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Welcome to the 2018-19 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.

Currently, WES is proud to present the 2018-19 Wilderness Entertainment Series with seven great shows which include live music from JUNO Award winner, William Prince, the blues/ rock sounds of THE HARPOONIST AND THE AXE MURDERER, a East Coast Christmas with HEATHER RANKIN,  and music with a Spanish flair from a regional favourite – the  THUNDER BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with special guest, flamenco guitarist MATT SELLECK

For those who love live theatre and dance, the 2018-19 series will include the ROYAL MTC performance of BUYING THE FARM, as well as contemporary dance, supplied by the Toronto Dance Company.

7 GREAT SHOWS IN 2018-19

The Way We Feel

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 AT THE COCHENOUR HALL (Age of Majority)

WILLIAM PRINCE
Born and raised on the Peguis First Nation, MB, William Prince first picked up guitar and piano at the age of nine, and drew on the likes of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, and Merle Haggard for inspiration. Fast-forward to today, and this JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter will take you on a journey with each beautifully crafted song.

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Glass Tiger

Thursday, October 11, 2018 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL

TORONTO DANCE THEATRE
Since its inception in 1968, TDT quickly rose to the forefront of the arts scene in Toronto and has since become one of Canada’s foremost modern dance companies. TDT has toured regularly throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Central and South America, and continues to woo audiences around the world with their one-of-a-kind immersive experiences.

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A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL

HEATHER RANKIN
After more than 25 years performing with her siblings in the beloved Canadian group The Rankins, Heather Rankin came out with her first solo album in 2016. Wrap yourself in the warmth of the holiday season with A Picture Perfect Christmas, featuring a mix of modern and classic Christmas songs and Ms. Rankin’s trademark East Coast charm.

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The Fugitives

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL

THE HARPOONIST AND THE AXE MURDERER
Get ready to get down to the gritty sound of this Vancouver-based blues/rock group. You might recognize a few of their tunes from popular television shows like CSI, The Good Wife, and Blue Bloods, or you may have seen them share the stage with the likes of Serena Ryder, Booker T. Jones, or The Sheepdogs. Either way, we’re sure their high energy show will have your toes tapping all night.

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Motus O Dance Theatre

Monday March 4, 2019 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL

ROYAL MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE: Buying the Farm
Magnus Bjornson is a down-to-earth bachelor who has worked on his family farm all his life, but when issues arise, things go awry. Magnus’s health and finances take a turn, and there’s a real estate developer ready to make an offer. Watch this delightfully comedic story un-fold and embrace life’s inevitable changes amongst the cows and the chickens.

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Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

Friday, March 22, 2019 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL

THUNDER BAY SYMPHONY WITH GUEST MATT SELLICK
With over 55 seasons under their belt, TBSO is a local favourite. This season, they’ll feature Thunder Bay based flamenco guitarist Matt Sellick who has trained in Spain with some of the world’s top artists in the genre. Allow the symphony’s signature sound, laced with Sellick’s exotic flair, take you to another time and place with this unique fusion performance.

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Ebnfloh Dance Group
Ebnfloh Dance Group

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 AT RED LAKE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (Age of Majority)

THE BARREL BOYS AND THE O’PEARS
The Barrel Boys are a five-piece bluegrass powerhouse featuring rich vocal harmonies, killer picking, and a fun-loving, down-to-earth stage presence. The O’Pears are a contemporary folk trio who weave stories that stir the spirit and capture the timeless character of folk music, through soaring harmonies and a seamless blend. Together, they’ll bring you a deeply soulful experience.

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What are people saying about these great performances?

Enjoy great Canadian musicians, dancers and performers without leaving town….

“The somber singer-songwriter William Prince leads listeners into his quiet, quotidian reflections and character portraits with his beckoning baritone.”

Howard Druckman, SOCAN

(Heather) Rankin captures herself through delicate and precious arrangements of some of the most well-known Christmas songs ever released. Both “Silent Night” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” have subtle elements of Rankin’s influences and natural sound.

Dutch Bickell , Canadian Beats Media

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer….They describe their sound as a combination of ‘rock & roll swagger and decades-deep blues style’.  Paired with their thought provoking lyrics, we just call it delicious!

Nicole Wolfe, Canada Beats Media
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