Performing Arts

Brian Tremblay

I am a singer/songwriter in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. I write in a country, folk and blues style in the traditions of the outlaw country artists of past history. My songs are stories of life, love, heartache, and the world around us.

I’m also a photographer and visual artist. My work has been shown from Vancouver to Nova Scotia and hung in many private collections.

World Cultural Dance

A diversified group in Thunder Bay who performs, learns and shares cultural dances and music from around the world.

Through festivals, shows, private events and community events, this group acknowledges there love for dance and commits to share in the community to bring all together inclusively.

Whether it be Bellydance, Bollywood, Flamenco, Iranian dance and more, they find a way to learn and share.

Jake Vasseur

Guitarist for metal band The Sleepless.

Songwriter for solo instrumental acoustic act A New You.

Lynn Blunt

As a singer/songwriter/performer  I use the warm tones in my voice to carry my audience along in my stories and transport them to another place and time. A journey through life and love. Audience members are touched with the heart felt words in my songs and how easily they can relate to the stories and characters.

Although some songs are based on true events and people, many come from my imagination and may have some life experience inter-woven into their fabric.

My music allows people to feel what life is all about and how to go from beginning to end gracefully. It is hoped my music brings people peace and joy when they listen to it.


Candice Irwin

Candice Irwin is a queer Mnidoo Mnising-based dance maker, producer, educator and writer. Her work is founded on a desire to encourage connection with oneself, environment and community through the sharing of stories. To achieve this goals her projects frequently involve collaboration with her local community and artists in other disciplines. Candice’s choreographic work has been presented across Canada most notably at the Annual Alberta Dance Festival, NextFest, SummerWorks Performance Festival and Dance Matters. As a performer, she has had the privilege of working with artist including Anandam Dancetheatre, Peggy Baker, Blue Ceiling Dance, Expect Theatre, Ismailova Theatre of Dance, Kaeja d’Dance, Keiko Kitano and random acts of dance performance. She is also a frequent contributor to publications such as The Dance Current and a freelance arts producer. When not creating or performing, Candice can be found teaching body-inclusive, creativity-centre dance classes across Manitoulin Island under her company Body Stories Dance:

Fringe North Festival

Fringe North is an annual festival located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Although primarily focused on theatre, Fringe North has expanded to be a multi-arts experience!

Including both live and digital presentations, Fringe North is committed to accessible, affordable arts experiences for all.

Education and mentorship are a big part of what we do, and our priority is building safe(r)/brave(r) spaces and communities for artists, creators, and supporters.

Traditional Medicines/Singer – Songwriter

I harvest, prepare traditional medicines as passed down to me by my parents and other elders. I will be marketing the first product, used traditionaly to treat arthritis, inflammation and pain in the near future and will be adding other products used traditionally for immune support, colds, fever, skin ailments, as well as some forms of cancer, as the business grows.

I am also a singer/songwriter. I write about the legends of the people and places of our homeland and culture.

Nico See – Musician/Songwriter

Nico Mario Chartrand, was raised in the town of Temiskaming Shores, Ontario. By the age of 8 he has had taught himself to play the guitar by ear. Nico has a very strong musical background and impressive resume which includes; studying under the mentorship of WU-TANG CLAN associates while part of the Music Industry Arts and Performance program at Centennial College, Toronto. Forming an RnB/Rap group that was signed to ATTACK MUSIC GROUP under Platinum Award winning record producer Mark S. Berry. And in 2022, co-writing with the songwriters behind the classic 1993 film “Cool Runnings. This collaboration was featured in the official anthem for the Jamaican Bobsled Team during the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing which aired internationally. Nico recently reconnected with former bandmates from Highschool, this team created his current backing band who he is now performing with.

Brad Martel – Musician/Songwriter

Brad Martel is an audio engineer, singer-songwriter and drummer residing in Timmins, Ontario. His most unique quality is the fact that his 3 interests have aligned in a way where they are all active and feeding off each other at the same time. As an audio engineer, he has recorded and mixed music, live concerts, and occasionally sound for TV. As a singer-songwriter he has performed many shows of original music and bar cover songs, mainly in the Timmins and Ottawa areas. And finally, Brad has nearly two decades and counting of experience playing drums for many Timmins bands in his youth, as well as many Ottawa bands when he moved away as a young adult. Brad decided to move back to his Northern hometown in 2021 to pursue life as a solo acoustic artist and sound engineer.

Chandel Gambles – Theatre/Public Speaker

As a graduate of L’École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq, University of Guelph, and Queen’s University, Chandel has worked in Canada and abroad on various multidisciplinary shows, supporting projects both onstage and off. She has received Prix Rideau Award Nominations for acting in, The Financier (Odyssey Theatre), and Venus in Fur (Plosive Productions). As an OCT certified teacher, specializing in Artist in Community Education, Chandel teaches theatre, movement, puppetry and public speaking workshops to young students as well as adults. Chandel is currently independently developing new theatrical creations in Northern Ontario, while also supporting the national artistic community through her work with CAPACOA, and as a volunteer programmer for Pied Piper Kidshows.