Workshop Prepares Performers for Northern Spirits Showcase
The Points Athabasca Northern Spirits Showcase will be held February 16th at the Exhibition Centre in Prince Albert at 2 p.m. In November, many youngsters who displayed an incredible range of talent traveled from Northern Saskatchewan to Prince Albert to participate in a workshop to prepare them for the big show.
“We at Points Athabasca are proud to be the major sponsor for this worthwhile event,” says Glen Strong, Community Relations and Training Coordinator at Points Athabasca. “The workshop, which saw involvement from 88 Northern Saskatchewan youth, as well as the upcoming showcase, help to build valuable skills and instill leadership qualities in our young people. We look forward to seeing everyone at this event supporting our young Northern Artists!”
This is the third year for the workshop, held in preparation for Points Athabasca Northern Spirits showcase. Points Athabasca Northern Spirits will feature 44 youth out of Northern Saskatchewan between the ages of 12-18. These youth will not only produce their own showcase, but they are the musicians, performers, stage hands, emcees, directors and set designers.
Points Athabasca Northern Spirits is part of the famous Voices of the North showcase, which has been running an annual show featuring Aboriginal talent for the past 21 years.
The Points Athabasca Northern Spirits Showcase is sponsored by Points Athabasca, which has contributed $120,000 to the event over the past three years.