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Youth Spotlight: Reid Cunningham from Blue Canoe

Reid arrived at Blue Canoe  in February of this year, 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 has a bright future as an arts producer, arts administrator and events planner!

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