Sunday, September 13, 2015

Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards - Deadline to submit Tuesday, Sept. 15/15!

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. Six awards, two in each category of youth, adult and senior are presented annually on or around International Volunteer Day, December 5.

The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards Program is an integral part of government's commitment to Alberta's nonprofit/voluntary sector. Seeking out ways to pay tribute to volunteers is part of the Government of Alberta's way of acknowledging and thanking our volunteers whose generous efforts contribute to the vibrant quality of life Albertans enjoy.

2015 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards Nomination Form
The 2015 nomination form is now available! You can access the form two ways:

Download the PDF version (PDF, 3.07 MB) 
Fill out the online 2015 nomination form (PDF)  
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The deadline to submit the 2015 nomination form is TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

Mail To:
Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards
Alberta Culture and Tourism
907, Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7
Fax: 780-427-4155

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Come To Camrose For Alberta Culture Days!

With only a few weeks left, make your plans to come to Camrose, AB for Alberta Culture Days September 25-27. There's going to so much to do for adults and families! Here'a a listing of the events that you don't want to miss out on:

Free Concert With The Dungarees (Sept. 25) Don't delay...Tickets are going to be limited to this free concert by Alberta's up-and-coming country band, at the historic Bailey Theatre!

Camrose Street Performers Festival (Sept 26) Camrose is going to hold their very first Street Performers Festival, on historic main street, in downtown Camrose. It's free admission and fun for all ages, as these "busking" performers will entertain you!

Annual Mandala Art Show (Sept 25 - Oct. 23) This free show will run at the Chuck McLean Arts Centre in Camrose. Artists and crafters are invited to submit 1-2 Mandalas, by September 15 (click on the first link for application information.

For other event information, for the weekend, including: The Annual Scarecrow Festival, Kids Zone, Family Fun Day, Culture Walks Photo Contest, Heritage Walks, Art Shows, Scavenger Hunt, Collecting Passports Stamps (Camrose Businesses) Machinery and Threshing Day (museum), Sharing Stories (library) and Camrose Churches Celebrating Culture...Download our 2015 Alberta Arts & Culture Days brochure

This brochure lists all the events happening in Camrose, that weekend, as well as the times and places. Don't miss out an event on the very exciting weekend that's been planned for residents of Camrose and tourists!

The theme, for this years Alberta Culture Days is multiculturalism. Camrose is encouraging performers and attendees to wear all or part of their heritage clothing. One of our committee members is wearing his Crawford tartan tie, an Irish tweed jacket and hopefully something English.

Coming to Camrose for Alberta Culture Days events (Sept 25 - 27, 2015)...Be sure to contact the Norsemen Inn, for the special rate they're offering.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Wide Cut Weekend

Calgary's First Roots Music Festival!
October 15-17, 2015
Tickets on Sale After Labour Day
Americana, cowpunk, alt country, bluegrass, call it what you want, but roots music is a big part of our identity, so let's build this thing. Let's celebrate our homegrown artists. Let's bring this thing home. Just sayin'. . . #yeefreakinhaw

    - Allison Brock, Artistic Director

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Free Concert - The Dungaress at Camrose Historic Bailey Theatre

Free Tickets Available Now (First Come/First Served)
Get Yours Now! Don't Be Disappointed, When They're Gone! 

Free Concert: Sept 25 (7:30) Bailey Theatre Camrose, AB
Tickets at the Chuck MacLean Arts Center
Part of Camrose Arts Society's Alberta Culture Days 2015 Presentations

In a genre dominated by solo artists, The Dungarees stand out as a 5-man brotherhood, dedicated to their love of traditional, high energy country music.

The Dungarees have performed at some of the biggest country festivals in Canada, including Big Valley Jamboree and Dauphin CountryFest and recently opened for Reba McEntire at Calgary’s Saddledome for The Calgary Stampede.

10 days and 28 sets of music later, the boys wrapped up their Calgary Stampede by opening for Blake Shelton! A great way to finish up a great couple weeks.

They have a definitive musical mandate; Take the undeniable lyrical styling, twangy telecaster and steel guitar that they love from classic country, and inject it with modern intensity and pop sensibility.
  •  The band was nominated for 5 Edmonton Music Awards and took home Country Recording of the Year!
  •  They just got on to the 2nd ballot as Roots Artist of the Year for the 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards!
Coming to Camrose for the Dungrarees concert, Camrose Street Performers Festival, or any of the other events during Alberta Culture Weekend (Sept 25 - 27, 2015)...Be sure to contact the Norsemen Inn, for the special rate they're offering.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

2015 All-Albertan Song Contest

The ATB Financial All-Albertan Song Contest is back for a fifth year.

Are you an Alberta artist? Does your home province inspire you? Here's your opportunity to write, record and submit an original, new, unpublished song about Alberta for a chance to win $10,000 from ATB.

We'll accept any genre of music, as long as the song has an Alberta theme. It could be about a place, a person, an event or just a feeling you get from Alberta.

You could join our prestgious list of former winners Sykamore (2014, Heaven in the Pines), Transit (2013, Alberta Anthem), Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (2012, Alberta) and Danny Vacon (2010, ClickGold and Green).

The entry form can be found here. The deadline for entries is 12:00 pm on September 4, 2015. Our judges will then select six finalists to be announced on September 11, 2015.

The winner will be announced live on CKUA radio on October 2, 2015. In case you missed it, here's our announcement to launch the contest on CKUA on July 10!

For more information the link, at the top of the page.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For Sale - Featherlight - All Aluminum - 4 Horse Trailer /w living quarters

Completely rebuilt trailer (Pictures as below).

  • 2 new 12v Allstate batteries 
  • new  12v jack motor
  • new 12v water pump
  •  new 12v 80w charging system (roof mounted)
  • new 12v TV
  • new  12v radio /w mp3 plug in
  •  Radio/TV hard wired in through ceiling mount
  • As per photos faucets and stovetop have been redone
  • XT large fresh water storage
  • Tires and brakes recently replaced (approx. 8,000 k on them)
  • Two spare tires
  • All lights working
  • Exterior horse tie downs
  • Saddle rack pulls out from tack room
  • Roof air conditioning and heater unit
  • Private bathroom, from kitchen
  • New exterior door latching mechanism
Asking: $35,000.00 (negotiable)

Please call (780-910-2120 or email

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ya'Gotta Event Marketing and Promotion #yagottaevent

"Because Ya'Gotta Get It Done!"
Does your business, club, association, non-profit organization, fundraising event, reunion, entertainment venue or performance act need help with marketing and promotion with lots of online and media buzz?

Ya'Gotta Event Marketing and Promotion will use our multi-talented skills to provide:

  1. Media Releases and Public Service Announcements
  2. Posting on related, local Ya'Gotta Network Blogs, with RSS Feeds into the Internet
  3. Media Release and Blog Posts are allways added to Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Ello) Announcements
  4. Event posting on related media, business and community calendars
  5. Online networking with other related organizations (i.e. business, travel, arts, etc.)
  6. PayPal setup for tickets & donations
  7. Access to Caterers, bar tenders, DJ services, live music, photo booths, dunk tanks, sound equipment and party equipment
The promotion we do always comes with our "specialty touch", that makes your event easily found in all local media (print, radio, television, Internet) and we have excellent contacts in these areas!
Don't have an internet presence? Get a Ya'Gotta Network Page, with posting permission on our respective regional blog (see below *)
Some examples of our work includes the following businesses, events, non-profit prorgrams, etc. Many are part of their local Ya'Gotta Network:
Current Projects:**

  1. Camrose Scene to be Social Meetup Group - Organizer of Events that are on the Internet, in the Meetup site
  2. Camrose Street Performers Festival (#CamroseSPFestival) - Conceived the idea of the event and networked with city officials to establish the event. Recruited performers, set up the Blog, Facebook page and event, Google+ event, Twiiter @Camrosespf, promoted on Ya'Gotta Network Blogs also added to many community, media and tourism event calendars.
  3. GensCorp IT - Setup Alberta web pages, prepared online media release and promoted by email, telephone and social media
  4. Third Degree - (Camrose Classic Rock Band) (#ThirdDegreeAB) Setup Ya'Gotta Central Alberta Network page, blogFacebook page and promoted the band on blogs, the media and social media
  5. Songbook Sunday (Bailey Theatre, Camrose, AB) - Setup Ya'Gotta Central Alberta Network page and provides blog, Facebook, Google+ and Ello posts. Also promote in major central Alberta and Edmonton music and arts media.
  6. *Ya'Gotta Network Blogs - Blogging local good news, travel destinations/activities, business opportunities, non-profit events, also promotion of musicians, venues and events. Calgary, Canadian Rocky Mountain, Central Alberta, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ya'Gotta Travel Blog.
**Google these projects to find out the coverage our events receive

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