Daniel Amaral from GameFace
Daniel is a participant in the City of Kingston’s GameFace program. Since being a part of GameFace, Daniel has transformed from a very quiet and shy participant, to a very vocal and involved youth with lots to say! He is passionate about Kingston and what our city has to offer people like him. Ever since Daniel decided to join GameFace, he has become an ambassador for other youth. He is very enthusiastic about being a part of the various meetings and events. His role within GameFace when volunteering consists of letting participants into the building, setting up the gaming systems, handing out snacks, and other helpful tasks.
We are happy to have him both as a participant and a reliable, helpful and friendly volunteer!
To learn more about GameFace, visit www.cityofkingston.com
Reid Cunningham from Blue Canoe Productions
Reid arrived at Blue Canoe in February of 2016, eager to work on their Youth Arts Festival which was planned for May. Reid signed on, ready to go, but what he didn’t know was their project leader was actually going to be out of town and Reid would be the one running the festival. Reid is a graduate of LCVI in Kingston, and although he had some interest in colleges, never quite found his footing. Now back in Kingston, he stepped into the role of Managing Director of the festival with an amazing level of success. He ran 16 events, 18 workshops and was responsible for coordinating over 400 youth participants. Through his marketing and community building, the entire festival worked with 1082 youth and had a total audience of 1468 attending events. Aside from being on stage a few times with Blue Canoe, this was Reid’s first large scale project, to which he performed well beyond any expectations.
Reid continued to work with youth in October 2016 when he started working with Youth2Kingston. He helped organize events like the "Youth Forum" and "Respect the Pink Conference". Reid also attended and facilitated at the "Canada We Want" conference, where he helped other youth voice their opinions about the first national Canada Youth Policy.
Reid has a bright future as an arts producer, arts administrator and events planner and working with youth!