Sunday, May 17, 2015

Edmonton Music Awards to honour Kirby

Kirby (she goes by her last name only) was a veteran of Edmonton’s music scene.
By Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton Journal April 21, 2015

One of our music scene’s greatest ambassadors will be honoured with a posthumous Legacy Award at this year’s Edmonton Music Awards.

Kirby, who only went by her last name, was a one-woman empire — working as a sound engineer, publicist, artist manager, venue booker and grant writer. She died last year after a short battle with cancer at the age of 60.

Steve Derpack, one of the organizers of the awards, says honouring Kirby was a no-brainer.

“If you look at her body of work and her history in the scene, she’s worn every hat imaginable,” he says. “She has some connection with everyone in the scene. She embodies what the award represents.”

The Legacy Award, and the rest of the Edmonton Music Awards, will be presented on Sunday, June 14 at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre.

The nominees will be announced Thursday.

ssperounes@edmontonjournal.com

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Prostate Cancer Canada Challenges Canadians to Wear Plaid for Dad

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - This morning Prostate Cancer Canada, along with Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy announced the launch of its latest initiative, Wear Plaid for Dad.

Wear Plaid for Dad is a national awareness campaign to tackle the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men; prostate cancer. On June 19, PCC is asking Canadians to reach into their closet and clad themselves in this beloved pattern as a special nod to the men in their lives, leading up to Father's Day. Take a photo and share with the hashtag #WearPlaidforDad and visit wearplaidfordad.ca to make a donation.

Pledges to wear plaid have already been made by notable Canadians including:

    Don Cherry, Hockey Night in Canada
    John Catucci, host of the Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here
    Dave Thomas, Second City TV
    The Honourable Stephen McNeil, Nova Scotia Premier

Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the disease through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness, benefiting the 1 in 8 Canadian men who will face a prostate cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

Will you take the plaid pledge on June 19?

Read more about this Prostate Cancer Canada campaign

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

#YEG Edmonton Music Awards Nominees

Thank you to everyone who submitted a record-breaking amount of material for the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards!  Congratulations to all the nominees!

Click here to view the 2015 nominees.

The 2015 Edmonton Music Awards, will be held at the Royal Alberta Museum on June 14th, 2015.


Follow EMW on Twitter @YEGMusicAwards and like them on Facebook


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ya'Gotta: Supports CKUA - It's Spring Fund Raising Campaign

Music loving travelers, to the province of Alberta, Canada, can listen to CKUA, heard province-wide on 16 FM transmitters (listed below). The station is also on the StarChoice satellite system. Internationally, CKUA streams online from their website and on Tunein for world-wide online listening.
After you've tuned in and started listening, then go you the Spring Fundraiser page and make donation.

Read the Ya'Gotta Supports CKUA page.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Camrose Street Performers Festival - Call For Performers

Historic Downtown Camrose, Alberta is planning, it's first ever Street Performers Festival for September 26, 2015. The festival will run in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days.

We are seeking Alberta street busking musicians, artists, jugglers, magicians children's acts, etc.

To apply please go to the Camrose Street Performers Festival blog to download the application form, for this year's festival.

Click here for more information about Camrose.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

#YEG A Grin for Lynne!




June 6th, 2015
#145, 8170 - 50 St
5 p.m. to approximately midnight
Tickets: $15

Join in on this fundraiser to assist Edmonton blues vocalist Lynne Chwyl, who has begun treatment for the auto-immune disorder Sjogren’s Syndrome. Further testing is continuing but in the meantime, among many of the other symptoms, Lynne is suffering from the most emotionally debilitating complications of this disease, losing her teeth. 

Facebook event, with more info about Sjogren’s Syndrome.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Operation Wall of WINE

#145, 8170 - 50 St
Friday April 10 (7-9 p.m.)

Calling all wino-s to the Famous Newcastle Pub on  for the first ever "WINE RAFFLE". Bring a bottle of your favorite wine to donate to the "wall" ( it's actually a table,but wall of wine sounds better) and then buy a ticket for 10$ to win the wine. All the money raised is going to Ronald MacDonald house via the Unique Scaffold Annual Charity Beer Pong Tournament.. 

If you are able PLEASE come out and make this night a huge success!

Facebook Event
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