Talented Guelph youth in the spotlight at River Run

Music Works|Stage Works: Mentorship program for youth culminates in two performances

April 30, 2014, Guelph, ON – Guelph’s talented youth perform two different shows in Co-operators Hall at River Run Centre on May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. The shows are part of MusicWorks|StageWorks, a mentorship program presented by River Run Centre in partnership with Guelph Youth Council and sponsored by TD Canada Trust. Now in its second year, the program offers youth real-life experience in putting on a professional-style show, from concept development to performance. The two-evening performances showcase 25 acts, including singers, guitarist, pianists, various bands, and spoken word.

Members of River Run’s technical and programming staff have been working with the participants in preparation for the shows. As part of the process, the performers learn the essential elements of producing a show, such as, staging, flow, timing, transitions and emceeing.

“The response to our open invitation for youth to participate in our mentorship program once again surpassed all expectation,” says Danna Evans, Facility Manager of River Run Centre. “In total, over 70 youth are involved in this year’s program.”

“Members of the Guelph Youth Council were eager to participate in MusicWorks|StageWorks again this year. They have been actively involved in coordinating and promoting the program,” says Jenn Bucci, Youth Program Coordinator for the City of Guelph.

Admission is free to each performance. Seating is general and on a first come basis.

Guelph Youth Council is a group of local volunteers (ages 13-19) that aims to preserve and enhance youth culture in the community. The group serves as liaison to City Council, offers leadership training, plans youth-based activities, and advocates on behalf of youth.

For more information 

Danna Evans, Facility Manager
River Run Centre
519-837-5662 extension 2621

Jenn Bucci, Youth Program Coordinator
519-822-1260 extension 2678