Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Chilliwack Project dancers among performers at fundraiser

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n Saturday March 2, 2013, at Massey Theatre in New Westminster, the Backstage Youth Performers Society (BYPS) will be presenting "A Night Of Stars".


This is a Fundraising Gala to support the Society’s mission of providing both financial and educational opportunities to youth in the arts.


With government funding in the Arts at an all-time low, this Society's work is more important than ever. The BYPS is a not for profit organization who provides local youth opportunities to pursue the performing arts.

The Gala is featuring amazing entertainment by many incredibly talented local dancers and recording artists from across the Lower Mainland. Performers include headliner Barney Bentall with upcoming artists and dance companies such as Laurell, Coastal City Ballet, Arts Umbrella, The Source, Absolute, Kaylee Johnston, Barron-S, Freshh (of Canada's Got Talent), Royal City Musical Theatre, Seattle’s Triology and Kyle Richardson, alongside amateur outstanding artists.


The very talented, award winning tap group "The Oddities" from Chilliwack’s Project Dance studio is also amongst those performing.


Tickets begin at $19.50 or for only $69.50 a VIP package of premium seats, reserved parking and wine and hors d'ouvres reception is available. To purchase tickets, please visit Massey Theatre’s website https://tickets.masseytheatre.com 



The Backstage Youth Performers Society was formed as a not for profit society in January 2007. In May 2008 the Society received charitable status. Since its inception, the Society has awarded over $9,000 in scholarships to deserving young artists who wanted to further their training and experience in the performing arts.


For more information on the Society or the Gala visit www.backstageyouth.org




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