Outstanding Canadian Performers to Headline at DAC

Delegates attending the Distinguished Advisor Conference in Kelowna from November 5-8 will be treated with the opportunity to hear 18 illustrious speakers, including two cutting-edge digital innovation experts, renowned tax experts and leading insurance and investment specialists. They will also be treated to performances by three incredible Canadian entertainers at the DAC150 Gala.

“It’s our most outstanding educational content yet and the networking opportunities will be incredible,” says Evelyn Jacks, President of Knowledge Bureau. Intrigued by this year’s lineup, but missed the October 31 deadline to register and attend in 2017? We’ll be making an exciting announcement about DAC 2018 on November 8!   Here are our headliners:

DAC Gala Headliners

Aisha Alfa: Comedian and Life Coach from Los Angeles

Originally from Winnipeg and born in Nigeria, Aisha has a long list of performance credentials. She has performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, the Break Out Comedy Festival in Chicago, and was an NBC Stand Up finalist. She has also been seen on television shows such as Degrassi: The Next Class, The Beaverton, and she most recently filmed an episode of Criminal Minds. She is a Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, a MB Distinguished Women nominee and a TEDx speaker.

Kim Pollard: Recording Artist from Peterborough, Ontario


Vocalist and composer Kim Pollard, from Napanee, Ontario, has been performing R&B music for 30 years. As lead singer for the Kim Pollard Band, her influences range from Motown, Blues to Gospel music. Her band has been twice nominated for the International Blues Challenge, Memphis Tennessee. Kim is also a recipient of the Canadian All Star Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year award.

Pollard has written and recorded two albums, entitled Surrender and Wonder. On the latter, she is joined by musicians David Marqee and Henry Spinetti, familiar for their work with Eric Clapton.
Currently, the band is working toward a third album, as they prepare for several dates in 2017, including the Limestone Bluesfest in Kingston, Ontario, and Southside Shuffle in Mississauga, Ontario.
A show not to be missed, a vocal never forgotten.

Dan Innes: Hip Hop Artist from Regina

Dan Innes is a Hip Hop artist from Regina, Saskatchewan, who rhymes under the name ThatmanDan. He has been writing rhymes and rapping them since he was 11 years old, out loud and with others since he was 15. Dan's life has featured a wide array of experiences which he draws from to describe universal themes to others through his unique style of individual expression. Dan currently lives in Regina where he works for a nonprofit youth agency. He has two beautiful children aged 7 and 5 who make his life better each day and happily lives in the same Cathedral area he grew up in.


Registration for this year’s event closed October 31, but stay tuned as we will be making an announcement about DAC 2018 on November 8!

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