February 25-27, 2020

Wed Feb 26 - "WE the YORK Host Reception

York Region stretches north from Toronto to Lake Simcoe and is known for its hectares of protected greenbelt, rich geography, economic development and diverse population. Home to more than 1.1 million residents in nine local municipalities: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Whitchurch-Stouffville, York Region welcomes residents and visitors to more than 1,000 community events and festivals annually.


In partnership with the York Region Arts Council and Central Counties Tourism, the municipalities of York Region have come together to showcase to FEO – WE THE YORK – a regionally-themed night of entertainment, friendship and fun like none other! Sit back and enjoy local favourites that will temp the pallet, listen to some incredible entertainment, and be mesmerized by what makes us most unique as it comes to life right before your eyes. Be sure to immerse yourself in activities, mix and mingle with some new and old friends, and make this a night you surely won't forget. This is a business casual event, but it doesn't mean you can't experience York Region like we do and have some fun!     

Wednesday Feb 26 - 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
ROOM - Richmond Ballrooms A, B, C, D



Make sure you download the Kahoot App for your Apple or Android device so you can be a part of the interactive game happening at the We The York Reception. Here's what you need to to do once you get the Kahoot APP on your phone:

  • On the night of the reception, Open the mobile app (or go to their device’s web browser and go to kahoot.it) and tap “Enter PIN”

  • Enter game PIN that is given to you by our hosts that evening

  • Type name or nickname of your choice and play along

Our MC for the Evening

Elvira Caria

Award-Winning Broadcaster


Live Entertainment Featuring:



Jason Palter is funny… seriously.

He is an internationally-renowned performer, and a previous winner of the prestigious national “Entertainer of The Year” Award, presented by the Canadian Events Industry. Jason appeared on the season 5 finale of
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us”, and for over 25 years he has entertained and received rave reviews for his performances, keynote speeches, and emcee hosting at corporate parties, conferences, and private events.

The Jason Palter LIVE Experience

Jason’s engaging and interactive shows are jam-packed with magic, illusion, mind-reading, and sidesplitting comedy. Whether you’re looking for strolling entertainment or a formal show, Jason has different entertainment
options to accommodate events of any size. With Jason performing at your event, your audiences will be blown away, mystified, and left crying with laughter from his rapidfire ad-libs and hysterical one-liners.  


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Cory Feigen


Cory Feigen is a singer-songwriter from Thornhill, Ontario. His acoustic bluesy riff, close-to-heart lyrics, and pop-like melodies are primed to attract the likes of music lovers from a wide range of genres. With musical influences including Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Michael Buble, and John Mayer, Cory is able to draw influence from artists with diverse musical backgrounds, and use it to his advantage to create a unique brand of music.

Cory has been seen performing at events throughout the GTA including Toronto Sweetery, Spring/Wintersong Music Festival, Winterfolk Festival, Unionville Festival, Markham Village Music Festival, and many others. 

Connection to York Region

Cory has been actively involved in music in York Region since he was 12 years old. He first started with assisting and performing in both York Region Live events (2007,2009); a set of benefit concerts with the purpose of raising money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Cory was also one of the Artists to take part in the Guinness World Records - Longest Concert Ever; which took place in Stouffville; and continues to play festivals and other events in that area. Cory also works with former teachers and their students on various projects that involve music. The most recent being with his former teacher, Michael Frankfort, where he assisted his students with turning recycled items into musical instruments. He would also speak to the students about what it's like trying to play music for a living and even performed some songs for them in the classroom. Cory continues to contribute to York Region through music and looks forward to growing its music community. 


Official Website  

Louisa Barbosa

Louisa Barbosa is a young singer-songwriter from Aurora, Ontario.

She took her first steps towards a career when she became a CNE Junior Rising Star finalist and was later crowned the 2015 Aurora Teen Idol.

Since then, Louisa has encountered many new opportunities, such as annually performing at numerous events all over the GTA with her band, Louisa And The Planets. She has also written and co-written many songs, most of which will be showcased on her band’s upcoming EP, produced by Juno winner and former guitarist for Our Lady Peace, Mike Turner.

Her music has indie, folk, and soul influences as well as honest lyrics.


Official Website  

Giving marching drums a contemporary twist, The Hitmen mix high energy performance and funky grooves with the precision, power, and spectacle of a marching drum line featuring some of the best pro drummers and performers in the business. Audiences of all kinds are fired up by their performances at sports events, corporate events, festival, and fairs.

We are proud to have worked with The Toronto Raptors (NBA), The Toronto Blue Jays (MLB), The San Diego Padres (MLB), The Toronto Argonauts (CFL), The Vancouver Canucks (NHL), The Ottawa Redblacks (CFL), The Edmonton Oilers (NHL), The Toronto Football Club (MLS). Calgary Flames (NHL)  and many more.

They have performed at numerous public/civic and cultural events such as festivals and fairs.  They love interacting with crowds and creating an amazing environment wherever they go.

Looking for a way to make your next event memorable, energetic, and engaging? Do you want to create exciting photo, videos, and social media opportunities through unique events and experiences?  Hire The Hitmen

They have drumlines across the country with drumlines in Toronto and Ottawa in Ontario.


Official Website  

Thank You To Our Title Sponsors

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Thank You For Your Support

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Robbi is a York Region-born singer/songwriter who has crafted her music to highlight her deep and poetic nature, pulling influence from pop cultures and sub cultures in order to reinvent the way that music sounds and feels. The 25 year old brings cinematic qualities to the table providing her listeners with the perfect soundtracks for good vibes and introspection. You can hear her music on Apple Music and Spotify and get performance updates via her instagram page.


Listen on Soundcloud       Visit Her on Instagram






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