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Another sign of Red Deer returning to life – Museum + Art Gallery planning its Re-opening

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The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery “MAG” is Re-opening 

The MAG is ready to welcome you back! The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery plans to reopen to visitors on June 15th based on Stage 2 of Alberta’s Open For Summer Plan. Visitors can check out the travelling art exhibit APrairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG), showing from now until August 16, 2021. This exhibit includes over 50 artists, 9 themes with an amazing collection of work. A Prairie Vernacular is a travelling exhibition curated by Jennifer McRorie and Joanne; organized and toured by Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with the Esplanade and is funded by the Government of Canada and Department of Canadian Heritage. The opening hours will be Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am – 4:30pm.Visits can be booked on the MAG website www.reddeermuseum.com .

 

A Prairie Vernacular Exhibit examines historic and contemporary representations of the vernacular in artistic practice on the Canadian prairies, considering the relationship of folk art to contemporary art produced in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. These representations of the vernacular not only adopt the materials, methods and/or motivations of a folk aesthetic, but speak to shared contexts and subject matter, either reflecting on memories and histories of life on the prairies or presenting visual narratives rife with humour, fantasy, myth, politics, religion, and the prairie gothic. Artists represented in the exhibition include historic and contemporary untrained or self-taught artists, as well as academically trained artists whose works speak to the vernacular, the locality and history of the Prairie.

 

Words from Executive Director, Lorna Johnson:  

The Prairie Vernacular exhibition is a delightful and affectionate look at the Prairies, through the eyes of artists. All of the artworks reflect a deep love of place, and the personal memories, reflections and fantasies that are rooted in the prairie landscape. It is wonderful to see how the so-called folk artists have inspired some of Canada’s best-known artists to create works that celebrate prairie sensibilities. It is a lively and expansive show, and I hope visitors will soon be able to come and see it in person.  

 

Virtual Talks & Virtual Mini-Tours: 

  • Saturday, June 5, 2021 – 2 p.m.

“Indigenous Prairie Aesthetics” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 2 p.m.

“Memory and Memoria and the Everyday” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Saturday, July 10 – 2 p.m.

“Folk, Funk, Humor and Playfulness” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Thursday, July 22 – 6:30 p.m.

“Jude Griebel: The Influence of Prairie Folk Art on Contemporary Art

Practice” Artist Talk and Q & A

  • Saturday, July 24 – 2 p.m.

“Fantasy and the Surreal” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Saturday, Aug. 7 – 2 p.m.

“Prairie Gothic” – Mini tour of Prairie Vernacular

  • Thursday, Aug. 5 – 6:30 p.m.

“Place of Belonging” – Artist Talk and Q & A with Ken Housego

For more details regarding the exhibition A Prairie Vernacular contact Kim Verrier, Exhibitions Coordinator at [email protected]

 

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Local moving company donating 101 moves to support vulnerable Canadians this holiday season

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Submitted by Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving

Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving is moving joy, one community organization at a time

This holiday season, Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving (“Two Small Men”) is spreading joy, seeking to donate 101 moves to community organizations that support at-risk individuals. With inflation at an all-time high and the higher stresses that come with the holiday season and colder weather, Two Small Men is looking to give back to the local markets they operate in during this time of need. This marks the third year for this initiative, which Two Small Men was inspired to launch in 2020, following the hardships of COVID-19. The campaign has grown year-over-year, from 25 donated moves in 2020, to 80 moves in 2021, and now with a goal of 101 moves for 2022.

Two Small Men has a long history in Red Deer having supported the Red Deer Food Bank, Bridges Community Living, and the Alberta Motor Association in past years. They are also always actively searching for new community organizations to partner with to support with donated moving services.

This holiday season, Two Small Men will be helping organizations that support vulnerable communities with everything from moving mass amounts of food to local food banks, to supporting shelters with moving individuals into new homes, to moving toys for underprivileged children.

Two Small Men’s community-first mindset is a key part of its identity. Written right into the name, it is a moving company with a big heart, that cares deeply about giving back. Two Small Men has developed a robust community giving program that supports a variety of non-profit and charitable organizations with in-kind moving services, donation collection initiatives, and other financial contributions. Each year, the business redirects 10 per cent of its annual profits to community giving and other charitable operations. In 2022, Two Small Men projects this will translate into a donation fund of $200,000, with the goal of growing to give $750,000 annually in the next 10 years.

“Moving people’s possessions is our business, but the heart of what we do is really all about supporting the people who make up our communities,” says Addison Parfeniuk, CEO, Two Small Men Big Hearts Moving. “We know that the winter season can be an especially challenging time for many people, and it is our hope that by partnering with local organizations such as the Red Deer Food Bank, we will be able to fill the real needs of real people in the Red Deer community.”

Charitable and non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit their moving needs for consideration in this year’s Season of Giving campaign.

For more information, please visit https://twosmallmen.com/about-us/giving-back/.

About Two Small Men
Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving is a Canadian moving company focused on supporting customers through every stage of their move, big or small. Founded in 1982, the company has 25 offices across the country with major operations in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Kelowna, and Winnipeg, and a fleet of more than 100 moving trucks. Committed to giving back to their communities, they donate 10 per cent of their profits each year to relevant charities and organizations that are serving the community.

 

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Festival of Trees tickets are for sale now

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29th Annual Festival of Trees

It’s time to experience the magic of Festival of Trees! Celebrate at Festival of Wines, be enchanted by Mistletoe Magic, and enjoy family fun at the all new Festival Pancake Breakfast.

For the last 28 years, Festival of Trees has raised funds for healthcare enhancements for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and other health centres in Central Alberta.

2022: FUNDING THE INTENSIVE CARE AND CARDIAC CARE UNITS AT RED DEER REGIONAL HOSPITAL CENTRE.

As the only facility in Central Zone with Intensive Care and Coronary Care beds, Red Deer Hospital will be creating a permanent space for CCU and expanding its ICU beds by 8, for a total of 20 ICU beds. Our healthcare system needs more capacity, and this expansion is the first step in responding to the increased demand for high-quality care for patients in the ICU and CCU.

Cardiac enhancements and expansion of bed space have been a longstanding priority for our hospital, and Festival of Trees is thrilled to support the equipment needs in these new spaces by providing CPAP/BI-PAP machines, ultrasound systems, Glidescopes, and much more.

Festival of Wines

We’re not just wines anymore!
Sample flavours from around the world. Local restaurants, fine wineries, craft beer brewers, and select distillers will all tempt you with some of their finest offerings.
Friday, November 25 | 7:00-11:00pm
Tickets $100 including gate admission | 18+

Mistletoe Magic

It has finally returned after a two-year absence! Get back to dining and dancing with your favourite girl with this magical evening of dinner and entertainment for fathers and daughters of all ages.
Daddies and daughters have been making this event a must-do Christmas tradition since 1998. This year we’ve got more fun and games than ever before.
Saturday, November 26 | 6:00-11:00pm
      Tickets $125 including gate admission | All ages

NEW! Festival Pancake Breakfast

Grab a quick bite before you hit the Tree Room this year with a pancake breakfast for the whole family.
Pancakes, sausages, music, and a visit from Santa are all in store.
Sunday, November 27 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Tickets are $15 (13+), $10 (4-12), $5 (3 and under)
Includes gate admission | All ages
                  TICKETS.              
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