City Kidz

SOLD OUT! 2014 Night of the Super Heroes
For the 5th year in a row, DunnMedia was pleased to produce and host a sold-out City Kidz gala fundraiser at the Hamilton Convention Centre with over 1100 people in attendance. Below are a few moments from the live production as well as our pre-produced videos. This year’s theme: Night of the Super Heroes, saluting the heroic children of City Kidz who have overcome tremendous adversity and become leaders in their community.
“SUPER” CITY YOUTH

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Introducing PIEderman

PIEDERMAN ARRIVES

KEV GETS PIED

FINALE SONG

2013 SELL-OUT CROWD AT HAMILTON CONVENTION CENTRE
20 YEAR TRIBUTE TO TODD BENDER AND FRIENDS

DunnMedia was pleased to produce a sold-out 20th Anniversary show at this year’s Big Dream Banquet Dinner at The Hamilton Convention Centre. The evening featured Kevin Dunn as MC along with a special Tribute to Todd Bender and Friends. A special performance by Canadian Idol Brian Melo and City Kidz own Erin Proudfoot topped the evening. We’ve posted some of the videos here, check back for more updates soon!

EVENING HIGHLIGHTS
A compilation of live and pre-recorded elements from the evening. Right after dinner, the lights dimmed and guests were greeted by a welcome from Entertainment Tonight’s (and Hamliton’s Own) Rick Campanelli.

A THOUSAND THANK YOU’S IN JUST ONE SONG
Kevin Dunn packed 20 years of thank you’s into a five minute original song for City Kidz.

HERE’S TO TODD
A parody tribute to City Kidz founder Todd Bender, written by Kevin Dunn and performed by City Kidz Jr. Leaders to the tune of viral sensation “When I’m Gone” (A.P. Carter/Anna Kendrick) . City Kidz lead singer: “Natanya” – spectacular job!

BRIAN MELO & ERIN PROUDFOOT: I JUST BELIEVE THAT I CAN
Canadian Idol Brian Melo and City Kidz own Erin Proudfoot perform “I Just Believe That I Can”. Much thanks to Lynda McKillip, Tom McKillip and Ron Irving, who wrote the piece and have generously allowed City Kidz use of the song.

TRIBUTE TO TODD BENDER
A host of VIPs, community supporters and friends pay tribute to Todd in this video produced by DunnMedia. The video kicks off with a hilarious greeting from Red Green. Thanks Red!

20 REASONS TO BELIEVE IN CITY KIDZ

20/20 VISION for CITY KIDZ

2012 SHOW: SELL-OUT CROWD RAISES OVER $70,000 FOR BELOVED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

For three years now, DunnMedia has been pleased to produce, host and sponsor the multi-media spectacular CityKidz Starz on Sherman dinner and show at Carmen’s Banquet Centre. The November 15th show made front page news in the Hamilton Spectator as keynote youth speakers Lana and Hunter received standing ovation from the sold-out crowd. Check here for coverage Spectator Event Coverage

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Keynote youth speakers and CityKidz Junior Leaders Lana Alazzawi and Hunter Upson Brazier get the red carpet treatment!
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PROMO FOR THIS YEAR’S EVENT

Watch the CityKidz official video here…you will fall in love with this amazing kids charity.

For more information, visit the CityKidz Website.

Here are a few highlights from shows gone by! Full coverage in the Hamilton Spectator is here! An Oscar themed evening in support of inner-city youth, the evening featured all new movie spoofs, awards, a celebrity lip sync and pie smack finale! The evening was another huge success raising thousands for our inner-city kids. Be sure to watch the CityKidz main video at the bottom of the page to understand what this incredible charity is about. We’re just finishing up the videos but here are a few selected highlights from the evening, MC’d by DunnMedia’s Kevin Dunn.
ANGELO MOSCA: CITYKIDZ MAKEOVER
This piece reflects on the achievements of CityKidz in the 2010-2011 year. It begins with a movie spoof with CFL Hall of Famer Angelo Mosca.

MARWAN HAGE: CITYKIDZ STRENGTH
This one’s all about The Strength of CityKidz and features Jr. Leaders and CityKidz staff who inspire thousands of inner-city children in Hamilton every week. It is preceded by a movie spoof, staring Hamilton Tiger Cat Marwan Hage.

MAYOR BRATINA: A SALUTE TO JR. LEADERS
This one includes a greeting from Hamilton’s Mayor is followed by testimonials from Jr. Leaders and CityKidz staff who speak on ‘what being a CityKidz Jr. Leader is all about’.

UCHE CHUKS VIDEO TRIBUTE AND SONG
This year, CityKidz lost one of it’s finest Jr. Leaders to a tragic accident. Uche Chuks is remembered in this tribute.

CELEBRITY LIP SYNC
Local Hamilton celebs let their hair down -or put some on! – in a hilarious lip sync performance. Starz included: From Carmens Banquet Centre, PJ Mercanti (Secret Agent Man), Bob Cowan and Lesley Stewart from CHCH TV ( Olivia Newton John & John Travolta) Community Champion Mark Chamberlain from Trivaris (Joe Cocker) and CKOC’s Ted Yates and Astral’s Dave De Rocco (Donny and Marie) Ti-Cats General Manager Bob O’Billovich as Elvis, and CHAM Radio’s Mike Nabuurs as Tom Cruise. Thanks to all for coming out to support the cause!

Thanks to all for making 2011 another fabulous event!

STARZ ON SHERMAN 2010
Last year’s event was equally a success. Nearly a thousand people crammed Carmen’s Banquet Centre as DunnMedia & DunnTributes produced and MC’d CityKidz 2010 Annual Big Dream Banquet. The Oscar themed dinner and show made front page news in the Hamilton Spectator – article here.

To kick off the night, Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli from Entertainment Tonight Canada welcomed guests from their set in Toronto, compliments of Global Television. Thanks ET Canada!

The opening tribute was a Billy Crystal style Oscar song, performed by emcee Kevin Dunn, saluting the thousands of kids and hundreds of volunteers, sponsors and media who support this incredible cause – fighting inner-city child poverty in Hamilton.

An Oscar style evening would be nothing without movies! Videos describing different aspects of CityKidz were preceded by movie spoofs: The first, starring founder and Executive Director Todd Bender.

This one stars CFL Hall of Famer Angelo Mosca: I Was Teenage KinderKid.

The night also included a Celebrity Lip Sync, and starred Ron Foxcroft (Fox 40 International, Fluke Transportation Group) as Michael Buble; Bob O’Billovich (General Manager of the Hamilton Tiger Cats) as Elvis; Sunni & Hayes (K-Lite FM Morning Hosts) as Sonny and Cher, Bill Kelly (900 CHML Talk Show) as Johnny Cash, Brian Mullan (Former Police Chief, City of Hamilton) as Hannah Montana ( what a sport!) – and Dana Robbins (Publisher, Hamilton Spectator) as Neil Diamond. These celebs are true champions, doing it ALL FOR THE KIDS! On behalf of CityKidz, thanks to each of you for making the night such a huge success. (But you better keep your day jobs ; )

Suprise Visit Spoof!

Big Red Bus Movie Spoof!

Jr. Leaders Testimonial

Kathleen Dunn sings “How He Loves Us”

And the out-takes credit roll.

The entire evening was produced by DunnMedia/DunnTributes who is a proud sponsor of CityKidz.