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Education Through Entertainment


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Education Through Entertainment


 

 

GIVING BACK TO CANADA

 

                       

HONORING THE EXCEPTIONAL

 

CELEBRATING AND BRINGING CANADIANS TOGETHER

 


“STANDING STRONG AND TRUE”

 This song was written for the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  The video, performed by a host of Canadian country music stars, was filmed in 2010 and produced by award-winning Canadian producers Tom McKillip and Kevin Churko


 

BOLD AND MIGHTY PRODUCTIONS AT THE NORTH POLE

Bold and Mighty Productions was very proud to be one of the lead organizers of a Christmas show tour to Alert, Nunavut in 2014.

The Department of National Defence (DND)/ Personnel Support Program (PSP) has a long tradition of providing show tours for Canadian Armed Forces members serving overseas and in isolated locations.

Over the course of a six-month rotation, a Canadian Armed Forces Show Tour plays an important part of every major operation and is always a big morale booster. Feedback from these shows is always spectacular. CAF show tours bring a small piece of Canada to our deployed members wherever they may be stationed.


 

 

BOLD AND MIGHTY PRODUCTIONS & THE NHL

In October 2014 Bold and Mighty Productions joined with the Calgary Flames in a special pregame presentation featuring Canadian country music star George Canyon and the members of Calgary's own HMCS Tecumseh Band performing the national anthem together.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Team


The Team


Tom McKillip

Partner / Director Of Music

Canadian Country Music Association “Producer of the Year” (and nine-time BCCMA “Producer of the Year”) Tom McKillip continues to collect accolades for his cutting-edge production work in the Canadian music industry. In 2007 Tom served as the musical director for the re-dedication of the Vimy Monument, commemorating Battle of Vimy Ridge.   The moving performance by the Canadian Armed Forces Band with Canadian icon Susan Aglukark left an indelible mark on Tom, and served as the inspiration for the creation of Bold And Mighty Productions.

Born in Nakina Ontario, Tom lives in Maple Ridge with his wife Lynda and oversees the career of 'One More Girl', a successful Canadian country-pop duo formed by his daughters Carly & Britt.  

Jim McKillip

Partner / Director Of History 

Jim is an historian specializing in Canadian military, Aboriginal and comparative colonial studies.  He spent more than 30 years as an armour officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and has served on numerous missions including Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Sierra Leone, the Central African Republic and Germany.  Jim has led many national commemorative ceremonies including the 2007 re-dedication of the Vimy Memorial in France.  He is one of only two soldiers ever to have been awarded two Meritorious Service Medals. 

Born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Jim lives in Ottawa with his wife Mitcha and their 3 children Chai-Yai, Edwin and Tippa.


Key Personnel 

Mike norman - Partner

Canadian country music award-winning songwriter Mike Norman was a brilliant musician and incredible man. Mike was a co-founder of BMT, but sadly passed away in 2010. As a performer, he played with many different artists including Lisa Brokop, Colin James, Bif Naked, Jim Byrnes, The Ennis Sisters, The Moffatts, Michelle Wright and Johnny Reid to name just a few. Mike appeared on over 75 albums as a session musician, and was named the SOCAN Songwriter Of The Year for his work on Aaron Pritchett's chart topping hit ‘Lucky For Me’. Mike’s vision and work ethic inspire and guide us everyday.

DAVID JACKSON -  MUSIC SUPERVISOR / VP COMMEMORATIVE OPERATIONS

David joins the Bold and Mighty team after a 39 year career with the Canadian Armed Forces.  His last nine years there were as the Canadian Armed Forces Inspector of Reserve Bands.  He has enjoyed a lifetime of musical achievements as a Lead Trumpet Player, Soloist, Director of Music and Musical Producer.  His long list of credits include producing the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France, the annual Musical Salute to the military at the CNE in Toronto, the Celebrate Me Home Gala in Kitchener-Waterloo and the Royal Visit to Canada in 2012.

David was born in Clinton Ontario and resides in Ottawa with his wife Cindy.

Research Team

BMT is heavily dependent on quality research and historical interpretation.  This work is done by a team of full and part-time researchers, augmented by university coop students.  Our current team includes:

  • Eliot Waddingham  (Lead Researcher)
  • Chelsea Lappin
  • Nicole Barnes
  • Morgan Hurtubise
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Department of Canadian Heritage

Thanks to a generous grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Bold and Mighty Productions has been able to proudly commemorate the role of Canadian men and women in the World Wars.