Meet Your 2022  Performers

Performers and schedule are subject to change without notice. 


Kick back, have a drink and enjoy our fantastic entertainment lineup!


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Dory Rossiter MC

Dory is so pleased to be the MC again this year! She has been with CTV Lethbridge since 1990, as the Weather Anchor and Events Reporter. Her focus has always been on highlighting community issues and causes and has donated countless hours serving on boards and committees. She thinks giving time to the community is the “rent” we pay for being part of a thriving city!

Friday, June 24

5:00 – 6:00 pm Dusty Dee Litchfield

Dusty Dee Litchfield has a familiar, toe tapping sound; it won’t take long before you’re singing along. Songs to dance to. Songs to sing along with. Songs that tell a story. Songs about home. “Dusty Dee has a distinctive voice and a quirky sense of humor … as well as a knack for telling a good story

6:00 -6:30 Opening Ceremonies

This year’s opening ceremony will be M/C’d by Festival Chair, Diane Randell. Don Rob will being the ceremony with O Canada. Local dignitaries are invited to say a few words and Diane will share the history of the Dragon Boat Race as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. The Lion Dance follows with the blessing of the boats and then a dignitary paddle

6:30 – 7:15 pm Chinook High School Band

Chinook Rock and Pop is a program from Chinook High School where students learn how to play rock music. Students grade 9 – 12 join bands, learn cover songs, write songs, and play in community performances. Chinook Rock and Pop consists of 120 students a year all taught by their High School Music teacher Scott Davidson. A big highlight of this program is playing public performances like this one. This year representing Chinook High School, after winning Chinook high school battle of the bands is… “Tube Dog”. Tube Dog is a local up and coming alternative rock band made up of five high school students based out of Lethbridge. Attending Chinook’s Rock and Pop Program, they recently have begun writing their own music influenced by many genres including grunge, nu metal and punk, while adding their own unique sound.

7:15- 7:55 pm   Lethbridge Community Taiko Association

Lethbridge Community Taiko Association (LCTA) is passionate about sharing Taiko with the community.  We provide the opportunity for adult drummers of all levels to learn and perform Taiko drumming for the enjoyment of the community. 

Our performances reflect respect for Japanese Taiko tradition and contemporary western influences. http://www.lethbridgetaiko.com/

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8:00 – 9:00 pm  THE CHEVELLES

The Chevelles live rock n’ roll performances have been entertaining cities and communities across Canada for well over 20 years. Every show they create is aimed at making each party a night to remember,and filling the dance floor with universally appreciated hits from the dawning of Rock n’ Roll and each unique decade afterward

Big Thank you to, Perlich Bros. Auction Mart
for sponsoring the Chevelles!

9:00 – 9:25 PM Veronica Delagarza

Veronica is a Chinook High School student that has worked and been involved with the Rock and Roll Program for 4 years. Ronnie has also been involved with many other Chinook Fine Arts programs such as Dance, Drama, Choir and Musical Theater. Ronnie has played with many bands but is best known for her wonderful solo original music where she won 1st place in the Chinook Battle of the Bands 2022.  

9:30 – 10:30 pm THE CHEVELLES

Big Thank you to, Perlich Bros. Auction Mart
for sponsoring the Chevelles!

10:00 PM Last call in beer gardens

Saturday, June 25

11:00 am-12:00  Standard Time Jazz 

Your favourite jazz tunes

Standard Time presents your favourite tunes from the world of jazz, Broadway, movies, TV, and even the world of Disney. The tremendously talented and versatile Andrea, backed up by Don, Randy, Greg and Paul create a blend of beautiful melodies and exciting harmonies for your listening pleasure.

Thank you Theoretically Brewing Company for sponsoring Standard Time Jazz!

Thank you Empower Pole Fitness for sponsoring Standard Time Jazz!

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12:00-12:30 pm Rose Ceremony

The Rose Ceremony has been a special part of the Dragon Boat Festival. Women who are breast cancer survivors walk to the peninsula on Henderson Lake (by the concession (near the Kids Zone and Stage) after the C Cup race. As they walk to the peninsula they are given a rose. The President of ‘Breast of ‘Bridge will say a few words. “The Rose” is sung and rose petals are tossed into the Lake. It is a very touching ceremony.

12:30-1:25 pm Eric Braun 

Eric Braun is an accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist. Taking influence from songwriting legends as well as guitar heavyweights, Eric has taken the influences of his heroes and melded them into a style that is uniquely his own.

Having released his debut EP, “Clear Your Mind” in July 2017, and the follow up single “(Please Don’t) Give Me Hope” in November 2019, Eric is currently busy recording his next album, which will arrive soon!

1:30-1:55 pm Expressions Dance Studio 

Expressions Dance is a local dance studio that offers recreational and competitive classes for ages 2 and up in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acro, and Production. For information on classes call us at 4033939829, email us at expressionsdancelethbridge@gmail.com or check us out on Facebook.

Expressions Dance: Developing excellence in dance in a fun, encouraging, and safe environment!

2:00- 2:55 pm Horizon 

HORIZON is a Lethbridge, five piece, interpretive cover band of close friends featuring unique song sets that have wide appeal.They make music and have fun at the same time! Bill Weiler on guitar, Cheryl O’Neill on keyboards, Keith Duff on drums, Bob Peters on bass and Dory Rossiter on vocals.

Thank You Tile Works for sponsoring HORIZON 

3:00-3:25 pm Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Club  

TROYANDA UKRAINIAN DANCE CLUB – Is a not-for-profit organization with members that volunteer their time preserving and promoting the artful heritage of Ukrainian dance in Southern Alberta. Established in 1994, the Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Club have over 35 members ranging in age 3 to timeless with a shared passion for Ukrainian dance and culture.

Thank you to Runners Soul for sponsoring Troyanda  Ukrainian Dance Club! 

3:30-4:25 pm DanAlie

DanAlies roots come from successful local cover band, Uncovered. Danny Douglas & Alison Fehr have come together to bring you a more intimate vocal/acoustic guitar dynamic. Danny & Alison have years of playing experience together, and it shows in every performance! Their musical dedication and vocal harmony is pleasing to any music lover’s ear. The musical pair share a passion for playing nostalgic hits of the 80’s, 90’s through till today. You will know and love singing along with every song they have perfected for their valued audience.

Thank you to Lethbridge Music Academy for sponsoring DanAlie

Thank you Gas King for supporting DanAlie 

4:30-4:55 pm Áákiim (Sisters)

Áákiim is a performance arts group bringing healing through the arts, sharing dance and music to bring topics and issues alive. Áákiim advocates for youth, Indigenous rights, and justice for all while giving voice and strength to those who need it.

Thank you Runners Soul for sponsoring  Áákiim (Sisters)

5:00-5:55 pm Coda Blues 

Formed in 2015, CODA is a blues-rock band working out of Lethbridge, Alberta. The band consists of Sheldon Shukaliak – Guitar/vocals, Cory Rasmussen – Keyboards/vocals, Rod Cahoon – Bass/vocals, Ben Lamb – Drums/vocals. 

Thanks to McDonald Nissan for sponsoring Coda Blues! 

6:00-6:25 pm John and Scott 

John and Scott are a duo group that is a smaller version of the John and Scott Band. Featuring John Matthews and Scott Davidson. John Matthews sings, plays Guitar and Piano, while Scott plays the Bass, cahone and sings. Together these two do a wide variety of covers songs along with original music written by Scott. This group has been playing together for 8 months and have played regularly at venues such as, the slice, honkers, Lethbridge Casino, the Owl, Community Events and Parties.  They are very happy to take the Dragon Boat Stage this Year. 

6:30-7:25 pm Rebel Angels

Rebel Angels 50’s is a unique band serving southern Alberta with all your favourite 50’s rock n roll and doo-wop songs played in their original style. Featuring songs by Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and more. Band members are Ben Lamb vocals, Keith Lamb guitar and vocals, Rod Cahoon bass and vocals, Mitch Rassmesen drums. 

Thanks to Lamb Brothers Construction for sponsoring Rebel Angels!

7:30-7:55 Line Dance Lesson & Demo

LSCO Linedance instructor  

Come out and learn some line dancing and then stick around to dance the night away! 

Gloria-Rose Puurveen began her dance training with MV Music and Dance thirty years ago.  Gloria-Rose promotes dancing with “fun” as the priority at all times.  For her the dance floor is the place where creativity and fun come together to feed her soul.  Her spirit of love for dancing is contagious.  After a brief dance demo, performed by students from her line dance classes, Gloria-Rose will lead all willing participants through a line dance, breaking down the steps so you too can join in the fun.

Thank you Runners Soul for sponsoring  Gloria – Rose Puurveen from LSCO Linedance

8:00-9:00 Coyote Junction

Together, Alyssa McQuaid, Nick Straat, Josh Bourelle, Brody Turnbull and Justin Brayne create an ensemble of talented musicians supplemented with excellent harmonies. Together this 5 piece band forms the project, Coyote Junction, where their passion, talent, and drive collides to form something truly memorable and special. A stylistically unique Country/Rock party band from day one, the members of Coyote Junction have been been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers. Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; their set list consists of popular dance songs from the 60’s-modern day and will have everyone on their feet. Guaranteed to please!

Big Thanks to Bridge City for sponsoring Coyote Junction!

Big Thanks to The Place for sponsoring Coyote Junction. 

9-9:25 pm Line Dance Lesson & Demo

Thank you Runners Soul for sponsoring  Gloria – Rose Puurveen from LSCO Linedance

9:30-10:30 Coyote Junction

Big Thanks to Bridge City for sponsoring Coyote Junction!

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Big Thanks to The Place for sponsoring Coyote Junction. 

10:00 pm LAST CALL IN THE BEER GARDENS

11:00 pm CLOSED

Sunday, June 26

11:00-11:55 am Reid Seibert and Friends 

Reid Seibert and Friends (Bill Lawson & Jason Gibson)will perform a mix of folk/rock/country songs (originals and covers).  Their music is lively, uplifting, and always heartfelt!

Reid is a songwriter and musician who has performed with numerous legendary bands (Frank Slide, Boogaloo, Anything Goes, and Coyote Junction — to name a few). He, along with Jason Gibson and Bruce MacKay (Reid & Writes), has just released an album entitled For Heaven’s Sake.

Jason, an integral member of Reid & Writes, also contributes his musical talents to the McKillop Church band and Olivia Blue.

‘Wild’ Bill has been gracing Southern Alberta stages most of his life (New West Theatre, Los Gringos and Oliva Blue). Bill, a natural-born entertainer, always finds a way to kick it up a notch!

Thanks to MWG for sponsoring Reid Seibert and friends!

12:00-12:25 pm Lethbridge Highland Dancing Association 

The Lethbridge Highland Dance Association is a community dedicated to the love of Highland Dance. Located in Southern Alberta, we are home to dancers of all ages.  Every year we host an annual competition and participate in many dance outs, community events, and our local Robbie Burns Day.  The Association is a non-profit and is run by parent volunteers.

12:30-1:25 pm Celtic Routes 

Celtic Routes, a Lethbridge-based Celtic music group formed in 2017, when a group of local musicians who share their love and passion for Celtic music decided to band together. While the group is only 3 years old, the members have all been enjoying and performing various genres of music, ranging from dance hall, country, bluegrass and Celtic, for numerous years.

Consisting of Anna Linville on fiddle and vocals, Darlene Waldie on accordion, Don Breuer on bass and vocals, Arturo Tejeda Torres on guitar, and John King on guitar and vocals, Celtic Routes have been impressing audiences with their own brand of Celtic music, including Irish, Scottish and Canadian East Coast music, songs and stories.

Thank you to FYRKAT Design Studio for sponsoring Celtic Routes.

1:30 – 1:45 pm Lethbridge Chinese Cultural Dance Club

LCCDC was founded in 2017. LCCDC is dedicated to promoting and sharing Chinese culture through their dance performance. They have actively participated in various cultural events in the city. https://www.facebook.com/ChineseCulturalDanceClub

1:45-2:45 pm Mark Hall Band

Mark Hall Band is a 3 piece trio out of Lethbridge Alberta performing Classic Rock & Country Rock for every kind of event.The band sets it’s level to perform high energy songs for your dancing pleasure. From weddings to venues as well as outdoor functions the band is ready to entertain.

3:00-3:55 pm OLD SCHOOL

With thousands of combined gigs, Old School has the skill and experience to deliver high-quality classic and New Age rock ‘n’ roll for any occasion. Old school is known for its crisp vocals, orchestrated keyboards, crunchy guitars and metre perfect percussion. 

The foundation of Old School is provided by the Kaufman brothers, led by Jamie on drums/vocals and Adrian on bass/vocals. Both were born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta and come from a musical family background. The melody section is driven by Rob Habetler on keys/vocals/guitar and Doug Sokoloski on lead guitar. Both hail from Prince Albert Saskatchewan and have played in professional country and rock bands since the early 1980s. 

Thank you River Hawk Homes for sponsoring Old School.

4:00 – 4:30 pm Closing Ceremonies

The closing ceremonies is an opportunity to celebrate the weekend. Diane Randell will M/C the ceremony and our title sponsor, ATB Financial will share a message with attendees. The awards will be handed out and the torch will be passed to the next Festival Chair. The Lion is put to sleep and the Festival is brought to a close.

4:45-5:45 pm Lawless Murphy 

A southern Alberta rock, country, & pop band comprised of four experienced musicians that cater to corporate and social events where great dance music is a must. A southern Alberta rock, country, & pop band comprised of four experienced musicians that cater to corporate and social events where great dance music is a must. 

Each musician in Lawless Murphy has an extensive performance resume and song repertoire. Putting our act together has been a joy as much as our performances have been. We think you’ll like our variety, and our meticulous attention to detail both musically and technically.

5:00 pm LAST CALL IN THE BEER GARDENS 

6:00 pm CLOSED

You can contact our entertainment coordinator at entertainment@lethbridgedragonfest.ca