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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Monday, May 16, 2016

Ya'Gotta - April Most Popular Western Canada Destinations

The following were the most popular western Canada destinations, on the Ya'Gotta travel site, during the month of April 2015. Provincial and Territory of each, are in brackets following the destination article.

  1. West Kootenays – Mountains, Ghost Towns, Hot Springs and Lake Ferry Crossings (BC)
  2. David Thompson – A Fur Trade Route To The Mountains (AB)
  3. Follow The Hanson Lake Road To Family Vacation Adventures (SK)
  4. The Canadian Rockies – Banff to Jasper & The Icefields Parkway (AB)
  5. Dinosaurs of Grande Prairie's "River of Death" (AB)
  6. Edmonton – Gateway To The North! (AB)
  7. Saskatchewan's Athabasca Sand Dunes (SK)
  8. Queen Elizabeth II Highway – Calgary To Edmonton  (AB)
  9. North Saskatchewan River – Route of The Fur Trade (AB/SK/MB)
  10. Southern Alberta's Cowboy Country (AB)
  11. The Crowsnest – A Southern B.C./Alberta Mountain Pass (AB/BC)
  12. Take An Alberta, Round-Trip, Canadian Rocky Mountain Vacation This Summer (AB)
  13. Regina, Saskatchewan – Home of The Mounties (SK)
  14. Dawson City – Centre of The Klondike Gold Rush (YK)
  15. Weird and Wonderful Spruce Woods Provincial Park (MB)
  16. Yellowknife – Diamond Capital of North America (NT)
  17. Manitou Beach/Watrous, Saskatchewan (SK)
  18. Summer in the City – A three-day summer itinerary for culture-rich Winnipeg (MB)
  19. British Columbia's Three Trans-Canada Highway National Parks (BC)
  20. Whitehorse – Gateway To Canada's Yukon Territory (YK)
For more destinations for adventure, history and tourism; be sure to check out all of our Ya'Gotta articles about destinations in provinces of AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaSaskatchewan as well the Northwest and Yukon territories.

Our articles also have links to book activities, adventures, cars, flights, hotels and outdoors gear.

Ya'Gotta also has a collection of articles about activities, in western Canada.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Prostate Cancer Canada - #PlaidForDad Kick Off

This week, we officially launched ‪#‎PlaidForDad‬, asking Canadians from coast to coast to coast to pledge to wear plaid on June 17th to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer.

We are thrilled to once again be supported by our National Ambassador, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. At the launch event, we honoured the men and women in uniform who protect Canadians every day, and challenged all Canadians to put on a new kind of uniform on June 17th – plaid! – to help protect the 1 in 8 men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Learn more at:

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Folk Alley - Keep the Music Streaming 24/7

By becoming a Folk Alley member at the $60 level or above, you're saying you want this music to be free for everyone to discover without charging a subscription fee. And, as a member, in addition to our basic Members-Only Benefits, you will receive access to exclusive Folk Alley web streams that are free of fund drives.

Become a Member and by-pass pledge drives for a year!!

Your dollars help us pay for things like our specialty side-streams, Open Mic, 'Live from Folk Alley' concerts, exclusive in-studio interviews and video sessions and 24-hour streaming of the best mix of folk, roots and Americana music throughout the entire year.

We are a non-profit 501(c)3 service, and your donation is tax-deductible (to the extent allowed by the law) if you live in the US. Every penny goes directly into our operating budget to pay for bandwidth, staffing, production costs and equipment, marketing and overhead.

If you're already a member, you can also support Folk Alley in other ways by helping spread the word about our service. Tell A Friend or participate in our Folk Alley Vehicle Donation Program!

Thank you for your contribution!

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Record Store Day Canada 2016

April 16, 2016

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica. 

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.

Find out more about Record Store Day Canada

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CKUA’s Spring Fundraiser Launch Party 2016

Thursday, April 14 at 6pm (MST), we're going to kick off our 2016 Spring Fundraiser with live-to-air performances by The Royal Foundry, Tim Hus, Jordan Klassen, plus one-of-a-kind covers by talented Alberta acts with the return of Covers for the Cause! The all-Alberta edition of this spring's covers set will include performances by Ol' Boots and the Hoots, Jesse Northey, Boreal Sons, Ayla Brook, Matt Masters, Lara Yule Singh alongside CKUA's own Baba, and more!

Tune in to our 3-hour radio party hosted by CKUA's own Grant Stovel and David Ward.  Expect appearances by CKUA friends, dignitaries, and top-notch musical guests.

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