Spotlight Brunch ft Travis Matthews, Sara Gannon & Julia DolejsiMonday, April 15 2019
Station on Jasper, iMac Management and Rhea March are very pleased to feature:
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Julia Dolejsi
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Sara Gannon
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Travis Matthews
in the SATURDAY, SPOTLIGHT BRUNCH SERIES #2.
ALL the Artists donate their time and performance in supporting the Children’s Wish Foundation of Edmonton.
Julia is 13 years old and lives in Two Hills, Alberta. Julia loves to make people laugh and when she isn’t singing she can be found on the soccer field or in the swimming pool. Julia has always been drawn to music. About 4 years ago, she discovered her voice and a love for performing. Julia has had the opportunity to sing at several community events, the Edmonton and Camrose Festival of Trees, both the Sherwood Park and the Provincial music festival and as a semi finalist on ATB Financial’s homegrown Talent Stage at Big Valley Jamboree. She has met so many great people along the way and is excited to continue her journey!
My name is Sara Gannon – Arnott and I am 17 years old. I was born on February 5th, 2002, in Edmonton Alberta. Currently, I live with my Mom, Dad, Brother, and extremely laid-back dog Tiberius. I am in grade eleven, though it scares me to think that my high school days are coming to an end. I have been an honor student throughout my school years, receiving an honors of distinction award, a “Faith, Leadership, Dedication” award and a “Best in my year Spanish” award all for my achievements last year. In the future, I plan on taking a route into Med School to become a surgeon, of course my dream being to have a successful career in music while still getting a medical degree on the side.
Family is very important to me as I have buckets full of younger cousins and a family like no other (though that’s probably what everyone says). My family is my core and my roots, what grounds me down and what keeps me going in times that are tough and times that are joyful in every way. My relatives and I are very close, an aspect of my life that sometimes I feel I take for granted.
Throughout my life my parents have taught my brother and I that learning and developing a true understanding for the world comes with experience. When I was younger, I didn’t really understand where they were coming from. It wasn’t until about five years ago when we started to travel world-wide did my eyes open to the depth of people’s lives outside of my own. Travels through England, France, Italy, Spain, Monaco, and Iceland captured my love for Europe as I now dream of a house in the country side of Oxford or owning a Café on the outskirts of Sicily. We then brought some of our attention towards Asia as we flew the long journey to Vietnam. Staying in homesteads, backpacking through Sapa Valley, and caving in the dense jungle gave us a real taste for adventure. Recently, my family has travelled through Nicaragua, Honduras, which included getting certified in scuba diving. Last summer, sight-seeing in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa engulfed us in a new world of culture and diversity.
Music has been in my life since I was very young as multiple members of my family play instruments or sing. Throughout the years I have picked up playing piano and trombone, taking piano lessons for eight years and being in my school band for two. About four months ago I began guitar lessons, and though I like to think I am Brian May, that dream is VERY far from being true. When I was 9 years old, I began taking voice lessons with the incredibly talented Ruth Blais. Throughout my years of having such a talented coach by my side, turning now into a wonderful friendship as well, my love for not only music but singing has sky rocketed. Ruth really opened my eyes to the possibilities I could reach and ways in which my voice could move and change. With much hard work and lots of fun, we have been able to get closer and closer to what we hope to achieve in the near future as my voice continues to develop and learn.
I have had multiple experiences in the past performing for the public and currently am planning ways in which I can promote myself more. I have performed many times at Century Casino, as well as made an appearance at “La Ronde” Restaurant downtown on jazz night. I have been in two plays, as well as sung in front of my high school for events. I am currently in a Foote Theater School program at the Citadel Theater downtown which has gained me many benefits and created life long memories. Currently, my class and I at the Citadel are creating a Shakespeare Broadway crossover production which will be performed later on in March. I have also sung at charity events and love to sing for my family and friends.
Music is something that I find myself very connected to. Singing is a way I love to express myself and help people understand topics they may have a hard time grasping in conversation. Singing and music is something that I believe is meant to be shared and felt, no matter the genre or person singing it. Being accepted into BVJ would be a phenomenal experience as I would be able to learn and be inspired by so many talented young artists and mentors around me.
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So come out, enjoy, eat GREAT food and support these Artists.