Sheryl Kimbley is a proud member of the Big River First Nation. Calling her home Prince Albert for most of her life, she promotes pride in where you live. Daughter of Lawrence & Priscilla Joseph, Sheryl surrounds herself with family and friends in the entertainment industry to help her do the projects she does.
Recipient of YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Arts for Prince Albert, CTV hometown hero, 1st annual FSIN Strength of a Woman Awards in Arts and Entertainment, inducted into the Prince Albert Women’s Hall of Fame, and most recently named as the 2016 Prince Albert Citizen of the Year, it has become her focal point to ensure the youth she works with see her working for them and with them.
As Producer of Voices of the North, music has always been Sheryl’s passion and connects her to Northern Saskatchewan. When her good friend Bernice Sayese became ill, she reminded Sheryl that more work needed to be done to reach our northern youth. As a result of those words Northern Spirits was developed and it will celebrate its 10th year in February. Music and organization of a stage/show has been the model for giving youth confidence and encouragement to move forward with whatever their passions are.
Sheryl has sat on many boards, commissions and committees including the Juno Aboriginal Red Carpet event, Waniska Showcase in Prince Albert, Tourism Board, P.A. Arts Board, SaskCulture and Creative Kids, and the P.A. Indigenous Women’s Advisory Committee. She has also participated in many panel discussions – most recently with SaskMusic at a women in music industry panel.
Giving of her time through the arts is something Sheryl has been doing since she was young under the guidance of her father and now through her job as Special Events Coordinator with the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC). The PAGC has given her the opportunity to coordinate opening ceremonies for the winter games, as well as work with veterans, the women’s commission, and youth. She has also coordinated relief concerts for Cumberland House and Northern Saskatchewan, which included a cast of over 1,200 Aboriginal musicians, singers, dancers, and more from across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. She considers herself blessed through this network.
Sheryl was first elected to the SaskCulture Board in 2017 for a two-year term and re-elected in 2019 for another two years.