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VIP Reception tickets are still available for $40 for the Special Acoustic Performance and Meet & Greet with Tebey, Tim Hicks & Kira Isabella
Due to popular demand, 3 foursome spots have been added – download the Registration Form below
We announced that the upcoming Tebey Golf Classic, hosted by country music star Tebey, would be supporting a new innovative program through a partnership with the YES Shelter for Youth and Families from funds from the Golf Classic. The funding will directly support their diversion work, launching in June 2018, which will see an Outreach Team from YES, in conjunction with Peterborough Youth Services, provide immediate support to youth (ages 16 – 24) in crisis. The Tebey Golf Classic takes place Wednesday, May 30th at The Quarry Golf Club with special guest country music sensation Tim Hicks. The country music stars will be golfing with fans teeing off at 12 pm followed by a private VIP reception, where Kira Isabella will join the pair for a special acoustic performance. VIP tickets are still available for $40 at www.gphsf.ca and all proceeds will be going to support YES Shelter for Youth and Families.
“We’re so excited to be supporting this new program from YES through our Charity Golf Classic with the Family Health Team Foundation,” said Tebey. “Youth mental health programs are something I am personally very passionate about and to be able to make an impact like this in Peterborough means a lot to me. Over this past year we’ve provided funds to support the Peterborough Family Health Team’s development for a Walk In Clinic for mental health and now to be able to support youth in crisis in our community through this new program from YES is really going to help kids at what may be one of the most stressful or lowest points of their lives. We’re thrilled to see our foursomes are sold out but I’d like to see as many people as possible at the Golf Classic VIP reception and join me, Tim Hicks and Kira Isabella to help us raise as much money as we can for this important work.”
To date, money from the 2017 Golf Classic has been utilized to fund planning and training for a walk in clinic model for mental health, supporting a landscape assessment on best practices in mental health walk in clinic models across the province, as well as training for the 21 Mental Health Clinicians of the Peterborough Family Health Team. Through the support of this new initiative from YES, this service will now be able to launch next month and be accessible to all youth in the region.
“We are so honoured to be partnering with the Tebey Golf Classic as this funding will enable us to ensure that we have a dedicated Outreach Worker available each evening that can be contacted by the client, or the clients family, to support youth in crisis,” said Meagan LaPlante, Executive Director, YES. “Our new program will provide an immediate response to youth, navigation services of the issue at hand and securing a safe environment for the client to stay that night. The Outreach Team will endeavor to support the client to stay in the family home, where possible, or immediately relocate them to another natural support home. The client will then be connected with appropriate mental health supports, who will see them within 24 hours, for a private consultation and crisis supports as needed.”
Last year YES served hundreds of youth in their emergency shelter and programs, between the ages of 16 – 24, the majority of clients requiring ongoing support, particularly around their mental health. Studies have shown the importance of placement in a natural support living arrangement (friend/family home) as superior to uprooting a young person into a homeless shelter. Entrenchment in the emergency shelter system often leads to mental health distress. The emergency shelter that YES provides is a critical life-saving intervention, but through this program YES hopes to see less youth requiring this crisis service, and more youth supported to housing permanency, adding protective factors and better mental health outcomes.
All funds raised through the Tebey Golf Classic will be directed to supporting YES in the delivery of this new program. Although foursomes are sold out, tickets for the VIP Cocktail reception are available for $40 with a charitable tax receipt for 50% of the ticket. All guests will be treated to a private acoustic performance from Tebey, Tim Hicks and Kira Isabella and a chance to meet each of the artists.
To purchase VIP Cocktail reception tickets or for more information about sponsorship opportunities, download the 2018 Tebey Golf Classic Registration Form.
Tebey is a Canadian country music singer and multi-genre songwriter. As an artist Tebey has charted 5 top ten singles and has twice achieved the most played Canadian country song of the year with “Somewhere in the Country” (2013) and his version of “Wake Me Up” (2014) also a Gold single. He has 4 albums released including his upcoming EP “Love A Girl” which features his red hot single Denim on Denim currently looking to be his 6th top ten single. Tebey is signed to Road Angel Entertainment/Warner Music Canada. Also a talented producer, Tebey has been named Producer of the Year 3 times at various Canadian award ceremonies. As a writer Tebey scored his first US Billboard #1 song in 2017 with “Somebody Else Will” performed by Justin Moore and has multiple #1s Internationally with artists such as Shawn Desman and Pixie Lott. He’s written songs for the likes of One Direction, Cher, Nick Carter, Flo Rida, Emerson Drive, Jimmy Rankin, Doc Walker, Big & Rich and more. Tebey is a writer for BMG Chrysalis in LA/Nashville.
About Tim Hicks
Let’s get something out of the way: longevity is not a synonym for stagnation. Sometimes, longevity is a symbol of stubborn refusal to compromise or insistence on marching only to the beat of the most exhilarating drum. Take Tim Hicks. If anyone was ready for his proverbial close-up, it’s the acclaimed, chart-topping and award-winning artist. His presence as a consistently electrifying entertainer on the Canadian music scene may stretch back more than a decade, but his latest and third studio full-length album, the alternately scorching and tender Shake These Walls, scans as strikingly new.
That’s what happens when you’re lucky (read: dogged) enough to locate your most authentic musical voice at the precise moment you find yourself in Nashville scratching it out alongside some of the sharpest blades in the musical toolbox. Co-written by Hicks who writes the songs that define his character, Shake These Walls evolves musically. “I wanted to show people I had grown,” Hicks says of the new album. “There is truth in each of these songs because I co-wrote every one of them. I have a personal connection with every lyric, every riff. People are going to find there’s a healthy dose of the Tim Hicks party in there but there’s lots of other stuff certain to be interesting to many different people.”
Produced by Corey Crowder (who recently celebrated his second #1 U.S. single with Chris Young), and whittled down from a total of some 70 songs written in Toronto and Nashville over the past year, Shake These Walls provided Hicks with a distinct advantage absent from both 2013’s Throw Down and 2014’s-widely feted 5:01: a live, in-studio band while they were recording. “I am a band guy at heart and I love playing music live. I’m always asking, ‘How will these songs fit into my live show?’ Having a band right there made it easier to figure all those parts out.”
That’s essential given that in 2017, Hicks mounted the “Shake These Walls Tour,” his second major headlining jaunt following 2015’s sold-out “Get A Little Crazy Tour” and his chance to do what he does best: connect with audiences from coast to coast and beyond. So while Hicks has the resume of a veteran – seven Top 10 singles on Canadian country radio, #1 country album for 5:01, multiple CCMA and SOCAN wins and JUNO nods, coveted spots on prestigious festival stages nationwide – Shake These Walls charts a path that is completely new… and shoots straight for the country music stratosphere.
About Kira Isabella
Kira is a Canadian country singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The Ottawa, Ontario native began studying voice at age seven, and was inspired to pursue the country genre after hearing compatriot Shania Twain’s 2002 album Up! A few years later, at age 14, she won the Rising Star award at the Canadian Country Music Awards, which brought her to the attention of industry professionals, eventually leading to a record deal with Sony Music Canada in 2009.
In 2011, her first single “Love Me Like That,” cracked the Canadian Hot 100. Her debut album of the same name was issued a year later and featured the follow-up singles “A Little More Work” and “Songs About You,” which also charted. Meanwhile, the singer appeared as the opening act on tours with Carrie Underwood and Terri Clark, and in 2013 she won the Canadian Country Music Association Award for Female Artist of the Year. Kira Isabella’s sophomore album, Caffeine & Big Dreams, arrived in 2014 and went on to receive a Juno nomination for 2015 Country Album of the Year.
Kira looks forward to a busy 2018 which will see the introduction of new music, new collaborations and the launch of her own signature video channel focused on Food, Fashion and Fitness.
The H.O.P.E Bursary in honour of Steve Montador
We are pleased to announce in partnership with H.O.P.E. the H.O.P.E Bursary in honour of Steve Montador. This bursary was established to support students transitioning from high school to college/university that are suffering with long-term affects of a sports-related concussion and require a reduced academic course load as a result of the injury. Applications will open December 1st annually. All applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of H.O.P.E, Team 55, Your Family Health Team Foundation, and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). All applicants will be notified of their status by March 1st of the following year.
To be considered for the Bursary, you need to be:
- A student at a Peterborough City/Count-based high school and registered in a first year program at a college/university
- Suffering from post-concussion syndrome sustained from a sports-related injury
- Be in satisfactory academic standing
- Have financial need
- A reference from a former coach for good sportsmanship
- A doctor’s note outlining your need for a reduced academic course load
- Submit the full application which will be available here on December 1, 2017
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Funding 30 years of prevention, compassion, and support
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Critical information for expectant mothers and families
Counselling for patients suffering from anxiety and depression
Thank you to Michelle Garvey for sharing her powerful story and her desire to help others. Michelle is shown here with Your Family Heath Team Foundation Board Member, Vince Bierworth – also Program Director at Country 105.1 FM and Energy 99.7 FM
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