Friday, 28 September 2012

Charities Information Session – October 4, 2012

Community Futures Wood Buffalo together with Canada Revenue Agency will be offering a Charities Information Session to all registered charities in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. This session is an excellent opportunity for your treasurer, new board members, staff members, or volunteers to learn about your charity’s legal obligations.

The followed topics will be presented:

· Gifting and receipting
· Gifting to other organizations
· Maintaining direction and control of resources
· Keeping books and records
· Filing the Registered Charity Information Return (T3010)
· Revised fundraising guidance
· Alberta Provincial Presentation

Canada Revenue Agency does not charge for this information session. However, organizations who host the events are allowed to charge a fee to cover the cost of hosting. Community Futures Wood Buffalo will charge of $20.00 which includes continental breakfast and coffee break. Space for the event has been contributed by Golden Years Society.

Register through Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4410162916/es2?rank=3

Paulina O'Connor, HBCom, CGA
Community Resource Officer - Not for Profit Sector
Community Futures Wood Buffalo
T:  780-791-0330
M: 780-370-4436
F:  780-791-0086

Alberta Culture Days 2012 - Sunday Schedule

Wood Buffalo: Where the World Meets!
www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culturedays


Sunday September 30, 2012: 

World Meets in Wood Buffalo Encore closing celebration
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts
(at Holy Trinity High School – Timberlea)
FREE! 
http://culturedays2012ymm.eventbrite.com/ 

Another chance to see the highly anticipated dance extravaganza 

The local dance schools are coming together on stage to present a show that truly reflects the cultural diversity of the community through music and dance. 

Belly Dance Academy Karen Savoie, Latinos Association, Fort McMurray Highland Dancers, Nrityalaya School of Indian Dance, the Brady Academy of Irish Dance, Fort McMurray Avrora Dancers




For more information about Alberta Culture Days 2012 Activities in Wood Buffalo, please visit: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culturedays

Alberta Culture Days 2012 - Saturday Schedule

Wood Buffalo: Where the World Meets!

Saturday September 29, 2012:

Alberta Culture Days at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre
10:00am - 4:30pm
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
FREE!

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre, in collaboration with the Wood Buffalo Arts and Crafts Guild and the Full Moon Cafe, celebrates Alberta Culture Days with a display of local art exhibits, musical entertainment, and hands-on Discovery lab activities for the whole family.  The Centre is also proud to present the School of Song who will be offering music workshops like the Community Song Circle and jam sessions throughout the day! 

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre will be offering free admission for Alberta Culture Days; Friday Sept 28- Sunday Sept 30.


Kids 4 Ever
10:00am - 4:00pm
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
FREE!
Group painting with the Wood Buffalo Arts and Crafts Guild; paint on canvases at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre.  Once the art pieces are complete, the canvases will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Kids4Ever organization. 

Between Lights and shadows
11:30am – 2:30pm
Fort McMurray Public Library (Main Floor)
FREE!
The MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery in collaboration with the Fort McMurray Public Library and the Wood Buffalo Artists Forum would like to celebrate Alberta Culture Days.   The art gallery is offering children’s workshops exploring and combining story-telling, visual art and performance.  The event takes place on the main floor of the Fort McMurray Public Library.

Workshop I: (11:30am) Sand Animation- After viewing a projection of a Sand Animation Performance, children will explore different media such as Chinese Ink, charcoal and acrylic.                                             
Workshop II: (1:00pm) Shadow Puppets - Participants will create their own shadow puppet bringing them to life using light and shadow. Special guest: Jane Leavitt (Theatre instructor at Keyano College).


Keyano Theatre presents:  “3 Play”.  
Three one act plays presented by Fort McMurray’s own talent.
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
There is a minimal cost for this event.

Play #1 Anasula - Performed and Created by Patti Dwyer, Directed by Julie Funk. A one-woman show, Anasula is about a seven-year old girl named Tommy trying to understand where her Mother went when she passed away. Tommy has an unusual imaginary friend named Zoe. She lives in another realm and speaks only Ojibwe, Sanskrit and the magic language of Falsana. Tommy's Mother lives in this realm with Zoe. The journey of this charming little girl is funny, touching and magical.

Play #2 Eye Flower Production presents: Five ways to Break a Woman’s Heart - directed by Shauna Lee Allan, written by Michael Beamish is about a Mother and Daughter relationship suffering from a canyon of a generation gap. Will Brenda and Wendy ever find a common ground? Will either of them find love in the turbulent world of mischief men?  

Play #3 Eye Flower Production presents:Mac Attack - a new play written by Michael Beamish. "Mac Attack" enters the paranoid world of Teevo, a Haul Truck Operator from Fort Mac and his buddy, Darrell, whose conspiracy theories have forecast WW3, nuclear warfare and the end of life as we know it. Fearing their ultimate doom, they have bunkered down in Teevo's bomb shelter and with a 100 year supply of wieners, beans and beer the two friends will build a new society...

For more information about Alberta Culture Days 2012 activities in Wood Buffalo, please visit: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culturedays

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Fund Developer and Event Coordinator position


The Centre of Hope is hiring;

Are you a team player who is passionate about helping non-profit organizations grow and develop? This Fort McMurray charity requires the support of a confident donor-relations professional who excels in event planning and sponsorship development. The Fund Developer & Event Coordinator will assist the organization in cultivating and growing crucial relationships with major donors, sponsors and friends as they work toward a campaign goal. As well as execute the resource development strategy of the organization, appealing to individuals and businesses throughout the community for funds.

What you will do:
• Develop sponsorship opportunities, new donor prospects and fundraising initiatives
• Establish communication and relationships with potential sponsors and donors
• Maintain relationships with current donors and sponsors
• Plan and manage internal and external fundraising events (about 5 per year)
• Attend networking events, including lunches and conferences
• Maintain and expand donor database
• Serve as spokesperson for the organization, where appropriate

Must haves:
• 1-5 years of experience in the non-profit sector or with event planning and/or sales
• Passion for non-profit sector
• Excellent communication skills
• Confidence to ask for donations and sponsorships
• Strong computer skills
• Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as required for events.
Please send Resumes to:
Amanda Holloway
Executive Director
Centre of Hope
amanda@fmcentreofhope.com

Alberta Culture Days 2012 - Friday Event Schedule

Wood Buffalo: Where the World Meets!



Friday September 28 Events:

Wood Buffalo: Where The World Meets    
Time:  8:00PM  – 10:00PM  (doors open at 7:30PM)
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School (Timberlea)
Free!
The local dance schools are coming together on stage to present a show that truly reflects the cultural diversity of the community through music and dance. Belly Dance Academy Karen Savoie, Latinos Association, Fort McMurray Highland Dancers, Nrityalaya School of Indian Dance, The Brady Academy of Irish Dance, Fort McMurray Avrora Dancers.  This event will take place at Holy Trinity High School and is free.


Making Masks with Canadian Mental Health Association – Invitation Only
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Making masks with the clients of the Canadian Mental Health Association in partnership with the Wood Buffalo Arts and Crafts Guild.


NorthWord’s Issue #7 launch and Words on Fire Poetry Contest.
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School (Timberlea)
Free!
Join NorthWord for the launch of Issue # 7 of NorthWord's Literary Magazine, with the theme of Fire during Alberta Culture Days.  The party will take place at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School.  It will include a poetry contest and is a free event

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Between Lights and Shadows - Alberta Culture Days 2012


Between Lights and shadows
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm 
Fort McMurray Public Library
FREE!

The MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery in collaboration with the Fort McMurray Public Library and the Wood Buffalo Artists Forum would like to celebrate Alberta Culture Days. The art gallery is offering children’s workshops exploring and combining story-telling, visual art and performance. The event takes place on the main floor of the Fort McMurray Public Library.

Workshop I: 11:30am Sand Animation
After viewing a projection of a Sand Animation Performance, children will explore different media such as Chinese Ink, charcoal and acrylic.

Workshop II: 1:00pm Shadow Puppets
 Participants will create their own shadow puppet bringing them to life using light and shadow. Special guest: Jane Leavitt (Theatre instructor at Keyano College).

For more information about Alberta Culture Days 2012 activities in Wood Buffalo, please visit: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culturedays

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Schools Out! Music & Dance for Youth, by Youth

Schools Out!

Music & dance for Youth, by Youth, in Timberlea Community Park (next to Holy Trinity High School) this Thursday, September27, 2012 - 3pm - 9pm, FREE.

Let's celebrate Alberta Culture Days!


http://www.facebook.com/#!/eventswoodbuffalo

NorthWord’s Issue #7 launch and Words on Fire Poetry Contest.

Alberta Culture Days 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
5:00pm - 7:30pm 
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School (Timberlea)

Join Northword for the launch of Issue # 7 of Northwords Literary Magazine, with the theme of Fire during Alberta Culture Days. The party will take place at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School. It will include a poetry contest and is a free event

http://www.facebook.com/#!/NorthWord



Monday, 24 September 2012

Syncrude Arts Alive presents Matt Andersen

Blues Music
Get Involved with the Music 


From the shores of the East Coast returns acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen! A blues performer at heart, Matt's passion and richness abound in his performance as he takes the audience to the soul of music.

Wednesday, September 26 at 8pm

All Seats: $43

Also, take advantage of our Syncrude Arts Alive Music Lover's Package: Matt Anderson, David James and Big River, and The Contenders - $105/person


Keyano Box Office is open Monday to Wednesday 12:30 pm to 4 pm, Thursday and Friday 12:30pm to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm and an hour before a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call the box office at 780-791-4990 or buy online at www.keyano.ca/theatre

Stay in touch with the arts at Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre. LIKE us on FACEBOOK and FOLLOW us on TWITTER
Real people – stories – performances at your fingertips. 

Alberta Culture Days 2012 - Wednesday and Thursday Schedule

Wood Buffalo: Where the World Meets!

Wednesday September 26:
Our Perspective: - Private
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Individual canvases based on the seven aboriginal sacred laws at Father Turcotte School with Alyissa Grant Mayers. Presented by Wood Buffalo Arts and Crafts Guild.

Where are you from?  - Private
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 12:00am - 1:00pm
The creation of a Graffiti Wall in the Father Turcotte School gym.  Students will express and draw “where they are from” using chalk and graffiti-style art. Presented by Wood Buffalo Arts and Crafts Guild.


Thursday September 27:
Schools Out
Date:  September 27
Time:  3:00-9:00pm
An evening of music and dance by the Youth for the youth, live in Timberlea Community Park next to the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School.









For more information about Alberta Culture Days 2012 activities in Wood Buffalo, please visit: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culturedays

Alberta's Historic Places Blog - RETROactive

RETROactive is the the official blog of Alberta’s Historic Places Stewardship Section

The Historic Places Stewardship Section manages Alberta’s programs for the protection and conservation of historic places. Through the following programs, Alberta’s heritage is managed for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Visit this blog to learn about some of the great historical areas and happenings in Alberta. From high profile Albertans and iconic structures, to historical pathways and heritage resources, RETROactive highlights all of the great historic stories in our Province.


"Those who are unaware of history are destined to repeat it."
                                                                                  -George Santayana-

Friday, 21 September 2012

Media Conference to announce Alberta Culture Days 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY

What: Media conference to announce the fifth annual Alberta Culture Days taking place September 28 – 30 across the province. Earlier this year, Fort McMurray was selected to be an Alberta Culture Days Feature Celebration Site.  Alberta Culture Days offers art and culture focused activities, music, live theatre, and dance performances at venues throughout Fort McMurray showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of this region.

Who: David Whitelock Executive Director, Events Wood Buffalo Alan Roberts Director, Keyano Theatre Melissa Blake Mayor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Heather Klimchuk Alberta Minister of Culture

When: Monday, September 24, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Foyer, Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre

For more information or to RSVP, please contact: 
Brea Burton
Marketing & Communications
Events Wood Buffalo
Ph. 780-791-1600
bburton@eventswoodbuffalo.com


Ghost River Theatre seeks General Manager


Ghost River Theatre, a Calgary-based dynamic, innovative devised creation company is seeking a full-time General Manager. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Eric Rose and David van Belle, the company creates and tours new, highly theatrical work.

The General Manager collaborates with Co-Artistic Directors on short and long-term planning and is responsible for providing structural, administrative and financial leadership for the company. The General Manager’s duties include but are not limited to the tasks listed below:

  • the administration of our season: this could be as large as one or two full productions, a touring show, a creation workshop and various educational events
  • financial management: building and administrating the season and project budgets
  • fundraising (in cooperation with the Board of Directors), grant writing and liaising with funding agencies
  • producing:  overseeing marketing and the promotion of the company, its shows, tours and ancillary events, including management of contract workers
  • human resources: contracting artists, production and administrative personnel
  • Board and community liaison, strategic and long-term planning

The candidate should be a highly skilled manager with a minimum of five years of experience in theatre administration, should be very organized, should have excellent written and oral communication skills, should be proficient with standard computer software (Word, Excel, etc.), should have strong document management skills, should be able to manage the needs of a small but decidedly ambitious theatre company and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Beyond that, however:  we are looking for someone to inspire us with an administrative vision for the company that will allow our excellent work to be sustainable and to flourish.  We are a small but very ambitious theatre company that wants to exponentially grow its work in the next five years, increasing our national and international profile while simultaneously increasing our capacity to make and disseminate exhilarating new theatrical work.

Salary range--$37,000-$40,500 annually, depending on experience and skill set.

Please send your resume, contact information for two references, and a letter of interest to erose@ghostrivertheatre.com. Position begins January 15, 2013. 

Deadline for applications:  October 15, 2012.  Please be advised that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on Ghost River Theatre, please visit www.ghostrivertheatre.com
Facebook:  facebook.com/GhostRiverTheatre       Twitter:  twitter.com/GhostRiver

Information found in this posting was retrieved from the AFA Newswire - September 12, 2012

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Share your volunteer spirit! Help not-for-profit organizations


Alberta’s Board Development Program is seeking volunteers to train as workshop instructors.  Successful applicants receive specialized training in board governance and are expected to conduct 10 workshops with boards of not-for-profit organizations over a period of 2-1/2 years.  Travel expenses are covered.

Preferred applicants: Those who have experience in the not-for-profit sector as board members or senior staff, and a background in facilitating adult groups.

To receive an application package:  In Edmonton, call: 780-427-2001
Outside Edmonton: toll free 310-0000, then 780-427-2001

Application deadline: September 28, 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Keyano College Lecture Series 2012/2013 - Conformal Gravity: Has Einstein's Dream Been Realized?



September 21, 2012 at 8 pm in the Recital Theatre (Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre) 

Conformal Gravity: Has Einstein’s Dream Been Realized?
Lecture by Jean-Pierre De Villiers 

You may have heard of superstrings, a model that promises to unify all the fundamental forces of nature, but have you heard of conformal gravity? This new approach to gravity holds out great promise as a framework for reconciling the quantum and classical world view of physics. This talk summarizes recent developments in the field and explores whether or not the quest begun by Einstein has been realized. 

Weather permitting, there will be an astronomical viewing following the event. We serve refreshments after the presentation, which offers guests a chance to meet and chat with our professors. 

Contact Alanna.Bottrell@keyano.ca for more information about this lecture and future lecture topics.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series Facebook Contest:

September 2012

Greetings!

Do you want to meet other women in your community? Learn career tips from a successful, woman leader? Hear inspirational stories about Canadian women excelling in their fields and contributing to their communities? 

These are all reasons people have enjoyed our past speaker events and is what we strive to continue bringing to the Fort McMurray community. You can ENTER TO WIN  2 tickets to our first speaker event or a new accessory for your wardrobe from Drop Dead Darlings by entering before September 18 at midnight.

Our first speaker is Karmen Masson, Founder of Suit Yourself. 

Karmen Masson left her law career behind and turned her passion for helping others into a not- for -profit business.  Originally housed in her parent’s 90 year old basement apartment, Suit Yourself provides clothing and accessories for free to disadvantaged women entering the workforce.  From its humble beginnings, Suit Yourself  now has its office in Little Italy in Edmonton  and has outfitted over 1400 women. 

Karmen will share her insights of how to use your passion to transform lives, and create synergy within the community while leading and inspiring success.
During Karmen’s speaker event, we will be asking the audience to bring gently used accessories and lingerie to donate to Suit Yourself.

When
Friday September 21, 2012
from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM 

Where
MacDonald Island Park
Miskanaw Room
151 MacDonald Drive
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 5C5
(780)791-0070
www.macdonaldisland.ca/meetings-events/tickets




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World Meets in Wood Buffalo - A Cultural Dance Performance

Alberta Culture Days 2012

When


Friday - 8:00 pm September 28 – Adult performers
Sunday - 2:00 pm, September 30‐ matinee (kids)

Where:Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School (Timberlea)

Cost: FREE

Contact: Mary Thomas

Email: mthere@gmail.com


Dancers from various local schools of Fort McMurray have come together to bring you a show that exemplifies the cultural diversity of our community - Belly Dance Academy Karen Savoie, Latinos Association, Fort McMurray Highland Dancers, Nrityalaya School of Indian Dance, the Brady Academy of Irish Dance, Fort McMurray Aurora Dancers. The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity High School and the province have collaborated with the cultural community to bring it to the public free of charge.


Organizer: Culture Network’s Alberta Culture Days performing group task force



Vibrant Culture Summit



  • September 20, 2012
  • 9:00-4:30pm
  • Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Fireside Room at MacDonald Island


On September 20, you are invited to the Vibrant Culture Summit.  The summit is designed to provide information, networking and capacity building on our cultural community through expert panels, and discussion sessions. The day consists of; a keynote presentation provided by Gord Hume who is considered to be one of Canada’s leading voices in Creative Cultural Communities, three panel discussions that focus on the City Centre Action Redevelopment Plan, Arts Council Wood Buffalo and Heritage Conservation as well as round table discussions in the afternoon.  The Summit is free to attend.

For information or to REGISTER, please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culturesummit

Monday, 17 September 2012

CHOICES fundraiser - win a Danielle Lorange Print

Good Morning 

We at CHOICES are currently doing a fundraiser and we only have three days left to sell our tickets, your help would greatly appreciated if you are able to help us to reach our goal of selling all 300 tickets, we are only half way there! 

Should you want to purchase tickets you may pick them up here at the office from 8:30am -4:30 pm or we can stop by your place of work! 




Danielle Lorange Print #245 of 250, Signed  -  Valued at $ 900 


   $ 10 ticket

Draw Date September 20, 2012 @ MacDoanld Island Park 
300 Tickets Printed  - Licence # 341019
Must be 18 years of age to purchase a ticket




Thanks

Allison Pardy 

Executive Director 
T: 780-791-3009 
C: 780-742-1004 
F: 780-791-7506 
allisonp@choicesfortmcmurray.ca 
www.choicesfortmcmurray.ca

HUB Family Resource Centre 2012 Annual General Meeting


Good Afternoon,

The HUB Family Resource Centre will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at The HUB in Timberlea at 8:00am.  

Thank you,
Jillian Smith
Director of Community Development
The HUB Family Resource Centre
P. 780.791.7110 ext. 1
C. 587.645.1465


Keyano College Lecture Series 2012/2013

The Keyano College Lecture Series is open to the public. It’s a free event, featuring fascinating presentations from our University Studies instructors.

All presentations take place at 8 pm, at the Recital Theatre (Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre). We serve refreshments after the presentation, which offers guests a chance to meet and chat with our professors.




Alanna Bottrell  
Marketing Coordinator
Continuing Education & Corporate Training
__________________________
Keyano College
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 2H7
Ph. (780) 792-5744
Fax. (780) 791-4914

Friday, 14 September 2012

Social Policy Framework general invite




September 24, 2012 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Golden Years' Society
10111 Main Street, Fort McMurray
Northeast Child & Family Services Authority Board
For information call: 780-743-7452

We are writing on behalf of the Board of the Northeast Alberta Child and Family Services Authority to invite you to participate in a community discussion on the development of the governments’ social policy framework.

Your input is needed to help create a social policy framework that will guide the future of Alberta’s social policies and programs. Social policy is about how individuals, communities and government come together to address social challenges, create conditions for the well-being of Albertans, and support people who need help to meet their own needs.

Participate in the Speak. Share. Thrive. interactive public engagement and share your ideas about how we can meet our needs and aspirations in areas like housing, employment, safety and security, and childcare.

The social policy framework will provide direction for how communities, business, governments, non-profit organizations and others work together to give all Albertans the opportunity to live in dignity and contribute to society. It will also help guide discussions about the Premier's commitment to eliminate child poverty and reduce overall poverty in Alberta.

You may also visit socialpolicy.alberta.ca to join this important conversation: type your ideas in the wiki, take the survey, respond to a blog, or take part in a discussion in your community.

Please feel free to distribute this letter to your staff, colleagues or network contacts who may be interested in attending the community discussion.

The Northeast Child and Family Services Authority is hosting a discussion session to hear your ideas for the social policy framework. Please join us on September 24 at the Golden Years’ Society building located at 10111 Main Street, Fort McMurray from nine am to eleven am. Please RSVP to Cindy Samson by telephone at 780-743-7452 or by email at cindy.samson@gov.ab.ca.

Yours truly,

Tracy McKinnon
Julia Cardinal


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Wanted: Graffiti Wipe Out Event - Volunteers needed!

On Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, the RMWB Beautification team will be holding a Graffiti Wipe Out event.

What: Paint over an area which is highly tagged with graffiti
Where: Underneath the bridge across the highway from Grayling Terrace
When: Saturday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

***Volunteers will also be invited to a lunch, provided by us, after the event.***

Mature youth and children are welcome to join; however, anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any questions or would like to register for this event, please contact us at 780-799-7479!

Nominations for 2012 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards close September 25


Nominate an outstanding volunteer today!

With the deadline for nominations fast approaching, Albertans are encouraged to help honour exceptional volunteers by submitting their names for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards.

The awards will be handed out at the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards gala ceremony on International Volunteer Day, December 5.

For more information, please visit www.culture.alberta.ca/voluntarysector/stars

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Full Moon Café – 2012/2013


Our 9th Season!

All FMCs are held at the Waterways Community Hall and start at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

All ages. All talents. Coffee House Atmosphere.

2012/2013 Schedule:


Sat. September 22

Sat. September 29th at Oilsands Discovery Centre: School Of Song.
 - Songcrafting workshops. 10 am to 4 pm.

 - Bring an instrument, a copy of a song you are writing, and your sense of fun. Alberta songwriters will tutor you and give you songwriting tips.

Sat. October 20

Sat. November 17

Sat. January 19

Hometown: the Musical February 14*, 15**, 16***, 20, 21, 22, 23***, 2013 @ 8pm Keyano Theatre.
 - Preview **- Reception Night and Kitchen Party hosted by Full Moon Cafe ***2pm Matinee plus 8pm show

Sat. February 16

WinterPLAY 2013 Details TBA

Sat. March 23

Sat. April 20

Sat. May 18

--

Health, hope and happiness.
the Full Moon Cafe


To learn more about the Full Moon Cafe, visit: http://fullmooncaf.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Vibrant Culture Summit



  • September 20, 2012
  • 9:00-4:30pm
  • Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Fireside Room at MacDonald Island

On September 20, you are invited to the Vibrant Culture Summit.  The summit is designed to provide information, networking and capacity building on our cultural community through expert panels, and discussion sessions. The day consists of; a keynote presentation provided by Gord Hume who is considered to be one of Canada’s leading voices in Creative Cultural Communities, three panel discussions that focus on the City Centre Action Redevelopment Plan, Arts Council Wood Buffalo and Heritage Conservation as well as round table discussions in the afternoon.  The Summit is free to attend.

For information or to REGISTER, please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culturesummit




Monday, 10 September 2012

Artist in Residency – ‘Olio’ Opening


Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening of ‘Olio’ on Thursday, September 6.  There was a wonderful turnout and tremendous support for the 2012 Artist in Residency artists and program.

Congratulations to the artists Lucie Bause, Mandy Espezel, Judi Pennanen, Emily Zielke, Alisdair MacRae, and Janet Dean Procure on the success of your residency.

‘Olio’ will be running at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery until September 30.  Please stop by to enjoy the wonderful pieces.

For more information, please visit: www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/artist

Below are some photos from the event:








FMPL Radical Reels - Tickets on Sale September 17, 2012!

When: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30pm
Where: Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts
Tickets: $20 Tickets go on sale September 17, 2012 at the library and Holy Trinity box office.
For more info, contact Nicole at 780-792-5138.

Hosted by:

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Presented by:

Friday, 7 September 2012

Simultaneous Chess Exhibition - Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray Chess Club and the Fort McMurray Public Library present the first Fort McMurray Simultaneous Chess Exhibition on September 15, 2012 from 9am-2pm.

Marc Sicotte, expert, will be playing simultaneously against up to 30 chess players!

Chess players of all ages and levels are invited to try to win a game against Marc! To register, call Jina at 780-715-9332 or email fmchessclub@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Vibrant Culture Summit



  • September 20, 2012
  • 9:00-4:30pm
  • Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Fireside Room at MacDonald Island


On September 20, you are invited to the Vibrant Culture Summit.  The summit is designed to provide information, networking and capacity building on our cultural community through expert panels, and discussion sessions. The day consists of; a keynote presentation provided by Gord Hume who is considered to be one of Canada’s leading voices in Creative Cultural Communities, three panel discussions that focus on the City Centre Action Redevelopment Plan, Arts Council Wood Buffalo and Heritage Conservation as well as round table discussions in the afternoon.  The Summit is free to attend.

For information or to REGISTER, please visit www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/culturesummit

Artist in Residency Group Exhibit Opening - 'Olio'

You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of a group exhibition showcasing the six participants of the Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency Program (AIR).

‘Olio’

Artists:
            Alisdair MacRae
            Emily Zielke
            Janet Procure
            Judi Pennanen
            Lucie Bause
            Mandy Espezel

Location: MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery
Date: Thursday September 6th, 2012
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


The opening is a great chance to meet the artists who have been involved in the AIR program, and to show your support for the arts.The AIR program’s purpose was to provide emerging and mid-career artists with a collaborative environment in which to create works of visual art. This residency focused on contemporary art within the context of Wood Buffalo and Canada. The AIR program provided participants with dedicated studio space with no associated fee, along with other professional development opportunities.

For more information about the exhibit or the AIR program, please visit the Municipal webpage:

Please join us to partake in and enjoy art that was created right here in our region.


Sincerely,


Alisdair, Emily, Janet, Judi, Lucie and Mandy.
The Participants of the 2012 Artist in Residency Program


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Heritage Canada Foundation National Heritage Summit


Heritage Canada Foundation will be hosting its 39th annual national conference 
Heritage Conservation in Canada:  What’s Working? And What Needs to Change?


The Summit is In cooperation with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP|ACECP), Canadian Forum for Public Research on Heritage, and the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage. Contributing organizations: Héritage Montreal; Fédération Histoire Québec; ICOMOS Canada.

The Summit takes place in Montreal, Quebec, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel from October 11-13, 2012.  

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Mark Kingwell - renowned Canadian writer and thinker on our culture of disposability, the political dimensions of “heritage,” and what it will take for heritage conservation to hit the mainstream.

Don’t miss a high-powered panel on new directions for the heritage movement in the era of “small government” – Dinu Bumbaru (Héritage Montréal), Julian Smith (Willowbank School of Restoration Arts), and Stephen Hazell (former Executive Director, Sierra Club of Canada).

Make your voice heard at facilitated sessions to develop a National Action Plan for the Canadian heritage conservation sector.

Participate in dynamic Pecha Kucha-style sessions with leading-edge thinkers exploring the future of the heritage movement in Canada.

Earn Professional Learning Credits from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)

Meet and network with heritage advocates and architects, municipal planners, developers, public policy makers, elected officials and property owners from across Canada.

Questions? Email conference@heritagecanada.org, or call 1-866-964-1066 ext. 227
For program details or to register, visit www.heritagecanada.org