YES' fundraising event taps in the rhythms of Montreal 2009-10-02

MONTREAL, October 2, 2009 – YES Montreal announces its third annual fundraising event TUNE IN TO YES3: Tap in to the Rhythms of Montreal, taking place Thursday October 22, 2009 at the Theatre Corona. The event begins at 6 PM with cocktails, food and a silent auction. This fundraising event benefits YES’ highly praised employment and self-employment services.

Hosted by CJAD’s Morning Show host Andrew Carter and acclaimed Worldbeat artist, Lorraine Klaasen, TUNE IN TO YES3 features performances by renowned local musicians The Stephen Barry Band, Jab Jab, Yoel Diaz, Oscar Fuentes and more.Ticket holders will be privy to an electrifying fusion of percussion and Cuban Rhythm & Blues, giving the audience a non-stop, cabaret-style performance.
 
The evening will also be highlighted with live testimonials from young Montrealers who have benefitted from YES’ services along with an increasingly popular silent auction. Attendees will be able to bid on items generously donated by Donald K. Donald Entertainment Group, Delta Hotels & Resorts, Beaconsfield Golf Club, The Keg Restaurants and many, many more.
 
“We’re all very excited about having such a wide-range of talented, local musicians joining us for such an important event,” says Iris Unger, Executive Director of YES. “Along with the live testimonials, the silent auction and other surprises, this will be our biggest fundraising event to date.”
 
Event:  TUNE IN TO YES3
Date:     Thursday, October 22, 2009
Time:    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Cocktail, food, silent auction
              8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Concert
Place:  Theatre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame West, Montreal, QC
Cost:     $75 ($50 tax receipt)
 
Event organizers expect 300 people. Tickets may be purchased directly at YES Montreal, online, or by calling 514-878-9788, ext 307.
 
More information is available at www.tuneintoyes.com and www.yesmontreal.ca.
 
As a not-for-profit organization, YES Montreal (Youth Employment Services) enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start businesses. www.yesmontreal.ca
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
Daniel Goodfellow
Director of Marketing and Communications
YES Montreal
514-878-9788 ext.322
dgoodfellow@yesmontreal.ca
 
Iris Unger
Executive Director
YES Montreal
514.878.9788 ext. 301
iu@yesmontreal.ca

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