2016 Canadian Championship

Performers

Kate Channer Band

Kate Channer Band

Kate Channer Band

 Kate Channer is a local singer/songwriter who has been performing for 15 years. Kate has worked with many venues and festivals in London, Toronto and surrounding areas. Her unique vocals and multi-instrumental skills deliver an authentic, polished pop/rock sound that lead the way for the "Kate Channer Band".

Kate has opened up for Kim Mitchell, Honey Moon Suite, Strombellas and local favorite, Sarah Smith.

For almost a decade, Kate (lead singer and guitar) and Monica aka Moxy (drums) have been putting their own spice on cover tunes as well as composing originals. After an impromptu jam session with Adam (keyboards) one evening six years ago in the basement, they knew the three of them were a perfect fit. After seeing many talented musicians come and go from the band, Ryan (bass) added that missing piece. A year later, they are excited to welcome Mark (lead guitar) and Mandy (backup vocals), completing the package and creating a full sound they now call "Kate Channer Band".

STIHL TIMBER-PACK by Elan Dance Arts

STIHL TIMBER-PACK by Elan Dance Arts

STIHL TIMBER-PACK by Elan Dance Arts

The Stihl Timberpack is made up of dancers from all over Ontario, Canada. They're well trained dancers in several disciplines and love to entertain their Stihl Timbersports crowds!

They're all trained and choreographed by their coach Shawna Kwan. Shawna's the proud Owner of Elan Dance Arts, a successful dance studio in London, ON. Shawna is her known for her huge passion for dance as well as her experience when it comes to working with dancers. Her dancers are award winning and she strives to be the best!

Her studio boasts the biggest (and best) hip hop, breakin' and adult programs. Elan Dance Arts also has over 50 boys in their studio as well as all boys classes with strong male instructors.

Elan Dance Arts is thrilled to be the feature performance group for the Stihl Timbersport for the 4th year in a row! It's a great event and we wish all of the competitors good luck!

Shelly Rastin

Shelly Rastin

Shelly Rastin

SHELLY RASTIN grabbed the international spotlight as support for Keith Urban at a festival that swelled 20,000 fans. And again with Tim McGraw, Jason Blaine, Doc Walker and more.

With Jason Barry, multi CCMA award winner, at the producing reigns of Rastin's sound, she has found herself to be a multi winner for Country Artist & Songwriter @ the London & Jack Richardson Music Awards (including 2009), along with multiple nominations at Toronto's Independent Music Awards.

Rastin boasts co-writing and recording credits that include Randy Bachman, Jason Barry, Byron Hill, Randy Bordeaux, Steve Fox, Darcy Corbett and more. With such strong industry collaborations, she made her mark in the country radio industry when her single "Born in a Barn" earned her a spot in the top 100 billboard music charts.

With each radio release Shelly is consistently rated in the Top 20 Canadian Country female artist radio charts with "Born in a Barn", Be True To You" and "Country Mile", "Confused", "Taken" and HIGH CLASS TRAILER TRASH, featuring Randy Bachman lending a hand in the songwriting and applying his signature stellar guitar licks all over the track.

"High Class Trailer Trash" has been picked up by MTV's Rock Band online gaming community and the supporting video produced and directed by RED CAT FILM is now a YouTube explosion.

Rastin ‘s debut CD titled HARD TO SAY NO is available in stores and online, and has already received many great accolades, media support, in addition has earned her a spot in the top 10 Canadian artist to look out for!