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March 26, 2009 – Toronto, ON
The OLI youth performers from Pikangikum First Nation and Lac La Croix First Nation will be packing their bags soon for Toronto, where they will be performing in the 2nd Annual performance of Outside Looking In on Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 1pm and 8pm at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Both groups, who have never met before, will be meeting in Sioux Lookout Ontario where they will board the VIA RAIL together and land in Toronto some 23 hours later. These 26 youth, some of whom have never left their communities before or boarded a train, will be in for a life-changing experience with Outside Looking In. They will be staying at the Tim Horton Childrens Foundation Onandaga Farms camp near Brantford for their entire stay. Not only will they be performing in downtown Toronto, but also at the National Ballet School and the season opener for the Six Nations Rebels Lacrosse. There will be loads of fun-filled activities to open their eyes to the world of opportunities that await these youth – which is all apart of “Outside Looking In”. They will be going to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball game, Toronto FC Soccer game; Toronto Rock Lacrosse, Niagara Falls, CN Tower, MuchOnDemand, and much more. Outside Looking In is the first national arts organization that provides such opportunities for Indigenous youth to express themselves through the arts. In its inaugural year, 2007, OLI experienced a standing ovation from an audience of 400 in downtown Toronto at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on May 21st, 2008. Tickets sales this year have not only doubled, but also in sponsorships. OLI sponsors this year are Tim Horton’s Childrens’ Foundation;Tim Hortons Corporation; NationTalk; Pikangikum Education Authority; Lac La Croix First Nation; Caracle Creek International Consulting, National Ballet School of Canada; DeBeers Canada; Wigwamen Incorporated; Chant Construction; Sodexo; Canada Council for the Arts; Aboriginal Peoples Television Network; and Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.
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