May 28, 2016
Stop by the third Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support the 50+ Club.Your investment: have one to three rings cleaned for $3; or three to six rings cleaned for $5.Have a coffee or tea while you wait. (Clients must be present at time of cleaning). St. Albert 50+ Club, 301 Grandin Tower. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at:http://stalbert50plus.com/
Small knives: $1; medium knives: $1.50; large knives: $2. Stop by on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.All proceeds go to support the 50+ Club.St. Albert 50+ Club, 301 Grandin Tower. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: http://stalbert50plus.com/
The Rainmaker will continue its tradition of being one of Alberta’s most popular and anticipated events for the whole family. This year, country music rules both concert nights! Friday offers Emerson Drive, with Jason Benoit, Meghan Patrick and Lisa Nicole. Saturday features George Canyon, with Blackjack Billy, The Dungarees, and Brad Fersovitch. Fortify yourself with the Gazette’s pancake breakfast at St. Albert Place from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning before the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. The parade starts on Liberton Drive and winds down St. Vital Avenue through to downtown St. Albert on Perron Street, in front of City Hall and then along Sir Winston Churchill Avenue ending at Lions Park. Then head to the rodeo grounds for the ground-pounding excitement of Alberta’s largest semi-pro rodeo events. Everybody loves the extraordinary performances of the Dynamo Dogs! Take in the thrills of the midway, and don’t miss the shopping opportunities!Runs from May 27 to 29!Stay tuned to the rodeo’s official website: www.rainmaker.ab.ca for updated information.
Strawberry shortcake, tea and coffee. Proclamation by Mayor Nolan Crouse; musical entertainment.Wednesday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Please register by June 3 – space is limited.St. Albert 50+ Club, 301 Grandin Tower. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: http://stalbert50plus.com/
St. Albert Cruisers are holding their 24th annual Autorama on May 29th in the main City of St. Albert parking lot and streets in the Perron District in the heart of St. Albert. The St. Albert Cruisers are looking raise in excess of $5000 for Stop Abuse in Families society - Elder Abuse program. Autorama has a variety of activities focused around classic cars and trucks suitable for the whole family. For 2016 we expect: The retro Cruiser “St. Albert” garage façade with classic ’50s and ’60s great music; Over 200 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles parked in the large treed downtown parking area across from City Hall and or on Perron District streets; The Autorama marketplace with classic vehicle related vendors, product demonstrations and food; A “swap area” with automotive bargains; A variety of raffles with a combined prize value over $2000. In addition to seeing some great classics, Autorama has activities of interest to all attendees including a celebrity and family fun hula hoop contest. There will be food trucks to feed you as you wander around the show and shine. There will also be Vehicle registration packages highlighting Autorama sponsors and St. Albert and area businesses with random prize draws. Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trophy presentation at 2 p.m. For more information and details on how you can get involved to support Autorama and Stop Abuse in Families, please contact: Ron Trettler 780-945-7329 or Bob Fisher 780-718-2257
Presents awards at their third annual inductee celebration. The Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame Foundation is pleased to announce our 2016 Inductee Celebration and Ceremony. Our 2016 Inductees in the Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame are:Builder: To recognize individuals who have contributed to the Edmonton Blues Community through their work. Inductee: Peter North. Performer: To recognize individuals or bands that have made a significant musical contribution to the Edmonton Blues Community over a period of not less than 20 years. Inductee: Rusty Reed & The Southside Shuffle. Legend: To recognize musicians from outside Edmonton who have made significant contributions to the Edmonton Blues Community. Inductee: Russell Jackson. Featuring a performance by Rusty Reed Band All-Stars. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Tix on the Square and the Blues on Whyte / Commercial Hotel reception desk. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door for $25. Sunday, May 29, at the Blues on Whyte, 10329 Whyte Avenue.
Speaker: Suzanne Gross, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers. Topic: Information about the organization and how they assist refugees. Menu: Mimosa (non-alcoholic), tea, coffee,smoked salmon bagel, kale salad and fruit salad with whipped cream. Tuesday May 31, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. $11/Members; $14/Non-Members. Call 780-459-0433 to register or come into the St. Albert 50+ Club, 301 Grandin Tower. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: http://stalbert50plus.com/
This month has five Tuesdays – That means we added an extra Outloud night for a field trip. Bring your lawn chair to Lions Park and we will have food, drinks, and some fun. Dress for the outdoors as we roast hotdogs (veggie friendly options, make S’mores and play some outdoor games at Lions Park. Bring along a friend or family member! Open to youth 13 to 24 who have any affiliation with LGBTQ or if you just want to learn more about us and what goes on. We’ll have news on the St. Albert Pride Barbecue, Pride Week and much more! Look forward to seeing you all there. Don't worry if it rains, we have a plan for that. Tuesday, May 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.at Lions Park on Sir Winston Churchill Ave.
The Canadian Liver Foundation’s Stroll for Liver is a fun, family friendly outdoor walk / run to raise awareness of liver disease, and support research and treatment of liver disease. The Edmonton Stroll for Liver will be held on Saturday, June 4, at Emily Murphy Park. Registration and collection of pledges will begin at 9 a.m., with the walk starting at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments and prizes for the top fundraisers. Funds raised will support liver disease research. To register for the Stroll, visit www.strollforliver.ca and click on the Edmonton Stroll, or call us at 1-888-557-5516.
We are collecting items NOW to support Star of the North Retreat Centre’s yard sale fundraiser on Sunday June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.We are accepting items in good working order, except clothing, encyclopedia, text books, old microwaves or electronics. Items can be brought to The Star between 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon or 1 to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. 780-459-5511, 3A St. Vital Ave, St. Albert, email@example.com
Walk for Star of the North Retreat Centre in our spring fundraising Star Trekker Walk on Sunday, June 5 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Or help by sponsoring one of our walkers! Call 780-459-5511 for more information. Pledge forms are now available. Donations can also be made online on our website: www.starofthenorth.ca Go to fundraising/donations. Pledges of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.
Come join us for tea, coffee or juice served with a variety of desserts. Meet friends and browse the craft tables. Goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Rendez-Vous Centre in Morinville. For info, contact Judy: 780-222-9050 or Carol: 780-939-2795. Free admission; door prizes.
Show your support for military families on Canadian Forces Day – Sunday, June 5. CFB Edmonton, Lecture Training Facility. Half marathon, 10K, 5K, and military mile. Participate as a team or individual. Children six and under race free. Sign up: https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=12750
The Bockman Foundation for Spinal Cord Injuries is having a 2.5, 5 or 10k wheel, walk or run event in St. Albert at Lions Park. Please join us Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m.Registration is $40 and all participants receive a Coolmax hat. Registration can be done online at www.bockmanfoundation.ca at any Running Room, or online at the Running Room website. The Bockman Foundation is a non-profit charity created to directly benefit individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries and their families by helping to offset the costs of home renovations, wheelchair purchases, vehicle modifications and other items not covered by health care or supplementary insurance.
Hundreds of people in Edmonton, and thousands more across the country, will step out for The Arthritis Society’s sixth annual Walk to Fight Arthritis, in an effort to raise needed funds for arthritis research. Arthritis can strike anyone at anytime regardless of age, often with devastating effects. It is a leading cause of disability in Canada and costs the economy $33 billion a year in health care and lost productivity, it affects 500,000 Albertans with those numbers expected to double. Sunday, June 5. 1-km and 5-km routes.Registration: 9 a.m., Walk: 10 a.m.Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park. 13221 Buena Vista Rd.
It’s our pleasure to invite all former Newcomer members in our community to come celebrate with us! There will be music, potato sack races, water relay races, tug of war and a magic show. We will be serving Hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, watermelon, desserts and drinks. If you’re interested we are asking in advance for you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know the number of adults and children attending as well as the number of hamburgers and/or hotdogs you are planning on consuming, so we will have an idea how much to purchase. Please let us know by noon on Saturday, June 11.The family barbecue takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13 in Lions Park, Riel Drive, under the canopy. Cost: $5/adult; children free. New ladies are always welcome anytime to join the St. Albert Newcomers’ Club! Please check out our website at www.stalbertnewcomersclub.comor find us on Facebook under St. Albert Newcomers.
ATRA’s 38th ‘Trail Ride Against Cancer’ will be held Saturday, June 11th (*new date*) at Able Ranch, north of Bon Accord, near Lily Lake. As always – free overnight camping, complimentary breakfast by Welsh’s and $10 steak barbecue on Saturday evening, prizes and silent auction. Collect donations on pledge sheets and/or online. Stay over or arrive on Sunday, June 12th for a Fun Gymkhana. Go to www.atra.ca for more info or call Vicki at 780-922-2227.
This exhibition brings together discoveries made by an international team of nearly 30 researchers – scholars of applied radiation sciences, anthropology, art history, biomedical engineering, as well as conservators, conservation scientists, forensic art historians, and curators – who worked together to examine nine historical paintings from the collections of the McMaster Museum of Art including works by Vincent Van Gogh, Alexander Rodchenko and Peter Paul Rubens’ workshop. The Unvarnished Truth: Exploring the Material History of Paintingsexamines these works of European art painted between c. 1520 and 1919 with accompanying research findings, and highlights the importance of technical art history, showcasing the lifespans of artworks as material cultural objects. The Unvarnished Truth: Exploring the Material History of Paintings is organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art. The MMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Museums Assistance Program, Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council. Presented at your AGA with the support of Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation. Exhibit runs to Sept. 18. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer gallery 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.
Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective presents an exhibition of new works by internationally known artists Duane Linklater and Tanya Lukin Linklater. Featuring installation work by both artists, the exhibition explores notions of excavation in relation to the intellectual, environmental and cultural resources most immediate to the artists. Duane Linklater investigates the structure and materiality of the gallery wall itself, which includes gypsum, wood and steel, and considers the political implications of those materials as resources extracted in Canada. Tanya Lukin Linklater’s sculptural work excavates the Art Gallery of Alberta’s archival records to investigate the complex relationships of Indigenous peoples and artists to institutions, museums and galleries. A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater & Tanya Lukin Linklater is curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Exhibit opens April 30 and runs to Sept. 18. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Summer gallery 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.
Join us for the 21st St. Albert high school student exhibition at AGSA. Talented young artists from Bellerose Composite, École Secondaire Paul Kane, St. Albert Catholic, École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d'Youville and Outreach high schools showcase their artworks and present a collaborative installation piece in the Art Gallery vault titled: The Future Museum. Opening reception, May 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.,Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St. Visit ArtGalleryofStAlbert.ca for details of programming for all ages related to this exhibit.
The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to present Celebrate St. Albert!: a fun and colourful exhibit that looks back on 150 years of celebrations in the community. Discover photos and stories about some of St. Albert’s early events like St. Jean Baptiste Day and the visit from Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier. Learn some new and interesting facts like this one: Alberta’s first fireworks were set off in St. Albert to mark Father Lacombe’s jubilee! In recent decades, many St. Albert clubs and organizations have created new celebrations. 2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival. Giant costumes, flags and posters will fill the gallery until June 19. Don’t miss this special exhibit honouring the celebrations of St. Albert over more than a century. Exhibition continues until June 19. Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street. Visit our website at www.MuseeHeritage.caFor more information, please contact the Museum at 780-459-1528 or email@example.com.
Whether a novice or a seasoned strummer come join the monthly ukulele circle at the Library on Sunday, May 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. We’ll learn, share and play some fun music together. Players of all levels are welcome. For adults and teens. Please bring your own ukulele and music stand. Register online at www.sapl.ca or by visiting or calling the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Library (780-459-1682). The Library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Our monthly Ukulele Circle moves to the foyer of St. Albert Place on Thursday, June 2 to celebrate ArtWalk. Whether a novice or seasoned strummer join us to learn, share, play and sing some fun music together from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Players of all levels are welcome. For adults and teens. Please bring your own ukulele and a music stand. For more information, call Heather at 780-459-1686. The Library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
The Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids celebrates an amazing 15 years of cultivating new plays for children and families this June! Sprouts is a weekend of family fun where children have an opportunity to experience the creation of new live theatre in an imaginative, informal and creative atmosphere. This year, our crop includes three brand new short plays:Nuts and Honey – Written by Syrian refugees and professional theatre artists Aksam and Amena, examines the Syrian newcomer experience. As such, we are welcoming Syrian families to the Festival and will have Arabic translators available for lobby activities and pre, post and interstitial talkbacks with the audience for the Sunday performance. Arabic translations of the synopses of the plays and the program are also available! Abel’s Coqui – Six year old Elena is excited to visit her Abuela Maria on the tropical island of Puerto Rico. One evening, she encounters a new friend, Coqui, a tiny tree frog with a big voice! Coqui’s voice unlocks the secret to a story that has been passed down for generations – A story filled with history and rich tradition. Follow Elena and Abuela Maria through a musical and magical journey that takes us from Abuela’s little pink house to the lush rainforest that Coqui calls home – Boriken – An enchanted place where Elena discovers the unique bonds of family and home, the true meaning of friendship, and the “best flan in the world.” The Other Mother – A musical about The Kid and His Mom, who have spent their whole lives together. The Kid loves things just the way they are – but what happens when His Mom introduces him to The Other Mother, with her different ideas and her different food. Will everything have to change? Or can all three of them find a recipe for happiness?Concrete Theatre presents each play as a staged reading with lively performances directed by Mieko Ouchiwith dramaturgy by Caroline Howarth. Live Music will be provided by Dave Clarke. Sproutsprovides American Sign Language (ASL)interpretation throughout the Festival. Kid-friendly events throughout the weekend include face-painting, story-telling with Young Alberta Books, Drum Stories with Bob Rasko and crafts with Zu-Ma Talent to Amuz. The lobby will also feature artwork by young students. Following the plays, children can write their thoughts in a special Sprouts Art Garden Plot and hang them on the CommenTree or interact with the playwrights. The festival, which is presented by Concrete Theatre as part of the Arts at the Barns Presentation Series takes place Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at The Westbury Theatre, 10330 – 84 Ave. in the ATB Financial Arts Barns. Sprouts New Play Festival for Kidslobby activities begin at 1 p.m., with three 15-minute plays at 2 p.m., which include a 20 minute intermission. Tickets are $7.50, available by cash/debit/credit at the door, by phone 780-409-1910 or online at www.fringetheatreadventures.ca. Children under 3 years are admitted free. For more information, please contact Concrete Theatre at 780-439-3905 or www.concretetheatre.ca.
Presents The Butterfly Effect, running from May 31 – to June 4, 2016 in St. Albert! The 2016 International Children’s Festival of the Arts is one of the biggest and longest-running children’s festivals in North America. Children will revel in the magic of The Butterfly Effect – where inspiration and infinite creative possibilities unknowingly change the course of their future. Over the course of the Festival, eight Feature Performances representing four countries will entertain guests with nearly 75 shows. Along with 15 hands-on, interactive Site Activities, the Children’s Festival fosters a lifelong appreciation and understanding for authentic arts experiences. All along the Sturgeon River, multiple Site Activity tents offer inviting spaces for children to be entertained and to let their imagination and creativity soar. Try your hand at the Japanese art of paper folding; use authentic tools to discover your own Chinese zodiac animal symbol in Chinese Calligraphy; and explore the art of butterfly kite making in the Visual Arts Tent. Other interactive Site Activities include Kaleidoscope Magic –Knowing Your Roots and the opportunity to explore active play, healthy eating and sand art in the Healthy Kids Tent. In Lions Park, the newly expanded Toddler Town is the perfect place for children up to the age of four to enjoy everything from storytelling to music, an active play zone and family games. Local puppeteers will mesmerize tots with an array of colourful characters in their wonderfully fun adaptation of The Frog Prince, and St. Albert Public Library will have toddlers getting hooked on books while letting their imaginations soar. While you stroll the Global Canadian Heritage Trail, drop by the Métis Discovery Tent to experience authentic artifacts from one of the Three Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, and visit the five granite Steinhauer sculptures that are steeped in Cree storytelling. On Saturday, June 4, fuel your fun with a hearty Toonie Breakfast on the Plaza of St. Albert Place. General public tickets for the 2016 International Children’s Festival of the Arts are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased from the Arden Theatre Box Office: in person at 5 St. Anne Street, or by phone at 780-459-1542. Rain or shine, festival site hours are Tuesday, May 31 – Thursday, June 2 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm; Friday, June 3 from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm; and Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Parking around the festival site is extremely limited. As such, free Park-and-Ride service between the St. Albert Centre Bus Exchange (beside St. Albert Centre Mall) and the Festival site is strongly encouraged for all Festival attendees. Buses depart every 15 minutes between 7:45 am and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. On Friday, service will operate between 7:45 am and 8:30 p.m. For complete festival details, visit childfest.com. Festival brochures are also available for pick-up at all St. Albert and Edmonton-area Save-On-Foods locations.
NextFest is a multi-disciplinary arts festival, featuring the newest of new works from emerging young artists. Theatre, music, dance, visual art, film and video, readings, fashion, and works combining several disciplines are on display. It’s a fast-paced, non-stop celebration of creativity! Performances can include anything from dance to theatre to visual arts to cinema, at a variety of venues around Edmonton. Runs from June 2 to 12. Visit www.nextfest.org for more information.
A celebration of Edmonton’s gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and trans community, their family, friends, co-workers, supporters, the business community and the community at large in a spirit of camaraderie, honour, pride and respect. And of course for some fun!! Events and activities include awards, a parade, Mayor’s Pride Brunch, parties, picnic, art exhibits and more! Runs from June 3 to 12. For a complete schedule, visit: www.edmontonpride.ca/
The Library regularly offers a variety of beginner computer training courses free to Library members. This month we are offering: Facebook and More on Thursday, June 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Getting Started with eMagazines on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners on Tuesday, June 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; App-a-teaser: Our Favourite 10 Apps on Thursday, June 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. and Microsoft Excel for Beginners on Wednesday, June 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Please see our website www.sapl.ca to register or to find more computer training opportunities offered throughout the summer. You can also visit or call the 2nd Floor Information Desk at the Library (780-459-1682) to get more information or to register. A valid Library card is required. The Library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Create a floral painting in three hours.Thursday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please register by June 3. St. Albert 50+ Club, 301 Grandin Tower. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: http://stalbert50plus.com/
Calvin Vollrath's annual spring concert takes place on the weekend of May 27 to 29. This is his 23rd annual CD Release Party. This three-day fiddle extravaganza has become a main event on the Canadian fiddle scene attracting fiddlers and guests from across Canada. The event will once again be held at the beautiful Community Cultural Centre in Morinville, Alberta. This year, Calvin is pleased to be welcoming his special guests ‘The Next Generation Leahy’ from the famous Leahy family of Ontario. This talented family of six children ranging from the age of 7 to 13, along with mom & dad Doug & Jennifer Leahy, will thoroughly entertain you with their fiddling, singing, step-dancing and multi-instruments. And we can’t forget the ‘cute’ factor!! The Leahy family will be performing on both Friday & Saturday evening. The weekend kicks off with a Dine & Dance on Friday evening, a delicious supper followed by an old time dance with music supplied by Calvin & friends. On Saturday evening, Calvin will celebrate the release of three CDs of new compositions. Many new tunes in a variety of styles will be featured. Prior to the concert, ticketholders are welcome to attend a Saturday afternoon jam session from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Morinville Centre free of charge. Concert tickets are $40. On Sunday afternoon, Calvin will host the 16th annual Fiddle Gala showcasing fiddle guests from across Canada. This is a fun, impromptu concert where you just never know what will happen next. Tickets are $30. Attend all three days and save — Weekend pass available for $100. To purchase, visit: http://www.calvinvollrath.com/spring-fling-2016-tickets
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Prior, conductor. Andrew Tyson, piano; Elizabeth Faulkner, flute; Daniel Waldron, oboe. A humorous and moving tribute to friendship, Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations has been a favourite since its premiere. Alexander Prior leads the performance, joined by ESO regulars Elizabeth Faulkner and Dan Waldron for Holst’s Fugal Concerto for Flute and Oboe. Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Edmonton’s Pro Coro Canada, under the direction of Michael Zaugg, will perform a concert of a cappella music featuring two new works: L’Aube by Canadian Composer Robert Rival, and To Seek Where Shadows Are, by world-renowned Welsh Composer, Paul Mealor. Thematically, the concert focuses on dreams, both those we have enjoyed and those that are yet to be. Mealor’s piece is a new choral-cycle based on poems by Christina Rossetti about giving: the giving of oneself to sleep and dreams, to death, and to another. Mealor, perhaps best known for composing the wedding music for Prince William and Kate Middleton, is completing his first of two seasons as Pro Coro Canada’s Composer in Residence. Sunday, May 29, at 2:30 p.m. All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 Street, Edmonton.Tickets can be purchased at the door, by calling 780-428-1414, or by visiting www.procoro.ca.
Join us “uptown” (in Old Strathcona) for a Sunday of soulful tunes: Bobby McFerrin’s “Freedom is a Voice” and “The Garden,” “Spiritual” by Sweet Honey in the Rock, well loved jazz standards including “You Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “All The Things You Are,” together with a few crazy show tunes like “The Madhatter” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” As usual, we’ll have Charlie Austin on keys, heading up a hot jazz combo of Edmonton’s finest. This urban musical “happening” is one not to be missed. See you there! EKOSingers is a 35 voice adult pop/jazz choir who loves to share a choral style that moves, grooves, and soothes. EKOSingers has taken their music on the road to New Orleans, Cuba, USA (Ohio), and performed on both Canadian coasts – St. John’s Newfoundland, and Vancouver B.C. Under the direction of Paula Roberts, and accompanied by band arranger and pianist Charlie Austin, the group specializes in exploring contemporary music styles from gospel to swing.Two shows! Sunday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Westbury Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330-84 Ave., Edmonton. Cost: $20 – General Admission. Tickets: Call 780-420-1757, online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca, or at the door. More info: www.ekosingers.com
To celebrate Kokopelli’s 20th season, alumni are flooding back into Edmonton for an emotional, once-in-a-generation reunion concert. Boundless gives past choristers the chance to step back into the spotlight, sharing the stage with Kokopelli and Òran to perform favourites from the past two decades—plus some new works commissioned in honour of the occasion. Boundlesstakes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at McDougall United Church, 10025 101 Street. Tickets ($20, $15 students) are available by calling 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca, from choristers, and at the door.
• 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• 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. Visist www.stalbertbaseball.com for details.• Fastball St. Albert: The U16A male and female Western Canadian Softball Champions are July 29 to Aug. 1 at Meadowview Diamonds.St. Albert Angels teams from U10 to U18 compete in the Girls Prairie LeagueFollow the action at www.fastballstalbert.ca.• 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.
Come out for Fun Fitness and Friendship, and join the St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club for a walk on paved and dirt trails through Hermitage Park. 5 and 10 km available. This is the third of 12 events in the River and Ravine Series and is a very enjoyable walk through the ravines. Tuesday, May 31. Registration 6:30 p.m. Start: 7 p.m. Rundle Park 2909 113 Ave., Edmonton. Directions: From Yellowhead Hwy., take 118 Ave./Victoria Trail exit south. Follow 118 Ave. a short distance then left turn into Rundle Park. Follow road through golf course to first parking lot on left. Contact: Walt Cool 780-566-3748; firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on this and other walks www.walkalberta.ca; like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/st.alberttrekkers/
Thursday June 2, doors open at 1 p.m.;GeriActors performance at 1:30 p.m., at Eagles Hall, 23 Rowland Crescent. Light lunch and discussion at 2:30 p.m.Please RSVP to Tara at 780-459-0433 ext. 2 by May 27.
The most difficult Christian doctrine is not the trinity nor the resurrection but the Beatitudes --that we are to be happywhen poor, mourning, insulted, persecuted, and suffering injustice. We will explore what Jesus may have meant in the original, lost Aramaic text and the Greek that survives. We will look at how we have lived the reality of each beatitude so the gift of each grows within. Where we are not able to live the beatitudes, we will begin to heal the underlying hurts, so in everything God works for good with those who love him. (Rm 8:28) Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ is a highly respected and world renowned Jesuit priest, Spiritual Director and author. His ministry has focused on integrating physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Runs from Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, June 19 at 1 p.m. Live-in: $250; Commute: $175. Register by June 2. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3 St. Vital Ave. 780-459-5511. Website: www.starofthenorth.ca
A blood donor clinic will be held at the St. Albert Alliance Church, 25416 – Secondary Hwy. 633 (Villeneuve Rd.), on Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.New donors welcome. Book an appointment online at: www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).