Renowned kids performer coming to Wetaskiwin

Fred Penner’s free show will be in the Drill Hall Mar. 16

The Wetaskiwin Early Years Coalition is pleased to announce Fred Penner, Children’s Music Performer, will be performing for free in the Wetaskiwin Drill Hall on Saturday, March 16th, 2019.

Fred Penner is notable for his CBC children’s program Fred Penner’s Place and being nominated for a Juno Award for Children’s Album of the Year four times. His songs, “Sandwiches” and “The Cat Came Back” are well known by many who have enjoyed his music. Fred Penner has never performed in Wetaskiwin. It is a great pleasure to welcome him and his duo stage partner, Paul O’Neill to our city.

Fred Penner uses music and song to entertain and educate his young audience. He is a supporter and promoter of children and a keynote speaker noted for saying “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.” The Wetaskiwin Early Years Coalition is hosting Fred Penner not only for amazing family entertainment but to also emphasize the importance of the early years. Early childhood experiences can directly have lifelong outcomes. Let’s give our children the best we can, especially in their early years.

The Coalition wishes to spread the awareness and importance of the foundations of health and well-being of young children, families and caregivers in the County of Wetaskiwin, City of Wetaskiwin and Town of Millet. Investing in your child’s early years will result in lifelong healthier outcomes for your child, and people in the community. We hope young children, parents and caregivers from Wetaskiwin, County and Millet will enjoy the Fred Penner Concert.

Tickets will be released mid January 2019. The Coalition will make tickets available at specific locations to highlight the family resources in the community and to thank our sponsors. To get your free tickets, please visit the Manluk Centre, Wetaskiwin Parent Link Centre, Millet Library, ATB Financial, CHIPS and your local preschool. Please note: THERE ARE NO LONGER TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS (EXCEPT CHIPS AND MILLET LIBRARY) Maximum five tickets per family (unless you have more than three children). Tickets are limited at these locations, For anyone who couldn’t get tickets for your family, there is an EventBrite release of tickets February 16th one month before the concert. Everyone should have a chance to see Fred Penner!

The Coalition wouldn’t be able to make this possible without the help of community sponsors and donors. Thank you ATB Financial, Best Western Wayside Inn and County FCSS for supporting the Fred Penner Concert. In order to make this event the best for families, we are open to more donations and sponsorships from our community.

For more information contact the Wetaskiwin Early Years Coalition 780-352-7257, email or on

-Submitted by Wetaskiwin Early Years Coalition

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