February 25, 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.
St. Albert Firefighters need your support during the 7th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Rooftop Campaign which is running from February 11 to March 10. This year’s campaign goal is $25,000 with money raised going towards improving the quality of life for people with neuromuscular disorders. Donations will help support the purchase of mobility equipment, provide support services and fund research, which will one day lead to a cure. On Feb. 11 and 12, local firefighters will be at the Safeway store, 395 St. Albert Trail from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Firefighters are also selling tickets for the Valentine’s raffle. The rooftop camp-out runs from Feb. 26 to March 1 at Fire Station #2, 100 Boudreau Road.
Everyone welcome. Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Albert United Church, 20 Green Grove Drive, St. Albert. Freewill offering.
A musical production by Sandra Brenneis performed by St. Peter's Choir. This production, originally performed in 2005, has been adapted and revised to explore themes faced in our modern world. Lost Apostle begins in the time of Christ and details the hopes, passions and struggles of four of His followers; Peter, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Beth. Act II, set in the present day introduces three new characters, Aaron, Tevy and Rebecca, who also struggle to find meaning, acceptance and hope. No cameras allowed. Mary's Veil CD 2015 Live recording first available to Lost Apostle audience members only March 3, 4, 5 at the bonus price of $10. Available after the performances through the website for $15. Proceeds will support West Sturgeon Aging in Place Foundation. At the Arden Theatre in St. Albert: March 3 at 7:30 p.m.; March 4 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets go to www.sandrabrenneis.comor Simonne Sheehan at 780-458-0908.
Edmonton Eskimo Receiver Nate Coehoorn will be in attendance to share his story of finding his identity on and off the field and his journey to restoration.The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast is a non-political event bringing together the community to show visible prayer and support for our Mayor and civic leaders as well as our city's first responders. Saturday, March 4, 8 a.m. (doors at 7:30 a.m.), Red Willow Place, 7 Tache St.Tickets are $20/each and available at St. Albert Alliance Church, St. Albert Parish, St. Albert United Church and Victory Life or order online: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information: www.stalbertprayerbreakfast.com
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
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.
The Friends of the St. Albert Public Library present "Reel Monday" – a screening of critically acclaimed films one Monday per month. The second film of the winter series is Florence Foster Jenkins presented on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. A New York heiress (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. 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 Arden Theatre is located inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.
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.
Students in Grade 2, who struggle with reading, come in and read and play literacy games with a teen buddy. This program runs weekly from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 7 to March 14. 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.
Hope you can join us for a 'splash' of knowledge and insight from Permaculture instructor and designer, Kenton Zerbin on how to capture water to nourish your yard and save you effort and money! In this two-hour program, we will cover techniques for capturing rainwater, storing it and using it effectively. Kenton "filters" his considerable knowledge to us so we can apply it to our homes and yards.Cost: By donation. Suggested donation $10 -20. All donations provide an honorarium to the speaker (60%) and funding for our public food forest (40%). Donations can be made at Eventbrite or at the door. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/water-capturelearn-how-to-design-water-efficiency-and-resiliency-for-your-home-and-garden-saving-tickets-31589299445 Monday, Feb. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.at St Albert Heritage Park Grain Elevator site, 4 Meadowview Drive.
MacEwan University’s Fine Art Program Visiting Artist Series presents Barbara Hobot. “Can an artwork make itself?” This is the central question that propels Hobot’s studio practice. She speculates how a drawing might look if an object drew it and imagines what a sculpture might be like if it was willed itself into being. Hobot will discuss abstraction and how it can shift the power dynamic between viewer and object, the role speculation plays in her process, and how different views on anthropocentrism have influenced her practice. Barbara Hobot is an Ontario-based artist whose work has been exhibited most recently at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Cambridge Galleries, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (all 2016). Hobot has participated in residencies in Canada, the United States, and Europe and is the recipient of awards from the Ontario Arts Council, most notably the Chalmers Arts Fellowship. Barbara holds an MFA from the University of Western Ontario and is represented by Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto. Joinus Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 203, Centre for the Arts and Communications. This artist talk is free and open to the public; RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/218916835240832/.
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, Feb. 27. Our topic will be “Nutrition for the experienced adult.” Our guest speaker will be Laura Johnston, BSc, C.H.N. Well-being Counsellor from Sobey’s, St. Albert. 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.
1867 Rebellion and Confederation: A Travelling Exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History
Just in time for Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to present its first exhibition of 2017: 1867 Rebellion and Confederation: A Travelling Exhibition Developed by the Canadian Museum of History. “On July 1, 1867, Confederation was proclaimed, marking the birth of today’s Canada and the culmination of a journey that had taken nearly 30 years. This exhibition explores the route to nationhood taken by a society in transition, and by the people who fought, negotiated and made compromises to forge a more peaceful union. By tracing the pivotal moments leading to the draft of the British North America Act, this exhibition helps visitors to better understand how this legacy continues to affect our identity, our values and our institutions.” – Canadian Museum of History. Along with the travelling exhibition, the Musée Héritage Museum will be uncovering some intriguing facts and information about what the world was like in 1867—locally and internationally. Runs from Jan. 24 to March 26 at the Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert. Telephone: 780-459-1528. Website: www.museeheritage.ca
Under 18 (as of June 30, 2017.) Limited spots available. Entry Deadline March 1. Goes March 24 to 26. Visit https://www.facebook.com/mkennedyu18/ or email email@example.com for more information. St. Albert Curling Club, 3 Tache Street. Phone 780-459-7007.
These evenings will explore the wisdom teachings and practices of early desert fathers and mothers, mystics and saints. We will also draw from the contemporary contemplative traditions and wisdom teachings of Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, John Main, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Ronald Rol- heiser, Mirabai Starr, Margaret Silf and others. Join us as we expand our hearts opening to awakening and transformation in the Divine Presence and deepen our experience of contemplative practice. Feb. 21: Contemplation From an Evolutionary World View. March 21 & April 18: Thomas Keating and John Main: The Many Practices of Contemplative Outreach and Christian Meditation. May 23: Cynthia Bourgeault: Contemporary Guides for Christian Contemplative Tradition. June 20: Richard Rohr: Contemporary Guides for Christian Contemplative Tradition. Facilitator: Lucie Leduc. Runs Tuesdays, on the dates noted above, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Must register one week prior to the event. Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Ave., St. Albert. To register, call 780-459-5511. Visit our website: www.starofthenorth.ca
Laughter is important for a healthy and happy life. Reduce your stress through improved breathing and fun-filled movement in this participatory program on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. Appropriate for all. This program is presented by Pat Parkinson, a certified laughter yoga leader. Find out for yourself that laughter is the best medicine. 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.
Moving forward: good grief, bad grief: How can self-compassion help move you forward; what can complicate your grief; what are some of the common myths of grief. Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.at Red Willow Place, 7 Taché Street. To register, or for more information, call the Sturgeon Hospital Foundation at 780-418-7361.
Forgot the name of a friend?Or where you put your keys?Feel frustrated?Attend Boosting Your Memory classes to:gain confidence in your ability to remember;learn how to improve your memory;keep your brain in good working condition.Participants need to register prior attending. Registration fee: $15. Program runs from March 1 to April 5 (six weeks long). Call 780-459-0433 to register or come in person to Red Willow Place, 7 Taché St. Visit the website at: www.stalbertseniors.ca/