‘Quest’ seeking musical devices


The local Chamber of Commerce is on the lookout for old musical devices to use as part of the decorations for this year’s “Quest for the Best” singing competition later this month.
Chamber manager Anthony Mason said they are searching for old musical paraphernalia or memorabilia to have made into centrepieces for the VIP section—anything from old Walkmans, headphones, MP3 players, record players, and CDs that people are willing to donate.
“It’s just going to give us a nice little spin to the VIP section,” he remarked.
“Anything to do with music,” he added, though noting items will not be returned due to how they’ll be set up.
The decorations will be a part of the VIP section, with a theme and design being put together by local resident Sandra McNay.
Items would be needed by Friday July, 16 at the very latest, Mason stressed.
“Quest for the Best” is returning this year to run in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
It is scheduled for Thursday, July 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
The competition will feature 20 local performers, backed up by the band “The Faculty.”
Dylan Ossachuk, the 2008 “Kiddie Quest” winner, as well as last year’s “Quest” champ, Brittany Hayes, will be guest performers for the evening.
Tickets, which cost $15 each, are available at Canadian Tire and the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce office on Scott Street.
Returning also this year is the VIP seating—with 20 tables of eight available for $150 each.
The VIP section includes a separate entrance with no line-up, tableside drink service, snacks, and front-row viewing of the performances.
Those interested in purchasing VIP tables can do so by contacting the Chamber at 274-5773.