Mary Leat's blog

 It is here!! What the last 18 months have been about – since that moment 2 regional contests ago when we came second and qualified as a wildcard for Vegas III!

 Truth be known, however, this journey started 35 years ago when Canadian Showtime Chorus chartered!  Our founding director, master director 700 Sandie Nason, had vision – and the talent – to bring us to this stage and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this formidable team!

What a night! In so many ways, not so very different from any other rehearsal as we followed our usual pattern of physical warm up, vocal warm up, starts and stops, intros and tags, reps with choreo, reps without. Down to the fine-tuning that will get you across the finish line! It’s all there! Nothing can stop you and only YOU can get in your way!! Time to shut the brain down, free the emotions and let your heart soar.

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for many regions as they have reached their destination and put many months of hard work on the contest stage to be judged and for all to see via webcast. Sweet Adelines International Regions 9, 10, 11, 14 and 25 opened the 2017 Regional contest season the past two weekends with amazing and impressive results. What a kickoff!!