Online registration now available
MONTREAL, April 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Over the years, thousands of talented seniors have performed in front of judges and their community for the regional and provincial finals of Étoile des aînés. Organized by Chartwell Retirement Residences, all seniors 65 and over wishing to participate must complete the registration form before April 30 available on www.chartwell.com or in one of our many residences across Quebec.
"Étoile des aînés is unlike any other contest. It is very heart-warming, with wonderful surprises, not only in terms of the performances but also in the participants' sense of stage presence. It's an important event, and all seniors who love to sing or play an instrument should take part at least once," insisted Serge Laprade who will be the official Étoile des aînés touring judge and who has participated in previous editions of the contest.
The regional competitions for the fourth edition of Étoile des aînés will take place all across Quebec from May 16 to June 13. At each competition, a panel of three judges, including touring judge Serge Laprade, will pick a winner based on a variety of pre-selected criteria. The winners of the nine local competitions will automatically advance to the Quebec finals, which will take place next fall in Montreal.
The winner of Étoile des aînés 2013 will take home $5,000. The first- and second-place winners will go on to represent Quebec in the Canadian Senior Star final, in Toronto in November 2013.
How to sign up
Seniors over 65 years old can participate by completing and submitting a registration form which can be found in Chartwell residences across Quebec or online at www.chartwell.com. The deadline for registration is April 30.
About Étoile des aînés
Since 2009, more than 1000 seniors have taken part in Étoile des aînés competitions across Quebec. "Chartwell Étoile des aînés has expanded to become Canada's biggest celebration of seniors' talent", says Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Retirement Residences. "We are proud to support the incredible talent of today's seniors and continue to be amazed and entertained year after year by the caliber of performers who participate".
About Chartwell Retirement Residences
Chartwell Retirement Residences owns and manages an extensive network of retirement homes across Canada, offering independent living, assisted living and full care residences. Chartwell is proud to offer a safe and rewarding lifestyle to our residents across Canada. All of us at Chartwell strive to deliver every day on our vision of Making People's Lives Better.
*Participants do not have to live in Chartwell residences.
View the complete list of Quebec residences where you can register: https://www.box.com/s/x70f20nkcsf7tp55eleb
Discover the Étoile des aînés contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4CUbLwbx_Q
To view pictures from previous years: https://www.box.com/shared/dqmm8bhlik
Video with caption: "Video: Here are the top 10 senior stars who participated in the 2012 Étoile des aînés provincial finals talking about their experience following the 10 regional competitions.". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuZooRQwk4Y
Image with caption: "Lucile P. Graveline winner of the Chartwell Retirement Residences 2012 Étoile des aînés at the provincial finals. Registration is open until April 30, 2013. (CNW Group/Chartwell Retirement Residences)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130404_C2463_PHOTO_EN_25152.jpg
Image with caption: "Registration for Étoile des aînés competition starts now! (CNW Group/Chartwell Retirement Residences)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130404_C2463_PHOTO_EN_25154.jpg
SOURCE: Chartwell Retirement Residences
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