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OPSBA Welcomes Barenaked Ladies Band Member Tyler Stewart

2021 3/31 | Connects Page, OPSBA Events, Trustee PD

We invite you to join OPSBA’s next Speakers Series event on Thursday, April 8 at noon. We are excited to welcome Tyler Stewart from the iconic Canadian music group Barenaked Ladies!

The Arts & Public Education

Tyler understands the importance of including the arts in our curriculum & schools and how these opportunities help the learning process for so many students. Tyler will join trustees to share his story and talk about what an arts education did for him as an extroverted and at times disruptive youth:

“Without elementary and high school music programs, drama clubs, and variety nights – I probably would’ve fallen through the cracks of the education system. In fact, our entire band feels the same way, and we thanked all music educators everywhere during our Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction speech at the 2018 Juno Awards.”

Trustees will have the opportunity for a Q & A with Tyler after his presentation.

This series is offered free of charge. Registration is not required, but for our planning purposes, please send a quick email to Kendra Devine at kdevine@opsba.org indicating you plan to attend.

Join us via Zoom on Thursday, April 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tyler Stewart

Since 1990, Tyler Stewart is the drummer and vocalist for Canadian Music Hall of Famers, Barenaked Ladies. The group has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, won 9 Juno awards and sold over 14,000,000 over their 30+ year career. Tyler grew up in Newmarket Ontario, where he attended Meadowbrook Public School, Huron Heights Secondary School, and has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television from Ryerson University in Toronto, where he currently lives with his wife Jill,  and three daughters: Mili 22, Hazel 20, and Carmen 10.

About the OPSBA Speaker and Professional Development Series

Every second Thursday from February to May, OPSBA offers online lunchtime speakers and professional development sessions for trustees. We invite you to grab your lunch and connect with fellow trustees while we bring you inspiring speakers and virtual workshops. The sessions will help you build capacity and thrive as boards respond to the challenges of the pandemic and other critical educational issues.

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