Famous Burlingtonians

Saint Alvia - Punk Band

Saint Alvia was formed by Rob Pasalic (formerly of the band Boys Night Out) and Greg Taylor (formerly of the band Jersey and Grade). The band is named after Ernest Alvia Smith, Canada’s last living recipient of the Victoria Cross for valor in WWII. Although their roots are in punk rock, the band also draws inspiration from other genres. The group was nominated for Juno awards in 2008 & 2009.  Saint Alvia played their last concert in December 2013 at the event they formed 7 years prior called Burly Calling. They reunited for Walk off the Earth’s Mike Taylor’s Memorial and Tribute Concert in 2019.