Parkdale Concert Celebrates Community Kids

KUPE, local musicians and businesses come together to support free music education

TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - To celebrate the importance of music and the arts, KUPE Arts Society and Sway will host the first ever noteXnote concert in Toronto's Parkdale community.

KUPE, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing free music to children aged 7 - 13, is on the quest to find a permanent home in the Parkdale community. To kick off the campaign, KUPE and Edelman Public Relations' The Little Give have joined forces with the Parkdale Village BIA to present the first-ever community concert to help KUPE find a space to call their own.

With the support of the Parkdale Village BIA and surrounding businesses, on Friday, June 4, a public concert will be held in Toronto's Parkdale area from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Toronto Public Library Parkdale Branch, featuring Sway, Dane Harstell, Mike Schlosser, and Dan Miller among others.

Come and enjoy the celebration and lend a hand to find KUPE a home.

    How to donate

For as a little as $20 a month, businesses across Toronto are pitching in to help KUPE find a permanent home. If you can't make it out to the concert today, you can still make your 'note' count, visit:

For more information about KUPE and to donate, visit

    Who:   KUPE, Kids Understand Practically Everything
           Sway, host of The Hook

    What:  noteXnote first-ever concert hosted in Parkdale

    When:  June 4, 2010
           4:00-7:00 p.m.

    Where: Toronto Community Library Parkdale Branch
           Corner of Queen St. W and Cowan St.

About KUPE Arts Society

KUPE (Kids Understand Practically Everything) Arts Society is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Sway, a well-known local musician, host, journalist, entertainer and public servant, to develop and administer arts programs for the kids of Toronto. Outside The Box (OTB) Youth Music Program is the first initiative started by the group; the OTB program is designed to inspire youth and provide opportunity to kids who would normally have no access to musical instruments or lessons due to social and or economic barriers.

About the BIA

The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) is an organization recognized by all levels of government and its members, whose main goal is collecting and exchanging information vital to the BIAs and addressing their concerns and issues.

About the Little Give

Established in 2008, "The Little Give" is Edelman Canada's annual corporate social responsibility initiative that dedicates a little bit of seed money and a whole lot of time and energy to worthy non-profit organizations.


For further information: For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: Stephanie Marton or Sara Rezaee, Edelman for KUPE Arts Society, (416) 451-0668/(647) 448-0972,,

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