Portfolio Tag: inductee

Odey Snider / 2019 Hall of Fame

Odey Snider is a 2019 Inductee with a  Lifetime Achievement Award. Odey lives in Cloyne in Frontenac County. In Odey's early adulthood he played community events with a number of local youth. After Odey moved to the Oshawa, he formed Odey and the Sundowners, which included a local performer, and current Hall of Fame inductee,…
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John Foreman / 2019 Hall of Fame

John Foreman is a 2019 Inductee John was born and raised in the Grey Bruce Peninsula and moved to Bancroft in his early adulthood where he raised his family and developed a legendary career as an entertainer. He is considered as an entertainer extra-ordinaire because of his story telling, musical ability and artisan skills. A…
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Ellis Wolferys / 2019 Hall of Fame

Ellis Wolferys is an Event Promoter/Administration 2019 Inductee from Verona/Amherst Island - All Counties Category I was born in York County (Richmond Hill) December 4, 1940, and I am the youngest of eight boys. Raised on Amherst Island, some of my brothers and I would listen to WWVA in Wheeling West Virginia on my Dad's…
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Bob McQuaid / 2019 Hall of Fame

Bob McQuaid is a Posthumous Songwriter 2019 Inductee from Quinte West - All Counties Category Bob was born and raised near Port Hope Ontario and started playing rhythm guitar at local dances with his Grandfather Bill Gray at age 14. While working at a variety of jobs he also was part of local live radio…
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Don Johnson / 2019 Hall of Fame

Don Johnson is a Posthumous Entertainer (Entertainer/Song Writer/Promoter) 2019 Inductee from Tamworth - All Counties Category Don grew up on the family farm on the south shore of Beaver Lake, just west of Tamworth. At an early age it was evident that Don was more inclined to mastering the violin rather than the daily chore…
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Wayne Eves / 2019 Hall of Fame

Wayne Eves is Living Entertainer (Vocalist/Instrumentalist) 2019 Inductee from Battersea in Frontenac County. Wayne became interested in playing music when he met his wife to be and her brother Barry Calthorpe, who entertained at house parties with their parents. In the early seventies Wayne purchased a bass guitar which he enjoyed playing very much and…
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Sid Prescott / 2019 Hall of Fame

Sid Prescott is Living Entertainer (Vocalist/Instrumentalist) 2019 Inductee from Foxboro in Hastings County. Sid grew up in Quebec always enjoying music. At fifteen years of age, Sid’s dad presented Sid with his first fiddle which he still plays today. At this point Sid began playing steel guitar, but Sid and his family moved to Nova…
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Barry Calthorpe / 2019 Hall of Fame

Barry Calthorpe is Living Entertainer (Vocalist/Instrumentalist) 2019 Inductee from Yarker in Lennox & Addington County. Born to a musical family, Barry’s father and uncle played for square dance parties. His father taught him how to play a song on the dobro at just five years old. Ten years later, Barry heard Bob Goodberry playing and…
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Ralph Taylor / 2018 Hall of Fame

Ralph “Curly” Taylor is a 2018 Songwriter Inductee. Curly as he is universally known was born and raised in the Madoc area. At an early age his father made Curly and his brother, Billy, homemade instruments. Brother Billy went on to become an accomplished fiddle player, idolizing the iconic Don Messer.  Curly opted for the…
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Ernie Smith / 2018 Hall of Fame

Ernie Smith is a 2018 Entertainer Living Inductee. Ernie was born in Rockport, but his family relocated to Kingston when he was young. He started drumming at an early age and is best known as a percussionist and vocalist. At age fifteen in 1958, Ernie started his musical performance career in a group known as…
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