The finals of Pride of the Northwest at the Gold Eagle Casino have been postponed to a later date.
They were set to go this Saturday March 21, but the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing recommendations from the Ministry of Health to not hold events with more than 250 people in attendance led to the decision. The plan is to hold the finals at a later date.
The casino is asking that any questions be directed about this event to Gold Eagle Casino Guest Services at 306-466-3833.
In a statement, the casino said, “SIGA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops and is taking actions to protect the health and safety of our guests based on recommendations from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada.”
This is the 20th anniversary year of Pride of the Northwest with the winner earning a grand prize of a $1,000 recording contract and $4,000 cash.
Earlier, the preliminaries took place on Feb. 21 and 22 at the casino with 57 entries in the singing competition, with videos of their performances all posted on Facebook.
A total of 20 competitors moved on to the finals from that night; since then, four more wild card entries have also advanced by getting the most likes, shares and comments from Facebook: Allison Iron, Delbert Aubichon, Jeremy Nicotine and Kayla Bearsears.