18 Ford Fiesta-inspired artworks by some of Montreal’s most vibrant artists donated to "Tune In To YES" fundraiser 2014-10-29

Eighteen original pieces of art created by some of Montreal’s most vibrant artists will be up for auction tomorrow night from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Youth Employment Services' annual fundraising gala, Tune In To YES (www.tuneintoyes.com).

 
Advisory Council
Lionel Blanshay
Rob Braide
Scott Conrod
Charles B. Crawford
Peter R. Johnson
Guy Laframboise
Timothy Leyne
Peter McAuslan
Andy Nulman
Philip O'Brien
Hilary Radley
Herschel Segal
Robert Walsh

Board of Directors
Past President, YES
Harold Simpkins
John Molson School of Business 
Concordia University

President, YES
John Aylen
John Aylen Communications

Vice President, YES
Doris Juergens
NATIONAL Public Relations

Vice President, YES
Roslyn Slawner
Hart Resource Development

Treasurer, YES
Gavin Correa, CPA, CA, CFP
Litwin Correa, LLP
Chartered Accountants

Secretary, YES
Cherine Zananiri
Optimum Talent

Andrew Abdalla
MNP LLP

John Scott Bailey
JSB & Associates Inc.

Paul Dery-Goldberg
Spiegel Sohmer Avocats/Lawyers

Pino Di Ioia
BeaverTails Pastry/Moozoo Juices Gelateria

Chris Emergui
BAM Strategy

Harvey Elman
Landmark Properties Inc.

Christopher Minkoff
Consilium Assurance


Iris Unger
Executive Director

Charitable Tax Number:
888729050RR0001
 
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MONTREAL, October 29, 2014 - Eighteen original pieces of art created by some of Montreal’s most vibrant artists will be up for auction tomorrow night from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Youth Employment Services' annual fundraising gala, Tune In To YES (www.tuneintoyes.com).
    
Tasked by Ford of Canada (
www.Ford.ca) to create original pieces of art inspired by the 2014 Ford Fiesta, nine Quebec emerging artists were selected by Ford  to display their original creations in local metro stations throughout Montreal. Their one-of-a-kind creations will now be up for auction at this year’s annual Tune In To YES fundraiser to help raise funds for YES (www.yesmontreal.ca), a local non-profit specializing in providing English-language support services to help young job-seekers, entrepreneurs and artists of all ages, to develop economically viable careers in Quebec.

Local area artists, including Norma Andreu and Damian Siqueiros, who have donated works will speak about their artworks and inspiration. Soul Stream and The Hellbound Hepcats will provide entertainment. The event also features food from a dozen area restaurants, wine, beer by McAuslan Brewery,  a selection of other silent auction packages, raffle and door prizes.
 
What: Tune In To YES8: A Benefit Concert & Silent Auction
 
Who: Emceed by Mose Persico, host of Mose’s World on MIKE‐FM 105.1 and CTV Montreal’s Mose at the Movies.
Artists Norma Andreu and Damian Siqueiros
Christine Hollander  from Ford of Canada
Board and Staff of YES.

 
Why: YES and Ford of Canada have teamed together to support the development of the cultural sector in Quebec. All proceeds go to Youth Employment Services in assisting the next generation of creative talent. 
When: Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:00 p.m.    Doors open to the public, silent auction begins
7:35 p.m.    Introductory remarks
7:45 p.m.    2-minute presentations by participating artists
8:00 p.m.    Musical Entertainment                  
9:15 p.m.    Announcement of winning bids
 
Location: L'Olympia
1004 St-Catherine Est, Montréal
 

ABOUT YES: As a not-for-profit organization, Youth Employment Services (YES) enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start businesses.
 
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For further information, media representatives may contact:

Catherine Brisindi
Director of Marketing and Special Events
514-878-9788 ext. 322

cbrisindi@yesmontreal.ca   

Iris Unger
Executive Director
Tel: 514.878.9788 ext. 301

iu@yesmontreal.ca