Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style

Saskatoon Council on Aging presents:
Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, Western Development Museum. Doors open 5 pm, Cocktails, dinner and program to follow.
Tickets $100, partial tax receipts will be issued. Phone 306.652.2255 or click here to buy tickets online

Meet our Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style finalists! Vote for your favourite! $1 buys 1 vote. e.g. $10 buys 10 votes.

NOTE: Due to the increase in the Delta variant and the vulnerability of the population we serve, we require proof of double vaccination to attend or participate at the Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style. We will accept the cards received at time of vaccination, a print out of vaccines received obtained through eHealth or a print out from a pharmacist. Attendees/participants can bring this to the event or come to our office in the Saskatoon Field House prior to the event. We will require masks to be worn unless eating or drinking and hand sanitizer stations will be set up and masks will be available as well.

John Quinn, finalist for Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style

John Quinn: John has played and entertained since the late fifties. He started in rock n roll but played mainstream country for the last forty years. He performs the classic country, which is Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. John has been very active for over twenty years in the Saskatchewan Country Music Association.  He served as President and  is presently on the Board of Directors and member of the Prince Albert Chapter. John is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer and avid supporter of Saskatchewan talent. Married for 55 years to his wife, Sharon, they have four children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

Paddlewheelers, finalist for Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style

Paddlewheelers: Wayne Salloum, Maurice Postnikoff and Doug Porteous came together fifteen years ago for a one time performance.  One thing led to another and the Paddlewheelers were born, a trio who have provided great entertainment in and around Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. Over time the Paddlewheelers added guitarist Evert Van Olst, base guitarist Jonathan Moore-Wright, and percussionist Brent Burlingham. Through guitar, voice, percussion and harp (harmonica) they have a great sound, breaking bread with the audience focusing on music of days gone by. The Paddlewheelers are truly grass roots Saskatchewan. VOTE FOR PADDLEWHEELERS

Roy Hargreaves, finalist for Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style

Roy Hargreaves: Now retired, Roy was employed with the SHR as a maintenance service worker. He enjoys the outdoors particularly going camping, fishing and golfing. Many years ago Roy took up music as a hobby and became a singer, songwriter and guitar player. Roy is also a music volunteer with the SHR. He has performed at many formal and non-formal events over the years. Family and friends enjoy his talent around camp fires, weddings and get-togethers. He won the trophy for Saskatoon Zoomer Idol in 2017 and won again in 2018 in our Best of Saskatoon Zoomer Idol. VOTE FOR ROY HARGREAVES

St. George's Senior Country Band, John finalist for Grand Old Opry Zoomer Style

St. George’s Senior Country Band : This group hosts a jam twice a month at St George’s Hall, Saskatoon. Bill Senkowski is 86, and has sung and played guitar since he was 10. Walter Wandzura has played the mandolin for 40 years, and the violin now for ten years. Lucretia Hughes has been singing with country and gospel bands since she was 10, and now enjoys entertaining in seniors’ residences. Olaf Dravnieks played in a rock band in his youth and for the last half year some country music. Bruce Forcey took up music later in life. He recently moved to Saskatoon, and has joined the local band Lucretia & Friends. Wayne Love came back to music in senior years and joined band Lucretia and Friends.

NEW PERFORMER: Millie Reynolds – more to come

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Thank you to our Grand Old Opry Sponsors

Thank you to our table sponsors

Grand Old Opry Table Sponsors

Let’s celebrate the talents of older adults specializing in country and western music. This event will start with a wonderful meal followed by entertainment and an exciting competition between country music acts. There will be several winners at the event. Winners receive an award, press coverage and fan adoration. This is your opportunity to be part of an entertaining night of fun where Saskatoon’s seasoned talent is showcased.

For more information call the Saskatoon Council on Aging at 306-652-2255.