Canyon Entertainment Academy, Creators and Trainers for Girl Pow-R, is Expanding

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Canyon Entertainment Academy is expanding its programming to a broader market to help more people ‘learn the ropes’ in the music industry.

Fast on the heels of their first JUNO nomination, the creators of the superstar Canadian pop-group, Girl Pow-R, Canyon Entertainment Academy has the top-notch teachers and methods to shape and develop musical, vocal, dance and performance skills.

With a variety of training programs that range from vocal training to guitar/drums/keyboard to songwriting to music production, Canyon Entertainment Academy is the perfect place for those looking to begin or expand their journey into music. Children, teenagers and adults who have a passion for music will greatly benefit from the Academy’s program. The school provides the opportunity to cultivate your musical personality, and watch yourself succeed.

Empowerment and confidence are just some of the qualities that Canyon Entertainment Academy hopes to cultivate in their students and artists. Their hands-on-approach and close-knit relationship to their students means that their clients get the best training possible, and the attention they deserve.

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Emma of Girl Pow-R Recently Released a New Original Song, “Rising Up”

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Emma, who has been a member of the pop supergroup Girl Pow-R since early 2018, recently launched her newest original song “Rising Up”.

Emma has released numerous covers as studio recordings, in addition to this newest single, with songs such as “Warrior” by Demi Lovato and “Nights Like This” by Kehlani ft. Ty Dolla $ign.

She is passionate about Girl Pow-R because it not only brings her joy to sing with other young, creative and dedicated girls, but also the deep friendships and support of the girls she has experienced is important, because friendships help to overcome some of the social issues many kids experience at school. She is not afraid to declare that she suffers from mental illness and depression, and the camaraderie within the group lifts up Emma’s self-esteem and confidence to pursue her dreams in music.

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Girl Pow-R and The Beret Lady Team Up for Mental Health with Costume Contest to Raise Money for CAMH and Workman Arts

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On Valentine’s Day, the pop supergroup Girl Pow-R, alongside The Beret Lady, will be hosting a costume contest, celebrating many different cultural ‘tribes’.

The event will take place at Trinity St. Paul’s Church at 427 Bloor Street West, near Spadina Avenue, in Toronto on Friday, February 14th.

The event is in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Workman Arts. Attendees will be able to participate in several costume contests, with categories such as Western Steampunk, VSCO Girl, Cosplay, Comic-Con, and more. See the registration page for more info HERE.

During the event, attendees can donate to CAMH and Workman Arts. The contest prizes have been provided by Miriam & Micah.

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Kalista, as part of Girl Pow-R, Gets JUNO Nomination, Plus Clinches a Solo Raptors Anthem Spot

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For Kalista of Girl Pow-R, exciting times are ahead. Last week, she found out her vocal group Girl Pow-R was nominated for a JUNO award for their recent album “This is Us“. The recording is up for “Children’s Album of the Year.” This is an historic achievement as this is the first time in history that young people, or children, have been nominated for a JUNO in the Children’s Album of the Year category.

Kalista will also have her inaugural opportunity to perform the National Anthem at the upcoming Toronto Raptors game on February 8, 2020 at the Scotiabank Arena, where she will sing both the Canadian and US National Anthems.

As a solo performer, Kalista has performed at dozens of events in the Durham Region and beyond, including the Concert to Feed the Need in Durham this past December, where she was the closing act. With a unique style that blends pop, R&B and jazz, Kalista has been performing since she was 10 years old and is currently studying at a specialized arts school in the Durham Region in the AMP program Vocal. She’s also an actor, model and volunteer with many local charities.

Girl Pow-R is an all-girl pop rock band, ages 11 to 17, who create & sing original music, cover songs, play instruments, as well as dance, with a mission to inspire young people and to support social causes with their music. In the past three years, they’ve performed more than 200 live shows, including a U.S. tour this past summer.

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Pop group Girl Pow-R’s “This Is Us” Nominated “Children’s Album of the Year” for Juno Awards 2020

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Pop rock group Girl Pow-R’s debut album “This Is Us” has been nominated for “Children’s Album of the Year” for the Juno Awards 2020.

The nomination adds to the group’s recent success with their single “Never Let Go” debuting at #2 on iTunes Canada Children’s chart earlier this year.

The Juno Awards will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and will feature performances from Daniel Caesar, The Glorious Sons and Tony Lanez.

Girl Pow-R is an all-girl pop rock band with girls ages 11 to 17 years old. The group creates their own original music as well as sing cover songs. Girl Pow-R was formed in 2017 on International Women’s Day and since then, the group has gone on to perform more than 200 shows in the last 3 years and have won various awards and competitions.

Each member of Girl Pow-R works to support social causes such as education for girls, youth homelessness, and health advocacy. The pop group is represented by Canyon Entertainment Group, an Ontario-based artist management company and independent record label.

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Girl Pow-R Talent Alexa Recently Won Second Place in the Vancouver Vocal Competition

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Alexa, the newest member of the pop supergroup Girl Pow-R, recently won second place in the Vancouver Vocal Competition.

The competition was held at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island. Contestants were required to go through several auditions, and eventually 15 contestants were narrowed down from thousands.

Alexa, who made it into this tier, performed “More Hearts than Mine” by Ingrid Andress.

Alexa is the newest member of Girl Pow-R, a pop supergroup that has recently been making waves.

The group, which was formed on International Women’s Day in 2017, has already performed more than 200 shows, and has won a Family Channel singing competition. They have been nominated for the Niagara Music Awards’ “Best New Group” and a Toronto Independent Music Award. They also support causes such as education for girls, reduction in youth homelessness, and give peace a chance.

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Girl Pow-R, as part of the Star Pow-R Talent Showcase, Aims to Raise Money for Holland Bloorview and Autism Canada

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Girl Pow-R, a rising pop supergroup, is presenting a series of fundraising events in an effort to raise money for Holland Bloorview and Autism Canada.

The Star Pow-R talent showcase is part of Girl Pow-R’s #iMatter Tour. The show will highlight talented performers including dancers, full bands, and instrumentalists who are on the autism spectrum.

The first portion of the tour will be in six cities from May 26 through May 31, with locations in Montreal, Quebec and five cities in Ontario: Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara Falls and London. Individuals on the autism spectrum can apply to perform at the Star Pow-R website: http://www.starpow-r.com

Girl Pow-R was formed on International Women’s Day 2017, and the group of singers, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and dancers have grown more popular with each passing year.

Since starting, Girl Pow-R have won a Family Channel singing competition, as well as nominations for Niagara Music Awards’ ‘Best New Group’ and a Toronto Independent Music Award. They have performed at more than 200 shows in just over two and three quarter years, and were hand-picked to re-create the Mysticons theme song.

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Aashika, a Talented Member of Girl Pow-R, Recently Released a New Cover of ‘Memories’ by Maroon 5

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Aashika, one of the talented members of the rising pop supergroup Girl Pow-R, recently released a new cover of ‘Memories’ by Maroon 5.

“I wanted to post a cover for the new year and I thought ‘Memories’ was a perfect choice. It talks about all of the memories of 2019 as we are starting into a new year, 2020,” said Aashika. “When a new year has begun, I always like to reflect on what happened in that past year (‘bring back all the memories’), whether good or bad. It’s always important to reflect on what went wrong so you can make it better for next time.“

“One of the great memories I had in 2019 was joining Girl Pow-R!” said Aashika. “It’s been amazing and I have learned so much.”

Girl Pow-R is an all-girl pop-rock band. It was formed in 2017 and has been rising ever since. Girl Pow-R has performed more than 200 shows and has performed in the Boys of Summer Tour in the United States in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Each girl in the group has been focusing on their own social causes like feeding the homeless, sick children’s hospitals and youth safety. Girl Pow-R’s goal is to empower young girls to follow their dream and not let anyone say they “can’t.”

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Girl Pow-R Talent Arielle Recently Performed at the Toronto Pavilion

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Arielle, a member of Girl Pow-R, and a rising star with skills in dance, piano, and singing, recently performed at the Toronto Pavilion.

Arielle was the front act for Angeline Quinto and K Brosas, two of the Philippines’ most prominent musical celebrities, performing for hundreds of people who were in attendance.

She performed two cover songs: Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys, and A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman. Both songs highlight Arielle’s belief in the virtues of hope and trusting in one’s dreams.

Arielle is also part of the pop supergroup Girl Pow-R, which creates and performs original songs to inspire young people.

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Girl Pow-R Member Ida-Maria Carriero Recognized for Exceptional Talent

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During the recent Dancer Spotlight Spirit Month held by Luv 2 Dance Competition, dancer Ida-Maria Carriero was recognized for her exceptional talent.

A singer since she was six, Ida-Maria also began dancing competitively at age seven. She currently dances competitively with Maple Academy of Dance in all genres.

Ida-Maria was diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder at an early age. Today, she acts as a speaker and role model for those suffering with this disorder, using her experience and platform to influence others positively.

Ida-Maria is also a member of the rising pop supergroup Girl Pow-R, which was formed on International Women’s Day in 2017.

The group has had a busy schedule since its inception. They have performed more than 200 shows in the last 2.75 years, and won the Family Channel singing competition, and were nominated for several other awards like the Niagara Music Awards’ “Best New Group” and a Toronto Independent Music Award.

Ida-Maria has brought her talents to Girl Pow-R, including her stage presence honed through musical theatre which she started at the age of 7, with her first production being Peter Pan, where she played the lead role of Peter Pan. She is also studying and playing RCM piano since the age of 7, which she plays as part of the Girl Pow-R band.

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Toronto Pop Singing Sensation Cindy K from Girl Pow-R Releases New Single “One Day”

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Toronto pop singing sensation, Cindy K, a member of Girl Pow-R, recently released her new single “One Day.”

The song shares a message that is close to her heart.

“’One Day’ is all about reaching your goals despite any obstacles that may stand in your way,” said Cindy.

The song was written while she was going through a difficult time and having to overcome multiple hardships to stay positive and not lose valuable dreams. Cindy’s song is about hope and the ability to one day put the negativity behind her and reach her goals.

Cindy is a 14-year-old artist who started singing and dancing at the age of 4. She has constantly been posting content on social media and touching her family and friends through her talent. Cindy is very passionate about music, a passion she considers generational. Her family on her mother’s side has long been rooted in inspiring others through their art. Cindy believes that music can truly make the world a better place.

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Girl Pow-R Have Inspired 500,000+ Teens and Young Adults Worldwide With Newest Video

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Canadian pop/rock band Girl Pow-R continue their mission of empowerment this week, having inspired more than 500,000 teens and young adults worldwide with their newest video “Never Let Go” — available now!

The clip dazzles with the all-girl supergroup’s dynamic dancing, and comes complete with an important message to their fellow female fans: ‘stay true to you’.

It’s a message dear to their hearts: Girl Pow-R have been seen around Canadian cities as of late inviting audience-members and passersby to write on their signature #GirlPowRment #Wall. “We started as a group by writing messages about friendship, acceptance and support that we find inspiring,” said the band. “We really enjoy seeing what other girls and women add!”

In continuing their inspirational mission of spreading confidence and kindness, Girl Pow-R — as seen on YTV, TVO Kids, CityTV, eTalk Canada, Girls’ Life, Tiger Beat, J-14, Celeb Secrets, Fresh 95.3 and more — are hoping “Never Let Go” will encourage girls to stay confident in their individuality and avoid the pitfalls of peer pressure and online influence in today’s hyper-digital age.

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Ontario-based pop-group Girl Pow-R to take the stage at the Aurora Winter Festival 2019

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During last year’s Holiday season, fans were able to celebrate a festive performance from Ontario’s own Girl Pow-R . The group, fresh off the heels of their Santa Claus Parade performances, took to the stage at the Aurora Winter Festival.

Presented by the CNE, the Aurora Winter Festival was held at Ontario Place November 22 to January 5, 2019. The festival boasted a variety of activities and performances such as a frozen skating pond, a 170-foot tube slide, and a food garden.

Girl Pow-R performed on stage on Saturday, December 7th from 5 pm-7 pm, Monday, December 23rd from 7 pm to 9 pm, and Friday, December 27th from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Girl Pow-R, which consists of girls ages 11 to 17, has had a highly successful year. Two months ago the group released a music video for the single “This Is Us,” which aimed to reflect the group’s message of social change. The group is scheduled to perform at the Kidapalooza Family Festival in Ontario in February.

Girl Pow-R launched on International Women’s Day in 2017. Since then, the group has supported causes such as education for girls, youth homelessness, and health advocacy. The pop group is represented by Canyon Entertainment Group, an Ontario-based artist management company.

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EXCLUSIVE: All the Winners of The 2020 Juno Awards!

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Sure, you could wait until March 15 for the 2020 Juno Awards to be “officially” presented at some arena in Saskatoon in an endless ceremony hosted by Alessia Cara (who also has the most nominations — wow, what a totally crazy coincidence!). But screw that; we’ve all got better things to do. So I’ve gone through the list of nominees and picked the winners based on a minimum of research, a bunch of vague whims and whatever snarky thought happened to pop into my head. Now we can all put this annual national nightmare behind us and get on with our lives. You’re welcome. Unless you lost, in which case, tough titty. Anyway, enough with the quippy host banter.

AND THE WINNER IS: Avril Lavigne — for the second year in a row! No, seriously; she beat out most of these people in 2019. It made no sense then, either. So a repeat makes just as much sense now. Then again, Alessia Cara is hosting. And Justin Bieber could sneak in the back door (so to speak) if his upcoming album is any good. Well, OK, not good. We know it won’t be good. But kids are stupid and have no taste. So really, you never know.

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Teen Pop Supergroup Girl Pow-R Say “This Is Us” in New Music Video and Debut Album

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The rising Canadian pop collective, Girl Pow-R, released a new music video and album shortly after U.S tour.

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Girl Pow-R popsters once again inspired their ever-increasing fanbase with another stirring and encouraging music video release, “This Is Us” — and their debut album of the same name, available now on major platforms.

Hot on the heels of this year’s early success “Never Let Go” — which debuted on the iTunes Canada Children’s chart at #2 (second only to cultural force “Baby Shark” but ahead of genre mainstays such as Sharon, Lois & Bram, The Wiggles, and Raffi), and #15 in the U.S. — “This Is Us” comes in the midst of back-to-back Canadian and U.S. summer tour stops. The U.S. tour included performances in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

The latest song from the all-girl supergroup continues to embody their core mission of banding together and uplifting their peers. They’re also advocating for their personal list of social causes, which include working with charities on behalf of anti-war and stopping violence, SickKids, the Animal Humane Society, SPCA, the Give and Restore Hope Children’s Charity, and more.

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Rising Canadian Pop Group Girl Pow-R Performed at Santa Clause Parades

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Ontario-based pop group Girl Pow-R took the province by storm over the holiday season as they performed in three Santa Claus parades.

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Fans were able to get in the holiday spirit with Girl Pow-R as the group ended 2019 with a bang, performing in some of Ontario’s most festive events!

The rising pop supergroup participated in the Santa Claus parades in Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Vaughn. Girl Pow-R was part of an impressive line-up of acts during the festivities.

The first of the three appearances took place in Niagara on Saturday, November 16th in Downtown Niagara Falls (Queen Street) at 11 am. Next, they performed in Toronto on Sunday, November 17th at 12:30 pm at Parliament and Bloor. Their final performance took place in Vaughn on Sunday, November 24th at 12:30 pm, beginning at Major Mackenzie Drive and Jane Street.

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Girl Pow-R Inspire Fans to “Never Let Go” of Who They Are

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Toronto-area popster supergroup Girl Pow-R have released a brand new single with an important message to their fellow female fans: “Never Let Go” — available now!

“It’s about never becoming someone you’re not, even when there is pressure from your peers and the media,” Girl Pow-R alum Kalista explains. “Young people already face challenges with knowing who they are, they don’t need the added pressure of looking like a runway model.

“The song is based off personal experiences a lot of us girls have faced. Being on Instagram and seeing all of these icons and role models having ‘perfect lives’, and going to school and seeing other kids wearing makeup, it’s hard to be yourself or feel accepted when you don’t do the same.”

“You feel like you have to change who you are to please others.”

“Our inspiration was about when you’re forced to be someone you’re not, and how we stand above it!” adds bandmate Krisalyn, who adds that she too has personally gone through situations like those discussed in the song lyrics.

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Toronto Pop Supergroup Girl Pow-R Shares Message of Empowerment & Kindness to Fans Attending “A Conversation With Ellen DeGeneres”

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Toronto pop supergroup Girl Pow-R shared their message of empowerment and kindness this Sunday, March 3rd to attendees of “A Conversation With Ellen DeGeneres”.

Fresh on the heels of their most recent single, “Never Let Go”, the all-girl band ranging in ages from 10 – 17 performed outside the Scotiabank Arena at 1:00pm – 2:15pm and 3:15pm – 4:15pm, and invited those passing by to write on their #GirlPowRment #Wall.

“We’ve already started writing messages about friendship, acceptance and support that we find inspiring,” Girl Pow-R says of the wall’s making. “We can’t wait to see what other girls and women of all ages add!”

“A lot of people in our society are trying to change you to not be yourself, and to act differently to fit in. But (we say) you should ‘Never Let Go’ of yourself for someone else! Be you, and be proud of who you are,” says Kalista, one of the band members.

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Girl Pow-R Performs in The Junior League’s Unstoppable Girls Conference

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All-girl pop rock group, Girl Pow-R, performed in the debut Unstoppable Girls conference held on Saturday, April 27th. A free event organized by the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington to promote self-knowledge and personal empowerment, girls from the Keith neighborhood area were invited to listen to inspirational speaker Talli Osborne and enjoy a live performance from Steven Botelho’s anti-bullying puppet show.

“I believe, it’s my purpose in life, to share the gift that I have been given, the gift of ‘positive thinking and doing’. The story I share is based on the great things I have achieved, the challenges I have faced and how I have overcome them,” said Talli, who was born without arms and with shortened legs, and now tours schools with messages of positivity.

The event began at 9:00 a.m. and, alongside the performances, included workshops on self-esteem, anxiety and mindfulness. Coach and professional speaker, Christine Gardner, of The Gardener’s Group, led the girls in the True Colors exercise, helping them explore their personality types, their strengths, and personal challenges. Breakfast and lunch were provided, with the ladies of Girl Pow-R capping the event with a 3:00 p.m. performance.

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Toronto’s All-Girl Pop Group, Girl Pow-R, Supports the Hospital for Sick Children by Performing in the Funtastical Fundraiser

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Girl Pow-R, the Toronto based all-girl pop rock group, is set to perform in the Funtastical Fair fundraiser for SickKids Hospital’s cancer research on May 11th. The group, composed of girls between the ages of 10 and 17, came together in 2017 with the goal of inspiring young girls around the globe.

“Too often, young people are influenced by the thoughts and life experiences of singers and musicians who are in their late teens and their 20’s. It’s time to give young people an alternative to these messages,” said Dawn Van Dam, the group’s manager.

Since its inception the group has been vocal in its support of different social causes, going as far as releasing their debut single (back in November of 2017) during Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (during which the girls spoke at the anti-bullying forum held at Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic High School). The Funtastical Fair came as the latest opportunity for the ladies to do some good.

“I’m super excited for the Funtastical Fair; Girl Pow-R can’t wait to perform to support SickKids,” said Chloe, one of the group’s youngest members.

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Toronto Pop Rock Group, Girl Pow-R, Hits the Road This July on First U.S. Tour

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Girl Pow-R, the Canadian all-girl pop rock group, has announced participation in this year’s Boys of Summer Tour. The tour, which starts on July 9th, has been held annually since 2014, and features a myriad of young artists and influencers from around the world, with headlining names such as Brandon Rowland, Zoe Laverne, and Sam Hurley. Tickets range from regular performance access to backstage passes and meet and greets, giving the fans a chance to interact with the performers.

“We’re honored to have been chosen for the Boys of Summer Tour,” said Girl Pow-R manager Dawn Van Dam. “Things have been progressing quickly and the tour really validates what we’ve accomplished these past two years. It was only on April of 2017 that the girls, their parents, and I first met.”

“We couldn’t be more excited,” said Girl Pow-R member Carina B., “we love to perform and getting to do it in front of a whole new audience, in these big cities, will be really fun and special.”

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Canadian Pop Supergroup Girl Pow-R Dazzle in Inspiring New Video “Never Let Go”

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Canadian popster collective Girl Pow-R recently released a new video, “Never Let Go”!

The clip dazzles with the all-girl supergroup’s dynamic dancing, and comes complete with an important message to their fellow female fans: ‘stay true to you’.

It’s a message dear to their hearts: recently, Girl Pow-R have been inviting audiences and passersby to write on their signature #GirlPowRment #Wall.

“We started as a group by writing messages about friendship, acceptance and support that we find inspiring,” said the band. “We really enjoy seeing what other girls and women add!”

In continuing their inspirational mission of spreading confidence and kindness, Girl Pow-R — as seen on YTV, TVO Kids, CityTV, eTalk Canada, and more — are hoping “Never Let Go” will encourage girls to stay confident in their individuality and avoid the pitfalls of peer pressure and online influence in today’s hyper-digital age.

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Teen Pop Supergroup Girl Pow-R Say “This Is Us” in New Music Video and Debut Album

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Girl Pow-R popsters once again inspired their ever-increasing fanbase with another stirring and encouraging music video release, “This Is Us” — and their debut album of the same name, available now on major platforms.

Hot on the heels of this year’s early success “Never Let Go” — which debuted on the iTunes Canada Children’s chart at #2 (second only to cultural force “Baby Shark” but ahead of genre mainstays such as Sharon, Lois & Bram, The Wiggles, and Raffi), and #15 in the U.S. — “This Is Us” comes in the midst of back-to-back Canadian and U.S. summer tour stops. The U.S. tour included performances in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

The latest song from the all-girl supergroup continues to embody their core mission of banding together and uplifting their peers. They’re also advocating for their personal list of social causes, which include working with charities on behalf of anti-war and stopping violence, SickKids, the Animal Humane Society, SPCA, the Give and Restore Hope Children’s Charity, and more.

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Rising Canadian Pop Group Girl Pow-R Performed at Santa Clause Parades

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Fans were able to get in the holiday spirit with Girl Pow-R as the group ended 2019 with a bang, performing in some of Ontario’s most festive events!

The rising pop supergroup participated in the Santa Claus parades in Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Vaughn. Girl Pow-R was part of an impressive line-up of acts during the festivities.

The first of the three appearances took place in Niagara on Saturday, November 16th in Downtown Niagara Falls (Queen Street) at 11 am. Next, they performed in Toronto on Sunday, November 17th at 12:30 pm at Parliament and Bloor. Their final performance took place in Vaughn on Sunday, November 24th at 12:30 pm, beginning at Major Mackenzie Drive and Jane Street.

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Carina, Member of Girl Pow-R, Releases New Cover of “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”

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Carina, one of the stars of the rising pop group Girl Pow-R, recently released a new cover of Cinderella’s “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”

“I decided to record this classic song from Cinderella because as we head into a new year, it is important to remember that we can make our dreams come true,” said Carina. “When setting New Years resolutions and goals, we are reminded that we can achieve anything we set our minds to.”

An original member of Girl Pow-R, Carina first covered the song 10 years ago.

“I decided to re-record it as this is the start of a new decade,” said Carina. “I have also always been a fan of Cinderella, she was always my favourite Disney princess.”

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Sweety High: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Pop Rock Group Girl Pow-R

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If you’ve listened to the Canadian group Girl Pow-R, you already know they’re empowering, but that’s just the start. The six members are all unique and interesting, and have fun tidbits to share.

Sweety High got them to open up this week, so keep reading to find out what the “Never Let Go” singers had to say.

Names: Ava Marie Scaccia, Bella Grace, Carina Giovanna Bianchini, Kalista Evelyn Marie, Krisalyn Bellavance and Milana Marie Mascia

Hometowns: Vaughan, Ontario (Ava); Oakville, Ontario (Bella); Markham, Ontario (Carina); Oshawa, Ontario (Kalista); Windsor, Ontario (Krisalyn); and Niagara Falls, Ontario (Milana)

Birthdays: May 22 (Ava), Oct. 2 (Bella), April 9 (Carina), June 26 (Kalista), Aug. 8 (Krisalyn) and July 27 (Milana)

Zodiac Signs: Gemini (Ava), Libra (Bella), Aries (Carina), Cancer (Kalista) and Leo (Krisalyn and Milana)

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Powerful Female Toronto Artists: Past & Present

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Female groups and artists in the past that focused on feminist issues were mostly middle-aged adults, as many used their past experiences as the base of their songs. In 2019, this has changed and the younger generation is largely contributing to issues that are presently occurring in today’s society.

Pop- rock girl group Girl Pow-R has done exactly this and are inspiring youth their age with songs about current topics that are extremely prevalent. The group members mention that their music touches on the “struggles that young girls face in their daily lives and how they can overcome them” such as in their original song titled Krisi, which is “about how a young girl was consumed with how she looked on the outside, and how she was perceived by others [but] she forgot what’s on the inside.”

​Being an all-girl group is important to Girl Pow-R, as they state: “I have noticed recently that there are not enough positive influences for children and teens to look up to.” They believe their music “can be an outlet for people to listen to that lifts their spirits” which is their goal and they state that they want to “inspire others through the lyrics in our songs and through the messages in our social causes.”

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MUSIC IS MY RADAR: Girl Pow-R: Never Let Go Single Review

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Female collective Girl Pow-R have started this new year off with a brand spanking new single. Having made their debut towards the end of 2017 with the single Krisi, this amazing group have gone from strength to strength. 2018 saw them drop the likes of Fun All Day, Stronger Than Yesterday and Friends Click all of which were exceptional slices of pop perfection. 18th January 2019 saw the unveiling of Never Let Go and this being a well written synth bliss.

Coming all the way from Toronto, this sensational septet comprise of Ava Marie Scaccia, Bella Lecomte, Carina Bianchini, Kalista Wilson, Krisalyn Bellavance, Milana Mascia and Sofia Kay. Girl Pow-R originally launched in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

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THIS IS THE LATEST: INTRODUCING POP-ROCK & SOCIAL CAUSE SUPERSTARS GIRL POW-R

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Already championed by the likes of Tiger Beat and Cashbox Magazine, Girl Pow-R are a girl-band with a difference. Aged from 10 to 17, this hugely talented sextet sing, dance, write their own music and more importantly, share a very important message – or several – with the world through their lyrics, many of which are aimed at women and young girls around the world encouraging and reminding them, among other things,that it’s absolutely okay to be themselves. With their debut album due out later this year, ThisIsTheLatest caught up with the girls to discuss musical influences, upcoming performances and their big career ambitions.

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EXCLUSIVE: GIRL POW-R DEBUTS LATEST AND GREATEST SINGLE ‘NEVER LET GO’

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Ladies, get ready to feel empowered!

Our favorite inspirational girl group, Girl Pow-r, is sharing an important message to fans and followers with their latest and greatest single “Never Let Go.” Inspired by the pressures of social media and reminding young girls to stay true to themselves, this song is about to be everything you never knew you needed!

But that’s not even the best part! TigerBeat readers are getting an exclusive, first listen to this oh-so-uplifting new bop. This group of young women is totally killing it in the music industry and this track proves it! Not only are we obsessed with the relatable lyrics, but dance-worthy beats as well.

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BRASH! Magazine – Winter ’18 created with Jilster!

Holidays, Resolutions, Family time, and NOISE! Closing out 2018 with a bang, C. SHIROCK is bringing the HEAT to warm us the frosty winter that is around the corner. Writing and performing music with feeling and vulnerability, his tracks are definitely a playlist “add” to keep you cozy!

Also in this issue, we go inside the music with Stewdiopheen (Joi Wynn), music engineer who is loving and learning in this industry. McKenzie Caldwell-Pope is a Mom-Boss looking to inspire mothers to balance family life and going for their own desires. Our BRASH! team writer, Rose Fall sought out artists to look out for in 2019, and we’re giving you a few holiday songs to get you into the spirit.

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MCBN KROSSWAVE – The Sit down with Scott Dion Brown December 16, 2018

Listen in to The Sit Down Radio Show with Scott Dion Brown at Krosswaveradio.com or by clicking HERE.

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Geek Girl Riot Presents: Girl Pow-R’s Charming New Song “Friends Click”

Who run the world? Soon, the leading ladies in Girl Pow-R. Today’s Geek Girl Riot Presents is bringing you the girl group’s brand new song “Friends Click” which is a tale of friendship and empowerment set to a sugar-sweet melody.

Adding a fresh spin on Pitch Perfect’s “Cups” (you’re sold already, aren’t you?), “Friends Click” sets the tone with a catchy pop beat. “‘Friends Click’ is about that one person who enters your life that you just ‘click’ with!” the girls say.

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Girl Pow-R: Fun All Day Single Review

Eight months ago I was introduced to Girl Pow-R, this impressive collective possess something incredibly special. Debut single Krisi was a sheer spectacle and the fact this pop rock band range between the ages of 11-16 left me completely astounded. Those vocals were sheer bliss and these girls share an extremely tight bond. Also the dazzling debut and the follow up Stronger Than Yesterday both shared an uplifting message. Anyhow this captivating group comprise of Ava Marie Scaccia, Bella Lecomte, Carina Bianchini, Kalista Wilson, Krisalyn Bellavance, Milana Mascia and Sofia Kay. Their ages actually range from 11-17. Also I have to give a mention to Azalyne Klukowski, Brynn Swenarchuk, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Jasmine Battistuzzi, Saara Chaudry and Sanskriti Akhoury whom played a part in Girl Pow-R’s journey.

Anyhow they were originally launched in conjunction with International Women’s Day in support of #BeBoldForChange to provide an opportunity for the voices of young women in the pre-teen to early teen years to speak to their peers in a fresh, new voice.

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Exclusive Premiere: Girl Pow-R release the music video for “Fun All Day”

Today, we have a lot of artists and singers who share their experiences of being in love, finding themselves, and discovering some unknown truths of life. But not many singers talk about being a kid, from a kid’s perspective. It’s either a wish to return to the past or a distanced view of that phase of life. But what about the present moment, the moment kids are living now?

When Girl Pow-R debuted, their main objective was to share the experiences and messages through inspiring and age-appropriate lyrics that would resonate with kids in their pre-teens or teenage years. Comprising of Ava, Bella, Carina, Kalista, Krisalyn, and Milana, this all-girl pop rock group have been garnering attention since the release of their first single.

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Girl Pow-R Nominated For Best New Group At 2018 Niagara Music Awards

One amazing message: Empowering girls to become the best versions of themselves.
”The girls stuck to their Canadian roots with the video for“Stronger Than Yesterday” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UolYm0SnbH0). It was filmed in 6 different Ontario locations and the girls toldCeleb Secrets (http://celebsecrets.com/girl-pow-r-spreads-self-confidence-with-new-song…) exclusively; “Filming our music video was a very fun and amazing experience. We had multiple clothing changes, performed our choreography that we do when we are on tour, did a live performance where we played our instruments and sang, used this really cool white bridge that connects two parts of the city, and more!

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: GIRL POW-R RELEASES “FUN ALL DAY”

Toronto-based Pop-Rock Superstars, Girl Pow–R have released their catchy single “Fun All Day”. If you love feel good pure pop music, we’ve found your latest obsession! The members of Girl Pow–R originally joined forces in conjunction with International Women’s Day in support of #BeBoldForChange. Each member has a unique mission to inspire teens and to support social causes with their music and positive messages, and they all have a separate charity that they feel strongly about. Girl Pow–R showcases their talent through not only singing, but dancing, instrument playing, AND songwriting. This group of multi-talented girls have performed at over 70 shows since May of last year, and plan to continue on this route throughout 2018. Their memorable vocals and captivating performances have even earned Girl Pow–R a 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award Nomination for their last release “Krisi”.

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All Access Music: An Interview With the All-Girl Toronto-Based Group, GIRL POW-R!

Get to know the Toronto-based Pop-Rock Superstars, Girl Pow-R, who recently announced the premiere of their single, “Stronger Than Yesterday,” via Tiger Beat. Girl Pow-R is an all-girl group ranging from ages 10-16, who’s previous release “KRISI” was with Girls’ Life. Since last year, they have performed over 70 times, and plan on continuing throughout the end of this year.

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Toronto Guardian: “Five Minutes With” Toronto Pop Rock band Girl Pow-R

Girl Pow-R is an all-girl pop rock band. The group consists of very talented young girls (ages 9 to 16) who sing original music, cover songs, play instruments, as well as dance! Their amazing vocals and energetic performances earned Girl Pow-R the following opportunities in the last year:

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YOUTH DAY GLOBAL – Girl Pow-R – Featured Artist and Global Ambassador

Girl Pow-R will be performing on July 22nd at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto as Featured International Artists and Canadian Ambassadors. This is the second year in a row Girl Pow-R is granted such an honour. Being ambassadors perfectly complements the social causes the band is passionate about. Each girl in the group has a social cause that she represents like advocating for better education for girls all around the world, youth homelessness, or peace. There will be a Girl Pow-R meet and greet at Yonge-Dundas Square on July 22nd where fans will have the chance to win a free t-shirt!

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Girl Pow-R Spreads Self Confidence with New Song “Stronger Than Yesterday” – Premiere

Toronto-based pop/rock group Girl Pow-R are doing exactly what their name states. They are spreading girl power to females all over the world with their catchy music!

The teens are tackling the subject of experiencing difficulty in their new song “Stronger Than Yesterday” and Celeb Secrets has your first look to the track’s new video. Filmed in six different locations all throughout Toronto, the fun visual shows the girls dancing their hearts out while singing along to lyrics about believing in yourself and being confident.

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Girl Pow-R featured in J-14 Magazine: In stands now

Girl Pow-R has been featured in the #1 teen magazine in the US: J-14. An all-girl Toronto- based pop rock band of girls aged from 9 to 16, Girl Pow-R continues to soar in the music scene. With their music deeply embedded in Pop-Rock, Girl Pow-r seeks to inspire their audience to be the best possible versions of themselves through their meaningful and profound lyrics. Girl Pow-R appears in J-14’s summer print issue giving fans the chance to win an autographed t-shirt in a give-away taking place between July and September in the US and Canada. Don’t forget to submit before it’s too late to get a chance to win a signed t-shirt!

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EXCLUSIVE: CelebMix Interview With Girl Pow-R

Girl Pow-R are are Toronto based pop-rack girlband with members ranging in age from 11-16. They burst onto the scene last November with the release of their debut single ‘Krisi’ and are now back with their latest release ‘Stronger Than Yesterday

Here we speak exclusively to Girl Pow-R to discuss their new single, musical message, future plans and more;

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GIRL POW-R TALK MUSIC, GOALS & MORE

Our current obsession? All things GIRL POW-R. The Toronto-based Pop-Rock Superstars make up an all-girl group ranging from ages 10-16 and debuted their first original single “KRISI” late last year. We caught up with the lovely ladies to chat about their music, goals and more! Read the exclusive interview below:

Fill us in on what you’ve been up to! How has 2018 treated you so far?
SOFIA: We’ve been great! The girls have been together for almost a year now, and we’ve been working really hard on our voices, songs, instruments, dance choreography, and it’s really been a lot fun working together!

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Exclusive: Girl Pow-R Debuts Inspiring New Single ‘Stronger Than Yesterday’

Meet the newest girl group on the block: Girl Pow-R! They first caught our eye when they performed “KRISI” live on our Instagram (@TigerBeatNow) stories earlier this year, and we haven’t been able to forget them ever since.

Before it officially drops tomorrow, the young girl squad of not one, not two, but thirteen empowering ladies is giving TigerBeat readers early access to their feel-good anthem, “Stronger Than Yesterday,” so get your headphones ready and dance the day away!

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Vents Magazine INTERVIEW: Girl Pow-R

How have you been?

Milana: I’m great, how are you? Our band is called Girl Pow-R and we are so excited that we just released our latest single called “KRISI”, and the music video! We also represent our own, personal Social Cause which we love so much and is very dear to each of us! My social cause is mental health awareness.

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Girl Pow-R Release ‘KRISI’ Music Video – Watch Now!

Toronto-based Pop-Rock Superstars, Girl Pow-R, are about to become your new fave! The all-girl group, ranging from ages 10-16, just debuted their music video to their first original single, “KRISI”!

The high energy track is an anthem to all the teens around the world who are pushing to rise above difficult life challenges they may be facing. Member, Bella, tells Girls’ Life, “For me, the song ‘Krisi’ addresses many of the real challenges girls encounter in daily life. Bullying, hurt, and sadness, and it tries to identify a path of empowerment in order to overcome these challenges.”

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Durham girls have the Pow-R

DURHAM — There’s a message behind the music of Girl Pow-R, which debuted the video for its first original single, Krisi, on Feb. 9.

“We’re really excited about it because we spent a lot of time working on it,” said Kalista Wilson, 13, of Oshawa, adding she hopes the song and video spark a dialogue about girls being strong so they can overcome the challenges they face, including “mean girl” or bullying situations.

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Girl Pow-R: Krisi Single Review

Girl Pow-R are 13 piece girl collective who come all the way from Toronto, Canada. Now the voices behind this pop rock band are Ava Marie Scaccia, Azalyne Klukowski, Bella Lecomte, Brynn Swenarchuk, Carina Bianchini, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Jasmine Battistuzzi, Kalista Wilson, Krisalyn Bellavance, Milana Mascia, Saara Chaudry, Sanskriti Akhoury and Sofia Kay.

Girl Pow-R was originally launched in conjunction with International Women’s Day in support of #BeBoldForChange to provide an opportunity for the voices of young women in the pre-teen to early teen years to speak to their peers in a fresh, new voice.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Girl Pow-R’s music video “KRISI” inspires us all

Thirteen members, one amazing message: Empowering girls to become the best versions of themselves. 

Everyone’s been there—whether it’s bully at school or a fight with a friend, we *all* know what it’s like to feel bad about ourselves. The new pop band Girl Pow-R is made of 10-to-16-year-olds who want to inspire girls to change their perspective on life’s hard times.

Their newest music video “KRISI” is about a girl going through tough times at school. As she struggles to deal with mean girls, Girl Pow-R reminds her that she is beautiful and those hurtful words don’t matter. The band is working to motivate girls to be themselves and feel comfortable in their own skin.

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Twelve-year-old Milana Marie Mascia of Niagara Falls is one of the young singers/dancers in new Canadian pop group Girl Pow-R.

Twelve-year-old Milana Marie Mascia of Niagara Falls is one of the young singers/dancers in new Canadian pop group Girl Pow-R.

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A Big Surprise for Girl Pow-R!

In a surprise turn of events, Jagger Gordon and the Feed It Forward members thought that Girl Pow-R deserved to win, so they presented the trophy to the girls! Congratulations to the Girl Pow-R team. Your strength and tenacity are sources of inspiration for all of us!

A lot of supportive and enthusiastic people chipped in and made this event a huge success. We want to thank everyone who organized and participated in this year’s Chocolympics, and we look forward to seeing more events like this one in the future!

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Girl Pow-R™ Launches their Debut Single KRISI in Support of Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (November 19 to 25, 2017)

KRISI, Girl Pow-R’s debut single, was launched today to help empower young people and inspire their strength during times of challenge and adversity, such as bullying.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 24, 2017

Girl Pow-R announced today the launch of their debut single KRISI to cap off an important week in Ontario where schools held various outreach programs for Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (November 19 to 25, 2017). In fact, some members of Girl Pow-R spoke at an anti-bullying forum at Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic High School in Brampton on Monday, November 20th.

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Girl Pow-R™ Announces the Pre-Sale of their Debut Single KRISI – Rocking the World for Young People Everywhere

All-girl, pop rock group of girls, ages 10 to 16, debut their first original single “Krisi”. Pre-order your copy today.

TORONTO, ON. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 08, 2017

Life for young people around the world can be filled with trouble and turmoil. Girl Pow-R is proud to announce the pre-sale of their debut single KRISI. This original, pop rock song KRISI tells the story of a school girl caught in a difficult phase of her life and the challenges she faces as she discovers herself and learns to use her experiences to better herself and others. KRISI is also about rising above the “mean girl” situations experienced by young people today.

Girl Pow-R is the freshest all-girl, pop rock group of girls, ages 10 to 16, who are set to debut their first original single “Krisi” on November 24th. The single will be accompanied by a full-length music video shot entirely around the city of Toronto.

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NOMINATION – TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS AT REVIVAL; 2017 PERFORMERS AND NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Toronto Independent Music Awards

TIMA 2017 will celebrate over a decade of supporting Canadian independent music by bringing together Canada’s music community on October 13th, 2017 at Revival in Toronto, Ontario.

TORONTO, ON, October 4, 2017 ‐‐ On October 13, 2017 the Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) will celebrate 13 years of supporting Canadian independent music with nominees and winners in over 18 categories at Revival in Toronto, Ontario.Industry-sponsored prizes are designed to give winners tools to further their careers.

What: TIMA 2017 – 13th Toronto Independent Music Awards Gala

When: October 13, 2017

Where: Revival in Toronto, Ontario.

Tickets: $10 in advance this event will sell-out. www.ticketscene.ca/events/19042/

Nominees: http://www.torontoima.com/awards/2017-nominees/

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FIRST PLACE – Canada Kids Talent Show 2017 — sponsored by the Family Channel

Canada Kids Talent Show 2017

Won FIRST PLACE in this competition on September 23rd

24 Sep, 2017 (05:00 pm – 08:00 pm)
23 Sep, 2017 (05:00 pm – 08:00 pm)

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Girl Pow-R all-girl, pop rock group to perform at Sarnia Ribfest

Canada’s newest all-girl, pop rock group will be performing at Sarnia Ribfest on Saturday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m.

Girl Pow-R is made up of 14 young girls ages 10 through 15 who sing original music and cover songs while they dance and play instruments.

The band’s sound is rooted in pop rock and through their music and lyrics, they perform with the goal of inspiring others to be their best.

The group was launched at the same time as International Women’s Day and their first performance was at Yonge-Dundas Square in the centre of downtown Toronto.

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INTERVIEW – #livewithdavid Girl Pow R

Girl-Pow-R is An All Girl Pop Rock Group with a social cause.

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Girl Pow-R hits Orillia RibFest

Girl Pow-R, Canada’s newest all-girl, pop rock group consisting of very talented young girls (ages 10 to 15) who all sing original music, intermixed with cover songs, as well as dance, and play instruments, is scheduled to perform in Orillia at the Orillia RibFest, Saturday Aug. 26, at 11 a.m.

Each girl in the group (there are 14 girls in total) also has a social cause that they represent like advocating for better education for girls all around the world, homelessness, or all of us taking better care of our health through the foods that we eat.

Girl Pow-R’s sound is rooted in pop rock, with the goal of inspiring others to be their best, through their music and lyrics. Too often, young people are influenced by the thoughts and life experiences of singers and musicians who are in their late teens and their 20’s. It’s time to give young people an alternative to these messages.

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Live in Studio at Fresh Radio Orillia: Interview and Performance

August 26
Girl Pow-R LIVE in the studio this morning!
They’re performing LIVE at Orilliafest today at 11am at Tudhope Park!
This is just a sweet little taste of what they have to offer! and it’s AMAZING!!!

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Girl Pow-R performs at Hamilton Ribfest Aug. 12

Girl Pow-R, a Toronto-based all-girl pop-rock group, is slated to perform at Hamilton Ribfest at Gage Park on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m.

Singing original music, Girl Pow-R consists of 14 talented female musicians, aged 10 to 15.

Each band member works toward a social cause, such as improving girls education across the world, fighting homelessness, or healthy eating. The group was launched earlier this year in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

Girl Pow-R strives to provide a positive influence for adolescent girls. The group’s overall goal is to encourage others to be their best through music and lyrics.

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Live in Studio at Fresh Radio Hamilton: Interview and Performance

August 8
Live in Studio at Fresh Radio Hamilton: Interview and Performance
GIRL POW-R are here!

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GIRL POW-R pop rock all girls band to perform at Georgetown Rib Fest this weekend

GIRL POW-R members Brynn Swenarchuk, left, and Elizabeth Ellsworth perform at a Canada Day celebration last July. – Laura Dinato

A pop rock group consisting of 10 to 15 year olds will be taking the stage this weekend.

The group, called GIRL POW-R, will be singing and dancing to original music, and covers, at the Georgetown Rib Fest this Saturday.

GIRL POW-R was formed this past April, and by next month, they will have performed in over 40 shows and have memorized 24 songs and choreography. Of the 14 girls, some of them sing, some of them play instruments, and all of them dance.

A key message of the group is empowerment and being strong in social situations — more specifically, bullying.

Dawn Van Dam, the founder of GIRL POW-R, said the group started after watching her children go through bullying at school.

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Girl Pow-R Interview at Youth Day Global in Toronto – July 23 2017

Girl Pow-R Interview at Youth Day Global in Toronto – July 23 2017

Girl Pow-R did their first live TV interview as part of Youth Day 2017.

Youth Day is 12 hours of non-stop music and arts. Girl Pow-R performed three songs, participated in the Stevie Crowne fashion show and the opening parade, as well as danced on stage with Juno Award winner Blessed who won Reggae recording of the year for ‘Reggae Time’!

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Canyon Entertainment Group Announces World-Class Team for Girl Pow-R

TORONTO, ONTARIO (PRWEB) MARCH 16, 2017

Canyon Entertainment Group is proud to announce the addition of two world-class organizations to the Girl Pow-R team who will be instrumental in the training and development of this band, a new all-girl pop rock group for young women ages 11 to 14. In conjunction with Canyon Entertainment Group, these organizations, Invisible Werks and PG Productions, will be directly involved in choosing the girls for the group, creating and producing the original music, and training the girls vocally, to enhance their skills.

Girl Pow-R is an opportunity for the voices of young women in the pre-teen to early teen years to speak to their peers in a fresh, new voice. Therefore, Canyon Entertainment Group is partnering with these two organizations to be able to provide world-class training, coaching, guidance and music, in order to best prepare them for this opportunity.

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Canyon Entertainment Group Supports International Women’s Day – Launches Girl Pow-R

Canyon Entertainment Group announces the launch of auditions for Girl Pow-R, a new all-girl pop rock singing group for young women ages 11 to 14. In the theme of #BeBoldForChange for International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017, this is an opportunity for the voices of young women in the pre-teen to early teen years to speak to their peers in a fresh, new voice.

Anyone can apply via a video audition process on the website at https://www.girl-pow-r.com

Too often, young people are influenced by the thoughts and life experiences of singers and musicians who are in their late teens and their 20’s. Are these the right voices to be inspiring the youth of today? No.

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