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Big Band Tribute

The 2015 Big Band Tribute performed two nights in August at the Draper Amphitheater. The Riverton Jazz Band took center stage and played timeless classics such as “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Embraceable You” and “Orange Colored Sky.” Audience members joined in on the dance floor for “In the Mood,” “Sing, Sing, Sing” and many more. The show was directed by Valaura Arnold, choreographed by Stephanie Dana and included a spectacular cast of more than 50 singers and dancers.

Jr. Jazz Basketball

Registration for Jr. Jazz Basketball runs all month and ends October 27. Teams for boys and girls, kindergarten to 12th grade. Each participant will receive a ticket to a Utah Jazz Basketball game with meal included, a Jazz uniform with new colors, a free clinic taught by a Utah Jazz player and team pictures and awards. There are eight games minimum in the regular season. Coaches needed!

Little Valley Instructional Trail System Opens

A Ribbon Cutting was held August 20 at the Little Valley Instructional Trails located at 1402 East Traverse Ridge Road. The trail system is a little over a mile long and features trails that are marked from beginner to intermediate for hikers and mountain bikers.

Lynn McDonald, chair of Healthy Draper, says that she worked with Draper City and others to design and built a family-friendly trail system to “help riders learn the basic skills, safety and etiquette of mountain biking, which is a fun, noncompetitive and healthy outdoor activity.”

Healthy Draper worked with Draper City to put this project together. Healthy Draper received donations from the Mathewson Charitable Lead Trust #2, Corner Canyon Trails Foundation Committee, Draper City, Dixon Family, Gough Construction, Mt. America Credit Union, 1-800-Contacts, Lone Peak Hospital, Les Schwab Tire and Silverhawk Enterprises.

Healthy Draper was founded in 2002 and has grown from a small locally-funded, grass roots organization, to a federally-registered non-profit organization that receives funding from local donors and private and public grant programs.

Article courtesy of Draper City. Draper.UT.US

Corner Canyon Student Sparkles at National Teen Video Awards

A star is born in the home of the Chargers. In August, Anna Richey, a student at Corner Canyon High School, received the Best Director Award at the 2015 NO BULL Teen Video Awards for her video, “Broken.”  The awards, at YouTube Space in Los Angeles, sparkled with stars from television, movies and social media.

Founded in 2011, the “Great American No Bull Challenge” asks American youth ages 13 to 23 to address the issue of bullying in schools by creating and producing positive messages in short video documentaries, music videos, public service announcements and Vines. The aim of the video contest and award ceremony, according to organizers, was to encourage students to create anti-bullying messages through filmmaking, leadership and social media.

CSD Sets Intramurals Schedule

Canyons School District Middle School Intramurals Program activities for the 2015-2016 academic year will include cross country, chess, 3-on-3 basketball and soccer. Activities are open to all students in sixth through eighth grades, and culminate with districtwide tournaments. Tournament schedule is as follows: Cross Country: Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m., Eastmont Middle; Chess: Jan. 23, Mount Jordan Middle; 3-on-3 Basketball: March 22-24, Jordan High; Soccer: May 12 at Union Middle. Interested students should contact their school’s front office for details.

South Pointe Dental Patient Appreciation Party

South Pointe Dental would like to thank all of the patients that were able to make it out to the Patient Appreciation Party that was held at Draper Park on July 31. Thrilled with the turnout of their first annual Appreciation Party, they are already excited for next year. There were prizes, food from Costa Vida and a face painter. South Point says, “We are so grateful for all of our patients, the best compliment we can receive is the referrals of your friends and family!”