[T]he Blasters are proud to announce that we will be returning to The Emldale House Tavern on October 13 th for a night full of great music. If you were lucky to score tickets to our last gig at the Elmdale for Hogsback Breweries 1st Birthday Bash in support of Christie Lake Kids, you’ll remember how much fun you had…we know we had a blast!
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Time: 8:30 pm start
As always, the entire amount of every ticket sold will be donated to a local charity. For this gig, all ticket proceeds will be donated to the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. This is our partnership with YSB and we feel very honoured to support such a great organization. Below is a excerpt from their website.
YSB understands that many of the concerns facing youth today need to be dealt with in the family, the peer group, the cultural group, and the community. That’s why we work closely with various community partners to deliver integrated programs and services in 20 sites across Ottawa.
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Building on the resources available in their immediate environments, we guide high-risk youth through whatever threatens their physical, sexual and mental well-being. We are there for any young person who reaches out to find support, a respectful listener or a safe place.
We support youth in our community through these and other programs and services:
- Emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive housing
- 24‑hour regional crisis line and mobile response team
- Assistance in situations of family conflict and dysfunction
- Addictions counselling and harm‑reduction programs
- Support for issues related to poverty, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and/or abuse
- Health and dental clinic, including HIV prevention services
- Intensive short- and long-term counselling for youth and families
- School-based mental health services
- Drop-in centres
- Job find programs
- Youth justice programs
- Youth advisory committees that foster leadership
Our support is based on the philosophy of “power with, not power over.” We don’t simply direct a course of action — rather, we work together with youth to help them see options they may not have considered, to believe in the power of choice. In doing so, we find that youth accept responsibility for their decisions, trust in their full potential, and take steps towards fulfilling it.