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Revelling in the River Valley



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  • Saturday June 22, 2019 – Kinsmen Park

    Revelling on the success of the inaugural Volume 1 in the summer of 2018, the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton is proud to present Soundtrack Music Festival Volume 2 taking place on Saturday June 22, 2019 in their backyard at Kinsmen Park. The multi-genre Top 40 music & arts festival will feature performances from some of the music industry’s hottest talent both past and present in Edmonton’s one-of-a-kind historic River Valley.



    Paul Woida             The sophomore year Soundtrack Music Festival will be headlined by one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history, Boyz II Men. The trio redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. The group’s 4 Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 25- year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, as well as a Casino Entertainment Award for their acclaimed residency at the Mirage Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which has been ongoing since 2013. Boyz II Men’s past hits include: “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” “Motownphilly” and many others.      Joining them is multi-Grammy award winning artist Shaggy; who is by all accounts the true definition of a renaissance man, besides his continuing success in reggae/dancehall music and its influence on pop music worldwide, Shaggy is a fierce businessman, and humble philanthropist. The Jamaican-Born American Reggae fusion singer is best known for his singles “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and “Angel.”


    The Fronts       Also on the bill is hip-hop’s ‘King of the South’, Ludacris. The popular singer and actor (Crash, Hustle and Flow, 2 Fast 2 Furious) helped bring raunchy humour back to rap with hits like “Roll Out,” “Stand Up” and “What’s Your Fantasy.” Between 2000 and 2006, he sold more than 15 million records.

    Bringing her soulful R&B vibe with smash hits like “Foolish” & “Rock Wit U” to the afternoon of Soundtrack is Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti.


    With all of her amazing success, Ashanti has never lost sign of who she is and how important it is to give back to the community; she has been very active supporting a large list of charities and good causes.

    With the gates to the festival opening at 1:00pm, the rest of the day will be filled out with some classic favourites; Maestro Fresh Wes, Supersonic (Oasis Tribute), Edmonton’s own The Fronts & Paul Woida. Harman B is back spinning all day between sets and legendary former Much Music VJ Master T returns as the festival’s Master of Ceremonies.

    Maestro Fresh Wes

    This show is all ages and all tickets are General Admission. Tier 1 tickets are $89 for 13+ year-olds and $25 for 6-12 year-olds; Tier 2 tickets are $99 for 13+ year-olds and $35 for 6-12 year-olds. Children 5 years of age and under are free. Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10am MST. The festival site at Kinsmen Park will include many local food trucks, artisans, and a full-site liquor license.

    For more details, FAQs and full festival information visit

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    President Todayville Inc., Former VP/GM CTV Edmonton, Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Past Board Member United Way of Alberta Capital Region, Musician, Photographer.


    Thieves rely on distraction – keep your eyes open




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  • April 16, 2019

    The Edmonton Police Service is once again alerting the public after receiving several recent reports of distraction style thefts.

    In mid-March, the Edmonton Police Service issued a media release warning the public of distraction style thefts targeting seniors. Since Thursday, April 11, 2019, police have received five additional reports of similar thefts citywide and investigators believe the thieves are now targeting citizens of all ages.

    The thieves typically approach complainants along the road side or in parking lots, using various tactics to distract them. In some instances, thieves reportedly approached citizens and attempted to sell them fake gold jewelry or asked to see the real jewelry they were wearing. Often the thieves place the fake gold jewelry on them during this interaction. In other instances, thieves have reportedly offered fake gold jewelry in exchange for money for gas. Thieves have also allegedly dropped money on the ground and then approached complainants to tell them they dropped the cash, offering to help them pick it up.  During each interaction, the thieves use a sleight of hand to remove the complainant’s real jewelry or remove their credit and debit cards from open wallets.

    Investigators believe the recent incidents are linked and may involve the same suspects. Complainants have been approached by a male, a male and a female or two males, all of whom are described as having a dark skin tone, dark hair and heavy accents that may be Eastern European or Middle Eastern. One of the males was also described as having a beard or goatee.

    Detectives continue to actively investigate these incidents and believe there may be additional complainants. Anyone who has been victimized in a similar way is encouraged come forward and contact police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

    Police are also reminding the public to be aware of their surroundings when in parking lots and to be extra vigilant if approached suddenly by strangers, in particular those who may be trying to give away or sell something. Citizens are advised to look around when approaching theirs vehicles and, if they notice suspicious individuals approaching, change direction and proceed to the nearest public area.

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    Unique collection and family ownership makes Reside an amazing choice for outstanding home furniture



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  • You know that feeling you get when you enter a store for the first time and realize it’s absolutely amazing – and you wonder why you’ve never shopped there before.  Or maybe you stop there often because it’s filled with beautiful and unique items to make your home special.

    That store might just be Reside Furnishings.  This family business started in Edmonton in 1978. Known for many years as Leather Elite, Reside was established in 2013 by the Lundgren family in an effort to fill a gap in the Edmonton furniture market – a unique collection of furniture and home decor made with a wide selection of reclaimed and sustainable materials – think solid wood, wrought iron, airplane metal, and other unique, attractive and lasting materials.

    “Our relationships are lasting and we’re proud to call our long-time customers family,” says David Lundgren, President Reside Furnishings.  “We decided a long time ago, more than 30 years, in fact, that we would always put our customers first. This philosophy has served us well, and we now have second and third generations of families purchasing from us. Those are relationships we’re extremely proud of.”

    Check out some photos of the delights you’ll find when you step into either the Mayfield Road or south side locations.

    “We will welcome you into our store the same way we’d welcome guests into our home”, says Lundgren.  “We figure our furniture is going to last a long time, so our relationships should too.”

    Have a penchant for the unique and unusual?  Items with ‘character’?  Quality? It makes your beautiful items last a long time, and because many of our products are made with natural materials, you may notice variations in the look of your fine wood, leather, marble or slate products as they gracefully age.  These natural characteristics are what give your furniture ‘soul’.

    Come celebrate the difference!

    “We stand behind our pricing. We will guarantee our price for 60 days after your purchase. If during that time you notice a change in our regular price on the identical item, we will refund the difference with an in store credit. Our price guarantee does not include any seasonal authorized sales and is subject to managerial approval.”

    Here’s how to find Reside Furnishings:

    Westend: 10434 Mayfield Road NW (780) 444-7800 SALES@SHOPRESIDE.CA

    MON – FRI 10 – 6
    SATURDAY – 10 – 5
    SUNDAY Noon to 4

    South: 2010-101 St. NW (780) 988-3660 SALES@SHOPRESIDE.CA

    MON – SAT 10 – 6
    SUNDAY Noon – 5

    Click the photo below to visit our website and shop online.  We hope to see you soon!


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