Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency

Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency

March 05, 2008 10:30 ET

HMCS Charlottetown to Welcome Aboard Canadian Performers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - The HMCS Charlottetown will receive a wave of Canadian entertainment in early March when the sailors welcome aboard the CF Show Tour. The Show Tour which is coordinated by the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA), heads to the Persian Gulf with a high energy tour developed by veteran CF Show Tour producer Ted Moseman.

Fresh off a previous Show Tour to CFS Alert in December, comedian Pete Zedlacher will have the troops laughing about his experiences at the Northern military base and his 2004 Show Tour trip to Kandahar.

Singers Ginette Genereux and Matt Minglewood, who also performed in show tours at CFS Alert, will be joined by Canadian country music sensation George Canyon and East Coast fiddler Alexis MacIsaac. You can bet that each performer will bring the house down with their upbeat performances. Vancouver-based Ginette Genereux will please the crowd with a variety of songs in both French and English, while Matt Minglewood will show off his impressive guitar skills and his unique sound.

Juno and Canadian Country Music Award winner, George Canyon, will have the troops on their feet with his popular country hits. Appointed Honourary Colonel for 14 Wing Greenwood, George Canyon continues to demonstrate his involvement and overwhelming support for the Canadian Forces.

Finally, fiddler Alexis MacIsaac will delight the troops with her music and dance influenced by Cape-Breton, Scottish and Irish traditions. The first-time Show Tour performer will demonstrate the skills she perfected while performing in the award-winning Riverdance production.

The CFPSA has a long tradition of providing show tours to CF members serving overseas and in isolated locations. Over the course of a six-month rotation, a CF Show Tour plays an important part in major operations and is always a big morale booster, bringing a small piece of Canada to deployed members.

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