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January 8, 2014

There’s a Cape Breton connection to new YTV show


Cape Breton Post

Vanessa, one of the seven lead characters on the show, is played by 16-year-old Sydney Scotia, a young actress from Scottsdale, Ariz., with deep Cape Breton roots.

“We named her for Sydney, our hometown,” said Sydney’s father, David Dodick, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “We were really homesick at the time.

“She dropped the ‘Dodick’ for the series; apparently they didn’t think Dodick was an attractive enough name!”

Sydney’s parents, David and Paula (Billett) Dodick, were born and raised in Sydney and the family comes back to Cape Breton every year, usually in the summer. Sydney’s grandparents, Bruce and Clara Billett and Simon and Helen Dodick, live in Sydney.

“‘Some Assembly Required’ is a dream come true,” said Sydney. “It’s a super funny show that kids of all ages are going to love. I’m having the time of my life on set with the nicest and most talented people around me every day.”

“Some Assembly Required” is a children’s television show about a unique, colourful toy factory that is owned and run by an eclectic group of teenagers that airs Monday nights on YTV.

To find out more about “Some Assembly Required” go to http://www.someassemblyrequired.ytv.com/.