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  • Noah Zacharin
    Noah Zacharin has been called "a stunning stylistic boundaries" (Holger Peterson, CBC, Stony Plain Records), "a wonderful songwriter and performer" (Paul Mills, Borealis Records), "a poet, a songwriter, a singer we have been waiting for" (the late Penny Lang), "a great guitarist/ singer/ songwriter...a wonderfully musical player" (Randy Finney, Founder TFGA), "in a league of his own" (Brian Gladstone, Founder and AD Winterfolk Festival), "one of the best songwriters this country has produced" (the late great Rick Fielding, recording artist, radio host), and "deserving to be mentioned in the same breath with names such as James Taylor and David Wilcox" (Minor 7th).


    **AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.

Special Guests

  • Ann Shin — Director, Filmmaker and Producer (The Superfood Chain)
    Ann is a multiple award-winning Producer, Director and New Media Producer for CBC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, History Channel, PBS, and Fine Living Network. Her credits include: Turning Points of History, History Channel’s longest running series to date; Sunday morning Live, (CBC); The Heat with Mark McEwen (Food Network); TheFour Seasons Mosaic (CBC), Gemini nominee for Best Performance Doc; and Chris Award-winning The Roswell Incident. Her films and series have been broadcast in territories across the globe and won numerous awards. Her latest cross-platform project The Defector film and interactive won 3 Canadian Screen Awards and was selected into 20 international film festivals including SXSW, Hotdocs, IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Thessaloniki Film Festival and was sold in multiple territories. My Enemy, My Brother, the short film, was the 5-time winner of Best Short Documentary at international film festivals, including Traverse City Film Festival, Grand Prize Winner of the Best Shorts Humanitarian Awards, the Sepanta Award for Best Short Film, and was shortlisted for a 2016 Academy Award. The New York Times Op-Docs selected My Enemy, My Brother, the short film, and it was recently nominated for a 2016 News & Documentary Emmy Award. Ann Shin holds a Master of Arts Degree from University of Toronto in English Literature, as well as a Bachelor of Honours degree from University of Toronto in Anthropology and Literature.

  • Melanie Wood — Filmmaker, Producer, Storyteller
    Melanie Wood is the series creator, producer and director of Living in HOpe. Her work pursues themes that are both universal and deeply personal, such as School of Secrets, about girls who were instructed to keep silent about their sexual relationship with a teacher; Liberia ’77, about brothers returning to the war-ravaged land of their child-hood; and Shut Up & Say Something, a son’s journey to find a relationship with a father he never knew, featuring performer and poet Shane Koyczan. Drawing on experience from previous films, and her own family experience with mental illness, Melanie felt ready to take on this film in four parts: Living in HOpe.

  • Michael Lafleur — Pastor, FilmMaker, Producer, Founder of Trinity Flix
    Michael Lafleur is a Christian leader, husband and father of 3 young adult daughters, an ordained minister, visual storyteller and ‘jazz’ theologian, an avid sports fan, movie lover and student of popular culture who helps people of all ages to experience the Trinitarian life and love of God personally and express it more fully within every sphere of life. As Executive Director of Transformation Prayer Ministries and THE INFUSION NETWORK for the past 22 years, Michael’s core passion is to inspire and empower people everywhere to become fully alive by knowing the heart of the Father, revealed in the face of Jesus through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. He also partners with others to see the Body of Christ unite relationally and cooperate strategically in city-church networks around the GTA. Michael serves as prophetic voice to leaders, congregations and organizations, bringing a fresh understanding of what the Incarnation means for our lives and God’s missional call to make everything new in creation.

  • David O’Leary — Consultant, Investment Specialist, Host of Impact Investing Podcast
    In cliché fashion, my life was transformed when I met a girl. I know, boy meets girls, how original! But her influence led me to take a six-week sabbatical from my job on Bay Street to spend 6 weeks volunteering in Sierra Leone with a large INGO learning about their work with microfinance. The trip was an emotional roller coaster that left me, at once, angry, sad, inspired, and motivated to do something about the poverty I had witnessed. I didn’t realize it then, but 2 years later I would move to South Africa and 4 years after that I would quit my job in institutional finance entirely to pursue my passions. While there are several causes that are very close to my heart, my primary life principle is that I want to use my skills and resources to effect as much positive change as possible. This ultimately led me to found Kind Wealth. During my 20 years working in finance, I came to see the many ways the industry is set up to benefit the shareholders of these firms; sometimes at the expense of clients. Kind Wealth is my attempt to offer the kind of service I would have wanted myself. I also want to help Canadians who want to manage their money in a way that matches their values. I received a BA in English Literature from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Rotman School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. I also completed level 1 of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. And several years ago I completed a certificate course from MIT via the EdX online learning platform on the Challenges of Global Poverty. On a personal note, I’m a passionate feminist (I became one the day I had my first daughter) and am deeply committed to eradicating global poverty. When I’m not running Kind Wealth I also serve as Director of Impact Investing at World Vision Canada and sit on the board of Parker P Consulting; a social enterprise helping organizations of all shapes and sizes achieve gender equity.

  • Steve Norton — Pastor, Storyteller, Podcaster and Film Aficionado
    Steve Norton is a husband, father and pastor of youth and community outreach in Scarborough, ON. He's passionate about seeing the justice of God's kingdom in our city. He's also one of the founders of ScreenFish, where he loves to start conversations around the stories of our culture through podcasting, reviews and interviews that speak to deeper truths.


  • Alli Worthington — Author of THE YEAR OF LIVING HAPPY: Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World
    How would your life be different if you were just a bit happier every day for a year? What would you do to enjoy life just a little more day by day? Take your first step toward increased happiness with The Year of Living Happy: Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World by Alli Worthington. You do your best to live life well—you work hard to be present in the moment, take care of the people in your life, knock it out of the park at work and home. And yet somehow, you still have days (perhaps more than you'd like to admit) where you're simultaneously stressed and bored, and you wonder if you even know how to be happy. Is happiness a worthy goal? Does happiness matter to God, or does He only care about holier things? Alli Worthington gets it. As a wife, mother of five boys, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, she knows a thing or two about being busy, stressed, and happy in the midst of a crazy world! Over the years, she's seen how happiness gets a bad rap in Christian circles, and now she is standing up to shout the good news from the roof (or the internet, as the case may be): You are allowed to be happy! Yes, you! You can be happy right now! Get rid of the common Christian misconception that happiness is somehow not holy, and grasp God’s intention for His children—that happiness and holiness can coexist for a beautiful life. Join Alli for The Year of Living Happy: Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World and find the roots of your happiest life yet! With 100 inspirational devotions, beautiful art, and journaling pages throughout, this gorgeous devotional offers practical ways to make your life happier day by day. Don’t miss the great big beautiful adventure God has for you right in your own life. Let this be The Year of Living Happy!