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TORONTO, ON (May 28, 2013) – On July 8, 2013, Canadian Supermodel Stacey McKenzie will open the first annual Walk This Way Workshops Camp where she will inspire, empower and educate twenty inner city girls – with help from her celebrity friends. McKenzie will select applicants that exemplify the most enthusiasm, drive and uniqueness from several inner city Toronto public schools for this free of cost program.

McKenzie, having grown up in an impoverished environment, recognizes the need for young girls to receive esteem-centered workshops. “It’s extremely important that these girls have all the tools necessary to develop self-esteem and gain confidence through self acceptance,” says McKenzie. “We’re preparing them for the challenges they will face as they pursue their dreams and goals in the arts, fashion, entertainment industries.”

Over a two week period, the camp participants will have the opportunity to engage in a number of workshops including “Owning You”, a focus on personal style and public speaking; “Owning Your Health and Wellness”, a focus on nutrition and fitness; “Owning Your Craft”, an interactive look into the fashion, design, music and media industries; and “Rule Your Runway”, a chance to put all the information absorbed to use.

The workshops will be lead by a team of V.I.P. and celebrity mentors including Dina Pugliese (CityTV’s Breakfast Television), Gabrielle Miller (Actress, Corner Gas), Chelsea Chute (Lise Watier), Shawn Hewson (TV Personality and Creative Director of Bustle Clothing), VAWK (Fashion Designer), Emily Scarlett (H&M Canada), Andrea Bolley (Artist), and Rita Tesolin (Jewelry Designer).

Walk This Way Workshops Camp is welcoming several sponsors to support this initiative including official beauty sponsor, Lise Watier along with Movado Group, Diesel, H&M, and Purdy’s Chocolate.

Youth interested in participating in the Walk This Way Workshops Camp can email info@walkthiswayworkshops.com to request an application form. For additional information, please visit http://www.walkthiswayworkshops.com.

About Walk This Way Workshops: 

Founded in 2005 by Supermodel Stacey McKenzie, Walk This Way Workshops has made a significant impact across North America and The Caribbean on those aspiring to work in the fashion, arts and entertainment industries. Walk This Way Workshops focuses on inspiring, empowering and educating young women through a series of confidence builder workshops fashioned to help develop self-esteem and gain confidence through self-acceptance. Walk This Way Workshops has been featured in Teen Vogue Fashion University, Canadian Mental Health Association, Kent State University and Queens School of Business.

Website: http://www.walkthiswayworkshops.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WalkThisWayWorkshops

About Stacey McKenzie:

Stacey McKenzie has channeled her passion for fashion into a successful career. A model, motivational speaker, TV personality and actress, Stacey is a proven entity in the industry. Self trained as a model, Stacey has and continues to work with some of the world’s fashion elites. She has graced numerous pages and covers of magazines and landed major campaigns including, Vogue (U.S, Italian, British, Korean and Spanish), Harpers Bazaar, Interview, Verve-girl, Flare, Vibe, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier and MAC Cosmetics. Stacey was recently presented with the 2012 Success, Engagement & Empowerment Award from the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa for her outstanding support of youth through her work with Walk This Way Workshops.

About Lise Watier:

Founded in 1972, Lise Watier celebrates 40 years of beauty, innovation and passion in providing women with makeup, skin care products and fragrances. Lise Watier is each woman’s beauty partner.

Website: http://www.lisewatier.com

About Movado:

Leader in the $500 to $2500 price category of the North American watch market, Movado is the Swiss brand of distinctive timepieces that provided culture, status and sophistication. Since 1881, Movado has earned more than 100 patents and 200 international awards for artistry and innovation in watch design and time technology. The long, rich heritage of design innovation and a close, enduring association with the arts continue to define the Movado brand identity.

Website: http://www.movado.com 

For more information or interview requests, please contact:
Cory Stewart, Founder
Embrace Disruption PR
416.963.9857
cory@embracedisruption.com

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