August 12, 2017
Battle for the Limelight: Northern Light Theatre’s “Amazing Race” Styled Scavenger Hunt & Arts Community Fundraiser
Returns for Year Four on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Strap in and hold tight, Northern Light Theatre’s legendary foot race, scavenger hunt and fundraiser benefitting the entire Edmonton not-for-profit community returns for an unbelievable year four. NLT’s BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT is the biggest and most-anticipated event of the Edmonton theatre season where over twenty-five theatre companies and not-for-profit arts organizations meet to compete for YEG glory and year-long bragging rights. Founded in 2014, BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT was conceived as a fundraiser for Northern Light Theatre which would also benefit the entire theatre community. Registered teams collect pledges and donations for their charity of choice and everything they raise- they keep! Then participants race to Edmonton landmarks, find clues, complete challenges, solve puzzles, battle it out in friendly competition and kick off the Edmonton theatre season with a barbeque and dance party! Registrations are available online at www.northernlighteatre.com. Register now to get our early bird pricing and start collecting donations all summer long! Early Registrations: $125 per team of four participants available May 1 to July 31. Late Registrations: $200 per team of four participants available Aug. 1 to Sept. 1. Join us! A full scale event with many moving parts, people and locations, Northern Light Theatre needs sponsors, donors, and volunteers to make THE BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT a successful event. Get involved! Visit www.northernlighttheatre.com to register as a team, become a sponsor, make a donation or volunteer.
Fresh! Local! Fun! Bigger and better than ever before! The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is among the largest in Alberta. The market features 250 vendors, special event days, and top market-quality products that are home baked, home grown, or handmade. Check out fresh produce, homemade baking, arts and crafts, family entertainment, pickles and preserves, woodworking, farm fresh chicken, ethnic food, pottery, honey, B.C. fruits, fresh fish, pork and beef, jewelry, stained glass and much, much more. The outdoor market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from June 10 until Oct. 7, along St. Anne and St. Thomas streets!
The summer's Adult Reading Game will take you coast to coast to coast! Explore our great nation, celebrate Canada 150, and enter for weekly prizes and a grand prize pack at the end of summer. Join in the adventure eh? Stop by the Information Desk on the second floor to sign up and start reading. Our staff have prepared great reading lists and recommendations to help you find that perfect book. Play anytime during regular Library hours from now until August 22.Find out more at www.sapl.ca. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Inviting all who graduated or would have graduated from St. Albert High in 1977.Saturday October 14, 2017 – Grads, spouses, partners all welcome!St. Albert Legion, Cornerstone Hall, 6 Tache Street, St. Albert. Doors at 5; dinner at 6:30; late lunch; full bar.Tickets $40/person: deadline September 30.To purchase contact Ednadechamplain@gmail.comVisit https://www.facebook.com/st-Albert-High-Reuion-Class-of-1977-316664012068692Spread the word – Look forward to seeing everyone there!Reunion Committee: Adrienne O’Kell, Colleen Boddez (Klak), Edna DeChamplain, Debra Kaplar (Dzawala), Deb McRae,Donna Sheehan (Parrot), Geralyn Rouault (McHugh), Joan Bokenfohr (Powers).
Visit the library as part of your ArtWalk tour the first Thursday of the month throughout the summer. On Thursday, Aug.3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. stop by thelibrary for two great exhibits. Our first exhibit is the travelling exhibition Cattle Call; which focuses on cattle as they have been expressed by artists throughout Alberta. We'll also feature "Books in Three Dimensions" a presentation of books that don't sit or stack neatly but contain surprises hidden in their pages. Be sure to get your ArtWalk passport stamped to enter for monthly prize draws. You can pick up your passport at the library. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Chautauqua was a movement popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main purpose was to bring culture and education to communities in an entertaining way through lectures, presentations, workshops and performances. Although originally from the United States, Chautauqua gained popularity in Canada as well. Like the original, Chautauqua at Festival Place will strive to educate, inspire and entertain. Inspired by the Chautauqua tradition, a giant tent will be set up in the Festival Place parking lot and offer free workshops, presentations, displays and entertainment suitable for the entire family. The evenings will feature ticketed events showcasing a diversity of performances from regional, national and international artists. Some of the evening highlights include: Street Dance with Time Warp; Under the Big Top’s Eclectic Circus; Readers Theatre: Post of the Past!; Grindstone Theatre; Ted Baris presents: Veterans’ Untold Stories from the Great War to Afghanistan; Tim Isberg; Tim Hus and the Music of Stompin’ Tom; Rita McDade and the Fusion Blues Band; Laura Vinson: The Spirit Sings; a French play: Prends mes yeux, tu vas voir; The Canadian Fiddle Project featuring April Verch; the Edmonton Pops Orchestra; The Gift: The Words and Music of Ian Tyson.Chautauqua runs from Aug. 5 to 20. Tickets for evening shows are $5 to $20 and available through the Festival Place Box Office, 780-449-3378, online at www.festivalplace.ab.ca or through Ticketmaster.ca. In the case of inclement weather, performances will move inside to the theatre.
Chautauqua was a movement popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main purpose was to bring culture and education to communities in an entertaining way through lectures, presentations, workshops and performances. Although originally from the United States, Chautauqua gained popularity in Canada as well. Like the original, Chautauqua at Festival Place will strive to educate, inspire and entertain. Inspired by the Chautauqua tradition, a giant tent will be set up in the Festival Place parking lot and offer free workshops, presentations, displays and entertainment suitable for the entire family. The evenings will feature ticketed events showcasing a diversity of performances from regional, national and international artists. Some of the evening highlights include: Street Dance with Time Warp; Under the Big Top’s Eclectic Circus; Readers Theatre: Post of the Past!; Grindstone Theatre; Ted Barris presents: Veterans’ Untold Stories from the Great War to Afghanistan; Tim Isberg; Tim Hus and the Music of Stompin’ Tom; Rita McDade and the Fusion Blues Band; Laura Vinson: The Spirit Sings; a French play: Prends mes yeux, tu vas voir; The Canadian Fiddle Project featuring April Verch; the Edmonton Pops Orchestra; The Gift: The Words and Music of Ian Tyson.Chautauqua runs from Aug. 5 to 20. Tickets for evening shows are $5 to $20 and available through the Festival Place Box Office, 780-449-3378, online at www.festivalplace.ab.ca or through Ticketmaster.ca. In the case of inclement weather, performances will move inside to the theatre.
The St. Albert Church of Christ invites you to join us on the second and the last Wednesday of each month over the summer as we are hosting an a cappella gospel sing-along at Lions Park, Sir Winston Churchill Avenue and Taché St. Please join us on Aug. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Check us out at stalbertchurchofchrist.org.
There will be lots of lures – come catch them all! A concession will offer hot dogs, cheese dogs, chilli dogs, chilli-cheese dogs, chips, pop, water, and chocolate covered almonds; all at reasonable prices. Saturday, Aug. 19 from 11:30 to 3 p.m. at St. Jean Baptiste Park, 10020 100 Ave., Morinvolle. This is an all ages event. The Morinville Festival Society is hosting this event as a fundraiser for Festival Days 2018.
In support of Dogs With Wings. This is a unique opportunity to experience some of the finest private water gardens in western Canada. Enjoy and be inspired by cascading waterfalls, babbling brooks, twisting streams, colourful fish darting around playfully in their clear water homes, beautiful landscapes and much more. This year, the annual Parade of Ponds Tour features more than 15 residential and commercial water gardens throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas. The self-guided tour runs rain or shine, Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes Edmonton and surrounding areas. Two St. Albert ponds are on this year’s tour. The Parade of Ponds Tour features water gardens that have been professionally designed and built using the Water Works Ponds ecosystem. Tickets cost $10/person. 100% of all ticket purchase proceeds from the Water Works Ponds Parade of Ponds Tour will be donated to the local charity, Dogs With Wings Society. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at Water Works Ponds, 1730 Ellerslie Road, Edmonton. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The show is open to all residents of St. Albert and area. Come on St. Albert – Show What You Grow! There are classes for cut flowers, vegetables, flower arrangements, potted plants, photographs and special sections for children. All exhibitors must provide their own containers for any flower or produce exhibits. Exhibitors can win $10 for the best entry in each class and $25 for the best entry in each section.Exhibitors need to register and get a number to put on their entry tags, which may be picked up in the lobby of City Hall (St. Albert Place) on Friday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. at which time they may also bring in their exhibits. They may also bring in their exhibits Saturday morning from 8 to 10:15 a.m. Judging will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Public viewing will be from noon to 4 p.m., followed by the presentation of prizes. After that exhibitors may pick up their prize money and remove their exhibits. For a complete description of all classes and sections please visit our website: www.stalbertgardenclub.info and click on New Show. To obtain a registration number before Friday night, you may call Lucy Krisco at 780-458-7219. Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19 at St. Albert Place, in the lobby.
Hear stories, see demonstrations and learn about the people that grow our food. This event allows urban dwellers the opportunity to meet farmers, experience Ag-Tourism in Alberta and taste local foods direct from the producer. Free events include:Urban Farm Tours: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.See how we have transformed surplus urban space into a commercial farm right in the middle of the city. Learn more about this project and about the opportunities it presents. Beekeeping 101: 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Learn tips and tricks to housing bees in your backyard – everything from building a hive to caring for your bees.Urban Hens in your Backyard: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Interested in having your own urban hens? Come and learn about purchasing birds, handling hens, feed, managing waste, designing your coop, diseases, dealing with mortalities, biosecurity practices, bylaw information and the purpose of having backyard chickens.Cider Making: Ancient Technology, Modern Delight: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.Come and see how to quickly crush and juice hundreds of pounds of apples into a delicious treat that will have you savouring your harvest on even the coldest winters night. In 60 minutes Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton will teach you the easiest way to preserve the apples that our volunteers are rescuing throughout the city. Come and enjoy a glass of cider and learn how apples have been preserved for hundreds of years!Squirmy Wormies Indoor Composting: 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.Did you know that you can turn your apple cores, paper napkins and banana peels into rich, healthy plant food by composting? You don’t need a backyard or large space to do it either! Vermicomposting, or composting with worms, is easy, educational and perfect for apartments and small spaces.Kids’ Activities: Beginning at 9 a.m.Kids programming including free face painting, games, crafts and more. Ticketed events include:Rural Farm Bus Tours: $5/person.Morning Tour: 9 a.m. departure.Join us in visiting two farms in Sturgeon County – Sprout Farms Apple Orchards and Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses. Tour bus will leave the Northlands Urban Farm (113 Ave. & 79 Street) at 9 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m.Afternoon Tour: 1 p.m. departure. Join us in visiting two farms in Strathcona County – Galloway Seeds Ltd. and Barr Estate Winery. Tour bus will leave the Northlands Urban Farm (113 Ave & 79 Street) at 1 p.m. and will return at 4 p.m.Culinary Workshops – $41/person. Fermentation 101 – 9:30 a.m.Join Jana Sacco, Director of the Terra Wisdom Centre, to learn the basics of Fermentation, including how to make sauerkraut and chutneys, at this Culinary Workshop during Open Farm Days. Participants will make their own sauerkraut and chutneys as well as receive tasty recipes and samples.Fermentation and Kombucha – 1:30 p.m.Join Jana Sacco, Director of the Terra Wisdom Centre, to learn what Kombucha is, how to make it and what the health benefits of this unique beverage are, at this Culinary Workshop during Open Farm Days. For more information on Alberta Open Farm Days at Northlands on Aug. 20 and to register for Rural Farm Bus Tours or Fermentation Workshops, visit http://www.northlands.com/alberta-open-farm-days/.
All classic cars and motorcycles are welcome. Entry fee is $10 or a new teddy bear. We give the bears to Kids Kottage and also some to Victim Services. There will be lots of prizes and a 50/50. Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the A&W in Gateway Village, Hebert Road/St. Albert Trail.
The St. Albert Alliance Church Classics are hosting a summer luncheon. Come for a full hot meal followed by 15-year-old Jaedyn Pilon who will share Elvis’s Gospel life and music with us. There is a Table Quiz and plenty of door prizes. Tickets are $10. Call Dawne at 780-459-6553. Thursday, Aug. 24th at 10:30 a.m. St. Albert Alliance Church is located west of Walmart on Villeneuve Road.
Drop-in, socialize and challengeyour mind playing Scrabble or cribbage. If there are other games you are interested in playing bring them along and invite others to play. Friday Aug.25 from 2 to 4 p.m. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Close out your summer time fun with the cool vibes and great food you will find at St. Albert Grain Elevator Park’s final Food Truck event of the season! Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring your friends along and join us for this evening event that features 12 of the region’s best food trucks, a beer garden, local live music, pottery throwing demos with Art Gallery of St. Albert – and you can enjoy it all while watching the sun set over our historic grain elevators. Food trucks include: Lemon Grass Grill, Jack’s Burger Shack, The Crooked Fork, Explore India Food Truck, Afterbite Mobile Kitchen, Dedo’s Food Truck, Meat Street Pies, Orbit Food Truck, Summer Sizzler, Incredible Edibles Catering, Davinci Gelato Originale and Cookie Love Machine. Admission by donation. For more info, visit www.artsandheritage.ca/whats-on/events Friday, Aug. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. St. Albert Grain Elevator Park, 4 Meadowview Drive, St. Albert.
2017 is a big year for Canadians and now we, along with our partners at Trans Canada Trail, have another reason to celebrate. The Great Trail will finally connect us from coast to coast to coast. And, it’s a great place to get together. Saturday, Aug. 26 from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lamoureux Church, 56 55000 Lamoureux Dr., Sturgeon County10 a.m., Opening Ceremonies & Ribbon Cutting; 10:30 a.m., Fun Run/Walk/Stroll The Great Trail! Register by email firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 25th or on-site, Aug 26th.11:45 a.m., Celebrate! Free barbecue, entertainment, kid zone and Canada 150 cake! Funding provided by the federal and provincial governments along with Gibsons Energy in partnership with the River Valley Alliance and Athabasca Landing Trail.www.sturgeoncounty.ca
‘Women’s Hands Building a Nation’ by Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts commemorates Canada’s 150 anniversary of confederation. The exhibition celebrates women’s contribution to the nation by highlighting women’s achievements and recognizing their perseverance in the face of great obstacles. With rug hooking, quilting, needlework and other fibre work, the Guild is recognizing women’s rightful place in the history of Canada. Historically, fibre was sometimes dismissed as a serious art medium, as were women’s contributions to Canada. Through the exploration of topics as diverse as fighting for the right to vote, the experience of living in sod houses, yarn bombing and the YWCA, the Guild is celebrating Canadian women with wit, compassion and insight. Runs from May 6 to Aug. 19. Artist Reception: 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 6 at the Alberta Craft Council, Alberta Craft Gallery, 10186-106 Street, Edmonton. 780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT Hours: Mon. to Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and statutory holidays. Free customer parking at back of building. Website: www.albertacraft.ab.ca
In late 2015, curators Peta Rake and Kristy Trinier travelled extensively across Alberta for studio visits. Then, in summer 2016 they invited artists to collaborative workshops in Banff. This informed the Alberta Biennial’s 2017 theme and title for the time being: what it means to be in between spaces and times. This 10th Alberta Biennial teams the Art Gallery of Alberta with Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity’s Walter Phillips Gallery to bring viewers never-before exhibited works by 24 Alberta artists, showing concurrently in both locations. From the Curator’s statement: for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art approaches the political implications of self-organization and wayfinding in new and unknown territories, that may or may not be visible. Spread over two sites—here at the Art Gallery of Alberta and at Banff Centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery—the Alberta Biennial investigates the distribution of wealth and labour through the provisional practices of 24 artists from across the province. In conversation with the artists, the curators acknowledged common threads that emerged relating to interstitiality and site—albeit physical or virtual—and a preoccupation with language and echoes, that reflect the way in which artists see reverberations within larger discourses in their communities. Exhibit runs from May 27 to Sept. 10 at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer hours: Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Featuring art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Inspired by the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, this eclectic exhibition examines the ‘earthly garden’ as investigated by artists in Alberta and explores the influence of the past on contemporary artistic expression. This exhibition features works by Kristen Abrahamson, Dale Beaven, Sean Caulfield, Sandra Champagne, Robert Chelmick, James Davies, Elizabeth Ginn, Evan Hontela, Grant Leier, Hazel Litzgus, Malcolm F. MacKenzie, Brian McArthur, Ingird McCarroll, Paul Murasko, Holly Newman, Brianna Palmer, William Panko, Colleen Philippi, Angela Rees, Jacques Rioux, Derek Rodgers and Angus Wyatt. Exhibit continues to Aug. 19. Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space, Third Floor, 10215 – 112 Street, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-421-1731. Gallery hours: 10 to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed holidays.
Welcome to the seventh annual Take Your Best Shot Youth Photo Contestand 25th Anniversary of the St. Albert Photography Club!What does your Canada look like? Keeping with the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the subject for our 2017 photo contest was “My Canada.” Students from grades 3 to 12 have submitted their Canada photos and a written description of why they chose their subject. Expect to see some great images of what Canada means to our young citizens! It will be a special exhibit this year as we will be featuring images from the St. Albert Photography Club. The adult photographers will also be presenting the theme “My Canada.” Visitors will enjoy the work of multiple generations, seeing different approaches to the subject. Exhibit runs from June 20 to September 10 at the Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. For more information, visit www.museeheritage.ca/exhibits-events/current-upcoming-events.
Sam Knopp’s (Irma) functional ceramics subvert expectations and reference her recent geographic transition.The exhibitionRelocationsreferences her recent move back to Alberta after living and studying in Vancouver for the past seven years. This move from an urban to a rural setting has brought questions to the forefront. How do we find common ground or perhaps embrace difference and reconcile our ideas and values about the handmade and mass-produced?Moving between the spectrums of utility and aesthetics, this exhibition features functional pots that are curious explorations of materiality, process and presentation. References to synthetic or commonplace materials such as concrete, packing foam, steel, neon hues and carpet underlay, force the viewer to question the relationship between handmade objects and our domestic space. Through these contradictions where the maker’s hand and the materiality of ceramics is simultaneously celebrated and subverted, Sam is reconciling these seemingly disparate ideologies. Exhibition runs from July 22 to September 2.Reception: Saturday, July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. www.albertacraft.ab.ca
Ken Lumbis’ (Grande Prairie) ceramic sculptures highlight intriguing effects achieved through pit firing. Artist’s statement: The process of pit-fired pottery process intrigues me, not only because of possibilities in developing colour but also because it can be done in one’s backyard. My chosen direction is different from more frequently seen pit-fired pottery, in that I’ve pursued a more painterly practice using ceramic panels. The grogged sculpture clay used in my work allows different patterns to develop as the fire plays across the clay, creating interesting effects. By adding various surface materials prior to pit firing, I develop archeological and geological textures across my ceramic landscapes. While the finished surfaces are abstract in nature, they reflect the micro and macro level observations that one can make in nature. Pit firing represents an intriguing exploration of possibilities. Has the piece survived the firing process? More importantly, has the pit fire produced the anticipated effects? It is always exciting to uncover a piece from the ashes.Exhibition runs from July 22 to September 2.Reception: Saturday, July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. www.albertacraft.ab.ca
Through the medium of Mail Art, the Dreaming of Canada project shares artists’ aspirations, hopes and impressions surrounding Canada, marking 150 years since confederation. Art Gallery of St. Albert challenged artists to contemplate the future or history of our vast country and delve into their subconscious to craft something wonderful! Artists responded in droves from all over the world. The evolution of the project can be seen online at Dreamingofcanada.ca. A physical exhibition of select works will be displayed in the Gallery’s bank vault culminating during Alberta Culture Days. Features various artists including; Pierre Bataillard, Mustafa Cevat Atalay, Jeff Chan, Gerry Dotto, Susan Greenbank, Stella Kaufman, Yuchang Li, Marc Nipp, Dorian Ribas Marinho and more. Runs from Saturday, Aug. 12 to Saturday, Sept. 30. Opening reception and Artwalk: Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert.
Through the medium of Mail Art, the Dreaming of Canada project shares artists’ aspirations, hopes and impressions surrounding Canada, marking 150 years since confederation. Art Gallery of St. Albert challenged artists to contemplate the future or history of our vast country and delve into their subconscious to craft something wonderful! Artists responded in droves from all over the world. The evolution of the project can be seen online at Dreamingofcanada.ca. A physical exhibition of select works will be displayed in the Gallery’s bank vault culminating during Alberta Culture Days. Features various artists including; Pierre Bataillard, Mustafa Cevat Atalay, Jeff Chan, Gerry Dotto, Susan Greenbank, Stella Kaufman, Yuchang Li, Marc Nipp, Dorian Ribas Marinho and more. Opening reception and Artwalk: Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs from Saturday, Aug. 12 to Saturday, Sept. 30. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert.
Our Pop-Up Library is designed to make life easier. Every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. we'll be at Servus Place offering you a chance to browse and borrow materials, ask a librarian about our e-books and digital resources, check-out the weekly tech challenge, and find out what's new and exciting at your library. For more information visit www.sapl.ca. Servus Place is located at 400 Campbell Rd.
This year even babies and toddlers can join in the Library Summer Reading Game fun! Read 50 books over the summer with your baby/toddler, fill in our special sheet and return it to the children's desk at the end of summer for a chance to win a prize. The Summer Reading Game runs June 28 to August 22. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Join us for storytimes, crafts and playtime in Lions Park on Tuesdays until August 22. Drop by at 10 a.m. for Baby Laptime, 11 a.m. for Family Storytime and Craft, 12 p.m. for Picnic and Craft and Storytime and Craft at 1 p.m. The Pop-Up Library will be cancelled in events of extreme weather, please visit our webpage or Facebook page for updates. For more information visit www.sapl.ca. Lions Park is located at 21 Sir Winston Churchill Ave.
Have you ever wondered who designed our beautiful building? Get up close and personal with your AGA and discover what it takes to be an architect! Today’s challenge: design and build your own museum. Drop-in Wednesday mornings for gallery adventures, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each week has a new theme and activity related to current exhibitions and aimed at building early childhood learning skills in literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. The Tours for Tots program is designed for children aged 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Day care and other community groups can book a School Program. The Tours for Tots program is designed for children aged 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Day care and other community groups can book a School Program. See more at: http://www.youraga.ca/programs-events/family-activities/#sthash.bxF8QnuU.dpuf Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m.Free with gallery admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square.
The sixth in our concert series, August is a great time of year to relax, and what better way to do so than to come down to the Muttart in the evening to listen to the musical stylings of local Edmonton musicians! Make sure to take in a guided tour during the intermission, when a Muttart interpreter will show and teach you about some interesting plants. Thursday, Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Regular admission fees apply. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., Edmonton.
Bring your family and a picnic lunch and visit the botanic park! We will have music, popcorn and lemonade for all to enjoy. There will be ice cream and lots of kids’ activities to keep little ones busy while the adults enjoy the music and flowers. Sunday, Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the St. Albert Botanic Park, 265 Sturgeon Road, St. Albert.
New bus riders can test-ride the bus at various First Riders Night events this month. Greater St. Albert Catholic students can test-ride the bus at Notre Dame Elementary on Aug. 23 and at École Marie Poburan on Aug. 24. Public board students should head to the St. Albert Public School district office Aug. 28 to check out and ride a yellow school bus. Visit gsacrd.ab.ca or spschools.org to register for these events.
Join us on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Servus Place. Children 5+ welcome! Qualified instructors will lead participants through various on-ice drills and games that are suitable to all skill levels. New skaters are welcome and will receive extra help from our on-ice volunteers. All you need to attend are skates, gloves and a certified helmet, but if you have additional equipment, feel free to bring it! We will provide the sticks, rings and FUN! Come see why the game of ringette is considered the fastest game on ice! This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required. You can register for this event at www.cometryringette.comIf you have any questions, please contact Sarah at email@example.com
The St. Albert Ringette Association is hosting an Intro to Ringette session for participants ages 9 to 14. Come see what this fast and fun sport is all about! Saturday, Aug. 26 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mark Messier Arena, Servus Place. Registration is required. To register and for more information, please contact Jenn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone who attends the Festival is fringing. Fringing is about experiencing something new and exciting. It’s taking a journey that YOU get to shape. It’s exploring the unknown while you also embrace the familiar. Whether you are seeing indoor theatre shows, watching outdoor performers, eating green onion cakes, sipping a drink in the Big Rock Beer Tent, or connecting with artists, once you step foot on the Festival site your fringing has begun! No matter who you are, where you come from, or why you came, the Fringe Festival is your chance to leave behind the clutter of every day and embrace the magic of theatre. Pick a show to see at random, taste a food you’ve never tried, or talk to someone new – you never know what you’ll discover. Follow the#YEGFRINGEconversation@EdmontonFringe for the latest events, tips, behind-the-scene news, and sneak peaks around the Festival. Meet the Artists: Fringing is a shared experience. If you loved a show don’t be shy, let the artist know. They might even be up for a friendly chat over beer, especially if you’re buying! KidsFringe: Don’t you wish you knew about fringing when you were a wee tot? Then make sure to bring your kids, cousins, nieces, and neighbours to KidsFringe. Bonus, it’s FREE!Program guides now available; tickets on sale Aug. 9. The Fringe Theatre Festival runs from Aug. 17 to 27. Find out everything you need to know at https://www.fringetheatre.ca
Featuring Tom Cochrane with Red Rider; Sass Jordan, Chilliwack, Prism, Five Man Electrical Band and more! The Edmonton Rock Music Festival is produced by The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton. The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton is a circle of passionate music lovers dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the music that we grew up with and the music we love today. Music that influenced history, transformed a culture, and forever changed our societal landscape – and music that just makes you want to get up and move your groove to. Aug. 18 and 19. Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre. Find all the details, including ticket prices and weekend pass info online at: www.edrocks.ca
A 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition of dragon boat racing has captured the attention of international sporting scenes and been embraced by millions worldwide. The festival takes place on the North Saskatchewan River at the Louise McKinney Riverfront Park. The park is adjacent to downtown Edmonton, immediately south of the Shaw Conference Centre, located along Grierson Hill Road NW. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend!Friday evening, the opening ceremonies “wake the dragons” and also feature challenge races between teams in specific categories. Sunday sees the very Special Breast Cancer Survivor Pink Ribbon Race and remembrance ceremony. There are lots of photo opportunities too. Take in the exhibitors, vendors, stage entertainment and beer gardens too. Details at: http://edmontondragonboatfestival.com/ Goes Aug. 18 to 20 at Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, Edmonton.
Our Summer Reading Games are a fun way to keep your kids reading throughout the summer. Players take turns doing interactive challenges in our original, life-sized game. After completing each challenge, kids select books to read from different genres, and when they are done their reading, they return to face the next challenge. All children who complete the game will receive a prize. Readers in Grades 1 to 6 are invited to join The Great Canadian Race, and pre-schoolers can play their own early-literacy game called Lost in Canada. The games run daily between June 28 and August 22, opening 15 minutes after the Library opens, and shutting down 15 minutes prior to the Library closing. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.Website: www.sapl.ca
This explores different types of weather and the difference between weather and climate. Come make your own Rainbow Wand, try the “Will the Wind Blow it” game, and play “Rainbow Chip” outdoors! Wild Weather will run Aug. 14 to 18.All activities are free of charge; any age is welcome to join in on the fun at the log cabin located on the corner of Sturgeon Road and St. Albert Trail. The Nature Centre is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Wednesday when the Nature Centre is open from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us for a half-hour long story and craft program in French in conjunction with the Summer Reading Game on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. or from 2 to 2:30 p.m. For grades 1 to 3. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Join us for a half-hour long story and craft program in conjunction with the Summer Reading Game on Thursday, Aug.17 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. or from 2 to 2:30 p.m.For ages 3 to K. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Preschool Picasso offers creative art-making experiences in an art studio setting for children aged three to five. These fun classes foster self-expression, art appreciation and skill development. Art-making activities designed to help your child learn basic art fundamentals. P.S. Hey kids, remember to bring an adult to Preschool Picasso! Next class: Paper puppets – Make a pair of paper puppets featuring your favourite animal, cats, dogs and more in this fun class for three- to five-year-olds. Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m.Advance registration required.Call 780-459-1163 or email email@example.comTakes place in the Gallery Studio, The Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St. Cost: $10 ($9 for Arts and Heritage members).
Artventures is a program that complements Gallery exhibitions and enriches participants' understanding of the art on display. Children are invited to register for a fun and creative art activity where they will learn new skills and techniques while learning essential art fundamentals. Adults may choose to stay with their children and join in the fun. Bring an old shirt! Next class: Silhouettes and Shadow Puppets – With inspiration from two exhibits Dreaming of Canada and Healing Process, children will explore making paper sculptures and shadow puppets in this fun class. This program is for children ages 6 to 12. Themes vary each month, providing a fun opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.Advance registration required.Call 780-459-1163 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgTakes place in the Gallery Studio, The Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St. Cost: $10 ($9 for Arts and Heritage members).
Are you a Lego expert? Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to build and program a moveable Lego model. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Interested in artistic exploration and social interaction? Ageless Art for adults encourages both. Benefit from professional instruction and artist‐grade materials. This creative class is for everyone, from beginner to advanced. Next class: Sun and Shibori: Make a summer keepsake! Bring some of your favourite leaves and flower petals to incorporate into these colourful sunprints on fabric. All materials included. Thursday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.Advance registration required.Call 780-459-1163 or email email@example.comTakes place in the Gallery Studio, The Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St. Cost: $18 ($16 for Arts and Heritage members).
Traverse St. Albert’s past on foot and discover what makes our city unique. Join us for a guided walking tour of St. Albert’s riverside, downtown or Mission Hill. Downtown and riverside tours meet at the Little White School, 2 Madonna Drive. Mission Hill tours meet at Father Lacombe Chapel, 2 St. Vital Ave. Meet at 6:30 p.m. Tours range from one to two hours in length. Suggested donation: $3.Join us Friday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a tour of downtown.
The Henry Girls are three sisters from County Donegal, Ireland. Their music is diverse and eclectic with a unique rootsy sound that blends their native traditional Irish folk music with hints of Americana, bluegrass and blues. They are renowned for their fine close harmonies and musical arrangements, and have been likened to such great musical acts as Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Dixie Chicks and The Be Good Tanyas. As one of the most talked about folk/roots acts from Ireland, they have captivated audiences on worldwide stages throughout Germany, America, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Austria and the U.K. Founded and fronted by emigre Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town's music has been variously described as "an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass" (Guardian) and a "unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism".(Exclaim!) The JUNO-nominated group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, delivering an indomitable energy that has earned them a considerable following far beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
With special guest Chloe Albert. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of her platinum selling Ingénue album and the huge hit “Constant Craving”, which launched her into stardom around the world. As part of this tour lang will perform songs from Ingénue along with hits from her 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel, which featured lang singing the songs that define her country by fellow Canadians, including: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, Ron Sexsmith, and Bruce Cockburn. August 19 and 20; Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Barbara Leah Meyer is a distinctive, richly expressive vocalist who sings the great jazz standards in the tradition of Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn. She has the ability to make familiar and new material uniquely her own, treating each musical rendition with sensitivity, maturity and a joyful, fresh approach.Meyer will perform at Saviour's Cafe and Bistro at 24 Perron Street, on Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. to cater to the dinner crowd. Limited seating – advance tickets recommended. Tickets available at Saviour's, call 780-717-5871.
• Tigers Baseball Association: Legion Memorial Park is home base for the senior AAA St. Albert Tigers in the Sunburst Baseball League. Visit www.stalberttigers.com, www.baseballalberta.com or www.stalbertbaseball.com for the league schedules. The Tigers host their 32nd annual tournament June 24 to 26 at Legion park.• St. Albert Minor Baseball Association:The St. Albert Senior (30-plus) Cardinals in the Alberta West Central Baseball League and St. Albert Junior Cardinals in the North Central Alberta Baseball League are up to bat at Legion Memorial Park. Schedules are listed at www.ncabl.ab.ca for the junior Cardinals and www.awcba.org for the senior Cardinals. The Western Canada AA Baseball Championships for U18 midget, U15 bantam and U13 peewee are slated for Legion park Aug. 12 to 14. Visit www.stalbertbaseball.com for details.•Fastball St. Albert:2017 U12 A & B Female Softball Provincial Championship. Round robin games are July 7 & 8, 9am – 7pm and medal rounds are July 9, 9am – 2 pm. All games will be at Meadowview Diamonds. For a full schedule visit www.softballalberta.ca.• St. Albert Rugby Football Club:The men’s first division competes in the Alberta Cup and the third division and U21 teams play in the Edmonton Rugby Union. The women’s division one team also scrums down in the ERU. Visit www.edmontonrugby.com or www.stalbertrugby.com for the fixtures.• Impact Soccer:The St. Albert men's and women's Impact teams and the men's St. Albert Rangers kick the ball in the Edmonton District Soccer Association. Visit www.edsa.org for the fixtures.• Lacrosse:The junior A and senior B St. Albert Miners play their Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League home games at Go Auto Arena at Servus Credit Union Place. Visit www.rockymountainlax.com for the schedules. The junior B Tier I St. Albert Crude also run the floor at Akinsdale Arena in the RMLL.• Triathlon:The St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club hosts its annual sprint triathlon Aug. 7 at Fountain Park Recreation Centre. Visit starrt.wildapricot.org for information.
Pickleball is more fun than you can imagine and great exercise too! A sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two or more players use paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis with a few modifications. It's enjoyed by people of all ages; easy to learn, easy to play and addictive! Come out and try your hand at Pickleball from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. any Wednesday until the end of August. All equipment will be provided, but you must bring clean runners as the lessons will be on indoor courts. Individuals, couples and groups can be accommodated. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to try out the fastest growing in North America!
Pickleball is more fun than you can imagine and great exercise too! A sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two or more players use paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis with a few modifications. It's enjoyed by people of all ages; easy to learn, easy to play and addictive! Come out and try your hand at Pickleballfrom 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. any Wednesday until the end of August. All equipment will be provided, but you must bring clean runners as the lessons will be on indoor courts. Individuals, couples and groups can be accommodated. Email email@example.com if you wish to try out the fastest growing in North America!
You are a fearless adventurer pursing Master Sesquicentennial across our vast country. Where will the trail lead and what will you discover? Meet challenges on an escape through coastal rainforests, mountains, prairies, and tundra as you play your way through the game. All teens who successfully complete this summer reading game will receive a new book to keep as a reward. Just stop by the information desk on the second floor to get started. For teens and tweens ages 11 to 17. The reading game runs June 28 to Aug.22. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Add life to your D&D character with your own painted metal miniature! We'll provide the paints and instruction, you provide attention to detail and creativity! You can either bring your own miniature, or bring $5 for us to provide you with one on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.