Famed Canadian children's entertainer performs two shows at the Kelowna Community Theatre Oct. 23.

Famed Canadian children's entertainer performs two shows at the Kelowna Community Theatre Oct. 23.

Raffi to play two concerts in Kelowna

The famed children’s entertainer will now perform two concerts at the Kelowna Community Theatre, Oct. 23.

  • Jun. 10, 2016 4:00 p.m.

A second show has been added for the Raffi concert in Kelowna this fall.

The famed children’s entertainer will now perform two concerts at the Kelowna Community Theatre, Oct. 23.

A singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children, Raffi is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic song, Baby Beluga.

Written up as “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world,” by The Washington Post and “Canada’s all time children’s champion,” by The Toronto Star, Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations’ Earth Achievement Award.

He has never advertised to children or made any commercial endorsements aimed at kids. His commitment to treating his young fans with respect changed society’s outlook on music made for children.

“It’s fun to be singing for children and families again,” said Raffi. “As well as singing many of my fans’ favourites, I look forward to playing a song or two from Love Bug and my new album, Owl Singalong.”

In 2010, Raffi founded The Centre for Child Honouring on Salt Spring Island. With the motto “Respecting Earth & Child,” the centre is at the heart of a global movement that views honouring children as the best way to create sustainable, peacemaking societies.

Due to ticket demand for the initial concert, the second 4 p.m. show has been added.

Tickets are available at selectyourtickets.com, by calling 250-762-5050 or at the Prospera Place box office, 1223 Water St.