Saturday, June 27, 2015

WILLIE

A tall man with an infectious smile and an engaging personality, "Willie" Wimple is a street performer who has two alter egos, Marshal the Moose and his straight-up cousin, non-performer self, Art Henkel. 

Originally from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Willie has travelled all over Canada and the United States performing children's concerts and public events. Between he and his true self, they have have produced entertaining CDs and have been entertaining for over decades. His style is kid friendly and kid focused. He has also served as a children's pastor, event MC and children's programme director. Check him out at, www.funtasticart.com

The main focus for Art is to get the message across to kids that they can be real winners in life. His shows and event appearances deliver positive messages to children, pointing out that everyone is different and nobody's perfect.

Art has been performing part-time and sometimes full-time since he was a teenager. He has recently moved from Victoria, British Columbia and now lives east of Toronto in the town of Whitby where he is beginning to spread the word of Willie and Marshal the Royal Mounted Moose!

ART, WILLIE & MARSHAL FUN FACT: "I have eight kids, six grandkids and I'm barely 30." With his infectious laugh he picks up his huge, brightly coloured squirt gun and goes to cool downs his adoring fans!


PHOTOS: SPENCER WYNN
Willie Wimple, above, seen with his spinning basketball. Below, Marshal the Royal Mounted Moose.                                                                               



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