The Asham Stompers are a very high energy Jig and Square Dance group that that bring fans to their feet EVERYWHERE they perform.
Their Mission “Is to help recapture and preserve the history of the Métis people through the Traditional dancing of Red River Jig”. They combine Red River Jig with square dance which has been done in the Aboriginal Communities for so long, aptly called the Red River Dance. Their group is half Metis and half First Nations. Their purpose is to help bring hope to the Aboriginal people by taking something that is already a part of most Aboriginal communities and sharing it with the world in a successful business manner.
They were formed in 2002 and have done over 100 performances a year in the last 11 years.
They have performed at The Winnipeg World Curling Championships, the Canadian Curling Championships (The Brier), The Dauphin Countryfest,
Milwaukee Wisconsin Indian Summer Festival, half time shows at Winnipeg BLUE BOMBER football games, Folklorama, Festival Du Voyageur, and the World Curling Championships in Grand Forks North Dakota. They did 6 performances at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver British Columbia, and most recently toured Mexico and Cape Breton Island.
They also run their own Annual Asham Stomper Festival in Reedy Creek, MB (2 hrs NW of Winnipeg) September long weekend and won the Aboriginal Tourism Award for Manitoba in 2007. Arnold Asham President and lead dancer was also Entrepreneur of the year for Manitoba Business Magazine in 2006 with Asham Curling Supplies their Proud Sponsor.
Their group consists of lead couple Cathy Genaille & Arnold Asham, Charmaine Raynor & David Raynor, Ashley Harris & Michael Harris , Felicia Morrisseau & Ryan Richard, Shayna Genaille & Brandon Courchene, Skyler Campbell &, Jacob Harris, and 6 year old Eva Kerbrat.
The Asham Stompers perform to live Music by well known Manitoba Power Fiddler Shawn Mousseau from Lake Manitoba First Nations who also takes off his shoes and chords with his toes while playing the fiddle.
For more Information on the Asham Stompers Contact Arnold Asham at 1 (800) 267-5730 or (204) 589-6321(Winnipeg) or Cell (204) 792-6015 or e-mail email@example.com.