Remembering 2011 · 26.01.14

Here are a few things we did in 2011

December 31, 2011 – Varscona New Year’s Eve! – Hosted by Davina Stewart. The actors and singers that perform there are the most talented in the world. I always feel like standing on that stage is where I sound the best – it’s like singing in the shower, only with 200 people in it.

October 22, 2011 – The Don Show – I don’t have words for how wonderful this event was at the Winspear was for Don Snider.

October 17 – 20, 2011 – Comedy Cares – The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival curates a series of performances several times a year for hospitals and elder care facilities. It’s a privilege to perform with them. For this series I convinced Dana to join me in wearing matching 60’s outfits, blond wigs and belt out Beatles tunes. Highlights? Alberta Hospital: watching them kick over chairs to make room for dancing, and the Kipnes Centre for Veterans, where a 92 man named gave me a kiss and then invited me back to his room for… tea. Please consider supporting Comedy Cares. This program is the best of its kind. www.edmontonstreetfest.com

October 15, 2011 – Winterlight Launch! – Winterlight is a magical multi-event festival that puts on massive artistic all winter long in Edmonton. We were the band that night, surrounded by friends clinking glasses, and twinkling lights. Thanks to Cam Neufeld for some stellar fiddling! Your jaw will drop when you see what they do at Winterlight so do check them out. www.winterlight.ca

May 9th, 2011 – Benefit for Japan – I played a set with the lovely Dana Wylie before “Booming Tree” taiko drumming blew the roof off the place. Also a hightlight was Pulse, with Dave Clarke, Twilla MacLeod and Martin on the skeleton cello. Congratulations to Twilla who raised a lot of money for victims of the tsunami. Check out the Booming Tree website: www.facebook.com/boomingtree, Dana Wylie’s website www.danawylie.net and Pulse – many videos on youtube.

May 26, 2011 – One Night Only – Calgary, Alberta. Forget Me Not. Sold out, and many wonderful new friends made. They showed us so much love. Thank you for that!

April 30th, 2011 – Oh Susanna! Edmonton, Alberta. Varscona Theatre 10PM. Mark Meer is the funniest comedian in all of Canada. www.varsconatheatre.com