Richmond
Maritime Festival

JULY 28-29, 2018
At Britannia Shipyards
Richmond, B.C. Canada
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm
Presenting Sponsor Presenting Sponsor: RE/MAX

Will Stroet and the Backyard Band

JUNO nominee Will Stroet, the star of the TV series Will’s Jams on CBC Kids and Kidoodle.TV, inspires kids to be active, healthy, creative and engaged in the world through educational music in English and French. Will first discovered his talent for writing kids music while completing his education degree at the University of B.C. After releasing his first album in 2005 and playing hundreds of shows around Vancouver, Will knew he had found his calling. In 2009, he took leave from teaching to pursue music full time and has never looked back. Over the years, Will has performed more than 1,500 shows at major festivals, schools and theatres across Canada and in China. He has garnered national recognition for his six albums in English and French including a 2017 JUNO nomination for his latest album, “Wordplay,” six WCMA nominations, two from the CFMA and two from the Sirius XM Indies. In 2015, UBC’s Faculty of Education honoured Will in their top 100 Alumni awards. In addition to being a devoted dad of two girls, Will is passionate about his work as an artist, educator and board member with ArtStarts in Schools, which supports art and creativity amongst BC’s young people.

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Performing Schedule(1)

  • Main Stage

    Sunday 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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