TORONTO, ON – March 21, 2017 – East-Coast singer-songwriter Heather Rankin has had a whirlwind of a year. Since the release of her critically acclaimed debut solo album A Fine Line last April, she’s been named a Canada 150 Ambassador and just scored her first solo JUNO Award Nomination for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year. All this in addition to her two East Coast Music Award Nominations for 2017 Folk Recording of The Year and 2017 Fan Choice Video of The Year for “We Walk as One” that follows on the heels of her hosting duties at last year’s ceremony.
Heather has also been chosen as an ambassador for the national celebration of Canada 150. Canada 150 Ambassadors are accomplished Canadians, trendsetters and influencers from all walks of life and from all across the country. She will be playing a role in helping Canadians celebrate and explore the beauties of our nation. On her role Heather says,
“I am honoured to have been chosen as one of the one hundred and fifty ambassadors for Canada. I consider it a very special privilege. It is exciting to be directly involved in promoting Canada as a diverse and inclusive place to visit and to promote events celebrating our 150th anniversary. One of the ways I’ve been doing my part is by featuring the stories of special Canadians who have had a positive impact on Canadian communities. This responsibility has been a catalyst for learning more about my country and each story makes me more and more proud to call Canada home.”
Learn more about Heather’s Canada 150 ambassador work through her social media channels.
Fans will have a chance to watch Heather live the coming months with dates across the East Coast including a performance at the ECMA’s in Saint John, New Brunswick. See below for upcoming tour dates.
April 08: Oceanstone Seaside Resort – Indian Harbour, NS
April 26-30: ECMA Official Showcase – Saint John, NB
May 26: Acadia Gala for Ray Ivany – Halifax, NS
June 03: Shannon Studio – Port Hawkesbury, NS
July 14 & 15: Kempt Shore Acoustic Festival – Newport, NS
August 10-11: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival – Lunenburg, NS