- Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 3pm
- Fred Penner
- Access Event Centre
- 111 Gilmour Street, Morden, Manitoba
It is with great pleasure to say that Fred Penner will be coming to Morden as part of his Christmas tour. Tickets on sale at Morden and Winkler Coop grocery stores.
Fred. Penner was born on November 6, 1946 in Winnipeg. At the early age of four, Penner began making up songs while travelling on the bus with his mother. He taught himself how to play the guitar when he was in grade school, and performed in school choirs and pageants. Through his experience with his sister Susan's Down Syndrome, he recognized the therapeutic value of music.
After graduating from the University, he spent time working with mentally and physically challenged children, using music to comfort and entertain. In 1977, he met choreographer and future wife Odette Heyn, with whom he started a children's dance theatre company. Penner accepted an offer to do a recording, which resulted in the album The Cat Came Back, which launched his career and established him as one of Canada's leading children's entertainers.
The release date for Penner's new album, Hear the Music with some well-known "guest" singers is 2017. Penner told the Calgary Journal in March 2012. " I am not planning on retiring any time soon. I still feel engaged and connected with the audience. ... As long as I can stay healthy and creative, what is the purpose of stopping? ... There are so many lovely aspects to what I do, that it continually fills me with joy and excitement and energy. I am constantly energized by my audience — wherever I might find them."