Special Guests

  • Alan Longmuir — Founding Member of The Bay City Rollers
    S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT! When the Bay City Rollers were big, they were the biggest. For two years, everything they touched turned to gold, then platinum, then double platinum. The band sold 120 million records, generating income worth $8 billion in today's money and conquering the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Japan - everywhere. They were the world's biggest band since the Beatles. They were — and still are, in so many hearts — the ultimate boy band, the One Direction of their age. The Rollers — and their tartan uniform, worn by everyone and her sister — defined the era. For an shining period (nicknamed "Rollermania"), they were worldwide teen idols. The group's line-up featured numerous changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart John Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir. “Move Back” a 40th Anniversary Celebration for fans of the Bay City Rollers is happening this summer in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. This fan driven event takes place on June 26, 2016. The event commemorates the 40th anniversary of “Bay City Rollers Day” which happened on June 27, 1976. The event was meant to celebrate two of the Bay City Rollers albums going platinum. This celebration will begin with a fan “meet up” at Nathan Phillips Square in the afternoon, followed by an after party at the HOTEL with an acoustic performance by Bay City Rollers Founding member, Alan Longmuir, who will also be bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Festival play, AND I RAN WITH THE GANG as part of this 40th Anniversary Celebration.

  • Jason McCoy — Frontman for The Road Hammers
    As a 25 year veteran of the entertainment industry, and two time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Jason McCoy appears to be the king of reinvention. Growing up in the small town of Minesing Ontario, Jason admired the well-rounded artistry of classic entertainers Roger Miller and Johnny Cash, to Merle Haggard and Glen Campbell. Armed with a guitar and a dream, Jason set out at the age of 19 to follow his own path to stardom. As a Country Music Artist, he’s racked up multiple CCMA and CMA awards along with a Gold album. As creator and frontman of the highest selling band in Canadian Country Music history, The Road Hammers, Jason took on the Country Rock genre and guided the band to unprecedented success throughout Canada and the United States, picking up a platinum album, CCMA Band of the Year award, and a Juno along the way....but music is only part of the story. Ever engaging and entertaining, Jason has become a popular host on many fronts. From voicing the nationally syndicated Country Radio show ‘Sounds Canadian’, (2007-2010), to stepping in front of the camera as host of Smashtown (CMT Canada/USA), and two seasons of CMT’s Pet Heroes (2010/2011). The release of the album ‘Everything’, marked Jason’s first solo studio album since 2001, and spawned the top 10 hit, ‘She’s Good for Me’, as well as the title track ‘I’d Still Have Everything’. Equally comfortable behind the mic, or in front of the camera, Jason McCoy has reinvented himself time and again to become a bonafide all round ‘entertainer’. Jason continues to write and record music, and prizes the time he spends with his wife and two children at their home farm, just two miles from the small town of Minesing where it all began.
    *Jason will be hosting the Country Music Association Ontario Awards on May 30, for the 3rd time!

  • Pete Enns — Author of The Sin Of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs
    In his new book, The Sin of Certainty, Enns makes the case that the problem with the evangelical church is its preoccupation with the idea of “correct” and “proper” Christian thinking that dictates faith should be based on certainty, and that questioning or doubting church doctrine is not “safe” Christian conduct. Enns believes it’s time for Christians to think differently about faith. He argues that the religious systems we have constructed around our beliefs block us from questioning, wondering, and ultimately growing – in turn hindering us from having complete faith and trust in God to guide us in living a true Christian life. By exploring scripture and reflecting on his own journey, Enns reveals why thinking is good, and skepticism, questioning and debate does not mean a loss of belief but instead offers an opportunity to deepen religious conviction, courage, and confidence. In fact, he argues that God is not the enemy of questions but is often the one pushing us to grow deeper in our faith. The Sin of Certainty offers Christians the permission to move past the demand for certainty and to view their faith as a relationship with God. For those who have experienced their once rock-solid beliefs beginning to falter, Enns offers hope and guidance.

    *Dr Peter Enns (PhD, Harvard University) is the Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. David’s, PA. He has taught courses at several other institutions including Harvard University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He speaks at schools, churches, and seminars across the country and is a frequent contributor to journals and encyclopedias. He is the author of several books, including The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and The Problem of the Old Testament, The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins and The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously (with Marc Brettler and Daniel Harrington).

  • Sara R. Dormon — Author of If You’re a Christian and Everybody Likes You.... Something’s Wrong
    Sara Dormon is an author, counselor, mother, advocate and Christian. She is known to tell it like it is and in her most recent book, “If You’re a Christian and Everybody Likes You.... Something’s Wrong” she offers readers a self-reflective journey on what it means to be a Christian in today’s society. Sara is also the co-author of the book, “I’m Pregnant...Now What?” and “So You want to Adopt...Now What?” written with Ruth Graham and published by Regal Books. As an experienced and humorous speaker, Sara brings a refreshing and honest look at some very difficult issues from Christianity to adoption. She has been a speaker for the Ruth Graham & Friends ministry and has also spoken for pro-life, church groups and women’s organizations. Sara has served on the board of Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center, Ruth Graham and Friends Ministry and is currently on the board of Hope Pregnancy Center in Philadelphia.


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  • This Week's Recording Artist: Jen Lane
    Saskatoon-based recording artist Jen Lane has created what is thus far her most personal, most compelling, and most powerfully evocative album. This Life of Mine was produced by Vancouver multi-instrumentalist John MacArthur Ellis, and is a strong statement by an artist who is able to sing about life with great passion and depth. Jen’s previous releases garnered a lot of attention within the Canadian music scene. Her self-titled 2006 album and the 2010 follow-up, For The Night, generated buzz each time out with nominations for Western Canadian Music Awards. Jen has also performed many times at notable showcases including CMW, NXNE, OCFF, Prairie Scene, and 3 trips to SXSW. This Life of Mine finds Jen Lane in the exact place that she has always been meant to be; at the very heart of where country, roots, and folk music harmoniously intertwine. Jen Lane will is currently on a National CD release tour and just recently performed during Canadian Music Week.
    (*Accompanying Jen in studio is John Antoniuk, AKA www.smokekiller.com AKA her husband!)

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