Youth Mentorship

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Open invitation to Guelph’s youth

Guelph youth are invited to showcase their talents as part of MusicWorks|StageWorks, a hands-on performing arts mentorship program of River Run Centre in partnership with the Guelph Youth Council of the City of Guelph and supported by TD Bank Group.

The program is open to all youth, ages 13 to 19, who are interested in gaining new skills and taking part in a public performance. It offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence and is inclusive of music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy.

Under the guidance of River Run’s technical, programming and marketing staff, and with the support of Guelph Youth Council members, participants learn about the various aspects of building a successful show such as staging, flow, self-promotion, transitions and professionalism.

NEW for 2018 – River Run Centre is pleased to announce the very talented Nathan Coles, a Guelph musician and multi-instrumentalist with extensive experience in musical composition, microphone technique and public performance, will join our team as a mentor during our dress rehearsal days to enlighten and inspire student’s creative flare.

Applications will be accepted online at from Monday January 29, 2018 until Monday February 26, 2018. Anyone with questions about the program or application process should contact

Rehearsals are scheduled in mid-April for two weeks, and the program will culminate in public performances in the first week of May to celebrate National Youth Week.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Rehearsals and performances will take place at River Run Centre in the Co-operators Hall after school hours and in the evenings. Each performer or performing group is required to commit to one of the rehearsal and performance schedules below.

• Tuesday, April 10 – mentoring and technical rehearsal
• Tuesday, April 17 – mentoring and dress rehearsal
• Tuesday, May 1 – free public performance
• Wednesday, April 11 – mentoring and technical rehearsal
• Wednesday, April 18 – mentoring and dress rehearsal
• Wednesday, May 2 – free public performance


TD Bank
Guelph Youth Council