Review: Oil Sands Karaoke

Review: Oil Sands Karaoke

It is the end of a very long and epic week, a week that had me passing along tickets to Bill Cosby because it was the only thing I could give up to spend some much needed time with my sons.  Heather has been out of town at a spirituality retreat, and they’ve been very
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YMM APM

YMM APM

I felt like I was on another planet on Monday, catching my return flight to Fort McMurray at EIA (Edmonton International Airport).  Gate 72 said the boarding pass.  Every instinct in my body said to turn right at the confluence right after going through security.  But Gate 72 didn’t live to the right, it was
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Bear on the run

Bear on the run

Photo by Norm Sutton I was in Edmonton on the one Sunday when a bear wandered into our neighborhood.  The only time, in my 14 years of living downtown, that a bear shows up and I’m five hours down the road.  I had to watch the action on Facebook. Photo by Norm Sutton I haven’t
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The Soul Collector

The Soul Collector

Sitting in the Westbury Theatre – an apparent twin of the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts in Fort McMurray – watching Cataylst Theatre’s latest other-worldly creation, I kept thinking how a certain crowd back in Fort McMurray would eat this up. Starting the moment you walk into the theatre lobby, you get the
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Biota

Biota

Tucked inside the Royal Alberta Museum is a delightful little theatre, a 417-seat facility with a nice sized stage.  Last night it was the venue for the Kathleen Hughes Dance Association presentation of Biota, a melange of new and established dance pieces that together captured many different shades and nuances of biodiversity. BIOTA – the
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A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In The Woods

I went for A Walk In The Woods last night, and it was fabulous.  The latest exhibition at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by the Kirschner Family Corporation, A Walk In The Woods features work from artist in residence Heather Shillinglaw and the students she was working with at Composite and Westwood high
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Support for Breast-Feeding

Support for Breast-Feeding

I had been asked by Leadership Wood Buffalo alum Vilia Tosio to say a few words at a breast-feeding support group gathering in Timberlea. I was happy to oblige, though a little uncertain as to what I could possibly say that would add value to the discussion. This request had happened months ago, the event
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Twitter 101 Infographic

Twitter 101 Infographic

Twitter 101 – An infographic by the team at Twitter 101 Embed Twitter 101 on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below Twitter 101 – An infographic by the team at Twitter 101

One Act Play Festival dazzles

One Act Play Festival dazzles

I really should be working on my Twitter 101 presentation, as it is coming up on Tuesday morning and I still have work to do.  But….I seem to think better under pressure, so I’ll distract myself by sharing what happened this afternoon at the Regional One Act Play Festival that was hosted at the Keyano
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5 STARS for Bedtime Stories

5 STARS for Bedtime Stories

Heather and I went to bed last night recalling former Keyano Theatre Company (KTC) comedies, trying to decide if Bedtime Stories – which opened last night – made us laugh the most.  My gut was telling me, in several different ways, that I had never laughed so hard at a play. As Heather listed off
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