the Valley has become a remarkable story in the Ottawa Valley. Singer/songwriter and
television host Wayne
Rostad, has written what has become a Christmas
classic with his wonderful song, Christmas
In The Valley.
it was first written in the mid- 80’s Christmas
In The Valley has sold over 45 thousand copies and earned
more than $800,000.00 dollars for charity. These charities
include, CHEO, The Christmas Exchange and CF.
It all began with CKBY radio who for many years,
in association with Wayne, produced a seasonal selection of Christmas
music with Wayne’s Christmas In The
Valley as the title song…with proceeds going to CHEO.
When CKBY made the transition toY105 the project
came to an end…but the requests for more Christmas
In The Valley continued to deluge Wayne
Rostad, his CBC television producers at On the Road Again,
and his music producer Joe Turner. Fans
of Christmas In The Valley refused to
take no for an answer!
So… in 2003 Wayne and Joe got together and Wayne’s
first solo Christmas CD, Christmas
In The Valley was produced and in 2004 The
Story of Christmas In The Valley featuring a full-track music
video of the song as well as an intimate unplugged version was
produced by Robin Moir. The
DVD also features insightful interviews with the key players
who helped make Christmas In The Valley such
a success! Most endearing are Wayne’s
memories of the show and of what Christmas has come to mean to
In association with all of our partners including
the Macs Convenience Stores in the Ottawa Valley and
CD Warehouse the sales have been phenomenal… and for the
past 3 years Christmas In The Valley has
been the top selling CD of the Christmas season, and it doesn’t
show signs of stopping!!