City Centre Mirror
The Regent Park Youth Theatre Program is already helping low-income youth who might not otherwise be able to pursue their interest in theatre.
Now the two North York Grade 12 students who run the non-profit program have found another way to help teens in need.
Lauren Brown and Lauren Runnalls are holding A Day of Gifting Monday Nov. 26.
Everyone is invited to buy jewelry, have coffee and tea, try to win a door prize and enjoy musical performances by pianist John Agius, singer and songwriter Sarah Fisher and students from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts.
Admission is a new unwrapped gift for a teenager. Financial donations to the theatre program are also welcome.
Meanwhile, 15 per cent of jewelry profits will be donated to the theatre program, which offers participants from grades 7 to 12 workshops, mentoring and the opportunity to participate in a production scheduled for the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre in August.
A Day of Gifting will be held Monday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Jennifer Fortier at 20 Green Valley Rd. southweast of York Mills Road and Bayview Avenue.
No outdoor footwear in permitted so bring indoor shoes.
If you want a sneak peak of the jewelry or are unable to attend the event but would like to place an order, visit www.stelladot.com/ts/snfl5
The theatre group is also seeking volunteer mentors to lead workshops in theatre/drama, costume design, makeup artistry, directing, how to market a production and so on.
For details, visit www.rpytp.ca or call 416-453-2533.