The show is a new winner-take-all event with proceeds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association – P.E.I. Division (CMHA-PEI).
Guided by Emcee Al Douglas, local celebrity judges Catherine McLellan, Kinley Dowling and Zack Bell will have the difficult task of crowning one winner at the end of the night.
The event’s producer, Kate Flanagan says the idea to host this fundraiser was inspired by a dear friend who recently passed away. “This event is organized in memory of Lisa Carragher. Lisa was an educator who often used a red clown nose to incorporate humour into her lessons with my son Jack,” said Flanagan.
“She loved children and music, so it seemed fitting to create an event in her memory that encompassed both and incorporated a fundraising component for a cause near and dear to her heart – mental health.”
In addition to revenue generated from ticket sales, the 7 p.m. event will host a 50/50 raffle, an online silent auction, and red noses will be available for purchase. CMHA staff will be on hand to take donations and issue tax receipts.
The event is already over half sold out, so go to www.rednosetalent.ca or call 902-566-3034 to purchase tickets.
Red Nose lineup
The following finalists were chosen to perform at the Red Nose Talent Show from dozens of audition tapes:
1. Emma MacNeil – Singer
2. Keira Loane – Singer
3. Kirstin Jackson – Singer
4. Zach Seals – Musician and Singer
5. Garrett O’Brien – Singer
6. Layla O’Brien – Singer
7. Marie Claire Currie – Singer
8. Haven Wood Dancing – Step Dancers
9. Emma Richards – Musician and Singer
10. Jack Flannagan and Mathew Mahood - Musicians with Comedy
11. Isaac and Ethan Suanders and Brandon McPhee – Rock Band “Typeless”
12. Victory Gymnastics Club
13. Down East Dance Academy