Calling to Connect Gala

For the benefit of our inner city youth, the Calling to Connect Gala will journey you through 30 years of ministry. We invite you to experience a glimpse of our journey through shared stories  told through artwork, music, and spoken-word.

  • Location: The Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
  • Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
  • Doors/Galleria Open: 5:30PM
  • Dinner: 6:15PM

Tickets: $65

Everyone has a story. Each story has a message. At Inner City Youth Alive we are celebrating 30 years of ministry and the stories encountered along the way.   Every child, youth, staff member, volunteer, neighbour, and supporter have their own individual story.   Stories can be beautiful expressions of love, tangible moments of hope, genuine sorrow from loss, or times of hardy laughter. Stories have power. This power comes from the interpretation of the listener.  Stories hold power in our lives when we’re willing to listen, interpret, and apply the message.

We believe that God speaks to us through our own experiences and the shared experiences of others. On October 21st we want to share with you the amazing work God has done, and continues to do, at ICYA.  Please join us for an evening of stories shared through music, artwork, photography, and spoken-word.


·        Cheryl Bear (Narrator/Storyteller)

    • From Nadleh Whut’en First Nation located in Northern British Columbia. She is an international convention speaker, evangelist and award winning recording artist. Her music is powerful, telling the stories of her people, while celebrating the beauty of being an Indigenous woman.
    • Cheryl’s Website

·        Don Amero (Singer/Songwriter)

    • A powerful musician, Juno nominee, and engaging storyteller. Raised in Winnipeg’s north end, Don faced his share of adversity growing up. Yet, despite the poverty, gangs, drugs, and violence that surrounded him, his life was tempered by love, support, and faith in a higher power. His tireless work ethic, talent, ambition, and determination have also made him an inspiration to Aboriginal youth.
    • Don’s Website

·        Fresh I.E. (Hip-Hop Artist/Preacher)

    • Robert Wilson (Fresh I.E.) was born into a life of struggle and dysfunction. At an early age he turned to music as a refuge.  Through his heart for at risk youth he actively shares his story and messages of hope through his music. In 2005, he made Canadian history when he became the first Canadian rapper to be nominated for a Grammy. Today he is chasing hard after God through music and preaching to those who urgently need to hear the message he brings.
    • Fresh I.E.’s Website

For more information, call Andrew at 204-582-8779 ext. 207 or email