Women in Music Sask - Regina Kickoff and Panel
- May 21, 2018 - Doors at: 6:30pm / Showtime: 7:00pm
Please join us for our first Women in Music Saskatchewan Regina gathering! If you are working in, participating in, or involved in the Saskatchewan music industry in any way and at any level, we invite you to come out to meet others and join the discussion as we get this group off the ground.
7-8pm Panel Discussion: We'll discuss the intention of the group, and gather ideas and suggestions for moving forward. This will be a moderated discussion with panelists Mandy Ebel, Sheryl Kimbley and Riva Farrell-Racette, with moderator Dr. Charity Marsh.
8-9pm Meet & greet / networking time
CHANGE OF VENUE! The Exchange/The Club, 2431 8th Ave, Regina
No admission charge. ALL are welcome (including children accompanying parents). This is a licensed event; there will be beverages and munchies.
Future events will be planned in other locations.
Dr. Charity Marsh
Dr. Marsh holds the Canada Research Chair in Interactive Media and Popular Music, and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina. Her research areas include Hip Hop Culture in Canada, girls and women in popular music, gender and technology, and movement arts cultures.
Mandy Ebel (MYLA/Opal Stone/Myla & Dafusia)
Mandy Ebel is an Award-Winning singer/songwriter/musician/producer/engineer/music mentor and artist that works for her independent business, Virtuoso Music Hubin Regina (where she records, produces, vocal coaches and teaches music instruction) as well as at Regina's Blue Door Recording Studio. She's completed 4 Canadian tours for her solo acoustic/jazz/fusion project, going by her artist name, MYLA. She's had multiple singles and an EP released in 2015, titled, "Werk It Out" as part of a live electronic pop-fusion duo, Myla & Dafusia, and currently Mandy is most active with her original rock-fusion project, Opal Stone. Mandy's completed both a Vocal Performance Diploma, and a Production & Engineering Diploma from Selkirk College, in Nelson BC in 2009. Afterwhich, she was one of 11 graduates in Canada to be nominated and receive the first ever CTV Global's Fred Sherratt Award for outstanding Music Graduates in Canada, presented by CARAS (Canadian Association of Recording Arts & Sciences), The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. She's also received songwriting awards from Billboards International Songwriting Awards and Mike Pinder's International Songwriting awards and performed at a variety of music festivals inclusive of, WEMF (World Electronic Music Festival), Connect, Canadian Music Week and more.
Sheryl Kimbley is a proud member of the Big River First Nation. Calling her home Prince Albert for most of her life, she promotes pride in where you live. Daughter of Lawrence & Priscilla Joseph, Sheryl surrounds herself with family and friends in the entertainment industry to help her do the projects she does.
Recipient of a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the arts of Prince Albert, CTV Hometown Hero, first annual FSIN Strength of Woman Award in arts and entertainment, inducted into the Prince Albert Women’s Hall of Fame and most recently named as the 2016 Prince Albert Citizen of the Year, it has become her focal point to ensure the youth she works with see her working for them and with them.
Producer of Voices of the North, music has always been her passion and connects her to Northern Saskatchewan. When her good friend Bernice Sayese became ill, she reminded Sheryl that more work needed to be done to reach our Northern Youth. As a result of those words, Northern Spirits was developed and it will celebrate its 10th year. Music and organization of stage/show has always been the model for giving youth confidence and encouragement to move forward with whatever their passions are.
Working with the Prince Albert Grand Council has given Sheryl opportunities to network with community organizations and to help each other get involved and learn more about each other. Sitting on several boards/councils, volunteering and working as special events coordinator at PAGC keeps her plate very full, but not too full to enjoy her family, husband Grant, and sons LJ, Kyle and Colton…not to mention the wonderful youth she has grown to love across Northern Saskatchewan.
Farrell-Racette was born and raised on the prairies. She is a member of the Timiskaming Algonquin First Nation. Riva has been a member of Regina's local music scene for many years, playing bass in a number of Regina indie bands including Sylvie (members of Despistado, Rah Rah, and Robot Hive), the Florals (members of the Steves and Library Voices), and a two-piece drum and bass project called Spoils.
Riva's solo project has been featured on CBC and on APTN for the 2012 Aboriginal Day live celebration, which was broadcast nationally. In February of 2012, Riva's song "I am a Witness" was adopted by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society as their awareness campaign song for their historic human rights claim against the Federal Government for the underfunding of child welfare services on reserve. Riva is currently an associate lawyer with MLT Aikins, practicing in labour and employment, human rights, and Aboriginal law.
About Women in Music Saskatchewan
Please join our Facebook group for conversations.
Women in Music Saskatchewan is intended to be a gathering point for female, trans, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming youth and adults working in any capacity and at any level in the Saskatchewan music industry.
We hope to encourage dialogue around our challenges and triumphs, support each other, and build a sense of community while working to foster gender equality in the music industry.
We hope to grow this group to provide professional and creative development, and peer support through networking events, mentorships, and industry awareness.
Through spring 2018, we are launching initial meetings in various Sask communities to determine the direction of the group going forward. Stay tuned for more dates.