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Beloved Rankin Family member brings festive show to River Run Centre Saturday, December 15

GUELPH, ON November 28, 2018 – As a solo artist and member of the beloved East Coast group the Rankin Family, Heather Rankin has endeared herself to Canadian music fans. The celebrated performer will present a seasonal show including a mix of Christmas songs and original music during Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas at River Run Centre on Saturday, December 15, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series.

“There are few surnames in Canadian culture that carry an immediate association with musical tradition like that of Rankin,” according to Beat Route magazine. “Heather Rankin has accumulated a half-century of unique insights and artistic inspiration.”

Rankin’s love of performing and creating music began in the small community of Mabou on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. Her parents, Kathleen and Alexander, encouraged their 12 children to pursue music, with five of the Rankin siblings, including Heather, going on to form the legendary Canadian musical group The Rankin Family.

Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas will include a mix of traditional and original songs from Rankin’s 2017 seasonal album, Imagine, as well as favourites performed with her sisters, Raylene and Cookie, on the 1997 recording Do You Hear…Christmas. The show will also feature songs from Rankin’s 2016 Juno-nominated album, A Fine Line, along with Rankin Family classics.

With a rollicking East Coast charm and thoughtful wish for Christmas to come, Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas is sure to fill you with the spirit of the season.

Tickets to see Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas cost $45 for adults, $43 for seniors and students, and $25 for children 14 and under. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at

Presented by River Run Centre Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas is part of the Richardson GMP Music Series. River Run Centre is funded in part by the Government of Canada and gratefully acknowledges our 2018-2019 season sponsor, The Co-operators.


Nicole Neufeld | Program Manager, Development and Marketing
City of Guelph
519-837-5662 ext. 2589
[email protected]

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