PLAY IT FORWARD ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN

 

We’re very excited to announce we’ve launched our Play It Forward Merchandise Store.

We’ve recently added some new T-Shirt additions and the last of the traditional play it forward items!

Thanks for your amazing support on the road! It truly means so much!! Hope you are enjoying your keepsakes out there.

TENILLE WRAPS HER NATIONAL PLAY IT FORWARD TOUR

CANADIAN COUNTRY ARTIST TENILLE WRAPS HER NATIONAL 

PLAY IT FORWARD TOUR 

STUDENT SELECTED FOR PLAY IT FORWARD $10,000 PRIZE for charity

Toronto, ON – Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Slaight Music Humanitarian recipient (2012), Tenille, has just wrapped her cross-Canada Play It Forward tour where she spent a total of 32 weeks on the road, visiting 106 schools and performing for over 35,000 students. The tour incorporated the young Country singer’s music and motivational speaking for students in schools across Canada, promoting positive leadership efforts for youth. Announced at the Play It Forward wrap-up concert in Grande Prairie on December 14, grade eight student Lauren Seabrook from Yellowknife has been selected out of 309 recognized student leaders and awarded $10,000 to put towards a charity of her choice and an in-school community program.

“This experience over the past year has been completely life changing,” says Tenille. “It has surpassed all initial visions and goals and I’m so grateful for and proud of the way the ‘play it forward’ message has spread all across Canada. It’s been a blast getting to know such awesome student leaders and I truly believe our future is in great hands.” She continues, “We are so excited for Lauren! The work that she does in her own community and beyond is inspiring and we hope this serves as a boost to help further her dreams to reach out to people and make a difference.”

The Ecole William McDonald Middle School student has decided to allocate $5,000 of the donation between the North West Territories’ SPCA, Sleeping Children Around the World and the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Alberta. The remaining $5,000 will go towards bringing in inspirational Me To We speaker Spencer West to Ecole William McDonald Middle School. Seabrook is also looking to set up a Seabrook Play It Forward award, which would encompass Tenille’s inspirational teachings and be presented annually to a student who demonstrates great leadership.

Tenille has had a busy 2013, releasing her sophomore album, Light (Royalty Records), earlier this Spring. Additionally, she was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and took home the 2013 ACMA Fan’s Choice Award and Female Artist of the Year Award for the second year running. In 2011, following the release of her debut album Real, Tenille became the youngest artist ever nominated for the coveted Canadian Country Music Association Award for Female Artist of the Year. Last year, the Grande Prairie native was the youngest recipient of the CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award and she was also awarded Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Tenille will be hosting her annual Big Hearts For Big Kids fundraiser on February 15, 2014 in her hometown of Grande Prairie with special guests Emerson Drive, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Small Town Pistols, Clayton Bellamy and Chad Brownlee. Entering it’s fifth year, Big Hearts For Big Kids has raised over $350,000 to date with proceeds going to Sunrise House; an emergency youth shelter that serves a wide area of Northern Alberta.

About Play It Forward

On the Play It Forward tour, Tenille spent 32 weeks on the road, starting in her home province of Alberta in October 2012 and visited 106 schools across the country, wrapping in December 2013. The young Country star’s tour recognized 309 student leaders for their leadership initiatives she and presented for over 35,000 Canadian youth. Of the acknowledged student leaders, one was selected to receive a $10,000 prize package, $5,000 of which will be donated to a charity of the student’s choice and the other $5,000 to be put towards a program within the prize winner’s school to keep the “play it forward” spirit alive.

 

 

 

 

AND THE WINNER IS….

 

SOOOO excited to announce our big Play It Forward $10,000 drawn leader from William McDonald Middle School in Yellowknife, grade 8 student, Miss Lauren Seabrook! We are so proud of Lauren’s incredible efforts- what an ambassador of what play it forward means. The work that she does in her community and beyond is inspiring and we hope this serves as a boost to help further her dreams to reach out to people and make a difference. And we are SO grateful to Canadian North for bringing Lauren and her mom to our wrap up show this past weekend. What an awesome surprise and special addition to the evening.

Lauren has decided to allocate $5,000 of the donation between the North West Territories’ SPCA, Sleeping Children Around the World and the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Alberta. The remaining $5,000 will go towards bringing in inspirational Me To We speaker Spencer West to Ecole William McDonald Middle School. She is also looking to set up a Seabrook Play It Forward award, which would encompass Play it Forward’s inspirational teachings and be presented annually to a student who demonstrates great leadership.

Sending out a huge congratulations to ALL of the Play it Forward leaders that we met. You guys inspire me so much and keep up the great work.

 

 

Big Country’s Play it Forward Wrap-Up Contest!

 

To all of the GP and surrounding area students, make sure to participate in Big Country 93.1 FM Grande Prairie‘s Play it Forward Contest!!

All you need to do is send an email before December 8th, telling them how you play it forward in the community, and you could be entered to win the best seats in the house at the December 14th Wrap Up Contest, joining us on stage on a nice comfy couch for the whole show! We can’t wait to see you at the event!!

Thanks to Big Country for all of your amazing support!

Tickets still available at the Crystal Centre!

The Contest: From November 20th to December 8th we want your kids to tell Big Country how they’ve played it forward!!

Email Big Country at promotions@bigcountryxx.com, tell them how you’ve played it forward in the community and they’ll put you in the draw to win a Play it Forward Prize Pack! (Autographed CD and T-shirt!)

Plus! ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive the BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE! These seats are right UP ONSTAGE! You and 3 friends (or family members) will be able to sit up on stage on a nice Big Comfy Couch and watch Tenille and her Band during the concert!

It’s really easy to play! Email Big Country and you’re in it to win it! (Kids ONLY no Parents!!)

We’ll announce one lucky winner December 9th to 12th on the Breakfast show and the GRAND PRIZE WINNER on Friday December 13th!

 

PLAY IT FORWARD WRAP-UP CONCERT!

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Save the date!!!

Tenille will end off an extremely adventurous and inspiring year on the Play It Forward School Tour with a Wrap-Up Concert happening on Saturday December 14th in Grande Prairie at the Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre.

Tenille is very much looking forward to celebrating the team and sponsors who have made this dream possible and to announce the $10,000 Grande Prize Leader!

Tickets going on sale on November 1st!

 

Tenille & Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Team Up To Inspire With New Music Video!

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“Well today is the day. It is my absolute honour to present to you the #DareToBe official THCF Music Video! Watching this moves me to a place of passionate tears. I’m so grateful to share a piece of the message that the foundation gives to these incredible kids, and that these campers take home to go out into the world with. I’m glad I got to spend the full 10 day session at the Camp in Perry Sound while filming; I’m so proud of these kids and blessed to have got to know them and a bit of their stories. They truly are little heroes with huge hearts and potential. Watching them be themselves at camp, and dare to be original and remarkable, makes me believe in change for the better in a world that doesn’t always notice that.

Thank you for watching, sharing and for your download support on iTunes with Dare to be, helping to send even more kids to camp. Special thank you to Tim Hortons for paying it forward and making the vision for this song a reality. Thank you to Tracy, Dave, Magic, the THCF and THCM Staff, and the Production and Film Crew for believing in this with all your heart and working so hard to have it here today.”

Tim Horton Children’s Foundation ambassador and Canadian country music artist Tenille has released a new music video entitled Dare to Be, which is available for purchase from iTunes. All proceeds from Dare To Be will be donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation to help enrich the lives of deserving children.

“I am extremely excited to launch my new music video” said Tenille, ambassador, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. “I hope the video will inspire Canadians to recognize the value of the camp experience, the work of the Foundation and the positive impact it has had on thousands of children, which I have witnessed first-hand.” -

Tim Horton Children’s Foundation ambassador and Canadian country music artist Tenille has released a new music video entitled Dare to Be, which is available for purchase from iTunes. All proceeds from Dare To Be will be donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation to help enrich the lives of deserving children.

“I am extremely excited to launch my new music video” said Tenille, ambassador, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. “I hope the video will inspire Canadians to recognize the value of the camp experience, the work of the Foundation and the positive impact it has had on thousands of children, which I have witnessed first-hand.”

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Help Make a true Difference

Visit iTunes today and purchase Tenille’s hit single Dare To Be. Help the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation make a true difference in the lives of deserving children.

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PLAY IT FORWARD SCHOOL TOUR HITS THE ROAD FOR LAST LEG!

Wahoooo Play It Forward hits the road again for the last leg of the School Tour.

SO PUMPED to be back!

Thanks to the amazing Paul at Petro-Canada in Grande Prairie, Alberta for fueling us up and sending us on our way.

Thank you guys for staying posted on our journey!!! #piftour.

1st round of dates now available here.

 

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First stop for the Play It Forward Tour is off to the Territories thanks to Canadian North!!!

This is such a cool moment, knowing we are getting to take this message to all of Canada after hoping to reach that goal in the first place, but not being able to due to flight expenses. It isn’t everyday, that you find a company whole believes whole heartedly in something to step up and play it forward without hesitation.

Thank you Steve and Tina for bringing this concept to Canadian North and jumping in with passion and enthusiasm. We are honoured to be visiting your the communities you provide opportunities in and are so grateful for the experience of a lifetime.

Here we go!!! The first official day of the last Play it Forward tour leg!!

PLAY IT FORWARD FALL UPDATE!

Thank you to everyone who has supported this amazing experience so far.

We’ll be updating you soon with where you can expect the Play It Forward tour to visit this fall.

Dates will be posted soon, along with other exciting news.

We hope everyone is having an amazing summer!

CANADIAN SPRING TOUR WRAP UP!

Hard to believe it has already been more than a week since being out on the road. What a fuelling, life-shaping, perspective-offering journey it was….. 41 schools, 13 weeks, and over 10,000 students reached from British Columbia to Ontario….

Thanks to all who were a part of making the vision across Canada with these amazing kids a reality!

-The Team. Thank you Bethanie, Katie, Jason, and Katie for the passion that you have on the road. Thanks for giving your heart everyday to all those students and helping light their sparks. I am proud and grateful to call you road family! Thank you Kathryn, Marcie, Suzanne, Jackie, Steve, Aunty Sue, and my parents for your dedication to making the tour and all of its foundation elements run with true play it forward passion. It is so appreciated.

-The Believers. Thanks to our incredible sponsors for jumping on board and playing it forward to us so we can be out on the road playing it forward to students across Canada! Caron Measurement and Controls, Low Impact, Tim Hortons, Petro Canada, The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, The UPS Store (GP), T-Ram, all of the Alberta Boostrs, Hanson Productions and Entertainment, and Affordable Elegance. Thank you to all of my family who have allowed me to spread my wings on this and helped me fly with so much love and support. Mom, thanks for coming to visit on the road. It meant so much having you there! And Pepere, thanks for coming on parts of the tour with us. Such a gift to have you be a part of the play it forward spirit.

-The Welcomers. Thanks to all the friends and family members who hosted us for showers, meals, visits or house concerts. It’s amazing to feel a sense of home on the road- thanks for bringing it to us!

-The teachers. Thank you for the passion you have for your kids. Thanks for being there for them no matter where they come from or what challenges they go through.

-The students. Thanks for inspiring us and giving us purpose behind this project. Thank you for believing in your potential in the world and being inspiring leaders with your actions. Thanks for all the goosebumps and tears you bring us- we are honoured to hear your stories and watch you play it forward.

And thanks to all who followed the adventures on social media! I am so grateful to have you all be a part of it! We can’t wait to connect with everyone again in the fall! Happy Summer! Keep on playing it forward!

TENILLE & ALBERTA BOOSTR ANNOUNCE SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN!

Wow…. thank you SO much to all of the Alberta Boostr‘s for your incredible support to the Play It Forward Tour. It is so amazingly appreciated – your contribution of $9,555 has fueled the tour to be out on the road lighting up the sparks of kids all across Canada.

Thank you for being a part of the impact, the passion, and the belief to make this all possible. 11 weeks have flown by and we are so grateful!

Have an amazing summer and we look forward to keeping you posted on the next leg in the fall!

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