Mayors are the superheroes of communities and today I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing my mayor. Lynn Dollin is the newly elected mayor of Innisfil, ON and often referred to as the Hazel McCallion of Innisfil because she has served Innisfil for over 23 years, first as a Councillor and for the past four years as deputy mayor. She is smart, witty and well loved by many in her community. Lynn raised her family here in Innisfil and she is an extremely passionate, engaged and caring mayor. Lynn has a heart towards people and her community and truly enjoys actively serving. Whether it’s taking charge during an emergency, promoting and participating in local fundraising events or representing Innisfil’s best interest provincially through the (AMO) the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. As the Past President of the AMO which represents almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments and as a former member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Mayor Dollin knows firsthand the commitment and passion it takes to be a Mayor.
Peter Jackson is often referred to as “the hardest working rapper in Canada”. Known for his intense work ethic both in the studio and on the road, Jackson has spent the last several years touring Canada with several rap artists such as French Montana, Juicy J,, Machine Gun Kelly, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes.
In addition to being Virgin iHeart Radio’s Future Star for April 2017, Jackson’s lead single from the album, “On a Wave”, charted well across the country.
During the Toronto Raptors’ 2015-2016 playoff run Jackson spent 5 weeks on the Billboard charts with his “We the North” playoff anthem. Jackson has also received press in over 500 major Hip Hop and music publications and was nominated for Hip Hop artist of the year at the Independent Music Awards.
In addition to Jackson’s performance accomplishments, he also a co-owner of the International Touring Agency, one of Canada’s premiere booking agencies. With over 170 shows a year nationally.
Juno nominated songwriter of the year, Rob Laidlaw has been a professional musician, producer and composer for over 25 years. He has produced and toured with countless artists for many major Canadian and U.S. acts. Rob brings his industry experience to the judges panel and looks forward to helping with this initiative.