‘Quest’ tickets now on sale

Tickets went on sale yesterday for the local Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Quest for the Best” and new “Kiddie Quest,” which will hit the stage July 18 once again in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
“We’re ready to go,” said organizer Dawn Booth, who also is office manager for the Chamber of Commerce.
“We’ve had close to 2,000 [people] come to ‘Quest’ in the past and we’re hoping to get 2,000 again this year,” she added.
Tickets cost $12 in advance, available at the Chamber office (474 Scott St.), or $15 at the door.
Booth said she was looking forward to the annual singing contest.
“‘Quest’ is always a really good event to be involved with. It’s amazing the talent we have in the district,” she remarked. “It’s always a good night.”
As reported in Monday’s Daily Bulletin, a last-minute surge of singers signed up to compete in “Quest for the Best” and the inaugural “Kiddie Quest,” and both now will be sporting more contestants than initially planned (22 and 11, respectively).
This year’s “Quest” line-up includes:
•Jodi Allan—“Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson;
•Kim Badiuk—“Angels” by Jessica Simpson;
•Ed Calder—“Shelter Me” by Cinderella;
•Cara Coran—“My Give A Damn’s Busted” by Jo Dee Mesina;
•Shantelle Davidson—“Baby Girl” by Sugarland;
•Sarah Fitzgerald—“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor;
•Rachel Geense—“Suddenly” by LeAnn Rimes;
•Jason Godin—“I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain;
•Tim Grover—“Brown-Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison;
•Brittany Hayes— “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin;
•Sarah Hebert—“Here for the Party” by Gretchen Wilson;
•Courtney Jourdain—“Don’t Play That Song” by Aretha Franklin;
•Wayne Lawres—“Les Bicyclettes de Belsize” by Engelbert Humperdinck;
•Elizabeth Logue— “Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt;
•Leah Nowak—“Any Man of Mine” by Shania Twain;
•Mike Roach—TBA;
•Ashley Sisco—“In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride;
•Neil Stewart—“Borderline” by Madonna;
•Karri Tougas—“When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues” by Martina McBride;
•Robyn Wade—“I Know” by Save Ferris;
•Jeremy Wilson—“Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2; and
•Trisha Wilson—“On A Night Like This” by Trick Pony.
The “Kiddie Quest” contestants include:
•Chelsea Carlson—“Life Is A Highway” by Tom Cochrane;
•Joleigh Hayes—TBA;
•Amber Hoszowski—“You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain;
•Elysia Huitikka—“Behind These Hazel Eyes” by Kelly Clarkson;
•Bridget Jorgenson—“Someone’s Watching Over Me” by Hilary Duff;
•Erika Jourdain—“All You Wanted” by Michelle Branch;
•Rebecca Lowey—“Freak Out” by Avril Lavigne;
•Julie Martin—“Last Kiss” by Pearl Jam;
•Katelyn Shortreed—“Unchained Melody” by LeAnn Rimes;
•Braeden Stevenson—“It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi; and
•Ericka Tymkin—“Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson.
Kayla Lauzon, last year’s “Quest for the Best” champ, also will be on hand to sing two songs that night.
Booth noted the back-up band, “The Faculty,” has picked up the list of songs the contestants will be performing and will be working hard to learn the set prior to the July 18 event.
The band will be doing the music for both “Quest” and “Kiddie Quest.”
“Kiddie Quest” will start at 6:30 p.m. and be followed by “Quest,” probably around 7:30, noted Booth, adding people should realize the singing contest is being held on a Monday this year and not Wednesday as it has in the past.
In related news, Booth stressed “Quest” still is in need of two sponsors—one for the first-place prize ($500) and the other for the second-place one ($300).
For more information on being a sponsor, call Booth at 274-5773 or drop by the Chamber office.