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First Friday features Country Pride Performance Team and Paul Boultbee

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Here are the events happening as part of First Friday Red Deer on February 7th, 2020

Performers: Country Pride Dance Club will be performing in the Snell Auditorium for First Friday at Paul Boultbee’s Exhibit

Title: Shadow Man
Artist: Paul Boultbee
Kiwanis Gallery, 4818 49 Street, in Red Deer Public Library – operated by Red Deer Arts Council
Media:  Mixed Media
Dates:  to February 17, 2020
Reception: First Friday Red Deer February 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/629741994235637/.

 

Title:    Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Artists: Red Deer College School of Creative Arts Faculty & Staff
Welikoklad Event Centre Gallery, 4922 49th Street
Dates:  January 20 – February 28 2020
Reception Friday February 7th from 5 – 7pm.  Free and open to the public.

Title:    Undiscovered Talents – Student Art Exhibition
Artists: Students from A+’s weekly art classes will be showing off their creative endeavours
A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections,  Unit 203, 4919 49th Street
Media:    Various
Dates:     February 1 -29, 2020
Opening Reception: February 7 from 4 – 6pm.  We’ve got incredible art students doing amazing work in the Art Gallery workshops.  Artists/Instructors Michael Huyzer, Rita Schoenberger, Amanda Frost, Meghan Harkins have shared their ideas and knowledge with workshop students.  From oil painting, acrylic and alcohol inks, to mixed media, each person came up with inspiring pieces.  We wanted to show case each of our students in celebrating their masterpieces with you. You’ve seen the photos on Facebook, now come in and talk with our students.  You may be inspired to try out an art workshop for yourself.

Title:      Trees I Once Knew
Artist:     Peter Allen
The Velvet Olive Lounge, 4928C 50 Street (access via back alley/51st Street)
Media:    Oil Pastels
Dates:     February 1 – 29, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7th from 6 – 8pm.  The content is primarily oil pastel drawings of simple landscapes that use trees as the main object in the image. The works were made between 1994 and 1996.  Live music with Tyler Allen and Dayna Moritz to follow at 9pm.

Title:      Comic Book Love
Artist:     Trevor Wiltse
The Hub on Ross Art Gallery, 4936 Ross Street
Media:    Pencil sketches on Canvas
Dates:     February 1 – 29, 2020
Opening Reception February 7 from 1-3pm with the artist in attendance.

Exhibitions:
Anne Frank – A History for Today
Sacrifice, Hope, Friendship: Canada & the Liberation of Holland
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47 A Avenue
Join a MAG staff member for informal tours of our permanent history exhibition, Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland from 5-8 pm, plus check out the temporary exhibits “Anne Frank – A History for Today” and “Sacrifice, Hope, Friendship: Canada & the Liberation of Holland.”  Enjoy some light refreshments and snacks. Free to attend; donations gratefully accepted.  Gallery open from 10am – 8pm.

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Gallery shows new and continuing with no receptions, although spaces are open to the public.

Title:    Nature in Winter
Artist:  Members of Red Deer’s Lettering Arts Guild
Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave
Media:  Mixed
Dates:   December 20, 2019 – February 19, 2020
No reception for February.  Gallery viewing times are 10 am – 5 pm everyday.

Title:      Feline Lair: An Ephemeral Expression of Ice and Snow
Artist:    Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur
Viewpoint Gallery, Culture Services Centre, 5205 48 Street
Media:   Mixed Media
Dates:   January 3rd – February 28, 2020
No reception for February.  Hours:  Mon–Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

Feline Lair 2019
Dawn Detarando & Brian McArthur
Ice and Snow
Photographer credit: Asaf Kliger

Title:    chasing the light
Artist:   Carol Lynn Gilchrist
Media:  Acrylic
Corridor Community Gallery, in lower level of Recreation Centre, 4501 47 A Ave
No reception for February.  This work is a deeply personal response to the death of the artist’s brother.
Facilitated by City of Red Deer Culture Services and featuring the work of local emerging and established artists.  Hours Mon–Thu 5:30am–10pm, Fri 5:30am–5pm, Sat 8am–5pm, Sun 12pm–5 pm.

Sunworks Gallery, 110-4913 50 Avenue
Store open, but no reception for January.

Creativity Understood.

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First Friday Red Deer is the monthly event where downtown art galleries hold exhibit openings and special events.

Thank you to our sponsors!

                   

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Penhold Flight Instructor Releases Updated Instruction Manual For the 21st Century

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Sky Wings Aviation founder Dennis Cooper lives to fly.

“2020 marks 50 years of flying for me,” said Cooper in a phone interview.  “I was a cadet and part of the glider program but got my pilots license in 1971 at Cold Lake before I even had my drivers license.”

Cooper later earned his Commercial license under Cecil Sorenson and other seasoned ex-Canadian Air Force pilots who transferred their tremendous knowledge base.  Working with Johnson Air Services and Pultz Aviation, he obtained his instrument rating and began his pilot career in earnest.

“One of the tools I had as a young pilot was the Pultz Instructor Manual and sometimes he (Pultz) would ask me questions and I would offer input,” he remembered.  “The original book was a 3-ring binder and we used that format for a long time at Sky Wings as well.”

Fast forward to the present.

“With current technology, many of our students wanted the manual in an electronic form so now instead of just having a softcover book that gets scuffed, dirty and ripped we now have a hardcover AND an electronic version for use everywhere,” added the instructor.  “Since the original book was written, much had changed.”

Changes to the original include an index which the first book did not have according to Cooper, modified levels of instructors, GPS information which did not exist years ago, procedures and general knowledge brought about by technology.

“We kept the artwork from the original,” said Cooper.  “It’s great and captures what we wanted.  We also added enhanced study and review questions based on feedback from students who have been through testing. The result is now a 558 page Instructors Manual that can follow a pilot from the beginning of their career to their end goal, no matter what that looks like.”

The new updated manual can be used in conjunction with Transport Canada publications.  It can adequately prepare a commercial pilot for the Transport Canada Flight Instructor written examination, the in-flight training and ground instruction, as well as the test flight.

Priced at $99 for the hardcover and $90 for the softcover, the “Cooper Flight Instructor Manual” is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo and 3 flight suppliers at present.

“I bought Sky Wings Aviation in 1982 and even today I still feel the same when a new student flies for the first time.  I am excited when our students enter the plane, travel the runway and rise into the air for the first time for their first circuit, then return,” said Cooper whose wife Sherry also teaches at the school.  “I enjoy watching the transfer of knowledge from instructor to student, but most significantly, watching them conquer the air just like the Wright Brothers 118 years ago.”

Cooper is not finished yet with 3 more books ready to rewrite for the 21st century.

For more information on Sky Wings Aviation and the 9th Edition of the Cooper Flight Instructors Manual, go to:

Home – Skywings Aviation

 

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Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools picks up $30,000.00 tab to buy laptops for at-home schooling

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Photo includes, from left, Foundation Board Member Morris Flewwelling, Trustee and Foundation Board Member Bev Manning and Foundation Board Chair Dave Tilstra.

Foundation donates 90 Chromebooks to students in need

As equity, student success and completion are priorities for Red Deer Public Schools, officials have recognized the move to at-home or temporary online learning has presented challenges for some students and their families who do not have access to technology.

In response to this challenge, the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools, recently donated 90 Chromebooks to schools to lend to students needing access to technology, totally $30,000.

Dave Tilstra, Chair of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools, said supporting students and ensuring they have the tools to learn is key to helping set kids up for success.

“Chromebooks will continue to be an important resource within schools and now at home. We are thrilled that we have been able to donate this much needed technology to students who would otherwise go without to ensure they have the best opportunities to continue learning,” he said.

Families who borrow a Chromebook from their child’s school are responsible for ensuring they have Wi-Fi connectivity and they will ‘sign out’ the devices and assume responsibility for their proper use and return.

“Equity is about fairness. The Foundation supports projects that help give kids life chances,” said Bruce Buruma, Executive Director for the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools. “Families experience challenges during the best of times, but the past number of months have been tough for many. We know this donation will help ease one burden so students can focus on learning and families can focus on other priorities.”

The Foundation supports projects that align with the Division priorities of Literacy and Numeracy, Equity and Student Success and Completion.

For more information, please contact:

  • Bruce Buruma, Executive Director
  • Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools
  • Phone: 403-352-2827
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