Seniors' Idol coming to Maroochy
Polish your dancing shoes, warm up your vocal chords and limber up those muscles, the search is now on for the Sunshine Coast's very own Seniors' Idol.
This was the challenge Maroochy Mayor Joe Natoli and Gold Logie winner actor John Wood put out to Sunshine Coast seniors today at the launch of a fun new pilot program - Seniors' Idol Maroochy.
Councillor Natoli said following the overwhelming success of Brisbane's Seniors' Idol, it was now the Sunshine Coast's turn to showcase its seniors through this vibrant and entertaining event.
"Maroochy Council is committed to promoting active ageing and we always encourage participation in the community," he said. "Seniors' Idol Maroochy will give entrants the chance to highlight their talents and also be a part of such a wonderful community event."
Auditions and heats will be held throughout November, culminating in the grand final, being held as a prelude to the Mayor's Carols by Candlelight at Cotton Tree Park on 8 December 2006.
A celebrity judging panel will include John Stokes and Cam Young - ABC Coast FM's own radio personalities, David Hibbard - Australian bass Opera singer, and Hazel Phillips from The Mavis Bramston Show.
Seniors' Idol Maroochy is proudly supported by Maroochy Council, Living Choice, ABC Coast FM, and the Maroochy and Nambour RSL Clubs.
Entry forms with all the details are available from Maroochy Council's Customer Service Centres in Nambour and Maroochydore, any Maroochy Library, Maroochydore and Nambour RSL Clubs and the Living Choice Leisure Centre, Twin Waters Retirement Village.
Wednesday 1 November at 10am
Leisure Centre, Living Choice Twin Waters Retirement Village
21 Baywater Drive, Twin Waters
Sunday 19 November @ 2pm
Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore
Saturday 25 November @ 2pm
Matthew Street, Nambour
Graphic to the right: Maroochy Mayor Joe Natoli and Gold Logie winner John Woods catch up with Paul Varess on the piano at the launch of Seniors idol