The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and the “Frozen Chosen” working at Canadian Forces Station Alert, in Nunavut, who are far from their families and friends, enjoyed some amazing live entertainment recently. The Northern Show Tour that came to CFS Alert in the first week of December is an annual holiday tradition.
Performers Jasmine Bleile and Anna Ruddick, of the band Ladies of the Canyon, James Correa, Jason Bajada and Colin Moore performed country and rock music ranging from their own songs to old favourites. The whole station was in an upbeat mood and everyone was in a holiday spirit.
On Wednesday, December 5, the performers gave the station a taste of their talent by jamming during a special “TGIW”. The following day, they put on an excellent show for the station. Unfortunately, many of the station personnel had to miss the main show to work extended hours so a plane could take off on time. The crowd that was able to attend had an amazing time, clapping and singing along to the songs.
When the weather didn’t go as planned and the tour’s flight home was delayed until Saturday, the performers put on an extra concert at TGIF for those who didn’t have the opportunity to attend the previous night. This delay gave the station personnel an additional occasion to socialize with the musicians and show them some real CFS Alert hospitality.
The bands got the crowd involved and NASITTUQ employee Mario Germain even went up on stage and sang a few songs with the performers.
Everyone had a great time and the performers scored full marks for entertaining everyone at CFS Alert.
2Lt Petrovic is currently posted at CFS Alert, the most northerly, permanently inhabited location in the world.