Peel youth look forward to CNE’s talent competition

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There is plenty of things to appeal to the most difficult child and adult out there at the CNE. While many go there for the fun, there are 15 young people from Brampton and Mississauga who are looking forward to the Canadian National Exhibition’s annual Rising Star Talent Competition.

The competition showcases and promotes some of Ontario’s most talented youth.

Around 386 video applications were submitted from across the province. However, only five gifted individuals from Brampton, and 11 from Mississauga are among the select 120 contestants to compete as top candidates who will perform at the CNE.

The contestants from Brampton are Gia Clark, Dorothy Simon, Devine Lightbody, Nivedita Motiram and Makayla Gardner. All will compete as vocalist category.

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Contestants are judged on their ability, audience appeal, stage presence, and of course, the quality of their performance.

The assigned preliminaries will run Aug. 17-26 and successful candidates will then will advance to the youth semifinals from Aug. 29-31 or the junior semifinals from Aug. 27-28. The grand finale takes place on Sept. 1 for juniors and Sept. 2 for youth.

This year the Canadian National Exhibition is expected to be even better than ever. Parents and guardians can get a free Kid’s Pass to the 2018 CNE for children aged 13 and under!

Regular admission at the gate is $16.00 for kids 5 to 13 (kids under 4 enter for free), making this is a great freebie for parents, as you’ll get some extra spending money for food, rides and souvenirs.

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This Online Kid’s Pass grants grounds admission for one child anytime during the 2018 CNE. Rides are not included, and you can print the ticket or present it on your phone for admission — digital tickets will be void after the first use.

Free Kid’s Passes are only available until August 16 and passes are valid anytime from August 17 to September 3, 2018. There’s a limit of 10 passes per family — click here to view the full terms and conditions of the Online Kid’s Pass. -CINEWS

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