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"Dauphin's Countryfest Proves a Crowd Pleaser Once Again!"

With a combination of agreeable weather, fun events, terrific entertainment and a large and enthusiastic crowd, the 2011 Dauphin Countryfest can be termed an unqualified success.
There was something for everyone – young and old, and people took full advantage of all Countryfest offered.
Of course, the top-flight talent was a major draw, highlighted by the special appearance of country music superstar Toby Keith. But each of the other acts performing at the three main venues contributed to the overall success of Countryfest.
The events and activities were plentiful over the four-day event.
Visitors could partake in prairie helicopter rides, or, if they chose, could relax with a CFL game at the Countryfest Sports Bar. Socials and a homestyle breakfast could be found at the Countryfest Social Hall, and golf enthusiasts could enjoy a few holes at either Dauphin Lake Golf Club and the Gilbert Plains Country Club.

Much fun was had at the Home Hardware Campground Contest. Winners were announced in all three Zones.

The 730 CKDM Countryfest Talent contest showcased some of the best in amateur talent. Congratulations to Stacey Neault (Dauphin) on her first place win and to Ivan Daigle (Petitcodiac, N.B.) for finishing second. It’s a sure bet that Dauphin will be showcasing these talents at future Countryfests.

AM Glory from Winnipeg won first place and $2,000 cash in the Battle of the Bands.

Other prize events held throughout the weekend included the Countryfest Program Draw, which awarded Countryfest passes.
The Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament was won by Shane Nobiss from Landmark, Manitoba, whose card playing skills won him 2 VIP Weekend Passes and one reserved campsite for Countryfest 2012.

Messy but fun and delicious, the Doubles Cake Eating Contest was won by Marlie Jackson and Tammy Fleming, both from Minto, Manitoba. Their sweet tooth earned them $100 cash.

For the third year in a row, Austin Einarsson from Gimli displayed his fondness for Ukrainian delicassies by emerging as the winner of the Perogy Eating Contest, for which he pocketed $100 – not to mention a full and satisfied belly.

The 50/50 Draws were awarded nightly from the Manitoba lotteries Main Stage. Ticket sales were brisk and sold by Dauphin High school sports and Dauphin Minor Hockey. Cash prizes ranged from $4,060 to $9,715. Congratulations to these lucky winners.

Loads of fun both for participants and visitors was Molson Canadian’s Craziest Canadian Costume Contest. While all of the contestants proudly displayed unique costumes that demonstrated the true spirit of zaniness, the top prize of a Molson Canadian Beer Fridge went to Darlene Drewniak.

Of course Dauphin Countryfest could never enjoy the success it does each year without the support of its generous sponsors and the tireless work of staff and volunteers. Also, a special acknowledgment to the Friends of Dauphin’s Countryfest, the media in attendance who helped keep things hopping.

Finally, a special thank you must go to the concessions and vendors who were kept busy serving delicious meals to the hungry patrons. They provided a choice selection of food and beverage that helped keep up the energy levels of visitors, staff and volunteers.

With Dauphin Countryfest 2011 sure to be remembered for a long time, anticipation is already building for next year’s Dauphin summer event. Even more fun and excitement will be planned and the entertainment sure to please! - OnlineWinnipeg.com


"Interview with Ivan Daigle"

"New Brunswick Country artist Ivan Daigle is one of those artists that writes & sounds unmistakably Country. " - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dave-woods/2010/12/01/interview-with-ivan-daigle


"Global Country Star Search Winner declared"

2010 Global Country Star Search Winner declared:
Global Country congratulates Kasha Derechey from Edmonton, who won the audience's hearts and votes and was declared the 2010 Country Star Search winner. The runner up was Ivan Daigle from Petiteadiac, New Brunswick. All the competition finalists made a great showing, and Global Country is proud of their performances. - www.globalcountry.ca


"Ivan Daigle Album Review"

Ivan Daigle is a Moncton, NB area-based singer/songwriter.
If you enjoy hardcore. traditional country music, Ivan Daigle delivers the goods, with his outstanding collection of original tunes. Vocally, you are listening to a mix between Randy Travis and Canadian country's John Landry.

The Album has several truly outstanding moments, none better than the scorchin, hurtin' tune OVERNIGHT LOW, a song co-written by Ivan Daigle with Patrick Armstrong (one of three cuts on the album co-written by the two).
Listen also for a similar hurtin' ballad winner in "RIGHT THROUGH MY HANDS" (this one emphasizing the Randy Travis vocal comparison) "BRAND NEW ME" which features some great fiddle work from Ray Legere and the honky Tonk/Bluegrass Flavored "BEER SIGHTED" would be among the the many picks here for potential radio hits. The Current single pulled from the album is a bouncy two steppin offering in TOP OF MY GLASS.
Ivan Daigle's songwriting is a key to the strength of the album with songs like the Sensual ballad "LOVE IN THE HEART" and mid tempo two steppers lke "TOP SHELF" C'MON BABY LET"S DANCE" and "TWO STEP YOU OUT OF MY MIND" all solid entries. Daigle's Vocal work and writing talent is supported with some tasty production touches by Claude Melanson, and masterful session work with Ray Legere, Danny Maillet, Coco McGraw and others.
Country fans will reap enjoyment out of this excellent album! - Country Music News


"1st Annual Broadleaf Country Music Festival"

Broadleaf Country Music Fest

Date:
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009

Location: Broadleaf Guest Ranch, 5526 route 114, Hopewell Hill
Annual Broadleaf Country Music Fest
Where: Broadleaf Guest Ranch, 5526 route 114, Hopewell Hill, Albert County
When: Saturday 1st August and Sunday, 2nd August, 2009
Gates Open: Friday July 31st at 6:00 p.m.
Hours: Saturday 4:00 p.m. to Midnight
AND: Sunday noon to 9:00 p.m.
Broadleaf Guest Ranch welcome you to the first, annual, Country Music Festival featuring George Canyon, Divorcees, Joan Kennedy, Steve Waylon, Ivan Daigle, Rik Reese and Neon Highway, Todd Geldart and Kevin Chase. - www.knowmoncton.com


"Brand new Islander wins Atlantic Star competition"

SUMMERSIDE Winning top prize in Saturday nights Atlantic Star Talent Competition came as a shock to singer Ivan Daigle.
Ive only been here since June 6. What a welcome, said the 37-year-old Moncton native moments after his big win. I was standing back there when they said my name and I said Huh, who won second? I thought it was me.
Daigle beat out 14 other singers to win the competition, part of Summersides Lobster Carnival.
Decked in a yellow, orange/red and black shirt, emblazoned with flames, Daigle belted out George Straits Firefighter to win over judges Brent Johnston, Dr. Jim Dickson and Virginia OBrien.
With a commanding stage presence and an unmistakably polished country tone, Daigle gave an almost flawless performance, for which he received thunderous applause from the standing-room-only crowd at Waterfront Shopping Centre.
Coming in second was Anne McNally, who wowed the audience with her rendition of Tammy Wynettes
D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
In third was 19-year-old Elizabeth Trainor, who sang For Good from the musical Wicked.
Country music is Daigles passion.
At 3, he started singing with his father, a guitar player who performed with a number of bands before becoming a father.
I cant do anything else, said Daigle, a member of Moncton band BEER MONEY, now in the studio cutting a demo. Theres nothing else.
Daigle said performing isnt just about singing a song but connecting with your audience.
If you're up on stage and having technical difficulties I have to start yacking it up, he added. Ive got to keep it rolling.
As for the song selected for the finals Nashville night its one Daigles performed countless times.
I used to play in a little pub called the Fire Engine Pub. The owner just liked the song so I started doing it on a regular basis and it kind of became a crowd favourite.
But the fire-inspired shirt wasnt bought to dazzle the Summerside crowd.
It was a gift from way back, said Daigle with a laugh.
As for his competition, he was impressed.
I played a lot of shows in Moncton and Ive heard a lot of crappy singers. I thought P.E.I. has 20 per cent of our population and there cant be that many great singers.
Obviously, I was wrong.
Daigles excited about the trip to Nashville, provided by Tourism Summerside, and the $500 in spending money, courtesy of the Journal
Pioneer.
Included in the prize package is 10 hours of studio time at Sandcastle Studios.
I want to see the studio and Ive got some songs and a band at my disposal, he added.
I dont know anything about working in the studio. Im hoping if nothing else, it will be a learning experience. - Journal Pioneer


Discography

Independantly released Album November 2008:
"Here Goes Nothin"
First single:
"BEER SIGHTED" Top 3
Second single:
"Overnight Low" Top 10
Third single:
"C'mon Baby Let's Dance" Top 5

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Bio

Over the last few years Ivan Daigle has emerged as one of Eastern Canada’s stellar country artists. An exciting concert performer, he has shared the stage with some of Canada's finest musicians and recording artists including The Divorcees, Chris Cummings, Melanie Morgan, The Wilkinsons and George Canyon, Ken Mellons and Joe Diffie. A songwriter since the age of 10, Ivan has a special ability to put his emotions into words and music in a way that speaks simply and universally. He has a strong work ethic and a genuine desire to entertain that spans generations with ease and leaves his fans wanting more.
Singles from Ivan’s debut CD Here Goes Nothin’ received airplay throughout the Maritimes and Quebec as well as on many internet radio stations.