Clarington’s Got Talent show Friday in Bowmanville


Published May 2, 2024 at 2:47 pm

The first annual ‘Clarington’s Got Talent’ Youth Showcase will be on stage on Friday at the Firehouse Youth Centre in Bowmanville.

Clarington’s Got Talent is a variety show, with all talents welcome – music, dance, comedy, magic, even juggling or plate spinning – whatever you’ve got to show off. Acts are limited to solos and duos, due to the quick changeovers between acts and other performance considerations.

The event, open to youth 12-18, is a co-production of the Bowmanville Rotary Club and Clarington Youth Centres in support of National Youth Week, which runs from May 4-10.

All proceeds will go to the Clarington Youth Centres in Courtice, Bowmanville and Newcastle.

“We want to embrace the power, talent, energy and potential of our youth here in Clarington, and for many of our performers, give them their first opportunity to perform live,” says the show’s producer, Lyndsay Riddoch of the Bowmanville Rotary Club. “It’s important to recognize their contributions to the community and celebrate their creativity. Events like this can also have a powerful impact on youth mental health. We’re really excited about this show.”

Prizes at the 7 p.m. show include a spot on the stage at the annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham (which raised $31,000 last year), a professional photo shoot, gift cards, music merch and more.

Tickets are five dollars and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Riddoch at [email protected].

The Firehouse Youth Centre is located at 132 Church Street in Bowmanville.

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