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 jerryforbescentre.ca. 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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City of Edmonton Calls for Nominations to the 2016 Hall of Fame and Awards of Distinction

hall-of-fame-awardsThe City of Edmonton wants to recognize and honour Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who, through their contributions in arts and culture, community service, and sports, or through extraordinary service to their communities have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton. Since 1951, the Salute to Excellence Council has gathered nominations to recognize and honour Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who, through their participation or through extraordinary service to their communities have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton. During a formal evening presentation, the Salute to Excellence Council inducts outstanding Edmontonians into the Halls of Fame. Groups or teams of more than 4 people including not-for-profit and charitable organizations are not eligible for Halls of Fame, but are eligible for Awards of Distinction. 

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Gaming Funds for Nonprofits – Free Webinar Series | February 11 & March 3

webinarThe Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is offering a free, two-part webinar series about the use of gaming funds for nonprofits in Alberta. Both webinars feature a live question and answer period. This series was designed to create awareness and provide information about the process and requirements of charitable gaming in Alberta. The webinar series will be facilitated by Volunteer Alberta and feature a speaker from the Gaming Information for Charitable Groups (GAIN) Program. The presentations will cover topics of interest to the non-profit sector as identified in the survey conducted by Volunteer Alberta in May of 2015. Gain a better understanding of how AGLC and gaming proceeds can benefit your organization in the upcoming sessions: the first on February 11 and the second on March 3. Registration is free. 

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