YES October Newsletter 2011-10-05

Here is YES' October Newsletter with updates on Tune In To YES5, information on the 9th Quebec Employment Service Provider Conference, Client of the Month Kate Puxley and all the upcoming workshops for the month.


 
   
OCTOBER 2011
 

YES presents its annual fundraising event, TUNE IN TO YES5: A Benefit Concert & Silent Auction on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at the Olympia. Join us for an evening of great music, friends, food and fundraising and help YES give young job-seekers, entrepreneurs and artists the English-language support services they need to launch their careers in Quebec.

We have some amazing packages for this year’s silent auction and door prizes. This list is growing fast, so be sure to check the silent auction section on the Tune In To YES5 website regularly to see an up-to-date list.

Purchase your tickets today for the exclusive opportunity to bid on some of these great items:

•    A circuit drive in an Audi R8 V10 2011 at Mont Tremblant
•    Dinner for six with a private chef
•    Foursome at the prestigious and private Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe-Claire, Québec
•    Gift certificate for the luxurious Spa Eastman in Eastman, Quebec
•    Lunch with former Canadian Astronaut Marc Garneau
•    Mercedes-Benz Smart Car for the weekend
•    Memberships to Club Sportif MAA
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Tickets to sporting events with the Montreal Canadiens and Alouettes
•    One night stay at some of Montreal’s luxurious hotels including Loews Hotel Vogue, Hotel Le St-Martin and the W Montreal.
•    Tickets to a world premier performance at the Infinitheatre
•    Two tickets in a private loge to see the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
•    Collectable bottle of wine
•    A private demo for four people of the IBIS system at the Forensic Technology office

and much, much more to be announced!

Tickets are $100 (tax receipt for $75) and include complimentary wine, beer and food.

 
  Special thanks to our sponsors:



   
   




 
 

     
9TH QUEBEC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS CONFERENCE: REGISTER NOW!



YES CLIENT OF THE MONTH: KATE PUXLEY

"Leap of Faith (Grouse)"
30" x 48" charcoal on paper

www.katepuxley.com

Five years ago, Kate Puxley graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, and in 2005, she was one of five Canadian artists short-listed to illustrate The Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

Her inimitable
craft is the creation of unique drawings and taxidermy worked out of roadkill. She has a studio at The Longhaul, which is an artist collective in Park Extension.
 
Kate completed her BFA with little to no knowledge of the ‘business’ of art.  After years of creating work and attempting to navigate the art market, she decided to seek help from YES.
 
“I approached YES with scepticism, thinking that the workshops wouldn’t be helpful and that I’d be exactly where I was when I started,” she says. “However, I was pleasantly surprised; I took a series of workshops geared specifically towards artists and learned valuable skills in time management, and grant writing.”

Under the guidance of Monika Majewski, YES’ Artist Program Coordinator, Kate discovered what she needed to improve on in order to build a stronger presence in the arts community. 

 

  This past year, she concentrated her efforts on networking and seeking opportunities abroad. Her involvement in YES’ Artist Program resulted in her participation in an art exhibit in Rome as well as a mentorship in Denmark with one of the most internationally renowned leaders in her art.
 
“I continue to hone my grant writing skills with Monika and I am very optimistic in the success of that endeavour as well.”

Kate will also be participating in a group show curated by local artistic luminary, Chris 'Zeke' Hand from March 17, 2012 - April 29, 2012 at Stewart Hall in Pointe Claire.

YES FUNDRAISING
Has YES made a difference in your life?  Perhaps you have attended some of our helpful and informative workshops, or received advice from our job search team or business and artists' coaches? If you can answer YES to any of these questions, we hope that you will consider a gift to YES.

With your support, YES can help your family, friends, neighbours or those most in need to find jobs, start businesses, and start giving back to the Montreal community.  Your gift will become exponential in its impact.
 
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE GIVE TODAY.

Cheques payable to Youth Employment Services. Receipts will be issued for gifts of $10 or more.
Charitable Registration Number: 88872 9050 RR 0001.
YES WORKSHOPS: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
 





Jump Start Your Job Search
(FREE info session)
Tuesdays & Fridays
2PM-4PM


Jump Start Your Business
(FREE info session)
Wednesdays
1:30PM-2:30PM

Grants & Loans Info Session
for Entrepreneurs

(FREE info session)
Wednesdays
2:30PM-3:30PM

Interview Workshop
(FREE Workshop)
Monday, Oct 3
(Session repeats Oct 17 & Oct 31)
10
:00AM-12:00PM





Self Assessment Part 1
(FREE Workshop)
Wednesday, Oct 5
10:00AM-12:00PM

Cold Calling
(FREE Workshop)
Thursday, Oct 6
(Session repeats Oct 20)
2
:00PM-4:00PM


Self Assessment Part 2
(FREE Workshop)
Wednesday, Oct 12
10:00AM-12:00PM


Publicity & Promotion for Independent Artists ($15.00)
Wednesday, Oct 12
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Register
here
*NEW* Networking 101: Discovering the Hidden Job Market
(FREE Workshop)
Wednesday, Oct 19
10
:00AM-12:00PM

Sales Mini-Series & Speed Pitching
($35.00)
Mon Oct 24, Tues Oct 25
6:30PM-8:30PM
Register
here

Résumé Writing
(FREE Workshop)
Monday, Oct, 24
10:00AM-12:00PM

French for Job Seekers
($75.00)
4 week series begins Tuesday, October 25
9:30AM-12:30PM

Your Job Search: Getting Motivated & Staying Focused
(FREE Workshop)
Wednesday, Oct 26 10
:00AM-12:00PM
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Careers in International and Community Development
($15.00)
Thursday, Oct 27
6:30PM-8:30PM
Register
here

Start Your Own Business Seminar Series ($65/$95)
4-week series begins Tuesday, Nov 1
6:30PM-8:30PM
Register
here


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