Photos: Quesnel’s Celebration of Stars honors young performers

Alexis Mackenzie, a Junior Ballet Provincial Competitor, performs to And the Waltz Goes On. Heather Norman photos
Nathaniel Carter, a Junior Piano Provincial Merited Participant, performs Prelude in C Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Ms. Dubreil’s Grade 1/2 class, from Lakeview Elementary School, perform the speech Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky.
Sara Englund, an Intermediate Musical Theatre Provincial Merited Participant, performs Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, from the musical Les Miserables.
Lauren Gittens, a Junior Stage Dance Provincial Merited Participant, performs a dance to the song Fireball.
Kaitlin Barry, a Speech Festival Soloist, performs the Giraffe Who Could Not Laugh by Sheree Finch.

The 36th Annual Performing Arts Festival concluded in Quesnel last weekend with the Celebration of Stars.

The Celebration of Stars: Gala Performance and Awards Ceremony saw participants in the Performing Arts Festival perform for friends and family in a packed Chuck Mobley Theatre.

Mayor Bob Simpson served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event, and dozens of local children, ranging in age from six to 17 years old performed.

Dancers, pianists, singers, and musical theatre and speech arts performers all made an appearance in the festival.

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