Casino Yellowhead to Host $1.5 Million International Poker Tournament and Raise $40,000 for Alberta NonProfits


Jason Ross, the 2015 DeepStacks Poker Tournament Winner of $100,000

The DeepStacks Poker Tournament (DSPT) returns to Edmonton at Casino Yellowhead. Hosting eight events from April 1st to 11th, with additional entry satellites at Casino Edmonton leading up to March 29th, the energy for high stakes tournament poker will at an all-time high in Edmonton. The professional DSPT production team will be live onsite from Casino Yellowhead, covering the event, showcasing the action-packed excitement and thrilling poker action at one of the 2016 season’s most anticipated stops. Casino Yellowhead and Casino Edmonton have long been regarded as the most action packed casinos to play poker in Edmonton, with 24-hr poker rooms and over two decades of hosting top tier tournaments. With the addition of the DeepStacks Poker Tour, Pure Canadian Gaming (Casino Yellowhead and Casino Edmonton’s parent company) continues to elevate the poker standard in Alberta.

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Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers to Celebrate Rise Awards on May 4, 2016

Rise-AwardsProduced by the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, The RISE Awards is in its 13th year. Over the years, the RISE Awards have become a signature event for the Centre with hundreds of attendees each year. The RISE Awards provide the Centre with an opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of integration, settlement and the challenges newcomers face each day. The RISE Awards’ main purpose is to honour the contributions born Canadians, newcomers, and local businesses who are making a difference in our community. The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is an immigrant settlement agency whose focus is the successful and integrative settlement of newcomers to Edmonton. The agency operates in an inclusive environment, with a welcoming atmosphere and a holistic approach to settlement practices. 

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Author & Motivational Speaker Darci Lang to “Focus on the Positive” in Calgary and Edmonton

Darci-LangThe Supply Chain Management Association of Alberta presents the Regina-based entrepreneur Darci Lang and her philosophy, “Focus on the 90%,” which emphasizes focusing on the positive in our personal and professional lives to increase our odds for success. Every month, from September to May, the SCMA AB holds networking meetings in Calgary and Edmonton, usually with dinner, for its members and others in the supply chain profession. The networking dinner meetings will be a little different this March as the SCMA-AB hopes Darci Lang’s message will inspire all those in attendance. Darci Lang, author of Focus on the 90%, uses one simple tool — a magnifying glass — to reframe how we view our jobs, our co‐workers, our clients and our families. Using this one simple tool, Darci demonstrates how anyone can change their focus and make interactions with others more positive and productive.

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New Music Edmonton Presents Now Hear This Festival: The Anniversary Edition 5 Years of Festivals, 30 Years Of NME

New Music EdmontonFor the past 30 years, New Music Edmonton (NME) has been hunting down the world’s most innovative, cutting edge sounds to bring back to Edmonton. As they mark this musical milestone they can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to host their 5th Annual Now Hear This Festival March 18-20, 2016 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Ave.). They hope you’ll join them for this special double anniversary as they present three days of sonic art from as far away as NYC to right here in Edmonton. Spanning three days with dozens of performances, Now Hear This showcases an incredible roster of local, national and international artists who all create, innovate, and inspire audiences worldwide with provocative sound art.

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The Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit Acquires a New Home for Edmonton NonProfits

Jerry-Forbes-CentreThe Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit announced today the purchase of an existing office and warehouse location in North East Edmonton at 12122 – 68 Street. The Centre has a lease agreement with the current tenant and once the lease is complete, substantial renovations will be completed to create a new home for several Edmonton nonprofits. As the future home for over 20vital nonprofit organizations in need, the Jerry Forbes Centre will facilitate collaborative business practices enabling nonprofits to share resources and talents for enhanced program deliveryand promote community spirit and volunteerism. Tenants will be selected based on criteria that is available at The multi-tenant Centre will provide healthy, affordable and vibrant work spaces where charitable organizations can share resources and talents to enhance program delivery to Edmonton.

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