Thank you!

YYC JAM would like to thank everyone who contributed, sponsored, participated and attended YYC JAM 2019. We cannot wait to build upon this event and community to continue to provide opportunities for at-risk youth in and outside our city through sport. See you all at YYC JAM 2020!



Presented By



The Balance Foundation is proud to present YYC JAM and Street Festival. This inaugural and annual 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament will be held in the streets of downtown Calgary and Stephen Avenue with the Calgary Tower acting as our iconic backdrop.

YYC JAM was formulated to be an inclusive event that will emphasize the importance of community, sport and its role developing opportunity youth.



3-on-3 Charity Grassroots Basketball Tournament
Under 13, under 15, under 18 and adult divisions

FIBA 3-on-3 Satellite Games on Centre Court
Teams qualify for an international FIBA World Tour event

Stephen Avenue Street Festival

DJs, Live Music, MC & Entertainment

Food Trucks & Beer Gardens

Calgary Downtown Business & Restaurant Activations

YYC Jam Kids Zone

NBA Junior Activation

VIP & Sponsor Seating & Hosting


The Balance Foundation

To Live in a World Where Triumph Outweighs Despair

At The Balance Foundation, we are movers, shakers and connectors who want to see the youth in our city given equal opportunity to participate in sport and education, regardless of the circumstances they were born into.

We want to build communities that value young people so that in return, young people can provide value to their communities. That means providing access to mentorship, improving mental and physical health, getting the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers, to develop a skill set and a purpose, but most importantly to have fun and to grow. 



Create meaningful experiences and equal opportunity for at-risk youth through sport and education

  1. Empower at-risk youth’s development through sport by connecting them to caring adults who share a common passion

  2. Create & support educational opportunities for at-risk youth through scholarships

  3. Be a leader in generating awareness and creating equal opportunity for at-risk youth in disadvantaged communities

  4. Build a safer, more united Calgary


Event Schedule


August 10, 2019




8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Player Registration

The Mill

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

DJ Joeoui

Centre Street

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

YYC Jam Street Festival

Stephen Ave

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Player Orientation

The Mill

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks:
The Balance Foundation

Centre Court

10:00 am — 1:00 pm

Morning Round of Games

Centre Street & Centre Court

10:30 am — 1:30 pm

Centre Street South

Food Trucks Open

12:00 PM - 2:00PM

CDA Stage:
Matt Blais

Stephen Avenue East

1:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Beer Gardens Open

The Pioneer

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Aspen Properties 3 point Challenge Player Break

Centre Court

2:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Afternoon Round of Games

Centre Street

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

CDA Stage:
Maddison Krebbs

Stephen Avenue East

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

FIBA Satellite Tournament

Centre Court

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CDA Stage:
Natural Ensemble

Stephen Avenue East

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Final Round of Games

Centre Street

6:45 PM - 8:15 PM

CDA Stage:

Stephen Avenue East

8:15 PM - 8:30 PM

CDA Stage Strike

Stephen Avenue East

9:00 pm

The Pioneer

Beer Gardens Close

* Schedule subject to change. Check back often for schedule updates.



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Matt Blais

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Powerful vocals, electrifying harmonica, and intense performances define Matt Blais. The rock’n’roll troubadour’s latest release “Fool's Gold“ (Winter 2018) is an edgy and evocative protest song for the modern era. With cutting social commentary and haunting sonics, the new track goes behind the curtain searching for authenticity in an increasingly deceptive world.

"I have always tried to find and create real moments. That can be hard to do in a world of avatars and publicists. The best way I know how is through song."

Hailing from Calgary, the charismatic Blais expands the rock genre by adding a vintage blues edge that, paired with his honest, accessible songwriting style, has resonated with his Canadian audience.


Maddison Krebs

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

The singer/songwriter from Southern Alberta, Canada, got her first guitar when she was six, so she could put her poetry to music. Right away, you could see her talents and drive would make her dreams come true.

“Music and art are tools to inspire and learn from one another,” Maddison explains. “Everything I do is meant to spark a greater purpose within that says, ‘you can do it.’”

In Nashville, she finds herself working with some of music’s best producers and songwriters, such as Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks) and Tony Martin (Tim McGraw, Keith Urban).



6:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Copperhead makes folk music for the 21st century, born not in the bucolic countryside but in downtown alleyways, with punk and acid rock peering around the corners. Lurking around the deliciously dark intersection of lo-fi, post-industrial noise, R&B and minor-key murder ballad, Copperhead immerses audiences in ambient, expansive soundscapes with texture and reverb, anchored by Liz Stevens goosebump-inducing smoky contralto and gorgeously dark and dreamlike lyrical narratives.

Copperhead is Liz Stevens on lead vox and songwriting, Kirill Telichev as lead guitarist/producer, Kane Bender on drums, Rob Smeltzer on bass, and Jamey Lougheed on barry sax, with added backup vox, horns and strings as the occasion calls for it.


Natural Ensemble

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Natural Ensemble is a HipHop duo that has built a status around fun times and positivity. The relaxed old school style of beats produced by B-ren and charismatic timing and flow by Geeze amalgamate to create an entertaining performance that leaves you with a smile on your face. With several Canadian tours and Calgary performances with the likes of Swollen Members, Wutang Clan, Apathy, Redman and Method Man, Dub FX, Pete Rock and C.L Smooth, Hopsin and Sonreal to name only a few, you’re guaranteed a quality show with professionalism and the audiences experience as a key focal point. Entertainment at its finest



Joeoui is a DJ from Montréal, Québec, Canada and has been residing in Calgary for the last 20 Years. He grew up listening to a variety of genres of music such as Soul, Funk, Disco, Rock, Latin, House, Hip Hop and R&B to name a few. Naturally with his upbringing involving these genres you will find his style to be diverse, which allows him the versatility to DJ any events.

Dj’ing is not only a career but a lifestyle Joeoui is very passionate about. He has had the honor to DJ and produce music full-time for the last 10 Years. Joeoui invites you on his journey and life of music where WE will rise together, support and celebrate the lifestyle of music.


Event Map



Registration Includes

Minimum of Three 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Games

YYC JAM Jersey

Drink Specials in the YYC Jam Beer Gardens



Cost of Registration:
$250/Adult Team
Free/Youth Team



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