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Region 16 Division 'A' Small Chorus Winners!

We are thrilled and exceedingly proud, following a one-year hiatus from competition, to capture the 1st Place Division 'A' Small Chorus award at this year's Region 16 convention in Syracuse, NY. The win is our second in as many outings in the international division of regional competition and it landed us in 6th place overall in a field of 16 competing choruses! We couldn't have done it without the care and direction of our beloved director Kristin Stevens, associate director Vanessa Patterson, and new co-director Mo Field. Between them, they threw the gauntlet down and we stepped up to the challenge digging deeper than ever to strive for excellence in vocal performance and evolve the musicianship in each and every one of us! THANK YOU ladies for keeping the faith!

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We are thrilled to have had the honour of performing once again at this year's a cappella extravaganza, Choralpalooza! Held in the extraordinary Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen's University, the event was attended by 17 different choral groups from Kingston and the surrounding area for the purpose of celebrating and promoting a cappella singing in all its forms in our community. Thank you to Andy Rush and the rest of the organizers for hosting another successful event!

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Region 16 Audience Choice Award

We could not be more proud nor humbled to realize the vision of our chorus, our package, our sisterhood and our FUN as we share the barbershop art form in what we see as its future. To our "young guns," Alianne, Bethany and Sara, thank you for infusing fresh blood into our performances. THANK YOU, Lake Ontario Region 16 Sweet Adelines, our supportive families, friends and coaches..Jordan Travis, and Mike Bullett at BSS! THANK YOU, all, for an indelible memory seared in our musical hearts;-) With love, K & V

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