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Talented Students Spotlighted in Competition

A student-led talent show returned to the stage for the first time since the pandemic began.

Burnaby’s Got Talent is a long-standing tradition in the District that is organized and led by youth who are part of the District Student Advisory Council (DSAC). This year’s event featured 14 top acts from all eight high schools.

Catherine (Yuhan) Luo is a DSAC representative from Burnaby Mountain Secondary and served as Chair of DSAC’s Burnaby’s Got Talent Committee. The Grade 11 student was pleased with how each performer had a chance to “radiate under the spotlight.”

It was the stage that shined light on the hidden gems that have always been waiting for an opportunity. Seeing the rewarding smiles on each of the performers’ faces and the audience watching, I believe DSAC’s tireless efforts have paid off because we, as the leaders of the district, have successfully united the students of Burnaby through a truly memorable event.”

In the lead-up, students competed at the school level first for one of the coveted spots on the big night. In addition to building school spirit, the initial local event was also an opportunity for the school community to come together. In some cases, talented staff also shared their skills.

The finalist student acts were chosen by their peers for the main event held at the Michael J Fox Theatre on April 8. Students and staff joined the public in the audience to cheer on their favourites. From acrobatics to a ukulele solo, the appreciative crowd was treated to a variety of talent. See the full programme here.

The judges’ choice award went to Alec Brent from Alpha Secondary, who played an original piano composition called “Rain over the Ocean.”

The audience’s choice award went to Pale Blue Dream, a rock band from Burnaby Mountain Secondary. Felix Roh, Geonhee Kim, Steve Lim, James Hur, and Ryan Kim performed a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.”

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Posted April 2024