The Acton BIA will once again be the hosts of Acton's Second Annual Acton Idol Contest, which begins on Canada Day. Idol auditions will be held at the pavilion at Prospect Park on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1. Five finalists will be picked by contest judges, and will then perform a song of their choice on the main stage at the Leathertown Festival, on Sunday, August 13, starting at 3:30 p.m. The Acton Idol Contest winner will be given the opportunity to perform on stage at the Leathertown Festival with chart-topping country singer Alysha Brooke. He or she will also win some cool prizes from downtown Acton merchants. The contest is open to anyone, aged 10 to 19 years of age. Contestants need not reside in Acton but must commit to both events should they be picked as a finalist. The first 20 to 25 applicants will be invited to audition at the Canada Day Concert in the Park at Prospect Park. To apply call the Acton BIA office at 519-853-9555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, age, address and phone number. Come and celebrate Canada Day in Prospect Park. Concerts in the Park starts at 6 p.m. Alysha Brooke will be performing some of her great country and western tunes along with Jamie Thorne. Yuk Yuks' Jeff McEnery will also provide some great stand-up comedy as well as be the Master of Ceremonies for the Acton Idol Contest. The night winds up with a fantastic display of fireworks presented by the Acton Firefighters Association; donations are accepted at the gate. For more information contact the Acton BIA office at 519-853-9555.