Born in Yellowknife, Shane Koyczan grew up in Penticton, B.C. Since 2000 he’s been a trailblazer in the Canadian spoken word and poetry scene, both as a solo artist and as part of the group Tons of Fun University along with C.R. Avery and Mighty Mike McGee.

A couple of years ago, Koyczan released an animated video for the poem “To This Day” that addressed the lasting impacts of bullying on people’s lives. The video went viral, racking up over 15 million views on YouTube, turning him into a bit of a spokesperson for the anti-bullying movement.

On Saturday April 4, Koyczan is in town as part of his Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To Tour. The show goes at University of Regina Theatre at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Here’s the aforementioned “To This Day” video