(Vancouver, BC) – Is it challenging to get your kids to eat their veggies, brush their teeth or wear a bike helmet? Vancouver children’s entertainer Will Stroet’s fun and educational videos, Will’s Jams, will inspire kids to be healthy, safe and active. Featuring Will’s award-winning music about sports, hygiene, colours, counting, animals and road safety, Will’s Jams, will get kids dancing, laughing and singing while also learning important educational messages. Starting May 20, you can tune it to Kids’ CBC weekday mornings at 8:25 am to watch Will’s Jams, produced by Turtlebox Productions. Families are also invited to celebrate Will’s TV debut at his free concert at UBC Alumni Weekend on May 25 and join in the #willsjams Tweet Up to win fun prizes.
“We’re very excited to be adding Will’s Jams to our preschool programming,” says Kim Wilson, head of children’s programming for Kids’ CBC. “Will is a talented Canadian children’s entertainer who has a genuine connection with kids and sings fun, infectious and educational songs for the whole family.”
“Full of Beans,” with dancing paper-doll cut-outs and a catchy chorus, teaches kids about vegetables and counting, while the“Bike Safety Boogie” educates kids about the rules of the road.“Hygiene and Eugene”will get kids pumped about their morning and bedtime routines while “I’m Gonna Walk,” “Hockey’s Just Really Cool” and “Kick It” will motivate kids to play sports or be active outdoors.
“Ever since I started writing children’s music, I’ve dreamt of being on Kids’ CBC,” says Will. “CBC has such an amazing history of quality children’s programming that I grew up watching. I’m so excited that I can follow in the footsteps of so many of the other great Canadian children’s TV personalities.”
As a former French immersion music teacher and a father, Will knows how to engage and entertain kids. He discovered his talent for writing children’s music while completing his bachelor of education at UBC. After releasing his first CD in 2005, “Let’s All Dance,” and receiving great reviews from families and event organizers, Will knew he had found his calling. In 2009, Will left teaching to pursue a full-time career as a musician and has never looked back. Over the years, he’s performed more than 750 shows at major festivals, schools and theatres across Canada. Highlights include performing at the PNE, 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife, and children’s festivals in Vancouver, Surrey, Whistler, Okanagan and Alberta.
Will has released three English albums and three in French that have garnered national recognition, including a West Coast Songwriter’s Award, approval from the Parents’ Choice Awards and multiple nominations from the Western Canadian Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards and Sirius XM Indies (Canadian Independent Music Awards).
To RSVP for Will Stroet’s free concert at UBC Alumni Weekend at the Norm Theatre in the Student Union Building on May 25, visit www.alumni.ubc.ca/events/alumniweekend. Complimentary parking is included and doors open at 9:30 a.m. with the concert at 10 a.m. Vancouver Mom will also be hosting a Will’s Jams Tweet Up during the concert. You can also join the tweet up online from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. using the hashtags #willsjams #ubcalumniwknd. For more information about the #willsjams Tweet Up and Will Stroet, visit www.willmusic.ca.
Media interviews, photographs and a link to the video viewing site are available upon request.