Media Advisory- PACTRocks Where The Stones Rolled

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - On Saturday March 2nd, 2013, the PACT Urban Peace Program will present The Urban Peace Festival at the legendary El Mocambo Tavern in Toronto. This unique celebration of peace, love, and community in our city will feature a stellar line-up of musicians including LMT Connection with special guest, The Chops Horns, and more. 

"Since the advent of music creation, it has been one of the important connecting forces in humanity; bringing people of different generations, races, cultures, sexes and upbringings together," says PACT President, David Lockett. "The Urban Peace Festival is aimed at continuing this tradition by gathering individuals for the sake of music, as an avenue to change lives."  All proceeds from the Festival will go to the PACT Urban Peace Program, specifically to re-launch the PACTRocks life skills music rehabilitation program. PACTRocks allows at-risk youth to explore and express themselves through the musical styles of all genres in a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment. Over the course of a six-week workshop the youth learn to play an instrument of choice, through covering songs and creating original compositions, which they perform at a graduation concert. 

About PACT:
The PACT Urban Peace Program is an award-winning, results-driven and cost-conscious registered Canadian charity dedicated to working with, supporting and empowering under privileged and at-risk youth, as well as youth already in conflict with the law. 

PACT (Participation, Acknowledgement, Commitment, and Transformation) builds peace and hope in our communities by helping youth reach their full potential in life. PACT does this through strategic partnerships with the police, courts, probation, schools; other youth focused agencies and community partners. PACT designs and delivers innovative and original programming such as the LifePlan Coaching Program for higher risk repeat offenders (14-18) as well as a number of hands-on LifeSkills focused community service projects that provide safe spaces for all youth (14-21) to explore vocational opportunities and build their resumes in practical real world environments. Youth that attend PACT LifeSkills Community Service projects (some also offered as integrated afterschool programming) can complete community service orders for Court and/or required community service hours for high school graduation, but just as importantly they stay active and busy, gain self-esteem and valuable experience for their resumes in a team building environment, while also positively connecting to and giving back in meaningful ways to their communities. 

Notes for Editors:

  • The event takes place on Saturday March 2nd, 2013 at 8pm at the El Mocambo Tavern at 464 Spadina Ave, Toronto.
  • Tickets are $20 and on sale now at http://urbanpeacefestival.eventbrite.ca. All proceeds benefit the PACT Urban Peace Program.
  • Current line-up includes LMT Connection, with special guest The Chops Horns, The Howll, River Summit, The Joyful Sinners.

SOURCE: PACT Program

For further information:

Paige Lockett, paige@pactprogram.ca, 416-417-0803.