Over the past decade and a half, JUNO-nominated percussionist Robin Layne has steeped himself in rhythmic traditions around the world. His search for rhythm and folkloric traditions has led him to Cuba, Guinea, Mali, Mexico, and beyond. Robin believes music has the power to connect and bring people together and has devoted his life to that, both through his performing work and also his educational work with young people. He is the senior percussion instructor at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music and the Artistic Director of the World Rhythms for Youth Society.
Will Stroet of Will’s Jams is a JUNO-nominated musician, nationally recognized educator and former CBC Kids TV star. His high-energy rock-pop music in English and French is full of witty wordplay and sing-along choruses, inspiring kids to be active, creative, caring and community-minded. Will and the band perform hits from his 12 albums, which are masterpieces of creativity and fun, further cementing him as the ultimate star of children’s rock ‘n’ roll.
Amanda Panda has not only been nominated as Canada’s Top Hula Hooper and Most Influential Canadian Flow Artist in the 2019 CanSpin Awards… she is also an author and entrepreneur who will leave you smiling with her bright colours and exceptional talent. Larger than life and a natural kid magnet, Amanda is a delightful combination of a high energy dancer and an enthusiastic professional.
RupLoops is an interactive, live looping performance, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe. Rup utilizes his diverse skills as a musician to create a pulsating, entertaining and engaging musical experience. He is a gifted educator and performer and has a deep passion for intercultural work and intercultural sounds. RupLoops’ show will take you on a journey of sound exploring anatomy, geography and culture. With a mix of hip-hop and global sounds, RupLoops’ tunes into themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration.
The Hockey Circus Show
PAZ is an award-winning entertainer that has been performing circus, variety, comedy, and basically whatever is thrown at him for over 27 years. His experience includes work in film, television, theatre, circus, fairs, festivals, major sports events, and street performing around the world. PAZ was accepted into the Cirque du Soleil talent pool in 2003 and can be consistently seen at world street performer festivals, professional sports events, and anywhere people gather to have a great time and a laugh. The Hockey Circus Show is hockey at its funniest. Paz combines acrobatics, juggling, and one-of-a-kind hockey stunts into 3 periods of family friendly fun.