Every year, in late October, performers of all stripes, genres, ages and more take to the stage at Communithon to help raise money for the 10 member agencies that benefit from the 15-hour event. Now, the call is going out for performers for this year’s Communithon, which will be the 42nd in the long history of the telethon.  

“It can be any performance that gets the audience engaged, and willing to donate to such a great cause that is supporting the 10 community agencies that are receiving funds from our Communithon,” explained Lynda Rideout. She is the Commuithon Chair this year, as well as the Executive Director of Envision Counselling and Support Centre.  

While there will be several extremely talented performers taking to the stage over the 15 hours, they will also be looking for three acts to sign up for a challenge that is making its debut this year – The Battle of the Acts.  

“The first three acts that apply for the Battle of the Acts will be competing against each other, and the winner will be decided by how much money they get donated before Communithon, as well as during their half-hour set when they’re actually live on Communithon,” Rideout added.  

And the prize for the top fundraising act? 

“The winner between those three will be the closing act during the very last hour of our Communithon.” 

Those who are interested in signing up to be performers for this year’s Communithon can go to the Communithon website and fill out the application form. Then, they need to email it back to communithonentertainment@gmail.com. The deadline for the applications is October 2nd.  

While the call is going out for performers, Rideout added they are also looking for volunteers to help with the day-long event.  

“If you are unsure of what Communithon is, if you’re new to the community, please check it out,” Rideout said. “We are always looking for volunteers to help us during our full-day fundraiser. It’ll be running from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., and it’s just such a great, exciting day and something really fun to be part of.” 

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