Heather Bishop


If you were to Google ‘Renaissance Woman’, you might well be directed to Heather Bishop’s website. She is an accomplished musician/singer-songwriter, social activist, keynote speaker, visual artist, published author, and tradeswoman.

And, her country would concur - Heather has been awarded the Order of Canada (2005), the Order of Manitoba (2001), and an Honourary Doctorate of Laws (2011). She is best known around the world as a talented and respected

musician, having released 15 acclaimed folk and children’s albums, winning JUNO nominations, Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and NAPPA Awards. Her CD entitled ‘my face is a map of my time here’ inspired a hardcover coffee table book of her artwork by the same name. In the spring of

2016 she released an EP - The Montreal Sessions and in early 2019 The Last Tracks - being a CD of Heather’s final concert. Highly admired for her social activism, Heather has spent the past 5 decades championing feminism and the environment, and speaking out against racism,

homophobia, and discrimination of any kind. In 1976, she piloted and taught the first Pre-trades Training for Women Course in Canada and is currently teaching the Canadian flagship of The Art of Managing Your Career. Heather Bishop has dedicated innumerable volunteer hours including significant stints on many boards - Manitoba Music (Chair), Manitoba Film and Sound

(Finance Chair), Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (Consultant), Manitoba Advisory Council to the Order of Manitoba (Chair), Manitoba Film Classification Board (Chair) and most recently was appointed by the Prime Minister to the

Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments. Heather Bishop has always lived her belief that, when she gives voice to the

truth in her own life, it strikes a chord in other people's lives as well. She is dedicated to an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just world.

Regina Folk Festival 2020. Be there.