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AFC 10th Birthday Bash a Blast!

On November 27, 2005 Arts for Children of Toronto celebrated its 10th Birthday with hundreds of its closest friends! Outreach Program recipients, Scholarship students, Arts Adventure Camp campers, donors, Board members and individuals new to AFC joined the party that rocked CBC's Barbara Frum Atrium.

The afternoon's line up consisted of fun food, an art activity centre, face-painting, silent auction, raffle and door prizes, a children's art exhibit and, of course, performances. AFC's young artists, along with consummate professionals like Tabby Johnson, Drunken Monkz and Shohn "Rikoshay" Booth, graced the mainstage with singing, dancing, storytelling and breakdancing.

Hosted by Andy Barrie of CBC Radio One's Metro Morning, the event was a showcase for the artistic accomplishments of children served by the organization – reaffirming the need for more arts-based programs in underserviced areas of Toronto. This was echoed by hip hop artist, K-OS who spoke to the crowd about the importance of what AFC is doing in communities around the city.

Of course, the celebration would not have been possible without our generous sponsors. Because of their support, tickets to the party were free. This allowed for many more families to enjoy the afternoon's festivities.

Here's to 10 more years of bringing the arts and children together!

Thank you to all of our hard-working volunteers who made the event run so smoothly!