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Children’s Entertainer Will Stroet Touring Kootenay Libraries

By Contributor
June 25th, 2013

Will Stroet’s performances are often described as bilingual rock concerts for kids. Songs like “Bike Safety Boogie” and “Full of Beans” have the audience dancing and singing to the catchy beat.

 Your child can experience this talented, energetic entertainer and songwriter at the gym at the Self Design High in the Legion across from the Library for Tuesday July 16 at 2 p.m.  ($2 donation/$5 for family).

The Nelson Public Library and the Kootenay Library Federation are excited about bringing Will Stroet to Nelson.  He has done more than 750 shows across Canada and now stars in his own TV show, “Will’s Jams”, on Kids’ CBC. 

Kim Wilson, head of programming for Kids’ CBC, said, “Will is a talented Canadian children’s entertainer who has a genuine connection with kids and sings fun, infectious and educational songs for the whole family.”

As a former French immersion music teacher and a father, Will knows how to engage and entertain kids. He discovered his talent for writing children’s music while completing his bachelor of education at UBC.

After releasing his first CD in 2005, “Let’s All Dance,” and receiving great reviews from families and event organizers, Will knew he had found his calling. In 2009, Will left teaching to pursue a full-time career as a musician and has never looked back.

Will has released three English albums and three in French that have garnered national recognition, including a West Coast Songwriter’s Award, approval from the Parents’ Choice Awards and multiple nominations from the Western Canadian Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards and Sirius XM Indies (Canadian Independent Music Awards).

For more information about Will Stroet, including links to his songs, go to: 

For more information about his performance on (Tuesday) July 16 phone the Nelson Public Library at 250-352-8283 or visit the library’s website at: or our facebook page at


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