Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wide Cut Weekend - Calgary, AB (October 13-15, 2016)

Wide Cut Weekend 
Calgary, AB
October 13-15, 2016

Wide Cut Weekend Roots Music Festival, Calgary's first roots music festival, with various performance venues throughout the city. The venues will be: Ironwood, Blues Can, Royal Canadian Legion No. 1, Oak Tree Tavern, Mikey’s Juke Joint and the freshly opened King Eddy in Studio Bell.

Performances by: The Co-Dependents, T. Buckley Trio, Justine Vandergrift, Mike Stack, Craig Korth, Kimberley MacGregor, Lucas Chaisson, Tom Phillips, Up On Cripple Creek, Del Barber, Matt Patershuk and Carter Felker.

The highlights will be a reunion of local roots supergroup (from back in the mid-’90s) Beautiful Joe, which features Jane Hawley, Steve Pineo, Tim Leacock, Danny Patton and Ross Watson

Information and tickets are available at

There's also a Facebook page, for Wide Cut Weekend and you can follow the festival of Twitter @WideCutWeekend

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Creating the New Alberta - Vision & Leadership

Creating the New Alberta - Vision & Leadership

Attracting Big Ideas - The Time is NOW!

What technologies can help revitalize Alberta's economy?

What is happening - Convention Features

A Convention of insightful keynotes and panelists from 18 Alberta industries and professions sharing their Big Ideas. Share yours. What Can be done. What is being done. The time is Now for Innovation.

Presenting ABCtech's 2nd Annual Innovation Award

A Plenary of the Big Ideas - Setting direction and taking action

A Networking Reception for meeting leaders and visionaries outside your enterprise

Date, time and location
Saturday, November 26th
9:00am to 6:00 pm
Cenovus Learning Centre Red Deer College MAP HERE

Essentials about the BIG Ideas Convention 

Planning is well underway. Industry keynotes are secured and committed. Others are assembling panels of BIG IDEAS for this electrifying Convention. You'll be at the sharing and birthing of BIG IDEAS for aiding Alberta's economic recovery and long-term diversification. Bring yours - audience engagement is a prime expectation.

9:00 am Opening Keynote

Kim Campbell re "Vision & Leadership" followed by 4 VERY BIG IDEAS

10:00 am Big Idea Industry Panels
Six simultaneous paired Big Idea Industry Panels: Chair, 3 presenters and audience engagement
  • Agriculture & Food Processing with Forestry & Wood Products
  • Transportation & Logistics with Construction & Real Estate
  • Health & BioTech with Volunteers & NGOs
  • Tourism & Hospitality with Communications & Markeitng
  • InfoTech & Analytics with Manufacturing & Export
  • Environment & CleanTech with Alternative Energies
Noon  Luncheon Keynote and Recognition

Lunch with Donna Kennedy-Glans re "Energy Transitions"

Presentation of ABCtech's 2nd Annual Innovation Award followed by 4 VERY BIG IDEAS

1:30 pm Big Idea Professions PanelsSix simultaneous Professions Panels: Chair, 3 presenters and audience engagement
  • Engineering & Design
  • Education & Creativity
  • Legal & Security
  • Management & Strategy
  • Human Resources & Development
  • Finance & Investment
 3:30 pm Plenary Session

Big Idea panel hilights and recommendations concluding with an overview for setting direction and taking action

4:45 pm Networking 
Sumptuous networking reception.  Meeting Alberta's leaders and visionaries

6:00 pm ClosingInspirational presentation "Growing Together" - Good night!

Registration & Convention Sponsorship


Register for "Creating the new Alberta!" November 26th 2016

Member discounts 20% apply

Sponsorship and

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ya'Gotta Advertise Your Tourism Business and Events

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Our Ya’Gotta Central Alberta Tourism Business directory is the perfect online location to advertise activities and tourist accommodations, attractions, campgrounds, parks, natural areas, music/arts venues, musicians, retail, restaurants, pubs and lounges.

Check us out! Our rates are even better than a placement in a publication and the link stays there for a year.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Camrose Street Performers Festival 2016 - Call For Performers

We're back for 2016! The Camrose Street Performers Festival will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and once again will be part of the Camrose Arts Society's presentations for Alberta Culture Days. Also, as with last year we'll be holding the festival on main street (50th), in historic downtown Camrose.

We're seeking busking acoustic musical/vocal acts, clowns, balancing acts, dance troupes, entertainers for children, clowns, instrumental acts, jugglers, magicians, multicultural acts, etc. Be sure to share this information, with others who may be interested.

If your Alberta performance act is interested in being part of our festival, please download our application form and return by August 15, 2016.
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Grounding Trauma Conference

Presented by:

HEALING TRAUMA: An Inter-generational Perspective
Featuring Dr. Gabor Maté and Daniel Maté
October 4 & 5, 2016
The Ramada Inn and Conference Centre
Edmonton, AB

The information presented, at this conference, will be important to all professionals and individuals supporting others where trauma is a factor.

This includes but is not limited to, Social workers, Emergency service technicians, physicians, nursing, paramedical EMS workers and other health care staff, Addictions counselors, Military resource supports, Shelter and housing support teams, Peer outreach organizations, Community support workers, Youth and family workers, Disability and rehabilitation workers, Immigration Settlement workers, Aboriginal and Metis counselors, Gerontologists and those who work with seniors,Teachers and educational assistant teams, Policing, probation and parole officers and anyone wanting to better understand how to: help heal, support and engage someone who is stuck and suffering.

  • Understanding what trauma is and isn't: trauma is not the difficult life events, but the disconnect from self and others those events trigger
  • Trauma as a “fault-free zone”
  • How trauma manifests in families across generations, and how it is experienced in the life of the individual
  • How parents and children can use this understanding to heal themselves and transform their relationships
  • How to support individuals for whom there may not be a “willing partner” for healing a relationship
  • How to recognize our own traumas as they show up in interaction with our clients, and how to use that recognition to support healing in them and in ourselves
  • Gather new skills, new levels of understanding
  • Feel nurtured, refreshed and energized
  • Spend time with like-minded people, make new connection
  • Become more comfortable and effective in your work
Included will be lecture-style teaching, personal anecdotes, dyadic interaction, individual coaching, and group discussion, for an immerse and trans-formative learning experience. Participants can expect to emerge with a new and expanded view of themselves and what’s possible in their work, and a more spacious understanding of trans-generational family dynamics.


Dr. Gabor Maté is a world renowned, very popular thinker, writer and speaker. He is by far the most sought after voice on addictions and mental health in Canada. He worked for years as the lead physician in Vancouver safe injection site and has since done much research and writing. 

Daniel Maté s an award winning composer and educator. As Gabor's son they are going to talk about trauma in their home, how it is manifested and how they worked it out - and continue to solve issues between them.


Tom Regehr Formerly homeless addict, now trauma and addiction educator.

Becca Partington Worked, in a small community, as a front line supporting people, with acquired brain injury.


The cost to register for Grounding Trauma is $460 per person. Registrants can save $70, by registering before September 2, 2016 and pay only $390. Student registration is $345.

MORE INFORMATION about the Grounding Trauma conference.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Packingtown -- Maria Dunn in concert

Packingtown -- Maria Dunn in concert
Calgary Public Library - Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Sunday, 29 May 2016 (3:00 to 5:00 PM)

The video ballad Packingtown shares the vibrant people’s history of North Edmonton through original songs and video interviews with people who worked at the meatpacking plants and lived in the community during the height of the meatpacking industry there (early 1900s to 1980s). 

The 60-minute live music and video performance weaves music and lyrics written by Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn, with video footage, historical photographs, and video interviews collected and edited by videographer Don Bouzek of Ground Zero Productions (GZP) and historian-curator Catherine C. Cole with the support of northeast resident Janice Melnychuk. 

The performance will feature Maria Dunn accompanied by Shannon Johnson of the Juno award winning Celtic world-fusion band, The McDades.

The creation of Packingtown was funded by the Edmonton Heritage Council, Edmonton and District Labour Council, Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, the Alberta Federation of Labour and UFCW Local 1118.

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