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CBC Radio q Candy Palmater Guest Hosts

Candy Palmater selfie before the live show on Monday August 17th/ 2015
Candy Palmater selfie before the live show on Monday August 17th/ 2015

Good morning folks! Sorry for our long absence it has been quite the summer. After having moved from Halifax Nova Scotia to Toronto Ontario, we are still working hard to bring more Candy to you all across the nation and globe. Today and all this week, week two, Candy is guest hosting q on CBC radio, be sure to tune in for exciting interviews executed by Candy Palmater.

MORE Upcoming events:

– Candy will be working with development people at CBC Radio for her own show

– Candy is heading to Vancouver in September for a corporate event that she will be speaking to hundreds of participants

– Candy Palmater will be the Host/ Sole Presenter and Script Writer for 2015 ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival Annual Awards Show being held at TIFF Bell Lightbox October 17th, 2015 in Toronto

– Candy is writing some development and involved in a NEW National Television series on APTN titled: Sex & Candy – stay tuned for more….

Be sure to check out her YouTube Channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where you will receive various current daily updates and fun pics/ facts and real life goings on.

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Q on CBC Radio: Candy Palmater Hosts week of Jan 19th

Happy Thursday wonderful people. We have some momentous News for you in this short blog. Short and sweet, just how we like to provide news to you. Get right to the point . Here we go:


Big News in Canada.

Candy Palmater of the award winning national TV show, The Candy Show, and comedian, will be Guest hosting on CBC Radio One Q – week of January 19th, 2015. Candy is in the running for the permanent seat as well, please feel free to (hashtag) #Qthefuture and tweet @TheCandyShow along with your support to @CBCRadioQ or, email: in support of Candy.  Here is the link to the CBC Radio Website: Candy on Q


The Candy Show Season 5 ( #TCSS5) or (#TheCandyShow) airs TUESDAY nights 9:30PM EST on APTN & APTN HD Channels. Tune in 30 minutes earlier to catch the episode from the week before, then right after a brand NEW episode will air. This week on award winning TV Show:  Follow Candy Palmater on Twitter: @theCandyShow

Comedian/ Host: Candy Palmater

MUSIC Guests: Susan Aglukark  and Rich Aucoin – TUESDAY JANUARY 20th, 2015 on APTN & APTN HD Channels



Aboriginal Youth – Dream Walkers Gathering 2014

Dream Walkers 2014Candy Palmater and Adam Beach are the headliners for this event.  Candy will speak and is the emcee for the 2 day event at the Tim Horton’s Onondaga Camp in St. George Ontario.

Education is extremely important to Candy, and much of her travels across the country and nation she speaks to students, educators, Government, Management and more, speaking on various topics around the importance of education. Each week she teaches Native Studies course at Dalhousie University in Halifax for the TYP, Transition Year program. In all her speakings/ teachings and even her comedy, you can hear the clear message of education, love and being true to yourself.

Candy is one of kind. Her technique, style and use of solemn emotion creates a safe environment for learning and feeling, while empowering the participants to be the best we all can be in life.

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The Candy Show YouTube channel has a Halloween Giveaway, and is open internationally for everyone.  To enter the FREE contest is simple. Watch the video, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel, LIKE the video and leave a comment, it’s that easy. LINK to The Candy Show YOUTUBE channel, click here.

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And the WINNER Goes to…. The Candy Show

Candy WinnerHello beautiful people,

Sorry for the long delay in our update. We have many  updates and news for you. We hope you had a fantastic summer, and are enjoying the fall weather of sunshine and crispy days.

Since our last post of Dog Days of Summer, hosted by Candy Palmater in Halifax, she has been traveling for comedy, speaking and Television events all summer and into early fall. Candy has been nominated for two Awards: Nova Scotia Music Award (Media Person of the Year), and also an APCMA (Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards) for Best Television Series Promoting Aboriginal Music on a National Level. The winner of the APCMA category is: THE CANDY SHOW – Candy’s hit national TV series on APTN.  Much anticipated and greatly appreciated, Candy and I would like to thank every one of you fans, family, friends, colleagues, clients and subscribers who voted. This is a prestigious Award in Canada, awarded by the people, the voters.  We Thank you with all our hearts.  The Nova Scotia Music Award is still a nomination at this point, but will know this fall who will win the category. (this award is for Nova Scotia only and is voted by the industry members).

Candy’s National TV show: The Candy Show, is not syndicated, is in it’s fifth season, now post-production and will soon air on APTN. No date is released by the network as of yet. You can watch The Candy Show weekly on APTN, or on line HERE.


Candy headlined the Entertainment night for the Mi’Kmaq Summer Games 2014 in Potlotek First Nation. Opening for her was Don Burnstick and another local upcoming comedian, with Candy’s set on after the family fireworks. The night was stellar and a rare treat as many witness Candy’s Corporate comedy, but this late night show was her blue comedy. The organizers planned the event to provide a mix mash of variety for the audience.

Candy has traveled to Moose Cree First Nation for comedy performance and to Wikwemikong Unceded First nation for motivational, inspirational keynote speeches, on Manitoulin Island. Beautiful place to visit.

Candy hosted the Industry Award Night presented by RBC, the Ohshki Awards – the same night her category was announced and she won. The Nationally Televised Award night, Candy was the presenter for Song of The Year, and had a stroll down the red carpet with her well earned Award. The two nights were filled with the best talent in Canada, what we call Red Hollywood, for Aboriginal people, and with guests from all across the world to attend, perform and receive awards. What a great couple of nights in Winnipeg!

NOW, Candy is back on APTN National News for the Laughing Drum segment, every other Tuesday nights,  and she accepted a position to teach the  Native Studies Course at Dalhousie University in Halifax, once a week.  Still being able to travel all over the globe for events, comedy shows, and speaking to youth, educators, Unions, Corporations and Government – sending messages on love, inclusion, motivation, inspiration and more.

This October, she will be hosting and speaking at the NPAAMB – Dream walkers Gathering in Ontario, for Aboriginal Youth. For more details click here.


Candy is in the process of writing her first book and is busy writing treatments for a handful of other TV projects.  The Candy Show kept her busy for 5 seasons of filming, with her as the ONLY writer for ALL episodes, a rarity in Television.  We will keep you posted on the developments as they unfold.


We still keep up with her YouTube Channel – Click here for her channel, be sure to subscribe and not miss out on a video.

Thank you for your continued support and love. We will update you all her endeavors and keep you in the loop.


Simply click here and I will be happy to book Candy for an appearance, event, festival, gig , TV show and more…

See you again soon,

The Candy Show Team



Halifax Pride Parade and other news

Saturday July 26th is the infamous annual Halifax pride parade. Thousands of people will come out to watch, participate, show their alliance and unity that really, one love is human nature, and this day marks this fact. Halifax pride parade is the 4th largest in Canada. That is awesome considering we are a tiny province and our person per province tally is lower than most. We sure know how to pump out an awesome pride festival and parade. See you Saturday 1:30PM parade start time. MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE. lipstick pride

Candy , a proud 2 spirited woman, has united for a special campaign with BBBS Halifax (Big Brothers Big Sisters). She is the face of the their campaign and will be on the big float, helping to gather clothing donations from the parade goers to help the kids that are in desperate need of help. MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE.  BBBS and Candy


The Candy Show (National Television series) is nominated for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award 2014. Voting is open to people all over the world, help Candy win! APCMA nomination 2014CLICK HERE TO register and vote for FREE

Simple: To vote you must register , but it is FREE, and then you go to the voting categories. The category you are looking for is: BEST TELEVISION SERIES and THE CANDY SHOW is the second on the list. Click the little box and send in your vote, and that is it! It’s that simple. You can only vote once, so make sure you click on the correct box. Share with everyone you know. Let’s help Candy win! Thank you for your vote and your support.


The Candy Show – APCMA 2014 Nomination

Hello Beautiful people. Candy Palmater

Candy Palmater (The Candy Show) has an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award nomination for BEST TV show showcasing and promoting Aboriginal Music and Music in general.  We ask if you could take a few minutes to VOTE for The Candy Show in the BEST TV category. Registering to vote is free and easy, and one click beside THE CANDY SHOW will submit your entry. APCMA nomination 2014The Voting has been extended now to July 31st 2014, so plenty of time to vote. You can vote HERE: CLICK HERE

ALSO: You can vote all around the Globe – no matter if you are in Australia or Africa, you can vote. Help The Candy Show win a much deserved award for the hard work and promotion of awesome music through a National medium. You can catch the first 4 seasons on the Network’s website here: CLICK HERE for The Candy Show on line

HUGE THANK YOU to every single person that voted and will do so in the next week. Please share with your friends and ask them to vote too. ( no shame in asking). Thank you again.

MORE NEWS: Candy’s calendar is a crazy busy one, but not too busy for her fans and her YouTube Channel. Right now, a GIVEAWAY Contest is on! You might win. CLICK HERE to ENTER The Candy Show YOUTUBE Channel.  

The actual Video to watch on YouTube, the GIVEAWAY Contest video you must watch to enter is: CLICK HERE.

GOOD Luck to everyone – Contest closes July 20th, 2014. You can enter only one time.

The Candy Show Candy Palmater


We Need your Vote – APCMA Open until July 19


Hello everyone around the Globe. Exciting news is The Candy Show has been nominated for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award. The voting can be done by anyone and everyone around the Globe. Simply click on this link, and register, vote for THE CANDY SHOW under the category Best TV series supporting Aboriginal Music, it’s that easy.  TO watch some of The Candy Show on line, click here. OR watch a NEW episode every Wednesday night on APTN and APTN HD channels. Promote Your VoteThank you for taking the time to Vote for The Candy Show. We appreciate your continued support. APCMAHappy Friday, have a great and safe weekend.

TV Filming in Halifax – Be in the Audience/ Guest Lineup released

The Candy Show Season 5 Guest line up is now released and ready to share with you. The Candy Show is filmed in Halifax, all 13 episodes, which consists of 26 guests plus Candy Palmater, (Comedian/ Host/ Star) of The Candy Show,  over 7 days and nights.

Here is Season 5 guests:

APRIL 24, 2014 filming day:

HOST/ WRITER/ COMEDIAN/: Candy Palmater – funny female comedian/ monologue every episode brand new material. Candy Palmater

Derric Starlight – Ventriloquist Performer

Erin Costelo – singer/ songwriter

– Hubert Francis – Singer/ songwriter

– Brondon Gold – Circus Performer

APRIL 25, 2014 filming day:

Gerry “Big Bear” Barrett – Ojibwe Elvis Impersonator

My Living Will – Band/ Music

Caitlan & Christy – DUO pole performers

Red Suga – Music

APRIL 26, 2014 filming day:

Troy Lane – Tattoo artist (Tribal Ink Tattoo)

Slowcoaster – Band/ Music

Moe Clark – Poet/ spoken word artist

Jessie Brown & The Black Divine – Band/ Music

APRIL 30,2014 filming day:

Tracy Bone – Singer/ song writer (country)

–  Maria Osende – Flamenco dancer/ Performer

MAY 1, 2014 filming day:

Neon Dreams – Music/ band

El Jones – Halifax Poet Laureate

Charlie A’Court – blues musician w/ Kev Corbett

INEZ Jasper – Music

MAY 2, 2014 filming day:

Irish Mythen – singer/ song writer

Eastern Eagle – The Candy Show Host DRUM

Susan Aglukark – Global artist/ Music/ JUNO winner/ Order of Canada

Rich Aucoin – Music/ symphonic pop

MAY 3, 2014 filming day:

Iskwe – Music/ singer-song writer

Deception “A Rock Opera” – performance/ acting

The Stanfields – music/ Band

George Leach – music/ singer- song writer/ JUNO award winner

**Please note: Guest list is subject to change.  If any changes are required, they will be updated here**



Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.
Fancy Shoes TV INC. A partnership of Candy Palmater and Johanna Eliot of Ocean Entertainment.

The Candy Show




HALIFAX filming of The Candy Show S5 – Be a part of National TV audience

FREE   FREE   FREE  Tickets to the most AMAZING event of the year in Halifax.  So many awesome events occur on an annual basis in Halifax, but this is the ONE that most talk about for months afterward.  What makes this event so darn amazing? Well, here is the list:

1. National TV filming and you get to be a part of it for FREE ( as long as you are 19+ ), and you can see yourself on TV when the episode airs, if you happen to be seated in the right place.

2. BEST Canadian Performers, Musicians, Comedy all under one roof – and it is the best price ever – we ask for each ticket holder to bring ONE non-perishable food item for the food bins for FEED NS on site. In return you will receive the BEST in entertainment for the evening/ night while we film in HD for TV.

3. The other awesome fact: We are not STUFFY on set.  We want you, the AUDIENCE, to have fun so come prepared to dance, laugh hard, scream when asked and dressed in your craziest, best, or come however you like, just no birthday suits please, the network will not like that.  We want you to relax and be with Candy Palmater as she makes you feel warm, welcome and invited into her House to play, and enjoy yourselves. Dance, Laugh, Meet new people.

4. The Candy Show is as proud of it’s audience as it is of its performing guests! Silver Donald Cameron, reporting for The Chronicle Herald, described The Candy Show audience by saying:

“They were young and old; gay and straight; Black, White, Asian and Aboriginal; all brought together by a common taste and attitude”

5. This creatively awesome and most Highly talented bunch of Entertainers will be on set/ stage filming for TV and for you, and it is all FREE. YES, FREE – You can Thank Candy Palmater for this.  As the Creator/ Host/ ONLY Writer/ and Producer of The Candy Show – that has garnished her with an ECMA Nomination and the show itself for 2 Canadian Screen Award Nominations, she always wanted her fans and many of her guests fans from across the country to enjoy artists that never come here and at the best price tag, FREE + one non-perishale food item for FEED NS.

TICKETS click here and order.  DATES: April 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1, 2, 3 – The Guest list will be released this week, on this website.  Make sure you SUBSCRIBE and not miss the update when it is posted.  

The Candy Show Audience in waiting....
The Candy Show Audience in waiting….

Season 5 filming end of April + beginning of May
Be in the LIVE studio Audience – Filming in Halifax

SEASON 5 Guest LINEUP w/ dates of filming

Thursday April 24th – Derric Starlight – ventriloquist performer
– Erin Costelo – Singer/ song writer lives in Halifax
– Hubert FRancis – singer/ song writer lives in NB
– Brandon Gold – Circus Performer

Friday April 25th – Gerry Big Bear (Ojibwe Elvis impersonator) – performer
– My Living Will – Band in HRM
– Caitlan & Christy – Duo Pole perfomers
– Red “Suga” – Musician

Saturday April 26th – Tattoo Artist – Troy Lane
– Slowcoaster – Band/ Music
– Moe Clark – Metis Poet from Quebec
– Jessie Brown & The Black Divine – band in NS

Wednesday April 30th – Tracy Bone – singer/ songwriter (country)
– Maria Osende – Flamenco performer

Thursday May 1st – Neon Dreams – Music in Halifax
– El JOnes – Halifax Poet Laureate
– Charlie A’Court – w/ kev Corbett
– Inez Jasper – Music

Friday May 2nd – Irish Mythen – singer/ song writer
– Eastern Eagle – Drum
– Susan Aglukark – singer/ Order of Canada/ JUNO award winner
– Rich Aucoin – Music/ performer

Saturday May 3rd – Iskwe – Music
– Deception “A Rock Opera” – performance
– The Stanfields – Band in Halifax
– George Leach – Music/ JUNO Award winner 2014

Canadian Screen Nominated – The Candy Show

NEWS: This just in. The Candy Show Season 3, for Episode “Small Spaces, Familiar Faces” written/ Produced by Candy Palmater, and Directed by Multiple Award winning Director Trevor Grant, has been nominate for a Canadian Screen Award, 2014.  We will have to wait until March to hear who won. Good luck to every one and congratulations on every single nomination. For all the 2014 Canadian Screen Nominations

Be sure to catch a NEW Episode of Season 4 each and every WEDNESDAY on APTN and APTN HD Channels 10pm EST/ 11pm AST APTN National TVThe Candy Show, National Variety Television – getting ready for filming Season 5 this spring, 2014, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Trevor Grant - second Canadian Screen nod for Best Direction on The Candy Show - on the right, Cory A Gibson is Candy's right hand but he is on the left in this pic
Trevor Grant – second Canadian Screen nod for Best Direction on The Candy Show – on the right, Cory A Gibson is Candy’s right hand but he is on the left in this pic