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THE LEGENDARY MISS DREW
“Once a novice…Now a queen”
This year, Miss Drew celebrates her 20th Anniversary as an entertainer. She burst onstage with a bang in the mid-nineties at Kitchener’s finest hot spot, Club Renaissance. Her high production values and intense choreography make for a winning formula. Considering herself an entertainer, Miss Drew has wowed audiences throughout Canada and the United States. Miss Drew’s commitment to excellence and devotion to various charities have gained her numerous awards throughout North America. “I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and motivating me to keep exercising my passion for fundraising.”
Our Performers for 2017For your Entertainment!
The Corner Pocket Band
Formed in 2005 as a Jazz cocktail duo, Corner Pocket has evolved to also offer soloist, trio, quartet, quintet, and full dance band configurations. The group’s repertoire has also evolved to include not only Jazz standards but Classic R&B, Motown, Rock and Pop favourites. Corner Pocket specializes in providing musical entertainment for all types of special events such as wedding receptions, anniversary parties, corporate celebrations, fundraisers, dances and festivals.
Corner Pocket’s members are all semiprofessional musicians with many years of performing experience between them. Each member shares the common passion of striving for musical excellence.
Extremely versatile, Corner Pocket has proven that they can provide quality live music for audiences of any age, for events of any size. www.corner-pocket.ca
Brave and Crazy
The band showcases the talents of veteran performers, each with over twenty years of individual music experience. Lead vocalist—Sam Pollard, back up vocals and guitarist—Suze Burmester, drummer—Steve Billings, bassist—Pete Way, guitarist—David Henman. Working with mutual respect for each others talents brings their show to life and provides a depth to their music that is second to none!
The Guilty Pleasure Band
The Guilty Pleasure Band is a power trio like no other. With impeccable three part harmonies and amazing arrangements of all your smoothest FM favourites, prepare yourself for a feast of some of the deepest cuts of the 1970s. Plus, they wear frilly shirts. With Nick Barkley, keys and vocals, as well as Ryan Brohman, drums and vocals. Jesse Webber plays guitar and sings in this band
An electronic songwriter with a loop pedal, violin, trumpet and lots of jazzy vocal layers. An adept multi-instrumentalist, Charlena Russell uses her musical/vocal training to create fiery acoustic songs and intense, personal electronica.
Currently, Charlena owns and operates Russell Music Teaching Studios offering voice, violin and guitar, piano and music theory lessons and summer camps. Charlena is currently recording her third album and performs in a Sound-Activated light suit with video projection when she performs evening shows. The light suit was a collaboration with inventor and friend Bernie Rohde and financial support was granted by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. Photo Credit: From My Eye To Yours
We’ve got a sexy announcement to make! Tri-Cities, are you ready for the return of The RingLeader? We are stoked to have the one and only TroyBoy Parks, Southwestern Ontario’s fastest growing nightlife producer bringing his signature hot passion for the stage, thirst for fashion, and love of the arts to PRIDE! Catch him at tri-Pride at Victoria Park Commons, June 4th
The Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire
It all started nineteen years ago when members of the homosexual community came together to organize the newest chapter of the International Alliance of Courts. Individuals of the city of Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls successfully petitioned the Trillium Monarchist Society (now known as the Imperial Court of Toronto) to start the Barony of the Steel Knights and Ladies of the Golden Harvest. In 1992 the first Baron and Baroness were appointed as the head of state. At the end of this reign the barony separated into two, and so the Barony of Hamilton and the Barony of St. Catharines were created.
The year 1993 was the beginning of a new life. The Barony of Hamilton Wentworth flourished amongst their community. The second Baron and Baroness were appointed. Baron II James Gallo and Baroness II Robin Sophia were appointed to the head of state. Shortly into the reign Baron II James Gallo abdicated his position and hence Baron II Wally Dimond assumed the responsibilities of said position. This created the House of the Topaz Chrysanthemum, Rising out of the Darkness and into the Light. The Barony was growing rapidly amongst the community with a membership of diverse and unique people.
Continuing with another strong reign, led by Baron III Jim Gallo and Baroness III Tracey Bovine Reeves, the court once again petitioned the Trillium Monarchist Society (TMS). On February 2, 1995 the Barony of Hamilton Wentworth applied for full court status.
Coronation 1995 witnessed the crowning of the first Emperor, David Hudson, and Empress, Mercedes, of the Imperial Court of Hamilton-Wentworth. At the completion of this reign, sovereignty was given to the new court. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Hamilton Wentworth Society was created. The years past and several Emperors’ and Empress’ were elected and acclaimed to the throne.
In 2015 the Imperial Court of Hamilton Wentworth & Tri-Cities along with the Imperial Court of St. Catharines/Niagara amalgamated together to create the Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire of Hamilton, Niagara, & Tri-Cities. The amalgamation ceremony was witnessed by the Queen Mother 1 of the Americas, Nicole the Great. This is the first amalgamation within the International Imperial Court System. This starts a new adventure for these 2 courts.
The Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire of Hamilton, Niagara, and Tri-Cities will have jurisdiction over the regional municipality of Hamilton, the counties of Brant, Dufferin, Grey, Haldimand, Halton, Lincoln, Niagara, Norfolk, Waterloo, Welland, Wellington, and Wentworth.