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TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Walk of Fame, in partnership with National Premier Partner RBC, today announced 21-year-old singer/songwriter Sarah Felker of Guelph, Ontario as the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize, part of Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs. With total prize values reaching more than $100,000, seven winners from across Canada were selected for this initiative that aims to support the next generation of gifted Canadian musicians. This prize is supported by the RBC Foundation through the RBC Emerging Artists Project.
The winners of this year's RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize are:
Grand Prize Winner: Sarah Felker of Guelph, ON
Second Prize Winner: Angelique Francis of Kanata, ON
Finalist: Alessandra Longshaw of Brampton, ON
Finalist: The Command Sisters of Spruce Grove, AB
Finalist: Jane Baker of Grimsby, ON
Finalist: Luka Mihajlovic of Unionville, ON
Finalist: Quinn Bachand of Victoria, BC
As the Grand Prize winner of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize, Sarah will receive a cash prize of $25,000, 20 hours of private studio time at Metalworks Studio with an appointed producer, mentored by Rik Emmett and Gil Moore from Triumph; 10 hours of studio time in The Tragically Hip's private studio, mentored by Gord Sinclair; album cover artwork design by Eric McBain Creative as well as introductions to music industry agents and executives.
The second prize winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the additional five finalists will each receive $1,000.
All winners will have the chance to perform during the Canada's Walk of Fame Festival emerging artist showcase and free programming at David Pecaut Square from September 22- 24. In addition, new this year, they will be invited to participate in a private music industry career development mentorship session hosted by Universal Music Canada. The approximate value of the prizing in total is $100,000 CDN.
To view the full release and the video submissions from the seven winners visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com
SOURCE: Canada's Walk of Fame