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.
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
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.