Day of Gifting helps aspiring Regent Park actors
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Nov 22, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Day of Gifting helps aspiring Regent Park actors

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

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 or call 416-453-2533.

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