The first annual Castlegar Youth Arts and Talent Event was held Sunday afternoon at Selkirk College. The event featured visual arts and performance arts.
A special Grand Prize was awarded in the performance arts category. Rose Marie Raymond received free studio recording courtesy of Supercats Studio.
Rhyan Johnstone took first place and the $100 that went with it. Cedar Jennings received second place and $75, and Nick Morgan won third place and $50.
Winners in the visual arts category were: First place -Terrance Willard for his painting entitled “Moonscape”, second place – Janneh Verrigan-Lee for her painting entitled “Fire Phoenix”, third place – Ash Mason for his drawing entitled “Roller Coaster”. The winners received cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50, respectively.
Castlegar Youth Council program coordinator Zoe Mackay was pleased with the event and thankful for all of the help she received with it. “I would like to thank the many community members who helped make this event possible, and those who contributed to the planning of this event and the event prior to which was postponed. Starting with Kristein Johnson, Executive Director of Castlegar Community Services Society, and our program funders Columbia Basin Trust and Vancouver Foundation,” said Mackay.
Local businesses that sponsored the event by supplying prizes and silent auction items included: Common Grounds, Healing Stone, Sandman Hotel, Castlegar Cinema, Central City Shoes, Peak Physique, Dairy Queen, The Plaza Bakery, Tim Hortons, The Biggest Little Fruit Stand, Angellica Duggan From Aspara Hoops and Michelle D’Entremont from Columbia Basin Trust.