BOYS CLUB NETWORK PARTNERSHIP:
Face of Today is proud to announce its new partnership with the Boys Club Network. The Westcoast Boys Club Network Foundation (BCN) is a registered Canadian charity tackling one
Founded in 2007, the Boys Club Network works together with school districts in East Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Abbotsford, and is expanding to Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Kootenays. Face of Today is proud to announce the donation of $10,000 to Boys Club Network. They plan to use the funding to help pay for their touring play and to support special outreach programs associated with network growth.
MUSIC HEALS PROGRAM:
We are excited to partner with Music Heals, a music therapy program in Vancouver. After the completion of our new recording studio, we have expanded into working with kids to give the opportunity to record and make their own songs. Recently pairing with music therapist Katherine Graff, kids from Semiahmoo House Society worked with producer Krev Mack to produce some of their very own hit singles. Kevin Williams Productions made this experience possible for all of the kids by keeping the studio running to allow each child learn their full potential and express optimal creativity.
With our recording studio up and running, we have invited youth from HEROS and Boys Club Network to show off their music skills. Our volunteers have worked one-on-one with the youth helping develop their talent on the computers and inside our recording vault. Jamming out, making new friends and gaining valuable new skills have helped shape their lives for the better. Our music studio provides a safe space for youth to come and relax while enriching their growing minds.
OSOYOOS WAKEBOARD CAMP:
Summer has come to a close in Vancouver, marking another successful year at the Face of Today Wakeboard Camp in Osoyoos. We were very pleased to work with HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) again to bring along five kids from the Vancouver and Sunshine Coast programs. Our wicked weekend on the water started off with a bang after arriving on Friday afternoon at Nk’Mip Resort to set up camp. On the boat for the rest of the evening, the kids learned the basics on how to get their balance and stand up. With the help from the amazing coaches through Wake Pilot camp, the kids got to sharpen their skills, gaining confidence both on and off the water.
With a total of 16 hours on the boat for the weekend, each participant got an amazing amount of time learning from some of the best coaches and enjoying the beauty of Osoyoos. Evenings brought around team building activities in the cabin and of course- roasting marshmallows and making s’mores! Thanks to your donations, this weekend was possible. The kids thank you for your
The 6th Annual Face of Today Gala, presented by Rosewood Hotel Georgia, was an overwhelming success. From exotic cars by MCL Motor Cars in the porte-cochere to circus performances, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia transformed into Cirque Fantastique for an evening of philanthropy and entertainment on Saturday, February 21.
Event highlights include:
- 200 dinner guests ($500 per ticket) with 150 additional guests ($250 per ticket) at the After Party
- Luxury cars by MCL Motor Cars in the porte-cochere
- Passed canapes, a two-course dinner and a lavish dessert bar by Rosewood Hotel Georgia
- Veuve Clicquot champagne bar
- Circus Performances, including a Contortionist, Cirque Pole Acrobat, Chair Stack and Moon's Eyen Hoop Act
- Silent Auction
- Circus Cookie Raffle
- Build A Community Live Donation
- Blackjack Tables by River Rock Casino Resort
- Production by Simon Cooksley Design
"The past year has turned several of my dreams into reality. From sponsoring 13 youth at FOT's 2nd Annual Wakeboard Camp, to placing 8 deserving youth in Hip Hop Workshops at FOT's new state-of-the-art recording studio to hosting the first-ever art therapy program with Ray-Cam Community Centre and launching mental health and fitness programs with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and Better Bodies Health Solutions, I am thrilled with the impact that FOT has made in helping underprivileged youth achieve their potential," Cohen says. "The generous donations made at this year's Gala will help us continue to fund FOT youth-driven programs and disperse funds to local charities."
Along with her Board of Directors (all under the age of 40), Kasondra has created avenues of success for those without resources or support. FOT was founded to help young, underprivileged leaders achieve their aspirations by creating an infrastructure for them to flourish. With the right resources and opportunities, Kasondra believes that anything is possible.
We are proud and excited to introduce you to the new FOT logo and website. Our inspiration is YOUth, and with your help it is our goal to surpass previous achievements and make this year’s event one to remember.
Please Save The Date for FOT's 6th Annual Face Of Today Gala, presented by Rosewood Hotel Georgia, this Saturday February 21st, 2015. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest details.
This year FOT has expanded to include Art, Community and Fitness. Check out our programs here! (*link to program page*)
We thank you for your involvement and look forward to making dreams a reality.
- The Face of Today Family
*Dinner Guests will receive a $400 tax receipt, Afterparty Guests will receive a $150 tax receipt.