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Join us immediately after Ignite: Burn Brighter and continue to connect with your industry peers, speakers and sponsors at this not-to-be missed after party in the beautiful DJD theatre and lobby.


Cocktails & Connect

Featuring entertainment by the talented DJD professional dancers and amazing singer/songwriter Jenn Beaupre.

Your ticket includes a complimentary wine or beer and creative culinary delights by Fork+ Farm Catering.

A portion of proceeds go to Opportunity International Canada.




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Jenn Beaupre

Never bound by constraints of genre or style, Jenn Beaupre’s natural ability to discern and reinterpret the underlying truth of a song was discovered at an early age. Now pair that uncommon ability with a technical agility most singers only dream about. “My job is not to be a ‘singer’ – I want to make you feel things. I’m an evoker – an elicitor of emotion.” She’s been racking up accolades and captivating audiences for years, but her most recent hit single, “Giants” revealed her absolutely electrifying pop prowess to a larger audience than ever before and now she’s here to Ignite your spirit at Cocktails and Connect. 



DJD Dance Centre

Now in its 34rd year, DJD has carved a niche for itself as one of our nation’s most unique dance companies, devoted to the rich history and spirit of jazz. The Calgary-based company has toured extensively throughout Canada and beyond and has created more than 60 original productions. In April 2016 DJD proudly opened the DJD Dance Centre – host to Ignite; Burn Brighter 2018. DJD will be performing two pieces as part of Cocktails and Connect.