The Cultural Arts Studio

School Of Afro-Caribbean Dance & Wellness






What is The Afro-Caribbean Cotillion


The Afro-Caribbean Cotillion is a non-profit project created for the sole purpose of giving back. The Afro-Caribbean Cotillion is in its 4th year and has succeeded in helping a number of young women gain the poise and knowledge needed to successfully navigate social situations and prepare for adult life. The vision of The Afro-Caribbean Cotillion incorporates a modern combination of the African and Caribbean rites of passages and values, creating an enriching and unique experience that emphasizes the importance of positive social interactions, showing respect for self and others and having increased self-confidence in an ever changing society.


The Afro-Caribbean Cotillion Ball is a formal event during which young women (ages 15 to 22), of African or Caribbean descent, are presented to the greater community. The Ball, taking place on April 9, 2016, is a culmination and celebration of the journey that these young Protégés have taken after receipt of training and guidance by volunteer Mentors. Afro-Caribbean Cotillion Protégés start preparing in January and receive mentorship and training in a variety of areas, such as refining social graces and etiquette, financial management, communication and presentation skills, health, arts, the law, and so much more. Protégés learn to prepare for job and college interviews as well as national and international travel; preparation that make up core elements foundation to this program.


Funding for this Program is generated through the generous donations of community investors such as yourself. The community plays a key role in the success and longevity of this important program. We are a community sisterhood who firmly believe in the potential of this program and have seen the positive impacts on program participants. We believe in the power of giving back by investing in our youth and hope we can count on your contribution this year. Please join us as we look forward to another successful year on this journey.


Diamond Community Investor

We offer the Diamond Community Investor package for businesses, community groups, associations, non–profit or special interest groups. Your $550.00 investment includes:  a table for 8 guests at The Grand Cotillion Ball, a half page advertisement in our program and special mention at the event.


Platinum Community Investor

We offer the Platinum Community Investor package for individuals and businesses in the community who choose not to attend the event but would like to make a contribution. All gifts of a value exceeding $100 will be recognized. As our way of saying thank you, your name or business name will appear in a quarter page advertisement in our program and you will receive a special mention at the event.


Gold Community Investor

We offer the Gold Community Investor for individuals. Your $80.00 investment includes one ticket for The Grand Cotillion Ball, a business card size ad in our program and your name or business name listed in our program.


Mahogany Community Investor

We offer the Mahogany Community Investor package for all who wish to advertise or include a message in our beautiful program. You are welcome to include a message of support from family members or guests in support of our Protégés & Cavaliers. The space can also be used for advertising an event or business.


The size of our black and white high gloss Cotillion Program is, 5 ½ by 8 ½.

The pricing is as follows:

Business Card: $25.00

¼ page Ad: $40.00

½ page Ad:  $60

Full Page Ad: $100


Community investors may choose to further invest by upgrading the size of their included advertisement. The included advertising price would be credited towards the new size of advertisement selected.


Payment for your advertisement can be sent electronically to:

[email protected]

or  by cheque to:

School of Afro-Caribbean Dance,

85 Rue Alphonse-Daudet, Gatineau, QC  J9J 3Y7.



Should you have any questions about becoming an investor or are interested in being a part of this special journey, please send in your artwork in a .jpeg or .png format no later than March 11, 2016


Yours sincerely,

Suzan Lavertu

Cotillion Director&

Artistic Director

The Cultural Arts Studio

School Of Afro-Caribbean Dance

[email protected]




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