Welcome to the 2022-23 Season

WILDERNESS ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

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The Wilderness Entertainment Series  has been providing Red Lake and its surrounding area with LIVE quality entertainment since 2013.  WES is a not-for-profit, community based organization comprised of volunteers supported by our community and government partners as well as sponsorship from local businesses and individuals.  Our generous sponsors help us to achieve our goals of bringing affordable, quality entertainment to the people of the Red Lake District.

With music, dance and theatre there is truly something for everyone in the 2022-23 Wilderness Entertainment Series….Enjoy!

Please note: the Wilderness Entertainment Series will adhere to public health restrictions in effect on the day of the concert.

7 GREAT SHOWS IN 2022-23

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Wednesday, September 21, 2021 | RED LAKE LEGION

CORY GALLANT and the Red Dirt Posse

The country artist began to make a name for himself in 2018, when he became the winner of the CCMA National Spotlight Performance Contest.
His 2020 single release, “Easily Addicted”, garnered the country singer 2021 Music PEI’s FACTOR Song of the Year nomination. “Easily Addicted” was the #1 song in the Canadian Indie Country Countdown’s Top 100 of 2020 and #18 on Indie Radio Airplay (across all genres) Top 100 of 2020.

Other accolades include Music PEI Entertainer of the Year (2020, winner); New Artist of the Year (2020, winner); ECMA Country Recording of the Year (2020, winner); CCMA National Spotlight Performance Contest (2018, winner). Cory was a finalist in the Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC) Music Searchlight 2020 contest.

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Sunday, October 16, 2022  |  RED LAKE LEGION

THE TREWS ACOUSTIC TRIO

The Trews are a Canadian rock band from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, consisting of vocalist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley. The band is currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. From their formation in 1997 to 2016, The Trews were among the top 150 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 40 selling Canadian bands in Canada.  The Trews have released seven studio albums and three live albums.

They have had 17 ECMA nominations/awards and six Juno nominations, plus independent awards. The band has just released a new album, The Wanderer and is currently on tour promoting the album.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022 |  RED LAKE LEGION

BALLET KELOWNA – Simone Orlando, Artistic Director and CEO

Founded in 2002, and under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO (AD/CEO) Simone Orlando since 2014, Ballet Kelowna delivers compelling and inspiring performances to regional, national, and international audiences. The Company presents numerous styles of dance from Canada’s finest emerging and established choreographers, and embraces the precision and athleticism of ballet technique to create original new works that captivate and engage today’s diverse audiences.
Serving as the only professional dance company in BC’s Interior, Ballet Kelowna is committed to its role as a leader in the region through encouraging, promoting, and developing Canadian dancers and choreographers. The Company performs annually for over 12,000 audience members in Kelowna and on tour, while also providing unique dance training opportunities and outreach programs.

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Monday, January 5, 2023 | RED LAKE LEGION

AMANDA RHEAUME

Rheaume has released 5 full-length albums over a period of 15 years, a self-managed career that has traveled countless tours and milestones. 2013’s Keep a Fire was nominated for a JUNO Award and won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Indigenous Songwriter of the Year. With a new single “100 Years,” a driving, surging Copperhead Road-esque journey through a wilfully, harmfully misrepresented chapter in a violent colonial timeline, Rheaume makes a powerful statement about history and identity.

A Citizen of the Métis Nation, her Objiwe/Anishinaabe relatives are from Lac Seul Ontario, a community in our region of northwest Ontario. She is also an active and proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Rheaume writes songs that have a story or a strong message.

Amanda is currently the Director of Operations for the International Indigenous Music Summit, Co-Founder of Ishkode Records and Project Coordinator for the creation of a National Indigenous Music Office.

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Friday, February 24, 2023 | RED LAKE LEGION

ROYAL MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE (Royal MTC)  Assassinating Thomson 

 Assassinating Thomson is a one man play written and performed by Bruce Horak, a well-established theatre and visual artist who lost 90% of his vision after a childhood battle with cancer. In 2011 he wrote and began touring the show.

The play is named for an unsolved mystery in Canadian art history – the mysterious drowning in 1917 of Group of Seven precursor and iconic painter Tom Thomson in an Ontario Lake. The mystery takes you from the tiny community of Canoe Lake to our nation’s capital, and eventually to the world stage. Art, politics, greed, ambition, love and murder are intertwined. Tom Thomson’s story is a tangled one, but we’re in the hands of a brilliant storyteller. Bruce captures the mystery in a stunning monologue about Canadian art and artists, and during the performance he also paints a group portrait of the audience before him. At the end of the performance Bruce auctions off the painting and donates the proceeds to a charity.

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Sunday, April 16, 2023 | RED LAKE LEGION

DERINA HARVEY BAND

Derina Harvey Band is an Edmonton-based Celtic folk-rock group that offers a fresh take on traditional songs and intersperses that offering with their own original jigs and reels. Derina Harvey leads the award-winning Celtic Rock group. With a show that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as a few originals, Derina’s vibrant personality takes center stage with humour, storytelling, and powerful vocals. This five-piece ensemble have earned a reputation of delivering an energetic and engaging performances.Y TICKETS

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | RED LAKE LEGION

BYWATER CALL

Bywater Call was formed by singer Meghan Parnell and guitar player Dave Barnes in 2017. The 7-piece outfit is completed musicians on drums, bass, keys, trumpet and tenor sax. This Toronto-based band received a 2020 Maple Blues Award nomination for Best New Artist. Their self-titled debut album was released in Canada, USA, Europe and Australia in November 2019. The album placed #1 on the Roots Music Report Canada Top 50 for 11 straight weeks and continues to play. It gained top 5 placement on the international/US Rock Blues and top 20 placement on the Blues RMR charts. The music is described as southern soul, roots, rock and blues.Y TICKETS

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