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Juno winner Fred Penner scheduled for the Rock Creek Fall Fair

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By Contributor
May 27th, 2013

Joining the performers onstage at this year’s Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair will be Two-time Juno winner Fred Penner.

From award winning children’s albums like Sing with Fred and hits like The Cat Came Back eight-time nominee’s body of work is about energy and emotional connection.   The guy who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner’s Place is still delighting children and families everywhere. Always building on a common theme rooted in integrity and a “belief in what I can do” he has created a lasting impact that crosses the generations and continues to grow.

From the small screen to the live stage; from writing songs to composing scores, Fred’s ability to blend his considerable talents has garnered critical acclaim and a host of awards.   Like the precious ingredients in your favourite feel good soup, his combination of warmth, ease, enthusiasm and grace bring nourishment too often lacking in these turbulent times.

In 2000, the Canadian Institute of Child Health honoured Fred for his contribution to the well-being and safety of children. He is also a humble recipient of the Order of Canada, the highest recognition given to a Canadian citizen.  One of his albums, (Happy Feet) was named Best Children’s Album of the Year by the U.S.A’s Entertainment Weekly and he is the first ever winner of the Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Children’s Recording.

 His visibility has allowed him the privilege and joy of using his voice to “bring something of value” as a spokesperson for organizations like UNESCO, World Vision, UNICEF and the National Conference on Down Syndrome, which he chaired.  In 2005, Fred journeyed to Zambia, Africa with World Vision to host a program for Child Sponsorship in the Western World.

We are honored to have Fred Penner join us at this year’s Rock Creek and Boundary Fall Fair!

Fred will perform Sunday September 15th at 2:00 p.m. The fair is September 14th and 15th.

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