Oh My Gosh at Omingmak

I fly a lot. I mean A LOT! Most flights are to major airports (Atlanta, LAX, Frankfurt)but occasionally I get to fly to remote locations and perform for some really cool audiences.

At the end of April I travelled to the edge of the Artic to perform at the Omingmak Festival in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

I had no idea what to expected yet here’s what I got:

  • Two sold out shows,
  • One oversold workshop - we ran out of supplies,
  • Amazing hospitality at my hotel (free food),
  • The coolest sound guy I’ve met in a long time,
  • Very little sleep,
  • AMAZING scenery.

ABRAKIDABRA was a feature show on the family friendly bill the first night we were there and my stand up show - ‘Choices, Chances and Chicanery’ was the hit of the second night.

The star, however was the hospitality. Everyone was there to help pt on these performances, especially the local aircraft engineer - ‘Santa’. Not only is he the guy who fixes the cargo/passenger jets that land there daily, he also spent years on the road doing front of house sound for The Tragically Hip, Celine Dion, Burton Cummings, Gordon Lightfoot - and now he lives on the DEW line!

It was two days of travel, eight separate flights, five airports and two days of -15 degrees!

Thanks Omingmak, I loved it! I’ll come back anytime.

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Family Friendly Fooler Peter Mennie is one of the busiest national entertainment professionals working in Canada. He promises his magic show will likely be the "Funniest Magic Show They Will See All Year"!
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