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BPAC Presents

MAESTRO FRESH WES

YOUNG MAESTRO

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Wes “Maestro” Williams is a Juno Award-winning Hip Hop artist, Tedx Presenter and a Gemini Award-nominated actor.  In 2019 he became the first Hip Hop artist inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and his albums have reached gold and platinum status.

Released under the pseudonym of Maestro Fresh Wes, his debut album Symphony in Effect was the first Canadian Rap album to reach gold and platinum certification.

As an actor, Wes has been in several film and television productions including 8 seasons on CBC’s award-winning sitcom Mr. D where he played the role of teacher/ vice-principal Paul Dwyer.

His first book, STICK TO YOUR VISION: How to Get Past the Hurdles and Haters to Get Where You Want to Be, was the recipient of the 2011 White Pine Literary Award and was also implemented in the curriculum of the Adult Learning Program at Nova Scotia Community College.  Not only was the book mandatory reading for grade 10 students, but Wes also received an honorary diploma at the NSCC’s Akerley Campus for his contribution to the Province of Nova Scotia.

He has been a guest speaker for the Governor General of Canada’s Urban Arts Forum and has also participated in round table discussions on Parliament Hill regarding the subject of race relations.

He supports several charitable organizations like Special Olympics, Covenant House, Battered Women’s Support Services and The African Aids Society.

“After hearing Wes present, the passion that he exuded while he spoke really set my mind to continue to support my students’ learning and help guide them in promoting positive behaviors and goals that will continue long into their adult lives. Wes’ ability to captivate the audience was effortless and he spoke with such confidence that anyone would feel motivated to continue through any challenges that may be bestowed upon them. I truly feel that Wes has found yet another niche in life and with no question he should continue on this path of success.”

-Teacher, Clark Boulevard, P.S. Brampton

“Let us not forget how our everyday actions, attitudes, and words impact students…Wes Williams helped us turn that magic switch back on! Inspiring, and most importantly highly engaging. The students were focused, attentive, and very appreciative of his words of inspiration. Wes allowed our young people an opportunity to believe in themselves, their abilities and set goals for success in the future. His brilliant artistic ability enhances the presentation and allowed for some amazing moments of entertainment while delivering a powerful message of inspiration to the students. One of our best assemblies to date…students want him back!”

-Principal, Iona Catholic Secondary School

Recommended audience: Grades K-6

Curriculum Connections:
•  Using music to instill self confidence
•  Music to foster a positive classroom environment
•  Music to promote self-awareness, personal growth, & leadership skills
•  Goal setting

Dates & Times

Fri Feb 21, 2025 at 10am
Fri Feb 21, 2025 at 12:30pm

Venue

Main Theatre

Ticket Prices

Regular: $10 (All-in)

Study Guide

Study Guide Coming Soon