What’s that expression “that was then, this is now”? Well, this photo was taken back then on Whistler Mountain in British Columbia back in October 2014.
I was the VIA Rail Artist on Board and sang 3 times a day for 3 days on a moving train each way from Toronto to Vancouver & back.
I wrote songs, took photos and could scarcely take in all the magnificent scenery though the 5 provinces we rode through: Ontario, Manitoba Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. And all during the peak of the fabulous fall season! A train ride of a lifetime. (Read my October 2014 blogs about my travels – all 21 of them!)
In 2016 I premiered my “This Is My Canada Presents” series at Eastminster United Church and featured Canadian songwriters who had to play/sing only Canadian songs written by them or other Canadian songwriters. (http://jeanettearsenault.ca/this-is-my-canada/this-is-my-canada-presents/).
Well I am glad you asked!
This Is My Canada/Mon cher Canada is on track to make a national splash — I am in the planning stages with a Juno Award Winning singer to sing the lead along with award winning musicians to create a new version. And a brand new video will be shot by an award winning videographer who has created videos for Willy Nelson & Lyle Lovett, to name a few.
VISIT www.gofundme.com/thisismycanada & join DREAM TEAM CANADA!
I am launching my Canada 150 show for schools, “Proud to be Canadienne, eh!” in …… MAPLE, Ontario! How Canadian, eh!
I am also creating another Acadian-Canadian show to be premiered Fall 2017 in Belleville ON. It will include an Acadian feast of fiddling, stepdancing, spoonplaying, harmonica, accordian, singing & stories.
I finished recording 30 songs for a double children’s album and somewhere this year, I will find a window to finally release them.
So….what does 2017 look like for you?
Below is a video of me singing at The Empire Theatre in Belleville ON for the Bellevegas fundraiser for Quinte Arts Council in 2015.
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May you always remember to live in the NOW!