The 42 annual Fort St. John Child Development Centre talent show is being held on April 8th at 6 p.m. at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The event has a fundraising goal of $100,000.
Those wanting to perform have up until next Monday morning to put their names in. This year there will be dancers, and various bands and singers among others.
Admission to the event is by donation of any amount. Non perishable food items will also be accepted which will be given to the Salvation Army. Donations can also be made in person at the CDC, or at Scotiabank where any donation will be matched up to $5,000. Leading up to the show donations made through the CDC Month events such as Moose FM’s Day for the Kids, performer pledges, and the Mail Out all contribute to its success.
The money raised will be going towards Project Build-A-Fort and the construction of their nature based playground.
CDC executive director Penny Gagnon said while the talent show’s main purpose is to serve as a fundraiser for the organization, it also serves as a reminder of the importance of the programs and services offered to children and families.
The CDC serves over 1,200 children per year, a number that is continuously increasing.
Anyone wanting to donate or participate in the event can call the CDC at 250-785-3200 for more information.