Friday, 29 March 2013

2013 Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency - Reminder Call

The Wood Buffalo AIR program is currently calling artists to submit their application to participate in the 2013 program.

Application Deadline: 4:00 pm on Friday April 12, 2013

Visit: for details!

Please click on the link to view the Call to Artists for each studio location:

For more information, contact: 
Brandi Gartner Culture Coordinator
T: 780.743.7994

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Words in Motion 2013 - Feature Poem of the Day

Under Canvas

Dirt smeared feet hastily washed in a nearby creek
scissor against the slickness of nylon.
Cold ground seeps
through sleeping bags cast upon a tarp,
claims treasured heat collected from the afternoon sun. Draws into
the stretched night air stories of the day. Hands flutter. Sun speckled
and worm‐knobbed they take flight: butterfly, then long‐necked swan
followed by inchworm take centre stage
against the stained canvas walls. Mosquitoes compete
as Noseeums torch untucked skin. Coyotes yip —refuse sleep,
and crickets friction their dry songs. Cocooned in your nearness,
jumbled limbs stilled, laughter softens into giggles and eyes flutter
behind paper lids.

by Cathy Yard

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Frames & More Upcoming Art Exhibition

The Gallery at Frames & More is hosting a new art exhibition in April 2013.

Featuring the work of Bill Martin and Carey Nash.

Stop by the space to see this new exhibit and to enjoy all of the wonderful pieces on display.

The show will be running April 13 - 26, 2013. 

Gallery at Frames & More 
B3 10015 Centennial Drive
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 1X8

Dancing with the Stars 2013 Seeking Volunteers

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Heritage Park 3rd Annual Giant Easter Egg Hung

FMPL Wednesday Night Art - Final March Gathering

Wednesday Night Art is geared for creative individuals or those who wish to become more creative. This fun and informative program will run for a limited time from January through March.

These FREE drop–in sessions are open to everyone age 8 to adult, with all supplies provided.

March 27 – Mixed media: gel medium transfers, the ultimate creative experiment

Monday, 25 March 2013

Changes to the schedule for March & April 2013 Belly Dance Classes

BDAKS Studio 2013 Spring Session 
(Registration deposit required - places are limited) 

Please note changes to start date and classes 
Contact Karen for more information 

Saturday April 6, 2013 
1:00PM to 2:00PM Beginner Class (10 week program) **New** 

Monday April 8, 2013  
6:00 to 6:45 - Little Princess(10 week program) $180 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 
6:30PM to 7:30PM - Beginner 2 Class (12 week program) 

Tuesday, April 9 2013 
8:00PM to 9:00PM - Cabaret (12 week program) 

Wednesday April 3, 2013 
6:30PM to 7:30PM - Beginner Class (10 week program) **New** 

Wednesday April 17, 2013 
8:00PM to 9:00PM Cabaret Intermediate (12 week program) 

Thursday, April 18, 2013 
6:00PM to 6:45PM - Little Princess beginner (8 week program) **New** 
8:00PM to 9:00PM - Sword (12 week program) 

**New**Beginner Classes is for 10 weeks once a week, program cost $210.00 including music CD and gst. Registration deposit ($50.00) is required classes space is limited. 

All continuing classes run for 12 weeks once a week, program cost $250.00 including music CD and gst. 

Registration deposit ($50.00) is required classes space is limited. Deposit can be made in person EMT or Paypal 

Cost for Little Princess 6-12 
Little princess class Belly Dance introduction is an 8 week program and the cost is $150 including taxes and Music CD used in class. Continuing classes are for 10 weeks and the cost is $180 

For more information, please contact: 

Karen Savoie 
9,Harris Crescent 
Fort McMurray AB T9H1N3 

Friday, 22 March 2013

Alberta Board Development Program - Great Resources for Boards

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Often, we are asked to assist with the development of a board or committee, or to offer guidance in create a more effective committee.  The Government of Alberta Culture Ministry's Board Development Program is an excellent resource for local boards who are seeking to enhance their structure and development.

The Board Development Program offers workshops, guidance and resources.  You can access their services by visiting  

In particular, their information bulletins are filled with tangible bits of advice for issues effecting boards and committees.

Board Development Program Information Bulletins The Board Development Program publishes information bulletins on a variety of board-related issues. Each of the information bulletins published covers a special topic area that is relevant for not-for-profit board members and senior staff seeking information about improving skills and gaining knowledge in the area of governance. The information provided in each information bulletin, including contact names and number, has been reviewed for currency.

check out a list of their bulletins by visiting:

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Beach Boys Live in Fort McMurray

Suncor Community Leisure Centre, MacDonald Island Park
Saturday May 4, 2013

Gate Opens at 6:30 pm

Tickets on sale February 21, 2013 at 10:00 am.
Suncor Community Leisure Centre Box Office Closes at 8:30 pm

GA: $59 plus fees/GST
Front Row Seating: $69 plus fees/GST
Club: $79 plus fees/GST

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they have had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt. 

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. 

Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. They were center-stage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty’s 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl and the White House. On one day alone—July 4, 1985—they played to nearly 2 million fans at shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D. C. 

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tiff Film Circuit - Reel Performances Special Presentation

Thursday, March 21, 2013 
Keyano Theatre 

The Lesser Blessed: 
The Lesser Blessed follows a teenage metalhead living in a remote community in the Northwest Territories who is grappling with the challenges of adolescence in this affecting adaption of the critically acclaimed novel by Richard Van Camp.

... Richard Van Camp will be introducing the film and talk about how they found Joel Evans ("Larry") and how things changed for all of them once Benjamin Bratt signed on.

Chasing Ice: 
Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photojournalist James Balog as he struggles to bring dramatic visual evidence of climate change in the Arctic to the attention of the world. As the climate change debate continues to polarize America and natural disasters around the world intensify exponentially, Balog finds himself at the centre of a maelstrom and near the end of his tether, struggling to make the world see what he has seen with his own (camera) eye. Featuring stunning cinematography and privileged views of some never-before-seen areas of the Arctic, Chasing Ice is an engrossing chronicle of one man's quest to reveal crucial evidence about the damage we have wrought to our carbon-powered planet 

For ticket information, contact: 

Keyano Box Office 
Tel: 780- 791-4990 
Fax: 780- 792-2683

RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2013 Call for Submissions

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, RBC will award $115,000 in total prize money. The National Winner and two Honourable Mentions will each receive a purchase prize of $25,000 and $15,000 respectively and these works will become part of the RBC corporate art collection. Additionally, the other 12 finalists will each be awarded $5,000 in recognition of the 15th anniversary.

Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, is a unique initiative to help nurture and support promising new artists in the early stages of their careers; a time when they need both recognition and financial support. 

The finalists will be announced June 14, 2013 and the RBC Canadian Painting Competition winners revealed at a gala event at the National Gallery in Ottawa on October 2, 2013.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. EST

For more information and to enter, visit

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Full Moon Cafe Welcomes Spring!

Get into the swing of spring with us. Our next Full Moon Cafe will welcome in Spring!

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Sing About Spring, share a poem! Bring a print or a photograph to share.
Waterways Community Hall 7:30 pm
All ages. All talents. Coffee House Atmosphere.

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.

A reminder that our web page is:

Future Dates: 
Sat. April 20
Sat. May 18
June Bash- Details TBA

Health, hope and happiness.

Full Moon Cafe

Dancing with the Stars Wood Buffalo 2013

Saturday, April 12, 2013
Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre

Doors Open at 6:30pm
Program Begins at 7:00pm

Tickets: $175 (tables available)


Monday, 18 March 2013

New Music Program: Project Funding 2013

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The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.

1 April
If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.  Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed information.

Program Description
The New Music Program: Project Funding provides financial assistance to professional Canadian ensembles, performing groups, soloists, producers, presenters and non-profit organizations devoted to the development and presentation of new music in public venues and before a live audience.
Eligible forms of new music are not defined by specific aesthetic categories, but all applicants should be aware that the nature of the program is to support groundbreaking musical creation in a diversity of innovative approaches, as well as risk-taking in the overall development of the art form.

Some of the common forms of new music include (but are not limited to) the following:
_        contemporary classical
_        musique actuelle
_        free improvisation
_        electroacoustic / acousmatic
_        audio art / sound art
_        sound installation
_        turntable art

This program offers assistance through four components assessed jointly:
Standard Project Grants
Special Project Grants
Solo Project Grants
Music in Alternative Spaces Grants

The New Music Program: Project Funding contributes to specific costs related to particular programs, events or special initiatives proposed by applicants. A project is defined as a specific and concentrated event or activity - taking place in a short, limited period - with a clearly delineated budget.

Eligible applicants
Professional Canadian ensembles, performing groups, collectives, soloists, producers, curators, presenters and non-profit organizations devoted to the development of new music and its presentation are eligible to apply for support. The music must be presented before live audiences in public venues, and all events supported through this program must be ticketed.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Eligible projects include:
self-produced events in the applicant's city or town of residence. Self-produced means that the applicant truly acts as the programmer of the event and is mainly responsible for the operational framework of the presentation (co-productions are eligible if they meet this specific definition)
or ensembles or performing groups, rehearsals in preparation for a particular event, as well as rehearsals to incorporate new works into their repertoire
Applicants must also refer to the specific component guidelines for additional eligibility information.

Grant Amount
Project funding is available annually and each request is subject to peer committee assessment. Recurring support is not guaranteed every year.
There are limited funds available for this program, and each component offers a maximum of $20,000.

Grants from this program may cover specific artistic, production and promotional costs. They may not be used to support the applicant’s organizational structure or overall activities.

Further Information
Jeff Morton
Music Section
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON  K1P 5V8
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or (613) 566-4414, ext. 5111
TTY : 1-866-585-5559

Petronel Malan In Concert

Three time Grammy Nominee
“Formidable..Dizzying..Magical,” reviewer Harris Goldsmith, New York 

Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:30 pm 
Suncor Centre for the Performing Arts 
Holy Trinity High School - 230 Powder Drive in Timberlea 

Tickets available from Campbell’s Music, 
Your Local Music Teacher, At the Door 
Adults - $30 Youth (18+under) & Senior (65+over) - $15 

Presented by: 
Fort McMurray Music Teachers’ Association 
Contact: Rosemarie @ 780-791-0473

Ethno-Cultural Community Focus Group Invitation

I would like to invite you to participate in our ethno-cultural community Focus Group on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.  It will be help at YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services location at 201-10011 Franklin Ave

If you know any ethno-cultural community leader or someone from your own community member, please let us know so that we can reach them for the focus group.  We would like to know their experience with our services  if they have received any; if not, then it will be a good opportunity for them to know what we can offer for their community.  Their thoughts and suggestions are important for us and will help us to reach people who are not aware of our programs.  Their feedback will also help us to improve our service delivery mechanism.

Hope to see you there.


Vera Fustic 
YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services
Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2K7
Phone 780-743-2970   

Friday, 15 March 2013

Harmony Night Banquet

The second "Harmony Night Banquet" commemorating the International Day for The Elimination of Racial Discrimination, themed: "Diversity - A catalyst for Development".  

This event is hosted by the Multicultural Association in partnership with Fort McMurray African Canadian Association and Victim Services. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 
6:30- 8:30 pm 
MacDonald Island (Fire Side Room)
Please note that the dress code is formal. 

Kindly RSVP to:
     or call 780-838-8177/ 780-791-5186 by Monday, March 18, 2013.

     (Space is limited, so please RSVP)

INTERCULTUREL EXCHANGE: Intercultural exchanging day of COTE D’IVOIRE 2013

Lea Mweshi
Conseillère en établissement/ Adjointe administrative
Settlement counsellor/Administrative assistant
Centre d'Accueil et d'Établissement du Nord de l'Alberta/
Antenne de Fort McMurray
Office 100, 312, Abasand Drive
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9J 1B2
Tel: 780 750 7779
Fax: 780 791 9766
Site Web:

Winners of the 2013 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts announced by The Canada Council for the Arts

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Marchel Barbeau
Photo : Richard-Max Tremblay
Montreal, March 12, 2013 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the winners of the 2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts at the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal.

The winners are:
  • Marcel Barbeau, Painter and sculptor, Montreal
  • Rebecca Belmore, Visual artist, Winnipeg
  • William D. MacGillivray, Filmmaker and director, Rose Bay, N.S.
  • Gordon Monahan, Sound artist, composer and media artist, Meaford, Ont.
  • Greg Payce, Artist-potter (Saidye Bronfman Award), Calgary
  • Chantal Pontbriand, Exhibitions and events curator, art critic (Outstanding contribution),Montreal/Paris
  • William D. MacGillivray 
    Canada Council for the Arts / Martin Lipman
  • Colette Whiten, Sculpture installation artist, Toronto/Haliburton, Ont.

The chosen artists’ work is as vast and diverse as the artists themselves and includes documentaries about life in the East coast; larger-than-life-size vases and First-Nations performance art in the West; public sculptures and experimental music composition in Ontario and Montreal-based curating and abstract painting. 

For the first time, in partnership with the Independent Media Arts Alliance, the Canada Council commissioned artists to create short video profiles of each Award recipient that are featured on the Canada Council website. An online press kit is also available with biographies and images of the artists and their works. 

“The 2013 laureates embody Canadian art at its best,” said 
Rebecca BelmoreCanada Council for the Arts / Martin Lipman

Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. “Not only are they expanding the boundaries of their art forms and addressing the big questions of our time, their work creates new shapes, sounds and perspectives that change the way we perceive the world around us.” 

“Canada has long been renowned for excellence in the visual and media arts, and the recipients of these awards are among our finest contemporary artists and artistic contributors,” said His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. “I am pleased to honour each of the laureates with these awards, and encourage audiences everywhere to view and appreciate their vision and creativity.

Greg Payce
Canada Council for the Arts / Martin Lipman

Exhibition and film screenings 

The National Gallery of Canada exhibition held in conjunction with these awards will run from March 22 to June 23. In addition to the exhibition, the National Gallery will hold a screenings of William MacGillivray’s work throughout the month of April.

Awards ceremony 

The Governor General of Canada will present the 2013 Awards at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, March 20 at 6 pm. Media wishing to attend should contact Marie-Ève Létourneau at the Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-0287. 

Gordon Monahan
Canada Council for the Arts / Martin Lipman

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 

The Awards, funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are in their 14th year and recognize distinguished career achievements in the visual and media arts by Canadian artists, as well as outstanding contributions through voluntarism, philanthropy, board governance, community outreach or professional activities. In addition to a $25,000 prize from the Canada Council, each winner will receive a special issue medallion produced in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint. The Canada Council Art Bank has in its collection many works by the 100+ artists who have won the Awards through the years, works that are available for rent or for loan. 

The Saidye Bronfman Award recognizes excellence in fine crafts, and is funded from the proceeds of a $1.5 million endowment given to the Canada Council by The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation in 2006. The support of the Foundation to the Canadian Museum of Civilization has also helped the Museum acquire works by recipients of the Saidye Bronfman Award.

Peer committees 

Chantal Pontbriand
Photo : Richard-Max Tremblay

This year’s independent peer assessment committee for the Awards consisted of Marlene Creates (Portugal Cove, N.L.), Kenneth Gregory (Winnipeg), Mary Longman (Saskatoon), Annette Mangaard (Toronto), Jana Sterbak (Montreal) and Ian Wallace (Vancouver). 

The peer assessment committee members for the Saidye Bronfman Award were Chantal Gilbert (Quebec City), Harlan House (Marysville, Ont.) and Jane Kidd (Salt Spring Island, B.C.)

Canada Council for the Arts 

Colette Whiten
Canada Council for the Arts / Martin Lipman
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national arts funder. Its grants and payments to artists and arts organizations benefit Canadians by ensuring a vibrant arts sector in Canada. Its awards celebrate creativity by recognizing exceptional Canadians in the arts, humanities and sciences. The Canada Council Art Bank is a national collection of over 17,000 Canadian contemporary artworks – all accessible to the public through rental, loan and outreach programs. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO operates under the general authority of the Canada Council.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Knight Sights: Trinity Festival of Arts

You are invited to "Knight Sights", a Trinity Festival of Arts, and the Grand Opening of the Peter Czuy Youth Art Gallery 

Wednesday March 20th, 2013

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Timberlea

Enjoy a wonderful evening of live music, light refreshments, and incredible student art!

Visit their Facebook page HERE

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Belly Dance 2013 Spring Session

BDAKS Studio 2013 Spring Session
9 Harris Crescent 
(Registration deposit required - places are limited)

Saturday April 6 2013
1:00PM to 2:00PM Beginner Class (10 week program) **New**
Saturday April 202013
11AM to 12AMBeginner 2Class (12 week program)

Monday April 8 2013Little Princess
6:00 to 6:45 (10 week program) $180

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
6:30PM to 7:30PM Beginner 2Class (12 week program)
Tuesday, April 9 2013
8:00PM to 9:00PM Cabaret (12 week program)

Wednesday March 27, 2013
6:30PM to 7:30PM Beginner Class (10 week program) **New**
Wednesday April 17 2013
8:00PM to 9:00PM Cabaret Intermediate (12 week program)

Thursday, April 18, 2013
6:30PM to 7:30PM Gypsy (12 week program)
8:00PM to 9:00PM Sword (12 week program)

**New**Beginner Classes is for 10 weeks once a week, program cost $210.00 including music CD and gst. Registration deposit ($50.00) is required classes space is limited.

All continuing classes run for 12 weeks once a week, program cost $250.00 including music CD and gst.

Registration deposit ($50.00) is required classes space is limited. Deposit can be made in person EMT or PayPal

Cost for Little Princess 6-12
Little princess class Belly Dance introduction is an 8 week program and the cost is$150 including taxes and Music CD used in class. Continuing classes are for10 weeks and the cost is $180

For more information please contact
Karen Savoie
9 Harris Crescent
Fort McMurray AB T9H 1N3

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

RCMP Name the Puppy 2013

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs help in naming a handful of their newest (and cutest) recruits!

Young Canadians are invited to submit a name suggestion for one of 10 German Shepherd puppies soon to be born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta.

Entrants are encouraged to be original and imaginative in finding names that will serve these puppies well in their career with Canada's national police force. When thinking of names, it is important to keep in mind that these are working police dogs, not pets.

Contest rules are simple:
Contestants can suggest only one name (one entry per person).
• The name may be for a male or a female pup.
• The name must start with the letter “F”.
• The name must have no more than nine letters.
• The name must be one or two syllables.
• Contestants must live in Canada and be 16 years old or younger.

Although there can be only ten winners, names not selected for the contest will be considered for other puppies born during the year.

To enter, contestants must print their name, age, address, telephone number and the suggested name for a puppy on a postcard and mail it to:

Attn: "Name the Puppy Contest"
Police Dog Service Training Centre
Box 6120, Innisfail, Alberta, T4G 1S8

The RCMP will accept more than one entry per household provided that each participant submits one name per postcard.

The deadline for entries is March 22, 2013
Contest winners and prizes will be announced on April 16, 2013.

Winning names will be chosen by the PDSTC staff. A draw will determine the winning entry in the event of multiple submissions of the same name.
The PDSTC is home to the RCMP national police dog training program and is part of “Depot” Division. As a result of the Centre's breeding program, 85% of the dogs working as police dogs within the force were born at the centre.

For more information: 

Sergeant Whitney Benoit or Ms. Brenda Sawyer
RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre, "Depot" Division
Phone: 403-227-3346

Monday, 11 March 2013

Joseph Plaskett Award 2013 - for Canadian Painters

Joseph Plaskett is a Canadian-born painter who lived abroad for sixty years, but he remains committed to supporting the future of arts in his homeland.  Mr. Plaskett established his foundation and this award in 2004 to facilitate his vision of supporting an outstanding Canadian graduate student or recent MFA graduate in the discipline of painting to travel, make art, or study in Europe for one year.  Since 2009, the Plaskett Foundation has partnered with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) to lend expertise and to administer the award process.

Criteria for Eligibility
The candidate chosen for the Plaskett Award will be an outstanding emerging Canadian artist in the field of painting.

A Canadian student currently enrolled or accepted in a master's program in Canada with a practice specialization of painting, or having recently (within 12 months) obtained a Master's degree with a specialization of painting.

The Award
Established in 2004 by the artist Joe Plaskett, the Joseph Plaskett Award provides $25,000 to help fund an emerging Canadian painter who will live, create artwork, travel or study in Europe (may include the UK) for one year.

Application Dossier is available to download from

Application dossier must reach the Foundation at the office of the RCA by April 5, 2013. The recipient of the award will be announced in spring 2013 in Victoria BC.

Application dossier to be sent to
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA)
375-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8

Each year, the Joseph Plaskett Foundation appoints three Canadian artists of significant reputation to the jury. The jury occurs each year in a different city in Canada.

It’s a “Spring Thing!” 2013 at the Boys & Girls Club

Two Days of BIG Kiddie-Size Spring Fun 

Saturday March 16th, 2013 
Sunday March 17th, 2013 

NOON – 5 PM 

Tiny Toes Day Care @ The Fort McMurray Boys & Girls Club 
20 Riedel St. [Downtown across from the Brick] 


Friday, 8 March 2013

Sounds Like Audio Art Festival 2013 Call for Submission

Call for Local and National Experimental Sound Artists

Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 29th, 2013 by 6:00 pm.

Sounds Like Festival Dates: Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27th, 2013.
Sounds Like invites local, national and international artists to submit proposals for the third iteration of Saskatchewan’s only audio art festival! We are looking for performance- oriented audio art projects that may (or may not) incorporate video projection and/or sculptural components for the third iteration of the Sounds Like Audio Art Festival. 

Selections for the festival will be made by a programming committee comprised of representatives from the three parent organizations: AKA Gallery, Holophon and PAVED Arts. Live performances will be staged in our shared, multipurpose event space at the AKA/PAVED Arts building. Additional installation works may be programmed to occupy surrounding spaces, including but not limited to the main floor gallery spaces, at the discretion of the programming committee. 

Sounds Like showcases contemporary audio art, installation and performance from across the country. Individuals and/or collectives engaged in experimental sound projects are encouraged to apply with sound and video documentation of recent projects relevant to the proposal. In addition please provide a detailed project description, current Curriculum Vitae and any relevant technical details related to staging the proposed works. 

Media Submission Guidelines: 1 to 4 audio/video clips on a CD-R or DVD-R; up to 10 jpeg images (optional), RGB, 1080 x 810 pixels; along with a printed list of submitted works containing relevant details of the support material and/or review instructions.

The Sounds Like Programming Committee
c/o AKA Gallery/Holophon/PAVED Arts
424 - 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. S7M 0X4
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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Local Artist, Lucie Bause, launches new website! is new and improved...please click on the link to have a look!

Lucie Bause is currently residing in Fort McMurray working as an Artist-Educator with Learning Through the Arts (LTTA).

She is also offering "Creative Ascent" art workshops. These workshops can be tailored to suit private or corporate interests.

Please contact her at for more information.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Feel the Forces Discovery Lab 2013

Discover some of the different forces of the world through hands-on experiments. 

Measure friction with some familiar every-day objects, you may be surprised. 

The force of gravity is what creates weight on Earth. Test this forces and see the effect on a rubber band. 

Roller coasters stay in place because of centrifugal force. See this in action with a simple experiment using a spinning cup. 

Every Saturday and Sunday in March, 10 am to 4 pm. 

Discovery Lab is self-guided and requires adult supervision. 

Discovery Lab is included with admission.

Diana Moser BA, MA, MMSt 

Acting Facility Supervisor 
Oil Sands Discovery Centre 
515 MacKenzie Blvd 
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4X3 
780-743-7167, ext. 231 

CBC Literary Prizes 2013 - Poetry Deadline May 1

Visit the CBC Literary Prizes website to submit a text. 

The CBC Literary Prizes have existed since 1979. In 2001, the award was given new energy and higher profile, with the addition of enRoute magazine to the existing partnership between CBC / Radio Canada and Canada Council for the Arts. These awards give writers high visibility with Canadian readers from coast to coast. The competition is “blind”, meaning that the jury members do not know the writers’ names until after the adjudication process is complete. 

Two awards are given in Canada’s two official languages per year in each of three categories: Short Story, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry. The First Prize is $6,000 and the Second Prize is $4,000. The long list of winners represents a Who’s Who of Canadian writers over the past two decades. 

Canada Council provides the funding for the prizes; CBC/SRC broadcasts the announcement of the winners as well as readings of excerpts of the winning works; and enRoute publishes the winning texts in a number of issues. 

Poetry Prize: 1 May 

Information about the Poetry Prize is located HERE

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

TEDx Fort McMurray 2013

TEDx Fort McMurray 2013 

The TEDx Fort McMurray Organizing Committee are reaching out to the community to inquire if there is any interest from any community members for being a possible speakers and presenters at TEDx Fort McMurray 2013 on Saturday, June 8 featuring the theme “Shift in Thought”.

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. The 2013 TEDx Fort McMurray event will be a combination of live presenters, cultural entertainment and TED Talks videos that will sparks deep conversation and connections.

There will be an information night scheduled for March 7 at 7pm at Holy Trinity High School prior to auditions to help interested presenters understand the audition process, clarify theme of the event and to provide TEDx guidelines that will help each speaker/presenter prepare. Their will also be an opportunity to meet and discuss with TEDx Fort McMurray 2012 speakers to gain a better understanding and learn about TEDx. Videos from all of last year’s presentation can be found on the TEDx Fort McMurray website – video webpage. 

Auditions would occur in March and successful presenters will have a couple of months to rehearse and refine their presentation with an assigned coach. The expectation of the auditions is to present a vision or an outline that compliments the TEDx Fort McMurray theme. The details of presentations are not meant to be in final form but the idea needs to be clear and align with the theme of the event. 

Last year, TEDx Fort McMurray featured 12 speakers, the organizing committee would like to add presenters: people who can tell a story not necessarily just presenting via a vocal dialogue but through creative interpretation of poetry, art, dance, music or culture. If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more, please pass on the information on.

TEDx Fort McMurray 2013 

Fort McMurray Potter’s Guild Spring Pottery Sale 2013

30th Anniversary of the Fort McMurray Potter’s Guild 
Spring Pottery Sale 

At the Casman Centre, 110 Eymundson Rd 

Friday March 8th 6:30 to 9pm 
Saturday March 9th 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Functional and Decorative Pottery 
Mother’s Day, Easter and Wedding Gifts 
And something for yourself! 

Donation entry with all proceeds collected going to:
The Centre of Hope