Ava Carich

Elgin grad leads search

South Surrey singer Ava Carich is winner of Roadhouse Live contest

Singer Ava Carich, 17 has been named winner of this year’s Roadhouse Live Youth Talent Search.

The Grade 12 Elgin Park Secondary student was selected following her performance in the final competition concert on Sunday at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock.

Carich was one of eight contestants – chosen from semifinals held at South Surrey’s Roadhouse Grille over the last two months – competing for top and runner-up positions at the event.

Second place went to singer/multi-instrumentalist Mireille Perez, 14, a Semiahmoo Secondary Grade 9 student, while third place was claimed by White Rock’s Neliah Jillings, 13.

It’s not the first result for Carich in the contest – she won third place last year, while fellow Elgin students and friends Josh Bogert took first and Richard Tichelman took second, and was showcased with other youth performers at White Rock Sea Festival on both the Spirit Stage and the Main Stage.

A recognition of the talents of young Semiahmoo Peninsula musicians (the top age for competitors was 19), this year’s contest was also as a tribute to one of the talent search’s most enthusiastic champions, late Roadhouse co-owner Dwayne Jacobson, who succumbed to cancer in February.

Prizes include gift certificates for musical equipment from Tapestry Music, studio time, career development sessions, and a chance to be showcased at both White Rock’s Canada Day and Sea Festival events.


Just Posted

VIDEO: Young balance-bikers race through Surrey’s Civic Plaza at Strider Cup

The course has several obstacles including ‘Mount Scary’ and the ‘Noodle Monster’

White Rock Beer For The Pier to go on sale early this week

Restaurants, bars and liquor stores from Vancouver to Chilliwack will sell new brew

45-year-old ID’ed as victim of South Surrey stabbing

Delphin Paul Prestbakmo died at the scene, near 18 Avenue and 152 Street

‘Potentially life-threatening’ injuries in overnight Surrey crash

Police had Highway 10 between 180th and 186th streets closed for several hours

Support granted for NatureKids

Program provides opportunities for youth and families to learn about and enjoy the outdoors

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Maple Ridge’s first retail cannabis store opens Monday

Spiritleaf is just the second private pot shop in the Fraser Valley

Discussion on grief and loss between Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper goes viral

The exchange includes emotional question from Cooper, and outlook on grief as a child

Toronto activist calling on federal parties to nominate more black candidates

Fewer than 20 black Canadians have been nominated so far, including some Liberal MPs seeking re-election

Most Read

l -->