Join hosts Carmen Leibel and Paul Woida as they celebrate St. Albert's artists at the 11th Annual Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Awards. 

Hosts Bios:

Carmen Leibel 

Host Carmen Leibel

CTV News Edmonton

Carmen Leibel is the anchor of CTV News at Five. Before taking on the 5:00 news desk, Carmen was the host of the popular “Your Health” segment where she routinely interviewed top researchers and medical professionals, offering Edmonton viewers a glimpse of the latest developments in medical research and health care.

Born in Edmonton and raised in St. Albert, Carmen set her sights on one day working at the television station she grew up watching. Following the completion of studies in Radio and Television at NAIT in 2003, she began her career as a video journalist for CTV News in Yorkton, Sask. She soon made a move to the CTV station in the neighbouring market of Prince Albert, Sask. where she had the opportunity to cover stories of national interest, including a high profile court case and wildfires that had affected the region.  

In 2004, she reached her lifelong goal and accepted a position at CFRN, now known as CTV Edmonton.

Carmen is a proud member of the community and dedicates time supporting a number of charities, including the Canadian Breast Cancer Society, Wellspring Edmonton, the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, Canadian Blood Services, and Autism Speaks.

In 2014, Carmen was recognized with the Excellence in Media award by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. She lives in St. Albert with her husband Jared and together they have two young daughters, Olivia and Julia. 

Paul Woida

Host and performer Paul Woida

Paul Woida is a "one man band" who replicates the full sound of an entire band all by himself by using loops played and recorded live on the spot. His music can be described as pop/singer-songwriter and he is often compared to Ed Sheeran and Jason Mraz. Paul has won many nationwide songwriting/performing competitions and has opened for Megan Trainor, Boyz II Men, Shaggy, Ludacris, Sass Jordan, Shakey Graves and more. He is turning heads and winning the hearts of new fans everywhere he goes with his catchy hooks, emotive vocals and incredible musicianship. 

Performer Bios

Rhythm Motives

Performer Rhythm Motives

Rhythm Motives Ensemble is a performance-based tap company directed by Paige Tirs.

As a group they want to spread their love of tap dance, build the tap community stronger and inspire others through their performances.

Hailey Benedict

Performer Hailey Benedict

Recognized as a five-time North America Country Music Association International Youth winner, including Most Promising Female Entertainer & Songwriter, as well as the youngest winner of the Alberta Country Music Fan's Choice Award, Hailey Benedict continues to make her mark as a rising talent in the Canadian country music industry. Past winner of the Big Valley Jamboree, Country 106.5 and K-Days Talent Searches, this dynamic, guitar wielding singer-songwriter was also named the 2019 Edmonton Music Award Rising Star as well recipient of the 2019 Youth Artist Award for the St.Albert Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.


Performer Brasstactics

Edmonton’s premier brass party band, The Brasstactics deliver only the tightest jams! Serving up hot throwbacks from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 00's, we guarantee you'll dance and sing along. Throw your worries away and get down to The Brasstactics!

United in Bronze Handbell Choir

Performer United in Bronze Handbell  Choir

United in Bronze is a unique St. Albert community choir made up of dedicated amateur musicians who learn and perform an exciting variety of music on English handbells and chimes.

Last edited: March 16, 2020