Join us for a very special evening of heart-felt songs and exquisite vocal harmonies led by the talented Aspen Switzer and company.
Aspen Switzer’s pure and powerful voice sets her apart and brings meaning to the subtle poetry found in her lyrics. Her influences range from folk to country to bluegrass to rock and jazz –but she has evolved a style that is all her own. Aspen has played venues internationally in England, Hungary and domestically from Victoria to Charlottetown. In 2009 she crossed Canada with her solo one-woman show “Take You With Me”and made appearances at Fringe Festivals in Montréal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Victoria. Her second studio album, “humble but bearing no apology”, won two awards for best Folk/Traditional Recording of the year and best Roots/World Recording and was also chosen as a finalist for three awards at the 2009 BC Interior Music Awards
Aspen is not just a great singer, she is a performer: effortlessly building a rapport with her audience from the moment she steps on stage and leaving everyone captivated with her humour, authenticity and humanity. Her shows are reflective, funny and beautiful.
Aspen took a break from touring and recording to complete her Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree at Capilano University and now specializes in working as a music therapist with those coping with serious illness, grief and loss. She returns to her art wiser, more fulfilled and balanced. Her new material reflects her experience of working deeply with people from all walks of life and integrates her own experiences with those she touches in her work.
Dr. Heather Mohan
Not too many people know that long before Camp Kerry Heather earned her first degree in music therapy. She has taught hundreds of students over the years and incorporates music therapy in nearly all of the programs provided by the Camp Kerry Society.
Alexina is an accredited music therapist who has been with the Camp Kerry Society since 2014. She is both a valued member of our therapy team and a passionate supporter of “Synergy”, our compassionate community choir.
Meg has been with Camp Kerry since the beginning. She is an accredited music therapist and an exceptionally talented musician who’s voice has been said to be angelic. Originally from Cape Breton Island, Meg’s outgoing personality and musical abilities never fail to wow and captivate audiences.
An introduction to Music Therapy as never seen before on Vancouver Island! All proceeds from this event will go to provide grief and loss supports for Vancouver Island children and youth through the Camp Kerry Society.
Aspen Switzer writes with honesty, courage and wit. She stands on stage and she enchants. Not in a cutesy way, but with guts and sweetness and grit, and yes, love.
The Day Of
Whether you want to come alone or bring a few friends or family members, all are welcome! Doors open at 7:00PM, so suggest you arrive early if you intend to purchase your tickets at the door.
Date: 29 June 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Char’s Landing, Port Alberni, BC
Tickets: $20 Online or $25 at the door
If you’re coming from out of town then might we suggest spending a couple of nights. Port Alberni is located on the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations traditional territory and is surrounded by a vast network of hiking and biking trails that are absolutely pristine. Not to mention, local attractions like Cathedral Grove Old Growth Forest, the Historic McLean’s Mill, and Sproat Lake – one of the cleanest and warmest lakes in British Columbia.