Alberta Baroque Ensemble Presents Music for a Festive Season on December 3

Alberta-Baroque-logoOn Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Robertson-Wesley United Church (10209-123 Street, Edmonton) The Alberta Baroque Ensemble presents Music for a Festive Season. The concert features guests Oliver Munar – tenor, Michael Kurschat – bass and the Da Camera Singers. Music includes Handel Concerto Grosso in F Major, Locatelli Christmas Concerto Grosso, Vivaldi Credo and Bach’s advent Cantata Nun komm der Heiden Heiland.

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New CEO Joins the Herd at Zebra Child Protection Centre in Edmonton

Zebra-CentreThe Zebra Child Protection Centre is thrilled to announce that Bill Meade has joined the herd as Chief Executive Officer. Bill joins the Zebra Centre after three decades of experience in government and child and family services, serving as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Public Security, Justice and Solicitor General and Children’s Services. He also brings extensive leadership experience from his time as Chief Executive Officer of the Child and Family Services Authority in Calgary and Edmonton, and numerous other leadership positions with community and social services organizations.

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Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Awards by September 15

Star-AwardsThe search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers as nominations open for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. Across the province, thousands of volunteers give generously of their time and talents to help make life better for others. We have all in some way benefited from the impact of the work of volunteers in our communities. If you have experienced the fun at a local festival or community event, have taken part in local minor sports, or watched the action at the neighbourhood arena, then your life has been touched by a volunteer. 

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Salute to Edmonton: 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall-of-Fame 2017In 1951, the City of Edmonton began the tradition of celebrating outstanding accomplishments of Edmonton athletes. Today, the tradition continues with an expanded mandate to include arts and culture, and community service. The Salute to Excellence Committee gathered nominations to recognize and honour Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who, through their participation in arts and culture, community service, and sports, have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton. During a formal evening presentation at the magnificent Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Salute to Excellence Committee inducts outstanding Edmontonians into the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture, Community Service, and Sports Halls of Fame.

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Edmonton Pride Day Parade and Festival 2017 to Showcase the Many Sides of Pride

Edmonton-PrideThe 37th annual Edmonton Pride festival will return to Old Strathcona from June 9-18. The pride parade on June 10 at 11 a.m. is expected to draw tens of thousands of spectators. This year’s parade grand marshal is the Edmonton two spirit community, a group that has often been underrepresented in the LGBTQ+ community. After the parade, the main festival will take place in End of Steel Park and Strathcona Park until 6 p.m. with vendors, activities, live music and the popular beer gardens. 

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