Today is the final day to enter this year's Snofest Idol, which is open to singers 12 to 22. You need to drop off your entry today at the Showplace box office. First place wins $200, a 3-hour recording session from Haggarty Sound Studio and photo shoot from Mark L Craighead. For more info, go to PeterboroughSnofest.ca. Here's one entry below, of Jessica Wilson performing Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe".
The Scroll and Bow Strings Orchestra marked the opening of Peterborough Snofest today with a musical treat. Headed by Lakefield College music teacher John Kraus, they delighted the audience with their festive music.
Master of Ceremonies Catherine Hanrahan (pictured above) introduced many VIPs, including Mayor Daryl Bennett (pictured cutting the ribbon below), MPP Jeff Leal, Councillor Lesley Parnell and Snofest mascot Snofest Pete.
The ribbon cutting ceremony opens a week of events which can be viewed on their calendar, including Sunday's Snofest Idol at 2 p.m. at Showplace (free admission with nonperishable food donation is appreciated) and numerous food and game events throughout the week.
[Words and Pictures by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]
If you’re 14 to 22 years of age and think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Snofest Idol, fill out an entry form (you can download the 2011 Snofest Idol Entry Form from the homepage of the Peterborough Snofest website) and return it (along with a demo CD) to Showplace Performance Centre by Friday, December 17th. Completed entry forms and demo MP3s can also be emailed to Kruz FM's Catherine Hanrahan, who is media liaison for Snofest: Peterborough's Winter Carnival, which takes place January 8th to the 16th.
Selected contestants will be contacted by December 22nd, 2010, and should come prepared to sing two songs at the Snofest Idol Contest at Showplace (290 George Street North) on Sunday, January 9th at 2 p.m.
The winner gets a three-hour recording session, a photo shoot and $200. Second place takes home $100, and third place $50.
For more information, contact Catherine Hanrahan or Showplace at 705.742.7469.