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Local Performers excel at Provincials

The Peace River North Festival was well represented at the recent Provincial Festival as local performers rose to the occasion at their home festival. We can be very proud of all of our young artists who represented our region with their best efforts along with class and good sportsmanship. To be selected for the Provincials is a notable achievement; to be recognized with an award is a rare honour.

Left to Right: Ella Brooks, Runner-up in Level III Stage Dance; Julia Bennett, Winner in Level II Stage Dance; Carissa Zaldy, Runner-up in Level I Stage Dance

Simon Jones: Honourable Mention in Intermediate Piano

Kevin Nguyen: Honourable Mention in Junior Canadian Piano

Annika Lindh: Honourable Mention, Level III Modern Dance

The North Peace was represented by:

Merited Participants: Temperance Milne, Hallee Hansen
Ballet I: Sophie Tang
Ballet II: Emiliy Peters, Alternate: Macey Bates
Modern II: Maddie Alexander, Alternate: Kenlee White
Modern III: Addyson Soderberg, Alternate: Annika Lindh
Stage I: Carissa Zaldy, Portlynn Bates, Alternate: Brinklee Beck
Stage II: Julia Bennett, Hailey McLain, Alternate: Zoey Mytron
Stage III: Ella Brooks, Rylea Krezanoski, Alternate: Kori Daisley


Merited Participant: Tara Carnell

Intermediate Woodwind Delegate: Emily Dick

Junior A Delegate: Ella Knoppers
Junior A Alternate: Isabelle Merk
Intermediate Delegate: Renaldy Zaldy
Intermediate Alternate: Sophia Domanski

Junior B Delegate: Kevin Nguyen
Junior B Alternate: Ranita Luo
Intermediate Delegate: Simon Jones
Intermediate Alternate: Abby Wuthrich
Merited Participants: Layna Wuthrich, Nasya Boyd, Abigail Jones

Congratulations to all of you. You have made us very proud.

Provincial Festival a Big Success

Fort St. John hosted a very successful Provincial Festival from June 2nd to 6th. More than 500 young performing artists along with their families visited our city and impressed us with their amazing ability in music, dance and speech arts. Performances and technique classes took place in 11 different venues around the community and the festival featured three concerts that were very well attended with enthusiastic audiences enjoying the top performances of the week.

Big thank-you to the following venues that opened their doors to our young performers and were helpful and supportive throughout the festival: The North Peace Cultural Centre, Evangel Downtown, Alliance Church, Presbyterian Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Peace Lutheran Church, Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, Evangelical Mission, Northern Lights College, Studio 2 Stage Dance Academy and Alchemy Dance Collective.

The festival would not have been possible without a small army of volunteers who gave up their time to work at the venues and at registration and did the work to organize the event over the last year. Their support for the arts and the community is very much appreciated.

Thank-you as well to the festival sponsors. Without them, none of this would have been possible.

Many businesses welcomed our visitors with special offers and discounts to festival delegates and their families. Burger King     Farmhouse on Main     Browns Social House     Saigon Noodles Shiggy Bop Ice Cream     Subway     Bar Burrito     Papa Johns Pizza     KFC Starbucks     Popeyes Chicken     Edo Japan     Pizza Hut     Boston Pizza Simply Music     The Dance Bag     Cornerstone Yoga     Homesteader Health Food McDonald’s      Audelicious     North Asian Foods      Carters Jewelers     North Bar & Grill Crooked Corner Clothing

Congratulations to all of the Delegates and well done Fort St. John!