Touchstone Youth Centre Presents Breaking The Ice: An Urban Dance Competition

Top Quote Performers from across Toronto unite to help raise funds for Touchstone Youth Centre. Proceeds from the event will help homeless youth in finding permanent, solutions to homelessness and provide hot meals, access to the clothing bank and respite from outside elements. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 16, 2011 - Toronto, ON - Breaking the Ice: An Urban Dance Competition will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Fairview Library Theatre. This event will showcase several of Toronto's hottest dance crews including Canada's premier Krump group Northbuck, 2011 Blackout Champions Bucc N Flvr and 2011 MuchMusic Thursday's winners The Moonrunners. Doors open for Breaking the Ice at 6:00pm with performances and showcases starting at 6:45pm. Registration and information about the event can be found at

    Net proceeds from the event will benefit Touchstone Youth Centre, and will be used to assist Touchstone Youth Centre residents in finding permanent, holistic solutions to their homelessness and provide hot meals, access to the clothing bank and respite from outside elements.

    In Toronto, there are anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 different homeless youth on a given night. Breaking the Ice is the most recent in a series of fundraising events Touchstone Youth Centre hosts to involve different communities in Toronto in our mission to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth.

    "Touchstone is a great place to volunteer. The experience gave me a new perspective on youth shelters." said Nari Maharaj, Volunteer. "After seeing all the great programs and services offered, I gained a new appreciation for all the hard work that is done here on a daily basis."

    Touchstone Youth Centre hopes to raise awareness of youth homelessness in Toronto and to enhance the life prospects of young people who are attempting to live independently but are temporarily without shelter.

    Breaking the Ice: An Urban Dance Competition would not be possible without the support of our partners: JusTechnique Productions, Snapback and Goods, Lynne MacDonell & Associates, and Simply Swagg Dance Studio. For more information on Touchstone Youth Centre visit our website at or e-mail volunteer ( @ ) touchstoneyc dot org.

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