Something About Maria...
Maria Manna was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the eldest of 4 daughters to Italian immigrant parents. Her first language is Italian and she speaks, writes and reads fluently.
She has 3 children, 2 of her own; Marco and Christina and stepson Kyle.
As Klondike Kate, Maria served as Ambassador for the City of Edmonton in 1999 and 2000. She was proud to have been chosen to entertain the Canadian Military in Aviano, Italy and the Canadian Military in Bosnia on a ten-day tour. Upon her return from Bosnia, Maria created the Bosnian Children Relief Foundation and helped fill a military aircraft full of school supplies and had it sent off to Bosnia. The Canadian Military helped Maria record a CD with total profits going to the foundation.
Her movie credits include the principal vocalist role as well as script coach for “The Engagement Ring”. She currently has 3 CD’s in her native language Italian and in English.
She lives on Vancouver Island with her Husband Christopher Grew and their dog Ciccio.
In 2016 Maria became an Ordained Minister and provides services as well as visits to palliative care.