15 Sep You’re Invited to Vancestock V on October 6, 2016: 100% of Donations to Trails Youth Initiative
If you enjoy great local music and are passionate about helping at-risk youth in Toronto, be sure to mark Thursday, October 6, 2016 in your calendars – The fifth annual Vancestock, a night of live music benefiting Trails Youth Initiatives, will have the Hard Rock Café Toronto jumping.
With over $110,000 raised for this very worthwhile charity to date, we hope you’ll join us in reaching our goal of adding another $40,000 to that total and making this year our most successful yet!
What: Vancestock V, a night of live music in support of a great charitable cause.
Why: Trails Youth Initiatives provide summer-camp programming for vulnerable inner-city youth in Toronto: 100% of the donations raised from this event go to Trails.
Where: Hard Rock Café Toronto (279 Yonge Street, south of Dundas).
When: October 6, 2016 (Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 6:30 pm).
This Year’s Event: Vancestock V (October 6, 2016)
Vancestock V and the Hard Rock Café Toronto are delighted to welcome featured performer Meghan Patrick. Former lead singer of the popular roots act The Stone Sparrows, the group that opened the first Vancestock, Bowmanville-raised Patrick has quickly made a name for herself since signing a solo deal with Warner Music Canada. Hot off the heels of her debut album, Grace and Grit, this multi-talented performer is sure to wow this year’s attendees with her beautiful musical style and inspiring songwriting.
We are proud to welcome back our opening act Logan & Jessica & Siblings for their fourth consecutive appearance at Vancestock. To see why we ask keep asking them back, catch a glimpse of last year’s performance of Folsom Prison Blues and check out Logan’s latest studio recording, My One & Only.
And, get ready to rock the night away with Canada’s most popular Rolling Stones tribute act, Hot Rocks, featuring look-a-like lead singer Bob Wotherspoon who really “Moves Like Jagger.” Travelling across North and South America over the past 10 years, Hot Rocks has been giving audiences a great deal of “Satisfaction!”
This superb line-up will have you on your feet and is not-to-be-missed!
The Charity: Trails Youth Initiatives
Growing up can be challenging for children everywhere, but if you’re a youth living within a vulnerable community or environment you may encounter additional difficulties and obstacles to your development. Trails Youth Initiatives welcomes at risk youth from the inner city of Toronto to a camp facility in the Newmarket area for two weeks each summer and one weekend each month from September to June. It provides a place and opportunity for young people to develop their confidence and self-esteem so as to make good life decisions.
The program, which requires a four-year commitment beginning at the age of 12, has a 90 per cent completion rate. And the results speak for themselves: 90 per cent of the youth who complete the program go on to post-secondary education compared to just 10 per cent of their peer group.
Vancestock founder Vance Cooper, a principal at Cooper Mediation Inc., has had a life-long affection for summer camps and a firm belief that they provide a place for young people to learn, grow and flourish. In discovering Trails Youth Initiatives, he decided to create Vancestock as a way to combine this passion and belief with his love of live, local music and his desire to support Toronto’s diverse community.
Join Us To Help Our Youth
One hundred percent of donations made through Vancestock stay with Trails Youth Initiative, and any donation greater than $10 generates a tax receipt.
Please join us for a night of excellent entertainment and help us support a very worthwhile cause: a charitable group that gives the city’s vulnerable youth a place to grow and fosters the skills they need to succeed. Please give generously.