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2021 Contributors

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Din of F105 (He/Him/His)

Musician

Din (formerly of The Soles), with his raw, expressive vocals, is the talent behind F-105.  Din released 5 albums with The Soles, performing hundreds of shows and festivals across North America, and garnishing multi-national…

Drew Brown (he/him/his)

Musician

Drew Brown is an award-winning and Juno nominated musician, producer, podcaster, photographer, social justice & anti-racist advocate, craft beer aficionado, bourbon lover, storyteller, and all-around awesome human. His vulnerability and warm heart attract everyone…

Heather Beamish (she/her)

Performing Artist-Spoken Word

Heather is a tea-drinking, female-loving, ex-evangelical pastor turned spoken word artist, activist and educator. Heather recognizes that throughout history differences have divided, isolated and disrupted our connection with each other. In her work she…

Jeffery Straker (He/Him/His)

Singer-songwriter pianist Jeffery Straker grew up taking piano lessons in small-town Saskatchewan.  He actually swears he was born under the piano on the family farm, and since those ‘grand’ beginnings he’s gone on to…

Michiko Bown-Kai (they/them)

Speaker

Michiko Bown-Kai is minister in The United Church of Canada who is passionate about social justice and creative expression. Michiko studied Social Justice and Peace Studies and Political Science at the University of Western…

Piper & Carson

Musician

From festival stages to intimate house concerts, Piper & Carson remind us of why we go to see live music. Their songwriting is free and fiercely personal; as if it’s been running in the…