Rise2Fame Celebrates 35 Years

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

After 35 years the Rise2Fame youth talent competition is still going strong. The annual event takes place across Southwestern Ontario in conjunction with the Western Fair District and local fairs and events.

Rise2Fame gives local youth the opportunity to showcase their diverse talents on different stages. From dancing to singing and instrumentals all competitors are given a platform to perform and the chance to win up to $1,500.00.

For the past 35 years contestants ranging from 6 to 21 have built confidence and skill while having fun. Rise2Fame has featured some of Southwestern Ontario’s best youth performers including Marla Silvestro, Jamie Warren, Beverly Mahood and Cassandra Hodgins among others.

This year Rise 2 Fame kicks off with the on-line video preliminary in May then moves its way across Ontario making 19 stops with the finals taking place September 9th to 18th at the annual Western Fair.  Applications are currently being accepted for all preliminary Rise 2 Fame competitions.

For more information, applications and dates click here.


Beth Sayler
Community Programs Manager
519-438-7203 ex. 381

Heather Blackwell
Director of Corporate Affairs
519-438-7203 ex. 261