“Building self-esteem and nurturing personal development in young people.”
“Building self-esteem and nurturing personal development in young people.”
We are: The Kaitlyn Bates Association for Personal Development and Self Esteem

OUR VALUES

OUR INSPIRATION

 OUR DIRECTORS

  • Young people deserve the opportunity to develop themselves to their full potential.
  • The rights of young people must be stood up for whenever they are challenged.
  • Young people deserve an environment that nurtures positive values and self-esteem.
  • External and internal influences which ingrain self-doubt in young people must be identified and countered.
  • The memory of Kaitlyn Bates, who always stood up for those in need and always let her actions be governed by her own convictions.
  • Young people, who have the courage and ability to heal, adapt, and grow in the face of adversity.
  • The generosity and spirit of our community  in supporting and enabling groups and individuals in need.
  • Doug Bates: President
  • Dean Smith: Vice President
  • Andrew Hall: Secretary
  • Matt Williams: Treasurer
  • York Bell-Smith: Managing Director
  • Robin Ferguson: Assistant Secretary
  • Gillian Smith-Clark: Director

PROJECTS  [coming soon]

RISE UP POWER INITIATIVE & GALA DINNER

 

Lorraine Segato hosts the Rise Up Power Initiative

The event is run in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland

Autographed Custom Guitar Available to be Won

 

Signed by RUSH: Exclusive draw for ticket-holders only.

In recognition of Rush's induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010, Boucher Guitars made this one-of-a-kind acoustic guitar and presented it to the band. All three members of Rush, (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart) signed the guitar along with fellow inductee Robert Charlebois.

This is a Special Edition (RUSH) ES 1016 Boucher Guitar and it comes complete with case. "RUSH" is inlaid in pearl on the neck of the guitar.

 

This guitar can only be won by purchasing a ticket to the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative's "Rise Up Power Initiative" gala dinner. You must be in attendance for the draw to win the guitar. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets visit ticketfly.com.

with host, LORRAINE SEGATO of PARACHUTE CLUB,

and in partnership with BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHUMBERLAND

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM

BEST WESTERN HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE

930 BURNHAM STREET, COBOURG, ONTARIO

 

Tickets available for the 7PM Gala, fundraising dinner @ $100 plus s/c (available at ticketfly.com) and for the chance to win an amazing, one-of-a kind acoustic guitar.

 

When a new initiative is created the hope and plan is to find a partner that is a perfect match to come on board.  This is a major piece of the puzzle and just three days ago the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative has found that piece!

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland is a most important organization helping children including those who potentially may be “at risk” in developing self-esteem. The organization’s spokesperson, Nancy Richardson, Event & Volunteer Development says: “We at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland are thrilled and grateful to partner with the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative on their Rise Up Power Initiative. The Rise Up Power Initiative directly aligns with our goals of helping potentially “at Risk” children and youth explore and build their self-esteem. This Initiative will provide and enriching experience and opportunity that these children would not have access to otherwise.”

 

Doug Bates, Founder of the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative responds, “I am so thrilled that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland were so readily on board with our Power Board Initiative.  This partnership is going to ensure a positive and lasting impact on children from our local community.  It is inspiring to recognize that we have a common set of goals and objectives.” He explains he started the Foundation in his daughter’s name. “After losing her, the grief I felt drove me to form this initiative in her honour. Our mission is to create and support things that promote self esteem in young people.”

 

On Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Best Western Hotel & Convention Centre in Cobourg, Ontario a very special event will take place, in the name of The Kaitlyn Bates Initiative.

 

During the day, one of Canada’s best-loved artists, Lorraine Segato (Parachute Club) will be holding a workshop for a number of young  children (ages 7-11 years old) structured around Parachute Club’s most well-known and best loved song, “Rise Up” and the Power in the lyrics. The song has maybe never been as relevant for the young. These days they face tremendous hurdles in the form of bullying and the resulting low self-esteem. Ms. Segato will host open discussions to remind them of their “power”. These sessions will be followed by all the attending children creating their own “power boards”. (All art supplies will be supplied, free of charge). They will then be asked to present and explain their vision to the assembled children. Their day will conclude with them working together to create a group power board. This session will be conducted without the presence of parents and teachers.

 

At 7PM all ticket holders will enjoy a sit down, fund-raising dinner, hosted by Lorraine Segato. This will not include the children. However their power boards will be on display. All monies raised from the event will be used to continue providing support to the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative.

 

To purchase tickets for the evening gala, at which a one of a kind guitar custom made for and signed by all members of Rush, visit:  www.ticketfly.com

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM

BEST WESTERN HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE

930 BURNHAM STREET, COBOURG, ONTARIO

 

 

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Address:  Cobourg, ON, Canada

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