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Ile des Chenes Musician Releases Second Solo Album

Gord Bamford Headlines Niverville Fair Organizers of the Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair are excited to announce that Canadian Country singer and songwriter Gord Bamford will appear on June 11, with guests The Washboard Union and Brady Kenneth. Bamford, who just released his seventh studio album Tin Roof, on April 8, has been called Canada’s answer to George Strait. He is a 16-time Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) award winning artist, including Male Artist of the Year for two years running. For the first time ever in the history of the Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair, the evening concert will be licensed. Tickets can be purchased at

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Blumenort Fair Needs Volunteers By Marianne Curtis

Planning is underway for a number of summer festivals, including the Blumenort Fair. However, volunteers are on short supply and organizers are hoping they can encourage more people to offer a hand to ensure success. Karen Doyle Hopkins, one of the main organizers said she was disappointed that no one showed up for an open-air fair meeting to discuss event plans. “We did have a couple of people show up who are willing to volunteer their time at the fair and we thank them but we need more,” Hopkins said. “This fair will not be a success without community involvement. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it won’t be much of a fair at Ile des Chenes native and all. Breakfast, a couple of bouncers musician Renée and some music on Saturday Lamoureux released Dare To Be evening.” You on April 23 at the West End Hopkins said this year; the fair is Cultural Centre. taking a step back in time by offering a more nostalgic atmosphere to the event. “There are exciting plans under way for this year’s fair. As I She began exploring music with piano lessons at the age hinted earlier, we are going nostalgic of six and discovered her singing voice around that same with some “old time” country fair time after her parents bought her and her siblings a ideas that have a modern twist!” microphone. Lamoureux wrote her first song at the age of Hopkins continued with excitement. ten, when her fifth grade teacher rented a drum machine “In this spirit, do you belong to a and assigned the class to write a song and perform it live club or group that you would like to for their parents. showcase at the fair? Do you have a hobby that you would like to promote? For example lawn bowling clubs, curling teams, photography On April 24 at approximately Purpose and 4 counts of Failing to clubs or quilters groups. How about 10:45 pm, Steinbach RCMP Comply with the Conditions of his model trains, planes, cars, cross stitch, crewel, needlepoint, lace attended an address on Brandt Recognizance. Street and arrested 24-year-old Tyler Myska who was found to be breaching conditions of his Recognizance stemming from previous weapon, drug and breach charges. Myska was found to be in possession of edged weapons and methamphetamine. Myska was subsequently remanded into custody for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Weapons for Dangerous

One-half of Manitoba musical duo Keith and Renée has just released her second solo album. On April 23, Renée Lamoureux released Dare To Be You during an event at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. Special guests including Those Guys - A Cappella and The Amadians, featuring James Roth, Courtney Krebsbach and Kyle Fox, accompanied her that night. “It was such a wonderful night!” said Lamoureux after the show. For Dare To Be You forty newly composed songs were whittled down to 11, with more emphasis being paid to the songwriter’s peppier material. Featuring a variety of uplifting tunes, Lamoureux was inspired to write a bold and brave album circling around never giving up on your dreams and following your heart. Produced by Murray Pulver, the album is packed with star players who lend a hand in creating the magic behind the meaning of the songs. Lamoureux’s single off the new album, I’m a Fighter, placed in the semifinals in the 2016 International Song Writing Competition out of 18,500 songs. The Ile des Chenes singer-songwriter has launched eight albums in total during her musical career, toured across North America and contributed her philanthropy work with Free The Children.

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making, wood carving, leather work or painting?” Hopkins is hopeful that people will come forward with their ideas and skills. Volunteers are needed to distribute flyers, posters, and with the actual event as well. Anyone interested in volunteering can email or call phone 326-9013.

Dawson Trail Dispatch May 2016  

Southeast Manitoba news and features

Dawson Trail Dispatch May 2016  

Southeast Manitoba news and features