Got Talent ?

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You could win the Grand Prize worth over $25,000

You won’t want to miss what is about to take place on our stage,
it is time to get your band together and get your act together!

• Contest starts Monday, November 2nd, 2016, Preregister your audition via email one week in advance as an
early bird entry til November 9th, when contest starts live

• Time line is approximate and may be extended or shortened based on participation, weather, holidays etc.

• Preregister on line weekly or every Monday in person from 5pm til 7pm

• Bands will take the stage each night for a try out spot from 7pm til 11pm based on first come first serve
and availability via registration process

• See all contest rules for participation to qualify for the grand prize

• First Round- Every Monday for the first 2 months for qualifying/try outs ( Audience Voting)

• Second Round- Every Monday for the next two months will be semi finals and only those that qualify
in the first round will participate (Celebrity judge panel each week)

• Third and Final Round- 8 Finalists will be chosen from the semi-finals and one band/group will be eliminated
each week until the final week where the top two contenders will compete for the Grand Prize.
This will take place every Monday for the final two months. There will be one winning band/artist that will claim
the entire grand prize package (Celebrity judge panel each week)

• Contest runs until approximiately May 2016

 Meet Your Host – Steve Ruddick

Born in Barrie, Ontario, music has always been a large part of Steve's life. His parents put him in piano lessons at an early age, and his love of music grew from there.

His first "group" was a duo in grade seven- playing drums- with a buddy on guitar and five go go dancers! He also sang in a boys elementary school chorus that did live and local television appearances. In high school he played saxophone in one Canada's top school bands and sang in a mixed choral group that travelled the U.S. and Europe.

Music took a back seat for many years as Steve concentrated on his television sportscasting career first in Barrie, then with CBC Television in Western Canada.

Moving back to Ontario with his wife Kym and young family in 1992, he joined CHCH Television first in Sports, then looking for a change, moved into the Weather Department a few years ago.


A chance meeting with realtor Judy Marsales landed him a chance to get back into music playing drums in a group at a weekly sing-along . He now bangs the skins with several groups with music ranging from gospel to rock and roll to country.

Steve says he's excited to be involved in "Pub Fiction's Got Talent" as emcee and wished something like this had come along years ago when he like many people had thoughts that "maybe I could make music a career if I just had an opportunity". That chance for someone or some people is NOW!

Meet the Sponsors


Grant Avenue Studios – Bob Doidge
View Magazine – Sean Rosen
Autumnfire Internet Solutions Inc. – Scott Vallance
State Farm Insurance Ancaster – Steve Dunn
bSocial – Rebecca Brown, Tim Brown
Festival of Friends – Loren Lieberman
Hamilton Limo – Marcus Rosen
The Acoustic Room – Mark Pongetti
Refresh Salon & Spa, Ancaster – Rebecca
Ancaster Toyota – Dale
R&B Graphics – Bob Hunt
Carlsberg Canada – Dave Campbell
Polar Ice Vodka, Corby’s – Steve MacClellan
David Gruggen Photography – David Gruggen
• Hamilton Sportswear – Lorne Best
Best Rate Financial, Ancaster
AirFrame Creative Studios - Christianne Bown
Fabutan – Kevin and Shari Hodges

Snapd Magazine – Dave Comeau
Pub Fiction Gasbar & Grill – Mark Hodge, Jimmy Nielsen

Meet the Judges

Celebrity judges Coming Soon

The Grand Finale Evening (May 2016)


The Finale Evening will be quite the event. Out of the two finalist bands, one band will take home the Grand Prize Package valued at over $25000. The final evening will include a Limo Bus, provided by Hamilton Limo, for each band that can be utilized for transporting both the band and their fans to and from Pub Fiction for the evening. Prior to the evenings events each band will also receive a complete make over including, hair, make up etc at Refresh Salon & Spa, Pub Fiction’s neighbour.

Then we hit the stage for one last time to crown a winning band, that will receive a 3 camera shoot of their finale act from that evening, resulting in a professional and fully produced video as part of the prize package.

Our to be announced celebrity judges for this evening along with sponsors will then be awarding the winning band the grand prize package (details listed  in Grand Prize Package)
$20,000+ Grand Prize Package- 1st Place/One Winner takes all!!!

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