Small Town Saturday Night mobilizes rural Alberta to showcase local
CALGARY, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Travel Alberta has partnered with Big
Valley Jamboree to celebrate its 20th anniversary and to support
Alberta's rural communities by offering them a chance to win a day-long
country music celebration on April 28, 2012 in their home town through
a contest called "Small Town Saturday Night".
The grand prize includes a concert headlined by Canadian country music
artist Dean Brody and a songwriters circle hosted by Alberta's own
Aaron Lines. Big Valley's Master of Ceremonies Danny Hooper will MC for
the event. In addition to the excitement of hosting this
once-in-a-lifetime concert experience, the winning community can use
the event as a fundraiser to support a local charity or municipal
initiative of their choice.
"Alberta's vibrant rural communities are filled with authentic
experiences that travellers are looking for," said Alberta Tourism,
Parks and Recreation Minister Jack Hayden. "We want to shine a
spotlight on our small towns and give them an opportunity to showcase
what makes them unique."
Entering is simple:
Choose a place to host the event (local bar, community hall)
Connect with a group of passionate local champions
Create a two-minute video showcasing what makes your community a great
place to visit
Upload your video to YouTube and submit your official entry form
Invite your friends, neighbors and entire community to vote for your
Deadline for entries is March 2, 2012. A panel of experts will narrow
down the eligible entries, choosing the top five submissions based on
their depiction of community spirit and involvement, passion for local
tourism attractions and events and creativity. The top five will be
announced to the public on March 6, 2012 and this will be followed by a public vote for the grand-prize
winner, ending on March 20, 2012.
The winning community will be announced on April 2, 2012 and the grand
prize concert will take place on April 28, 2012.
More than 200 communities in Alberta qualify for the contest, which is
open to communities of 20,000 people or less.
For complete rules and regulations and to download the official
information package and entry form please visit www.bigvalleyjamboree.com/STSN
SOURCE Travel Alberta
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