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POSTPONED – Errol Ranville Online Book Launch
Join Errol Ranville as he celebrates the virtual launch of Run as One: My Story (Great Plains Publications), featuring a conversation hosted by David McLeod. Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter. Errol Ranville has been running all his life: from chronic poverty and racism in rural Manitoba; a discriminatory music business; alcohol and drug addiction; and the responsibilities that come with being regarded as a role model. Though Errol has faced seemingly insurmountable barriers as an Indigenous performer in a predominately white music business, The C-Weed Band released several #1 songs and went on to score JUNO nominations in 1985 and 1986. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2011. In his memoir Run as One, Errol embraces the role of trailblazer for the countless musicians that follow his path. Author Errol Ranville is one of twelve siblings who grew up in poverty in rural Manitoba. After rising to fame in 1980, he went on to record a total of twenty albums over a span of forty years in the entertainment business. Errol is recording a new album of original songs and working on a screenplay for a made-for-TV movie of his life. He never sleeps, it seems. Host David McLeod works in media at NCI-FM (a provincial radio network), he is also the Executive Producer of the Indigenous Music Countdown, which is syndicated across Canada (including SiriusXM). He’s the curator of the Speak Up! exhibition which celebrates Indigenous music at the National Music Centre in Calgary. He is a board member with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival & APTN. David is a member of the Pine Creek First Nation (MB).