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Contest to choose local entertainment BY JESSI GOWAN —

“There are a lot of songwriters in the

Local songwriters and artists have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a unique contest offered by Swift Current’s Lyric Theatre.

“I was thinking that the theatre should do something to represent the people from the community,we should make something that captures that,” explained organizer Eliza Doyle. “We created a contest where people can submit songs as well as art to be included on The Lyric Theatre 100th Anniversary Compilation CD, since the theatre will be 100 years old in 2012.” The contest is for songs and art created to celebrate the Lyric Theatre, Swift Current, and the southwest region. Songs do not have to be professionally

recorded to be submitted for consideration, and can be in any format. Art submissions can be in any medium. “We will have a panel of judges that will adjudicate the submissions,and we will choose anywhere between eight and 20 songs for inclusion on the album,”Doyle noted. “The songs will be recorded professionally in the theatre,which will be a really unique experience for the songwriters. Once you go through the recording process, it really makes you up your game.You have to think about a lot of new things, and it might be the first step for a lot of people towards creating a demo.” The Lyric Theatre’s Songwriters’ Circle sees a regular attendance of about 14 members, so Doyle is hoping the contest encourages them to work on some new material and submit it for consideration. If there is a good response,she would like to make it an annual event.


A small-town Saskatchewan

girl recently had the chance to perform in front of a big-city crowd in Alberta. Storm Dafoe, a 19-year-old

from Herbert, sang the national anthem in front of 32,000 spectators at a recent Calgary Stampeders versus Edmonton Eskimos game at McMahon Stadium July 23. The talented young woman has a


background not only singing but dancing and acting as well. At the age of 14, she performed in the Regina production of the Moscow Ballet’s version of Swan Lake; at 17 she appeared in that company’s Nutcracker, also in Regina. Dafoe’s varied experience in the

performing arts started in Swift Current, with the Backstage Dance Company, where she danced throughout high school. In 2009-2010,she was named one of 10 Dance Saskatchewan Youth Ambassadors.From there,she moved to

area, and there are always new musicians and bands and talent coming through,” she said. The music scene in Swift Current has

grown dramatically over the last few years, with groups such as the Songwriters’ Circle allowing musicians to share and improve their skills with a group of peers. Open stage nights at the Lyric have also provided a valuable service for musicians to get a feel for live performance.

“Letting people have the opportunity to

learn and play at the Lyric has led to Swift Current really getting our scene together,”Doyle explained. “It encourages people to strive to work

toward something, and helps them create and grow. Musicians really need to play in front of live audiences,and we help them to do just that.” The Lyric Theatre 100th Anniversary Compilation CD will be released in 2012, and will be used as a fundraising tool for the Lyric to help them continue with the restoration of the theatre,as well as to help bring in more talent to perform at the venue. Applications can be found on Lyrics and an application form can by submitted by email to, and the recordings can be mailed to P.O. Box 1143, Station Main Swift Current S9H 3X3, or dropped off at the Lyric with Attn: Eliza.

Submissions will be accepted until Sept.

30, and winners will be announced Oct. 14th at the Songwriters’ Pub. For more information, phone Eliza at 306-773-3036.

Herbert native sings national anthem at CFL game

Lethbridge, and joined the VanDance School of Dance, as well as enrolled in the Performing Arts Faculty at the University of Lethbridge. She will continue to be

involved in dance this year, she said, and has taken part in dance competitions such as ‘Dance Power’ in the past, but has decided to focus on other avenues, both in her educational and performance lives.

Though she “loves being on stage”,

Dafoe has decided to change to a dual- major of Law and Society, and Business, when the Performing Arts Faculty turned out not to focus on her areas of interest; it is now her goal to go to law school after her undergraduate degree. She has decided, too, that she will continue to perform, but would like to focus more on singing and acting. Singing ‘Oh Canada’ in front of the

crowd at McMahon was her biggest performance by far,and she would love to do it again, she said.To land that gig, she applied online in May.

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