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11 photos of The Jerry Cans and one of Edna Elias

The former commissioner of Nunavut was at the Machine Shop for the band's Algoma Fall Festival performance

In addition to being part of this year’s Algoma Fall Festival, last evening’s performance by The Jerry Cans capped off a day of workshops for the 5th annual Building Reconciliation Forum hosted by Algoma University.

As such, a number of Canadian dignitaries were in attendance at The Machine Shop, including keynote speaker Ted Nolan, and former commissioner of Nunavut, Edna Elias. It just so happened to be her birthday. Only fitting, The Jerry Cans – also from Nunavut – sang Happy Birthday before she was presented with a gift.

The band’s unique blend of Inuktitut alt-country and throat singing had the venue hopping through two sets of original music, plenty of joking around and numerous promises to return to Sault Ste. Marie.

The Algoma Fall Festival continues through the month with upcoming performances from Carole Pope, Women Fully Clothed with Chef Anna Olson, The Fretless, and more. For full festival details, visit the official website.

Donna Hopper

About the Author: Donna Hopper

Donna Hopper has been a photojournalist with SooToday since 2007, and her passion for music motivates her to focus on area arts, entertainment and community events.
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