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Doc Walker to Play Assiniboine Park on Friday

Doc Walker to Play Assiniboine Park on Friday

Doc Walker (HANDOUT)
Doc Walker (HANDOUT)

Manitoba country band Doc Walker is the next big act to perform at Assiniboine Park this summer.

The Portage la Prairie guys will take the stage at the Lyric Theatre this Friday at 8:30 p.m. for a free performance.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Doc Walker performing at Assiniboine Park,” said Trevor Clearwater, Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s director of park services. “This is definitely one of the highlights of the Red River Co-op Summer Entertainment Series this year and I know the band will draw a huge crowd out to the Park for the concert.”

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Doc Walker to Perform Free Show at Assiniboine Park

Doc Walker to Perform Free Show at Assiniboine Park

Doc Walker (HANDOUT)
Doc Walker (HANDOUT)

Canadian country music stars Doc Walker will perform a free concert at Assiniboine Park this summer.

The guys will rock the Lyric Theatre on Friday, July 12 at 8:30 p.m. as part of the 2013 Red River Co-op Summer Entertainment Series.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Doc Walker as a special feature act this season,” said Trevor Clearwater, director of park services. “They’re a fantastic band and I have no doubt that we’ll see record numbers of people at the park for this concert.”

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Doc Walker, Emerson Drive to Play MTS Centre

Doc Walker, Emerson Drive to Play MTS Centre

Emerson Drive performs at the 2011 Niverville Old Tyme Country Fair (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba’s own Doc Walker will co-headline an upcoming tour with fellow country band Emerson Drive.

The guys will play the RBC Theatre at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre on Monday, March 18 as part of the 2013 CMT Hitlist Tour with special guest Aaron Pritchett.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 3 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $39.50 and $49.50.

The 14-city tour will begin in Vancouver on March 6.

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Doc Walker Nominated for Four CCMAs

Doc Walker Nominated for Four CCMAs

By Sarah Klein

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Manitoba country rockers Doc Walker have been nominated for four awards at the 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards in September.

Handed out in Saskatoon, the awards recognize Canadian country musicians and industry.

Besides the Portage la Prairie-raised trio, Dauphin’s Countryfest is nominated for country festival, fair or exhibition of the year. Casinos of Winnipeg’s Kelly Berehulka and Dauphin’s Countryfest’s Rob Waloschuk are nominated for talent buyer of the year, while Winnipeg-based Paquin Entertainment is up for booking agency of the year.

The hardware will be presented September 30.

Tickets to Doc Walker Concert on Sale Thursday

Tickets to Doc Walker Concert on Sale Thursday

Doc Walker (HANDOUT)

Manitoba’s own Doc Walker will be heading to Winnipeg this December for a show at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre.

As previously announced, the Manitoba band will play the Pantages on Saturday, December 3 as part of their Are You With Me Tonight? Tour 2011. The tour begins in November in St. John’s, NL and heads west from there.

Tickets to the upcoming concert go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.

The 2011 CCMA Award nominees will showcase their catalogue of greatest hits during the holiday season, including a new Christmas set list and songs off of their new album, 16&1.

Tickets are $46.75 at Ticketmaster.

Clear Lake Rocks Out with Manitoba Homecoming Party

Clear Lake Rocks Out with Manitoba Homecoming Party

CLEAR LAKE, Man. — Ghosts and goblins don’t usually appear until late October, but in Clear Lake over the weekend, an exception was made.

Children ran up and down the streets of Wasagaming, Manitoba on Saturday collecting candy as part of Manitoba Homecoming 2010’s weekend celebrations.

Stores and restaurants in the downtown area handed out sugary treats to anyone dressed up in a costume for “Boo in the Park” — adults excluded, of course. The New Chalet hotel drew the most attention for their makeshift cemetery display, complete with a fogging machine and freshly-dug grave sites.

Further down Wasagaming Drive, it was shoulder to shoulder foot traffic as tourists wandered in and out of shops under sunny skies and mild August temperatures. Washington, Minnesota, Alberta, B.C., and Ontario — just some of the out-of-province licence plates that lined the street on Saturday.

The highlight of the evening was the spectacular concert put on my Winnipeg songstress Sierra Noble and Portage la Prairie’s Doc Walker. By early Saturday morning, crews were setting up the stage in the lakefront park, testing lights and performing sound check. Mere hours later, eager fans were already setting up their lawn chairs front and centre on the grass.

By 7 p.m. the show was underway and it was a challenge to find a foot that wasn’t tapping to the beat. Sierra Noble took the stage first and engaged the crowd in a conversation about her admiration for Folklorama. After getting her feel for the audience and becoming set in her groove, Noble performed a stellar rendition of The Beatles’ “Day Tripper,” who she introduced as four guys from England whom you may know as The Beatles.

Noble ended her set with an extended fast-paced song on the fiddle, which she is known for more than her singing. “I want everybody to get up,” she belted, as the laid back audience made up of both young and old fans stood up from their lawn chairs.

Following what was an energizing opening act, Noble urged those in attendance to stick around and meet her in the nearby bandstand gazebo, even if it was a small plug to go and buy her CD. Money definitely well spent for those who took her up on the offer.

As the crowd stretched and walked around during a 35-minute intermission while Doc Walker prepared to go on, the sun began to set on what couldn’t have been a more perfect day in Riding Mountain National Park.

The stage lights were brought up again at around 8:30 p.m. as Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw and Murray Pulver greeted the fans who were cheering the band’s name for several minutes before they appeared.

While the atmosphere was more relaxed for Sierra Noble, the crowd clearly came for Doc Walker, as it was standing room only for most of the show as bright LCD screens could be seen above heads as pictures from every angle were being snapped.

And it wouldn’t be a Doc Walker concert without hearing their smash hit, That’s All. Even if you aren’t a country music fan, or aren’t familiar with the genre, you would have recognized the song from the air play it received, which helped the band pick up five CCMAs in 2008 for their album Beautiful Life.

Organizers on scene estimated about 5,000 people were in attendance, which Parks Canada says is the most people Clear Lake has seen in recent memory. With so many people converging on what’s normally a quiet resort town, parking was hard to come by. The main strip was full by 11 a.m., and overflow spots were being taken advantage of, including some creative, yet not so legal, parking jobs.

The three days of events at Clear Lake began Friday, and organizers did a fantastic job of every bit of it. Both Parks Canada and Manitoba Homecoming 2010 were running as well-oiled machines to make sure everyone was having a fun time. On the crime front, the RCMP weren’t reporting any major incidents, as additional officers were brought in from surrounding detachments to handle crowd control.

Following a rash of vandalism in the Wasgaming town site on August 12, including smashed store windows and an overturned Parks Canada electric vehicle, there was a subdued, peaceful feeling over the weekend, in what many considered the last big hurrah of the summer.

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Manitoba Homecoming Invades Clear Lake This Weekend

Manitoba Homecoming Invades Clear Lake This Weekend

Riding Mountain National Park is the place to be this weekend, as the town of Wasagaming and Manitoba Homecoming 2010 present three days of family-oriented events.

The highlight of the weekend will be a free outdoor concert featuring Manitoba acts Doc Walker and Sierra Noble on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Leading up to what’s sure to be a stellar performance, organizers are planning a whole range of events to keep visitors occupied.

Check out what’s happening below:

Friday, August 20
10 a.m. — Grasshopper Valley Hike*
2 p.m. — Interpreter in Action Station: Escarpment Dept.
7 p.m. — Bear-in’ it All Campfire: Wasagaming Campground Campfire Circle
7 p.m. — The Merry Woodmen: Bandstand

Saturday, August 21
10 a.m. — George Creek Hike*
Boo in the Park — Halloween Activities for the whole family.
Activities include:
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Trick or Treating / Haunted House
1 p.m. and 5 p.m. — Kids Game Stations / Hay Rides / Blow Up Bouncer

2 p.m. — Interpreter in Action Station: Rolling River Fire Olympics
7 p.m. — Songs of Riding Mountain Campfire
7 p.m. — Doc Walker and Sierra Noble

Sunday, August 22
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Sandcastle Building Contest (Register with Friends of RMNP)
10 a.m. — Historical Sunday Stroll*
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Face Painting: Bandstand
2 p.m. — Great Grassland Adventure Puppet Show: Playground
7 p.m. — Call of the Wild Car Caravan*
9:30 p.m. — Dusk Discoveries: Black Bears: Wasagaming Campground

*Register at the Visitor Centre. Fees apply.

Environment Canada is calling for temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s this weekend in Clear Lake.

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Doc Walker Makes History with First 3D Concert in Canada

Doc Walker Makes History with First 3D Concert in Canada

Manitoba country rockers Doc Walker made history Tuesday night by recording the first concert in 3D ever to be produced in Canada.

The show was put on by CMT and filmed by Wealth Media 3D in Kelowna, B.C. for an upcoming broadcast/DVD/live CD taping.

According to music director (and Winnipeg native) Troy Scott at the Q 103.1, the DVD will be out sometime in October of this year. “It was epic,” Scott said of the show he emceed. “We had thousands of people show up for the free show and the guys killed.” The group is said to have even performed a Manitoba medley.

Doc Walker currently has the #1 song on CMT right now, “I’m Going to Make You Love Me,” from their current CD ‘GO.’

Besides CMT, the 3D broadcast will also air on WealthTV in the U.S.