Media Advisory - The Ignite Youth Arts Forum invites you to engage youth arts on June 12-13, 2007 at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel.

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - This forum will bring together a diverse group
of people who are committed to nurturing a vibrant and sustainable youth arts
sector. The objective of the Forum is to advance policies and practices that
support youth arts.

    Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

    The details are as follows:

    Date:   Tuesday, June 12, 2007 and Wednesday, June 13, 2007

    Time:   The Forum will take place from:

            9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Tuesday, June 12, 2007
            9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

            Media are invited to participate in all or part of the Forum.

            Visit for the complete agenda

    Place:  Gladstone Hotel
            1214 Queen Street West
            Toronto, ON

    Events that will be taking place during the forum that you may wish to
    cover include:

    -   Keynote addresses by Hip Hop Recording Artist K'Naan, and music
        producer BOB EZRIN;

    -   An evening musical showcase and visual arts exposition;

    -   A pitch contest where young artists will present their ideas to a
        panel of judges, including Canadian Idol's Farley Flex, with a chance
        to one of three prizes worth $3,000;

    -   A host of workshops and break-out sessions that focus on a range of
        topics, from Best Practices in Arts-Programs to Strategies for
        Influencing Arts Policies.

    Learn more about the forum and see the complete agenda, visit

For further information:

For further information: Jaime Burke, Regional Communications Manager,
Department of Canadian Heritage, Tel.: (416) 973-2050

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