Entertainment is a large part of the Kiwanis Apple Festival. With new performers throughout the day, there is always a lovely set to enjoy.
2018 Entertainment Includes:
- Leela Sharon Aheer & Akesh Aheer
- Lucid Diversity
- Terry MacNeill
- Anna Marina
- Pure Energy Dance Foundation Demo
- Rockin' Rebels
- Safe4Life Self Defence and Personal Safety Training Demo
- Kate Stevens (To Be Confirmed)
Stay tuned as we continue to update the list of 2018 performers and schedule. Performances are on the hour from 11am-4pm daily on our main stage, unless otherwise stated.
Leela Sharon Aheer & Akesh Aheer, Taylor Cullen, Listen to HER, Lucid Diversity, Terry MacNeil, Blake McLeod, Josh Mulla, Rockin Rebels, Kate Stevens, and Stompin' Daisies
MLA Leela Sharon Aheer and Akesh Aheer
Born in Edmonton, Leela Sharon Aheer is a native Albertan. Her father is a chemical engineer and her mother is a musician. She moved to an acreage in Chestermere at age 8 and with the exception of a short stint living in Calgary and time away at school she has called Chestermere home ever since. Leelastudied political science at the University of Calgary and went on to earn a degree in Music at the University of Manitoba. Prior to being elected Leela had an award winning music studio teaching voice and is a member of Minerva, a nationally released vocal trio. She has been married for 25 years to her husband Malkeet and has two sons. Her son Akesh will be performing with her again at the Apple Festival. Leela and her husband own a car wash in Chestermere, and have extensive business experience. She has demonstrated her commitment to local, accessible health care, helping to build the Chestermere Health Centre and bring lab and mental health services to Chestermere. Awarded “2013 Volunteer Of The Year” in Chestermere, she believes volunteerism is the backbone of a strong and caring community. Leela is a strong advocate for special needs children, and believes that these very ABLE people have much to offer us. She currently serves as the United Conservative Party Shadow Minister of Education and Status Of Women.
Taylor Cullen and I've been musical for 15 years. Guitar is my main instrument but don't let me near a drum kit.
I combine an eclectic variety of influences and it allows me to reach a broader audience, while still maintaining the musical shenanigans that I love so dearly.
Listen to HER
We LOVE to sing, and play guitar. The songs we sing are all by STRONG Female Artists...and The Beatles! Monique is the Best Singer I have come across and her Mad Guitar Skills are Legendary. Krysaly actually sings too (like an Angel-Songbird-Rockstar) and sometimes you should just Listen To HER ...and exactly my point Listen to HER MONIQUE said it, you should just remember to always, ALWAYS LISTEN TO HER!!! Thank you Kamp Kiwanis - we love you! Can't wait to see you and sing for you at the Apple Fest!
A singer, songwriter, and pianist, among other musical titles, Anna Marina is an entertainer with a passion for performance and a soul for song. Born in Edmonton and raised in Vancouver, Anna has recently returned to her Alberta roots. With genres ranging from classical and musical theatre to pop, country, and rock, Anna's mix of songs is sure to get you tapping your feet and singing along. Anna has entertained audiences at weddings, parties, special events, and at cafes and bars, and she is thrilled to be back sharing her music at the Kiwanis Apple Festival this year after missing the 2017 event due to other commitments.
Josh "Oak" Mulla
Josh Mulla is a sound engineer/musician and Camp Director from Calgary, AB. His "normal" job is directing all the programs at Kamp Kiwanis, but in his spare time he can be found practicing and writing music. You can expect to hear a variety of covers from bands like Tallest Man on Earth, Bright Eyes, and The Black Keys.
Calgary Duo: Krysaly Gidley & Jeff Presswood
All great music has a special element that goes beyond the tangible. That element is present in the delivery of songs you'll hear from StompiN' Daisies. It's that symbiosis when one meets a musical partner that makes your hair stand on end with a single note. Jeff Presswood has played for years in various bands and delights in having the talent of Krysaly Gidley, (named after the Chrysalis Record Label), by his side expressing their mutual love of music with her beautiful voice. The Kiwanis Apple Festival is a special time to bring these two together and they look forward to bringing it to you.