Portfolio Tag: recipient

Neville Wells / 2017 Hall of Fame

Neville Wells was born in Newfoundland in 1940 and grew up in Ompah, Ontario, just north of Sharbot Lake, where he attended high school. His musical career began in the Ompah Dance Hall where, on Saturday nights, for $2, he sang and played rhythm guitar, backed up the fiddler, and called for the square dances.…
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S. Calthorpe / 2017 Hall of Fame

Sheila Calthorpe was inducted into the Songwriters Category of the Hall of Fame in 2017.  Sheila grew up on Simcoe Island in the St. Lawrence River and developed a tradition of home worship during winters because there was no church on the island. Eventually, she met and married musician Barry Calthorpe, who taught her to…
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Lionel Grimard / 2017 Hall of Fame

Eleven Roses was his 5th CD which is a collection of his favourite songs. On two of these songs. ‘Eleven Roses’ and ‘Two Worlds Collide’, he added a final verse. Lionel’s friends and family know how much Lionel enjoys playing guitar, bass and singing. ‘Music has always added a great deal to my life’, says…
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Bill White / 2017 Hall of Fame

Bill White was born in Plevna and has a long career with music, forming several bands and playing throughout Ontario and the US. He is also the recipient of many CCMA awards.

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George York / 2016 Hall of Fame

The Life and Times of George York George and Anna York are lifelong residents of Marlbank, living at Lime Lake where they raised their family of six children on the family farm. In addition to farming, George also worked at several other jobs to make ends meet. Although George is not sure of his family…
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Cathy Whelan / 2016 Hall of Fame

The Life and Times of Cathy Whalen Cathy Whalen was born and raised on the family farm east of Enterprise, a small hamlet in Frontenac County.  Even in early childhood Cathy dreamed of playing on stage, perhaps little realizing that someday her dream would come true.  In early adulthood a tall dark stranger would come…
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Reg Weber / 2016 Hall of Fame

The Life and Times of Reg Weber Reg was born and grew up in the Northbrook area. Some people believe Reg’s first play toy was a guitar. From a very early age, Reg was addicted to country music. Reg and a number of the local lads were always playing whenever an opportunity presented itself. Reg’s…
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