canadian entertainment

Total Entertainment Network has a wide range of Vancouver and Whistler talent that truly represents the diversity of Canada. Capture the great Canadian spirit with colourful performers who portray a culture that is distinctly Canadian. Consider a dramatic Native welcome to open your conference or an exuberant Klondike Show for your final night to give your delegates a taste of Canada.

a sentimental journey

This nostalgic revue captures the spirit and charm of the Golden Era when cross-country travel aboard a Luxury Train was exciting and sophisticated. A Sentimental Journey is a Canadian Travelogue presented with all of the energy and glamour of this romantic era. Our Comedic Train Conductor and Porter will take your guests on an entertaining musical journey from Quebec City to Calgary with Vancouver as the final destination.

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alex wells, hoop dancer

Alex Wells is a three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer and an outstanding teacher of traditional native values. The Hoop Dance is a magical story of the creation of life through music and movement.  It is one of the most difficult and advanced First Nation Dance styles and incorporates up to twenty -two hoops. Alex Wells is a member of the Lil’wat Nation from Mount Currie B.C.

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bc tapestry - this is our home

From the opening upscale country and western production number to the full cast grand finale, B.C. Tapestry will give your delegates a true feeling of super natural B.C. The show incorporates three of Vancouver's top singers and numerous multicultural performers to portray the proud multicultural diversity of our province.

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burlington rail

For over 15 years this versatile band has been playing a wide variety of Canadian music including East Coast Celtic music, folk songs from Gordon Lightfoot, classic tunes from Canadian Rockers The Guess Who plus music from Vancouver's own Bryan Adams. Burlington Rail also plays classic C&W and contemporary country pop.

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canadian comedic characters

TENBC can provide a cast of Canadian characters including Mounties, East Coast Fishermen, French-Canadian Lumberjacks, Cowboys, Gold Rush Miners, Canuck Hockey Players, Bob & Doug Mackenzie and Crazy Captain George Vancouver himself. These interactive comedic characters stroll and mingle, breaking the ice and giving people something to talk about…not to mention the photo opportunities!

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comedic mountie characters

When you have international guests visiting Canada, having them greeted by two  of Canada's iconic Mounties gives the event a great Canadian look. But that is just the tip of the ice-berg! Nothing can kick off the event better that the Mountie characters from Mounties 101. These comedic Mounties are played by veteran improv comedians with long lists of credits and client testimonies behind them.

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carolyn sadowska as queen elizabeth

What better way to welcome your delegates to Canada than to have her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, address your guests? Mr. H.M. Massingbird, Royal Historian, says B.C.'s Carolyn Sadowska is the best impersonator of Queen Elizabeth II he has ever seen. Her irreverent and hilarious routines are tailored for your event.

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karen brelsford as kate middleton

Celebrity look-alike Karen Brelsford's portrayal of Kate Middleton is so perfect she is often mistaken for the real Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge! The Royal Family, Kate's marriage to Prince William and baby gossip are always a great source of comedic material. With a proper British accent and a lovely fascinator headpiece Karen Brelsford's topical humour truly captures the personality of the newest member of the house of Windsor.

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cowboy bob

Spectacular and wonderfully visual, stilt walkers provide the 'wow' factor for any event Always larger then life, stilt walkers add an extra dimension - height! - to your function! Cowboy Bob is the perfect gentleman cowboy who will create a "darn" friendly atmosphere for your welcome reception! Dressed in his cowhide chaps, this mighty tall interactive character IS the perfect photo op.

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donna huber, shania twin

Donna Huber, as Shania Twin, is the most successful tribute act in Canada, the United States and Europe. She has had numerous TV appearances including a Nationwide CBS Special, and has featured in The National Post, CMT Magazine, and appeared on National Enquirer TV.
Even the real Shania Twain commented “I thought that was me!” Donna is the best ‘Shania Twain Tribute’ out there.

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duh hockey guys

"We are duh best. You suck. Dat’s becuase we have mad skills dat are not even comparabolic to anyones elses and we are so big and so good lookin’ too. Everybuddy wants dere photo wit us cuz we are so amazingly good looking and talented wit duh puck and smart wit stick handling and stuff. We always win duh games. Except when we lose. Or tie. Or if dere’s a rainout. We so good, y’know?"

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fear no ice

Fear No Ice is the world’s first and only performance ice sculpting company, created by Scott Rella, Kevin Roscoe and Peter Slavin. Since 1989 these champion ice sculptors have been competing and sculpting together all over the world. Together they have competed in over 10 world championships including the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway and Nagano, Japan. Their high impact, high energy show captures Canada’s True North.

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klondike kate

Entertainer Gillian Campbell wins the hearts of guests the world over as Klondike Kate, the dance hall singer from the Klondike Gold Rush Days. Gillian delights everyone with her slightly risqué patter and novelty songs, while dazzling one and all with her gorgeous, glittering gowns. Whenever Klondike Kate is on stage the room is filled with laughter.

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multi-cultural drum spectacular

The Multi-cultural Drum Spectacular is perfect for a short, colourful and dramatic opening to a opening business session or a high energy performance presented between courses during a gala dinner. The drum ensembles include First Nations Drummers showcasing Canada's Aboriginal culture plus the Chinese Lion Dance and a Japanese Drum Troupe celebrating Vancouver as the gateway to the Pacific Rim. The exciting percussion revue also includes Latin and Brazilian Drummers in addition to South Asian Dohl Drummers.

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national anthems

A stirring rendition of O Canada and/or The Star Spangled Banner is the perfect beginning to your business session.  In addition to being proper protocol the national anthems set a warm tone for any opening ceremony.   The Canadian National anthem is usually sung in both English and French giving international delegates a real sense of our country. Opening ceremonies can be enhanced with members of the RCMP and The Vancouver Police Pipe Band.

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peaks of performance

Peaks of Performance is an entertaining, inspirational and motivational musical revue featuring two dynamic singers and an energetic six member dance troupe. This choreographed high energy theatrical presentation showcases music and songs complementing the REACH FOR THE SUMMIT theme from classic songs like “Higher & Higher” by R&B Legend Jackie Wilson to today’s powerful pop tunes like “Try” by Pink.

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robyn & ryleigh,             country act

Sisters Robyn Gillespie and Ryleigh Gillespie are a talented emerging country/pop duo hailing from the serene setting of Langley, Canada. Their sound is a reflection of their country upbringing, their favourite musical influences, and traditional country acoustic elements blended with the energy of modern rock. Part mud, makeup, glamour and fun, Robyn & Ryleigh are authentic Canadian country girls!

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runaway lane

Runaway Lane is a fun, fast, rocking country act from Vancouver. Over the past few years the guys have performed at numerous major events including the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, Cloverdale Rodeo and The BC Lions Street Parties plus top C&W bars like Gabby’s & Roosters. Runaway Lane’s reputation for showmanship, big smiles, and great live performances continues to win over countless fans.

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the casablanca cowboys

This lively country western duo features Ron Thompson on guitar and Doug Thordarson on fiddle and vocals. The Casablanca Cowboys are famous for their pickin' and grinnin'. Since this act is acoustic, they are perfect for strolling and creating a festive atmosphere. A real taste of Canadiana!

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the rcmp "e" division pipe band

Based in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, the RCMP "E" Division Pipe Band was formed in April, 2006, and is the newest of the seven RCMP Pipe Bands currently active in Canada.The band is comprised of both police and civilian volunteers from throughout British Columbia, who have come together to share and showcase their musical talent, and to bring the community closer to its national police force.

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the new shackletons, country act

The New Shackletons are a high-energy, up-tempo, barn-burning trio, playing an endless retro rockabilly dance party of classic and contemporary music. Started out backing a number of artists on the BC country scene. They played festivals, weekly club residencies, and even barn dances. Realizing how well they performed together, the trio also performs classic country tunes and country-infused pop songs that they've coined "Rebel Country."

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the spirit song native indian revue

Spirit Song celebrates the heritage of Canada's aboriginal people. It is a colourful, authentic revue that showcases songs, dances and rituals of many different First Nations people. These traditional elements can be combined with high energy songs from contemporary Native artists.

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the eagle song native mask dancers

This colourful troupe has performed throughout B.C., across Canada, and internationally at cultural festivals in such countries as Switzerland, Taiwan, and Japan. They are well known for their presentations at the Hiwus Feast House on top of Grouse Mountain and have entertained many tourists with their beautiful mask dances. The dance group consists of elders and youth of the Squamish Nation.

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white thunder dance theatre

White Thunder Dance Theatre was founded in 1987 by Champion Hoop dancer Gary Abbott. The goal of the group is to promote First Nations culture within their own culture and with all cultures. The theatre troupe, based in Chilliwack BC, is made up of dancers from all over our province. They have traveled and performed throughout North America sharing their songs.

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talking stick ceremony

Elder Bob Baker is an articulate moving speaker whose prayer song and welcome address will create the perfect opening for your event. The Talking Stick is a ceremonial carving that has been used by the Native community for generations. The holder of the Talking Stick is respectfully given the right to address the tribe. As part of Bob Baker's welcome, he outlines the creatures carved into the Talking Stick and presents it to your MC or President.

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ta'kaiya blaney

Ta'Kaiya Blaney isn't your average 12 year old. Ta'Kaiya is an accomplished singer who is deeply passionate about ocean and marine life. "Shallow Waters" is one of 5 songs released by Ta'Kaiya to raise awareness about the environment. This talented Native singer/songwriter has been featured in CBC’s “The National”, spoken at the UN and sang at Vancouver’s Earth Summit. Ta'Kaiya Blaney’s passion for the Earth and her culture will be a wonderful addition to your conference.

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arnie leon, native flute player

Arnie Leon (Lek'hoosh) is a Sts'ailles First Nations artist who plays the traditional Native Flute. Flute playing has been a part of Aboriginal cultures from South America to the Arctic tundra. The flute was traditionally used in storytelling, courtship, healing and entertainment. Arnie creates a truly Canadian soundscape with his beautiful delicate sounds of the First Nations wooden flute.

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the tiller's folly celtic band

The Tiller's Folly performs a wonderful blend Canadian Celtic and Folk music that captures the spirit of British Columbia. Their songs tell stories from the early Voyageur days on the Mighty Fraser River to the exciting Gold Rush times of the early settlers and the early history of The B.C. Railway. Tiller's Folly will provide the perfect background music for a welcome reception or an engaging final night concert.

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the vancouver police pipe band

Bagpipers are an excellent way to capture the attention of your guests with great impact. Members from The Vancouver Police Pipe Band offer a colourful spectacle in full highland regalia that dazzle young and old alike. The bagpipes alone command everyone’s attention at the first drone, not to mention the magnificent detail of their uniforms and presence.

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