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Jamboree contest

For a second year, Travel Alberta and Big Valley Jamboree are offering a chance to win a day-long country music celebration for any Alberta community.

The Small Town Saturday Night contest has a grand prize of a concert headlined by Chad Brownlee and featuring Clay Bellamy, Bobby Wills and Tenille, with Danny Hooper acting as the event’s master of ceremonies.

To enter, the community has to connect a group of passionate and supportive locals, choose a venue where the event will be held, create a two-minute video showcasing the community and what makes it great, upload the video to YouTube and get out the vote for the video.

Last year’s concert resulted in $93,000 being raised for the Friends of Legal School Society to build a new playground for the community.

Entries must be submitted by Feb. 28.

A panel of experts will narrow the eligible entries, choosing the top 10 based on their depiction of community spirit and involvement, passion for local tourism experiences and events, local characters and creativity.

The top 10 will be announced on March 5, followed by a public vote for the winner, ending on March 25. The winning community will be announced on March 28 and the concert will happen on April 27.

More than 200 communities in Alberta qualify for the contest, which is open to communities of 20,000 people or fewer.

For more information, visit www.bigvalleyjamboree.com/STSN.

 
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