Seeking a Senior Star

Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT is excited to announce that local auditions will be held in June for Senior Star, Canada’s largest talent competition dedicated to seniors. Now in its sixth year, this singing and musical instrument competition is open to anyone who is 65 years and older and a Canadian resident.

Carrington Place Retirement Residence is proud to be hosting a regional audition on June 20.  Registration forms are available at Carrington Place, 4651-23rd St., Vernon. Contestants do not have to be living in a Chartwell residence.

“Chartwell’s Senior Star has grown to become the largest celebration of senior talent in Canada,” said Brent Binions, president and CEO of Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT.  “We are proud to support the incredible talent of today’s seniors and continue to be amazed and entertained year after year by the caliber of performers who participate.”

During the regional competitions, contestants are given a maximum of five minutes to sing a song, play an instrument, or do both, and their performance is videotaped. Musical accompaniment is provided to singing contestants, if required. A panel of three judges, made up of local musical experts, government officials and media representatives choose the top three local contestants, each of whom will be recognized with a Senior Star trophy.

Videos of the first and second place winners from across Canada are then submitted to a celebrity panel of judges who will narrow the list to nine competitors invited to compete in the Senior Star National Final, to be held in November 2012 in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT owns and operates a complete range of seniors housing communities from independent supportive living through assisted living to long-term care.


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