Tonight’s the Night!

Don’t miss our Celebration Show, Silent Auction and Wine Raffle, tonight only, at 6:30!

Our celebration show will feature artists from all our majors.  It will be the perfect diversion from the U.S. election, but starts early, so you can get home for the results, if you must.

Tickets are available online and at the door for only $15.   See you then.

See you tomorrow for our celebration show, silent auction and wine raffle

Hey, ESA!  Come on out with your family, friends and neighbours tomorrow night, November 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate our grand “new” theatre!
It will be a great night with a fantastic show, a rare opportunity to see artists from all our majors in one place, at one time on our stage!  Tickets are only $15, on sale now (click here) or at the door, space available.  The Silent Auction opens at 5:30, featuring some amazing items.
Thank you, in advance for your support!

REMINDER: ESA School Council Meeting- Tuesday May 10

The next ESA School Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 7 – 9 p.m., in the school library. Everyone is welcome.

Please join us for the final council meeting of the school year. We are looking forward to review highlights of the past year and discuss plans for 2016-2017.

Please find attached our draft minutes and agenda. In addition please find attached a power point presentation on How to Finance College and University from our presenter Liz Henriques (Liaison and Recruitment Advisor – George Brown). Please forward your questions and suggestions for agenda items to [email protected].


Looking forward to seeing you there.

Tanja and Maureen,  School Council co-chairs

Teens, Drugs, Alcohol and You — A Guide for Parents Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.

Please join us in person in the library or “virtually” for the Breakaway Addiction Services presentation. 
We are piloting Imeet at the presentation, so parents can participate from offsite!
To join us virtually, just click on the link below.
Use your browser to connect to and see and hear the presentation. You will also be able to write in with your questions. 
For better audio quality, you can also call into the meeting at (416) 915-3221 and use passcode 779041#. 
(Long distance charges will apply if calling from outside of the local calling area.)
If you have any difficulty connecting or any questions about joining us virtually, please e-mail us at [email protected].

TOES for Dance

On Monday, Nov. 9 all dance majors will enjoy a

performance by this dynamic dance collective of artists from Toronto and


Students will be excused from their 4th period class (week B so right after

lunch) and will come to the auditorium by 12:25. The performance will be

over by 1:45 and students are expected to be in class for last period.

Tea and Tutus (and Toto Too!)

The dance department has begun its annual fundraiser.  Dance majors are selling 100g or 50g bags of tea from House of Tea. Choose from 12 blends including Chai, Christmas Blend, Earl Grey, Roiboos, Jasmine and more. Please support the dance majors by purchasing tea from our catalogue and by buying cups of tea and baked goods in the foyer before school and at lunch all next week.


Tonight’s The Night

Shelley Marshall takes the stage at ESA  at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, performing “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette.”

Tickets will be available online until 3:00 Thursday. After that they will be available — while they last — at the door.  Tickets are $10, seats are reserved.  All ticket and concession sales will go to the Athletic Department.

Talk back session after the show for anyone interested.  Skip the line, get tickets now.  See you Thursday night for a fun, affordable evening with a great purpose.

Last Call For “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”

According to recent patron Susan Heastont, “I heard so many people outside say…oh no!  The show is sold out!!!  What are we going to do??  I felt sorry for them but you can’t show up for a Shelley Marshall show and try to get them at the door…tickets are golden!!  Buy in advance peeps!!”

Hard to say it better.  This Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.  See you then.

Win, Win, Win, Win

An amazing performance, an affordable price, support ESA health and wellness, celebrate triumph over tragedy with your school community!

“I am still in awe.  Shelley Marshall was so brilliant!  It really is very emotional to watch her story come to life.  But the fact that it could be so bloody funny as well?….  Seriously, I feel empowered through her journey.”

Join us Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are still available.

ESA in Print and on the Radio

Check out today’s edition of the Etobicoke Guardian for the feature article on award winning actress and comedienne Shelley Marshall and her upcoming show at ESA, “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”.

She will also be on Newstalk 1010 Radio (CFRB) tomorrow (Friday) morning from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Catch Shelley live at ESA on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are only $10 and every dollar will be returned to fund health and wellness programs at our school.

“We had the best time ever last night.  Funny and heartbreaking all at once.  Thank you for an awesome evening!”  Get your tickets now!

Mental Health Awareness

October is Mental Health Awareness Month.  The goal is to build awareness, and bring hope and healing to those most affected by difficult issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse and addiction.  Unfortunately, these issues touch us all, particularly our vulnerable young people and we can’t risk having any of them silently spiral out of control.

At ESA, we have many wellness initiatives and great partners from the community.  This year, we have a rare opportunity to kick the month off right with a benefit performance by actress, comedienne and suicide survivor, Shelley Marshall, telling her story in “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”.

“I feel I not only have an opportunity, but an obligation, to convey a message that can help people heal,” says Marshall, “and to raise awareness for mental health through honesty turned into art.”

Please make time to join us, bring a friend, spread the word.  You have no idea what a positive impact you could have.

Tickets are available now.  All ticket sales will go directly back to ESA to fund health and wellness initiatives.  Shelley will stay for a talk back session and counselors will also be available.

Support ESA Athletics

Did you know that ESA students excel not only in the arts and academics, but athletics too?

Our current student body has nationally and provincially ranked athletes who compete in a variety of sports.  We also have numerous school teams who have won their divisions and now, lunchtime intramurals that allow everyone to have some fun and let off some steam.

Our new Athletic Director, David Blakey, has introduced personal fitness classes, workshops and an Exercise Science (Pre-Kinesiology) course with banner attendance.

Please help us raise funds to purchase new strength and conditioning equipment, accessible to all students and staff by attending our benefit performance, “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette” on October 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Every dollar from every ticket sold will go to ESA.  Thanks.  See you then.