January 6, 2017
Ali Hassan is a stand-up comic and actor as well as the host of Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio and SiriusXM, on which he wrangles top Canadian comedians for a listenership of more than one million people. As a father of four, Ali Hassan is well versed in dodging difficult questions. Or just making up the answers. But when his kids start to ask about religion in general and Islam in particular, Ali begins to consider his heritage. In this solo show, Ali Hassan delivers a bitingly funny piece of work on flunking out of Sunday school, ingesting forbidden fruits, and becoming a cultural Muslim. The show is a refreshingly hilarious antidote to our increasingly troubling global climate, delivered by this rising star of television, film, radio and stage.Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.,100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
A big, boisterous ballet. With a much-anticipated new show, the bad girls of ballet are back with their hilariously gender-bent, sublime and marvelously funny take on the most popular ballets of all time. These extraordinarily skilled pros don’t cut corners, dancing en pointe and making a satirical point, they always leave Alberta audiences in fits of laughter. It’s physical for the performers, but for the audience too. Stomachs hurt, minds are blown and mouths are left open in awe of what is happening. This all-male company has shared their high art in over 500 cities and 33 countries. An escape in the most entertaining way, Trockadero is one of the most refined comedy acts. With a huge cult following, even the Queen herself has been entertained by their art, and their antics. Showcasing pure skill and perfect silliness, the wigs, make-up and fabulous costumes all come together in a clever, yet perfectly choreographed sensation. It will shock you with its originality, please you with its outrageousness and mesmerize you with its movement.Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Jan. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Symphonie 5.1 was created with artistic direction by Isabelle Van Grimde, visual design by Jérôme Delapierre, composition and music by Tim Brady and Thom Gossage and performed by Marie-Ève Lafontaine, Maya Lopez, Samaël Maurice and Georges-Nicolas Tremblay. Two performances only: January 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. Timms Centre for the Arts, 8703 112 Street. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
Hosted by the St. Albert Seniors Association. Join us Tuesday, Jan. 17. Cost: $40 per pair. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., play begins at 10 a.m.Lunch, snacks, coffee and tea provided.To register, call Ann 780-459-6848 or Kathie 780-458-0270.Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: www.stalbertseniors.ca/
St. Albert Creative Preschool's annual open house and registration night. Come and see our amazing space and meet our fantastic teachers! Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our non-profit, non-denominational preschool is located at Christ Community Church, Coal Mine Rd. For more information contact: 780-418-7757 or stalbertcreativepreschool.com
Enjoy a buffet lunch prepared by Chef Kas – Great food, great friends and entertainment. Members: $23; non-members: $26. Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase tickets by Wednesday, Jan. 18. Call the club at 780-459-0433 ext. 0 or stop by Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street. Telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Visit the website at: www.stalbertseniors.ca/
Experience one of the most important holy days of the Ukrainian church calendar. Iordan, also known as the Feast of the Epiphany, is observed annually at the end of the Ukrainian Christmas season to commemorate the baptism of Christ. Attend a water blessing ceremony at an ice cross following church services. Bring a glass jar and collect a small amount of holy water to take home after the blessing. Explore a number of historical buildings where costumed role players can demonstrate how Ukrainian pioneers celebrated this special day. Thursday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located 25 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16. For additional information, including admission rates, visit: www.history.alberta.ca/ukrainianvillage/default.aspx.
Bridal Fantasy, the premiere Edmonton wedding fair, is back and better than ever. Get all the information you will need in preparing for your big day and your new life ahead!This show will equip and engage couples to make the best choices in terms of their preferred decor, flowers, photography, travel and more. Brides can expect to see a dramatic fashion show and theatrical production featuring the latest trends in flowers, tuxedos, gowns, destination wear, hair and make-up. Brides have the opportunity to win over $100,000 in prizes and the chance to win the Fantasy Wedding Package – Including prizes from some of our sponsors. Brides will also receive a FREE Bridal Fantasy Wedding Planner & Survival Guide. Fashion shows at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the Edmonton Expo Centre. For more info, visit: www.bridalfantasy.com
Bountiful Gardens: Growing and Preserving. Guest speakers: Stephen Legaree from Alberta Urban Garden and the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen. Stephen Legaree is a keen home gardener. With his popular YouTube series Stephen promotes organic gardening that is simple, sustainable, and does not have to cost a lot. We do this by investigating the science behind gardening, methods, practices and products to make sure that you will have the best chance of successfully growing your own food at home. The ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen presents an informative session on food preservation and safety. See a display of various types of equipment along with a "dry demo" of the processes. Everyone takes home a package of recipes and reference materials. Everyone is welcome! Registration deadline: January 23, 2017. Registration: $35, includes catered lunch and snacks, mini-trade show, door prizes, recipes. For more information, call Brenda at 780-237-4771 or Gloria, phone 780-284-1056; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms can be picked up at Lac Ste Anne County Office or more information and registration forms available on the George Pegg Botanic Garden website www.PeggGarden.org Send cheques to Sangudo District Horticultural Club, Box 466, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0. Garden Day takes place at Sangudo Community Hall, located at 4924 50 St. Join us Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8:30 to 3 p.m. Hosted by the Sangudo & District Horticultural Club.
Speaker Lynne Carolei from Sublime Swim & Sunwear. Topic: Swimwear trends and choosing the right suit for you. Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost: $15/members; $18/non-members. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Jan. 26. Call the club at 780-459-0433 ext. 0 or stop by Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street. Telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Visit the website at: www.stalbertseniors.ca/
David Altmejd’s The Vessel is a monumentally scaled, Plexiglas sculpture that exemplifies movement, transformation and the act of artistic creation. Bringing together a variety of materials in symmetry and harmony, including plaster casts of the artist’s own hands, The Vessel forms a body that is both frozen in space and alive with the energy of a swan in flight. David Altmejd is an internationally acclaimed Canadian sculptor. Among his many accomplishments, Altmejd represented Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and was the winner of the 2009 Sobey Art Award. Runs from Oct. 8 to Jan. 29, 2017. Showing alongside David Altmejd: The Vessel is Connections Collections, a selection of prints, sculpture, painting and photographs from the AGA collection. The selected works connect with the ideas of fragmentation, reflection, transparency and transformation highlighted in The Vessel. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday: closed.
A sampling of works from the AGA collection that indicate the trajectory of modern painting in Canada from post-Impressionism through early abstraction, culminating in Canada’s first truly avant-garde group: The Automatistes. This exhibition features examples of paintings, prints and drawings from the mid-20th century by Canadian artists who were on the cutting edge of abstract image-making. Runs from Oct. 8 to Jan. 29, 2017. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Paddy Lamb’s fervent works deconstruct the remnants of human intervention in our landscape. Concentrating on a specific quarter section of land east of Edmonton, Lamb develops onsite sketches and collects visual articles – relics of homesteading and farming during the last century. Lamb’s works reveal curiosity and preoccupation with the examination and re-examination of the form, presence and uniqueness of these objects. Collected materials are studied and serve as archetypes for Lamb’s ongoing explorative studio process, which incorporates drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video. His works exude the formal qualities of painting as well as experimentation with surface quality, image layering, masking and innovative image making. Through the appropriation of physical artifacts, Lamb’s work distorts our perceptions of the real and the imagined, giving life to new perspectives on history, culture and collective memory. Opening reception: Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (artist walkthrough at 6:30 p.m.) Runs from Dec. 1 to Jan. 28. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert.
Most people have heard of Movember, but what is Manuary? Manuary (January) is head and neck cancer awareness month. Head and neck cancer and its treatments can have significant physical and psychosocial impact on the lives of patients and their families. Public awareness and understanding of this cancer and its effects is limited and can potentially result in significant challenges for patients both within and outside the healthcare system.The art exhibitionFLUX: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer,brings to the forefront the confusion, catastrophe, and hope associated with this serious illness, showing that healing is an uneven and continuous process. The exhibition, running Jan. 5 to 21 at dc3 Art Projects in Edmonton, builds awareness and understanding of head and neck cancer patients' experiences through diverse contemporary art ranging from video installation to photography, print, sculpture and drawing. dc3 Art Projects is located at 10567 – 111 Street. FLUX is presented in partnership by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Faculty of Arts, dc3 Art Projects, Killam Laureates, Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS).
An exhibition celebrating the recipients of the 2016 Alberta Craft Awards. The Alberta Craft council is pleased to present The Recipients of the 2016 Alberta Craft Awards: Anna Burger-Martindale, Sarabeth Carnat, Dan Miller and JoAnna Lange. On October 14, 2016 the biennial Alberta Craft Awards were presented at the Canadian Crafts Federation annual conference, “Cultivating Craft: Pathways to Practice” at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta. The Alberta Craft Awards honour individuals and groups who make significant contributions to Alberta's fine craft culture.This exhibit runs from Jan. 14 to Feb. 18,with an opening reception: Saturday, Jan. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 St., Edmonton.
Find us in the foyer of Servus Place every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Find out what's new and going on at the Library, check-out a book or return an item. There's always something different going on. For more information visit www.sapl.ca. Servus Place is located at 400 Campbell Rd.
Activities and stories are geared for ages 2-4. For preschool children not registered in other storytimes at the Library. Parents are encouraged to join the program; anyone joining is expected to participate. Runs Mondays Jan. 9 to March 20 from 10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.Please register for this storytime at 9:45 a.m. at the children’s desk on the main floor. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Musical theatre for young audiences, presented by the Axis Theatre Company. In 13th century Germany, Medieval Hamelin Town is way too big for its lederhosen, governed by a spoiled Mayor, his Mommy, and stuffy corporate types who have no interest in its hard-working townsfolk. The town is primed to learn some important lessons in life from our heroes, 10-year-old twins Celeste and Ralph. When it seems that no one, other than their Opa Johannes, ever keeps their word, they come up with a plan to make the grown-ups wake up and smell the strudel. After ridiculous new taxes render this tight-knit family homeless and desperate for help, they encounter a hapless “Minstrel”, a flute that has seen better days and of course, lots and lots of rats! With surprising plot twists, Hamelin, A New Fable, is a comedic, heart-tugging musical retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, using masks and puppets in Axis Theatre’s unique physical theatre style. Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Pre-show crafts/activities at 1 p.m.Horizon Stage, west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School, 1001 Calahoo Rd., Spruce Grove. Tickets: $12 for all ages. Recommended age: 4+ years. For tickets, go online to: https://horizonstage.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en#achat_HSP22AS17
Music for very young audiences. Sylvia Chave is Saskatchewan’s queen of the swing-set scene. She charms children, and their adults, into wiggling and giggling together with her lively music and shows. Sylvia’s original songs stick in your head like bubble gum in your hair. Her lyrics offer an enlightening kid’s-eye view on significant issues of this day and age such as blankie blues, napaphobia, snoring fathers, and cookie-cutting techniques. She also begins to answer age-old questions like: Why do bees go buzz? Is it possible to be quiet while your baby brother naps? and, How is it that Mama always knows best? Sylvia has a knack for keeping little ones on their feet and dancing to the beat. Both energetic and interactive, she has more costume changes than a toilet-training toddler and can go from pretty princess to bearded pirate in 4.5 seconds. Monday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. Horizon Stage, west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School, 1001 Calahoo Rd., Spruce Grove. $12 for adults. $6 for children and seniors. Recommended for toddlers to age 6 years.For tickets, go online to: https://horizonstage.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en#achat_HSP23AM17
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, William Eddins, conductor. Charlie Chaplin defied the times in 1931 when he made City Lights, a silent film in an age when “talkies” dominated. This masterpiece is still regarded one of the finest motion pictures ever made. This hilarious and touching film will be projected above the stage while the orchestra performs Chaplin's own score, lovingly restored for live performance.Thursday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Book Buzz, the winter reading challenge is back! From Dec. 27 to Feb. 5 we will count how many pages we can read! Read books at your own reading level and record the pages read in your Buzz Journal. This year the kids and librarians will really be "digging" books. Who can read all the way to the centre of the earth? Come to the final party to see how far reading can take us. Grades 1 to 6. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
For little ones from 18 months to 2.5 years. Does your little one have more energy to burn than you know what to do with? Would you like some new and fun ideas that will further develop his or her new-found gross motor shills? Come move and shake with us while we have a great time engaging in songs, dance, games and many other movement activities that will be sure to tire you both! Tuesdays, Jan. 17 to 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fees: Members: free; non-members: $30. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 3 to 5 years. Learning opportunities are all around us! Join us for as we demonstrate fun and interactive ways for you to enhance your little ones literacy skills. These activities will not just to teach the alphabet but make learning letters a memorable and engaging experience. Tuesdays, Jan. 17 to 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Fees: Members: free; non-members: $60. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
Students from grades 1 through 6 who struggle with reading, can come in and read with Rufus the Therapy Dog on Wednesdays from Jan. 18 until March 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This pup loves to listen to you read. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
For kids in grades one to six. Generation Z is completely unplugged. From sports, crafts, games and more, this program is filled with activities your child is sure to enjoy! It is student empowered and thus will be individualized to your child’s specific interests. Each day we will engage in new activities so your child can explore hobbies and games that they haven’t experienced before. While having fun, kids will also take away from the program important skills such as: relationship building, cooperation, problem solving and self-expression, all of which will help them develop and grow. Wednesdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.Fees: Members: free; non-members: $45. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 3 to 5 years. Come and discover the coolest cat on the block, Pete the Cat. Your child will explore the fascination many kids have with this beloved character through crafts, stories, songs, games and much more. Your child will tell you all about it, because as Pete the cat would say: It's all good! Thursdays, Jan. 19 to Feb. 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.Fees: Members: free; non-members: $60. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
For kids ages 2 to 5 years. It's time for you and your child to experience the wonder of a Story Time Adventure! During this program, story time will be turned into an interactive play time by adding songs, drama, puppets, crafts and more. All stories can be enhanced with these simple strategies that leave children with a lasting impression of the tales told in their favourite books. You and your child will get to explore many great children's authors and stories in a way that they have never done before! Thursdays, Jan. 19 to Feb. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m.Fees: Members: free; non-members: $30. St. Albert Family Resource Centre, #10, 215 Carnegie Dr. Call 780-459-7377 to register or for more info.
The library regularly offers a variety of beginner computer training courses free to Library members. This month we are offering: Gadgets: How Do I Work This Thing? on Thursday, Jan. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Tablet Talk: Getting Started with the iPad on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Getting Started with eBooks on Saturday Jan. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; App-a-teaser: Our Favourite 10 Apps on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 2:00 to 3 p.m.; Getting Started with eMovies and eMusic on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Google Apps for Everyone on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 2 to 3 p.m.; Microsoft Excel for Beginners on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; and Mac for Beginners on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please see our website www.sapl.ca to register or to find more computer training opportunities offered through the spring. You can also visit or call the second floor information desk, 780-459-1682 for more information or to register. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Try something new this year. Whether you're looking for professional development or personal enrichment courses, Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7. SOLARO offers test preparation materials for Grades 3 - 12. Come to this information session on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. and we'll help you get started. With well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with fellow students, what you take is only limited by your own available time. Register for this information session 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.A valid Library card is required.
Learn how to address special issues and draw out retirement income in the most efficient manner. Maximize the government pensions that many retirees miss out on. Registration is free; takes place Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Register by Monday, Jan. 16. Call the club at 780-459-0433 ext. 0 or stop by Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street. Telephone: 780-459-0433, ext. 0. Visit the website at: www.stalbertseniors.ca/
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre invite you to be our guest at a free, one-hour information session and backstage tour. At the Overture session, you will hear from two or three speakers about the history of the ESO and the Winspear and our vision for the future. You will then be taken on a fascinating backstage tour. Lunch and beverages are provided! Join us at 12 noon on Thursday, Jan. 19.RSVP: Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Jeffory Magson at 780-401-2517 or email@example.com if you would like to attend or invite a group.
Professional Genealogist and APG member Kathleen Rae returns to the Library on Monday Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a workshop that goes over the basics of Genealogy. Whether you are just starting your research into your family tree, or need a refresher on resources this a wonderful way to start. Kathleen will continue the workshop with Genealogy and the Internet in February.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.
Come and join the Library's monthly drop-in book club for a lively discussion and to share your impressions of the fiction and non-fiction titles we will be reading. A Book Club reading list is available on the Library's website. New members are always welcome! Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. when we will discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. For more information call 780-459-1682 or drop by St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
On tour in support of their newest album: 1000 Arms, recorded over the winter of 2015/16 at Blue Rodeo's Woodshed Studios. The 12-track record was co-produced and engineered by Tim Vesely, a founding member of the Rheostatics. Jim and his longtime bandmate Greg Keelor credit Vesely with helping influence the sound of the new album. The engineer had been listening to some of the band's older records and commented that Jim and Greg weren't singing together as much as they used to. The revelation caught the band off guard but the result brought the band back to what has always been one of their strengths. In the thirty years since forming, Blue Rodeo has sold more than four million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium,Jan. 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. Ticket info from Ticketmaster: 1-855-985-5500 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Robert Bernhardt, conductor; Whitney Leigh Sloan, soprano. Boldly go where no one has gone before with some of the greatest movie scores ever written. The Edmonton Symphony will celebrate all things out of this world, performing excerpts from blockbusters such as the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, The Rocketeer, Planet of the Apes, Alien, and Cocoon. This will be more fun than the cantina at Mos Eisley! Friday, Jan. 20 or Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
The Vaughan String Quartet is presenting ViolinFest, a night of violin sonatas. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave., Edmonton. For ticket info, visit: www.vaughanquartet.com
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham – internationally known as the English rock band Led Zeppelin, was one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. In October 1969, the band released the 12x multi-platinum Led Zeppelin II, selling in excess of 12 million copies since its release. Experience the entire album track-by-track as it is meticulously recreated live by a group of talented rockers. The musicians faithfully recreate every sound on the original album, employing as many musicians as is necessary to precisely replicate. Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Martin MacDonald, conductor; Joel Plaskett, guitar and vocals. After gaining recognition in the Halifax-based band Thrush Hermit, Joel Plaskett has forged a solo career based on a unique, hard-driving sound. Fans love his hooks and great tunes that he says “combines the best of Big Star and Led Zeppelin.” Joined by Dave Marsh and Tim Brennan to form the Joel Plaskett Emergency, and featuring the power of the Edmonton Symphony, this one-of-a-kind night features “Harbour Boys,” “Lying on a Beach,” “When I Close My Eyes,” “Old Friends,” and more.Monday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m., Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Goes from January 25 to 29. Twelve of Alberta’s elite women curlers will compete in the Provincial Championship, including our very own Karynn Flory and Paul Kane High School teacher, Lori Olson-Johns playing Third for Val Sweeting. Last time we saw this level of competition in St. Albert was in 1984 – don’t let the opportunity pass you by this time! First draw at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, with Opening Ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Live Entertainment by RAVEON Friday and Saturday night – admission is free after 8:30 p.m.Free SUNCO Pancake Breakfast with your ticket to 11 a.m. semi-final game on Sunday, Jan. 29. For more information, and to purchase full event ticket package online, visit: www.2017jiffylubealbertascotties.comSingle draw tickets will also be available at the door starting Wednesday, Jan. 25. St. Albert Curling Club, 3 Tache Street. Phone 780-459-7007.
Goes from February 17 to 19. Open to Stick Curlers from across the province. Two-person teams: All ages, Men, Women and Mixed – $150 per team. Guaranteed five games. Daytime draws. For more information or to register by Feb. 1, visit: www.albertastickcurling.ca or call Randy Olson 587-290-4266 or Milt McDougall 780-458-1524 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org Spectators welcome and admission is free! St. Albert Curling Club, 3 Tache Street. Phone 780-459-7007.
On the morning of October 25, 1415, a small band of English soldiers rose to face their almost certain death on the field of Agincourt. Outnumbered three-to-one by the massed forces of France, England’s King Henry V is confronted with the brutal realisation that there is no glory to be found in the theatre of war, only death. Shakespeare’s epic, complex and moving history of a young King’s triumph against all odds is brought roaring back to life this winter, in a rousing new production from London, England’s internationally-ac claimed Malachite Theatre and Edmonton’s own Grindstone Theatre. Featuring a fantastic gender-balanced cast of Albertan actors, an evocative new live score, and set in the stunning surroundings of Old Strathcona’s Holy Trinity Church, Henry V promises to be the Shakespearean event of the year! This production will be the first time a female actor has played Henry V on the Canadian stage. Running Jan. 12 to 28, 2017 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
Just south of the Arctic Circle sits a research facility filled with scientists and engineers and data entry clerks and middle managers who are faced with the daily task of trying to create a machine that will destroy the world. All was going well until this morning, when Casey had an unfortunate breakthrough. A new Canadian musical from the company who brought you Midsummer: A Play with Songs, and The Three Sisters, translated by Clinton Carew.Directed and written by: Clinton Carew; Original music composed by: Kris Schindel. Starring: Kristi Hansen, Chantal Perron, Tatyana Rac, Rebecca Merkley, Elena Porter, Luc Tellier, Scott Shpeley, Cody Porter and Garett Ross. Special guest appearance by Ryan Parker. Previews Jan. 17 & 18;Plays Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.Matinees at 2 p.m. on Jan. 21, 22 and 29, at the ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton. No performance Jan. 23. Tickets: tickets.fringetheatre.caor 780-448-9000
Twenty years ago Emma walked out on Ulysses, her cowboy-poet husband. But now Ulysses is in dire need of help and despite her better judgment Emma tracks him down to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado. Their comic and conflicted reunion is full of barbed wire wit and brutal honesty. But to their surprise, the more they begin to understand the issues that drove them apart, the more they find themselves drawn together again. This production marks the long anticipated return of Shadow Theatre's leading lady Coralie Cairns to the stage. But the production also marks the return of another well loved Shadow veteran in the form of Shaun Johnston. Shaun was one of the founders of Shadow Theatre. In the last few decades he has become one of the most familiar faces of Canadian television starring in such series as Jake and the Kidand CBC's Heartland. Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave., Edmonton. Runs Jan. 18 to Feb. 5. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Ticket info available from Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, or online at tixonthesquare.ca
Part 3 of 4. A family physician, a lawyer and an ethicist will share their unique perspective on MAID: Medical Assistance in Dying. How did we get here and where are we going? What supports are available and how do I access them? Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street, St. Albert. To register or for more information call the Sturgeon Hospital Foundation at 780-418-7361.
Journey to Healthy Eating in partnership with Red Willow Community Church. You are invited to attend our unique demonstration cooking classes, which may include some hands-on Make and Take It Home foods. These cooking classes are designed to promote optimal health. We realize there is no one clear definition of what healthy eating is, however our group has chosen to follow a Whole Foods Plant Based diet, which is recommended in the inspiring documentary Forks Over Knives. Food demonstrations will vary from making bread, one-pot meals to sweet treats. Classes will include food sampling. This month join us Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Ave, St. Albert. This month’s class demonstration will include How to Make Your Own Dairy Free Milk, How to Cook Perfect Whole Grains and Tasty Variations of the Mighty Kale. These classes are free, and a way to encourage healthy eating. Donations will be graciously accepted to cover cost. To register or for more information contact Yvonne at 780-801-0872 or email email@example.com
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a community blood donor clinic at St. Albert Inn, 156 St. Albert Trail, Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Help save a life by donating blood. New donors welcome. Book an appointment online at: www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
An experiential workshop on re-awakening your personal power and spirit for living. Returning to Spirit is an intensive four days of experiential personal growth, which examines the limitations and development of your own power. The results of the workshop depend greatly on your intention, participation and commitment. Returning to Spirit workshops bring Canadians together in a spirit of mutuality, respect, trust and equality, to create reconciliation, possibilities and responsibility for moving forward together. Are you interested in letting go of the past and moving into the future? The first of the Returning to Spirit workshops explores the process of creating possibilities for individuals and groups to consciously create a future based on letting go, empowerment, trust, collaboration and moving forward.Part I is a 4-day intensive workshop. Non-aboriginal and aboriginal participants take this workshop separately. (Part II is a 5-day intensive that brings both groups together for healing, reconciliation and moving forward together.)The focus of these workshops is on moving people forward through the principles of personal empowerment to go beyond healing, and to provide conditions for transformation in personal, family, community, and organizational life. Jan. 20-23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily: Non-Aboriginal Workshop Part 1. Feb. 3-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily: Aboriginal Workshop Part 1. Live-in Cost with meals: $500; Commuter Cost: $350 with lunches only. Book accommodation and meals through Star of the North: 780-459-5511, and complete registration form online at www.returningtospirit.org . Please register ASAP.
Vincent Rees, the owner of Edmonton based Cobblestone Freeway Tours, a local company with a Ukrainian heart, has been to Ukraine over 40 times. On Sunday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. he will be sharing photos, videos and stories of his family history in Ukraine and Canada, his adventures all around Ukraine including touching on the current situation in Ukraine. He may even get us up to dance a bit! 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.
Stressed out by final exams? Relax because we have just the cure. Drop by the Teen Corner and spend some time with Mayzie from Therapy Dogs International on Tuesday, Jan. 24 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Mayzie specializes in cuddling and listening. For more information call 780-459-1682 or drop by. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.