March 22, 2017
90 minutes of improvised comedy entertainment that unveils scenes, songs, and production numbers completely off the cuff to create a brand new musical based on audience suggestions. This award winning improvised musical comedy features some of Canada’s best improvisors as they make up a musical on the spot! 11 p.m. every Friday night! $13 tickets at the door (box office opens at 10 p.m.). At the Basement Theatre in Holy Trinity Church, 10037 84 Ave., Edmonton
Share your story in song! Celebrate Canada 150 by participating in a songwriting contest! Create an original song highlighting life in St. Albert and the significance of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Contest is open to St. Albert residents only, and any age is encouraged to apply. Entries accepted from March 1 until May 11, 2017 at 5 p.m. Singers, rappers and spoken word artists are all invited to submit their song by uploading a YouTube video of their submission for a chance to win: a $5,000 Professional Theme Song Recording Package with PlanIt Sound; $1,000 cash from The Survey Company; an opportunity to perform your original song at St. Albert’s Canada 150 events. Five finalists will be chosen from all entries and asked to perform at a live finale held on June 3 during the International Children’s Festival of the Arts at St. Albert Place. The winner will have the opportunity to perform their original song at St. Albert’s Canada Day event and the City-Wide Block Party being held on September 8, 2017. All entries received will be used as part of Canada’s 150 Stories, which is a collection of stories from residents sharing their cherished memories of the community, as well as their hopes, dreams and wishes for St. Albert and Canada for the next 150 years. The songwriting contest is a partnership between the City of St. Albert, the Government of Canada, PlanIt Sound and The Survey Company. For complete details on how to enter, visit stalbert.ca/canada150.
Inviting all who graduated or would have graduated from St. Albert High in 1977.Saturday October 14, 2017 – Grads, spouses, partners all welcome!St. Albert Legion, Cornerstone Hall, 6 Tache Street, St. Albert. Doors at 5; dinner at 6:30; late lunch; full bar.Tickets $40/person: deadline September 30, 2017.To purchase contact Ednadechamplain@gmail.comVisit https://www.facebook.com/st-Albert-High-Reuion-Class-of-1977-316664012068692Spread the word – Look forward to seeing everyone there!Reunion Committee: Adrienne O’Kell, Colleen Boddez (Klak), Edna DeChamplain, Debra Kaplar (Dzawala), Deb McRae,Donna Sheehan (Parrot), Geralyn Rouault (McHugh), Joan Bokenfohr (Powers).
Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW) has developed into a nationally-recognized fashion and design event and the second-largest Fashion Week in Canada. Our mission is to create a community of all involved in the fashion and beauty industries, including media and production staff. We are unique among fashion weeks around the world because we are a platform for established designers as well as an in-house incubator that discovers new talent and launches the careers of young designers. WCFW is a local event with a global vision, enabling our designers to work locally while reaching larger markets. Runs from March 23 to 31 at the ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Ave. Edmonton. Evening Shows: Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 to 10:30p.m.with one intermission. For more info, go online to: http://westerncanadafashionweek.com Cost: $25 per night; all week pass from March 23 to 31: $100. Tickets: http://www.tixonthesquare.ca/ http://tickets.fringetheatre.ca
World-class award-winning comedy. Peter n’ Chris (Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson) are a three-time Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe from Vancouver, B.C. The duo will offer big laughs in this off-the-wall ‘western’ comedy, which has been hailed as “their best show yet.” The Kind of OK Corral was winner of Best of Fest at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe. They have performed in acclaimed festivals such as Just For Laughs, JFL42 and The San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival. The have written for CBC’s The Irrelevant Show and appeared on popular website College Humor. This performance continues with the western theme of the CCC previous mainstage shows this season. LIVE @ the CCC Mainstage Series includes a dinner and show as part of the ticket price. Tickets are $50 for adults, or $40 for seniors/students and can be purchased online at www.tixonthesquare.ca, at Morinville Servus Credit Union, or at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Box Office. Takes place Friday, March 31. Cocktails: 6 p.m.; dinner: 6:30 p.m.; show: 8 p.m.at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, 9502-100 Ave.
Start your spring by being one of the 14,000 guests to attend the St. Albert Lifestyle Expo & Sale. There's something for everyone at the Lifestyle Expo. Other features and weekend attractions include the mouthwatering Taste of St. Albert, the captivating St. Albert Idol, and the absolutely adorable St. Albert Gazette Baby Crawl. TradeShow: From backyard beautification, to teas, to pets, to stylish mens' socks and underwear - the Lifestyle Expo and Sale keeps an diverse roster of businesses handy to showcase the diverse and vibrant mix of business goods and services available to our beautiful city. Taste of St. Albert: Prepare your tastebuds! Taste of St. Albert is located in the same hall as the main entertainment stage; a perfect set up for dinner and a show. Local eateries bring out their best for you to sample and enjoy upon arrival, halfway through your walkthrough the halls, or at the end of the day.St. Albert's Got Talent: Months before the Lifestyle Expo & Sale contestants are hard at work auditioning for the St. Albert's Got Talent. Three age categories run through the weekend with the finalists performing on the Sunday. Always an amazing display of local talent, the St. Albert's Got Talent is a must-stop-spot during the Expo weekend.St. Albert Gazette Baby Crawl: 3...2...1 Go Babies Go! The St. Albert Gazette hosts the annual Baby Crawl during the Lifestyle Expo & Sale, Sunday on the main stage. Rows of tiny tots train all year for the event, but we can't decide who's more fun to watch: wayward babies or their parents trying to coax them to the other side of the stage.Petting Zoo: Pet cute baby animals; then post those pics on Facebook because baby animals being held by small children always gets likes. Join us March 31 to April 2 at Servus Place. For details, go to: http://www.stalbertchamber.com/pages/Expo
The Morinville Grandmothers’ Group HATS (Hands Across the Sea) is holding a garage sale and silent auction. Come see us for a variety of items including plants and toys as well as a delicious hot lunch. All proceeds to support the African grandmothers via the Stephen Lewis Foundation.Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Morinville United Church, basement. Corner of Grandin Dr. and Morinville Dr. For more information go to: www.morinvillehats.org
St. Catherine's Catholic Church of Calahoo would like to invite you to our annual Easter Ham Bingo and Bonanza on Sunday, April 2. Doors open at 1 p.m. with the first game starting at 2 p.m. It will be held in the brand new, wheelchair friendly, Calahoo Community Hall so come and check it out. Costs will be $5 at the door with hot dogs, popcorn and pop available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to the operational costs of our church. Thank you and hope to see you all there.
Once again, the St. Albert Seniors Association is presenting a wine tasting event. This year,as it is Canada’s 150th birthday, we are featuring five premium specialty Canadian wines, along with appetizer pairings and the recipes. The evening additionally has a wine bar (wines for sale by the glass), a 50/50 draw, door prizes, raffle draws, and for pre-purchased tables of 8 a limousine ride draw. All proceeds of this event to go to Meals on Wheels. Event date is Friday, April 7.Tickets: $40 each or $320 for a table of eight. This event has sold out quickly in the past, be sure to get your tickets soon!St. Albert Seniors Association, Red Willow Place, 7 Taché St. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Telephone: 780-459-0433. Visit the website at: http://stalbertseniors.caPurchase tickets by calling 780-459-0433, or come in person to Red Willow Place, 7 Tache Street.
How do we adapt and process current shifting and political, economic, personal and environmental challenges to our safety and stability? Featuring photographic, print, sculpture, video and performance artworks, Survival Guide examines strategies for survival within a contemporary art context. From Jan. 28 to May 7 at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Winter hours: Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed.
Gene and Marg Brenda are an endearing and engaging long-term retired couple – who also happen to be prolific art-makers. Marg and Gene embody the joy and wellness that creative endeavours bring to our lives.Their works encompass a lifetime of artistic learning through a variety of outlets: community classes, workshops, retreats, and classes through theEdmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA) at the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension. These artistic endeavours have given both Brendas a variety of experiences and skills across a wide range of mediums and styles. They have nurtured their individual talents and interests, while inspiring their collective appetite to see and learn. The couple’s creative endeavours include photography, ceramics (including raku), mixed media, and both watercolour and acrylic painting. Their scope is far-reaching and their explorations many and varied. Creative Endeavours also features candid contemporary photographic portraits of Gene and Marg in their home, captured by Edmonton photographer Amber Bracken.Other art-makers displaying their works include participants and instructors of Gallery Community Programs and a few of the Brenda’s past art tutors. The exhibition celebrates artistic achievement in the community, and reveals the profound joy granted to those willing to take the creative plunge. Exhibit runs from Feb. 2 to April 8. Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert. Phone 780-460-4310. Website: artgalleryofstalbert.ca
The first installment of New Voices shows the artwork created by emerging artists while in our visual arts mentorship program. It features the works of Sofia Cristanti, Yong Fei Guan, and Keita Kwame Kankam. It will run from Feb. 9 to April 8. Jacqueline Fiala and Namita Patel will also be represented, and their show, New Voices 2, will open April 13th. Exhibition Dates: February 9th to April 8th, 2017. Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Project Space, 3rd Floor, 10215 - 112 Street, Edmonton. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Closed February 20.
This new exhibit will take you two kilometers underground to discover how the sun works… Why? This interactive multimedia exhibit will answer that question, allowing you to explore SNOLAB and discover how the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Nobel Prize winning results are breaking new ground in particle astrophysics. The exhibit features the building and the discoveries of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, the recognition of this work with a Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to SNO Director, Dr. Art McDonald, and the facilities and experiments of SNOLAB – an expansion of the original SNO Laboratory, at the Vale Creighton Mine in Sudbury, Ontario. The University of Alberta (UAlberta) is one of five Canadian universities that jointly own and manage SNOLAB. Not only were researchers in the Department of Physics in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Science involved in the original SNO project, they also play a central role in the next generation of astroparticle physics experiments. The 40 panels of the exhibit present spectacular images of the installations and a history of the development of SNO and SNOLAB, video kiosks which offer options to visitors to explore more information about the themes of the 8 stations, as well as a virtual tour to SNOLAB and its experiments, guided by the visitor. A video of an operating cloud chamber shows the “contrails” left behind by cosmic particles as they bombard the earth, which requires experiments like SNO to be sited deep underground, away from this interference. Artifacts featured in the exhibit include unique detector components, developed especially for SNO, as well as a 1/50 scale model of the SNO detector. Exhibit continues to April. 2. TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, 11211 142 Street, Edmonton. Show information and ticket sales: 780-451-3344. Website: telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca
Wearable metal and leather art work by Edmonton artist and visual storyteller Amy Skrocki. Amy Skrocki is an Edmonton based interdisciplinary artist who creates imaginative works of art from metal, leather, fabric, paper and digital mixed media. Stories Brought to Life is a journey through Amy’s multi-step creative process. This exhibition offers a rare behind the scenes look into the stories, poems and photography at the heart of Amy’s wearable art. Each leather and metal wearable art outfit evokes an original character that she has developed with her husband Tanner based on their unique concepts. Inspired by fantasy, mythology and history, the outfits are then brought to life though Amy’s creatively styled photo-shoots. The photos show how different each outfit looks when worn. The models lend an essential visual element, transforming and enlivening the outfits. These highlights from Amy’s photo shoots will be shared alongside the wearable art, stories and poems. Additionally, the exhibition will include the work of several local photographers who have contributed their own interpretations of Amy’s stories.Reception: Saturday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. Exhibit continues until April 8. Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery, 10186 - 106 Street, Edmonton. www.albertacraft.ab.ca
Blaine Campbell’s large-format photograph Cyclorama is an immersive look at the panoramic transformation of landscape during suburban development. The image documents the process of land modification as a study of both the displaced soil created as new communities are structured in the prairie landscape, but also how the scale of these temporal mounds alter the sight lines of the horizon. Staged as a diptych, the free-standing mode of presentation hints at the utilitarian archetypes found near large-scale construction sites. Exhibit runs from March 11 to May 28. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Winter hours: Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed.
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.”– Oscar Wilde, author and playwright . If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture of a person is like a thorough introduction. Featuring paintings, photographs and sculpture by artists since the 19th century such as Walker Evans, Joe Fafard, Kathe Kollwitz, Diego Rivera and Andy Warhol, these works from the AGA Collection explore multifaceted reflections of artists and sitters in states of stature, vulnerability, activity and honesty. Exhibit runs from March 11 to May 28. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Winter hours: Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed.
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.
In one of Platypus Theatre’s most beloved family concerts, audiences embark on a musical expedition across continents and through centuries to help a discouraged bird discover her unique voice. Young audiences laugh, chant and sing along with the Gimquat and her wizard guide as they explore musical styles from Gregorian chant to rap.Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
A self guided family program to test your creativity. Drop by one Sunday a month to tinker and explore. No registration required and all ages welcome. Drop by the libraryon Sunday, April 2 between 2 and 4 p.m. For more information visit www.sapl.ca or the main floor children's information desk, 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
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 the 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! Full of comedic twists and live music, this high-energy, original adaptation of the Pied Piper of Hamelinfable is sure to delight audiences of all ages.Stretching the boundaries of live theatre through mime, dance, clown, puppetry and acrobatics, Axis Theatre has amused and inspired children, families and adults with entertaining shows for over 40 years. Arrive early: free pre-show activity begins at 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 5 and over. Saturday, April 2 at 4 p.m.at Morinville Community Cultural Centre, 9502 – 100 Ave. in Morinville. Tickets info available at http://www.tixonthesquare.cawww.tixonthesquare.ca , or by calling the MCC at 780-939-7888.
More than 200 of the best local and international artists will be on hand for Edmonton’s largest tattoo expo! Entertainment, contests, retail, exhibits and tattoo happening all weekend long. Hours: Friday, March 31 from 4 p.m. to midnight *ADULT NIGHT ONLY*Saturday, April 1 from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 2 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Admission: $25 at the door; $50 weekend pass. Kids 14 and under FREE. *General Admit One tickets are valid for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday (single day) with re-entry only on that day. *Weekend passes are valid for re-entry on any and all days. Wristbands provided at Main Cash.
A non-profit group dedicated to keeping the “silver screen”/Hollywood of yesteryear in the public eye. Each movie is preceded by a short, informative talk about the film. The Edmonton Film Society’s winter series is: Here a Star, There a Star … The big screen demands big stars, people that can act and that have charisma. Also, it doesn’t hurt if they exhibit distinctive, perhaps endearing, verbal and physical characteristics. In this series we give you: the aw-shucks fella (James Stewart), the blonde sizzler (Marilyn Monroe), the tough guy with a lisp (Humphrey Bogart), the delicate charmer (Audrey Hepburn), the Western hero who walks like there’s a cactus spike in his boot (John Wayne), the perky thrush (Doris Day), the debonair gent (Cary Grant), and the face that launched a thousand magazine covers (Grace Kelly). The five stages of most actors’ careers are: Who the hell is Joe Schmo? Get me Joe Schmo. Get me a Joe Schmo type. Get me a young Joe Schmo. Who the hell is Joe Schmo? Stages one to four applied to our stars to some degree but with their captivating ways before the camera and regard for their audience, and with the critics having been duly impressed, these screen legends never had to worry about memory loss on the part of the public and film historians. Monday, March 27: The Stratton Story (1949, 106 min., PG). James Stewart, June Allyson, Agnes Moorehead. The popular recounting of the life of Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton who lost a leg in a hunting accident yet returned to play baseball. One of the most popular of Hollywood’s baseball films, it features some notable big leaguers in cameo roles. Allyson plays the supportive wife. Director: Sam Wood.Films begin at 8 p.m. Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium, 102 Avenue & 128 Street. Parking is free. Ticket info:www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/movies/
The Friends of the St. Albert Public Library present "Reel Monday" – a screening of critically acclaimed films one Monday per month. The third film of the winter series is Captain Fantastic presented on Monday, March 27. Isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life into transforming his six children into extraordinary adults. Tickets for the 2016 Reel Monday movies are $15 per movie or $55 for a season pass from the Customer Service Desk at the library. All proceeds support the St. Albert Readers' Festival (STARFest). The movie starts at 7 p.m. The Arden Theatre is located inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
Join us in the Ledcor Theare for free, art–focused film screenings, taking place once a month. This month features The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Based on the well-known book by Oscar Wilde, the film follows the life of the handsome Dorian Gray. As time passes, the morally corrupt Gray does not age, but hidden up in his attic, a portrait of Gray slowly becomes uglier with each of his transgressions. This film is being screened in connection with the AGA exhibit The Looking Glass. Wednesday, March 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. Telephone: 780-422-6223. Winter hours: Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed.
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.
Letter Writing and Postcards on Tuesday, March 28 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Practice cursive writing, and write a letter or postcard. Morse Code on Wednesday, March 29 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Learn Morse Code and the history behind the invention. Learn to tap out your name! Telephones on Thursday, March 30 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Explore our collection of rotary and touchtone telephones—we even have a phone booth. Then, make your own telephone to take home! Computers through the Ages on Friday, March 31 (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Learn what people of the past thought today’s computers would look like. Then invent the world’s oldest computing device! Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Telephone: 780-459-1528. Website: www.museeheritage.caFor more information, contact Sharon Morin at 780-418-6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The traditional Japanese art of paper folding has evolved into a modern art form. Learn the names of the folds and how to make paper sculptures of your own on Tuesday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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.
The 2016 book from this award-winning novelist and short story writers, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, tells one family's tale within the unfolding of recent Chinese history. It won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Thien will be in conversation at the Arden Theatre with author Marina Endicotton Wednesday, March 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available from the Customer Service Desk of the library, or by calling 780-459-1530, or online at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/author-madeleine-thien-tickets-30867850572. The Arden Theatre is located in St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
The voice of seniors in Alberta. The St. Albert chapter of Seniors United Now is having their regular monthlymeeting at the Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street, St. Albert at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27. Our guest speaker will be Mayor Nolan Crouse and the topic will be “State of the City.”For local information please contact Dick at 780-460-7736. Members of the public are welcomeat no charge.Seniors issues – how important are they to you? We invite all interested individuals to attend.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Ratzlaff, conductor; Leslie Ann Bradley; John Tessier; Alexander Hajek; Tim Anderson, narrator.Franz Joseph Haydn’s timeless vision of God’s creation of the world is bursting with wit and joy. Using the setting of the Genesis account together with passages from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, this masterful oratorio showcases Haydn’s brilliantly inspired writing at his very best. Structured in three parts, the first symbolizes the creation of light, heaven and earth, the sun and moon, land, water and plants. The second represents the creation of all the animals, and the final part describes the joy of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.,Winspear Centre for Music. Ticket info from: 780-428-1414 or www.winspearcentre.com
Two years ago, Vancouver-based, border-bending band Delhi 2 Dublin raised the roof at The Arden Theatre with a loud, exuberant and wild ride through continent-crossing sounds. They’re back with music from their latest album, We’re All Desi, a refined collection of songs that stay true to the band’s origins, yet blaze into a new lyrical and sonic territory. A swaggering homage to their favourite Bollywood records from the ’70s, Delhi 2 Dublin’s new music references soul, hip hop, reggae, folk, funk and modern electronica to create a mashup of genres you’ve never experienced before. Note: Get up and dance because it’s going to get loud! This is an amplified performance and ear plugs will be available. Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $36 plus fees. Call the box office, 780-459-1542.
A couple on stage and in life, harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil’s performances are marked by exceptional artistry and intimate connection. While some works pair their instruments as a beautifully intertwined duo, others pit them in an artistic battle of virtuosity.Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.at the Horizon Stage, west side of Spruce Grove Composite High School, 1001 Calahoo Rd., Spruce Grove. For ticket info, call 780-962-8995.
The Mayor of St. Albert and the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre (CIVC) are pleased to announce the Mayor’s Annual Celebration of Volunteers program. With a history that dates back more than 150 years, St. Albert continues to be known for its small-city, friendly atmosphere. The city’s vibrant sense of community is due, in large measure, to the ongoing contributions made by our residents. Help us recognize those who make a difference, by selflessly giving of their time, energy and enthusiasm. Volunteers will be recognized in one of four categories:• Good Neighbours – residents who help create connected, friendly and safe neighbourhoods• Unsung Heroes – residents who support the efforts of community organizations• Leaders of Tomorrow – youth/youth groups of all ages who demonstrate leadership through action• Volunteer Citizen of the Year – a resident whose exceptional volunteerism has enhanced our communityThe program will take place on May 16, at 7 p.m. at the St. Albert Alliance Church. Nominations will be accepted until April 3. For nomination forms and more information on the program, visit the CIVC website at stalbertcivc.com/celebration-of-volunteers.
A healthy lifestyle is key to maintaining good health and energy. Come to this two-hour session on Tuesday, March 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to learn about the natural aging process and myths about aging, pain and its causes, the safe use of medications, preventing memory loss, good sleep hygiene, practical living tips and injury prevention. 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.
A blood donor clinic will be held at the Rendez-Vous Centre, 9913 – 104 St., on Tuesday, March 28 from 2:30 to 7:30 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).
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a community blood donor clinic at Red Willow Community Church, 15 Corriveau Ave., Friday, March 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 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).
Rebuild your self confidence and identity through telling your story: the hardships, the aha moments, times of joy and sadness. This workshop on Sunday April 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.will guide you through the process, how to reflect on these stories to build your new identity outside of your work life, find personal empowerment, experience the joy of play, and stay actively engaged in society. 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.
Bring your brains and try out the library's first-ever escape room. Working with a team of your peers, solve a sequence of puzzles and "escape" from the room before the clock times out. Do you have what it takes? Please register for only one 60-minute session. For grades 5-7. Sessions run: Friday, March 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, March 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. and on Friday, March 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 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 spring break, read one (or more) of the books nominated for the Intermediate Category of the Young Reader's Choice Awards. Vote for your favourite online at www.sapl.ca/teens or visit the Teen Corner in person to cast your ballot and you'll be entered for a chance to win a Chapters gift card! The Reading Games are for grades 6-12 and run from March 24 to April 3 with the draw taking place on April 4. The books featured in this year's Reading Games are: The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel, Crossover by Kwame Alexander, Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly, Greenglass House by Kate Milford, The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier, Outside In by Sarah Ellis and Skink - No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen. Sign up for the battle by visiting or calling the second floor information desk, 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
It's spring break! Come into the library and make a taco-shaped holder for your ear buds on Wednesday, March 29 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Materials provided. For ages 11 to 17. 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.