Unleash your talent on a regional stage

By Jasmine Franklin

Sing, dance or play an instrument to prove Central Alberta’s Got Talent.

Ponoka will host the talent show and organizers are calling upon anyone to come and present their talent for a chance to compete in the final performance and support STARS, youth and victim services.

“This is something I think is different for us here,” said organizer Kathy Morrow. “You never know — we may have a rising star among us.”

The contest is straightforward. After a set of four auditions on Jan. 22 at the Ponoka Legion, and Feb. 5 and 19 and March 5 at Legacy Place, 7 p.m., contestants will be chosen by four judges — including JC Storm, a national recording artist.

“We are looking for any talent,” Morrow said. “From any ages of five and older.”

Each audition is $10, and there are 40 spots available for each audition date. Morrow said the auditions will be first-come, first-served and individuals can book whatever date they like. Proceeds from the event will be divided between STARS air ambulance, Ponoka Youth Centre and Ponoka Victim Services.

“We are very excited. We can both support these important services as well as find good talent and showcase it,” Morrow said. “We’ve already had a few audition calls ranging from singers to bands.”

Morrow said anyone interested in auditioning should register sooner rather than later to ensure a spot.

The finalists will perform March 27 at the Moose Hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will be an all-day event with catering courtesy of Good 4 U Bakery. Cash prizes will be given to the top three finalists in each category. Categories include adult, youth, child and group.

For more information or to book an audition, call Morrow at (403) 783-5800 or email her at kathy.morrow@almita.com