Second annual ‘Assiniboia Has Talent!’ social media contest now open

Residents from Assiniboia and area are encouraged to showcase their creative talent in the second annual “Assiniboia Has Talent!” Facebook and Instagram contest. The Recreation and Community Wellness department of the Town of Assiniboia will run the social media event from April 1 to 11.

Stephanie VanDeSype, Recreation and Community Wellness Manager, introduced the “Assiniboia Has Talent!” contest last year as a way to keep people in the community engaged with one another, while observing social distancing.

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Talented people in the region are invited to post videos of themselves lip synching, dancing, performing baking demos, woodworking, or even riding a hoverboard. The potential categories in this contest are boundless.

The participants are invited to be imaginative, original and entertaining in all the videos that are shared on the “Assiniboia Has Talent!” Facebook and Instagram pages.

“There will be a prize of the day for the talent contestants,” VanDeSype promised. 

“I dreamt ‘Assiniboia Has Talent!’ up myself. I'm trying to find ways to get the community moving, be creative and have some laughs along the way. This is why I'm doing a morning video on my Facebook page as well. I’m just trying to make people smile,” VanDeSype said.

With a slight nod to the popular America’s Got Talent series, where contestants of all ages audition their talents in the televised contest, Assiniboia Has Talent! is certain to appeal to the creative and ingenious members of this community.

“Anyone who submits a photo or video that day will be entered in to a random draw,” VanDeSype continued. “We are not going to judge any of the entries, as we are simply encouraging people to have some fun and provide some entertainment along the way.”