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W. Ian Walker
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"Check out my site at emliancommunicationscom for all "arts" updates!"
Jul 13, 2016
W. Ian Walker posted a status
"Hi Gang: It's been ages since I updated this page! I've updated new pics and check out my site at www.emliancommunications.com"
Jul 13, 2016
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Jul 13, 2016
W. Ian Walker posted photos
Jul 13, 2016
W. Ian Walker is attending Jacqueline Norton's event

April Creative Exchange at David Gruggen Photography Studio at David Gruggen Photography Studio

April 15, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm
Finally, the weather is warming and we are entering spring time!Our next Creative Exchange will be held on Tuesday, April 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. at David Gruggen’s Photography Studio at 326 James Street North, Hamilton (North of Barton Street).David is a talented and experienced photographer and he is excited to open his doors to show you his studio. Please plan on joining us for our April Creative Exchange.Each month we choose a different location for the Creative Exchange so that you will…See More
Apr 2, 2014
W. Ian Walker is attending Jacqueline Norton's event

Creative Exchange Networking Event, Thursday, September 26th at Anchor Bar

September 26, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
Our host for the September meet-up will be Annette Paiement (Director, AGH World Film Festival). This year the AGH BMO World Film Festival is continuing to showcase the world’s best festival films. Screenings of more than 30 outstanding award-winning international, independent and Canadian films will be presented at venues across Hamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek and Burlington.aghfilmfest.comThis event will be happening on Thursday September 26th, 5 -7 PM at the Anchor Bar, 2 King St W,…See More
Sep 16, 2013
W. Ian Walker is attending Jacqueline Norton's event

Hamilton Music Strategy Open House - 2nd Event at Hamilton Visitor Information Centre

September 24, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Join us on September 24th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Visitor Information Centre in the Lister Building on James North to learn more about the Hamilton Music Strategy. We will have the strategy on display and staff and members of the working group will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.See More
Aug 30, 2013
W. Ian Walker posted a status
"New Hamilton business article has featured my company. Please read: http://yourhamiltonbiz.com/hamilton-entrepreneur-returns-to-his-roots"
Jun 20, 2013
W. Ian Walker posted a blog post

"Remembering Dad in 2013"

This “Father’s Day” is the 1st year that my siblings and I will not have our Dad with us, as he passed away on July 4th, 2012.  As this national recognition of a “Father’s influence on their children” is recognized; I am greatly missing my dad “Bill”.  My fun-loving Dad combined with his quiet and unassuming presence; had a wonderful sense of “dry humour” as he made a huge impression on my life and on the development of each of his four children. We four would not be the “personalities and…See More
Jun 14, 2013
W. Ian Walker posted a status
"Check out my new blog: "Remembering Dad in 2013" http://www.emliancommunications.com/blog/?p=23"
Jun 14, 2013
W. Ian Walker posted a status
"Hey Arts Friends: Attn left handed artists/creative individuals like me! Check out this site. http://www.7arte.eu/"
Apr 24, 2013
W. Ian Walker posted a status
"Hey Folks! Two things, Check out my new website at www.emliancommunications.com. Looking for new Hamilton clients!"
Apr 24, 2013
W. Ian Walker posted a status
"After 10 years in the GTA, my wife Elaine and I are moving home to Hamilton, and will be back around June 1st. New beginnings for me!"
Mar 11, 2013
W. Ian Walker is attending Jacqueline Norton's event

Creative Exchange Networking Event, March 19th, 2013, 5 p.m. at Factory Media Centre

March 19, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
Our next event will be held on Tuesday March 19th, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Factory Media Centre, Hamilton’s artist run media centre located at 228 James St. North, in the heart of the James North art district. Please join us to network in this creative space!Any questions? Contact Jacqueline Norton at jnorton@hamilton.ca or Laura Walker at info@factorymedia.ca …See More
Mar 11, 2013
W. Ian Walker posted a status
"Hey all Hamilton arts friends: Soon will have my page up, check back soon for new events at www.emliancommunicatons.org"
Oct 28, 2012
W. Ian Walker posted a status
"Check out my recent updates to "arts article" at LinkedIn page. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=52191799&trk=tab_pro"
Oct 28, 2012

Profile Information

Skill/Specialty
Arts Consultant, Baritone Soloist, Actor, Public and Media Relations, Development & Fundraising
Tell us about your relationship to the film & creative community
I've acted in the past as "singing-actor" in musical production and in opera. In the early 1990's, I have participated in movies and commerials as a background actor and have produced for Christian Television a CCM (Christian Contemporary Music) program filming in Nashville and Toronto various legends of CCM industry.

Would like to be involved bringing talent to Toronto and Hamilton with future film or television projects.Check out my website at: www.emliancommunications.com

My update biographical info

As an active baritone singer, chorister, conductor, arts administrator and professional fundraiser; Mr. W. Ian Walker has been apart of some amazing ensembles during his over forty years of choral music making. These ensembles have included: Hamilton Mennonite Children’s Choir Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Young Artist Vocal Program, The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Music Singers, London Pro Musica Chamber Ensemble and The Orpheus Choir of Toronto, since 2003 under the direction of Robert Cooper, C.M. (Order of Canada) Artistic Director.

Mr. Walker also worked as Arts Administrator and Fundraiser for 30 years, primarily with Choral and Orchestral organizations in the areas of Public Relations, Arts Marketing, Special Events and Fundraising duties in the Southern and Southwestern areas of Ontario. These arts or “non profit” organizations include: Orchestra London Canada, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Music; London Pro Musica Chamber Choir; London International Children’s Festival; Subway World Gymnastics Challenge (Copp’s Coliseum); Hamilton’s Festival of Friends Folk Festival; The Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir; the Elmer Iseler Singers, The Orpheus Choir of Toronto and The Youth Choir for the Nations Canada.

Mr. Walker has formed two companies in Arts Marketing and Fundraising entitled Emlian Music Group (2000) & Emlian Communications Group Inc. (2007). The two companies have attracted many non-profit clients to the services offered in all aspects of Development to Arts Marketing services. Mr. Walker has his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film from McMaster University combined with a Post Graduate Certificate from Humber College’s Fundraising and Volunteer Management Program.

Since 2005, Mr. Walker is Founder, Artistic Director and CEO of the Youth Choir for the Nations Canada (YCFN Canada) The Youth Choir sings in English, French, Spanish and Urdu. During 2006-2008, the choir has been invited to perform in several venues in Southern Ontario. Mr. Walker and the Board of Directors will be exploring other touring opportunities in 2010.

W. Ian Walker has written his autobiography Stirring My Soul to Sing, Overcoming Obstacles of ADHD that will soon be published. Ian has had this ADHD disorder since birth and was not officially diagnosed until 1997 when he first attended McMaster University, in Hamilton, ON.

In his book, Ian openly writes about “my amazing careers in both Classical, Choral and Gospel Music to a Broadcasting career researching and interviewing and developing friendships with some of Gospel Music’s (Christian Contemporary Music- CCM) legends” who are also Grammy and Dove Award winners themselves such as Sandi Patty, Steven Curtis Chapman, Randy Stonehill, Nancy Honeytree Miller, Mark Lowry, Phil Driscoll and the Dean of CCM, Composer and Arranger, Ralph Carmichael .

Mr. Walker shares about his amazing career and opportunities to work with some incredible Classical Music and Gospel artists combined with the joys and sorrows that he has experienced adapting to his disability issues in his book. Ian also shares in the book about having a fruitful relationship with “his blessed Elaine” and they been happily married for over ten years.

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W. Ian Walker's Blog

"Remembering Dad in 2013"

This “Father’s Day” is the 1st year that my siblings and I will not have our Dad with us, as he passed away on July 4th, 2012.  As this national recognition of a “Father’s influence on their…

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 11:33am

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At 9:19pm on June 9, 2009, Alex Jevoyn said…
Very interesting page!
At 5:05pm on June 10, 2009, John Henley said…
I have lived in Dundas since 1984 but not sure that we have met. I used to present magic workshops at the Dundas Library (plus do magic shows there from time to time), so maybe you saw my name around.

Anyway, I have confirmed the "friend" status :o)

John

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