Maggie hosting talent show for Tanzania

Singing, dancing, aboriginal drummers and slam poet among performers booked for Tuesday

Students will be under the spotlight to show their skills Tuesday at a fundraising talent show at Princess Margaret Secondary School.

“We have a wide variety of singing, dancing, aboriginal drummers and even a slam-poet,” said Maggie vice-principal Sandra Richardson.

“Harlan Kruger has written his own content and will be performing slam-poetry. He is only in Grade 10 and is an amazing talent.”

All funds from the talent show will go towards a humanitarian project in Tanzania. A local group of students came back in August after spending three weeks helping finish a dormitory at an orphanage that was started by another local group of students who visited Tanzania in the spring.

They will head back in July to help build a dining space. The talent show fundraiser will feature performers from Kaleden Elementary, Wiltse Elementary, Skaha Lake Middle School and Maggie. The performances will take place in the multipurpose room at Maggie starting at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, with a $5 minimum, and a concession will be open with proceeds from that also going to Tanzania.

“Every dime raised on Tuesday goes to the building project. We buy all the materials on the ground ourselves, so no money is being diverted elsewhere,” said Richardson.

 

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