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Musician’s concert showcases talent and benefits Creative Kids

June 13, 2024
For musician Donny Parenteau, putting on a concert featuring some of the province’s top Indigenous talents is an opportunity to
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Creative Kids funding recipient is the first to receive top honours

March 12, 2024
This past month, after years of hard work, Brianna Dash became the first in Canada to complete the Advanced Solo
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Performer finds a deep connection to music

February 20, 2024
The first time JJ Voss played the guitar, not only did he find his vocation, but he found a tool
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Bernadine in a ribbon dress.

New service provider connects kids to the art of sewing

February 15, 2024
Bernadine Sapp’s background in the mental health sector helps her appreciate how much her students gain from her sewing lessons.
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Former Creative Kid is championing the program that changed his life

February 13, 2024
For Creative Kids Champion Cole Knutson, giving back to the organization that gave him the ability to explore different musical
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Music lessons helps kids unlock unseen potential

February 8, 2024
When Adriana Sanchez was eight years old, her family unexpectedly received a piano as a gif t from a generous
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Sisters on a path to success thanks to Creative Kids

February 6, 2024
Elizabeth and Emily Kelln gained many opportunities of growth thanks to the support they received from Creative Kids for voice
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Participation in dance sets kids on a path for success

December 13, 2023
Over the last ten years, Kimberly Parent has had 77 students benefit from Creative Kids funding to take salsa dance
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Removing barriers to cultural activities benefits youth in many ways

October 30, 2023
Making sure inner-city kids have lots of options and no barriers to participate in cultural activities is a priority for
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New Champion says artistic activities build resilience

October 27, 2023
When Karlie King was asked to become a Champion for the Creative Kids program she quickly responded “yes”, as she
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New Champion’s Resolve to Give Back Grows Deeper

April 17, 2023
“Over the last year, thanks to my involvement as a spokesperson, not only have I benefited by the mentoring and
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Youth’s Confidence Blossoms in Art Class

April 12, 2023
Brandie Perkins, the owner of the Cathedral Arts School and Studio in Regina, believes in the power of the arts
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Young Musician Finds Happiness Through Music

March 28, 2023
As a young pianist, Chen Ni Liang knows firsthand the importance of supporting a young person’s love of music. 
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Sisters See Dance as Key to Their Success

March 21, 2023
Thanks to Creative Kids, sisters N’Tanis and Kori Wuttunee were both able to take salsa dance lessons together. They credit
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Service Provider sees Creative Kids as ‘a great opportunity’

July 20, 2021
As a Spanish tutor for the past four years, Andrea Barrientos has found fun and easy ways for her students
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Fly Studios YXE Creates Safe Space for Kids to Get Creative and Heal

August 18, 2020
A Saskatoon aerial arts studio owner is creating a safe space for kids to discover their talents and achieve success.
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Access to Arts Important for all Ages

July 23, 2020
Ben Redant, 40, has been in the arts for as long as he can remember. He recalls playing the piano
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Two Generations of Creative Kids

June 23, 2020
For the first time since the program started, Creative Kids records show that over time the program has funded both
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Dreams Come True: Creative Kids Ballerina Gets Big Dance Opportunity

June 10, 2020
A dream has come true for a Saskatoon ballerina. Prarthona, 12, a Saskatoon ballerina who has been receiving Creative Kids
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Musician’s concert showcases talent and benefits Creative Kids

For musician Donny Parenteau, putting on a concert featuring some of the province’s top Indigenous talents is an opportunity to support Creative Kids and help more children and youth facing financial barriers find their artistic passion.    “I come from a family that couldn’t afford music lessons when I was a kid. Creative Kids didn’t exist then. I had to learn on my own and it took a lot longer,” he says. “All kids should have the opportunity to participate in an arts or cultural activity because it molds them into strong people and builds confidence.”   
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Creative Kids funding recipient is the first to receive top honours

This past month, after years of hard work, Brianna Dash became the first in Canada to complete the Advanced Solo Award Ballet exam, the highest ballet level within the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association (CDTA). She attributes lots of hard work, great training from teachers and support from Creative Kids as keys to her success.
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Dance-A-Thon raises more funds so more kids can participate

For Tammy Kostersky teaching her students the value of giving back to the communityis important. On March 25, 2023, Dance Innovations held their annual Dance-A-Thon and raised $7,000 for Creative Kids so more children in Yorkton are able to experience the benefits of dance.
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