2012-06-14 Weekly Newsletter – Congrats, Calaway & Wardrobe Return

June 14, 2012
Congratulations to our Youth Singers Division and their entourage for winning $1500 from the “Show Your Spirit” at Spruce Meadows in the category for Over 50 People!


Thank you to all sponsors, participants and volunteers for another hugely successful YSC Golf Classic event that was held on June 7th! A full slate of golfers enjoyed a beautiful day in the bright sunshine at the Calgary Elks Club together with a delicious buffet meal, silent auction and fabulous prizes. Once accounts are finalized it is expected that we will have made approx. $35,000 this year. This annual event is an important fundraiser for the Youth Singers organization and we appreciate the ongoing support of so many returning golfers and corporate sponsors. Planning for 2013 will start right away and preliminary information as well as pictures from last week will be available soon at www.yscgolf.com.
A special thank you to the volunteer planning committee who dedicated a lot of time and energy and played such a vital role in the success of this event (in alphabetical order): Mark Ariss, Mark Birchard, Darren Gross, Bill Hopkins, Chris Jost, Anne Lepishak, Rima Murray and Dave Quinn.

Get ready to spend a fun-filled day of excitement at Calaway Park!

Each ticket includes:
– a hamburger meal (6:00 – 7:00 pm) at the Traders Cookhouse picnic area
exclusive after hours use of the rides and games from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (see below for schedule)
– a chance to win several great prizes like day passes to Shakers Fun Center, a bowling party at Chinook Bowladrome, iTunes gift cards and so much more!

Calaway Family Fun Day is 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.

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!


Come and see the members of STAR for their year end presentation!

WHERE: PAYC in Studio A
WHEN: Doors open at 6:30 presentation starts at 7pm

Light refreshments will be served at the end and there will be time for questions and answers.

All YSC wardrobe needs to be returned.  Volunteers will be here to check it in on June 20, June 23 and June 30 – the evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm and the Saturday (23) from 9:00am to 12:00 noon.  

All YSC wardrobe must be returned by June 30 or checks will be cashed. Because it needs to be checked in by volunteers, we would appreciate if it was brought during those times and not dropped off at the office.

All wardrobe should be washed before being returned.  Black t-shirts – hang to dry – please do not put in dryer.  White pants – please do not bleach.  Sparkly jackets – please do not wash.

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 

  • Golf Tournament Success
  • Calaway Family Fun Day
  • STAR Presentation
  • Wardrobe Return
  • Gleek Out Summer Camps
  • CAST Ages 16-24
  • Tour 2013
YSC Photo Gallery
More Coming Soon!
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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