Call to all performers to register for Co-op’s Got Talent contest

WELLINGTON, PEI – July 20, 2012 – “Do you sing or dance? Are you a musician, a standup comic, a juggler, a magician or a poet? Or do you have any other hidden talents that you could show us? If so, please don’t hesitate to register for a brand-new co-op talent contest that will be held during the afternoon of Aug. 25 in Wellington!”

With those words, Sandra Jeffery, activities coordinator with the International Year of Co-operatives, launched an invitation to all amateur performers to register for the “Co-op’s Got Talent” Contest, conceived specifically to celebrate this special year. Cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to the three talented acts that will have presented the best numbers.

“Our contest will basically take on the format seen on the TV shows Canada’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent, so there is no limit to the type of talent that can be presented,” explains Jeffery. “The amateur contestants must present a single number that lasts no more than five minutes. Then, three judges will evaluate the performances and pick three winners.”

There is no limit on the age of participants or on the number of people that can present a number as a group. The material presented must be appropriate for a family audience; numbers can be presented in English or in French or in both languages.


“We have a limited number of spots so the first people to sign up will be the first ones accepted,” added the coordinator. “People wishing to register simply have to call me at 854-3657 or email me at no later than Aug. 10 and indicate which type of number they will perform.”

The contest, which kicks off at 1 p.m., will be a part of the “Party Under the Tent” held in the Place du Village mini-mall parking lot. The party, including the contest, is being organized and sponsored jointly by the Conseil de développement coopératif, the Evangeline-Central Credit Union, Wellington Co-op and The Co-operators (Mike Bradley Insurance Services Ltd.)

Organizers are hoping that a large number of talented performers will sign up for the contest and that an even larger number of spectators will come and watch them.


During the “Party Under the Tent” day, which will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees will be able to eat hotdogs, popcorn and cake, purchase merchandise from participants of the Young Millionaires Program or attend the rubber duck race in the pond in the Old Mills Park, located right next to the Place du Village.

Children will be able to make their own musical instruments and then participate in a “tintamarre” or noise parade and they’ll be able to have fun in the “bouncer balloon”. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day.


CUTLINE: Co-op organizers of the annual “Party Under the Tent” are getting ready for the “Co-op’s Got Talent” contest, to be staged Aug. 25 in Wellington. Gearing up for their numbers of music and craziness are, from left, Mike Bradley from The Co-operators Insurance, Liette McInnis from Evangeline-Central Credit Union, Ricky Arsenault from Wellington Co-op and Sandra Jeffery from the Conseil de développement coopératif.

For more information:

Sandra Jeffery
International Year of Co-operatives
(902) 854-3657