Monday, August 25, 2014

#YEG - Free Outdoor Movie - The Amazing Spiderman 2!

Tuesday August, 26 Scotiabank® presents Movies on the Square - a FREE outdoor movie: The Amazing Spiderman 2! Come to Sir Winston Churchill Square to watch a family favourite film. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fabulous pre-movie entertainment before taking in the blockbuster hit that will be playing on a 3-storey high inflatable screen. Closed captioning will be offered when available.

The first 300 people will receive free popcorn and the first 50 Scotiabank® SCENE debit and Visa cardholders to show their cards will receive VIP seating.

Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7pm. Movies start at dusk. 

This is a family friendly event, so no alcohol or smoking please.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Seeking Businesses to Represent in Central Alberta

Central Alberta businessman is seeking opportunities to represent companies for sales, marketing and promotion.

Bob Kenyon uses Twitter (@yagottabob), Google+ and has promoted many businesses, organizations and events online.

For more information about Bob Kenyon and his skills, please:
Contact Bob and arrange a meeting to find out how he'll help your business.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

4th Memphis Bound Blues Challenge



Call for Submissions to enter open NOW!

YOU could be representing Northern Alberta at 31st International Blues Challenge!


MBBC 2014 info package here

Open to all Northern Alberta blues musicians residing from Red Deer north, border to border. Qualifying and Semi Final rounds will be held Sunday afternoons in September. Final Rounds October 19, 2014. Musicians must be able to travel to USA in January 2015 to compete at the international level.

Deadline for entries: 8:00pm sharp September 3, 2014.


Email ibc@EdmontonBluesSociety.net for your info package and application form.

Best Self-Produced Blues CD information
Only Cds released November 1, 2013 - October 15, 2014 may be submitted.
Deadline for this category is 8:00pm sharp October 15, 2014.




2014 MBBC dates
               
August 14 - Entries accepted for 4th Annual Memphis Bound Blues Challenge
September 3 - 8:00pm SHARP! DEADLINE to enter this year's blues challenge

September 14 - Qualifying Rounds Solo/Duo, Big Al's House of Blues
September 21 - Qualifying Rounds Bands, Blues on Whyte
September 28 - Semi Finals, both categories, Blues on Whyte
October 19 - Final Rounds, both categories, Old Timer's Cabin - ALL ages

EBS uses same criteria, scoring system and guidelines as the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Info here

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

#YEG Rita McDade & the Fusion Blues Band CD Release Concert


Friday, August 8 (7:30 p.m.)
Festival Place
100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2

Rita McDade & the Fusion Blues Band "Train Home" CD release concert.

Special guests Dan Sinasac, Rollie LaMarche and 16 voice Fusion Music Choir.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

#YEG City boosts road construction spending by $16.3 million

Halfway through the 2014 road construction season, Mayor Don Iveson has announced that the City will invest an additional $16.3 million on 51 additional road projects in 2014.

“Back in April, City Council renewed our commitment to road infrastructure by reallocating $27.1 million from the 2014 budget for additional roadwork this year and next,” said Mayor Iveson. “This additional investment demonstrates the aggressive approach Council is taking to renewing Edmonton’s essential roadway infrastructure.”

The City is using the additional funds to pave 25 more arterial road projects ($10 million) and 26 more neighbourhood road projects ($6.3 million) that were not on the original roadwork schedule for 2014. The 51 extra projects are spread across Edmonton, bringing the total number of road projects this year to 178. The City’s total 2014 investment in arterial and collector roads, bridges and interchanges and neighbourhood infrastructure is $431.1 million.

Read the complete article for the Edmonton Journal.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

#YEG River Valley Food Forest Planting

Saturday, July 19
(10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Government House Park
9938 Groat Rd, Edmonton, AB

Let's plant a food forest in the River Valley! Bring a shovel and a friend, we're planting an edible forest in Edmonton's river valley!

But wait? Can we really do that?! Absolutely! In fact, the City of Edmonton is providing all of the plant material (more than a thousand native edible plants); saskatoons, cranberry, ... See More


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

#YEG Be Here Now – A Benefit For Kirby

Be Here Now – A Benefit For Kirby
June 10 & 11, 2014
Newcastle Pub - Edmonton, AB
8170 – 50 Street 780-490-1999
Doors at 6:30 Music at 7:30
Tickets are $20 at the door Silent Auction Art & Music
ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO KIRBY AND HER FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Featuring Tacoy Ryde, Jr. Gone Wild, Souljah Fyah, The Almighty Turtlenecks, The Superband, The Rockin' Highliners, Scotty Hills, Rusty Reed, The Dungarees, Bobby Cameron, Tim Koslo, Braden Gates, Dana Wylie, Rob Heath, Stew Kirkwood, Front Porch Roots Revue, Joint Chiefs & more.

For media and general inquiries contact Brent Oliver

Background

Dozens of local musicians assemble to benefit Kirby in her fight against cancer
(Edmonton) – The Newcastle Pub will be the site for a two day benefit on June 10 and 11 for Be Here Now, benefitting the cancer treatments for local music promoter, manager, publicist, journalist, sound tech, consultant, loveable loudmouth, fan, and most importantly, friend to the scene, Kirby.

Kirby’s involvement in the Edmonton music scene stretches back to the 1970s when she was a sound tech for local blues outfit Tacoy Ryde. Kirby later formed Ramparts Entertainment and was instrumental in the careers of Bomba, Bobby Cameron, Mike Mcdonald, The Piemyn, Scotty Hills and many more. She has been involved with local institutions such as The Sidetrack CafĂ©, Black Dog Freehouse and Alberta Music as well as written hundreds of grants to help musicians reach the next step in their careers.

And now, it’s time for us all to give back.

Recently Kirby was diagnosed with cancer, and as someone who has spent a life working in the arts, is not in a position to pay for the alternative treatments to combat the disease. Medical bills and medicines will not be cheap, and as her community and her support network, some of the biggest local groups in Edmonton’s history will be performing to benefit her. From Tacoy Ryde to the recently reunited Jr Gone Wild, from young artists like Braden Gates and reuniting veterans The Rockin’ Highliners – everyone wants to lend a helping hand.

The organizers have not only put together a stellar line-up, but also organized a silent auction of art and music items to bring more to Kirby’s fight. Tickets are only $20 at the door each night, and all proceeds and any donations go directly to Kirby.


Much like Kirby herself, the mood of the night will be nothing but positive and something all friends and fans should be a part of. We hope everyone, and Kirby, will Be Here Now.