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Burnaby students raise $3,600 for Children's Fund

The District Student Advisory Council (DSAC) raised $3,601 for the Burnaby Children’s Fund at its Burnaby’s Got Talent event on April 23.

The event, held at Michael J. Fox Theatre, saw more than 300 people attend.

The talent show featured two acts from each of Burnaby's eight high schools. Serving as guest judges were concert pianist Tami Rizzo, professional actor Deni Delory, and Rogers Arena events manager Patrick Urekar.

The audience cast their votes for their favourites. By night's end, hip-hop artist Jahlil Dulay of Burnaby Mountain secondary emerged as the winner. Runners-up were vocalist Harrison Park from Byrne Creek secondary, dancer Joshua Fernandez from Alpha secondary, and guitarist Mark Virginillo of Cariboo Hill secondary.

All proceeds from ticket sales, a raffle, silent auction and concessions went to the Burnaby Children’s Fund to help local families living in poverty.

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