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Former Red Deerian Josh Rimer named Mr. Gay Canada

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  • Josh Rimer will represent Canada at the Mr. Gay World competition in South Africa

    When we last saw Josh Rimer in Red Deer, he was working at the local TV station (back when there was one), starting down a path in the TV industry.  It was 1997.  He had recently graduated from LTCHS French Immersion program and completed the broadcasting program at Mount Royal College.

    He moved to Vancouver 11 years ago and up until last year, Josh was just a regular Canadian living in Vancouver building a career in the biz. But… that changed recently when Josh was designated Mr. Gay Canada 2019.  He will be the country’s representative at the Mr. Gay World competition in April.

    Rimer, who grew up in Red Deer and moved to Vancouver 11 years ago, has volunteered with a number of local charities including the Dr Peter AIDS Foundation, A Loving Spoonful, AIDS Vancouver, the LOUD Foundation, and Foundation of Hope. He also hosts and produces interstitial programming for OUTtv, Canada’s national LGBT TV station, where his content will now focus on his journey as Mr. Gay Canada.

    “I’m planning to bring viewers along with me behind the scenes on this exciting year that I have ahead of me” says Rimer, who has been regularly uploading videos to his YouTube channel as well, where he currently has over 33 thousand subscribers. “In 2018 I showcased more than 30 different gay-friendly destinations in my TV and online content, but in 2019 I want to put a spotlight on some of the amazing organizations and people in our LGBT community, in Vancouver and across the country.”

    Click here to see an announcement video for his new series.

    About Mr Gay Canada:
    Each year a new delegate is selected to be Mr. Gay Canada and he will represent the nation at the annual Mr. Gay World competition. A candidate is chosen for the position from the gay community who is inspiring, charismatic, articulate, and confident. He will travel to South Africa to compete for the title of Mr. Gay World along with other delegates from a number of countries around the world.


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    2019 Canada Winter Games

    Brett Kissel and Frannie Klein kick off the 52 North Music and Cultural Festival Sat. Feb. 16

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  • Opening night of the 52 North Concert Series features some serious country music with Alberta’s own Brett Kissel and Manitoba’s Frannie Klein.

     

    Brett Kissel seemingly sprung out of nowhere onto Canada’s country music scene – an apparent overnight sensation who now occupies the lofty space as one of the country’s leading country music stars.
    But there’s always another story – the one that saw a young kid from Flatbush writing songs from a young age, ducking in and out of Legion Halls, shopping centres, and downtown clubs in the middle of  severe Edmonton winter nights.  He was not old enough to get into them through the front doors.
    Always an acoustic guitar case in hand, cowboy hat firmly in place, and the look of calm determination of someone who knew at an early age that this was what they were meant to do.  Polite, energetic, and talented.  Brett’s paid his dues and has what it takes to be an ‘overnight sensation’.

    Here’s some background from Brett’s website:

    Over the past few years, the country crooner has received an armful of Canadian Country Music Association Awards, (including two straight wins for Male Artist of the Year and the coveted Fans’ Choice). Brett was the recipient of the Allan Slaight Honor from Canada’s Walk of Fame (previously presented to Drake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd), the Breakthrough Artist of the Year winner at the JUNO Awards, and was recognized as the International Artist of the Year at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, California (an honour bestowed upon Ed Sheeran and Adele in the last two years respectively). Click to read more.

    ‘Frannie Klein is bringing real country music back.’

    Frannie Klein’s bio describes her like this:

    Authentic, badass, and genuine – she is the real deal. Growing up on Lake Manitoba and raised on a cattle ranch, she has been immersed in the country lifestyle since birth. Forever embracing her aboriginal heritage, she often spends time back in Ebb & Flow First Nation , and credits much of her musical passion, fierce spirit, and attitude to her time spent there.

    Frannie Klein and Great Canadian Entertainment President Scott Ord started collaborating in the summer of 2015, working together to create the best possible debut project for her. The album was written by Frannie during a handful of trips down to Nashville over the last two years. Together, with a band of Winnipeg’s finest musicians, they have begun to produce a project that is fun, timeless, and classic. 

    Brett Kissel and Frannie Klein are firing up the mainstage dome at the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza on Saturday, February 16. You definitely don’t want to miss this!

    6 p.m. Dome opens
    7:30 p.m. Frannie Klein 
    9 p.m. Brett Kissel

    Experience some of Canada’s best arts and entertainment as part of the 2019 Games’ 52° North Music + Cultural Festival, presented by ATB and ATCO.


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    An interactive schedule for all the sporting events in week 1 of the 2019 Canada Winter Games

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  • The Canada Games Website features a fantastic interactive calendar.  Click on any of the events in this calendar to find all the information you’ll need!

    Interactive Schedule (& Results) for the first week of the 2019 Canada Winter Games

    Sport Fri
    15/02
    Sat
    16/02
    Sun
    17/02
    Mon
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    Tue
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    Wed
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    Fri
    22/02
    Artistic Swimming
    Biathlon
    Boxing
    Freestyle Skiing
    Gymnastics
    Hockey
    Ringette
    Speed Skating
    Table Tennis
    Wheelchair Basketball

     


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