2012-06-06 Weekly Newsletter – Opportunities… Performances, Golf & Calaway

June 6, 2012
YSC has the opportunity to win money prizes including the Grand Prize of $5000 at the “Show Your Spirit” at Spruce Meadows for best team spirit, cheering and presentation in the parade. 

WHO can participate: JUNIOR HI DIVISION & Volunteers/Chaperones. Family & Friends who would like to participate and attend the National Show Jumping, can call the office (403-234-SHOW) to be put on the wait list for tickets.

WHAT we are wearing: Black bottoms, red YSC tour shirts or any red shirt, black tour jackets or any black jacket and comfortable shoes.
*Be sure to bring a lunch or money for consession.

WHERE it is: Spruce Meadows, meeting  and picking up at Parking Lot #2. You will be directed to your seating section. Click here for a map.

WHEN it is: Sunday, June 10th – 11am call time. Pick up between 4 and 5pm

WHY participate:

  • Get FREE tickets to the National Show Jumping Championship.
  • YSC recieves a $500 donation for participation.
  • We also have the chance to win money prizes up to $5000!
Call the office at 234-SHOW to confirm attendance or email us at yscadmin@youthsingers.org We need an accurate list of singers and chaperones attending. First come first served.


Espy is doing a SECRET FLASH MOB during Inglewood’s Sunfest Festival with the help of the ILLFX dance crew! There will be an opportunity for everyone JUNIOR HI and UP to perform in this flash mob!

If you wish to get involved in this exciting experience, come to one of the following rehearsals.

Rehearsals: June 9 & 10th  3-4pm @ PAYC
Performance: August 4th
Website: http://espyflashmob.com/

Details are on the website. We have rehearsals for YSC at our own PAYC. You can come on either day or both days.


Join the 100th Anniversary Grandstand “O Canada” Choir!

Love to sing? – in front of 20,000 people during the Calgary Stampede?

SHHHHHH it’s a secret! In celebration of the Stampede Centennial we are assembling a 200 voice choir to participate each evening of the Calgary Stampede singing the national anthem!

You will receive a pass to get you onto Stampede Park and into the Grandstand for each evening. We will also provide you with one pass for one evening to bring a family member or friend and a photo of the choir on stage!

The anthem takes place prior to the Chuckwagon races which start at 8:00PM (Call time TBD).

Ages 14 and up, if you are interested in participating, please reply to, Linda Bakken, linda@grelin.com or Mark Cole, mark.cole@mac.com and provide the following information:

·       Name
·       Email address
·       Best phone number for contact
·       If you are: Soprano   /   Alto   /   Bass   /   Tenor

At this time, the following dates have been established that you must be available for, to be a part of this project:

Saturday June 9 Casting Call Final and rehearsal (Calgary Dream Centre)
Saturday June 16 Recording (Tentative TBD)
Wednesday July 4 Tentative rehearsal on the TransAlta Grandstand Show stage
Thursday July 5 – Sunday July 15 The Calgary Stampede – the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!
The number of spaces is limited so reply now with – Yes! Please send me an application to participate in this most exciting event!

If you have any questions, include them in your response to:
Linda Bakken, 2012 O’Canada Production
Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Committee


CBC Calgary needs to hire t4 performers to animate a couple of mascots we will have at our CBC Stampede Breakfast on Thursday July 5th from 7 until 10 a.m.
  • 2 ‘actors’ and 2 handlers
  • Performers can be ages 14 and up.
  • An honorarium will be paid.
  • About 3 hours beginning around 6:30 am to meet and greet children in the CBC Kids’ Zone and throughout the breakfast event area, which is held at the CBC Parking lot.
You can  get a good sense of a very big broadcast operation, as we’ll be doing live TV and radio shows simultaneously during the live breakfast event. Mostly, it will be fun!
Interest participants simply have to contact me (KEN) by email by Friday June 8th to discuss the opportunity.
They are looking to animate two characters, with a handler for each:
Super Why

Whyatt from “Super Why”, a show about early literacy Performer should be 5’10” (2” flexibility) slim to medium build
Head (with eye guards for shipping)
Boots, Cape, Inner body, Hands, Neck, Green full body suit, Belt
Huckle Cat
Performer should be between 5’2” and 5’4”.
Huckle is a character from Kids’ CBC show “Busytown Mysteries”, based on the famous books by Richard Scarry, and currently one of the highest rated shows on Kids’ CBC
Head with detachable collar, White inner body, Yellow fleece shirt, Pair of grey shorts with attached leiderhosen, Gloves, Feet with attached legs and bootliners, Fan inside, requires 8 AA batteries.


ALL GOOD NEWS for our Golf Tournament tomorrow…

A few more volunteers needed for tomorrow, June 7th. 

– 2 people for 10-2pm for registration tent
– 2 people for 10-6:30pm as contest assistants
– 2 people as floaters on the course

Ages 14 and up can participate as volunteers as well as any family and friends.

*Lunch from Spalumbos will ba provided as well as snacks and beverages throughout the day. Come enjoy Thursday’s predicted sunshine and don’t miss the excitement of the event!*

Through the years, available ACT3 members have been volunteers at YSC special events. Anyone still needing volunteer hours are welcome to join us.

To sign up please call us until 5pm TODAY 403-234-9549 at the office or after 5pm, call Shirl on her cell at 403-540-7985

Get ready to spend a fun-filled day of excitement at Calaway Park! There will be a BBQ dinner from 6pm-7pm and the park will remain open exclusively after 7pm until 10pm!

Calaway Family Fun Dayis on Saturday June 16th, open all day from 10am-10pm. Please visit the Youth Singers desk at the front of the park for a wristband, dinner ticket, and day schedule.

Calaway Park Attractions – June 16th

1pm & 3pm
Calgary’s Got Talent! Showcase: Pure Energy Dance Foundation at the Outdoor Celebration Stage

2pm & 4pm
Illusionist Michael Berends: This amazing new illusionist performs during the afternoon at the Outdoor Celebration Stage. He is worth the price of the ticket alone!

Youth Singers will be offering tickets at $20 each for this special day (you save $15 compared to regular park admission).
Please call the Youth Singers office at 403-234-9549 to order your tickets now or fax them to 403-234-9590 Download your order form here.

Feel free to bring your friends along with you – the more the merrier! Tickets will be LIMITED at the gate of the park so order your tickets well in advance!

Hope to see you all there!

We are now taking registrations for our Summer Gleek Out Camps! Please find registration forms and information on our website here.
GLEEK OUT (ages 8-14)
Get ready to “Gleek Out!” this summer with the Youth Singers of Calgary. Our week long “Gleek Out!” Show Choir camps offer kids ages 8-14 the chance to sing and dance like the stars of the hit TV show and experience something totally different and totally exciting. Participants will learn a three song set, record a demo CD and perform in costume at the end of the week Showcase. Dates are as follows:
July 23-27: ages 10-12
Aug 13-17: ages 8-10
Aug 20-24: ages 12-14
Register Today! 

CAST (ages 16-24)
The Collaborative Artists’ Summer Training (CAST) is a part of the Youth Singers of Calgary’s SUMMER STAGES. Our goal is to give young performers ages 16-24 the tools necessary to take their love of the arts to the next level as they continue to pursue post-secondary, community or professional performance opportunities.

This year we will be producing FAME – The Musical. In addition to a role in the production we will offer vocal master classes, acting training and dance fundamentals. Auditions will be held on April 13, 2012. For program details and tuition information for The CAST call 403-234-9549 or visit: www.youthsingers.org/cast


All performers in S, A Y, Q, E, plus staff and travelers are eligible for this tour.

The Costa Rican’s have a saying – “Pura Vida”. It literally means “pure life”, but the saying goes beyond its simple translation – it symbolizes the idea of simply enjoying life and being happy. They use the phrase as their way of saying “hello”, “goodbye” and even “awesome”. Come along on the Youth Singers of Calgary’s tour to Costa Rica, and experience your own “Pura Vida”. 

For further information, please download the following information:
Tour Brochure
Tour Information
Tour Committment

In This Newsletter 

Office Hours: 9-5 Mon – Fri
Fax: 403-234-9590
Rehearsal Line: 403-214-0400
(Lates, Absences & Emergencies) 

Main Email: yscadmin@youthsingers.org

Performing Arts Youth Centre
1371 Hastings Cres SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4C8


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