows our efforts to engage youth is something our next generation needs – and that the arts play a vital role in focus, passion and personal development. My Chair Emeritus, Gino Empry would have been proud, and it behooves us all to come out and support them as we commend their <positive achievements>. Whether you’re 2 years old or 80, you’ll have a great time!”
ABOUT YOUTH DAY
Created after the “Summer of the Gun in 2005”, YOUTH DAY as an annual FREE family event, operates with two collaborating advisory Boards comprised of over 30 experts in their fields on behalf of the non for profit, Celebrations of Youth Organization. Uniquely, YOUTH DAY is designed from the direct recommendations of a large Youth Advisory Board who range in age from 14 to 28, and create their own special event. YOUTH DAY is being replicated right across Canada; VANCOUVER, MONTREAL and HALIFAX are planned as additional venues to TORONTO for YOUTH DAY 2012.
A REVIEW OF YOUTH DAY 2010 when 2 World Records were set; The Twist & Production
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