Fred Penner was born and raised in Manitoba. His family came from a Mennonite background arriving in Canada with the migration from Russia in the late 1800’s. In his life, he pursued a musical/performing career that has ultimately led to creating 13 CDs of music for families, a CBC children’s television series – Fred Penner’s Place 1985 – 1997 – and allowed him to tour extensively across North America for over four decades. The generations he has connected with are now the young parents bringing their children to his musical world. This beautiful circle is complete.