Kootenay talent heads to BC provincials

Kootenay Festival of the Arts announces top performers

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts held the music Highlights Concert on April 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Trail.

As well, the recipients of the Ian Douglas Smith Memorial Award were also honoured.

Administered by the Osprey Community Foundation, the Ian Douglas Smith Memorial Award provides an annual award at the Kootenay Festival of the Arts.

This award is made solely on the recommendation of the adjudicator and this year it was divided amongst two families; the Clarke family, including James Clarke, Katie Clarke and Charles Clarke and the Saether Pigott Family – Lukas Saether Pigott, Cynthia Saether Pigott and Elias Saether Pigott.

The fund is managed through the Osprey Community Foundation and is dispursed through the Nelson Music Festival Association.

The following students will be attending provincials this year in Kamloops. For more information on the provincials visit bcprovincials.com/aboutprovincials.aspx

From the Festival, a total of seven competitors and six observers are headed to the provincials.


Dance – Junior Ballet – Sophie Hargreaves

Dance – Senior Ballet – Anna Cooper

Dance – Intermediate Modern – Ava Jinjoe

Dance – Senior Modern – Ali Ferguson

Dance – Intermediate Stage – Isabella Mitchell

Voice – Junior Classical Voice – Isabel McAleer

Voice – Senior Classical Voice – Dawson Zanet


Dance – Calli Crockett

Dance – Maddie Kinghorn

Dance – Bethany Johnson

Dance – Sydney Graham-Wiseman

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