Music has always been something that I’ve had a special bond with. Like many of life’s great joys, it has a unique way of uniting people over shared emotions and experiences. Not many people know this, but I grew up playing a few instruments. Music was a way to escape and also taught me discipline, whether it was through music classes in school (where I played the alto saxophone) or ten years of piano lessons at home. I also had a brief stint taking vocal lessons to pursue my dreams of being a pop star, but that’s another story.
Growing up in a small town, I would always envy the larger metropolitan cities across Canada and their access to vibrant creative community, including some of the world’s biggest entertainers and musical artists. The few opportunities that I had to see acts like Britney Spears or the Backstreet Boys (gosh, I miss the 90’s) were absolutely surreal experiences. Pop icons in the living flesh! Breathing the same air as me! Needless to say, they’re memories that I will never forget.
Thankfully, one lucky small town will have the opportunity to bring a big act to them! I’ve partnered up with my friends over at AIR MILES to help them spread the word about DETOUR, a new music program launched by the AIR MILES Reward Program in conjunction with Live Nation. They’re bringing Grammy Award winner, Meghan Trainor, to a small community in Canada that embodies the spirit and passion of music. Those communities include: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Morin-Heights, Quebec; Mulmur, Ontario; Nelson, British Columbia and Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.
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