May 27, 2015
Witness the making of a ballet before your eyes with local Edmonton dancer Garrett Groat and Hayna Gutierrez. This exclusive event brings you inside the artistic world of Alberta Ballet to witness the making of a ballet from initial conception to performance as Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître moulds the movements of Hayna Gutierrez and Edmonton's own Garrett Groat to the live accompaniment of the University of Alberta's Guillaume Tardif on violin. Set to the music of Edmonton composer Howard Bashaw, the evening includes a cocktail reception and the chance to mingle with other attendees before witnessing one of the most unique experiences ever offered to Alberta Ballet audiences - a performance created within a one-hour time limit. Alberta Ballet is excited to present The Creation Experience at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m. Price: $150.Tickets for The Creation Experience are available by phone at 780-428-6839 or online at ticket.albertaballet.com.
Come visit us and enjoy the wonderful and delicious products available at our indoor market! Join us every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Arena, 9908 – 104 Street, in the lobby and meeting room. Sponsored by The Morinville Festival Society.
The cross country race consists of six kilometres and 20 obstacles. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to West Country Hearth, an aging in place facility in Villeneuve. This includes "Harmony Haven", a dementia unit of the facility, that houses a population of seniors suffering from all forms of dementia . There will be a beer garden and live music following the last heat for all participants over the age of 18. Register before June 1st, for a chance to win an iPad mini. Registration and further information can be found online @ www.westcountryhearthattack.com It takes place on Sept 12 in Calahoo, Alta. (approximately 20 min northwest of Edmonton city limits), starting with the first heat at 10 a.m., for ages 14 and up. Come out for a great day of fun that supports our local senior citizen population.
Workshop West is thrilled to present a dazzling and delicious fundraising event. The evening will offer an amazing evening of bold food and thrilling entertainment. This fundraising event features a custom three-course menu created by Chef Matt Phillips of Lux Steakhouse + Bar and an unforgettable performance by Guinness World Record stunt performer and magician, Carisa Hendrix.Guinness World Record Holder (2014 Book, Page 86) and Award Winning Entertainer, featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Vegas Strip Search. Carisa Hendrix has been thrilling audiences all over Canada and internationally for the past eight years with her signature blend of classy, cute comedy entertainment. Circus artist, sideshow stunt girl, balloon sculptress and now wowing crowds as a female magician, Hendrix is a skilled entertainer with a wide range talents.Join us for an evening of great food, unforgettable magic, special prizes and help Workshop West Playwright’s Theatre raise funds for our upcoming season!Tables are available in groups of 2 to 10 people, with larger bookings accepted as space allows. Tickets on sale NOW! $150 plus tax, and eligible for $75 tax receipt.Thursday, May 28; cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.at Lux Steakhouse + Bar, 10150 101 Street.
The Edmonton Intercultural Centre (EIC)has transformed McCauley School into a centre for learning, research, recreation, and the arts, that reflects and capitalizes on the rich diversity in the McCauley community and in the City of Edmonton. We invite you to join us for our Grand Opening, to experience the rich and warm environment we have created!The EICis a social and learning hub made up of diverse organizations: Multicultural Family Resource Society;Intercultural Child and Family Centre;Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative;Edmonton Multicultural Coalition; Creating Hope Society;Centre for Race & Culture;Changing Together.We encourage and extend the understanding of interculturalism in Edmonton, to make it a vibrant, inclusive, and thriving community. Collectively, we embrace and nurture the dynamic space where bridging, understanding, and collaborating occurs among diverse peoples, groups and cultures.Friday, May 29 from 2 to 5 p.m.Schedule: doors open at 2 p.m.; entry, speeches, performances at 3 p.m., tours and socializing from 4 until 5 p.m. McCauley School is located at 9538 – 107 Ave., Edmonton.
Come join the St. Albert 50+ Club! The Groovy Gang will sing the national anthem at Telus Field on Tuesday, June 2. Pick-up at the 50+ Club at 11:30 a.m.; game time: 1 p.m.; return to the club after the game. Cost: $20 includes bus return and upgraded suites ticket. Reserve your spot on the bus no later than Friday May 29 at 3:30 p.m. Phone: 780-459-0433. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St.
Come check us out!You will find garage sales; crafts; books; home-based business, jewelry; plants; event promotions, small business. Sale takes place Saturday, May 30, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.St. Albert United Church is located at 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert.
“Compassionate Care of Injured and Orphaned Wildlife.” WRSE is a non-profit organization that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife. This annual run/walkraises funds for animal care. Come and run, walk, and have fun raising funds to care forinjured wildlife.7 km run or run/walk 3.5 km. The WRSE’s Animal Care, Education, and Volunteer programs operate only through fundraising efforts and your generosity! The Annual Run Wild for Wildlife is the WRSE’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and we invite you to help us make it a huge success. www.wildlife-edm.ca/Sunday, May 31, at 10 a.m.,at the John Janzen Nature Centre.Enter the Best Critter Costume Contest!After the run, come to the Migratory Bird Festival (on site) for face painting, wildlife information and activities, and gift items for purchase!See you there!For details and to download the entry/pledge form, go to: http://wildlife-edm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2015-WRSE-Run-Brochure.pdf
On Monday, June 1, breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Cost: $3.St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St. Phone: 780-459-0433.
Join us to eat and dance to mixed Oldies dance music! Lunch will be egg salad and chicken Waldorf sandwiches; fruit and dip, cheese cubes, red or white wine, tea and coffee. Thursday, June 4 from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Tickets $10, available until June 1 at 4:30 p.m. St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Taché St. Phone: 780-459-0433.
Presenting the fourth annual Call of the Wild 2015. Runs from June 30 to July 4. Pledge to complete a one- to four-night/day solo camping challenge and sponsor a youth for a 10-day wilderness challenge. Register at www.wycp.org/events or call 780-458-7549.
Paul Kane High School's Colour Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m.in the Paul Kane High School cafeteria. Please call 780-459-4405 for further information.
Join us in the children’s corner of the library for a fun and entertaining concert to celebrate Seniors’ Week. This musical performance will be presented by the Groovy Gang – St. Albert’s own seniors’ choir on Tuesday, June 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Coffee and refreshments will be available. Feel free to drop in. The library is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Enjoy a day out! Come and browse our tables with a variety of crafts and baking. Join us for sandwiches, desserts, tea, coffee and juice. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for admission.Saturday, June 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Rendez-Vous Centre, 9913 104 St., Morinville.
Enjoy a day out! Come and browse our tables with a variety of crafts and baking. Join us for sandwiches, desserts, tea, coffee and juice. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for admission.Saturday, June 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Rendez-Vous Centre, 9913 104 St., Morinville.
We’ll look after you – food and entertainment is provided; refreshments for all participants. For pledge forms, to volunteer, or further information, conact: Cheryl Vickers, call 780-428-0343; email: email@example.com For online registration and fundraising, visit: jdrf.ca/walk Sunday, June 7: registration at 1 p.m., walk begins at 2 p.m. St. Albert Minor Baseball Association Clubhouse, 215 Sturgeon Road.
Join our birding enthusiasts to learn about local wildlife. Bring your binoculars and birding questions. Bird friendly craft for children. Lunch and refreshments for sale or pack a picnic. Everyone welcome.Drop in anytime from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7.The garden is 50 minutes west of St. Albert on Highway 43. 780-203-0331, www.PeggGarden.org
Show your support on Canadian Forces Day at CFB Edmonton. Event includes a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Military Mile. The Military Mile is just over 1 km and is perfect for a family – children six and under race free. This race is held in support of the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre. Funds raised go towards maintaining, expanding and developing programs and services that support Military Families of CFB Edmonton. Takes place Sunday, June 7.Register: https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=11606
Join us for the 20th St. Albert high school student exhibition at Art Gallery of St. Albert. 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 andpresent new collaborative works that repurpose everyday discarded objects to create new works of art.Opening reception and art exhibition on Thursday, May 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
For 34 years, the festival has nurtured, inspired and ignited creative expression in hundreds of thousands of young leaders in Alberta. This year again, children will have the opportunity to open their minds to a bigger and more colourful world where they can discover a playground of imagination, laughter and fun. 85 shows from eight Main Stage acts representing five countries. Along with 18 hands-on, interactiveSite Activities and an assortment ofRoving Artists, the International Children’s Festival is one of the largest in North America. From spine-twisting acrobatics of Brazilian Capoeira to time-honoured Vietnamese water puppetry, fast-fiddling francophone folklore to a fascinating marionette production of a famous German tale, Main Stage performances offer a variety of truly wonderful and adventurous experiences for young audiences. The remarkable St. Albert Children’s Theatre invites families to sink their teeth into the sweet musical adventure of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. Along the Sturgeon River, the Global Canadian Heritage Trail will feature multiple hands-on Site Activities steeped in culture and tradition. In Lions Park, toddle around inTELUS Toddler Town, the perfect place for children up to the age of four to enjoy age appropriate visual, performing and literary arts in a cozy environment. TheOutdoor Stage on the front plaza of St. Albert Place will play host to a variety of FREE entertainment ranging from jaw-dropping circus acts to a vibrant tapestry of the Cree culture. St. Albert’s most impressive singers, dancers, and cultural performers return for The Stars of Tomorrow showcase on Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday. Other free activities include face painting, airbrush tattoos, sidewalk chalk stations. General public tickets may be purchased from the Arden Theatre Box Office: in person at 5 St. Anne Street, or by phone at 780-459-1542. Main Stage performance tickets for Adults and Children are $11 each(plus GST and Facility Fee). Babies under two years are admitted at no charge when seated on an adult’s lap for Main Stage performances only. Site Activity tickets are $3 each (plus GST and Facility Fee). These can be purchased for activity and time specific events (i.e. Papermaking at 2 pm on Tuesday), or as general admission tickets (valid any day and for any activity, but subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis). Children four years of age and under are eligible to enjoy TELUS Toddler Town for only $5; Adults accompany their tots for FREE. Grandparents’ and Seniors’ Day returns on Tuesday, May 26; purchasers 55 and over are eligible to receive 2 main stage performance tickets for the price of 1 (through the Arden Theatre Box Office only). Rain or shine,Festival site hoursare Tuesday, May 26 – Thursday, May 28 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm; Friday, May 29 from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm; and Saturday, May 30 from 9 am to 5 pm.Parking around the Festival site is extremely limited.As such, FREE Park-and-Ride service is strongly encouraged for all Festival attendees. Bus service between St. Albert Centre Bus Exchange and the Festival Site will be available every 15 minutes between 7:45 am and 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday; and between 7:45 am and 8:30 pm on Friday. For complete Festival details, visit childfest.com. Festival brochures are also available for pick-up at all St. Albert and Edmonton-area Tim Hortons locations.
Get ready to eek! Tons of pop culture fun including Lego, comics, video games, live pop culture performances, special guest appearances and more. Runs May 30 and 31, at Servus Place, 400 Campbell Road. More information at: theeek.com
For kids ages 3 to 5 years. Looking for that preschool and kindergarten readiness? In this program, children will prepare themselves for preschool and kindergarten in small doses, with a wide variety of activities to enrich the mind. Snack and outdoor play included! Thursdays, June 4 to 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.Fees: Members: $60; non-members: $72. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
Join us for a composting workshop facilitated by the Masters Composter Recycler program, City of Edmonton and hosted by Trinity United Church. The workshop will be held at Meadowlark Community League Hall, 15961 - 92 Ave. onSaturday, May 30 from 9:30 to noon. Schedule: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Pancake, sausage and fruit breakfast; 10 a.m. Noon Composting workshop. Cost for the workshop is $10. This includes a ticket to the breakfast and a 30 litre bag of Second Nature Compost. Register online at https://may30compostingworkshop.eventbrite.ca or contact Debbie at 780-458-9286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travelling this summer? Save some room in your suitcase by loading your tablet or eReader up with your favourite summer reads. Come to the library on Tuesday, June 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. to see a demonstration on how to check out and download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your mobile device.A valid library card is required to access the library’s digital collection.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.
This class will help the frustrated painter get their watercolour under control. It will provide hands-on demos of techniques to enhance any painting for the beginner to advanced. Small class size ensures lots of individual attention. Available June 3, 10 and 17, 1 to 4 p.m. at VASA, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave., St. Albert. Cost: $100. Register no later than June 1 at email@example.com. Supply list will be emailed. Instruction provided by Nancy Kloster, resident VASA artist.
Award-winning author Marina Endicott returns to the library for the launch of her poignant, comic novel, Close to Hugh. With her sharply observant eye, compassionate heart and witty pen, Endicott shows us how two generations in a seemingly ordinary small town navigate extraordinary rites of passage during one fateful week. In conversation with Marina Endicott will be local author, Jacqueline Baker. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event which takes place on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 3:30 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.
Need a way to get that pen flowing? Those fingers tapping? That mind zinging? Those words snapping? We’ll explore practical writing techniques to get your creative juices flowing as you dabble in setting, plot, character and voice! Suitable for writers of any genre, but especially those who like a little mystery, a little fantasy, or a little suspense all mixed together. Come on and be wordplayful! Writer In Residence, Gail Sidonie Sobat, will facilitate this writing workshop, which is offered in conjunction with Alberta Seniors’ Week, on Thursday, June 4 from 1 to 3:30 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.
This bilingual exhibition, which tells the story of the French in Alberta, is based on the Francophone Archives Project; a collective venture between the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the Francophone Secretariat of Alberta. The Musée Héritage Museum will include artifacts from our own collection to reflect the Francophone history of the St Albert area, highlighting objects from local families to help illustrate the greater experience of Francophone immigrants across the province. Interpretive panels will trace the history of French Albertans through their associations, both economic and cultural, its religious and early pioneering work.Exhibition runs from April 21 to June 21.Opening reception: Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m.Musée Héritage Museum, St Albert Place, 5 St Anne St., phone: 780-459-1528; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
The River City Big Band is excited to present our “Spring Into Jazz” concert. This 17-member big band is celebrating our 20th year, wrapping up our season with a cool evening of hot jazz, in Edmonton’s best jazz club! The program will feature 100% original compositions or arrangements, by some of Canada's best jazz writers, and they all play in the band! Under the direction of the iconic Larry Schrum, the band performs original pieces by Allan Gilliland, Larry Schrum, and Linda Reinholdt. Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, on Thursday, May 28. The downbeat is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each plus service fees. Call 780 420 1757 or visit: www.tixonthesquare.caWebsite: www.rivercitybigband.com
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano. A master pianist joins the ESO to perform Beethoven’s gentlest concerto, in startling contrast to Nielsen’s incisive symphony. Masterworks like these require palate cleansers: the brief, reflective works of Sibelius and Morawetz complete the menu.Friday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.Join us for Afterthoughts, a casual post-concert conversation in the main lobby with our guest artists, hosted by D.T. Baker. Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m., arrive early for our Symphony Preludes, an in-depth presentation about musical works to help make the most of your concert experience, starting at 7:15 p.m. in the Upper Circle lobby, free to all ticket holders.Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
With music director Rob Curtis, resident accompanist Ariane Lowrey, assistant director Irene Apanovitch. The concert features a performance of British composer Bob Chilcott's “The Making of the Drum,” a five-movement narration of the intensely spiritual ritual of drum making practised by African people, where the drum is revered as a living spirit. The composition is a celebration of how that spirit is brought alive – exuberant, rhythmic and hugely exciting. Also included in the concert, Edmonton composer Malcolm Forsyth's “Music for Mouths, Marimba, Mbira, and Roto-Toms.” The composition was commissioned in 1979 by Edmonton's Da Camera Singers, and has since been widely-performed around the world. Leonard Bernstein's “Missa Brevis”, Norman Luboff's “African Mass,” and Oscar Galian's “Salseo” round out this celebration of music for choir and percussion.The audience is encouraged to bring donations for Edmonton's Food Bank. Saturday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 – 84 Ave. Website: www.iCoristi.com Ticket info from 780-420-1757, or online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca
Stroll from choir to choir along Edmonton’s historic Church Street. It’s a literal choral journey, as audience members travel from venue to historic venue along 96 Street. Along the way they’ll enjoy 15-minute sets by each of the choirs. In a one-of-a-kind musical event, all six Kokopelli choirs (plus our traditional guests the Brail Tones) will spread out Saturday, May 30 along Edmonton’s Church Street Heritage Area. Audience members can check in at Sacred Heart Church, 10821 96 St. before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, pick up a map and program, and then choose their own paths through the various performance venues – all within easy walking distance. Tickets ($20, $15 students) are available by calling 780-420-1757, online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca and at the Sacred Heart door.
Jesse Cook will perform music from his upcoming album One World, which features influences from the Middle East to South America, Spain, and beyond. Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz and many forms of world music into his work. Cook has recorded eight studio albums, three live DVDs and has traveled the world exploring musical traditions that he has blended into his style of rumba flamenco. In addition to headlining concerts and festivals, he has opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Jordan Van Biert, conductor. Impressionism and Romanticism reign as Chronos Vocal Ensemble explores the sumptuous sounds of French repertoire. Featuring the unique harmonic sound-worlds of Durufle, Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel and Hindemith as well as Canadian composers including Lionel Daunais, Mark Sirett, Rupert Lang and new music by Quebec composer Guillaume Boulay. Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035 103 Street. Website: www.chronosvocalensemble.comTicket info from 780-420-1757, or online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Brent Havens, conductor & arranger; Randy Jackson, vocals; Dan Clemens, bass; Powell Randolph, drums; George Cintron, guitar; Allegra, electric violin. Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, conductor/arranger Brent Havens presents The Music of Led Zeppelin, scored to extend the listening experience of Led Zeppelin’s timeless tunes including Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, Heartbreaker, Black Dog and Immigrant Song. Performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and amplified with a full rock band and screaming vocals, Havens and his ensemble capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power” riff for riff while cranking out new musical colours. Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
The community band will conclude their 44th year with a performance of Canadian and Latin American music. The concert will open with the 82 member Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Angela Schroeder. The Concert Band will feature a variety of musical selections that will take a journey across Canada. The concert band will also feature “Drums of the Saamis” that opens with tribal drums and featuring a haunting melody. This powerful work closes as it began with a restatement of themes representing the musical and historical foundation of the region of Alberta. The second half of the concert will feature the Saint City Big Band, under the direction of J-F Picard. The Big Band will be performing a number of pieces that encapsulates all music styles generated from Latin countries, such as salsa, merengue, rhumba and the tango, as well as other styles derived from a more mainstream genre, such as Latin pop, rock, and jazz. Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at the Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street. Tickets available from all community band members or at the Arden Theatre Box Office. Tickets are $12/adults and $8/seniors, students, military members and their families. Music students have free admission when accompanied by an adult.
Edmonton Public Library, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council have put out the call for Edmonton’s sixth Poet Laureate. Edmonton’s Poet Laureate reflects the life of the city through readings of poetry, and, as an ambassador for the literary arts, the Laureate incorporates poetry into a range of official and informal city activities. The next Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2015. The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 29. Nomination forms are available for download from the Edmonton Arts Council at www.edmontonarts.ca/eac_projects/poet_laureate or byemailing email@example.com
Athletes from across Alberta are competing this weekend at Fowler Athletic Park at the annual St. Albert Challenge Track & Field Meet, hosted by St. Albert's own Mustangs Track & Field Club. Come out, enjoy the weather and cheer on local athletes as they compete against the best in the province! Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fowler Athletic Park, 63 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. For more info visit: mustangstrackclub.com
Grindstone Theatre is excited to bring back this popular improvised musical! This two act improvised show defies all expectations with a different show every Friday night. There's no script, and no safety net! Improvised on the spot, with random ideas and suggestions from the audience, the cast creates characters and situations that go from funny, to intelligent, to downright silly, all in 90 minutes. Running every Friday evening at 11 p.m. Note! New location: at The Backstage Theatre, 10330 – 84 Ave., Ticket info available from 780-420-1757 or online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca
Anthony Shaffer’sintricate comic mystery Sleuth hasn’t been seen locally for well over three decades. In this delicious war of wits, a celebrated mystery writer and a flinty young playboy sit down in a country manor house to have a polite conversation about the woman they both profess to love. The escalating confrontations and conflagrations which shortly ensue will have the local constabulary reeling in amazement. Julien Arnold stars as the imperious Andrew Wyke, with Mat Busby as his prey Milo Tindle. There are shocks and surprises galore, and that could hardly be more fitting in a season where we embrace the unexpected. Runs May 28 to June 13.The coming year will be an unusual, unpredictable, and exciting one for all the artists at the Varscona. Having vacated the premises for up to a year, while our beloved building gets a much needed overhaul/rebuild, we’ve be relocated to a newly created temporary venue in the north end of the ATB Financial Arts Barns, Backstage Theatre and Campus Saint-Jean from May right through October. Season tickets are available now at Tix on the Square, tixonthesquare.ca, or by calling us at 780-433-3399. Single tickets are also now on sale. The Backstage Theatre is located at Gateway Blvd. at 84 Ave. Visit:Visit www.teatroq.com
The teen line is a telephone and internet service manned by teens and young adult staff and volunteers, who have participated in a 40-hour training. They are available to talk, chat, or just listen when you want to talk to someone your age. Volunteers are between the ages of 15 and 25 years old and are trained to be there for teens and the issues that they face. Often just talking about what’s going on with someone who is non-judgmental and caring is all a person needs. If you need help or just want to talk with someone, the teen line is here. Teen line offers referrals for further support to youth organizations, counseling, social service agencies, and follow-up to those as the need dictates. Confidentiality, privacy and safety are of utmost importance and procedures are in place to build and maintain trust between the callers and the teen line workers. Volunteers obtain hands-on experience within a well-known Christian ministry. Many of the volunteers are college/university students who receive the training and donate dozens of hours, giving them credit in their college curriculum, preparing them for jobs in social work, pastoral care, chaplaincy or other types of community support job functions. Teen Support Line hours including phone and chat:Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. MST. Phone: 780-488-1414. Website: www.teensupportline.net
Kaleo (ka-leh-oh) means to call, invite, and summon. Do you have something in your life that you need healed, restored or set right? You are invited to a free evening of hope and prayer at the Apex Casino in the "Vault" room, taking place the fourth Thursday each month. The next Kaleo takes places Thursday, May 28th. Drop in from 7 to 9 p.m. and experience the gift of prayer. You are invited to receive Love. Restoration. Kaleo. Thursday, May 28, drop-in from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Apex Casino, 24 Boudreau Rd, St. Albert, in the "Vault" Room. All are welcome. Experiencekaleo@gmail.com for more information.
Come for fun, fitness and friendship and join the Wetaskiwin Volkssport Walking Club at the Leduc Recreation Centre for a walk on paved trails. Registration will be inside the rec centre. Five- and 10-km available.Saturday May 30.Registration: 10 a.m., start 10:30 a.m. Location: Leduc Recreation Centre, 4330 Black Gold Dr., Leduc. Directions: From Hwy. 2, take City Centre exit (50 Ave.). Travel east to 50 St. Turn right, (south) to Black Gold Dr. (42 Ave.) Turn left and follow to Leduc Recreational Centre on left. Contact: Karen Kangas 780-929-0406. For more information www.walkalberta.ca
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA Canada teaches mental health first aid skills. The course does not train people to be therapists, counselors, or mental health professionals. The philosophy behind MHFA Canada is that mental health crisis, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention. If a crisis does arise, then members of the public can take action that may reduce the harm that could result. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend, or a colleague. MHFA Canada is a 12-hour training course delivered in four modules of three hours each. Participants will learn how to provide initial help to people who are showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The program does not teach people how to be therapists. It does teach people how to: Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems; Provide initial help; Guide a person towards appropriate professional help. MHFA shares the same overall purpose as traditional first aid – to save lives. It aims to: Preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others; Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state; Promote the recovery of good mental health; Provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem. The following mental health problems are covered: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis, and Substance Use Disorder. The following mental health crisis situations are covered: Suicidal Behaviour, Overdoses, Panic Attacks, Reactions to Traumatic Events, and Psychotic Episodes. To register, please contact Kari Boult at 780-420-6081 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $185/person. Runs two full days, June 4 and June 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Catholic Social Services East Office, 8212 – 118 Ave.