Showcasing local talent


By John Drinkwater

Manitoba talent will shine across the nation this February on NACTV. Each year, Manitoba's public television station airs a special night of live talent known as Showcase. The program is broadcast to more than 1.2 million homes across Canada.

NACTV is looking for talented performing to participate in Showcase 2015. To enter, performers must be Manitoba-based and must be available to perform at the live show on Feb. 26.

NACTV general manager Ivan Trail says the show always contains a wide variety of talent, “From singers to dancers and even comedians and poetry readings, we've had it all," said Traill. "If you can perform on our stage, you can be part of our live broadcast.”

Along the way, NACTV plans to raise funds to continue its public broadcasting mandate. “TV is expensive but we've always had great support from viewers who donate in support of our station. This year will be no different as we raise money while sharing the unique talent Manitoba has to offer,” said Traill.

Entries are being accepted at the NACTV website, Or by calling the station at 204-476-3351.