And the iPad WINNER is….

And the WINNER is….. Anastasia McCullough from Vermilion, Alberta! Congrats you are the new owner of an iPad!

Thank you to you everyone who shared their stories!

Amazing to see people out their giving back. Keep up the fantastic work and together we can inspire change!


Tenille will be visiting Breakfast Television Edmonton this Thursday to announce the WINNER of the Alberta  Play It Forward School Tour GRAND PRIZE of $10,000!Tune in the morning of January 17th to find out who the winner is and to hear their story!


Happy Monday Play It Forward friends!

We’re excited to let you know that this Wednesday Jan 16th, 2013 we will be drawing the WINNER of our iPad giveaway.

Soooo get those comments in on this Website before Wednesday for your last chance to enter this contest!











This journey of the past five weeks has been one of the most fueling and inspiring adventures of my life- it is truly still all sinking in. Knowing that this is just the beginning brings me so much joy. In 35 days we were able to reach 29 schools across Alberta and letting the message of finding your spark, igniting your passion, chasing your dream, and making a difference in the world reach over 10,000 students.

It has been an honor sharing this passion with such incredible
people. Each and every single day, we were able to hear amazing stories of leaders who make a difference, playing it forward in their environments. This has brought so much hope and light to me knowing that the future lies in the great hands of our youth. There is so much to be grateful for….

Thank you to the schools who embraced this concept, to the students who listened and are out in the world playing it forward, to the sponsors whose belief and support sent us out on the road, to all the families who let us use running water and fed us, to the house- concert hosts, to the Ronald McDonald Houses, to Marcie, Kathryn, and the website team, to all of the initial contacts who gave feedback on growing the concept, to all the volunteers, to my parents for letting me learn to fly, and to the team for being my first ever amazing room-mates with so much passion and spark for playing it forward everyday. It was a blast filled with so many memories to treasure.

To my musical sisters, thank you Amber Bauer and Bethanie Earle for all of your love, and love for sharing your sparks musically with me, and with the students. This all girl band really was a vision brought to reality thanks to you and I appreciate all of the hours you performed throughout the 5 weeks.

To Suzanne Sagmeister, thank you for meeting at Esquires to kick this whole thing off. Thank you for believing and bringing so much love and passion to making this a reality the way we envisioned it would be. It meant so much to have you on the road seeing it through, stepping away from your crazy schedule and your family. It is an honor to have your “Changemaker” creative geniousness behind this- thanks for sharing your spark. Your words below are truly incredible and it is an absolute privilege to share the magical moments in these photographs with everyone, bringing the experience so much closer.

Thanks to all who were a part of bringing this passion to life. I can’t wait to continue this across Canada soon…. Reflecting on this Play It Forward tour brings me goosebumps and tears- so proud of all who participated. Thanks for making this REAL.


The time has come and we’re into the last week of the Play It Forward School Tour in Alberta. I personally am excited to be playing it forward at 4 different schools at home in Grande Prairie, Alberta this week to end the tour!!! 🙂

I also can’t wait to play the community concert at Harry Balfour School this Friday November 16th. This event will celebrate the Alberta portion of this tour and of this amazing experience so far!

No tickets necessary, just come on out and make a donation to Harry Balfour School. Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm! – <3 Tenille

Just Like Wonder Woman – In Support of Amanda Todd!

Some musical friends of mine have started a campaign called “Just Like Wonder Woman” in support of the recent Amanda Todd story. The website is a place where positive messages can be shared to help stop the cycle that Amanda went through. The proceeds from the digital download of the song “Just like Wonder Woman” are going towards the Amanda Todd legacy fund… CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT

Thanks for your support and for your thoughts towards stopping bullying for our youth to create a better world. ♥

Click here to find out more about “Just Like Wonder Woman” Campaign

iSongCard – Download My Songs “Pay It Forward” and “Stars With You”

If you’ve purchased a “Play It Forward” download card enter your code below to redeem my songs “Pay It Forward” and “Starts With You”.


Tenille is thrilled to announce that more school dates have been added to the Play It Forward Calendar.


Oct. 15th Ecole Routhier School Falher, AB
Oct. 16th Grimshaw Jr/Sr High School Grimshaw, AB
Oct. 22nd Fox Creek School Fox Creek, AB
Oct. 22nd Fox Creek Community Concert at School Fox Creek, AB
Oct. 25th J.J. Nearing School St. Albert, AB
Oct. 29th Stony Plain Central High Stony Plain, AB
Oct. 29th Wye School Sherwood Park, AB
Oct. 30th Pioneer Middle School Rocky Mtn. House, AB
Nov. 5th Vermilion Elementary School Vermillion, AB
Nov. 6th Wilson Middle School Lethbridge, AB
Nov. 6th Coalhurst High School Coalhurst, AB
Nov. 7th Alexandra Middle School Medicine Hat, AB
Nov. 8th Father Scollen Catholic School Calgary, AB
Nov. 8th Bishop Pinkham School Calgary, AB
Nov. 15th St. Gerard School Grande Prairie, AB

Check out the Tour Dates section for a listing near you!!!

2012 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award Winner Tenille Presents…. The Play It Forward School Tour


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               September 28, 2012


2012 slaight music humanitarian award winner tenille

presents play it forward tour


Toronto, ON – Winner of the 2012 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, 18-year-old Canadian country artist Tenille is proud to present the Play It Forward tour. Beginning in Peace River on October 15, the tour will incorporate music and motivational speaking for students in schools across Alberta, promoting positive leadership efforts for Canada’s youth. The tour is sponsored by Canadian Tire (Grand Prairie store), Caron Measurement and Controls, Low Impact, Save on Foods and T-Ram Canada. Additional 2012 and 2013 Canadian tour dates to be announced soon. For current listings, see below.


 ”I am really looking forward to being out on the road and recognizing students who make a positive difference within their own school environments,” says Tenille. “It’s exciting to know that these kids inspire others through simple acts of kindness or dreams to change the world. I’m honoured to play for them and inspired by their potential to play it forward!”


Tenille will give a 50-minute presentation at each school that will include a performance and interactive activities. The school will pre-select one to three students that will be recognized during the show for their leadership skills. At the end of the tour, these students will be entered in a draw for the chance to win $10,000 to put towards a charity of their choice and an in-school charity program.


In 2012, Tenille won Female Artist of the Year at the Alberta Country Music Association Awards and in 2011 she was the youngest ever to be nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the CCMA Awards. Her debut album, REAL (Royalty Records), was released in June 2011 and debuted at  #13 on the Soundscan Country charts the week of release. Tenille is the founder of Alberta-based charity Big Hearts For Big Kids which has raised $194,000 since its inception in 2010. All proceeds raised at the annual event benefit Sunrise House, the only emergency youth shelter north of Edmonton. 

Canadian Performance Dates:

October 15, 2012 TA Norris Middle School Peace River, AB

October 16, 2012 Fairview High School Fairview, AB

October 17, 2012 Hillside Jr/Sr High School Valleyview, AB

October 18, 2012 Summitview Middle School Grande Cache, AB

October 24, 2012 R.F. Staples Secondary School Westlock, AB

October 25, 2012 Elmer S. Gish St. Albert, AB

October 26, 2012 Wabamun School Wabamun, AB

October 26, 2012 Sherwood Heights Junior High Sherwood Park, AB

November 1, 2012 Donnan School Edmonton, AB

November 15, 2012 Clairmont Grande Prairie, AB

November 16, 2012 Harry Balfour Grande Prairie, AB




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Tenille will be available for select advance and in-person interviews surrounding the Play It Forward tour.


For more information or to request an interview, please contact:


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Liz Reid



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Hey Everyone!!

Welcome to the Play it Forward Website! Thanks for stopping by and participating! I look so forward to reading your stories on how you are a part of the Play It Forward movement!! Let’s keep spreading that love and kindness around…. it is amazing how the little things that each of us do truly add up. So whether that means starting up a huge benefit concert, or simply offering to help a neighbour with their groceries, it all involves that play it forward spirit. That is what this tour is about. It’s about becoming aware of your passion and making a positive difference for others with what you love.

I can’t wait to be seeing everyone out on the road soon!! I’d like to thank all the students that I have performed for prior to this project. Thank you for inspiring me to come out and bring music with a message to you. You are an incredible audience who is so attentive and enthusiastic. I’m honoured to PLAY for you, and I’m inspired by your potential to PLAY it forward.

Keep it REAL!!! See you soon….
Tenille 🙂

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