Jann Arden - is a Canadian born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author. The much celebrated, multi-platinum award-winning artist has released 14 albums with 19 top ten singles.
On November 21st of 2017, Arden released the Canadian best seller “Feeding My Mother – Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss” (Penguin Random House Canada). The book shares insights, loss, irony, and yes humour, as mother and daughter face the journey together.
Steve Patterson - is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television and radio host, and television producer known for his satire and observational comedy. Steve is best known as host of the hit show The Debaters on CBC Radio One. Patterson has been a professional headliner since 1997 and has taped numerous national television specials in the past decade including four Just For Laughs galas.
Laila Biali – is an established, Canadian jazz musician (SOCAN Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards) and has played prestigious venues including; North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, and Carnegie Hall. She’s toured with GRAMMY award winners (Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega) and recorded with the international icon - Sting.
Murray McLauchlan - is one of Canada’s most highly regarded songwriters. He began writing and performing songs in his late teens and has played at major music festivals and rooms throughout North America. His work has been covered by other folk and country artists. Murray has won 11 JUNO awards and has 18 albums to this credit.
The evening’s host will be award-winning television producer, host, author and Member of the Order of Canada, Denise Donlon.