The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors™ presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their sixth year on Toronto’s Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will perform impromptu a cappella renditions of classic and modern summer hits and offer assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, from 11am to 6pm, June 22 until September 4. Visit www.waterfrontbia.com for more information.
“The Singing Ambdassadors make people smile and join in as they inform and perform along Toronto’s vibrant Waterfront,” states Carol Jolly, Executive Direction, The Waterfront BIA. “They not only share information and help direct people to the many amazing places on Toronto’s Waterfront but their a cappella performances enhance the visitor experiences all summer long.”
The 2017 Singing Ambassadors are Aisha Barrow, Erin Horan, Crystal Huang, Asha James, Daniel Lord, Russell Niessen, Jackson Smylie and Braeden Soltys. They are split into two quartets that will perform ten a cappella summertime favourites, plus the unofficial anthem for the province, in key locations and busy daytime spots along the Waterfront. Each song has been arranged by internationally-published composer, arrange and performer Aaron Jensen.
Get into the groove and dance on the waterfront with the Singing Ambassadors this summer. Their song list includes: Happy by Pharrell Williams; Summer Vibe by Walk Off the Earth; Sh Boom Sh Boom by The Chords; It’s All Right by The Impressions; Good Day Sunshine by The Beatles; I can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash; I Get Around by the Beach Boys; Under the Boardwalk by The Drifers; Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel; Jump in the Line by Harry Belafonte and Ontario 150: A Place to Stand by Dolores Clarman and Richard Morris.
Wearing The Waterfront BIA branded polo shirts, windbreakers, back packs and festive fedoras, the Singing Ambassadors will be easy to spot as they distribute savings cards and information on key local activities to keep Torontonians and tourists well-informed of all that the Waterfront has to offer. Throughout the summer, they visit members daily to gain updates and perform. In addition, they ride the sponsored City Sightseeing Toronto double-decker tour buses to explore the City’s top attractions and spread the word about the Waterfront. Special appearances are also made at member, resident and neighbouring events including the Waterfront Artisan Market, the Redpath Waterfront Festival, Sail-in Cinema, Union Station, Ripley’s Aquarium and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to name a few.
The Singing Ambassadors help to make the Toronto Waterfront a welcoming destination and have a positive impact on the newly revitalized pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood. The program is made possible with assistance from Canada Summer jobs.