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Rising Star

The Rising Star Talent Competition is sponsored by the CNE Foundation.

The CNE’s Rising Star Talent Competition is in its 35th year of showcasing young artists. Visitors come to watch these talented performers in a wide variety of genres compete for prize money! Selected singers, dancers, actors, musicians, magicians, and comedians will perform at the 2022 CNE on the International Stage in Hall B, at the Enercare Centre from 6:30pm to 8pm on the dates outlined below.

Junior 6 – 12 year old’s

Junior preliminaries Fri Aug 19 – Mon Aug 22

Junior semi-finals Mon Aug 29 & Tue Aug 30

Junior finals Sat Sept 3

Youth 13 -21 year old’s

Youth preliminaries Tue Aug 23 – Sun Aug 28

Youth semi-finals Wed Aug 31 – Fri Sept 2

Youth finals Sun Sept 4

Special thanks to our Program Sponsor Brand Blvd!