Proudly Canadian Patricia Dahlquist

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Submitted Courtesy of Jaimie Vernon Canadian Pop Encylopedia

Born in Nelson, British Columbia, Patricia Dahlquist studied Theatre and Education at University of British Columbia for five years, ballet for nine years, violin for ten years, singing for twelve years and has been singing professionally for thirty-five years. 

She was in her Master’s program in Theatre when she decided to go professional. Dahlquist traveled with Hagood Hardy and The Montage in 1970/71, including an appearance in New York City's Playboy Club and the National Arts Centre as a warm-up act for Carmen MacCrae. 

She recorded disco songs for Columbia Records and Epic which were released as part of the 'This is Patricia Dahlquist' album in 1975 winning Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year 1976 at the Junos.

She also released a self-titled adult contemporary album for Radio Canada in 1982. 

Since then she has sung in show rooms with her sisters in a group called The Frames of Mind, sung with players from the Toronto Symphony and the Boss Brass, worked with Jimmy Dale, musical director of the Sonny and Cher show, worked as a warm-up act for Gino Vannelli’s cross-Canada tour, appeared in a concert with Larry Gatlin at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, appeared on stage at Ontario Place between sets at the Prince Hotel in Toronto, and appeared in a show written for performances at the Imperial Room at the Royal York Hotel. 

Dalquist studied directing and since that time has spent many years directing musical revues, teaching scene study and acting-on-camera. Her film credits include 'The Commish', two episodes of 'The X-Files', 'Outer Limits', 'Super Dave’s All Stars', Shari Lewis’ 'Musical Pizza', 'Cold Squad', and 'First Wave' amongst others. 

From her training at UBC she has extensive stage experience and, since 1982, has been producing and teaching her own 'Stepping Out Performance Class' in Toronto, Vancouver and the Yukon.


1975 Keep Our Love Alive/Broken Hearted And Free (Columbia/CBS) 

1975 Mr. Fascination/Bang A Boomerang (Columbia/CBS) 

1976 I Just Want To Keep It Together (Columbia/CBS) 

1977 Nothing But Heartaches/Simple Man (Columbia/CBS) 

1978 Give Me More/Freedom Is Today (Epic/CBS) 


1975 This Is Patricia Dahlquist (Epic)

Keep Our Love Alive Patricia Dahlquist