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Posted: May 8, 2013

Province-wide search for talent underway

Musicians, filmmakers, photographers and chefs from across the province are invited to apply to take part in BC Day celebrations in the capital this August.

The Provincial Capital Commission’s Celebrate BC Day event on Monday, August 5 will welcome an anticipated 10,000 spectators for a day of free, family-friendly entertainment and activities at the picturesque St. Ann’s Academy National Historic Site on Belleville Street in Victoria (pictured above). Festivities will feature the finest from the province’s talented creators and artists, collected through a province-wide public submission process.

Applications from residents of all B.C. communities will be accepted in four areas of music, food, film, and photography, with an aim to provide a cross-regional representation of the arts and cultural sectors of British Columbia.

“The Provincial Capital Commission has been involved with BC Day celebrations since 2008 and we are looking forward to having a truly BC-wide participation at this summer’s event,”
said PCC CEO Rick Crosby. “It is a way to both celebrate our great province and to showcase the many talented musicians and artisans who contribute to B.C.’s diverse and vibrant communities.”

Submissions are currently being accepted on the Celebrate BC website (www.celebratebcday.com) prior to June 15.

“Our mandate is to connect and celebrate the Capital with British Columbians and partnering with others to host events like this aligns very well with our goals and objectives,” Crosby said.

Coast Capital Savings is again supporting the Victoria BC Day event as a major sponsor and its Community Youth Team will be onsite with activities to keep the kids entertained.

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