This Saturday night March 15th
The 7th annual Party for a purpose fundraising event
Hi From, Eddie Williams
Every year, with the support of sponsors and friends, I produce an annual B-Day(belated) ‘Party for a Purpose’ (PFAP) fund raising event.
The proceeds from this event are used to finance the purchase of tickets for at-risk youths, 10-17 years of age, to attend a Toronto Raptors basketball game on behalf of the Keegan Allen Trust.
Our goal this year is to make attending the Toronto Raptors game in March a reality for approximately 100 -150 at-risk youths accompanied by chaperons.
For most of these youths it will be their first time attending a live basketball game and visiting the Air Canada Centre.
The success of this fund raising event in the previous years has primarily been due to the generosity of our friends, family and the business sector contributions.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to make a contribution to this cause please use the on line link or email money transfer options listed below.
All the Dj’s , Hosts & Talent are all giving of their time to support this cause.
A Black History Month Essay Writing Contest, sponsored in part by Party People Production, is the selection process that will be used to determine the kids who win and earn the opportunity to attend the game. The contest will be made available to all members of the Tropicana Youth Service Group of Scarborough and coordinated by Miss Carol Allen, Keegan Allen Trust administrator.
For your interest, below is information about the Tropicana Youth Service Group of Scarborough, history pertaining to the Keegan Allen Trust.
This year we have added some NEW elements to the entertainment segment for the annual Party For A Purpose Fundraiser event Live Line Dancing Urban American Style Demonstration.
Just Think Electric Slide & More Presented by Hustle For Health Featuring DJ Maestro (Detroit, Mi) along with WBLK Radio Host Jazzy T (Buffalo Ny) to perform and teach all new line dance hustles!,
Fashion Explosion Presented By CNL Clothing Designs Plus Special Guest Dj Christopher Michaels from G98.7Fm’s The Soul School Mix Show. Monday – Friday 8am – 9am & 12 noon -1pm And Dj FynnTasic from Chry’s 105.5Fm FynnTasic Voyage O ld School Show. Saturday’s 8pm – 10pm.
Plus Dj’s Dave Campbell and Dj Quincy Of The Ebony Sound Crew. Ps This Night Will Also Feature The World Debut Of The Canadian Slide Dance
This night will also include
Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres provided by Julie Mango’s
Free Line Dancing Urban American Style Demonstration & Lessons Provided By Dj Maestro & Jazzy T
Bottle Service Menu & Price List
ABSOLUTE VODKA $185
BACARDI RUM WHITE,
DARK CANADIAN CLUB
KETTLE ONE VODKA $210
APPLETON ESTATE RUM
ALIZE RED OR BLUE
GREY GOOSE $230
JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK
JOSE CUERVO GOLD TEQUILA
CIROC PEACH $250
CIROC RED BERRY
PATRON SILVER $300
DOM PERIGNON $475
All prices include taxes and gratuity | Please Contact email@example.com
Doors opens 9:30pm
Advance ticket only $20 more at the door
Official Ticket Outlets
System Music Warehouse Pickering 905-831-4969
Discount Beauty Supplies: East York/Toronto 416.289.9689 Toronto 416.781.1629 Mississauga 905.848.2228
Nappy Hair Shoppes: Markham 905.948.0884 Mississauga 905.949.6787 Vaughan New Location 905 761-9660
Loc N’ Twists Brampton New Location 905 463-1747
Play De Record Downtown 416-586-0380
Classy Hair Unisex Salon Scarborough 416 915-7562
Bun and Bean Café Weston New Location 647 748-4884
Fastest way to obtain & guarantee your tickets is to do an Email Money Transfer.
Place Your ORDER NOW Email Funds to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Here are 2 important links that will give our guests all the info they should need.
1) Pic Vite Flash Link With Music. http://niteclubads.com/Evites/
2) On Line Purchases. http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/
Information about SYRC
The Scarborough Youth Resource Centre (SYRC) is a division of Tropicana Community Services located in the Scarborough Town Centre Mall. Recently celebrating its 18th year anniversary, the SYRC operates successfully as a drop-in service and is dedicated to providing a safe space and building a sense of community for youth aged 12 to 24, as well as offering a range of activities, programs and resources that promote opportunities for personal development, employment and empowerment.
To date, the SYRC has served 10,281 youth who accessed the drop-in services (phone, fax, and computers) and the core programs that focus on self-expression through peer support, personal development and dance. Tropicana Community Services is a United Way Member Agency.
Keegan’s Involvement with SYRC and Tropicana Keegan Allen was senselessly shot at an all-ages dance event at the Hungarian House Cultural Centre on Monday October 8, 2007.
At just 18 years old, he passed away the following day from his injuries.
Keegan, who adopted the nickname “Speckz” because he wore eyeglasses, was a popular young man in Grade 12 who loved dancing, video games and computers.
Since early childhood, Keegan attended Tropicana’s day camps, after school programs, tutoring classes and in 2006, completed the 40 hour community services requirement that is necessary for Ontario students to graduate. He did it by helping out at the SYRC after school. He had planned to study video game design or computer technology upon graduation.
SYRC’s Youth Participation
Since Keegan Allen’s untimely passing in October 2007, several events spearheaded by SYRC youth have been held to commemorate and celebrate his life while providing inspiring non-violence messages. On the one year anniversary of his death, the month of October was dedicated to Keegan with various activities such as poetry and video game days, ending with an event called The Speckz Effect in which several talented youth, most of whom were his peers, expressed their talents through song, dance and drama. About 150 youth, community members and the media were in attendance.
Every March for the last 6 years, in association with Party People Production, a Toronto-based event planning company, to date over 550 SYRC attendees have been able to earn tickets to a Toronto Raptors basketball game, through a contest which encourages them to write an essay, poem or song reflecting what Black History Month means to them. On several occasions, the youths had the opportunity to meet and take photographs with former Toronto Raptors Player, Chris Bosh, who graciously took time out to encourage the youth to further their education and pursue their goals and dreams.
This event, for many of the youths, will be a once in a lifetime experience. In addition to tickets for the game, the attendees receive gift certificates for lunch at the Air Canada Centre and generous donations from sponsors have allowed them to receive souvenirs from the event. In March 2014, the SYRC youth will again have the opportunity to attend a Toronto Raptors Game.