Jake Chenier (jakechenier.com)
No matter how the day begins, I find my spirit lifted after sharing songs with a young crowd eager to sing along. Children are the most honest audience you can find.
—Jake Chenier, entertainer
Forget nap time! The Imagine series at Winnipeg's public libraries features children's entertainers throughout August. From Ryan Price's magical journey through imagination in books, to Aaron Burnett's songs about Canadian animals, to Jake Chenier's energy-infused songs for all ages, there's something for everyone.
While Aaron Burnett and Ryan Price have been pleasing one and all, from large to small since the beginning of August, Jake Chenier starts his first summer library show on Monday.
He says he feels fortunate to have found his calling in playing music for children. "No matter how the day begins, I find my spirit lifted after sharing songs with a young crowd eager to sing along. Children are the most honest audience you can find."
Chenier's show includes storytelling, sing-alongs and onstage audience participation. Here's a sample:
For more information about these free shows, contact the Winnipeg Public Library.
Jake Chenier: all performances 2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20 - Munroe Library
Tuesday, August 21 - Charleswood Library
Wednesday, August 22 - West Kildonan Library
Thursday, August 23 - Louis Riel Library
Monday, August 27 - St. Vital Library
Tuesday, August 28 - West End Library
Wednesday August 29 - Saint-Boniface Library
Thursday, August 30 - Cornish Library
Aaron Burnett: all performances 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 17 - Westwood Library
Saturday, August 18 - Sir William Stephenson Library
Thursday August 23 - Pembina Trail Library
Ryan Price - all performances 2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20 - Pembina Trail Library