Tag: Arts & Entertainment

  • Canadian Singer Songwriter, Leonard Cohen, Dies at Age 82

    Canadian Singer Songwriter, Leonard Cohen, Dies at Age 82

    Posted earlier this evening on Leonard Cohen’s Facebook Page is this sad message: “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The […]

  • Old Time Family Dance in Turner Valley

    Old Time Family Dance in Turner Valley

    Gather your family and friends for an old fashioned family dance at the Flare ‘N Derrick in Turner Valley on September 10th. The fun starts at 7 and goes until 10pm. It’s only $15 for adults and kids, 16 and under, are free. The United Church in the Valley is putting on this event to […]

  • Royal Alberta Museum Reaches Major Construction Milestone

    Royal Alberta Museum Reaches Major Construction Milestone

    The new Royal Alberta Museum is one step closer to opening, as the governments of Canada and Alberta mark construction completion of the landmark facility. Work on the new museum in downtown Edmonton began in 2013 and employed several thousand construction workers. The cost of the new museum, which includes construction of the facility as […]

  • Okotoks Annual Chili Fest and Cook-Off

    Okotoks Annual Chili Fest and Cook-Off

    Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 10:00am to 3:00pm Western-themed activities take over downtown Okotoks, including the central event – a chili cook off. Come down to taste the chili creations or register a team and compete! Spice up your weekend with chili sampling, children’s activities, live music, and an outdoor artisan street market! Compete in the Chili […]

  • Calgary ReggaeFest: Bringing Cultures Together Under the Reggae Banner

    Calgary ReggaeFest: Bringing Cultures Together Under the Reggae Banner

    This summer the Calgary International Reggae Festival (ReggaeFest) will be inviting some newcomers to Calgary to celebrate the sounds and cultures of Reggae together. The festival kicks off August 18 at noon at Olympic Plaza with a free noon hour concert followed by a free evening workshop and documentary movie screening in the community of […]

  • Longview Library News: The Power of the Library Card

    Longview Library News: The Power of the Library Card

    By Sylvia Binkley The power of your library card is most impressive. We encourage you to explore all aspects of it. When you become a library member, you will come under the umbrella of the Marigold Library System. It consists of individual libraries organized in a network  which collectively serves the needs of residents in […]

  • University of Alberta Remembers Mel Hurtig

    University of Alberta Remembers Mel Hurtig

    Mel Hurtig – political activist, bookseller and publisher of The Canadian Encyclopedia passes away By Donna McKinnon on August 4, 2016 Ardent nationalist and acclaimed publisher Mel Hurtig passed away yesterday in Vancouver at the age of 84. He was an extraordinary Canadian who made an indelible mark on Canada, the city of Edmonton and […]

  • The City of Calgary Announces Shortlist Authors for W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

    The City of Calgary Announces Shortlist Authors for W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

    The City of Calgary, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District are pleased to announce the shortlist authors for The City of Calgary 2015 W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. It is one of 16 awards presented as part of the Calgary Awards. The three finalists are Sharon Butala for Wild […]

  • The Countdown Has Started: Only 150 Days to an Unforgettable Year

    The Countdown Has Started: Only 150 Days to an Unforgettable Year

    The 150th Anniversary of Confederation is Almost Here!        Vancouver – On behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament (North Vancouver), today announced the start of the 150-day countdown to the official launch of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary […]

  • Boys and Girls Club and RBC Rock the After School Program with the Weber Brothers

    Boys and Girls Club and RBC Rock the After School Program with the Weber Brothers

    RBC Foundation donated $55,000 to the Boys and Girls Club After School Programs at the recent Weber Brothers Concert in Black Diamond.

  • National Park Fiction Series Now Available in Black Diamond

    National Park Fiction Series Now Available in Black Diamond

    George Mercer, a former Jasper National Park Warden has just released Wood Buffalo, his second novel in the Dyed In The Green series, the first fiction series about Canada’s national park wardens and their battles to protect our country’s special places. Mercer, who was born and raised in Newfoundland, worked in six national parks across […]

  • Heritage Day: Celebrate Culture and Explore Alberta

    Heritage Day: Celebrate Culture and Explore Alberta

    Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has issued the following statement about Alberta Heritage Day: “For over 40 years, our province has celebrated its ethnic diversity and vibrant culture on the first Monday of August during Alberta Heritage Day. “Alberta’s heritage begins with its Indigenous peoples and spans generations to the many immigrants who have […]

  • New Star Trek Movie Boosts BC Economy

    New Star Trek Movie Boosts BC Economy

    Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond spent over $69 million in British Columbia and created 3,925 jobs VANCOUVER, /CNW/ – Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond, out in theatres today, provided a significant boost to British Columbia’s economy.  New data released today shows that over the course of 78 days of […]

  • Marv’s Rockin’ Classic Car Show

    Marv’s Rockin’ Classic Car Show

    There was music and food and cars on the streets of Black Diamond on Sunday for Marv’s Classic Soda Shop’s annual Show and Shine. The Foothills Lions Club was cooking up a storm with pancakes in the morning followed by BBQ’d burgers in the afternoon. There was dancing to the music of Marty Antonni and […]

  • Edmonton K-Days – Summer Festival Fun For All

    Edmonton K-Days – Summer Festival Fun For All

    Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has issued the following statement about K-Days. “One of Alberta’s most popular summer festivals is set to begin and, as Minister of Culture and Tourism, I want to welcome everyone to K-Days 2016, July 22-31, at Edmonton Northlands. “K-Days is a tradition for Albertans and visitors from across Canada […]