Searchlight is a national competition where musicians and musical acts enter through the city nearest them. Your region is decided by the participating CBC station nearest you within your island, province, or territory. Below, you'll find a list of all of the participating CBC bureaus, and additional information to help you select the regional contest closest to you.
A map of all participating locations is available here.
Vancouver (On the Coast)
for artists in the Lower Mainland
Victoria (All Points West)
for artists on Vancouver Island
Kelowna (Radio West)
for artists in the BC interior and north/central coast
for Albertans in and south of Innisfail
Edmonton (Radio Active)
for Albertans in, and north of Red Deer
Regina (Afternoon Edition)
for artists within Saskatchewan
Winnipeg (Up to Speed)
for artists within Manitoba
Toronto (Here & Now)
for artists in the Greater Toronto Area, including Barrie, Brampton, Caledon, Huntsville, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, Vaughn, Orangeville,
Orillia, Oshawa, Peterborough
for artists in Southwestern Ontario, including Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Milton, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Welland
for artists in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Goderich, Hanover, London, Stratford, Walkerton, Woodstock
Ottawa (All in a Day)
for artists in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley, including Brockville, Bancroft, Cornwall, Deep River, Kingston, Pembroke, Whitney, as well as Gatineau and Maniwaki, Quebec.
Sudbury (Points North)
for artists in Northeastern Ontario including Sudbury, Attawapiskat, Britt, Chapleau, Elk Lake, Elliot Lake, Foleyet, Fort Albany, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Little Current, Mattawa, Moosonee, North Bay, Parry Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Temagami, Temiskaming Shores, Timmins, Wawa.
Thunder Bay (Voyage North)
for artists in Northwestern Ontario including Thunder Bay, Armstrong, Atikokan, Beardmore, Big Trout Lake, Dryden, Ear Falls, Fort Frances, Fort Hope, Geraldton, Hornepayne, Hudson, Ignace, Kenora, Manitouwadge, Marathon, Mishkeegogamang, Nakina, Nipigon, Pickle Lake, Pikangikum, Red Lake, Sandy Lake, Savant Lake, Schreiber, Sioux Lookout, Sioux Narrows, Terrace Bay, White River
Windsor (The Bridge)
for artists in Southwestern Ontario, including Windsor, Essex County, Chatham-Kent, Leamington and Sarnia
for artists in and around the Montreal region, including Cowansville, Laval, Saint-Jerome, Vaudreuil-Dorion
Quebec City (Breakaway)
for artists in the province of Quebec outside of the Montreal area, including Quebec City, Riviere-du-Loup, Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivieres, and Northern Quebec.
for artists within New Brunswick
Cape Breton (Mainstreet C.B.)
for artists on Cape Breton Island
Halifax (Mainstreet Nova Scotia)
for artists on mainland Nova Scotia, from Yarmouth to Antigonish
Prince Edward Island:
Charlottetown (Mainstreet P.E.I)
for artists within P.E.I
Newfoundland and Labrador:
St. John's (On the Go)
for artists within Newfoundland and Labrador
for artists within the Yukon
for artists within Nunavut
Yellowknife (Trail's End)
for artists within the Northwest Territories
If you still need help finding your region, email@example.com with "Searchlight" in the subject line.
on Jan 31, 2013