FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2012
2012 slaight music humanitarian award winner tenille
presents play it forward tour
Toronto, ON – Winner of the 2012 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, 18-year-old Canadian country artist Tenille is proud to present the Play It Forward tour. Beginning in Peace River on October 15, the tour will incorporate music and motivational speaking for students in schools across Alberta, promoting positive leadership efforts for Canada’s youth. The tour is sponsored by Canadian Tire (Grand Prairie store), Caron Measurement and Controls, Low Impact, Save on Foods and T-Ram Canada. Additional 2012 and 2013 Canadian tour dates to be announced soon. For current listings, see below.
“I am really looking forward to being out on the road and recognizing students who make a positive difference within their own school environments,” says Tenille. “It’s exciting to know that these kids inspire others through simple acts of kindness or dreams to change the world. I’m honoured to play for them and inspired by their potential to play it forward!”
Tenille will give a 50-minute presentation at each school that will include a performance and interactive activities. The school will pre-select one to three students that will be recognized during the show for their leadership skills. At the end of the tour, these students will be entered in a draw for the chance to win $10,000 to put towards a charity of their choice and an in-school charity program.
In 2012, Tenille won Female Artist of the Year at the Alberta Country Music Association Awards and in 2011 she was the youngest ever to be nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the CCMA Awards. Her debut album, REAL (Royalty Records), was released in June 2011 and debuted at #13 on the Soundscan Country charts the week of release. Tenille is the founder of Alberta-based charity Big Hearts For Big Kids which has raised $194,000 since its inception in 2010. All proceeds raised at the annual event benefit Sunrise House, the only emergency youth shelter north of Edmonton.
Canadian Performance Dates:
October 15, 2012 TA Norris Middle School Peace River, AB
October 16, 2012 Fairview High School Fairview, AB
October 17, 2012 Hillside Jr/Sr High School Valleyview, AB
October 18, 2012 Summitview Middle School Grande Cache, AB
October 24, 2012 R.F. Staples Secondary School Westlock, AB
October 25, 2012 Elmer S. Gish St. Albert, AB
October 26, 2012 Wabamun School Wabamun, AB
October 26, 2012 Sherwood Heights Junior High Sherwood Park, AB
November 1, 2012 Donnan School Edmonton, AB
November 15, 2012 Clairmont Grande Prairie, AB
November 16, 2012 Harry Balfour Grande Prairie, AB
Play It Forward Website: www.tenille.ca/playitforward
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Tenille will be available for select advance and in-person interviews surrounding the Play It Forward tour.
For more information or to request an interview, please contact:
1240 Bay Street, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M5R 2A7