ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment is a large part of the Kiwanis Apple Festival. With new performers throughout the day, there is always a lovely set to enjoy. Stay tuned for our 2019 Entertainment Line-Up.

2018 Entertainment Included:

Safe4Life Demonstration, MLA Leela Sharon Aheer and Akesh Aheer, Lucid Diversity, Anna Marina, Suzi Martin from 45RPM, Josh Mulla, Kate Stevens, Rockin' Rebels 

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45 RPM

"45 RPM" is a Calgary based band consisting of four musicians. We play mostly Swing, Western Swing, Country, Roots and some R&B.

Doug Bassett: vocals, harmonica, guitar
Don Gowan: guitar, mandolin, vocals
Richard Poitras: bass, guitar, vocals
Suzi Martin: drums, vocals

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. Leela studied 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 Shadow Minister for Children’s Services and Status of Women, and Deputy Leader of the United Conservative Party

Lucid Diversity

Calgary quartet Lucid Diversity is comprised of Dave Bradt on banjo/dobro/vocals, Carol Bloor on guitar/vocals, Brian Howe on guitar/vocals and Brad Tomlinson on guitar/ukulele/mandolin/vocals. The members of Lucid Diversity love to play all kinds of acoustic music including: country, celtic, bluegrass, traditional, blues, rock, pop and folk.

All music has value and beauty!

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Anna Marina

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.

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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.

Rockin' Rebels

Calgary Based Band:

Roberto Ugaddan - Vocals/ Lead Guitar/Piano
Steve Nelson - Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar
Brian Yorke - Drums/Vocals
Nathan Chua - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals

Performing Acoustic, Folk Rock, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Pop, Classic Rock, Rockabilly and good old Rock n' Roll.

Kate Stevens

Kate Stevens, a young emerging artist from Calgary, Alberta, recently nominated for YYC Music Award - Female Artist of the Year 2018 & Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial Award 2018, is capturing the hearts of audiences in Western Canada and beyond.

While scavenging through a garage sale, she found a used ukulele – a tool that shaped her musical journey over the past number of years. Kate thrives as a live entertainer & has the ability to captivate audiences of all ages and demographics and draw them into her introspective lyrics. Her moving vocals bring clout to her eclectic mix of emotive folk & soulful pop with major influences from timeless voices such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Carol King and Joni Mitchell. Stevens self-describes her music as ‘if Amy Winehouse and Carole King had a love child’.

Stevens has recently released 2 new singles, “It’s Real” and “Right Choice” These follow her debut EP, Handmade Rumours that was released June 2017. Miss Stevens is currently attending Canada’s Music Incubator Artist Entrepreneur Program in Toronto, and was also selected for the Prophets of Music Emerging Artist Program to collaborate on a project with Juno award winning Russell Broom at OCL studios.

Kate has created and spearheaded the venture for the Youth Musicians of Music Mile Alliance (YOMOMMA), which focuses on connection, mentorship and performance opportunities for aspiring youth musicians. As founder and artistic director of YOMOMMA, she has collaborated with the iconic Calgary music institution the Blues Can, creating Blues’cool, monthly sessions for young musicians, as well as hosting the youth singer songwriter night at Calgary’s trendy Gravity Café and a Youth Open Stage night at the Inglewood venue Without Papers Pizza. Kate’s focus & dedication remains to ensure youth have more performance opportunities within the community. She is theAB rep for the National Youth4Music Advisory Council, a nationwide music networking organization focusing on the common goal of advocating for the importance of music in our schools, communities & lives.

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Safe4Life

Safe4Life is a Self Defense and Personal Safety Training Company. We offer empowerment and confidence building classes and programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. Facilitated by City of Calgary Police Officers, with ‘boots on the ground’ experiences, our classes leave the participants feeling assured they can defend against a dangerous encounter, or avoid it in the first place.

Safe4Life….More Than Self Defense.