Edmonds City Fair's teen talent show a stepping stone
Burnaby and New Westminster youth will be entertaining the community while honing their performance skills at the Edmonds City Fair Talent Search, being held Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About a dozen youth, 19 and under, will perform a variety of acts, from singing and dancing to playing guitar, said Jeff Scheffel, the talent show coordinator.
As of Monday, there were 10 entries, with the youngest being a nine-year-old vocalist.
“It’s just a great opportunity to get used to performing in front of a large crowd,” Scheffel said.
The focus is on fun without a lot of pressure while promoting youth participation and building camaraderie among the young performers.
“It’s a good stepping stone [for other events].”
Scheffel noted that he has recruited participants who have performed at similar events, and the same could happen for performers at the Edmonds show.
Jahlil Dulay, 13, will perform Sunday, for instance, after he was one of the winners of last year’s Burnaby’s Got Talent show for his hip-hop singing and dancing.
Participants will be vying for prizes of gift cards for Lougheed Town Centre.
First place gets a $100 card, second gets $75 and the third place prize is a $50 card.
The show goes rain or shine at the mainstage on Edmonds at New Vista Place, near the Edmonds fire hall.
Entry is free. The deadline to enter is the end of the day on Wednesday, July 18.
To enter, or for more information, call Jeff at 604-294-5533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.