MARKHAM, Ontario, April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sing For Your Heart is an annual event in the Chinese community, going into its 27th year in 2018. The event began as a black tie gala that embraced fine food, lively music, stunning entertainment, exciting auctions and dazzling prizes. New for 2018 is a format that is taking this event to a new level to reach a younger generation of community leaders and event-goers that demand exciting new and interactive formats, especially at fundraisers.

This year’s competition is comprised of 2 components: an Open Audition and a Final Event that will have an exciting singing competition finale, along with two sections for the event. One area will cater to the audience that previously enjoyed our sit down format, called the VIP Section. While it will not be assigned seating there will be cruiser tables, seating areas along with delicious food and a cash bar. The “open section” will be for the young and “young at heart” to mix and mingle while taking in the entertainment. SFYH 2018 will bring the best from the past and embrace the future of excellence in fundraising events. To round off the event and the mission of the Chinese Canadian Council, this event will be sure to pay attention to: fundraising, awareness and health promotion.

We are searching for the hottest talent to sing their hearts out for 3 TOP PRIZES, which include airfare to Asia, cash prizes, recording studio time at one of Toronto’s hottest sound studios with a sound engineer and high-end portable karaoke microphones. To enter the contest, you can audition online at singforyourheart.ca or perform at our live audition on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11 AM to 5 PM at Carefirst, 300 Silver Star Blvd in Scarborough. People who wish to audition live can preregister at singforyourheart.ca and click on the banner for auditions.

“This is the only large-scale fundraising event for the Chinese Canadian Council and I’m very proud of it. All proceeds will be designated to helping the Heart and Stroke Foundation to achieve its mission among the Chinese community”, says Dr. Chi-Ming Chow, President of the Chinese Canadian Council of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

LIVE Be sure to register at singforyourheart.caby clicking on the audition banner that leads to the form AUDITION: page. You can also submit a digital audition AND show up live to make an added impression! DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11 AM to 5 PM PLACE: Carefirst, 300 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough ON FREE: Auditions are free of charge! Online auditions: Visit singforyourheart.ca For more information on our mission, please visit SingForYourHeart.ca

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About The Chinese Canadian Council of the Heart and Stroke Foundation The Heart & Stroke Foundation has been a committed partner to the Chinese community since 1992. Supported by the Chinese Canadian Council, the Foundation has delivered various initiatives and communications vehicles to the Chinese community for the past 27 years. It has partnered with other community organizations to deliver health information, as well as activating its own programs and forums. Over the past 19 years, the Council has attracted and educated over 16,000 participants in the aggregate at its Chinese Health Information Forum. In the future, the Council will work tirelessly to find the best and most efficient ways to meet its mandate in the ever changing demographic. The Chinese Canadian Council has access to the best doctors, pharmacists and medical practitioners and the ability to aggregate and package content that will have a positive effect on the Chinese community for generations to come.