Archbishop of York to Visit Edmonton in October 2013

John Sentamu

The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Dr. John Sentamu Archbishop of York

An influential church leader and outspoken social justice advocate from the United Kingdom will spend 10 days in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton this October. The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Dr. John Sentamu will speak at a fundraising dinner on October 16 at the Matrix Hotel. Dr. Sentamu has served as the Archbishop of York since 2005 and is the second most senior cleric in the Church of England after the Archbishop of Canterbury. His ministry is focused on connecting the church with the world, while seeking “God’s rule of justice, righteousness, peace, and love.”

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Thousands to Join Wishmaker Walk for Wishes in Calgary on September 29th

Childrens Wish CalgaryThe 2013 edition of Wishmaker Walk for Wishes is coming to Calgary on September 29th. Participants from across the country are expected to raise over $1 Million in pledges in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Wishmaker Walk for Wishes is the largest and single most important fundraising event for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and its success ensures the Foundation’s continued tradition of never refusing an eligible child a wish.  Participants or “Wishmakers” make an important contribution by collecting pledges prior to walk day and walking the route in their area.

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Inaugural Cossmedia Banff 2013 Features Keynote with Dr. Eric McLuhan

CrossMedia BanffThe Banff Centre and Jumpwire Media inaugural CROSSMEDIA BANFF 2013 program opens with a keynote by Dr. Eric McLuhan who co-authored “Laws of Media” with his legendary father.  The 2-day program taking place on Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the prestigious Banff Centre in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, will also feature a special presentation by Andrew McLuhan among 40 top media and digital innovators discussing new technologies and forward-looking business models for engaging audiences of the future across the digital ecosystem.

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Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta Announces Contest Winners

EAFAThe Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta is pleased to announce that the winners for the 2013 contest have been chosen and are now posted on-line at: In 2013, the Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta will provide $8,400 in RESPs to students, matching funds for school programs (environmental, science, hot lunch) and environmental project grants.  Since 2005, the Foundation has has provided over $34,000 to students and schools.   This level of support to students and schools is only possible via the generous support of ESAA Members and Industry that attend ESAA’s annual Golf Tournament and the RemTech series.  The Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta (EAFA) — “A charity with the mission of increasing environmental awareness in Alberta’s school system — is a charitable organization (#852066778 RR0001) affiliated with The Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA).

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Grade 11 Alberta Scientist Wins Entry to Sanofi BioGENEius Nationals

Bio AlbertaAn innovative project by a 15 year old Calgary student focused on research of a unique approach to treating Cancer has earned top prize in the Alberta  20th annual “Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada” (SBCC), a biotechnology research competition that encourages students to pursue future studies and careers in the exciting field of biotechnology. Grade 11 student, Arjun Nair won the top $2000 regional prize for his project that researched the potential of a unique synergistic approach in treating Cancer via photo-thermal therapy and heat shock protein inhibition.  The second place, $1500 prize, was awarded to Sujay Nagaraj from Grade 11 at Western Canada High School in Calgary for his project that assessed the therapeutic potential of Platelet Derived Growth Factor in patients with Glioblastoma brain tumour cells.

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