On Friday Oct 25, 2013, some SKETCH youth, staff and friends were excited to see Josh Groban’s “In the Rounds” concert. Not only were we given free tickets, we were also treated to a meet-and-greet with Josh himself. The concert was held at the Air Canada Centre and it looked like a sold out show.… Continue Reading Raise Us Up: Josh Groban Invites SKETCH to his ACC Concert
On Tuesday October 22nd, hundreds of students, educators and charity representatives from across Ontario gathered for a day of “growing out”. The first-ever YPI Grow-Out Forum celebrated the power of community engagement with a day of music, testimonies and most importantly, celebrating the power of youth engagement in their communities. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative, supported by the Toksan-Casale… Continue Reading “Growing-Out”: A recap of the 1st-ever YPI Grow-Out Forum
On October 3, the Prince of Wales’s Seeing is Believing–the touring arm of Prince’s Charities Canada, which tackles issues facing youth, education, responsible business and more–sent twelve Canadian business leaders to our new Shaw Street creative hub, opening in 2014. The CEOs plunged into youth-led arts programming and then shared personal stories with SKETCH artists. It… Continue Reading A Day with the CEOs: Reflection on The Prince’s Seeing is Believing visit to SKETCH
This Sunday, October 20th, SKETCH will participate in the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 5km. We are excited to see 20 runners hit the pavement in support of SKETCH on Sunday! Here’s how you can get involved. 1.) WEAR A COSTUME – Running for SKETCH this weekend? Dress up and you could win… Continue Reading 5 Ways You Can #buildSKETCH at the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon!
Join us on Thursday, November 14th, 2013, for an intimate evening of cocktails, mingling, and music as we celebrate the creative power of music. David Gurwitz is a renowned pianist and composer from New York City whose love of music has inspired him to perform in support of numerous non-profits, such as the Special Olympics. All… Continue Reading David Gurwitz Live in Concert
Skye Wattie is a recreational runner who has run the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, and will again this year as part of Team SKETCH. Q: How did you get into running? Skye: I was always active as a kid–hockey, soccer, biking…you name it. I had a bad shoulder injury from biking one year, and I couldn’t… Continue Reading Team SKETCH Profile: Skye Wattie
Listen to Michael, SKETCH friend and volunteer, belt out an impressive rap during our Garden programming in September. Enjoy!
On Thursday, August 29, SKETCH was invited to be the first exhibit for Art Spin. We adorned a tree in the MacGregor Park playground with metallic decor dangling from its branches. Using bike parts donated to us from Mike the Bike of Kensington Market, we spent time during Open Studio hot gluing, wire binding and stringing together… Continue Reading SKETCH at the Art Spin Tour
This fall, SKETCH admin hub will be relocating to Artscape Youngplace. As of December 1st, 2013, our admin headquarters will be moving to 180 Shaw Street, the same location where our programming will take place in early 2014. We look forward to sharing the space with not only our programming, but also the many… Continue Reading Major Announcement: SKETCH Admin Hub is Moving
Percy “A lot of us have different interactions with education. The problem is the standardization, it becomes about adapting a person to a set of requirements and principles–which is very limiting–and less about that person’s potential or their skills. I believe that education in itself is a good thing, it’s great to learn new things.… Continue Reading Reflections on Education from Our Community Artists