Thursday, 29 May 2014

Mount Royal University Conservatory Hiring Instructor

Mount Royal Conservatory is seeking an instructor for its Music With Your Baby (MWYB) program. 

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with very young children (0-36 months), teaching songs and musical games to parents and children, fostering a love of music, and giving parents skills for creating a musical environment in their families and homes. 

MWYB welcomes a diversity of Earl Childhood pedagogical backgrounds and training. 

Teachers in the MWYB program have, over the years, had backgrounds in a variety of early childhood pedagogical disciplines: Suzuki, Dalcroze, Orff and Kodaly. MWYB class sizes are small – usually no more than 8 children, along with their parent(s) – and are 45 minutes long. 

Classes take place at Mount Royal University’s Lincoln Park Campus. This position commences in September, 2014. 

To learn more about the Conservatory’s Music With Your Baby program, please visit our web site at:

Or contact: Sheldon Nadler (Manager, Conservatory General Programs) phone: 403-440-8956 email:


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Job Opportunity with Parks Canada

Parks Canada has a job opening for a Visitor Experience Product Development Officer III at Elk Island National Park. Elk Island National Park is located 35 km east of Edmonton, Alberta along the Yellowhead Highway. This position provides visitor experience product and service development advice, guidance and support to facilitate meaningful experiences for visitors at natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

If you are interested in this position, please visit

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 30, 2014. 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

St. Albert is Looking for a Cultural Programming Manager!

This is an exciting opportunity to be actively involved in the cultural planning and development in our community of more than 60,000 residents. St. Albert is well known for its’ vibrant arts and cultural community. With the approval of our Cultural Master Plan in 2012, we are moving forward to continue to nurture and develop cultural programs to meet the current and future needs of our community. We are looking for an individual with experience in cultural programming and planning to join our team for a term assignment from July through October.

Serving as part of the Cultural Services Management team and reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the Cultural Programming Manager is responsible for the management and development of visual arts, public art, performing arts and performance programming as well as volunteer management for the International Children’s Festival. The manager is responsible to liaise with community cultural groups to provide guidance and support, and also help guide our own cultural programming to ensure we are meeting the current and future needs of the community.

Knowledge and experience in the following areas is considered an asset:

  • Visual Arts programming and exhibitions in the public realm;
  • Long term performing arts development plans.
  • Producing new works, and local, regional & national connections in the cultural industry;
  • Connections to francophone, aboriginal and other enthno-cultural communities in the region; 

As part of the Cultural Services management team the manager will assist in the development of agenda reports, departmental budgets, monthly and quarterly reports as well as responding to information requests generated by Council, Senior Management and the public. They will also provide leadership for the programming team including the Professional Programming Presenter, Performing Arts/ Children’s Theatre Coordinator and the Visual Arts Coordinator.

The position pays $42.11 per hour. 

For more information about this opportunity, please visit
Resumes should be sent to
The deadline to apply is June 3, 2014. 

Friday, 23 May 2014

Art Workshops for Adults- Spring Series 2014

 Learn to paint a bold, colourful acrylic landscape painting on a 16 x 20 canvas with local painter and instructor Kritsana Naowakhun.

The class will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Snye Room at MacDonald Island. 

Members: $50.00 
Non-members: $55.00 
(all materials included) 

For more information register at Guest Services or contact

Community Casting Info Session- Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2 pm

Keyano Theatre Company (KTC) is a volunteer company of real people, real stories and real performances enriching the spirit of community theatre. We are committed to providing meaningful, relevant and quality entertainment. Share the experience and celebrate with us!

The 2014-2015 4-Play Drama Series will be our 35th Anniversary Season and we are looking or YOU to come and join us. YOU are our neighbours, colleagues, friends, family and more - YOU are our community, and together we are the community theatre.

No prior experience is needed to join Keyano Theatre Company, we are looking for people who like to have fun and be active in the arts.

Join us on May 25th at 2:00 p.m. for an information session to find out more about who we are and what we do. We will be explaining the 4 plays of next season and letting you know what kinds of roles are available and how to prepare for auditions and rehearsals.
Everyone is welcome! We are looking for people of all ages.

This is event is free and we will be having CUPCAKES! :)
RSVP on our Facebook page

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Father Mercredi Spring Band Concert- May 26, 2014

Vote For Your Favourite "Bus Shelter Wrap" Design


Help us choose the top designs for our bus shelter wrap program. This program will see the bus shelters "wrapped" in a design.  Please take the following poll and pick your top choices. Any feedback on the designs will be considered in the final concept.

You can follow the link below to make your picks.

Call for Submissions- Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is currently seeking submissions of independent documentary works for our Fall 2014 Program. The deadline is August 1, 2014. 

Cinema Politica is a non-competitive continuous documentary screening series with locations throughout Canada and abroad. We are a non-profit media arts organization committed to connecting audiences on campuses and communities to independent political and social issue non-fiction cinema. Most of our screening activity occurs during the academic year with two annual submission deadlines: August 1 (for the Fall Program) and December 1 (for the Winter Program). Our screening licensing payment structure depends on how many times a film screens in our network and can be negotiated after a film has been selected. 

Special Programming Focus: Divine Interventions 

After our huge success with Divine Interventions: Documentary, Spirituality and Social Justice, we're joining forces once again with Inspirit Foundation and the Documentary Organization of Canada to organize a sidebar program of compelling documentaries exploring the intersection of spirituality and social justice. If your film fits, please consider submitting it to this one-of-a-kind initiative. 

Online Submissions: For online previews, please send a link and password to programming AT cinemapolitica DOT org with "SUBMISSION" in the subject heading. 

DVD Submissions:
 Cinema Politica Submissions
PO Box 55097 
 Montreal, QC 
H3G 2W5 

There is no cost to submit your work to Cinema Politica and we are not responsible for lost or stolen items, nor are we responsible for returning submitted works. Cinema Politica specializes in showcasing political non-fiction film and video of all lengths that tackle important social, political, cultural and ecological issues. We take our tagline "Screening Truth to Power" to heart, and as such we program original works that showcase under-represented stories of struggle, oppression, resistance and transformation. 

Our submission guidelines can be found here. If you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at: programming AT cinemapolitica DOT org.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Student Intern Opportunity with Fringe Theatre Adventures

The Student Intern – Events and Programs supports Fringe Theatre Adventures with event and program planning and implementation for the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. This position provides direct support to the Development Coordinator. 

Responsibilities Events: 
Assist the Development Coordinator with the planning and implementation of a variety of Festival events and activities including but not limited to the VIP Sponsor Event, Opening/Closing Night Festivities, Fire Night Fundraiser 
Work with the Development Coordinator to support the Volunteer department’s Fringe Buck Raffle 
Work on event organization, set up and dismantle logistics Liaise between FTA departments as required 
Attend and contribute to cross-functional Festival planning meetings 

Assist the Development Coordinator with the Official Fringe Establishment Program (OFEP), Festival Membership Campaign (FMC)/Fan Club and sponsorship activities which activate out of the Community Gazebo during Festival 
Student Intern activities in support of OFEP may include business visits, delivery of packages and materials, collecting ad submissions, distribution of point of purchase materials, coordinating program information on the website, assisting the Development Coordinator as a staff liaison with volunteer team in the Gazebo during the Festival, etc.
 FMC/Fan Club support may include assembling membership packages, assisting with tracking and implementation of program, liaising with the volunteer team in the Gazebo during the Festival, etc.

Support the Development department team in the distribution and coordination of Sponsor Passes and information leading up to the Festival, as well as, with logistical support as needed for Sponsor Events during the Festival.
Act as a secondary staff resource to support the Development Coordinator with interactions with the Community Engagement Team and Friendraisers Team, leading up to, and during, the Festival. 

Qualifications/Skills and Proficiencies:
Successful candidate will be a student pursuing a college, technical or university diploma/degree in a related field such as Business Administration, Arts and Culture, Communications, Development, Special Event Planning, etc.
Excellent organizational and time management skills; able to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
High degree of maturity and sense of responsibility as this position is a critical support to the success of the Festival 
Outgoing and personable; ability to work with people from all walks of life 
Strong verbal and written communication skills

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Debbie Buchynski, Fund Development Director 
Position to remain open until filled. Desired start date:  June 2, 2014

For more information about this opportunity, please click here

Job Opportunity with the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery is accepting applications for the position of Program Specialist I (Preparator/Assistant Curator). This is a full time regular position, starting in July 2014. 

Reporting to the Director/Curator, Art Gallery, the Program Specialist I (Preparator/Assistant Curator) will be responsible for the following; preparation, installation, documentation, and de-installation of all exhibitions (contemporary and works from the U of L Collection) and installation of works from the U of L Collection on campus; preparation of works from the Collection or on loan for exhibitions for travel; and assisting with Collections projects as needed. This position curates the majority of Collection exhibitions on campus; assists student interns with their curatorial projects on campus; and assists with exhibition planning. As well, the position writes texts for exhibitions, reports, and acquisitions for the Collection and for promotional content such as working with University Advancement. This position also assists with obtaining materials and problem solving for public programming events and assists with organization of student volunteers and interns for gallery events. The Program Specialist I (Preparator/Assistant Curator) regularly collaborates with numerous University departments, faculty, and students, in advancing the Art Gallery’s mission and in support of the Art Gallery’s initiatives.

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as art, art history, curatorial studies, museum studies or other related cultural studies. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years of directly related experience, but a combination of relevant experience and education may be considered. The successful applicant will have experience in handling and preparing art works for exhibition and travel; curatorial research and writing; and working with gallery and/or museum collections as well as electronic collections databases. As well, familiarity with office software and with basic shop tools and construction techniques is required. Additional assets include: experience photographing artworks and exhibitions; the use of Photoshop software; and comfort with public speaking.

The successful incumbent will be well organized, with the ability to plan effectively and efficiently. We are looking for individuals who have an exceptional attention to detail, understand the need to balance multiple priorities, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

Hiring Salary Range: $4311 – 4882 per month

Position Title Program Specialist I Employee Group AUPE Progress Status Accepting Applications Closing Date June 6, 2014 Committee Chair Jon Oxley Employment Equity

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons. Thank you to all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For additional information on applying for non-academic employment opportunities, please refer to

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Job Opportunity with the Glenbow Museum

The Glenbow Museum is seeking a Membership Coordinator to join their team! The Glenbow Museum is an art and history museum located in Calgary, Alberta. You can learn more about the museum by visiting their website.

Position Details:

Reporting to the Director of Development, this position is responsible for the development, 
implementation/management & evaluation of an effective membership relations/stewardship 
program for members at all levels. This is achieved by providing the highest level of service and stewardship for members; developing customized stewardship plans and reports; and providing meaningful and consistent donor communication that creates awareness of Glenbow’s core activities and recognizes each stakeholder’s unique involvement/motivation for supporting Glenbow Museum. This position will also be responsible for providing some administrative support to the VP of Development and the other members of the development team providing timely assistance for all fundraising and revenue generation activities. 

For more information about this position, please  click here. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 29, 2014. 

Scott Weiland- July 4, 2014

Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts presented by ROCK 97.9 FM will take the stage at Nexen Field House on Friday, July 4, 2014. Weiland, the former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and supergroup Velvet Revolver, is known as a dynamic performer who has continued to wow audiences over his long and distinguished muscial career.

For more information, please visit MacDonald Island

Monday, 19 May 2014

Inspiring Hope in the Art

ART has the ability to inspire reflection, expression, understanding, and most importantly, HOPE.  

The Centre of Hope in collaboration with Arts Council Wood Buffalo, “I am a person first” Stigma Reduction Program, and Northern Lights Health Foundation invites you to participate in HOPE IN THE ART on Monday, May 26, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Keyano Art Gallery.  This interactive creative reflection will officially kick off Homelessness Awareness Week in Wood Buffalo.
Visual artists of all kinds are invited to display two-dimensional artworks that explore the themes of what homelessness means to them and how it impacts our community.  Finished and ready to display pieces can be dropped off at Keyano Art Gallery during the day on May 26. These works will form the beginnings of an exhibit that will be filled out later in the evening. A selection of works will be invited to form a special future Homelessness Awareness exhibit at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre as part of the Healing Halls program. 
We are also looking for artists to join us for the HOPE IN THE ART event and further explore themes and different forms of creative expression, either working alone or collaborating with students, dignitaries, other artists, media representatives or guests.  All the drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, prose and poetry will form an exhibit that will be available for viewing during Homelessness Awareness Week. We also invite musicians and other performing artists to share their talents and creative reflections on this very important theme.

Not only is this an opportunity to reduce the stigma associated with those experiencing homelessness, it is a living laboratory that will demonstrate the power of art to connect people, explore complex social issues, and generate HOPE.  We look forward to seeing you on May 26th for a trans-formative evening of creativity, fellowship and purpose.

For more information contact:

Barbara Rex
Centre of Hope

Russell Thomas
Arts Council Wood Buffalo

Sunday, 18 May 2014

International Museum Day

Today is International Museum Day!

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established this day in 1977 to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the deveopment of society.  This year, the suggested theme is Museum Collections make Connections.  This theme reminds us that museums are living institutions that helo create  bonds between visitors, generations and cultures around the world.
The museum is an institution that preserves and communicates the past. yet it is grounded in the present.  It is a link between the generations and it allows present and future generations to better comprehend their origins. Collaborations between museums are occurring worldwide; an important cultural exchange of knowledge and experience.  Travelling exhibits, art displays, artifacts and other worldly items stem from one corner of the world to another though museums for the public to connect with , relate to and enjoy.
In 2013, 35,000 museums from 143 countries on five continents participated in International Museums Day.

Why not disperse yourself in our local history and visit one of our regions local museums;
1.  The Oil Sands Discovery Centre,
2.  Heritage Park Museum,
3.  Bi-Centennial Museum in Fort Chipewyan,

For more information regarding International Museum Day or the ICOM, please visit

Friday, 16 May 2014

Have Your Say!

Have Your Say! is an exciting new addition to the RMWB Culture Blog!

Every other week, there will be a culturally related question posted on our Blog. Here's your chance to have your say!

Q: Where do you find out what’s happening within the community? What are the best ways to receive/search for local arts and cultural information?

Get Your Copy of the Community Guide Now!

Now that the days are longer and the snow has melted, are you finding yourself looking for excuses to get outside to enjoy the nice weather? Then why not grab your copy of the Spring & Summer Community Guide where you can learn more about the great organizations, clubs, activities, services, etc. in the area

You can find the Community Guide at the following locations:

  • Municipal Building Reception (9909 Franklin Avenue)
  • Community Services Department (Future Forward Place, 9717 Franklin Avenue)
  • MacDonald Island Park
  • Fort McMurray Public Library
  • Keyano College
  • Fort McMurray Tourism
  • YMCA
  • Heritage Park
  • Oil Sands Discovery Centre
  • The HUB Family Resource Centres

If you need more than 10 copies, please call 780.743.7966 or email:

Thursday, 15 May 2014

HIStory & HERitage: Tom Morimoto

                              HIStory & HERitage

Did you know that May is Asian Heritage Month? To celebrate the history and the contributions of Asian Canadians,  I want to highlight Tom Morimoto, a second generation Japanese Canadian who grew up in Fort McMurray during the Great Depression.

Tom's father, Tommy Morimoto, arrived in Canada in 1906. He was originally from Japan but had been working in Hawaii as a labourer.  As with the majority of Japanese immigrants to Canada at the time, he was a single, young man. Fortunately for Tommy, he just made the cut as the following year a limit was put on the number of Japanese men that could enter the country. Afterwards, most Japanese immigration  consisted of wives joining their husbands or young unmarried women betrothed to men in Canada. 

Tom’s mother, Mitome, belonged to this second category of women. She arrived in Canada in 1917 as a "picture bride". This practice was common among Japanese and Korean immigrants living in Canada or the U.S at the time, and it consisted of a man selecting a bride from their native countries through a matchmaker, who paired the bride and groom based on photographs of the two and their families' recommendations.

Following their marriage, Tommy and Mitome settled in Edmonton, where they operated a rooming house and a barbershop beside the Royal George Hotel. While their business was successful, the cost of rent was too expensive. Persuaded by the promise of Fort McMurray as the new, booming City of the North, they relocated to Fort McMurray and leased 10 acres of land near the current Grant McEwan bridge from the Hudson's Bay Company. They used this land to garden and plant vegetables, which they shipped further north on a steamboat. Near the end of the farming season, the Morimoto's would host a corn roast for the entire community. 

The Morimoto’s had 7 sons. Sadly, in 1938, Mitome and an infant son both passed away, leaving Tommy the sole caretaker and provider for his young family. 

Tom Morimoto was the oldest son in the family. As a teenager during the Depression, Tom worked odd jobs around town- farming, trapping and trading goods for fur. He also worked at the Canadian Airways Radio Station and learned Morse code. 

When the Second World War began in 1939, Tom applied to enlist in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Despite Tom’s short stature and light weight, which were below the official standard, Tom was accepted because of his extensive skills and experience working with radios.  

As part of the Corps of Signals, Tom has the distinction of being the only Japanese Canadian on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. 

Following the war, Tom attended the University of Alberta and graduated as a chemical engineer. He spent many years travelling the world and working in the oil industry, both in Alberta and Dubai. Now retired, Tom spends his time between living in Kelowna and Arizona. If you are interested in learning more about Tom’s amazing life, you can read his memoir “Breaking Trail”, which is available for purchase at Heritage Park. 

So the next time you're by the Snye, and your walking or driving along "Morimoto Drive", take a moment to recognize Tom's personal achievements as well as his family's place in our local and national history. 

If you want to learn more about Asian Heritage Month, click here 

Seniors' Social at the Library- May 20, 2014

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Open Call for Original 2D Artworks- Deadline June 27, 2014

For more information about this opportunity, please visit

Registration is NOW OPEN! Diversity Summit 2014

To register for the 2014 Diversity Summit, visit 
For more information, please contact 

Arts Council Wood Buffalo Welcome's New Executive Director!

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is pleased to introduce their new Executive Director, Constance Scarlett! For more information about Arts Council Wood Buffalo and to learn more about the arts in Wood Buffalo, visit their Facebook page at . Website to follow soon at  or contact ACWB directly at  

Photography Studio Work Study

Studio Work Study programs are internship-style opportunities that expand and enhance participants' technical skills and increase knowledge in the various mediums supported by the Visual Arts department. The Photography Work Study program offers practical experience in the areas of analog and digital photography, alternative photographic processes, continuous light and strobe lighting techniques, operation of wide format digital printing equipment, and video production and post-production.

Work Study participants will receive regular mentorship and feedback from Studio Facilitators in support of their professional development. Under the supervision of experienced mentors, Work Studies assist staff in the delivery of Visual Arts programs learning about maintenance and safe operation of studio facilities and by offering studio assistance to artists participating in creative residency programs.

Work Study programs offer a dynamic combination of learning opportunities through workshops, demonstrations, and presentations; contact with professional staff, visiting artists, and faculty; and collaboration with facilitators in Visual Arts and other Banff Centre arts programs. Learning objectives are agreed in consultation with mentors at the start the program. Although the primary focus of this Work Study is printmaking, learning opportunities will also be available in other Visual Arts disciplines.

Successful applicants will receive a weekly living allowance of $425. 

Learning opportunities are primarily practical, hands-on experiences arising from the participant’s support of the Visual Arts residency programs. This provides participants the opportunity to improve their technical and artistic knowledge, decision-making and problem-solving skills, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills. In addition to the everyday responsibilities, participants have one day each week dedicated to realize their individual learning objectives.

Eligibility: Candidates for the Photography Studio Work Study program must possess a solid foundation in SLR and DSLR camera operation, with knowledge of medium and large format cameras, strobe lighting and darkroom enlarger operation an asset. As Visual Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility, it is an asset if candidates have foundational skills in another studio area (ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking or performance).

As this program exceeds 6 months in length, enrollment is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014.

Applicants or leaders from professional arts organizations, other training organizations, colleges and universities, research centres, and labour and government agencies are encouraged to contact Visual Arts to create Work Study partnerships.

To apply please go to:

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

2014 Nexen Oil Sands Scholarship- Deadline June 30, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Nexen Oil Sands Scholarship that was created to ensure youth in Anzac and the surrounding area can share in the success of Nexen’s Long Lake in situ oil sands facility.

The Nexen Oil Sands Scholarship provides financial support to high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education and skills training through university degrees and college diplomas, certificate programs at vocational schools and apprenticeships.

The Nexen Oil Sands Scholarship ensures students in Anzac and surrounding areas can share in the success of our Long Lake operations. The scholarship provides financial support to high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education and skills training through university degrees and college diplomas, certificate programs at vocational schools and apprenticeships:

There are no restrictions on the program of study or discipline supported by the Nexen Oil Sands Scholarship. The amount of the scholarship varies:
University/College/Vocational Schools/Technical Schools
• $2,500 CAD per year for a degree, diploma or certificate program of study
• Up to a maximum of four years or until the first degree/diploma is obtained, whichever occurs first
• Up to a maximum of two years or until the first certificate is obtained, whichever occurs first

• $750 CAD for each period of apprenticeship technical training (classroom studies) for a maximum of up to four years ($3,000 CAD) or until the apprenticeship program is completed, whichever occurs first

To be eligible for the Nexen Oil Sands Scholarship, applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have graduated from high school at the time of the award.

Applicants must be graduating, or have graduated in the past five years, from one of the following schools:
• Father Patrick Mercredi High School
• Fort McMurray Composite High School
• Frank Spragins High School
• Holy Trinity High School
• Westwood Community High School.

Applicants must also be a resident of one of the following Alberta communities while attending high school, or have been a resident during the past five years:
• Anzac
• Gregoire Lake Estates
• Fort McMurray First Nation No. 468
• Chard
• Conklin

If you have further questions regarding this program, email us at:

Recruitment for the 2014 cycle is now open. Submit an online application by visiting no later than June 30, 2014. 

Printmaking Studio Work Study at the Banff Centre

Studio Work Study programs are internship-style opportunities that expand and enhance participants' technical skills and increase knowledge in the various mediums supported by the Visual Arts department at The Banff Centre. The Printmaking Work Study program offers practical experience in the areas of screenprinting, intaglio, lithography, typography, digital printing and software, fibre, papermaking, and related techniques.

Work Study participants will receive regular mentorship and feedback from Studio Facilitators in support of their professional development. Under the supervision of experienced mentors, Work Studies assist staff in the delivery of Visual Arts programs learning about maintenance and safe operation of studio facilities and by offering studio assistance to artists participating in creative residency programs.

The work study includes a living allowance of $425 per week. The application deadline is June 4, 2014. 

Learning opportunities are primarily practical, hands-on experiences arising from the participant’s support of the Visual Arts residency programs. This provides participants the opportunity to improve their technical and artistic knowledge, decision-making and problem-solving skills, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills. In addition to the everyday responsibilities, participants have one day each week dedicated to realize their individual learning objectives.

Eligibility: Candidates for the Printmaking Studio Work Study must possess a solid foundation in studio art with a focus on printmaking and have an interest in papermaking and related techniques. As Visual Arts is a multi-disciplinary facility, it is an asset if candidates have foundational skills in another studio area (ceramics, sculpture, photography, performance or video).

As this program exceeds 6 months in length, enrollment is limited to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. This is due to changes made by the Government of Canada to international student visa regulations, effective June 1, 2014.

For more information, please visit, or call 1-403-762-6180 or 1-800-565-9989. You can also e-mail 

Monday, 12 May 2014

Teen Movie Night at the Library- May 15, 2014

Vitalize 2014- June 5 to 7, 2014 in Calgary

Registration is now open for Vitalize 2014 - secure your spot today!

Vitalize is the premier training and skills development conference for the nonprofit/voluntary sector in Alberta. Vitalize returns to Calgary in 2014 with phenomenal keynote speakers, a fun-filled evening gala and engaging speaker sessions covering topics such as:

  • fundraising
  • volunteer management
  • leadership
  • stress management

Vitalize 2014 offers over 55 speaker sessions, arranged according to seven themes:

  • Creative Community
  • Organizational Capacity Development
  • Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Recharge Your Power
  • Social Enterprise
Browse this year's speaker sessions. Choose sessions that match your interests and personal and professional development goals before registering for Vitalize 2014.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Minister Rona Ambrose to Make an Announcement at Keyano College

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Regional Minister for Northern Alberta, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will make an announcement about Keyano College Theatre on Saturday, May 10. Minister Ambrose will also announce support for several community infrastructure projects in Northern Alberta. Minister Ambrose will be available for questions with media following the announcement. The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, will act as master of ceremonies for the event.

The details are as follows: 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Keyano College Theatre
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta

Friday, 9 May 2014

Culture Calls

If you want to know about what's going on around town, then check out Culture Calls!

This electronic newsletter showcases local art exhibitions, events, concerts, job postings, as well as volunteer and funding opportunities, and much more.

If you would like to have your email added or removed from this list, or would like to add information about an upcoming opportunity please send your request to

To find out what's going on this weekend, please visit the Culture Calls page on the Municipal website or click here

Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo Planning Meeting- May 12, 2014

You are invited to join a network of enthusiastic arts and cultural community members in planning free, family-friendly events to celebrate during Alberta Culture Days from September 26 – 28th, 2014.

The meeting is taking place on Monday, May 12th at the Future Forward Municipal Building at 9717 Franklin Ave (on the corner of Franklin Ave and Haineault Street, across from the courthouse). 

Are you unable to attend the meeting but you are interested in submitting an event? Then please contact Theresa Jolliffe at or call 780-743-7994.

For more information about Alberta Culture Days in Wood Buffalo, please visit or like us on Facebook at and follow us on twitter at

Vendors Wanted!

If you're a baker, crafter, farmer, entertainer or anything in between, then City Centre would love to hear from you!

City Centre McMurray's goal is to become a vibrant urban community that fosters a rich cultural experience and a sense of belonging for all residents. And the Urban Market certainly fits the bill, bringing fresh locally-prepared food, home-baked goods, crafted gifts and more to the downtown core.
The 2013 pilot Urban Market was a huge success and an instant community favourite. With the enthusiasm of our vendors and the support of our community, the Urban Market is returning to the City Hall, 9909 Franklin Avenue, with a full bi-weekly program from June 18 to October 8, 2014.
Are you a fantastic cook or baker?
Do you grow organic or free-range food?
Do you make furniture, soap, candles or other crafts?
The 2014 City Centre McMurray Urban Market is looking for vendors like you!
Please contact our Market Manager, Amanda Herbert at or at 780.215.2669 to find out what you need to run a great booth. Or visit for more information. 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Leading the North Conference

To be part of the conversation on the development of Alberta's energy resources and diverse economy, register for the "Leading the North" conference from May 26 to 28th, 2014. 
Join more than 400 professionals, industry and community leaders at a conference designed to engage, empower, and inspire you. There will also be 8 keynote speakers at the conference, including two stars of the "Dragon's Den": Arlene Dickinson and Kevin O'Leary. 

To learn more about the conference and how to register, please visit

The Next TIFF Film at Keyano: Wadjda

Saudi Arabia’s first-ever submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, Haifaa Al-Mansour’s "Wadjda"—which is not only the country’s first film by a female director, but one of the first features ever shot in Saudi Arabia—is a deceptively simple story about a determined 10-year-old girl who dreams of owning a bicycle, and is willing to do just about anything to obtain it.

To purchase tickets, call 780-791-4990 or visit

Metis Festival- May 23, 2014- Rain or Shine!