Michelle Szulc is back in Victoria!

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Written by Michelle Szulc – Photos courtesy of Michelle Szulc

June 19, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Yes, Anthem singer Michelle Szulc will be arriving in Victoria on Friday to perform once again. “Anthem singer Michelle Szulc here, and I am excited to give you yet another update on my sporting adventures!”

At the end of March, I was fortunate to receive an invitation back to the island to sing for the Victoria Royals playoffs! It was definitely a quick visit! I had arrived in Victoria during the early afternoon of March 28th, with only enough time to head to the arena for a quick sound check, and then back to my hotel to get ready. Once I was back at the Bear Mountain Arena before the official start of the game, I was amazed by the atmosphere created by the Royals fans. To my surprise Royals DJ, Tom Grainger, played my band Vendaetta’s first single (Flyin’ High) after their warm-up. This had my adrenaline going and made me that much more excited to sing!

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A collection of photos from Michelle’s trip to Victoria on March 28th & 29th, 2013 – Photo courtesy of Michelle Szulc (ISN)

I had a lot of positive feedback about my original music, as well as my singing of O Canada from the fans. Someone even asked me to sign their Royals jersey right next to Mark Donnelly’s signature! A big thank-you once again to Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites for providing my accommodation for the trip, and a warm thank-you to Island Sports News for their continued sponsorship.

Just a few days after my arrival back in Vancouver, I received the most exciting news of my life! I was asked to sing for the Vancouver Canucks game on April 8th against the Phoenix Coyotes. Singing for the Canucks has been a dream of mine for many, many years, and I still cannot believe that I was the anthem singer for that game. I had been working very hard over the last few years, singing at every sporting event I could think of, in order to prepare myself for this opportunity. I am very grateful to the Canucks organization for providing me with this amazing experience. I was on cloud 9 for quite a while after that experience, but I knew eventually, it was back to reality!

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Michelle Szulc singing at the Canucks game, April 8th 2013 – Photo by Marek Szulc 

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Michelle Szulc on the Jumbotron at the Canucks game, April 8th 2013 Photo by Damon James

Aside from anthem singing, I had also been working alongside another local band to prepare for their upcoming show at the Roxy. Paul Luongo & the Digs put on an amazing performance on April 23rd, and I was one of the feature artists in the show. Thanks to the boys for including me in all the fun!

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Michelle Szulc performing with Paul Luongo & the Digs, April 23rd, 2013 – Photo by Derek Stevens

Over the course of May and June, I have been extremely busy singing for the Western Lacrosse Association, doing what ISN sports photographer, Glenn Ivens, named (The Western Lacrosse Association tour). I have sung for the Coquitlam Adanacs, Burnaby Lakers, Langley Thunder, and New Westminster Salmonbellies. I actually became the official singer for the Salmonbellies this season! Furthermore, all of these WLA venues have been playing (Flyin’ High) during game stoppage and during intermissions. I have even had the opportunity to hand out some free copies of the song to lacrosse fans!

I am further excited to be returning to the Vancouver Canadians for my third year! I will be singing for a couple of the games later on in the season. Last year, I brought some terrible weather with me to the games, so I hope that July and August will bring me some sunshine to sing in!

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Photo from the Vancouver Canadians, 2012 Season – Photo by Marek Szulc

The most exciting part of this update is that I am coming back to Victoria once again! I will be singing for the Victoria Shamrocks at Bear Mountain Arena on June 21st, as they take on the Coquitlam Adanacs. I will be traveling in style this time – this lucky girl is flying over with the away team! A Big thank you to the Adanacs for providing me with this opportunity. Royals DJ, Tom Grainger, will be a special guest at this event, and he will once again be playing Flyin’ High! I am very excited – see you soon, Victoria!

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Cover Designed by Shane Molina

Please make sure to check out my band Vendaetta’s single Flyin’ High if you happened to miss it at the Royals game back in March: www.soundcloud.com/vendaettamusic.  More music to come very soon – the EP is due this summer!

 

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