2012-06-27 Weekly Newsletter – Caution Fee & Opt-Out Deadlines

Thank you to everyone for a fantastic year!

Be sure to register by August 27 to get your name into the draw for 4 tickets for both Main Stage shows!

We look forward to seeing everyone in the fall

***If you are moving to a new division please call/email us to set up a time for an intereview, as soon as possible.***

FOR 11-12 SEASON $$$

If you owe volunteer hours, you can still opt out (at $12.50 per hour) and receive a tax receipt. For bingos, you can opt out of any remaining owed events for $110 per event.

You must opt out by end of day on June 29th to receive a tax receipt. After this date, you will be invoiced and tax receipts will no longer be available.

If you wish to book bingos or volunteer hours to cover commitments still owing, please do so before the end of day on June 29th.

Contact volunteer@youthsingers.org to book.

All YSC wardrobe and music needs to be returned.  Volunteers will be here to check wardrobe in on June 27 – from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Music library volunteers will be here on June 28 – from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

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.

All YSC wardrobe and music must be returned by noon on June 29 or caution cheques will be cashed.


Trying to get a head start on next year’s volunteer hours or finish up needed hours from the 11-12 Season. Check out these opportunities!

Music Library Work Bee – June 28th:From 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. we will be organizing and refilling music from the 11-12 season.
Sunday, July 1st – Canada Day Brochure Hand-Outs:Pick up publicity materials from the YSC office during the day on Friday, June 29th and hand them out on Prince’s Island on Sunday afternoon, July 1st. Get your hours in while providing important exposure for YSC!
YSC Casino Volunteer – July 15 & 16:Count room volunteers are still needed for both nights, from 10:00 pm – 3:00 am.
Office Volunteering – Weekdays in July & August:We are in need of office volunteers throughout the summer. If you have hours available during office hours, please let us know!

Contact Ian at volunteer@youthsingers.org to book!

Recently, a call for volunteers went out soliciting workers for, among other events, an afternoon bingo on July 6that Grey Eagle. This afternoon bingo was included on the schedule in error. Please disregard it, and apologies for the inconvenience. All other events that were included in that notice are still pertinent.
Please also note that the July 6th bingos at the Bingo Barn are not affected. If you booked at the Bingo Barn for this date, your bingos are still on.

Got bingos to complete? We’re still looking for volunteers for the following events:

At the Grey Eagle Casino
Friday, June 29, 2012     EVE/LN    4:15 PM – midnight *
Sunday, July 01, 2012    EVENING    4:15 – 9:30 PM
Monday, July 16, 2012    EVE/LN    4:15 PM – midnight *
Friday, July 27, 2012    AFTERNOON    10:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 31, 2012    EVE/LN  4:15 PM – midnight *
Tuesday, August 07, 2012    EVE/LN 4:15 PM – midnight *
Saturday, August 18, 2012    AFTERNOON    10:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday, August 24, 2012    AFTERNOON 10:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday, August 30, 2012    EVE/LN    4:15 PM – midnight *

(* Remember, these count for two bingos apiece!)
At the Bingo Barn
Friday, June 29, 2012    AFTERNOON    11 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 EVENING    4:15 – 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 31, 2012    AFTERNOON    11 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday, August 03, 2012    EVENING    4:15 – 9:30 PM
Friday, August 03, 2012    NITEOWL    9:30 PM – 1:30 AM

Remember that if you work extra bingos, our new fundraising credits policy takes effect in July – in addition to getting a $30 credit for each extra bingo, you will also get a $50 credit bonus for each group of five extra bingos worked!

Contact Ian at bingo@youthsingers.org and book today!

The CAST Performs FAME!

The Collaborative Artists’ Summer Training (CAST) is a part of the Youth Singers of Calgary’s SUMMER STAGES.

This year we will be producing FAME – The Musical.

Plan to attend this great performance!

Show Times: Everynight at PAYC, Tuesday July 31 – August 3 at 7pm and matinee, August 4 at 2pm.

Tickets are $10 at the door or call 234-SHOW for reservations.

For program details and information for CAST call 403-234-9549 and ask for Steven or visit: www.youthsingers.org/cast

We are taking registrations for our Summer Gleek Out Camps! Please find registration forms and information on our website here.
Get ready to “Gleek Out!” this summer with the YSC. 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 

There are a few openings left at every level.
Register Today!


Sunday, July 15, SHINE will be performing at the Window on the West Stage at the BMO Centre (formally the Round-Up Centre) in the “Western Oasis”

Performance Time: 11:30 am
Event Details: Admission to the Stampede Grounds required but otherwise it is open to the public.


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 foreveryone KIDZXPRESS and UP to perform in this flash mob!

If you wish to get involved in this exciting experience, come to rehearsal, Sunday July 8 @ 2-3:30 pm

Performance: August 4th
Website: http://espyflashmob.com/


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

YSC is looking for an experienced graphic designer to do some work on posters, programs and more.

Please call Shirl at 403-540-7985 or email hershirl@youthsingers.org if you or anyone you know would be interested in more information.


Edette will be in Calgary July 12 & 16 and can be contacted for a lesson.
Where: Malcolm Edwards’ office at the University of Calgary [Craigie Hall – E-107]
Cost: $60.00/hour [including GST] – cash or cheque.
What: Singers should bring a USB travel/zip drive as your lesson will be digitally recorded, as well as any repertoire you wish to work on.
When: Please look at the schedule below and give me some choices for lesson times.
Call or email Edette Gagné to book.
778-999-3803 musician4hire@shaw.ca
In This Newsletter 

  • Registration Incentive
  • New Division Interviews
  • Caution Fee & Opt-Out Deadlines
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • FAME Tickets $10
  • Gleek Out Summer Camps
  • SHINE at Stampede
  • Flash Mob Opp
  • Tour 2013
  • Graphic Designer Needed
  • Voice Lessons
YSC Photo Gallery
More Coming Soon! 

2012/2013 PDF Calendar
Last Updated June 27, 2012

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