Meet the women of Pretty In Punk, from our directors to our artists! Giving young women and the LGBTQ2+ Community in Saskatoon the opportunity to get involved in the music industry in a safe, hands-on manner that builds on their personal career goals and skills.

 

“Through interviews with 75 female songwriters and producers, the study explores the lived experiences of women in music. More than 40 percent stated that their work or skills were dismissed or discounted by colleagues, and 39 percent said that stereotyping and sexualization were impediments to their careers. Finally, more than one-third said that the industry was male-dominated—a belief borne out by the numbers in the quantitative report. Women also cited instances in which they had been doubted or questioned and illuminated how the recording studio is a site for objectification and place where personal safety is a concern.” - University of Southern California

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Gabrielle Giroux is best known by her years in the all-female rock band, The Wolfe, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, where she was lead guitarist, and managed many aspects of the band’s career. From winning Search For The Star’s 2015 Songwriter of the Year, to making the Top 4 Finalists in CBC Searchlight 2017, and touring across Canada to playing the final Warped Tour, Giroux’s music career doesn’t stop there. After receiving a diploma in Graphic Design, Giroux landed a job at Saskatoon’s Capitol Music Club as their Events, Promotions, and Marketing Specialist. Giroux is the director and founder of Pretty In Punk Fest. Giroux is a proud Dene woman of the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation. 

Festival Director & Founder

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Born and raised in a small town 2.5 hours South West of Saskatoon, Rachel Catherine recently moved to the city to pursue her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing at the University of Saskatchewan. She can be found planning her next outfit and napping. To her, punk means the freedom to be an individual and showoff her true colours.

Street Team Manager & Marketing Assistant

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Market Manager

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Born into a proud Metis family from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Vada Kai Jethro plays a huge part in the planning and execution of Pretty In Punk Fest. Having attended high school together, it wasn't until after a chance reunion that Vada and Gabby became close friends and soon, business partners. Vada's role in the music industry is not limited to her work at the festival. In 2017, Vada was awarded The Voice of Prince Albert award, and performed in many theatre productions, music showcases, and even released an EP of her own. Vada helped organize a local music showcase at a local venue in Prince Albert, before moving to Saskatoon to start her new chapter with Pretty in Punk.

Festival Operations Coordinator

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Jolanta Bird, owner of Enya Bird Productions, found her passion for photography during her first year of university. Since then, the art has helped her make many connections and lifelong friendships. She now studies at Edward's school of business to further aid her career.

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Pretty In Punk | Saskatchewan's Alternative Music Festival | Saskatoon, SK​

PRETTY IN PUNK MUSIC FESTIVAL INC. is a non-profit organization on Treaty Six Territory and the homeland of the Metis.

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