A little hometown help allowed The Kerplunks member Dinah D to step onstage during the Canadian Folk Music Awards and accept an award on behalf of her group.
She said residents of Gabriola banded together and donated cash and Air Miles to help her fly to the gala, which was held in Toronto Dec. 2-3.
The Kerplunks won the Children’s Album of the Year Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The Kerplunks performer is looking forward to some hometown hugs and wants to thank people who put her in the position to accept the award.
“I could hardly breathe, I was so excited,” she said about accepting the award.
Once she was onstage, she said she realized she had forgotten her notes at her seat and had to ad-lib her previous speech, but it went well.
The Kerplunks received the award for their fourth studio album Pants & Mammals.
Dinah D said what is unique about the album is that it had more teamwork than other albums. The Kerplunks co-wrote a couple of the songs with two parents of The Kerplunks fans. One parent was from Winnipeg and the other was from Victoria.
“The two parents called with the most brilliant song ideas,” Dinah D said.
The result was the songs Pants and Mammals, which sparked the album’s name.
At the gala, she connected with other entertainers who were interested in working together in the future.
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