WIN a pair of tickets to see soul singer Tanika Charles in Sidney next month (CONTEST)


(Tanika Charles)

If you missed live music as much as we did, we’ve got a gift for you!

The Mary Winspear Center brought him back for their Seaside Sessions concert series featuring exclusive performances from a handful of talented artists, and you’re invited.

Are you ready to get back into the mix? Mary Winspear is giving away two tickets to see Tanika Charles in October – contest details are below!

Despite being known as soul music‘s best-kept secret, Toronto-based Tanika Charles has now become a staple in the genre both at home and abroad.

With a lively and endearing spectacle, she continues to gain audiences on one stream, one shazam, and one encore all at once.

Tanika released her debut album Soul Run in 2016, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize and nominated for the 2017 Juno Award for Best R & B / Soul Recording of the Year.

Tanika’s 2019 sophomore album The Gumption picks up where Soul Run left off, continuing its tradition of marrying classic soul with modern production and instrumentation.

Once again, she was shortlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize and had the honor of being named the inaugural Polaris Artist-in-Residence for 2020 at the Studio Bell Center national de musique.

On top of that, The Gumption was nominated for R & B / Soul Recording of the Year at the 2020 Juno Awards.

Backed by her band The Wonderfuls, Tanika has completed five international tours since the release of Soul Run, performing for fans in nine countries.

His live performances seamlessly evolve between interpretations of his studio recordings and the revealing influences of rock, gospel and country.

In addition to performing her original material, Tanika made her theater debut in the 2017 touring production Freedom Singer.

Tickets for Tanika Charles’ show at the Mary Winspear Center are now available for purchase in line.

Seaside Sessions is an eight-part series highlighting emerging and under-represented Canadian talent across a range of genres. This program is in partnership with FACTOR Canada: a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the growth and development of the Canadian music industry.

Each performance will be filmed in 4k in front of a live audience, fans can watch a 45 minute recording on YouTube for free or purchase the extended 90 minute 4k edition.

The Mary Winspear Center will take all measures to provide a safe, sanitized and comfortable concert venue in accordance with applicable regulations provided by the provincial government and Worksafe BC.

Masks will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces, and proof of first vaccination will be required for anyone aged 12 and over to attend any performance at the Charlie White Theater between Monday September 13 and Sunday October 23. Events organized from Monday, October 24 will require proof of the second vaccine. You will be asked to present your vaccination card as well as government-issued ID if you are 19 years of age or older.

Check out the full COVID-19 plan from the Mary Winspear Center here.


For a chance to WIN 2 tickets to see Tanika Charles at the Mary Winspear Center, please do one of the following:

  1. LIKE Mary Winspear Center on Facebook and comment below telling us once you have it. (1 entry)
  2. TO FOLLOW Mary Winspear Center on Instagram, and comment below telling us once you have it. (1 entry)
  3. TO SHARE this post on Facebook and / or Twitter and leave a comment below to let us know once you’ve made it. (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of posting until 11:59 p.m. on October 11. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted via the platform they used to participate.

Competition guidelines

Tanika Charles performing live at the Mary Winspear Center

  • When: Tuesday October 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Or: 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
  • Tickets: $ 18.90 per person and available in line


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