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.

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.

2017 included:

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.

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Taylor Cullen

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!

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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Terry MacNeill

Originally from Montreal, QC. Terry MacNeill has been singing and performing since the early 1990's. His past experience includes performing as lead vocalist and front man for Damn It Jim!, a  very successful Edmonton-based rock and roll, dance cover band, performing at large venues such as Churchill Square, and the Shaw Conference Centre.

Since moving to Calgary in 2011, he was been the lead singer for various Calgary cover bands, most recently for Gravity - a five piece rock, R&B, and funk cover band. Gravity has enjoyed local success playing venues such as Lynnwood Station, Gametime, Century Casino, Tipperary's, the Unicorn and others. 

BlueSoul represents a new solo acoustic project that includes indie, folk and soulful covers as well as original music.

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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

Calgary based Kate Stevens is a 17-year-old emerging singer-songwriter, who is releasing her debut EP with a double header performance at Festival Hall in Calgary on June 3rd, 2017. A chance find of an old ukulele at a garage sale when she was 12 started her on her musical journey and 5 years later, Kate pens sweet, nylon-string songs as a way to express herself and recount her narrative, and the emotional experiences therein. Kate is an engaging and powerful live entertainer that can captivate audiences of all ages and demographics and draw them into her introspective lyrics. Kate's deep, expressive vocals bring clout to her eclectic mix of emotive folk and soulful pop. Stevens self-describes her music as 'if Amy Winehouse and Carol King had a love child.' A charming and exuberant young talent, with an old soul, and a warm heart.

Kate is a passionate young musician who cares deeply about the possibilities around youth and music. She is the creator and key driver of Youth Musicians of Music Mile Alliance, YoMomma, which focuses on connecting, mentorship and performance opportunities for aspiring young musicians. She has collaborated with the Blues Can to create "Blues' Cool" monthly sessions for young musicians and hosts’ youth singer songwriter night at Gravity Cafe. She is striving to ensure that both can have more opportunities with in the community.

StompiN' Daisies

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. 

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Pure Energy Dance Foundation

Pure Energy Dance Foundation is a registered not-for-profit dance studio located in Calgary. Founded in 2009 by a parent group, Pure Energy Dance Foundation continues to be run by the studio members, led by an elected executive.  Fund-raising and volunteering are instrumental to the operation of our studio, as are donations from the community.

Their goal is to have high quality dance instruction that is affordable to everyone.

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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.