Please read the attached document for details.
Hope to see you at this wonderful event!
We are sharing this on behalf of our volunteer & Support Staff Zoe Stark.
She recently become acquainted with a wonderful organization that is holding an event in Toronto in May. They have asked her to help them find artists to round out their collection in order to represent different demographics and communities. She is reaching out to DramaWay in hopes that some of our Artists or someone that you are in contact with, knows of any artists with a disability who would like to get their art out and seen, and also make a little cash!
If you are interested, please, please e-mail Zoe as soon as possible (they are in a bit of a time-crunch), even more preferable email her and attach a picture of an art piece/pieces the Artist has created and is willing to sell.
A bit about Time Raiser:
“Timeraiser150 is a Canada 150 Signature Project supporting emerging Canadian artists and nonprofit organizations. 10 Timeraiser150 parties in 10 provinces allow Canadians to bid on original art by investing volunteer time, not dollars, to causes they care about. Each Timeraiser150 pulls out all the stops to throw a great party – from live performances to delicious local food and drink. Timeraiser is truly a celebration of creativity and community! Artists are paid for their work, nonprofits find skilled volunteers, Canadians find meaningful volunteer opportunities.”
Learn a bit more:
This is a pretty fabulous opportunity that we are happy to share. Please feel free to pass this e-mail along to anyone who may be able to help!
(416)-319-8478 Zoe Stark
DramaWay SingingWorks Vocalists
St. Olave’s Anglican Church
We are excited to announce that we have had a request by St. Olaves Church to have our SingingWorks Vocalists perform at their “Christmas Lights” event.
Here are the details:
Sunday, November 29th, at 5:00 pm – “Christmas Lights” – Featuring music, songs and entertainment.
At: St. Olave’s Anglican Church
360 Windermere Avenue, Toronto (1/2 block south of Bloor West)
The event starts with a Evensong service in the church at 4:00 pm, followed by tea and treats and then the entertainment, at 5:00 pm. The entertainment features festive music, poetry and readings from members of the parish and community groups and is non-spiritual in nature.
The atmosphere is informal and families and friends of those performing are most welcome to attend. There is no admission fee (just a goodwill basket).
Here is the link to the poster and St. Olave’s website http://www.stolaves.ca/201516Slide1.jpg
As of now, we are still assessing if we have enough numbers to run our SingingWorks and other DramaWay classes but it is still early. However, we’d like to plan accordingly and hope that you will too. For those planning to attend SingingWorks, we ask you save this date and plan to attend on this date. Our Fall term will include rehearsing two Holiday songs for this exciting Public Performance. We are delighted to get yet another request from the Community to hear our wonderful vocalists shine and share their talents!
Hope you can make it!
May Chook is a jazz and improvising vocalist, community artist, and arts event organizer based in Toronto. Born in Malaysia, she came to Canada to study with a full scholarship and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from York University. She has also received training in safe space facilitation. Having been making music for over 10 years, she currently focuses on leading community music workshops and projects with underserved communities. Her works encourage creative expressions and she advocates accessibility to the arts. Some of the arts organization that she has worked with are Arts for Children and Youth, Artscape Youngplace, North York Arts, Association of Improvising Musicians in Toronto (AIMT), and Big Bam Boom Youth-Led Arts Festival.
Photo credit to Andrew Obtinalla
This week was our final week of clown and comedy in our Multi Arts Series. Our Leadership work is ongoing on a weekly basis.
A few people were away but we forged ahead with the fun and learning.
We had a surprise visit from CBC who filmed part of a class for their 11pm segment last night. Did any of you catch it? We would have given you a heads up, but they were there following Devon and his family and his individual journey, so this was an added benefit. We are excited that the community will get to see the great work that is being done in our community. Regardless, the extra bodies added to the drama and excitement of the evening, but it was all worth it!
Next week, we’ll be starting our crafty arts section in the Multi Arts segment so there will be lots of hands on work next week.
If you need further updates, don’t hesitate to contact our office or speak with Alanna and our staff in class if you prefer. We are delighted to have Mira S and Jon U on staff as well as our senior Volunteer/Consultant Susan A.
It’s definitely going to be a fun packed year of learning and exploring.