Kyla Kane is a twelfth grader from Vancouver, and the winner of the English language prize at Poetry in Voice, a recitation competition for high school students. For her prize-winning performance, Kyla won $5000 for herself and $1000 for her school library! We asked Kyla to tell us about her experience in the competition, and things that inspire her. SDTCT: Tell us about the poems you chose, and why you wanted to perform them. Kyla Kane: For me, it was … Continue reading
Poetry in Voice is an annual recitation contest for Canadian high schoolers. Pearl Zaki is a grade 11 student from Etobicoke, Ontario who joined other poetry-loving students from all over the country at the competition. Students chose poems that spoke to them and performed them on stage, and they also participated in workshops with Canadian poets and writers! Pearl spoke to us about poets who inspire her and what she learned from the competition. SDTCT: Tell us about the poems you … Continue reading
DO Do dress comfortably. I know one of your biggest goals for prom is to look your best. But, you aren’t going to enjoy your night if you can’t walk in your shoes or your dress is digging in to your armpits. Dress beautifully, but comfortably. Its going to be a long day/night so make sure your outfit is up for the challenge. Do ignore the drama. I’m sorry, but some sort of drama will happen on prom night. Whether … Continue reading
Many of you will probably be working a summer job during the long, glorious days of summer, but if you’re not—or if you have time to take a week or two off—here are some fantastic camps in the Toronto area for high school students! Harbourfront Centre offers a lot of great camps for teens including Sailing, Circus, and Dungeons and Dragons-oriented camps. Ages 7-17. Centauri Summer Arts Camp is a sleep-away camp based in the Niagara Region that focuses on the arts. Ages 8-18. Canadian Contemporary Dance provides dance training camps for all ages throughout July … Continue reading
Want something a little special and unique to top off your next big event? Then try one of these DIY hairpieces! Easy floral hairpiece on The Alison Project. Love is…DIY hairpiece. A range of nature-inspired fascinators, from simple to complex, on Design Sponge. Cheese Popcorn Is Delish Rodarte-inspired star hairpiece. Sincerely, Kinsey coffee filter floral crown and gold-dipped feather hairpiece.
Last week at the National Youth Arts Week Launch at the AGO, a new and exciting program was unveiled by Shahina Sayani, of Arts Reach Toronto, called GET Schooled. GET Schooled is a creative community of grassroots knowledge where young people are both the learners and the teachers. It is a collaboration between nine community organizations: ArtReach Toronto, For Youth Initiative, Grassroots Youth Collaborative, Manifesto Community Projects, Neighbourhood Arts Network, NIA Centre, Schools Without Borders, SKETCH Working Arts, and the Toronto Youth Cabinet. Their vision is a … Continue reading