Some of Greater Victoria’s talented youth between 12 and 18 will be performing on stage at Pearkes Recreation Centre this Saturday (Nov. 5).
The entertainment is part of the annual TeenFest Victoria being held at the Saanich facility. Entrants for the Victoria’s Got Teen Talent competition submitted a video showcasing their abilities, in an attempt to be shortlisted for the show. The public helped determine the finalists by “liking” the submissions on the TeenFest Facebook page.
The winner receives a $250 prepaid Visa card and will have an opportunity to perform at a Victoria Grizzlies junior hockey game or at a Victoria HarbourCats baseball game next summer.
TeenFest is free for teens and their families. The event supports the development of young people achieving their full physical, intellectual and social potential by giving them opportunities to engage and interact with a variety of experiences. Talents include singing, dancing, music or crowd pleasers such as a magic show, comedy routine or even pet performances.
The Saturday event will also feature skateboarding, a climbing wall, performances by local musicians and dancers, interactive sports and gaming activities, more than 60 booths, four different areas to explore (Life and Education, Cool Stuff, Fashion and Beauty and Health and Wellness), and more.