Chartwell Retirement Residences

Chartwell Retirement Residences

October 25, 2013 11:25 ET

Chartwell Announces Top 10 Senior Star National Finalists

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 25, 2013) - Now in its 7th year, Chartwell's Senior Star continues to gain considerable momentum and popularity in Canada. Hundreds of talented seniors auditioned across the country and judges have officially selected the top 10 finalists who will be moving on to compete at the National Final:

  • Barbara Curran - Coldwater, ON
  • Doreen Johnson - Brantford, ON
  • Edward Vokurka - Toronto, ON
  • Elliott Norman - Rouyn-Noranda, QC
  • Gillian Campbell Thompson - Burnaby, BC
  • Jesse Jones - Kamloops, BC
  • Noel Hugh - Unionville, ON
  • Peter Shaw - Kitchener, ON
  • Robert Leslie - Wilkie, SK
  • Stan Unger - Verdun, QC

The National Final will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Fallsview Theatre at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Over 50 regional Senior Star competitions took place in June hosted by Chartwell retirement and long term care homes across Canada. The first and second place winners in those competitions were considered by the celebrity judges for eligibility as one of the top 8 finalists. The final two contestants are the first and second place winners of Quebec's Étoile des aînés provincial competition.

We are pleased to welcome back the talented Dinah Christie as host of this year's Final. Our esteemed panel of celebrity judges includes Canadian icon Gordie Tapp, recording artist Tim Louis and Canadian pop singer and musical theater actress Patsy Gallant. Singer-songwriter Dan Clancy will offer his expertise as a coach and support to our 10 finalists.

"Chartwell's Senior Star has given thousands of talented seniors the chance to share their gift with family, friends and the community," said Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Retirement Residences. "The amount of senior talent that exists across Canada continues to amaze us and we are left inspired by the calibre of performances and the passion that each performer carries."

Last year, Lucile Graveline of Granby, Quebec was crowned Chartwell's 2012 Senior Star winner with her impeccable vocal performance of Puccini's famous arias, "O mio babbino caro."

Chartwell Retirement Residence owns and operates a complete range of seniors housing communities from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. It is one of the largest participants in the seniors housing business in North America.

Media are invited to attend the Senior Star National Final on November 5, 2013.

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