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Hall of Fame Nomination deadline moved up to September 30th

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  • Change in nomination deadline to:
    September 30, 2018
    at 4:30 pm MST

    Nominate today, our new nomination deadline is right around the corner!

    The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has inducted over 1600 members since its inception in 1957. Alberta has so many incredible athletes, builders of sport, and volunteers that should be recognized for their contributions and honoured in the Hall of Fame.

    Every year, hundreds of Albertans come together at the ASHFM Induction Banquet to celebrate sports excellence in our province. Next year’s Banquet will be held on May 31, 2019.

    Nominees are separated into six categories:

    ·  Athlete
    ·  Builder
    ·  Team
    ·  Pioneer Award

    • This award honours an athlete, builder or team that made an impact on the athletic life in Alberta 50 years prior to the current year.

    ·  Achievement Award

    • This award is presented to an acknowledgement of their extraordinary achievement as an athlete or builder in the sport.

    ·  Bell Memorial Award

    • Established by the Bell family in honour of Chester Bell, this award is presented to members of media who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the coverage of sports in Alberta.

    Do you know someone who meets the criteria? Nominate today.

    All nominations must include a completed Nomination Form, which can be found on our website at http://ashfm.ca/hall-of-fame-honoured-members/nomination-information

    This form includes listing accomplishments, special awards, recognition, and achievements. Individuals must have been a permanent resident in Alberta during the relevant portion of his/her career. They must have developed their skill to a national and international level while residing in the province of Alberta and they must have represented Canada internationally (if applicable.)

    Closing date of submission is
    September 30, at 4:30 pm (MT)


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    Jasper RCMP investigate complaint of indecent act on Via Rail train

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  • Jasper, Alberta – On January 5, 2019 at approximately 1:00 PM, Jasper RCMP officers responded to a call from Via Rail Police to attend the train station in Jasper in order to remove 2 individuals who had allegedly been causing a disturbance on the train as well as engaging in indecent sexual acts in front of other passengers. RCMP attended the train station and arrested a 34 year old male and a 27 year old female in relation to this complaint.
    Jasper RCMP is currently investigating this matter with the help of Via Rail Police as well as Clearwater RCMP. As this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released.

    Anybody who may have information regarding this occurrence can contact the Jasper RCMP at (780) 852-4421. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.crimestoppers.ab.ca. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.


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    The UnDad turns family life into art

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  • Trent Wilkie has been an actor, a writer, a producer, a journalist and a wilderness guide. But the hardest job he’s ever had is being a parent.

    The UnDad Podcast gives the father of two a chance to explore the highs and lows of raising tiny humans, and the bigger topic of family and how it forms us.

    Sometimes he interviews someone about being a parent or what it was like to be a kid; sometimes we get a piece of his endlessly creative mind with original stories and soundscapes; and sometimes we get a window into his home life through cameos by his wife Elizabeth and his children, ages two and four.

    “My biggest influence is my wife,” he says. “She sets me straight and keeps me focused.”

    The UnDad was named best podcast and best family blog in last year’s Best of Edmonton survey. Here’s a bit more about the father of the show:

    Q. What will people get out of listening to your podcast?

    A. It is not only a parenting podcast, it is an art piece. It is more about existing than selling a product. I create, and this is one of my favourite mediums.

    Q. What podcasts do you listen to and why?

    A. I listen to Revisionist History, Reply All, and The Last Podcast On The Left. They are entertaining. It isn’t so much the content, but the way it is served. That is the magic spot.

    Q. What is the most interesting comment you’ve received from a listener?

    A. “My husband was worried about being on your podcast, but I’d like to say thank you. He answered questions that were meaningful, that respected his position in life. You offered him an outlet, that is awesome.”

    Q. Do you have any unusual hobbies or talents that would surprise your listeners?

    A. I have been a canoe guide for 10 years. I’ve written for the CBC, Fangoria, and countless other high-profile publications. I’ve done a lot. It has made me who I am.

    Q. If you could have any guest on your podcast, who would you choose?

    A. I’d like to have Stephen King or Cormac McCarthy.

    Q. Write your own epitaph — what would it say?

    A. ‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch.

    Q. What has been your favourite episode so far?

    A. I like two: the interview with Gaia Willis and one titled I Love The Rain. The interview with Gaia is my bread and butter. Pure journalistic anthropology. The other is an artistic soundscape that I conceptualized on my own and brought to life.

    Be sure to connect with The UnDad on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    Each week Todayville will introduce you to members of the Alberta Podcast Network so you can learn more about the many podcasters in Alberta. You can find The UnDad and dozens of other shows at albertapodcastnetwork.com.

    About Alberta Podcast Network

    The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, is on a mission to:

    Help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences;
    Foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters;
    Provide a powerful marketing opportunity for local businesses and organizations.

    Alberta Podcast Network Ltd. is pursuing this mission with funding from ATB Financial and support from other sponsors.


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