Seeking senior stars

national Senior Star competition is open to all Vancouver Island seniors who sing, play an instrument or do both

For the first time Victoria seniors will be able to compete in Chartwell Retirement Residences national Senior Star competition.

The competition is open to all Vancouver Island seniors 65 and older who sing, play an instrument or do both. Now in its seventh year, the competition attracts talent from across the country. Ross Place Retirement Residences became a Chartwell property in 2012, resulting in this national contest coming to Vancouver Island for the first time in 2013.

Talented seniors perform in front of a panel of judges from the local music scene and the top three competitors receive Senior Star trophies. First and second place winners have videos of their performances advanced to the national level of competition. The top eight seniors at that level will be flown to Niagara Falls in November.

There is no cost to enter and the public is invited to watch the audition performances on June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ross Place Retirement Residence, 2638 Ross Lane.

Registration forms can be filled out at Ross Place Retirement Residence or register online at chartwell.com.