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BPAC Presents


Indigenous Collaborations
featuring Sultans of String & Friends
sultans of string

Award-winning First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists performing with JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String, WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE is a musical multimedia event unlike any other! In support of the Gord Downie / Chanie Wenjack Fund.

This performance brings the magic of collaboration to the stage, with award-winning First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists from across Turtle Island / Canada joined by BILLBOARD charting 3x JUNO Award nominees and 3x CFMA winners Sultans of String!

From Métis fiddling to an East Coast Kitchen Party, from Rumba to Rock, to the drumming of the Pacific Northwest, experience the beauty and diversity of musicians onstage with Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk of the Métis Fiddler Quartet, Ojibwe/Finnish Singer-Songwriter Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan), and Coast Tsm’syen Elder and Singer-Songwriter Shannon Thunderbird, as well as virtual guests on the big screen, including Dr. Duke Redbird, the Northern Cree Pow Wow group, and more!

The songs beautifully reveal the depths of contemporary Indigenous experience and music, expressed in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, and Final Report that asks that Indigenous and non-Indigenous people work together as an opportunity to show a path forward.

Special Guest:

Tom WilsonTom Wilson

Tom Wilson/Lee Harvey Osmond, is a Canadian music legend, famed storyteller and visual artist. His extensive career and tireless efforts as a musician has bestowed upon him numerous nominations and awards from the Hamilton Music Awards to the Polaris Prize to the Juno Awards, including certified gold and platinum records.

Tom Wilson’s songwriting has seen his works recorded by and with artists such as; Sarah McLachlan, City and Colour, Jason Isbell, Colin James, Lucinda Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mavis Staples, The Rankin Family, as well as his own bands Junkhouse, and Canadian treasure, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

Wilson’s memoir, Beautiful Scars published by Penguin/Random House has become a national bestseller. The paperback edition was released in October 2019.

In support of the Downie Wenjack Fund



Sponsored by:
Mending the Chasm

Dates & Times

Sun Oct 22, 2023 at 7pm


Main Theatre

Ticket Prices

Regular: $39.50 – $59.50 (All-in)
Member: $34.50 – $54.50 (All-in)