Co-Founder, Executive Director
Patti’s career started as a teen actress in the Canadian production of the Las Vegas and Los Angeles theater version of Jesus Christ Superstar. She has performed across Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and Asia. Highlights of her career include releasing three albums, 2 Much Music videos and starring in her own CTV national special “A Family Christmas”. Patti co-wrote and toured with legendary Bo Diddley and received a Diamond Record for her original Much Music Dance hit “Tell Me You Love Me”. Her awards and recognitions include a Juno Award nomination, recipient of a Queens Golden Jubilee Medal, the Laurie Pallett Patron of the Arts Award and the Canadian Recording Legacy Award. She was a founding director and Artistic Director of the Mississauga Waterfront Festival for 15 years, a founding director and the Development Director of SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, Executive Director of Mark Higgin’s Big Music Fest in 2015/16 and a founding director, Co-Chair and Entertainment Director of Mississauga ITALFEST. Patti is thrilled and excited to be a part of Mark Higgin’s Youth and Stars Success Walk.