KWC Canada National Director

Momma Bear

Momma Bear

Dr. Sharon Quinn lives in Burlington, Ontario with her four children, where she owns and operates an animal hospital.  Her involvement with KWC began in 2015, and having experienced the magic of that landmark season, Sharon knew she wanted to remain involved with KWC so she could help facilitate similarly rich experiences for future competitors.  Sharon took on directorship of KWC Ontario in 2016, a remarkably successful year that saw three competitors from Team Ontario win National Championships and go on to represent Canada at the World Championships.  When KWC found itself in need of a new Canadian partner for the 2017 season, Sharon stepped up to fill the leadership void, taking on the role of National Director and charting a new and exciting course for KWC Canada.

If you'd like to get in touch with Sharon, please contact her via the Facebook page, via email at, or by clicking here.


Provincial Directors

(Provinces are listed in alphabetical order. If your province is not listed here and you are interested in competing or in helping us to expand into your area, please contact us with your enquiry!) 

Susan and Bernie Cook (The most dynamic of duos)

Susan and Bernie Cook
(The most dynamic of duos)


Welcome back KWC Alberta Directors Bernie and Susan Cook! 

We are grateful to have the assistance of this wonderful couple once again - some of you may recognize them as the driving force behind the scenes at the Canadian Nationals in Calgary in 2016. We are also indebted to them for the amazing photos they took to commemorate the competition for our singers at the National and World events last year, and that they have generously provided for this site. 

Susan and Bernie are the owners of KISS Productions, a mobile pub entertainment company that began in 2001.  They are based in Calgary, Alberta, with a division that opened in Sylvan Lake in 2015 to service Central Alberta.  They have been actively involved in the organization and administration of karaoke competitions for the past nine years, and are always seeking new and innovative ways to both enhance and streamline the process.  They have set a very high standard and work very hard to ensure that it is always met, and to nurture the industry in general.

Please feel free to contact Susan and Bernie at


Crissy Petersen

Crissy Petersen


We’re excited to have Crissy Petersen reprise her role as Director of KWC British Columbia for 2019!

Born in Calgary, Alberta, but raised in the East Kootenays of BC, Crissy started singing in church as a child, continued singing throughout high school, performed in theatre productions and eventually started working at local karaoke pubs in her hometown of Cranbrook. In 2011 she moved to Vancouver, three little ones in tow, where she established herself as a karaoke host, started CJDJ Services and later opened Twisted Sisters and Misters Karaoke.

Crissy absolutely loves what she does, she’s endlessly grateful for her ever-expanding karaoke family, and relishes the opportunity to showcase all of the incredible singers the lower mainland has to offer!

In short, She’s ready to take KWC BC to a whole notha’ level!

Please contact Crissy at


Elsaida Alerta and the extraordinarily affable Peter Dueck

Elsaida Alerta and the extraordinarily affable Peter Dueck


We’re happy to have Elsaida Alerta, KWC 2015 Ladies' World Champion, and her partner Peter Dueck at the helm of KWC Manitoba once again!

Elsaida, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has always had a passion for music.  She started singing at a very young age, which eventually led her to competitive singing and early success in competitions, all of which culminated in her dominance of KWC 2015, from which she emerged as the 2015 KWC Women's World Champion!  

Elsaida is very excited to be back as co-director of KWC Manitoba, along with her partner Peter Dueck.  She eagerly anticipates the coming season, and looks forward to helping Canada's representatives prepare for the KWC Finals. 

Peter Dueck has many years of experience as an agent of frontline public services in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In his position as co-director of KWC Manitoba, Peter brings strong analytical and communications skills to the KWC Canada team.  He has witnessed firsthand the amount of effort and dedication required to emerge as a KWC Champion, having supported Elsaida Alerta's previous bids, and wishes each and every contestant the very best in 2019.

Please contact Elsaida and Peter at



Sharon will continue on as Ontario Provincial Director for the for the 2019 season, with assistance from her usual cadre of oddities.  Please feel free to contact her at

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