Search For The Stars is our annual youth talent competition, bringing together up and coming performers aged  8 to 18. Participants audition to secure a spot, attend an entire day of workshops hosted by industry professionals, and then perform in a live show to win prizes.

Thank you to Reservoir Recording for returning as sponsor of the

Singer-Songwriter Award!

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Congratulations to the 2021 cast of participants!

JUNIORS

Blue Shift

Michael Ballantyne

Berkley Dereniwski

Emma Kawula

The Shooting Stars

INTERMEDIATES

Leigha Dunn

Tori Korczak

Urban Apocalypse

SENIOR

Nicolas Aiken

Hayden Bilodeau

Blake Kawula
Taya Lebel

Rebecca Strong

Savannah Schmidt

Subpar

SINGER/SONGWRITER
Relan Meeks

LET'S MEET OUR JUDGES FOR THE 2021 COMPETITION!

EEKWOL

Eekwol (Lindsay Knight) is an award-winning hip hop performing artist in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory, originally from Muskoday First Nation. Eekwol has been making music for many years.  Her 5th full-length album titled, Good Kill was released in 2017 and the single,”Pitiful feat. 2oolman” made it to the #1 spot on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown and charted in Sirius Radio and numerous college and community stations and streaming site playlists. For 2019, she successfully received a Canada Council grant and completed a concept project with fellow lyricist, T-Rhyme titled, For Women By Women.

 

Eekwol uses her music and words to spread messages of resistance, revolution and keeping the language, land and culture alive for the next generations. Through her original sound she displays her activist roots by living and creating as a supporter of both Hip Hop and Indigenous culture and rights. She is currently working towards her PhD Degree at University of Saskatchewan, which she has taken along with her many years of dedication to hip hop and created something unique and astounding to give back to the community.

 

Along with motherhood, music and academic work, Eekwol frequently works with young people across the country as a mentor and helper. She achieves this through performances, workshops, speaking events, conferences and programs.

Places to follow Eekwol: 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/Eekwol

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/therealeekwol/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Eekwol/

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO5tMEpgdSMxfk0ZwYcXGwQ

Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/eekwol/id65550809

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5qDRkstD8rxTOBHhptfiLr

DEREK MELCHERT

Derek Melchert started playing professionally at the age of fourteen, performing at dances, Battle of the Bands, and many other functions. From 1990 to 1992 he attended the Red Deer College Music Performance Program, becoming President of the RDC Music Society.

 

In 1993 Derek started touring with the bands TwoMuch and Marshall Law performing at clubs, festivals and corporate events. He has shared the stage with many well-known musicians and bands such as:

Mark Chesnutt

Terri Clarke 

Billy Dean 

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 

Trooper 

The Headpins 

Colin James

The Jitters

Randy Bachman 

Street Heart and many more.

Derek continues to perform with TwoMuch with his partner Kelly Kawula, and is currently working on the debut album for the Melchert Brothers Band with his younger brother and five-time CCMA Drummer of the Year Chad Melchert.

PAUL LOMHEIM

Paul was born and raised in a musical family in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His father, Sam, a well-known local musician and piano teacher, introduced Paul to music at an early age.  A self-taught musician, Paul’s first instrument that he picked up was the bass guitar, then he transitioned to the acoustic guitar, the instrument he enjoys playing the most.  Throughout high school, Paul played the tuba and upright bass for the Holy Cross School Band, the Saskatoon Lions Band, the Jr. Symphony and the Saskatoon Concert Band.  After graduating high school, Paul played in many Saskatoon rock bands which allowed him to play in various venues throughout Saskatchewan. 

He moved to Prince Albert in the mid eighties to pursue a sales career working for Gordie Brandt’s Music.  When he first moved to Prince Albert, Paul joined a successful local country band that included Freddie Pelletier on guitar and vocals and Donny Parenteau on fiddle, known as the Northwest Rebellion.   

Throughout his musical career, Paul has been honored to play guitar for the grand opening of the Sask. Place (TCU Place), the Western Canadian Premiers Conference of Canada, produced the Saskatchewan Summer Games Opening and Closing ceremonies, the Western Canadian Summer Games Opening Ceremonies, produced and performed in the Prince Albert Winter Festival Country North Show for 18 consecutive years and produced the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards for the last 14 years.  He has also performed and produced compilation recordings of local musicians for radio fundraisers and took a stab at co-writing and recording a theme song for the Western Canadian Summer Games. In 2018, Paul was inducted to the Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame for his numerous contributions to the arts scene.   

A recent retiree after 22 years working at the Northern Lights Casino as a Marketing Coordinator, Paul enjoyed a long career of working with more than a thousand entertainers that have graced the stages at the Casino.  A job that he very much loved, that gave him an opportunity to meet people from all over the world and make lasting friendships. 

CONTACT

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RENTAL INQUIRIES: 

Dannyll Challis (Production Manager)​

(306) 765-1273

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VOLUNTEER INQUIRIES: 

Ian Dickson

(Front of House/Box Office Coordinator)

(306) 765-1287

idickson@citypa.com

GENERAL MANAGER

Roxanne Dicke

(306) 765-1272

rdicke@citypa.com

MARKETING & EVENTS COORDINATOR

Cara Stelmaschuk

(306) 765-1275

cstelmaschuk@citypa.com

142 12th Street West

Prince Albert, SK    S6V 3B5

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