South Delta Leader Friday, September 20, 2013
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Local teenâ€™s star rising Former SDSS student Abby Ross featured in City sitcom Seed â?™ Robert Mangelsdorf editor
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They named themselves Diamonds in the Rough, both for the appropriate metaphor of becoming a cut and honed diamond one day and the fact Janet owns Lawlor Goldsmith Shoppe in Ladner. Janet has held fundraisers during the last three Ladner Village Market days by arranging for a local artisan to create custom glass beads in front of her shop with all proceeds going to the Easter Seals for the competition. As of Tuesday, Holmes has raised over $1,350, quadrupling the minimum goal and raising the second most money of any single competitor. Janet said when she was a single parent it was wonderful to be able to send her child to camp through Tim Hortonsâ€™ charitable organization. â€œI see what going to camp means to a child who is able-bodied. And then when I started looking on the website and seeing the videos on YouTube that are available of these disabled kids and how they finally feel free from their wheelchairs and go zip-lining through the forest, what a magnificent experience.â€? â€œIâ€™m interested in the Easter Seals to send kid to camp program because for many years my cousin has gone and he talks about it with such great joy,â€? said Shauna, adding some of her coworkers have had their children go to camp and raved about how wonderful it is that an organization makes it pos-
Southlands Market Square At the heart of Southlands is the Market Square, a neighbourhood gathering place for all. This public place is where the Community Farm will connect with residents and local farmers will be able to sell their harvest.
â€œI would like to buy organic and local produce at Southlandsâ€? â?™ Seed star Abby Ross was a member of the SDSS Film Acting Academy. Contributed photo â€œGetting to act every day and do a new scene each week was great practice,â€? she says. â€œI learned a lot of helpful things in that program.â€? Filming for Seed takes place in Halifax, so Ross spends much of her time these days traveling coast to coast. When sheâ€™s on set, Ross has a tutor to help her with her schoolwork and is limited to eight to 10 hours of work every day because she is a minor. â€œI love the environment on the set of a comedy,â€? she says. â€œItâ€™s a lot of fun.â€? Ross says she wants to expand her acting repertoire and try dramas in the future. And like every aspiring actor, Ross dreams of the red carpet. â€œIdeally, thatâ€™s where Iâ€™d see myself one day,â€? she says. â€œAt the Oscars for a role in a film.â€? She knows better than most that getting there wonâ€™t be easy. But the setbacks along the way are an important part of the journey, because they test your resolve. â€œWhat I tell people who are interested [in pursuing an acting career] is you should go for it,â€? she says. â€œBut it takes a lot of time and hard work. You have to start at the bottom and work your way up. â€œBut donâ€™t give up.â€?
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The road to TV stardom is long and winding, but for Tsawwassenâ€™s Abby Ross, staying focussed on her goal kept her on the right path. Ross, 16, is a former student at South Delta Secondary School and was a member of the schoolâ€™s Film Acting Academy before moving to Vancouver to pursue her acting career. Ross costars in the City sitcom Seed, where she plays Anastasia, the biological daughter of the seriesâ€™ main character Harry, who is a bachelor sperm donor who discovers his donation has resulted in numerous offspring. The showâ€™s second season is scheduled to begin airing in the new year, and the series was recently picked up by the CW network in the US. While Anastasia is Rossâ€™s first major role, sheâ€™s anything but an overnight success. Ross first fell in love with acting as a member of a youth theatre group in Calgary at the age of eight, and when she moved to the Lower Mainland more than five years ago she decided to take her love of acting and pursue it professionally. After landing an agent , Ross was soon able to land background and extra work, but the major speaking roles eluded her. â€œThere was a bit of a learning curve,â€? she admits. â€œMy first audition, I didnâ€™t know what I was doing. I didnâ€™t even memorize my lines.â€? For two years, Ross attended audition after audition, to no avail. In time she began getting call-backs and was the finalist for a number of roles, but each time they ended up going to other actresses. â€œI was at my wits end,â€? she says. â€œIt was really frustrating.â€? But as discouraging as that time in her life was, Ross says she chose to stick with acting because she new her break could be just around the corner. â€œEven when I was feeling down, I never considered giving up,â€? she says. â€œIt was a great learning experience.â€? Rossâ€™s perseverance paid off in 2012 when she landed the role of Anastasia on Seed. It was her first major speaking role. â€œI was at school when I found out,â€? she says. â€œMy mom told me I got itâ€Ś it was an amazing moment. For my first role to be a series regular, it was amazing.â€? Ross says South Delta Secondary Schoolâ€™s Film Acting Academy helped prepare her for the role by giving her the opportunity to hone her acting skills and interact with professional, working actors.
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