Elsie Morden
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Elsie Morden

Halifax, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Halifax, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Country Pop

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Rachel was nominated as a 'Manitoba Hero' due to the numerous volunteer activities she participates in and for her 'NTFT tour'. She is a role model and an inspiration to many.


http://www.manitobaheroes.ca/Rachel%20Ashley - Manitoba Heroes


Thanks to the following stations and many more for adding my Christmas single:

CKKI 89.9 KIC Country: Montreal, QC

CKXS 99.1: Wallaceburg/Dresden, ON

CKOA The Coast 89.7: Glace Bay, NS

CKWM Country 88: Winkler, MB

CJEL The Eagle 93.5: Winkler, MB

CKYL YL Country: Peace River, AB

CKRO 97.1: Pokemouche, NB

CKY 102.3 Clear FM: Winnipeg, MB

QCCR 99.3: Liverpool, NS

103.5 CHMM: Mackenzie/McLeod, BC

CFRY 93.1: Portage la Prairie, MB

Christmas Songs Radio.com

AmericanChristmas.ca

East Coast Kitchen Party

<3 - Rachel Ashley


Rachel Ashley started her “No Time for That” anti-bullying tour in November 2012 free of charge during her senior year of high school. The tour is funded by Rachel and her family. A victim of severe bullying herself, Rachel tells her stories and experiences, and performs songs that she has written, which all relate to bullying and how to overcome tough times. It is so important to focus on the positive and what makes you happy, and to not let people or things bring you down. So far, this ambitious, inspirational girl has visited over 150 schools throughout the province and is spending this next year touring not only Manitoba, but Rachel is also bringing her effective presentation across Canada! She has been to 14 out-of-province schools now. Rachel hopes to share her message with as many people as possible to help prevent and stop bullying, because it needs to be stopped. - Rachel Ashley


Rachel is more than thrilled to officially be in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross. The organization will be helping Rachel continue her &quot;No Time for That&quot; anti-bullying tour, and bring it not only to Manitoba schools, but also across Canada for the 2013-2014 school year! - Red Cross


One of ten students in the province, Rachel was given an award by the Premier of Manitoba regognizing her as a positive role model for others and as a leader. Presented at the Legislative Building by the Premier himself, on June 14th, Rachel was given a prestigous certificate and medal for her numberous contributions to the community. This included work with MCIC, her &quot;No Time for That&quot; anti-bullying tour, and just being a positive role model in general! - Pembina Valley Online


Rachel was honoured to recieve the MCIC Global Citizenship Award on Wednesday, June 12th! She was one of four students in Manitoba to earn the award which was in regognition of her work with the MCIC music video project, her &quot;No Time for That&quot; anti-bullying tour, and various other volunteer activities! - MCIC


Rachel was honoured to be a part of the &#39;Stand Up Against Bullying Forum&#39; in Brandon that The Youth Revolution put on. The event, held on April 4th, was a huge success! Here is the link to read the Brandon Sun article.. http://bit.ly/10AljaV - Brandon Sun


Last year’s tweener performer (play- ing between the sets of the bigger artists) and this year’s youngest per- forming artist was Rachel Ashley, who glowed with excitement before grac- ing the stage.
“Last year I was on the tweener stage and now I am a step up this year. I am more nervous, but it is a good feeling. I love the Back 40,” she said, noting the excitement from the audience was palpable all afternoon.
Ashley’s music takes on a more pop style but she feels it fits perfectly when she is on stage playing her orig- inal tunes unplugged.
Her advice for young artists out there?
“Keep writing, keep playing and never give up.” - The Winkler Morden Voice


The official songs performed at Rachel's "No Time for That" anti-bullying tour presentations; it is so important to focus on the positive and to not let people or things bring you down.


Available on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1bJaTOu

Youtube lyric videos: http://bit.ly/1bXYTJ9 - Rachel Ashley


Discography

Elsie Morden (2016 album)

-Spontaneous

-Predictable

-Behind Those Trees

-Last Straw

-Just Me

-Outsiders

-Dance With You

-Leave

-You're the Best

-Be Mine

Easier Said Than Done (2016 single)

Wouldn't That Be Nice (2014 single)

No Time for That (2013 album)

-I Know

-Sucker Punch

-She Doesn't Have Time for That


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Standing up and singing on a restaurant table at the age of four was the beginning of Elsie Morden's journey as an entertainer. Since then, this prairie girl always knew deep down that she wanted to be a performer, however it wasn't until her mid teens that her true passion for music and public speaking was discovered.

Growing up, severe and relentless school bullying became regular on a daily basis for Elsie. Being made fun of for her curly hair and good grades, getting called mean names, and being continuously left out are only a few of the unfortunate things that led to the destruction of Elsie's confidence and self-esteem. "I would always ask myself 'why me?', I didn't understand why I wasn't good enough. I dreaded going to school, I was so afraid of what would happen next and by the end of the day I usually found myself crying." The bullying turned into a vicious cycle that Elsie thought she would never escape.

After she was punched in the face, Elsie realized things needed to change. Despite the overwhelming hard times and an ongoing battle with depression and an anxiety disorder, she refused to bow to defeat and eventually gained the strength to pull through; only becoming more driven than ever to rise above it all. "I found myself turning to music, I would pick up the guitar we had at my house and I'd start strumming while scribbling my feelings and thoughts down in notebooks" she shares, "I realized that music was my outlet, it is what makes me happy - writing and performing is what I love to do and nothing or no one can take that away from me anymore."

Now in just five years, country artist Elsie Morden already has some very impressive gigs under her belt including: Dauphin's Countryfest, Diamonds in the Rough Showcase at Canadian Country Music Week (London, ON and Saskatoon, SK), East Coast Music Unplugged with Eastlink TV, East Coast Country Night at Casino Nova Scotia, The Winnipeg Fringe Festival, The Back 40 Festival, The Winnipeg Folk Festival, Summer in the City Festival, The Winkler Harvest Festival, Indie Week - Toronto, and Parks Alive Festivals in Kelowna, BC. Elsie placed 2nd in the Canaan Mountain Music Fest's Country Horizon Artist Contest and returned to perform in the Local Artist Showcase in 2018. Sharing the stage with Dave Gunning, Christina Martin, and The Town Heroes, Elsie was a part of the 2019 CIOE East Coast Music Winter Showcase at the Spatz Theatre in Halifax. The Manitoba Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year Award Nominee and Music Nova Scotia Country Recording of the Year Award Nominee also has a diverse catalogue of honest, original, and relatable songs, and has recently released her self-titled debut full length album that reached #28 on iTunes. Co-produced and written solely by Elsie Morden, listeners can get to know her not only as an artist, but as a person too. Elsie's love for music, consistent determination, a pure heart-warming voice, and the ability to play several instruments, are sure signs that this motivated and inspirational singer-songwriter has what it takes to make her dream of becoming a star a reality.

As if her music career doesn't keep her busy enough, during her senior year of high school in November 2012, Elsie created the "No Time for That" Tour presentation, of which is still offered free of charge. She is the Founder and CEO for the registered Canadian charity No Time for That Anti-Bullying Society. Elsie tells her stories and experiences, and performs the songs that she has written which all relate to bullying, mental health awareness, and how to overcome tough times. So far, this ambitious, inspirational girl has visited over 600 schools across Canada with the "No Time for That" Tour.

She has been recognized as an Honourary Rotarian and has received the CAMH Difference Makers Award, Shaw's 50 Outstanding Canadians Award, the MCIC Global Citizenship Award, the Premier's Healthy Living Award, the Volunteer Manitoba RBC Local Hero Award, the YMCA-YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award, and has been nominated for the CBC Manitoba Future 40 Award and nominated as a Manitoba Hero in recognition of her effective presentation. Elsie hopes to continue to help and inspire as many people as possible with her message of empathy and empowerment.

Elsie Morden loves performing as much as she loves helping people. She is a huge advocate for living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and is keen on respecting and protecting the environment. Overall, Elsie serves as an ideal role model, and there is no doubt that she will continue to inspire all!