Langley's Sean Thomas is getting excited over an upcoming gig. The 12-year-old has been chosen as one of 10 finalists to perform in the PNE Star Showdown Aug. 17-21.
"I feel so grateful to have this opportunity," he said.
For the occasion (his performance will be Aug. 17), he's created some new material.
"The song I am going to sing is a new song I wrote called Let's Go," he said. "The audience is going to be the first ones to hear it."
Coming from a musical family, it's only natural that Sean would be interested in performing.
"I love writing songs, playing the piano, drums, guitar, and bass. I am having so much fun trying new things with this song," he said.
When he's not making music, he's running a local charity group called Kids Can Help. Since starting it a couple of years ago, Thomas along with about 30 other local kids, have raised more than $40,000 for BC Children's Hospital.
"If I am lucky enough to win any prize money, 100 per cent will be donated to the BC Children's Hospital," he explained.
Prizes range from $5,000 for first place to $1,000 for third.
The group starts meeting again in September and anyone who wants more information about Kids Can Help can call 604-833-8772.
"We are really hoping that we can get more kids to join our team," Sean said. A new team is starting in Cowichan Bay.
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