Workplace glee clubs set to shine on TV

Canada Sings! will showcase employees’ hidden talents
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2011

For 30 years, hundreds of employees from The Keg Steakhouse & Bar have travelled two hours north of Toronto for an annual visit to Blue Mountain Ski Resort. While the ski hills are impressive, one of the highlights of the getaway is a lip-syncing competition where groups of employees perform on stage for the chance to win prizes, such as a trip.

That act is about to get a lot more polished, and gain a much larger audience, now that The Keg has been selected to participate in the Global TV series Canada Sings! this spring. The reality-style production will see workplace glee clubs compete for the charity of their choice.

Other employers selected include Air Canada, Good Life Fitness, Hamilton Police, Just Energy, Scarborough General Hospital and the Toronto Fire Department.