Traveling From: Calgary
Fees:up to $2,500
Sharon Widdup is well known and respected entertainer, comedienne, and seminar leader… Just call her Fawnsy, not Fonzy – Fawnsy – like the deer that roam by the thousands ’round … “
Sharon Widdup Experience
Every once in a while, a speaker comes along who is uniquely special. Beyond the pump and hyperbole of professional public speaking, you’ll find Sharon Fawns. Just call her Fawnsy, not Fonzy – Fawnsy – like the deer that roam by the thousands ’round the small southern Alberta farming town where she grew up, (population: 1,800 – including cats, dogs and gophers).
Sharon was the middle child in a sprawling family of eight children – “The bottom of the top half” she says. Her father was a trucker and heavy equipment operator. Her mother worked as an aid on a hospital ward. Fawnsy grew up poor. She was quiet as a child, except at home. At Sunday dinner, there were usually at least 15 kids at the table. The neighbors knew a good meal when they smelled one. Sharon went to high school, to college and finally to university. For almost two years, she worked as a church missionary in the mid-west U.S. Bible belt and from there took a job at a southern Alberta guest ranch. Over the next 20 years, she did almost every job you can imagine – and some women weren’t supposed to do. She worked as a cook, a nanny, a grocery store manager, a convenience store clerk, even a cowhand.
In the course of her career, Sharon has accumulated an astounding range of life experiences. She wears the hats of a livestock midwife, a small town preacher, part-time accountant, backstroke swimmer, even a roller skating instructor. She’s got 10 grandchildren, 35 nieces and nephews and she knows a lot about life. Most of all, she knows a lot about laughter – and how to make YOU laugh. She’s studied it, practiced it, preached it and performed it. It’s become her vocation.
Sharon Widdup Personality
Sharon has become an expert at laughing at life – at its victories, its defeats, its little everyday titters and its big league catastrophes.
Through her wealth of life experiences, Sharon has created a cast of characters, quips and intriguing insights that are not just funny, but useful – to you, your business and your personal life. From her zany keynote presentations of “Rachel the Hutterite,” and “Carol Yvonne Ruth Anne Alabaster” the 4-year-old, to her practical workshops and seminars on humor, she captures the essence of life from the sprawling prairie to the big city.
Why hire Sharon Widdup?
Sharon is creative, down-to-earth and unpretentious. But most of all, she’s down-right delightful. If you’re fortunate enough to attend one of her chuckle clinics or see her perform you will do more that laugh; you will come away with a keener understanding that life can be a laughing matter, and that laughing matters.
Works Well in this Type of Event
Private Events, Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Cruise Lines, Comedy Festivals, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, and Trade Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665.
“Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you regarding the entertainment we enjoyed at our company Christmas party. Sharon did a smash up job for us! She was a wonderful addition to our festive evening, and her jokes and light jabs at some of our employees were very well received. She kept everyone in stitches and all found her character true and delightful in every detail.
We hope she enjoyed the evening and her stay in Stettler as well, and would recommend her to anyone that might be considering her for an event regardless of the type of audience. Her sense of humour would appeal to all.
Thank you again for all the help in arranging her appearance at our function, and please pass along our appreciation to her for making our company Christmas party a huge success!!
All the best to all of you in the New Year!”
Strad Energy Services
“We were very pleased with Rachael’s performance at our Chiefs’ conference. She was engaging and funny without being hurtful. She was a real delight and was a wonderful way to wrap up our evening.”
Saskatchewan Fire Chiefs Association
“On behalf of the Cochrane Lions Club I want to express our gratitude for your appearance at our 50th anniversary event. I have heard nothing but positive comments about the event & your show in particular. You truly made this an unforgettable evening for all. Thanks again, and continued success & health for you & your family!”
Cochrane Lions Club
“We have had a difficult time getting such clean, humorous, and entertaining people in the past. Sharon was absolutely exceptional in every regard. We had our members and American quests in stitches for over an hour. Her genius at personalizing her lines was truly appreciated by all. Well done!”
Auctioneers Association of Canada
“Thank you for your contribution to our conference in Helena… Your presentation was delightful and well appreciated…you deliver humor with professional material and delivery, you are entertainment personified.”
Montana Association of County Superintendents of Schools
Aboriginal Disability Society of Alberta
Alberta Vegetable Grower’s Marketing Board
Alberta Flying Farmers
Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation
Alberta Poultry Producers Workshop
Alberta Funeral Service Association
AMOCO Canadian Petroleum Co. Ltd.
Auctioneer’s Association of Alberta
Big Country Oilmen’s Association
Canadian Bison Association
Chinook Regional Health Authority
Government of the Province of Alberta
Revenue Canada/Canada Customs
The Bank of Nova Scotia
The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel