NeChee Friendship Centre, army reserve and Kenora Chiefs Advisory representatives offer advice and resources for a better life
By Mike Aiken
Keynote speaker Stan Wesley engaged his young audience right from the start with an energetic and humourous speech that encouraged aspiring artists to take a healthy risk and leave their comfort zone, in order to pursue their dream.
“So many of our people say ‘I should’ve done that... I should’ve tried,’ “ he said Wednesday.
“Work hard at it and treat it like a business. Invest your time and money in it. There’s no substitute for practice... There’s no shortcuts,” he said, following last night’s show.
He acknowledged there are a number of other aspiring rappers in the area, and he encouraged them to keep at it, while staying in school.
“It doesn’t take a degree to rap, but I feel good about the fact that I got my education. It opens so many doors for me,” he said, referring to his degree in economics.