For Kerrie Everitt, Stampede memories of being a Young Canadian in 1985 and 1986 are flooding back quickly. She’s preparing to travel with her daughter, Capri Everitt, from their home in Vancouver to be a featured Junior performer at the 2015 Stampede Talent Search.

“I was ten years old when I was a Junior dancer and first performed in the Grandstand show,” says Kerrie. “And it’s pretty neat that Capri is 10, and will be performing at her first Stampede, too.”

Kerrie Everitt (second from right in red and white) in the 1985 Grandstand Show.
Kerrie Everitt (second from right in red and white) in the 1985 Grandstand Show.

A talented and experienced young performer, Capri has been singing, playing the piano and performing since she was 5 years old. Disappointed that the PNE Star Showdown in Vancouver was cancelled this year, and knowing that the Stampede Talent Search had a Canada-wide audition call, Kerrie did not hesitate to send in Capri’s audition video.

With family in Calgary, Kerrie and Capri will be able to reconnect with many relatives. And Capri will have an opportunity to perform live in front of her extended family during the final night of the competition on Saturday, July 11.

“I have so many wonderful memories of my time performing at the Stampede, and I’m excited that Capri will get a chance to experience it, too.”

The Stampede Talent Search is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2015. More than 60 performers, ages 13 to 21, successfully auditioned for the competition and will have a shot at winning a $10,000 Grand Prize! Thirteen Juniors, ages 6 to 12, were selected based on their audition to be featured performers during the competition.

Preliminary performances run nightly from Friday, July 3 through Tuesday, July 7. The semi-final performances are on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10. The final performance, featuring the top 12 performers, is held on Saturday, July 11.

All performances will be in the Boyce Theatre on Stampede Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. and are free with park admission.