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Teaching, Modeling and Nurturing Character

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Errol Lee’s interest in and talent for music were evident at a very early age. As the son of iconic Jamaican record producer Bunny Lee and recording artist Merlene Webber, Errol was immersed in the music industry from a very early age so it was only natural he would pursue a career in music. Initially, he began by writing songs and performing them on local television shows and at local venues.

 

At the age of fifteen, Errol began to focus on exploring his musical talents in earnest. When he was twenty-one, he performed on Much Music’s Electric Circus. His performance of “Don’t Be a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” caught the attention of record producers and he was offered the opportunity to go to England to negotiate a recording contract. Excited at the prospect, Errol met with producers only to discover they wanted him to take his music and lyrics in a direction he knew was wrong for him. He knew he had to follow his own path and stay true to what he knew was right for him. Errol would not compromise his values and beliefs for a record deal and so he moved back to Canada to pursue his music in his own way. 

Back in Canada, Errol found his niche as he began to involve himself in community service. Volunteering his time with various organizations, he realized that he could use his music to make an impact on the lives of young people who desperately needed a positive role model in their lives. Errol knew that through his music and community work, he could teach, model and nurture positive attitudes and behaviour that could assist youth in their personal development. Lyrically, he knew it was possible to appeal to people without resorting to gratuitous violence, profanity and promiscuity. 

Today, as a successful singer, songwriter, dancer, recording artist, performer, author and motivational speaker, Errol’s positive message of the importance of developing good character is reaching thousands of people of all ages in elementary, secondary and private schools, colleges, universities, youth groups, camps, YMCAs, O.P.P and local police services, community groups, businesses and corporations. 

Errol’s music and his positive message are especially meaningful in today’s world where there is so much negativity, violence, sadness and pain. Not only does he sing about honesty, empathy, respect and optimism, he lives his life that way. Errol is a loving and devoted husband and father. He lives with his wife, Anne Marie and their four children in Barrie, Ontario.

Errol’s unique, diverse talents and focus on both performance and education set him apart from any other performer.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • York Region Character through the Arts Award

  • O.P.P Special Recognition Award For Work With At-risk Youth.

  • BBPA Harry Jerome Excellence in the Art Award

  • Featured in Literacy in Action and BBPA Book of Excellence 

  • Barrie Arts Award for Contribution to the Community

  • YMCA Peace Medallion

  • MACCA (Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association)for Outstanding Contribution to our Community in honor of Black History Month Community Service Award

COMMUNITY OUTREACH THROUGH SONG

“We Care” was used to promote the City of Vaughan’s Peace Tree Festival during which children and their families celebrate peace and diversity.  It was also used for a televised PSA for Project CODE so children everywhere can reach their full potential

“Better Place”, “The Golden Rule” and “Reaching Out to You” were scored by Sistema Toronto and performed during a fundraising event.  This aided in their mission to provide free ensemble-based music lessons to students and expand their program into the Toronto District School Board’s Yorkwoods P.S.

 

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REFERENCES / TESTIMONIALS

2021 ST John Bosco

"Errol's calm disposition comes through beautifully. 

He discusses challenging topics in ways that are simple for students to understand. "

2021 Sir James Dunn Public School

"His messaging during his presentations focused on caring at all levels - individual, family, and community.He also did an really amazing job connecting all 3 area with personal stories and his musical lyrics."

2021 Margaret Stringer Manitoulin

"Families sang and danced along with their children as the students and Errol performed the lessons they learned regarding kindness, respect and showing empathy and optimism towards others."

2021 Douglas Romanow

"While Errol Lee excels as a talented musician and a prolific songwriter, he sets himself apart from scores of similar entertainers because of the focus of his message."

Township of St. Joseph

“The message of Errols performance contributes to our kids’ desire to be good friends to each other and provides them with teachings that help them to respect themselves and others.”

Vaughan Sandra Racco

“It is always wonderful to see the commitment you demonstrate to ensuring our youth learn to embrace cultural appreciation in our community through the arts and education in order to live together in peace and harmony.”

Mayor Barrow

“Errol Lee is not just an entertainer but a teacher and role model in the community in which he lives to students whom he mentors, and challenges them daily to develop character traits because it becomes your destiny.”

Kenneth Fowler Innisfil

“I have seen firsthand the inspiration he fuels in those who are lucky enough to share a few moments with him.”

TCDSB Madonna Catholic Secondary School

His direct involvement has not only engaged even the most at-risk students, it has also nurtured our program and helped it grow as a whole through enrichment as well as community.”

SCDSB Fieldcrest Elementary School

“It is my pleasure to proved a letter to highlight the wonderful work that Errol Lee does to support the building of safe, caring and inclusive schools where every student feels a sense of pride and belonging.”

Mnjikaning Kendaaswin Elementary School

“We have noticed a positive impact on our school community. The children are talking about caring for one another; they know that is cool to care.”

TCDSB Loretta Abby Catholic Secondary School

Our students were spellbound and appreciated his dynamic approach and spirit leaving our school community with a truly positive outlook and challenge.”

BBPA Tessa Benn

“I have observed many of his performances which left all in attendance clamouring for more. His sincere and passionate interaction with students is electrifying”

Christine Dehaas

“As a result of Errols work, schools and community organizations have taken up the torch. They have established HERO clubs addressing anti-bullying, diversity, anti-racism and social justice.”

Brampton Neighbourhood Resoure Centre

Through his mentoring and life examples he is able to reach out to youth and give them hope and motivation to make better life choices. I find him to be a man of honour and compassion, who is empathetic, moved by the people he encounters. Errol is a leader and mentor whos thought provoking message creates inspiration and hope.”

OPP

Each performance was very powerful! Soliciting the students participation, delivering spoken messages and then incorporationg music and dance he had students engrossed in his presentations. Errol is a very effective speaker and obviously accomplished entertainer.”

Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School

“Errols ability to understand his audience, from our youngest to our senior grades, is truly a gift. He had them up on their feet and singing enthusiastically.”

Markham Mayor Donald Cousens

“I have no hesitation in recognizing Errol Lee as an accomplished motivational speaker. His personal initiative has set him apart and he has been an inspiration to Markhams youth.”

SPONSORS

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PREVIOUS APPEARANCES

FESTIVALS

  • Richmond Hill Canada Day

  • Markham Canada Day

  • Town of Georgina Canada Day

  • York Region Police summer leadership camp

  • Barrie Culture days

  • Barrie Rhythmfest

  • Barrie Dragonboat Festival

  • Tall Pines Camp

 

ARTS & CULTURE

  • Chapters Barrie children dept and book signing

  • Hospice King Aurora

  • London Childrens’ Connection

  • Orillia Opera House

  • Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Vaughan City Playhouse

  • Toronto Street Festival

  • Whitehills Childcare

  • Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

  • Future Aces Gala

  • Markham African Canadian Caribbean Association

 

GOVERNMENT & MUNICIPALITIES

  • Town of East Gwillumbury Family New Years Eve Celebration

  • OPP Summer Camp

  • Durham Students Together Against Racism (STAR)

  • Mapleview Church Summer Camp

  • Barrie Public Library

  • Richmond Hill Public Library

  • York Region Character Community

 

MALLS

  • Station Mall

  • Hillcrest Mall

  • Fairview Mall

  • Jane and Finch Mall

  • Woodbine Mall & Fantasy Fair

INSTITUTIONS

  • Algoma College SSM

  • York University

  • Brock University

  • University of Toronto

  • Elementary & Secondary Schools