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We're Looking and Singing Our 'Concert Best'


Save the date!  GYS choirs have been working hard to bring you a spectacular holiday concert. Home baked goodies, a wine raffle announcement and enthusiastic young voices in a beautiful acoustic space will make this a wonderful evening.   One pair of tickets for every family is held for pick up at the River Run box office.  If you plan to bring family and friends, please contact the River Run for extra tickets.  While tickets are available at the door, this event often sells out! 


We need YOU and your chorister to spread the word!


You love to hear the choir and enjoy our amazing choristers perform right? So spread the word we want to grow. We think the power of performing exceptional choral music is a transformative process and we want to share that opportunity with more young people. Help us spread the word by: 

  • inviting family, friends and neighbours to upcoming concerts,


  • placing a GYS CD in someone’s Christmas stocking,

  • following us on social media or showcase our talented young people by making a personal invitation to other young people to join in the fun!

We are offering free tickets to the Dec 2nd concert to potential choristers who sign up to audition. Please contact Cathy at to make arrangements.


Any other ideas of how to grow the choirs? Please contact Rosslyn Bentley  - Board Director with responsibility for Marketing and Promotion at

GYS Cookie Walk

Tuesday Nov. 28th 5-8pm
Wednesday Nov. 29th 6-8:30

Come and stock up on a huge variety of favourite Christmas cookies for $7/lb.  All cookies donated by GYS parents.

Wine Fridge Raffle

The popular wine fridge raffle is back, just in time for the holidays!  Please give Cathy your $10 donation and share your tickets with family and friends.  Our parent volunteer, Jen Pacan, will fill the 38-bottle, dual-zone with fridge with a selection of great wine. This is an important fund raiser for GYS and is always sold out!  

GYS Bursary Funds Available!  

Currently we have some funding left in our bursary account. GYS aims to give all children who love to sing the opportunity to join one of its choirs.  For more information about the fund and/or to make a donation to help send a kid to choir (tax receipt issued,)
please call Cathy Meggison (Administrator) at (519) 821-8574 or email at
President's Message
Sara Kaune

It’s been a great start to the 2017/18 season for GYS. We had a wonderful experience this September at our new retreat location – Camp Ki-Wa-Y for Choirs I,II & III.  We also welcomed some new faces to the board of directors: Kumudinie Kariyapperuma,  Tina Hotton Mahony and Heather Mair. We are still looking for a future treasurer to shadow our current treasurer Kim Gould. If you are interested please contact the GYS office for more information.  GYS is looking for more children and youth to join our choirs in January. If you know of any children or youth interested in GYS, we would love to hear from them. As an incentive, we will give a free ticket to our Dec 2nd concert to any child or youth who books an audition for January entry.  We look forward to the seasonal concert as an opportunity to connect with families and enjoy hearing our children sing beautifully. On behalf of the board of directors, we wish you a happy health holiday season and look forward to seeing you at “All Spruced Up’ on Dec 2nd!


Fundraising Coordinator

Bryan Van Der Zwet Stafford

Plan something in advance for you to do, or get some Holiday Shopping done! Take advantage of this once-a-year GYS fundraiser. 

Friday December 8th, 2017

4:30 pm – 8:30 pm at GYMC

$30 Single Rate for one Chorister

$40 Sibling Rate for two Children

$50 Large Family Rate for three or more children


Please sign-up at rehearsal on Nov. 28th/29th!

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