Chartwell Retirement Residences

Chartwell Retirement Residences

May 13, 2013 10:14 ET

Local Seniors Invited to Audition for National Talent Competition

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - Chartwell Retirement Residences is excited to announce that local auditions will be held in June for Senior Star, Canada's largest talent competition dedicated to seniors. Now in its 7th year, this singing and musical instrument competition is open to anyone 65 years and over and a Canadian resident. Contestants do not have to be living in a Chartwell residence to audition.

Chartwell will be hosting regional auditions at their retirement and long term care homes across Canada throughout the month of June. Registration forms can be obtained at individual residences or online at

"Chartwell's Senior Star has grown over the years to become one of the largest celebrations of senior talent in Canada," announced Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Retirement Residences. "Year after year, we are amazed by the incredible amount of passion, energy and enthusiasm displayed by all the performers who participate and we look forward to another successful year."

During the Regional Competitions, contestants are given a maximum of five minutes to sing a song, play an instrument, or do both, and their performance is videotaped. Musical accompaniment is provided to singing contestants, if required. A panel of three judges, made up of local musical experts, government officials, and media representatives choose the top three local contestants, each of whom will be recognized with a Senior Star trophy.

Videos of the first and second place winners from across Canada are then submitted to a celebrity panel of judges who narrow the list to ten competitors invited to compete in the Senior Star National Final. The National Final will be held in Niagara Falls in November 2013.

Chartwell Retirement Residences owns and manages over 180 retirement residences and long term care homes across Canada.

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