Keeping the community hopping with fun ideas and activities is just what Ponoka’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) continues to due this summer.
Starting this week, FCSS is launching a month-long “EPIC” online talent show.
According to program coordinator Shelly Van Eaton, the “Singing for My Supper” event is designed to showcase what talents are in the community, while also promoting an active lifestyle in a fun fashion.
“Participants can send in a video of their talent that we can share on Facebook, but unlike the title, it doesn’t have to be just singing,” she said.
”Other suggestions include dance moves, a commercial, animal tricks, how-to instructions, playing an instrument or bike tricks — the sky is the limit.”
The show will run over four weeks with the prize draws being held on the Friday each week. Things kick off with submissions being made between Aug. 4 and 6. The other dates for submissions are: Aug. 10 to 13, 17 to 20 and 24 to 27.
“We are certainly going to try to put up every single entry on social media — at least a clip of each one anyway,” added Van Eaton.
“During tough times, we want to keep community morale positive and win some prizes that will be beneficial in this economy. Purchasing prizes from local businesses supports them, while giving prizes are helpful to families and promote our services to assist our community in being strong, resilient and feeling safe.”
Van Eaton explained many of the ideas FCSS are useing come from what the community has been telling them along with what FCSS is observing. They welcome any feedback from the public.