Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Only a few days left to win great prizes!!

Get Outdoors ~ Take Photos ~ Win Great PrizesThe Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo would like you to get into the outdoors, be active and creative, take photos of your footwear on any of our trails or river systems.

Email the photos to
by Oct 31, 2010, you could win great prizes offered by the Parks, Recreation and Culture Branch of the Municipality:
- Best Photo
- Best scenery with your footwear
- Funkiest/coolest footwear

For more information, please call (780)788-4324.

Don't Miss Out!!

Suzy Q’s Quilt Shop
10012 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K6
(780) 743-2992

Don’t miss out on the upcoming Sewing Machine Service Clinic at Suzy Q’s Quilt Shop. Visit our website for more information at: or call (780) 743-2992Johnson’s Sewing Center is coming to Suzy Q’s Quilt Shop with a variety of sewing machines for demos and on site purchase! Don’t miss out – come and see the Suzy Q’s Staff and Brad from Johnsons on Saturday November 6th from 10-5 and take a new machine home for yourself or the quilter in your life! No waiting and no freight! (while quantities last)

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Win the opportunity to display your artwork across Canada…

I recently travelled to Edmonton where I noticed a very interesting media space in one of the locations I visited. It held a poster that displayed Canadian artists’ images and I thought that this might be a great opportunity for some of the artists in our region.

ART HERE is a contest run by NEWAD that offers the potential for Canadians to display one of their creations throughout Canada.

For a chance to see your work featured in NEWAD's network, just register on their website and upload the file you want to submit. It is free, open to everyone living in Canada and for any kind of artwork (painting, photo, design, etc.).

For more information, check out the website at:

Frames & More Art Gallery

You are invited to Frames & More Art Gallery
  • Location:   10015 Centennial Drive
  • Date:         October 30th – November 13, 2010
Stop by to see the new works on display in this great locally owned business/gallery.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

McMurray Girl To Launch On Saturday October 16th 2010

It’s a whole-day celebration  9:00 AM- 6:00 PM 
Book your calendars, ladies – McMurray Girl Magazine takes centre stage at Peter Pond Shopping Centre on October 16th. It’s a great day to come for some fun and FREE goodies! Not to mention, be the first to view the MUCH anticipated McMurray Girl Magazine!

There will be fun games running all day, plenty of free giveaways and fabulous prizes from McMurray Girl magazine and it’s partners Mix 103.7 FM will be broadcasting our official unveiling and will help us get the party started with a live broadcast until 1pm!

Throughout the fun-filled day, we will bring the magazine to life with live Demos on stage such as:
10:00 AM: 
  • Chic ‘n easy updo Demo by Stylist Jenni of Spoiled Rotten Beauty Boutique who will then beautify the public with updo styles and bang trims in exchange for donations to the local ‘Kids Forever’ charity.
1:00 PM     
  • Hollywood makeup artist Ashley Almon shares beauty tips ‘n tricks with a LIVE makeover
  • Peter Pond Shopping Centre celebrate their birthday bash. Peter Pond will be providing the cake, face painting and balloons for kids!
2:00 PM    
  • Team Zumba heats up the stage with great music and latin moves – a live Zumba fitness demo!
3:00 PM    
  • Bring the Kids! The HUB will pay us a visit and lead us in children’s songs!

We will also have a colouring contest!Glamorous, fun and above all – your chance to be the first to score a copy of McMurray Girl – this is a can’t-miss McMurray Girl Event!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Unwrap the Research - Comming Soon!

Friday, October 22nd, 2-4 pm

Mtng Rms 1, 2, & 3 (Elements Dining – Keyano College)

Want to learn about conducting community-based research?  Community members are invited to sign up for these interactive introductory workshops, which are being offered in conjunction with the conference "Unwrap the Research” (see To register for one of the three workshops, please email Stacey at by Friday, October 15.  Registration is limited, so sign up soon!

Workshop #1
Assistant Director (Lifelong Learning), Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta
Community-based research & evaluation (CBRE) is becoming an increasingly recognized, interdisciplinary approach to creating and sharing knowledge. This workshop will offer an introduction to CBRE: What is it? How and when to do? We will begin with a discussion of various definitions of CBRE and principles underlying each. We will draw on participants’ experiences and build in time for networking toward potential, future, local CBRE partnerships.

Workshop #2
Carolina Cambre
PhD Student, Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta
This workshop will explore the art/skill of digital storytelling in two parts. In the first part we will discuss the notion of DS as a tool for research, the rules for creating digital stories (when and why to break them),  and what digital stories may be good for in terms of working through some conceptual aspects of this approach. In the second part we will work through our understanding of the DS process through small group activities.

Workshop #3
Daven Seebarran
Executive Director, The Health Promotion Centre – Wood Buffalo HIV AIDS Society
This session will provide participants with some innovative tools and samples of how front-line agencies conduct ethical research to inform programs, determine gaps in services, and produce evidence based approaches.  Participants will learn about surveying techniques, research ethics, and dissemination.

25th Anniversary of the Multicultural Association

Above image taken from the Multicultural Association of Fort McMurray website

Art Submission Deadline Extended to January 5, 2011.

MacDonald Island Park Art Exhibition
Submission deadline extended to January 5, 2011.
The Wood Buffalo Artists Forum announces the extension of the deadline for artists to submit photo’s of their work for the first exhibit at the Mac Island Gallery. The deadline has been moved from September 30, 2010 to the new date of January 5, 2011 because the official opening of the MacDonald Island Park Facility has been delayed until later in January.  
We invite all regional visual artists to prepare original artwork (paintings, collage, photographs, drawings etc.) with the theme: “CELEBRATION!” We look forward to seeing your interpretation of this concept expressed in visual art.
Artists may send digital photographs (jpg or pdf) of their works to: by January 5th. Due to limited space, only one piece per artist will be chosen for this first exhibition.
For information on how to prepare your art for this exhibition please email:
We encourage all levels of artists to participate!

The Wood Buffalo Artist Forum
The Wood Buffalo Artists Forum is a new non-profit community organisation committed to supporting regional visual artists and developing public appreciation of culture through visual arts.