Guitar lessons - H.J. Cody student Boris Katzmanzyk performed for Cafe Voice on September 30.

Café Voice showcases young artists

Students walked into the gathering area at their high school to find coffee, tea and hot chocolate a the music of Boris Katzmanzyk.

  • Oct. 8, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Young aspiring artists can show their stuff at H.J. Cody School.

On Friday, Sept. 30 students walked into the gathering area after the Terry Fox Run at their high school to find coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as the musical stylings of H.J. Cody student, Boris Katzmanzyk. The event, Café Voice, is about bringing people together, according to organizers Baylee White and Dylan Harnett.

“We showcase bringing people together and getting everyone involved with our school,” Harnett said. “When we are all together, we can make it fun.”

Guitarist Katzmanzyk, who was grinding metal riffs throughout the morning, was happy to have the opportunity to hone his craft close to home.

“It’s important to me,” he said. “I have been playing for six years now and I haven’t had too much of a break around here so it’s great they gave me a chance here.”

Katzmanzyk added he was pleased so many people were present and hoped they all donated to help fund cancer research during the Terry Fox Run earlier in the day.

This year the organizers of Café Voice look to deviate slightly from last year by bringing in different styles of musical acts.

“This year we will change it up, we are going to try to bring in some comedy and make it fun,” White said. “Last year we only had music, so we want to change it up.”

Harnett added, “We get the odd special guest like the Mayor to come in, but for the most part it’s people in our school.”

The free coffee, tea and hot chocolate was provided by the local Tim Hortons, which the organizers were very thankful for because it allows them to put on this fun event without having to worry about a large budget.


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