Youth talent competition returns

A youth talent competition is planned for this spring

The organizer of a youth talent competition hopes to have 30 performers from the Okanagan Valley for this year’s season.

Denis Chaykowski, event producer with Fresh B.C. Talent Quest, said the event is in its fifth season this year.

There are three age categories, for youths from nine to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 18.

The winners will have the opportunity to perform at Peachfest in Penticton this summer, at the Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society Telethon, at MultiSport in August and at other events.

Past winners have included Tiana Ferlizza of Summerland, recording artist Beamer Wigley and young country singer-songwriters Robyn and Ryleigh.

Chaykowski said there is room for up to 10 performers in each age category this year.

Those interested in participating are asked to contact him at 570 Martin St., Penticton, V2A 5L4, by phone at 250-460-2221 or online at www.freshbctalentquest.com.

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