We’re so thrilled to ameownce the emcee for the 2019 Edmonton International Cat Festival is local actor, storyteller, Cat Uncle, Top 40 under 40 award winner, and all-around ameowzing guy:
As festival emcee, Hunter (uncle to cat Danvers) will help kick off and close out this year’s event, interview celebrity cat guest Suki the Adventure Cat on our Petland Main Stage, and act as one of our judges for Edmonton’s Most Purr-fect Cat Photo Contest!
We’re so excited to welcome Hunter to the 2019 Cat Festival. If you see him taking in CATivities around the fest, be sure to say hello!
About Hunter Cardinal
Hunter Cardinal is a talented actor and storyteller, who was voted Edmonton’s Best Actor in 2018 (Vue Weekly). Hunter has performed across Canada and in New York, and he is the Associate Director of Fringe Theatre in Edmonton.
Hunter is also Director of Story at Indigenous consultancy Naheyawin, where he helps organizations build capacity for abundance, kindness, and reinvigorate the spirit of Treaty by implementing Indigenous principles into everyday processes and business practices.
About Danvers the Cat
Danvers (Dan to his friends) is a three-year-old domestic medium hair, rescued from Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue Society. Once the king of his block, Danvers now enjoys the indoor kitty life with his two moms in downtown Edmonton. When Danvers isn’t waiting (im)patiently for his dinner, he can be found enjoying calming TV for cats on YouTube, head booping his uncle Hunter, or napping in one of his mom’s laundry baskets.