David Newland is a writer, musician, and speaker. His new album Northbound: The Northwest Passage in Story and Song, based on his travels to the Arctic was released in 2019.
Born in Ottawa, raised on the shores of Georgian Bay near Parry Sound, David crisscrossed Canada and travelled the world before settling in Cobourg, Ontario.
David spends summers travelling with Adventure Canada as a Zodiac driver, performer and host. He travels as a performer and speaker from coast to coast throughout the year. His musical presentation, The Northwest Passage in Story and Song has been selling out venues across Canada since 2016.
David has been featured in the television programs Canada’s Greatest Ride (for which he also wrote the theme song), and Mighty Cruise Ships and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. He has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council for both writing, and music. David is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
178 University Avenue West
Cobourg Ontario K9A 2H2
david DOT newland AT gmail DOT com