The Mayday Club Youth Choir from British Columbia, Canada, is a professional children’s choir that performs popular and classic songs in a variety of genres, that express their message of ending bullying and promoting equality for people with neurodiversities. The choir is made up of young people affected by autism and other neurodiversities. Many of the choir members have had significant traumatic experiences in the forms of social exclusion, bullying, or mental health.
The choir was founded in 2015 by Nicole Provost, and has since opened for such acts as Temple Grandin and The Harlem Globetrotters. Mayday Club has sung live on CKNW News, was featured in a Lynda Steele podcast, was the subject of a documentary by Vancouver-Based production company Cutterpillow Productions, that premiered at New York Mental Health Film Festival. The choir presents lectures at UBC for aspiring professionals, and recently appeared live on Global TV to open the 2019 Variety Club Show of Hearts.
In spring 2020, the choir was featured in an episode of ‘Our Community’, a documentary series produced by the Kelowna-based film company Render Digital Media. The episode, entitled ‘Normalizing Neurodiversity’ aired on AMI-TV on May 13th 2020.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the choir moved their practices online using the video-conferencing platform Zoom. Choir members developed an even deeper appreciation for one another, and participated in virtual performances and recordings, Roblox and Among Us sessions, and movie nights.