Stanstead’s Got Talent!
Sunnyside Elementary’s now annual talent show/fundraiser, Stanstead’s Got Talent, attracted another full house at the end of April. Almost twenty acts, ranging in age from children to adult, were judged by a panel and the winners
were announced at the end of the show.
“All eighteen acts were present and we had a 19th act: Miss Trudy sang and danced at the end,” commented grade 5/6 teacher Emily Grey, who organizes the event as a fund- raiser to help pay for the end of the year class trip.
Young Sienna Waller was the winner of the “Elementary age” category, winning a one day pass to the Ayer’s Cliff Fair and a gift basket. Natasha Sisco won the same prize in her category of high-school aged performers. The adult category was won by Princess Elizabeth Elementary School teacher Melissa Dingman who sang and played guitar. Ms. Dingman won a paid gig at Café Bar Sans Frontieres, in Stanstead.
The fundraiser was a success thanks not only to the many performers brave enough to take the stage, but also to the good community support from businesses such as Alex’s Garage, R.H. Rediker, the Stanstead Entertainment Centre and the local Pharmacy. “We were also given ice cream for all the students from Video Frontiere and the Ayer’s Cliff Fair Board gave us four one day passes for the day when they hold their talent contest,” said Ms. Grey. “I’d like to say a big thank-you to the community for coming out to the show and for donating prizes,” she added.
Miss Trudy showed her comic side during her song and dance.
Sieanna Waller, Mariah Sheldon, Rachel Beaton and Brandon Phillips perform a dance number.
Melissa Dingman won a gig at Café Bar Sans Frontieres for her musical performance.
Nathan Dubois and Heyden Dubois Waid did a circus act for the crowd.
Natasha Laflamme belts out a song.
Shawna Bryant at the mike during Stanstead’s Got Talent.