This week on THAT’S AWSM!, we’re walking the plank with Shakohaiiostha a Mohawk/Abenaki youth from Kahnawake, and Nathan Dales, who stars as ‘Daryl’ on the hugely popular Canadian comedy show, Letterkenny. With a pit stop at the batting cages, we’ll discover the incredible Indigenous history of Lacrosse, and get to know a filmmaker from Oka, the land where Nathan and Shako will sail the high seas on a thrilling voyage!
Fun factOnce did stand-up comedy!
You may recognize him from his roles on Blackstone and Delmer & Marta, or you may have heard that he’s produced a few films and web series himself, but it’s time to get to know DARCY WAITE as host of That’s AWSM! Outgoing, sporty, goofy, warm, and entertaining, Darcy is down to try any and all of our AWSM activities… unfortunately he doesn’t often get to! He can recite every single line from every Will Ferrell movie ever made, and will only drink coffee from Tim Horton’s, but there is nothing he loves more than meeting teens from communities all over Canada and helping them live their best AWSM lives – which makes him the perfect guy for the job!
Shakohaiiostha – also known as Shako – is a 13 year old Mohawk/Abenaki youth from Kahnawake. He enjoys cliff jumping, comedy, lacrosse, basketball, and playing video games. A talented lacrosse player, Shako’s dream is to one day make it to the National Lacrosse League! A fan of actors like Jim Carey and Kevin Hart, when Shako grows up, he hopes to be able to do something he loves!
PassionCivil War history
Fun factHe’s good at jumping off diving boards!
Nathan Dales is a 33 year old actor who plays ‘Daryl’ on the hugely popular Canadian comedy show, Letterkenny. Born and raised in Calgary, he trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in L.A. He enjoys playing baseball, reading about Civil War history, biking, and his cat. He’s a huge fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, enjoys eating pizza, dislikes mean people, and if he could be anyone for a day, it would be Abraham Lincoln.