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 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.

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