Youth Leadership Camps Canada

Youth Leadership Camps Canada

April 23, 2015 14:05 ET

Ontario Students Will SOAR at Launch of New Documentary

Film Aims to Assist Grade 8 Students With the Difficult Transition to High School

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) -

Editors Note: There is a video associated with this press release.

This Spring, Grade 8 students across Canada will be treated to a special three hour event that will prepare them for the transition into high school. The brainchild of Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC) founder Stu Saunders, SOAR is the acronym for Students that are Optimistic, Aware and Ready - a student-centered program about finding yourself, owning your decisions and actively pursuing your passions in high school.

The 90-minute SOAR documentary, produced by Canadian-based company Stature Films, will be shown in 14 select communities across Ontario in April and May with assistance of Cineplex.

"SOAR is a ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind, Canadian documentary film for incoming grade nine students," said Saunders. "The film is meant to be experienced on a 50-foot screen with lots of energy and interaction from the audience. We hope it resonates on a deep level with these kids and inspire them to get involved in their high schools and be the best they can be in their own lives."

A premiere launch event takes place on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Cineplex Queensway in Toronto and will include program supporters, school board representatives from across Ontario and program partner, the Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN). YLCC will be hosting elementary Grade 8 classes at Cineplex theatres in the following 14 Ontario cities and in select cities across Canada this coming Fall.

Orillia Wed. April 29
Barrie Tues. May 5
Richmond Hill Thurs. May 7
Brampton Fri. May 8
Welland Tues. May 12
Burlington Wed. May 13
Oshawa Thurs. May 14
Ottawa Tues. May 19
Kingston Wed. May 20
Peterborough Thurs. May 21
Toronto Mon. May 25
London Tues. May 26
St. Thomas Wed. May 27
Windsor Thurs. May 28

The local events have been building buzz among the over 2,000 elementary students already registered to attend in their hometown theatres.

SOAR will feature special guest appearances at select theatre events, including: Juno award nominated singer-songwriter Peter Katz, Olympic hurdler Sarah Wells, former CFL player Orlando Bowen, among other renowned youth motivational speakers. For tickets and information: soar@ylcc.com.

Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC) inspires and empowers today's youth to leave a positive impact on our world. With our innovative leadership programs and dynamic staff, we instill in students a greater understanding of the short and long-term impacts of their words, choices and actions. www.ylcc.com.

To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE9zVV5F2Qk

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