September 13, 2014
Call For Artists
GRH Arts in Rehab Council is now accepting art submissions for the 2015 season. We are a health-care facility unique to Alberta and are devoted primarily to high-level rehabilitation care of seniors, adults and children. This facility is visited by approximately 160,000 individuals annually, including inpatients, outpatients, visitors, volunteers and staff.The Arts in Rehab Council was developed to create opportunities for patients and staff to be exposed to Alberta and Canadian art and artists. The Council focuses on exploring sources for artwork exhibition or acquisition and evaluates any and all art works for display. The deadline is Oct. 31, 2014. For more information on submissions contact Kara.Cooper@albertahealthservices.ca.
Canadian-raised Russell Peters has spent the past 25 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. He was one of the first stand-up comedians to self-finance, self-produce and distribute his own comedy specials and DVDs. Peters has given away more than a million dollars over the past several years to various charities. His last special, Notorious was the first original comedy special for Netflix. Notorious was also supported by a four-part documentary series, Russell Peters Vs The World. Peters 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell was a Globe and Mail number one bestseller in Canada. Note: This show contains adult language and sexual content.Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.,Rexall Place. Ticket info: 1-855-985-5000 or www.ticketmaster.ca
Come visit us and enjoy the wonderful and delicious products available at our market! Join us every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. until Sept. 26. Located in the Ray McDonald Sports Arena parking lot, 9908 – 104 Street. Sponsored by The Morinville Festival Society.
The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is the largest outdoor market in Western Canada, attracting crowds of 15,000 – 20,000 each Saturday from June to October!June 14th marks the opening day for the 2014 St. Albert Farmers’ Market,with a bigger and better market than ever before. The market features more than 250 vendors, five special event days, and a variety of top market-quality products that are home baked, home grown, or handmade.Stop by the market to find:fresh produce;homemade baking; pickles and preserves;woodworking;farm fresh chicken;ethnic food;pottery;honey;arts and crafts;B.C. fruit;fresh fish;pork and beef;jewelry;stained glass;organic meats and produce, family entertainment;and much, much more! Come visit us every Saturday,rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Located on St. Anne and St. Thomas Streets, downtown St. Albert, in the heart of the Perron District. The St. Albert Farmers’ Market is classified as a Food Establishment: No smoking and no dogs are permitted, except for service dogs.The last outdoor market of the year takes place Oct. 11!
For the final of ArtWalk 2014, the library is delighted to feature the bright and whimsical work of Alberta artist, author and illustrator Mike Boldt, as well as a second exhibit, …Out to Alberta*, which mixes song and visual arts to examine the shared inspirations of different artistic pursuits symbolizing the Alberta way of life. Both exhibits will remain in the library for the entire month of September, but on ArtWalk night,Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m., you will also be treated to the music of Maxim Dance playing in St. Albert Place Plaza. Please drop by! (*This exhibit, curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program, is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.) St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
The Musée Héritage Museum and the City of St Albert present two special Historic Walking Tours on Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Tuesday, Sept. 23. Meet at the Little White School at 6:30 p.m.and take a walk along Founders’ Walk with an interpreter for a Glimpse of Early St Albert. Tours conclude at the Museum where participants will take part in the Cultivating Our Future project. Light snacks will be served. To learn more about the Cultivating Our Future project, visit: http://stalbert.ca/experience/stafuture/For more information about the Historic Walking Tours, contact the Museum at 780-459-1528 or email@example.com.
On Saturday, Sept. 20 it is time for St. Albert’s largestfood drive of the year!Please watch for the brown paper bags that are being delivered door-to-door and please leave the filled bag on your front door-step by noon on Sept. 20. If you did not receive a brown bag you can use any one you may have.If you are not going to be home on the 20th and wish to donate, you are welcome to drop the bag off at the food bank, any grocery store or fire hall. If your bag does not get picked up on the 20th please call the food bank at 780-459-0599 for pick up.If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer, please call the food bank at the number above.Thank you all for your generous support.
Door prizes; 50/50 draw. DJ provided by Smith Music. Join us at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, 9502-100 Ave.Saturday, Sept 20. Cocktails: 6 p.m., dinner: 7 p.m. Dance to follow. Tickets $30; proceeds going to the Alberta Fire & Injury Reduction Safety Trailer. Tickets available at J.M. Turner Goldsmith, Hunter Print & Copy, Home Hardware/Bumper to Bumper, Noah’s Ark, Technical Automotive. For more info call 780-720-1963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone welcome!
Presented by the Morinville and District HATS (Hands Across the Sea) Grandmothers to Grandmothers group. The afternoon will feature a variety of baking, a silent auction, tombola activities, and a pie luncheon baked by the grandmothers themselves! Come out to an enjoyable afternoon. Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morinville United Church basement, 9610 - Morinville Drive. All proceeds go to support Grandmothers in Africa through theStephen Lewis Foundation.For more information please phone 780-973-3878.
Hosted by the HIV Network of Edmonton Society. Big changes for the 23d Annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life are coming your way and we hope that you will be a part of it! We will begin at McIntyre Park in Old Strathcona and we will walk for awareness to the Alberta Legislature Grounds. We will then return to McIntryre Park for great entertainment on the stage, food and our first ever beer gardens. We are inviting all our Heroes to come donning their best Superhero outfits and show Edmonton that the city is full of #HeroesforZero! Join us on Saturday, Sept. 20 – Registration at 5 p.m., walk begins at 6:15.From 7:30 to 9 p.m. enjoy post-walk entertainment and beer gardens! Website: www.hivedmonton.com
Open to all antique, classic cars and motorcycles. Event cost: One Teddy Bear or $10. Takes place on Sunday, Sept 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Albert A&W in Gateway Village. For more info, contact Eldon 587-338-0500 or Harold 780-940-0957 – prizes and surprises for all entries.
The event will exhibit artwork from local artists while raising funds for the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation (SCHF). Paint the Town Red theme was conceived last year by moving the event to a Friday and encouraged attendees to wear red or shades of red such as maroon or pink to show support for our Military. The Gala will include a special performance by the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Drum Line. Performing what is called “stick drill” under florescent black light using drumsticks that are painted fluorescent orange it is best viewed in pitch-black. 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the PPCLI. A champagne reception is planned with hors d’oeuvres served during the evening, catered by Green Bean Coffee House & Bistro in Morinville. Wine tasting will be back by popular demand sponsored by Liquor Planet in Morinville. Beer and wine sales along with non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Attendees will have a chance to honour our Military by experiencing, sharing and celebrating our national treasure our Canadian Troops and culture together at Paint the Town Red. Tickets to the Gala are $35.00 per person and are now on sale at SCHF in St. Albert, Terrae Pines Golf and Country Club on Hwy 2, Highstreet Interiors, Home Hardware, Pro-Level Looks Hair Salon, and Green Bean Coffee House & Bistro in Morinville.Friday, Sept. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.
Most craft artists teach, something, somewhere, to someone. This might be formally in settings such as universities or cultural centres, informally in workshops or their own studios, or even casually by explaining their work to a friend or potential customer. They might teach children, youth, adults or seniors; first-timers, serious students or other professionals; at any level of skill development and awareness. Each of these teaching scenarios entails exchange of knowledge and insight, but also emotional encouragement and downright fun. Many artists teach because it leads to rich reciprocal sharing of information, experience or excitement. And, many of the best or most natural teachers understand that, while they like to teach, they especially like to learn from their students. Continuum is a surprisingly large and diverse exhibition of work by 35 of ACC's leading fine craft maker-teacher members. They have each written about their personal interests in teaching, their rewards, their goals, even some of their favourite teaching experiences and students. Continuum explores the teacher-student and student-teacher dynamic ... how it all circles around... in a continuum. Participating artists: Mindy Andrews, Ed Bamiling, John Blair, Karen Cantine, Sarabeth Carnat, Katrina Chaytor, Linda Chow, Teena Dickerson, Jim Etzkorn, Stephen Evans, Dee Fontans, Darcy Gusse-Edinga, Crys Harse, George Heagle, Joan Irvin, Mackenzie Kelly-Frère, Bradley Keys, Sharon Kootenay Cherweniuk, Susan Kristoferson, Charles Lewton-Brain, Brenda Malkinson, Lisa McGrath, Dan Miller, Aaron Nelson, Sara Norquay, Greg Payce, Darren J Petersen, Julia Reimer, Shirley Rimer, Tyler Rock, Natali Rodrigues, Meghan Wagg, Keith Walker, Arlene Westen Evans, Simon Wroot.Runs from July 12 to Sept. 27, with an opening reception: Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
No matter the season, nobody can dispute the beauty of the North Saskatchewan River valley. Inspired by a variety of aspects, dozens of artists submitted artworks related to the capital region river valley for the juried exhibition Marking the Valley, sponsored by the River Valley Alliance and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. The exhibition represents parts of the river valley from Devon to Fort Saskatchewan, the stretch of municipalities that encompass the River Valley Alliance. Some artists worked realistically, looking at the valley from a distance, while others focused on objects and detritus they found on walks in the river valley. Several artists were intrigued with the concept of what a river means, while others abstracted meaning they found in nature. The exhibition opened Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Kaasa Gallery at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Exhibition continues until Oct. 7.
In 2013 the community of St Albert lost a talented artist and arts champion. Pat Wagensveld (1942–2013) was a prominent figure in the City, known for her tireless advocacy for the Arts, founding of Visual Arts St Albert Association and notably her own powerfully emotive artistic practice.The solo exhibitionAbstraction into the Significant Line features works from Wagensveld’s final series of abstract landscape paintings. Rich, dense colour dominates these ‘organic abstractions’, the resulting appearance of depth and luminance creates an elemental quality, radiating emotion and displaying raw refinement.Exhibit runs from Sept. 4 to 27; opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, phone 780-460-4310.
Frontiers is the story of Matt Heide's journey from Saskatchewan to Alberta. The call to go West in search of freedom, fortune and fame has shaped much of the culture of the West. For Matt, Edmonton has always represented the frontier towns of the storied Wild West. It's a place of opportunity but also the unknown and chaos – a city with endless possibilities. Runs from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18, with an opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
Jie Yang's Bubble-ware Series is inspired by architectural methods and has a sleek modern aesthetic. She combines unique design elements and functionality. In her exhibition, Bubble Invasion, Jie has designed a unique bell jar that has an internal handle made from two bubbles, drinking cups that play with the optical qualities of your beverage and a variety of pieces that combine multiple functions in one piece. The duplex fish bowl plays with the idea of splitting an interior space to increase its functionality. Creating an opportunity for a diverse landscape within one piece, which functions as a fish bowl and a terrarium simultaneously. The bud vase/oil lamps are a playful design that focus on playing with the optical qualities of the liquids it holds. Runs from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18, with an opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Alberta Craft Council Gallery, 10186 - 106 St.
Celebrate the Queen of Hearts in this feature pyramid opening event. Join some of your favourite characters throughout the day and take part in some of the family-friendly activities.Sunday, Aug. 24 from noon to 4 p.m.. This feature pyramid will be available for viewing until Oct. 5. Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A St. Regular admission fees apply.
Nominated for a 2014 JUNO Award for "Children's Album of the Year" and twice crowned "Canadian Children's Music Group of the Year", at the Sirius XM Independent Music Awards, Treehouse TV's Splash' N Boots are carving their mark into the rich history of Canadian children's music. From Dubai to Italy, Bermuda, Australia and across both Canada and the US, Splash' N Boots tour extensively to bring their high energy musical show to families around the globe. Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
The Library still has spots available in two of its weekly preschool storytime sessions. Squirrels is a storytime for ages 3 to 5 and it runs weekly on Mondays, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. from Sept. 22 to Oct. 27 (no class on Oct. 13). Snickerdoodles is for kids age 4 to 6. It begins on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and runs weekly from 11 to 11:30 a.m. until Oct. 29. Storytimes are free, but a valid St. Albert Public Library card is required to take part. Please call the children’s desk at 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
For those ages 2.5 to 5 years. There's a little artist in each child waiting for an opportunity to express themselves. Your children will have tons of fun getting involved in a variety of art activities that will encourage them to express themselves. There will be painting, pasting, cutting, mucking with slimy stuff, making group and individual projects and more. Dress for a mess because everyone will be joining in on the fun for these hands-on art projects. Who knows, maybe you’ll even learn a new technique or two yourself! Tuesdays, Sept. 16 to 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Fees: Members: $24; non-members: $42. Check out our online calendar and Facebook page for up to date program information or cancelations, To register for programs or for more information contact us at: 780-459-7377; email@example.com; http://www.facebook.com/St.AlbertFRC.St. Albert Family Resource Centre,#10A 215 Carnegie Drive.
For ages three to six years. Science is all around us! It's in your home, its outside, it's in the air! Children are naturally curious to learn everything and anything. This program will help your child discover science that's found in everyday life while learning how the world works. Through teachable moments and interactive learning opportunities, children will discover just how fun science can be. Thursday, Sept. 18 to Oct. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. Fees: Members: $48; non-members: $84. Check out our online calendar and Facebook page for up to date program information or cancelations, To register for programs or for more information contact us at: 780-459-7377; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.facebook.com/St.AlbertFRC.St. Albert Family Resource Centre,#10A 215 Carnegie Drive.
Experience ArtVentures, the Art Gallery of St Albert's drop-in children's program! Children aged 6 to 12 are invited to drop in and explore the world of art. The program complements Gallery exhibitions and enriches participants' understanding of the art on display. Please note that Art Ventures now takes place in the gallery basement. Adults may choose to stay with their children and join in the fun. Bring an old shirt! Next class: No Brushes Allowed! Tour the exhibition Abstraction into the Significant Line and be inspired by the textural and tactile mark-making of pat Wagensveld’s abstract paintings. Using acrylic paint create textured paintings using an assortment of unique tools and experiment by making interesting marks by smearing, squishing and crumpline materials on the canvas. On Saturday, Sept. 20, it’s an hour-long activity from 1 to 4 p.m.Cost: $6/child ($5.40 for Arts and Heritage members.) The Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St.
Do you have a kid that likes to learn and experiment with technology? Sign them up for this fun “techie” program on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m., for kids in grades 4 to 6. Register in advance by visiting or calling the children’s desk at 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
Primary school students (grades 1 to 3), who struggle with reading are invited to come to the library and read with a buddy. Buddies are volunteers from the community and may be teens, parents or seniors. Please call 780-459-1532to registeryour child to take part in the Reading Buddies program, which will runWednesdays, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
Interested in artistic exploration and social interaction? Ageless Art for mature adults encourages both! Enjoy coffee, tea and treats as you expand your art-making experience with inspiration from gallery exhibitions. Benefit from professional instruction and artist grade materials. This creative class is for everyone, beginners to advanced. Wear an old shirt – it could get messy! Please note that Ageless Art now takes place in the gallery basement. Next class: Layers Upon Layers of Landscapes: Be inspired by Pat Wagensveld’s abstract landscapes in the exhibition, Abstraction into the Significant Line. Use acrylic pain, gel mediums, plastic, tissue paper, and palette knives to create tactile and expressive marks on canvas. Create expressive layers, colourful glazes and sculptural brushstrokes using an array of unique tools. Bring a landscape photograph to use for your own abstracted interpretation. Thursday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.Cost: $15, ($13.50 for Arts and Heritage members). Registration required. Call 780-460-4310 or email email@example.comThe Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St.
The City of St. Albert will present changes to the St. Albert Handibus, transportation options for seniors. Changes to current services? How to book a trip. Will the drivers be the same? Is advance booking the same? Free refreshments. Everyone welcome – save the date! Thursday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m., St. Albert 50+ Club, 7 Tache Street.
Soup brings people together! Maggie Stuckey, author of Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community, has collected recipes and stories of neighbours connecting over a pot of soup. Come find out how to start your own soup group and share in the library’s own Soup Night. Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.to hear how communities, neighbourhoods, urban centres, and churches have established their own successful soup nights, plus get both organizational and cooking tips. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.Please register in advance by visiting or calling the second floor information deskat 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre invite you to be our guest at a free, one-hour information session and backstage tour. 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, Sept. 18. RSVP: Everyone is welcome to attend! Please contact Jeffory Magson at 780-401-2517 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend or invite a group.
Take a journey into the fascinating world of tea. Enjoy a one-hour interactive exploration of the history, preparation and health benefits of tea, accompanied by a tea-tasting bar at the library on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. This program is presented by Christine Naidu, a life-long tea fan and the Community Relations Coordinator at Amaranth Whole Foods Market. Please register in advance by visiting or calling the second floor information deskat 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
How to grow fresh produce in a greenhouse heated by solar energy in Alberta? Rob and Michelle Avis have been living with and researching such a greenhouse for the past five years. Designed to meet the northern climate challenges of efficiently capturing heat and light while limiting heat loss and providing adequate ventilation, humidity, pest control and snow shedding; their experiment has provided some successes and a lot of wisdom. Rob will also discuss the ideal cold climate greenhouse including such design improvements as thermal curtains, an air lock entry, a water wicking system and a subterranean heat storage system. This seminar is offered free to the public. Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at MacEwan University City Centre Campus, CN Theatre, Rm. 5-142 No charge for admission. For more info, contact: Rob Harlan, SESA Executive Director, phone: 780-443-7788; email: email@example.com; website: www.solaralberta.ca
Announcing the first Mâmawapowin / Ti Tâga Orezuichiye / Gathering About First Nations: a public event celebrating aspects of Alberta’s Aboriginal peoples’ history. The gathering is a collaboration between several central Alberta First Nations, the Stoney Nakoda, the University of Alberta and the Royal Alberta Museum. The gathering will be delivered by Dr. Frits Pannekoek, President Emeritus of Athabasca University. Dr. Pannekoek edited Ms. Gorman’s memoir, Behind the Man: John Laurie, Ruth Gorman, and the Indian Vote in Canada (2007). He has published extensively in the areas of western Canadian, Aboriginal, and Métis history. This year, the gathering is titled Ruth Gorman and the Fight for Aboriginal Rights in mid-20th Century Alberta. It will tell the little-known story of Ruth Gorman, one of the few female lawyers in Alberta in the 1940s and 1950s. Ms. Gorman acted for the Indian Association of Alberta and played an important role in securing the vote for Status Indians federally in 1960 and in Alberta in 1965. She continued to play an active role in Alberta’s First Nations’ communities and struggles until her death in 2002. Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre– open to all.
As part of Alberta Culture Days, St. Albert’s Regional WiR Margaret Macpherson will discuss her own experiences in the publishing world. In this candid talk, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.,Margaret will take you through her eight-book journey with four different publishers and will include helpful suggestions to launch or expedite your own writing career. To reserve a spot, please call the libraryat 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
Poetry and Prose on Perron is part of StArts Fest! If you live, work or play in St. Albert, this is your opportunity to sign up and be a participant in this exciting event. 18+. No charge to sign up. Sign up via the website: startsfest.ca. Limited participation for each event – sign up early – first come, first served basis – deadline Sept. 20. Poetry on Perron: Dynamic and lively author/poet, Margaret Macpherson (margaretmacpherson.com) will open the Poetry on Perron event and then a variety of poets will feed your senses with savoury morsels as they each share five minutes of poetry. Enjoy free-verse to traditional rhyming.Saturday, Sept. 27,from 1 to 2 p.m. at The Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron St. Prose on Perron – Story-Slam St. Albert Style Modeled after the popular world-wide story-slam phenomenon, 10 storytellers will entertain you with their five minute gems. Three judges will be chosen randomlyfrom the audience. The top two winners will be awarded cash prizes. Cheer on your favourite storyteller and be part of this exciting event. Attention – Storytellers! To participate, sign up via the website: startsfest.ca Saturday, Sept. 27, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.at Cajun House – 7 St. Anne St.
Help us commemorate the start of the First World War through two very special exhibitions. The Musée Héritage Museum is presenting exhibitions to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The first exhibition recognizes the contributions made by those who served, introducing the visitor to the individuals who gave so much. The second exhibition looks at the impact of the war at home and what the community did to support the war effort. Joining Up: Our Men and Women in the First World WarIn spite of being half a world away, the battlefields of the First World War had a great effect on St Albert. Being such a young country, many of our citizens still had strong ties to their homelands and a passionate desire to defend them. European-born French, Belgian and Swiss immigrants were called home to serve and dozens of Canadian-born patriots rushed to sign up as well. Like so many other towns in western Canada, the impact on the small community was intense and long lasting. This exhibition remembers the contributions of the more than sixty young men and one woman from the St Albert area that left their homes and families to join up. Runs from June 17 to Nov. 16.The Home Front: Life in St Albert During the First World War What was St Albert like at the outbreak of the war and how did its citizens react to the conflict? Roughly ten percent of the population of this small, primarily Francophone, town went to serve in Europe. Those at home were let to keep the town running, raise money and supplies for the war effort and harvest crops to send overseas for the troops. They rallied to support not only the war effort but also each other in this time of stress and great loss. Through photos, news clippings and artifacts this exhibition looks at what life was like in St Albert leading up to and during the Great War.Runs from June 17 to Aug. 31. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
For the past few months, the Musée Héritage Museum has presented exhibitions to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The final exhibition of the series, Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel and the Motor Machine Gun Brigade is on display from Sept. 9 to Nov. 16. This exhibition is the remarkable story of a remarkable man. After serving on one of the last sailing ships, the young Brutinel joined the French Military. In 1904 he moved his family to Alberta. His contributions to the fledgling province include serving as editor for Le Courrier de l’Ouest, Alberta’s first French language newspaper, surveying routes and resources for the Grand Trunk Railway, playing a central role in the development of the Coal Branch and building the Interurban Railway between Edmonton and St Albert. When the Frist World War began, he served in the Canadian Forces, creating the Motor Machine Gun Brigade which he tirelessly championed as a new tactical force in modern warfare. His brigade played a vital role in many crucial battles. During the Second World War, he continued the fight, working with the French resistance, to yet again free his homeland. Please join us for the opening reception and book launch on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Join us for a special talk on Brutinel with historians Juliette Champagne and John Matthews on Saturday, September 27 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., in partnership with the St. Albert Library. Written by close family friends, Dominique and Jacques Baylaucq, Brutinel is the fascinating biography of a French immigrant to Alberta, Canada. In the early 1900s he made significant contributions to the fledgling province working as a newspaper editor, surveyor and railway builder before joining the Canadian Army and creating the Motor Machine Gun Brigade, a new tactical force in modern warfare. The book includes transcripts of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation interviews with Brutinel about his service during the Second World War. Join historians Juliette Champagne and John Matthews as they speak on Brutinel’s importance to the Francophone history of Alberta, as well as his ingenuity and contributions to the Canadian Forces during the Second World War. Reception and tour of the Brutinel exhibition to follow at the Musée Héritage Museum. Books (in both English and French) will be available for purchase. Please call the library at 780-459-1682 to register. Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Website: www.MuseeHeritage.ca
A musical career spanning four decades has given Arden favourite Eric Bibb a world view that is rooted in compassion and curiosity. Blues, folk, gospel and roots meld into a rich tapestry of sound when Bibb is joined by special guest Michael Jerome Browne to perform songs from his inspirational new album. Perhaps the crowning achievement of Bibb’s discography, the songs of heart and hope on Jericho Road solidify his mastery as a premier storyteller. Bibb reveals the harsh realities of today’s conflict-ridden world and the universal quest for freedom in peace through the deep warmth of his effortless voice. Arden Theatre,Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40 plus fees. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
William Eddins, conductor; Paul Jacobs, organ. Our season starts with musical grandeur as the ESO performs Guilmant’s triumphant symphony featuring a Grammy award-winning organist. There’s something for everyone, with Malcolm Forsyth’s cinematic tour-de-force, and an elegant classical serenade.Featured repertoire: MOZART: Serenade No. 9 “Posthorn” FORSYTH: Morning GUILMANT: Organ Symphony No. 2. Join us for Symphony Prelude at 7:15 p.m. in the Upper Circle lobby for an informative presentation about the evening's program.Saturday, Sept. 20at 8 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Dan Sinasac is a singer/songwriter with a passion for soulful, funky rhythm and blues. Growing up across the river from Detroit, his musical styling's were influenced by the sounds churning out of the Motor City. A master on the Hammond B3 Organ, Dan's ability to connect with his audience has made him a favourite on the local music scene. His new double disk Street Corner History is a lifetime of original material both electric and acoustic.Sunday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas- based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me. The recording is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music. Jubilee Auditorium, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. For ticket info, call 1-855-985-5000 or visit: www.ticketmaster.ca
Time Warp is an eclectic blend of musicians, all who have worked professionally in the local music scene. The band consists of June Beisiegel (vocals, percussion), Alain Lacroix (guitar, vocals), Eric Martin (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Tony Miraglia (guitar), Alan Quilley (bass, guitar, vocals), Murray Schneider (keyboards, harmonica, vocals) and Rob Swyrd (percussion and vocals). Together the group creates music for the love of music, friends and giving back to their community. All proceeds from this show will benefit the Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation and community programs at Festival Place. Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m., 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park. For ticket info, call the box office, 780-449-3378.
The session will end with a discussion on future cultural sites in St. Albert and how our needs are changing with a growing population. Arts Habitat Edmonton is a non-profit company engaged in finding, managing and developing space for the arts. Their vision is to make Edmonton a mecca of dynamic, sustainable, and entrepreneurial artistic communities and whose mission is to nurture, advocate for and build vibrant, healthy, and creative arts spaces. They are advocates for effective, affordable and sustainable arts spaces in Edmonton, and are becoming known for speaking out in support of arts space as an essential need for Edmonton. To register and for more information please contact Cayley McConaghy at 780-459-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about theCity of St. Albert's survey Cultivating Our Future, which is about developing a vision for St. Albert that will guide our planning and decision-making process for the next 50 years, visit: stalbert.ca/experience/stafuture/ Takes place Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert (VASA) at the Hemingway Centre, 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. The exhibition will be on display at VASA from Sept. 27 to Oct. 30. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. by Councillor MacKay. Many of the artists will be in attendance.
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. at The Varscona Theatre, 10329 – 83 Ave., Ticket info available from 780-420-1757 or online at: www.tixonthesquare.ca
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
Come and experience the ancient tradition of prayerful stillness. We begin by listening to a short audiotape, usually a teaching by, or in the tradition of Abbot John Main. This is followed by thirty minutes of silent sitting. The group is open to both experienced meditators and those who would like to learn to practice Christian Meditation. Runs Mondays at 7 p.m. No charge. Please call Barb for start date and information: 780-458-0470. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave. Website:www.starofthenorth.ca
Join us on the third Tuesday of the month from September to June from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Albert 55 Plus Club, 7 Tache St., St. Albert. For more info, contact: Susana Vela at 780-425-6400, ext. 222.
Faciltated by Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, OMI. A statement often heard in support groups is that we have survived life – now we must learn to live it. This workshop-retreat will blend ideas from renowned spiritual writers Ron Rolheiser OMI and Thomas Keating, with the Medicine Wheel, 12 Step spirituality and Archbishop Lavoie’s own original insights. That combination will provide participants a unique experience of personal growth and inner healing, with an emphasis on forgiveness, grieving, reconciliation and moving on. There will be a balance of input, quiet time for reflection and prayer, rituals and one-to-one sharing.Register by Sept. 19. Runs from Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. Live in: $240; Commuter: $140. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave. Call 780-459-5511 to register. Payment required upon registration. Website:www.starofthenorth.ca
Walk for fun, fitness and friendship with the Devon Discovery Walkers with a walk at Wabamun Lake Provincial Park. 5- and 11-km available. For a nominal fee, walkers are welcome to a barbecue lunch after the walk. There is a walk in Stony Plain in the afternoon. Saturday Sept. 20. Registration: 9:30 a.m., start: 10 a.m., at Wabamun Lake Provincial Park Day Use Area. Directions: From Edmonton, west on Hwy. 16, south at Intersection 327, Lake Wabamun turn-off. Follow road to park entrance. Turn right and follow Day Use Area signs to registration point. Contact: Robert Duncan 780-963-4145 or email@example.com Online information: www.walkalberta.ca
Come out for fun, fitness and friendship and join the Devon Discovery Walkers for their second walk of the day. Enjoy the easy Stony Plain walk on paved trails, sidewalks and shale. 5- and 10-km available. Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration 1:30 p.m., start: 2 p.m. Location: Stony Plain Rotary Park by Dog Rump Creek station, 4815-44 Ave. Directions: From Edmonton, west on Hwy.16A to Stony Plain overpass and turn south. Turn right at first intersection and then right into Stony Plain Rotary Park. Contact: Robert Duncan 780-963-4145; firstname.lastname@example.org For our website, visit www.walkalberta.ca
Do you find yourself thinking about how bad things are? Do you feel little excitement, joy or anticipation in the things you typically like to do? Are you feeling stuck with little hope that life will be better? Do you feel alone? Do you want to make changes and move forward? This program may help you to understand what is holding you in a negative place. You will learn about how you feel about yourself and where those feelings come from. You will learn to examine your beliefs, attitudes, thoughts, feelings and perceptions to increase your awareness. With this awareness, you can decide what you may want to change. Through this workshop you will learn skills to help change negative thinking to positive thinking patterns. There will be discussion and exercises on topics such as measuring your moods, identifying your personal goals, modifying negative thoughts, and building self-esteem. You will work towards learning to enjoy greater happiness, embrace hope, be more productive and improve your day-today life. The Ten Days to Self-Esteem workbook and the Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns, M.D. are both included in this workshop. Cost: $300/person.Runs from Sept. 23 to Dec. 2 (10 Tuesday evenings) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Catholic Social Services East Office, 8212 – 118 Ave. in Room 035. Limited subsidies/payment plans may be available. For more info, or to register, call Kari Boult, FLP Coordinator, 780-420-6081.
Bronwen Strembiski is a successful local author with a new YA novel, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur, as well as a wife and mother. She has also lived with chronic depression and borderline personality disorder. Bronwen will share how the illnesses have uncovered her passion for life, her creativity and sensitivity to others, as well as the patterns she has developed to keep her journey on course and to provide a will to fight. Join us to hear Bronwen’s story onWednesday, Sept. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Please register in advance by visiting or calling the second floor information deskat 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street.
Join us during our open house evening and take part in this complimentary information session. Sleep consultant Heather Plante will offering this free program preview, although advance registration is required to reserve seating. Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. There is no charge for this session, but please reserve a spot by calling 780-459-7377. St. Albert Family Resource Centre,#10A 215 Carnegie Drive.
This workshop is helpful to all people who wish to understand what people at risk of suicide are needing from the caregiver. This model does not assess risk but takes the view that all people who are having thoughts of suicide need some type of intervention. This program is designed for all people interested in learning suicide first aid skills. As in CPR skills, the more individuals that have these skills the greater the likelihood of decreasing suicidal rates. Our community, and society as a whole, is then better prepared, more ready, willing and able to recognize and appropriately respond to the needs of the person at risk of suicide. ASIST is a standardized program that provides awareness, tools, a model and a common language that is applicable to formal and informal caregivers. It is not therapy but many people who are learning these skills may be feeling depressed or have had thoughts of suicide and we do not discourage talking about this. Part of ASIST mandate is that the stigma and taboo surrounding suicide will cease to exist through open and honest disclosure and discussion on the topic of suicide. ASIST is a two-day, intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course developed by LivingWorks Education. It is designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide. The ASIST workshop helps to 1) understand attitudes towards suicide 2) recognize and assess risk of suicide 3) learn suicide intervention techniques 4) practice intervention skills and 5) access local resources and people that can help during a crisis. ASIST workshop is designed for professionals, caregivers, and individuals who may work or be in contact with people-at-risk for suicide. These may include but not be limited to: counsellors, volunteers, teachers, medical staff, police, clergy, and youth workers. Please note that the ASIST workshop is not a therapy session for people who are feeling suicidal or depressed.To register, please contact Kari Boult at 780-420-6081, email: email@example.com Cost: $185/person. RunsSept. 25 and 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Catholic Social Services East Office, 8212 – 118 Ave. in Room 035 and the Genesis Room.
Keynote speaker: Annie Parker, now a three-time cancer survivor, was one of the first Canadians to be tested and found positive after Dr. Marie King’s discovery of the BRCA1 mutation. Her journey is now the subject of a movie starring Helen Hunt and soon to be released in Canada. Speakers, AGM, networking luncheon, dessert roundtables Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre, 4520 – 76 Ave. For more info, or to register: www.hbocsociety.org