Youth talent event slated for May 30

We are happy to announce the first annual Castlegar Youth Arts and Talent Event on Saturday, May 30 in Kinsmen Park.

Castlegar and District Community Services Society’s new and emerging youth program and youth council advisory group are very excited to invite you to attend or participate in the first annual Castlegar Youth Arts and Talent Event on Saturday, May 30 in Kinsmen Park.

This month celebrates National Youth Arts and Talent Week and the community services society will celebrate this theme while at the same time publicly recognizing the first year successes of the youth program.

This fun filled event will include a talent show for youth, an unveiling of the Castlegar youth program murals on the community services building across the street from the park, speeches from youth and keynote speakers from the community.

There will be food and refreshments, cotton candy, popcorn and baked goods, henna tattoos and face painting, DJ music during the day and local bands and musicians in the evening provided through Supercats studios and other artists, big prizes for youth participants as well as door prizes and big silent auction items such as a logging truck load of firewood. Get ready for a fun day in the park. All ages are welcome.

Youth applicants are needed to make this event a success. This event will showcase local youth talent in a variety of forms ranging from visual to performance arts. Youth ages 12-19 are encouraged  to enter the contest and showcase/perform their talents for the community and the chance to win big prizes.

Judges for the show include Neil Harrower, executive director of the Assembly of BC Arts Councils, Kootenay Festival of the Arts organizer Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff, and local artist and author Kari Burk. Prizes will be announced soon

The application deadline for this event is May 15. If you are a teen with a talent contact Zoe Mackay at 250-365-2104, ext. 25 or email castlegaryouthcouncil@cdcss.ca to receive your application package.

Packages can be picked up and dropped off at Castlegar Community Services Society 1007, 2nd St. or at the front desk of Stanley Humphries Secondary School. Adult volunteers are welcome. Use the same number and email above or send a message through the Castlegar youth council Facebook page.