Catherine Hansen is adjudicating the Cariboo Festival’s speech arts competition taking place in the lakecity today and tomorrow.
After joining speech arts at the age of seven, Hansen’s love of theatre flourished. During her teenage years in Prince George, she spent many hours dancing, singing and acting. In 1996, she graduated from Sheridan College’s music theatre program.
After a few professional gigs and a trip around Europe, it was off to BCIT for broadcast journalism. In 1999, she began her first radio reporting at CKWL in Williams Lake.
In 2001, she landed a job at CKPG in Prince George, where she continues to work part time today, while raising her young family.
Hansen is heavily involved in the local theatre scene in Prince George, and is teaching music theatre at Judy Russell’s dance studio.
Adjudicating has become a new passion for Hansen, who last year adjudicated at the Vanderhoof festival.