Winnipeg Pop Diva 'Begonia' at the Cleland Community Theatre

Event Dates:
  • Mon November 21, 2022 7:00 PM
  • Event Cost: $25

One of the Canadian music scene’s best-kept secrets is coming to the BC Interior later this year.

Winnipeg pop diva, Begonia, is set to play at Penticton’s Cleland Community Theatre this fall on November 21st, 2022, at 7 pm as part of the Route97 Culture Road Trip Series. Tickets go on sale on September 15th and can be purchased here


Begonia (Alexa Dirks) launched into the Canadian music scene on the strength of her critically acclaimed 2017 EP Lady In Mind. The indie pop singer has received media praise and numerous awards and had two #1 songs on Canada’s CBC national radio chart. As Begonia, Alexa Dirks has blossomed into a glittery supernova who feels like music’s best-kept secret to her fans.       

Begonia released her audacious debut full-length album Fear in September 2019. Fear is a deeply personal album bursting with ruminations on solitude, self-doubt, anxiety, and panic, all bundled up in that serene feeling that comes with an artist fully embracing their past and present self. She wrote and co-produced the record with a close-knit team of collaborators: Matt Schellenberg and Matt Peters of Royal Canoe, along with Marcus Paquin, who has previously worked with The National, Arcade Fire and Local Natives. 

Fear was nominated for a JUNO Award for Adult Alternative Album Of The Year and was longlisted for The Polaris Music Prize. It was one of Exclaim!’s Most Underrated Albums of the Year, made end-of-the-year lists from CBC Music and Dominionated, and saw both “Beats” and “Hanging On A Line” named as CBC Music Top 20 Fan Favourites of the year. Fear also spent 10 straight weeks as the #1 album in Canada on Earshot’s Top 50 chart. Songs from the album can be heard in numerous productions on Netflix and the Oprah Winfrey Network, and NPR has also named Begonia as one of 10 Artists You Need to Know.