November 20, 2015 - 10:31 AM
KAMLOOPS - Van Damsel was named a finalist in the PEAK Performance Project and after the finale concert last night were named as winners of a $50,000 prize.
The Kamloops indie-pop band came in third place, with JP Maurice earning the $75,000 second prize and Bed of Stars winning the top prize of $102,000.
During a public vote, bootcamp and private assessment Van Damsel beat out nine other performers to make the top-three.
Van Damsel also made the top-20 in 2013.
The PEAK Performance Project was started in 2009 as a seven-year, $5.2-million program to educate, promote, develop and launch careers of B.C. and Alberta artists. This was the final year for the program.
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