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Friends,

Vancestock VII is now in motion. Help me with my continuing journey to make a difference in lives of young people.

Please join me at Adelaide Hall - 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto on Thursday October 11th, 2018 for a night of live music benefiting Trails Youth Initiatives. The doors will open at 6:00 PM and the show will begin at about 6:30 PM.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends, family, colleagues, etc. [all of whom are invited to attend].

The Charity

My affection for summer camp started over 45 years ago. Six years ago I came upon a charity that ties into my affection for camping; Trails Youth Initiatives takes vulnerable, at risk youth from the inner city of Toronto who may be struggling with issues related to adolescence and their environment and gives them a place and opportunity to develop their confidence and self-esteem so as to make good life decisions. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. In this 26th year, Trails has expanded their program, a new cabin to house the extra kids was just completed. Your help is needed even more.

Children enter the program at age 12 and make a four year commitment to attend the Trails camp facility located in the Stouffville area for two weeks every summer and for one weekend [Friday through Sunday] every month from September to June. 90% of those who enter the program complete it. Moreover, 90% of the youth who have completed the Trails program go on to post-secondary education as compared to only 10% of their peer group. If ever there was a case for an immediate ROI, Trails is it.

Last year, we had some 350 people in the house and raised $43,000 for Trails Youth Initiative. To date, Vancestock has raised $197,260 in six years. This is fantastic!!! My objective for this year is to put more than 400 people in the house and to raise over $40,000. Please give generously.

The evening will feature a number of performers and special guests.

Matt Weidinger, a 25-year-old from Kitchener, ON is a passionate young songwriter, with an amazing voice. Matt is well known for his mature rock/soul vocals and impressive multi-instrumental talents. 

Welcome Elton Rohn! Elton and his group of musicians, replicate the look, feel and sound of a real Elton John show! You’ll be rockin’ to the Crocodile Rock.

The opening act will be Sisters & Brothers (Logan & Jessica & Siblings). This will mark the seventh consecutive appearance by these wonderfully talented musicians. 

See the "About the Event" tab for more information about the performers and sequence of performances.

There is no charge for this event. Cooper Mediation Inc. covers all expenses associated with the event. As a result 100% of the donations raised stay with Trails. In order for your name to appear on the guest list, a donation to Trails is required.

Please click on www.trails.ca or paste the URL https://trails.akaraisin.com/Vancestock2018 into your web browser. Any donation greater than $20 will generate a tax receipt. There is a field so that if you are making one donation but bringing others with you, they will gain admission under your name as part of your group.

I hope you can join me and look forward to an evening of great music and giving.


Vance


Vance H. Cooper
390 Bay Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5H 2B1
T. 416-216-1577
F. 416-363-7112
Direct Line: 647-777-4011
vance@coopermediation.ca
www.coopermediation.ca







Event Goal
Goal
$40,000.00 CAD
Achieved
$36,081.00 CAD