BDC E-Spirit 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba – May 15–17, 2012
Congratulations to all who participated in BDC E-Spirit 2012 in Winnipeg!
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Featured Entertainers - 2012 Gathering
||Winston D. Wuttunee|
Winston Wuttunee is an internationally-known Cree recording artist, songwriter, comedian and keynote speaker. Winston plays nine instruments and has performed around the world since 1973. His cultural contribution and his talent have been recognized by the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards with four awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Winston has also starred in three CBC movies and many documentaries. As an educator, he speaks at schools, parenting conferences and educational workshops and has also contributed to a number of educational and cultural books.
||Melissa St. Goddard|
From Portage La Prairie Manitoba, Melissa has been surrounded by music her entire life. Her Uncles, Darren Lavallee and Mark Morrisseau, both accomplished fiddle players, were a major influence on Melissa. Melissa received her first fiddle at age 13 and began to teach herself to play. She then moved on to take lesson from her Uncle Mark until age 16. Now at the age 21; Melissa is no longer taking lessons, but instead has began teaching her own group of students. She has played at many festivals and events all over Canada.
Sixteen year old singer-songwriter Cassidy Mann is from Winnipeg and released her debut EP in June, 2011 to rave reviews. She has a fresh young acoustic pop sound and has not only played local venue favorites like the West End and Park Theaters but also travelled to Toronto last fall to play at the renowned Rivoli and during Canadian Aboriginal Music week. Cassidy is currently recording new music and is also filming a documentary about the life of young aspiring artist. Check out her website www.cassidymann.com to learn more.
||Ray Co-Co Stevenson|
Ray Co-Co Stevenson a singer/song maker who has traveled the world with his drum. Ray currently has 4 albums and one coming out this year. For the past 10 years Ray has been a member of the award winning band Eagle and Hawk. It was the drum that changed life for him and because of its teachings Walking Wolf Ray Co-Co Stevenson has been drug and alcohol free for 23 years.
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- E-Spirit 2010, Ottawa, Ontario - May 11-13, 2010
- E-Spirit 2009, Kelowna, British Columbia - May 12-14, 2009
- E-Spirit 2008, Regina, Saskatchewan - May 12-14, 2008
- E-Spirit 2007, Halifax, Nova Scotia - May 14-16, 2007
- E-Spirit 2006, Quebec City, Quebec - May 7-10, 2006
- E-Spirit 2005, Edmonton, Alberta - May 9-11, 2005
- E-Spirit 2004, Prince George, British Columbia - May 4-6, 2004
- E-Spirit 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia - May 12-16, 2003