Kensington (June 27, 2013) – The Town of Kensington’s Harvest Festival Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s Harvest Festival Parade Marshall will be Rose Cousins, a singer/songwriter that hails from Kensington with a recent Juno win to add to her list of accomplishments. She will also be the Guest Speaker at the Opening Ceremonies for the Harvest Festival on August 19, 2013 at 7:15.
The Mammoth Street Parade will take place on Saturday, August 17 in the streets of Kensington. The parade’s theme will be “Travelling Through the Years” to coincide with the Town’s upcoming centennial in 2014. The parade, which usually has up to 150 floats every year, is a major draw to the Kensington area and a big part of the Harvest Festival.
Rose Cousins, a Kensington native, and winner of the Miss Community Gardens Pageant in 1994, has been busy in the music scene since leaving PEI. She has a number of wins under her belt, including Juno Solo Roots and Traditional Album of the Year 2013, ECMA Female Solo Recording of the Year 2011, ECMA Female Songwriter of the Year 2010, and Canadian Folk Music Award Contemporary Singer of the Year 2012. Her recent single, “Go First”, was recently featured on Grey’s Anatomy episode, a show well known for breaking out new artists.
“We love welcoming back Kensington natives,” says Mayor Gordon Coffin. “Ms. Cousins has been making a name for herself in the music industry, and we are pleased that she has taken the time from her schedule to take part in the Harvest Festival.”