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Ivan Daines to be inducted into Alberta Country Music Hall of Fame


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From the ACMA

Introducing the 2019 ACMA™ Hall of Fame Inductee
Industry Builder Ivan Daines

We are pleased to acknowledge the work of one of our key industry builders of Alberta country music history, Ivan Daines.  Help us celebrate the contributions and career of Ivan and his Alberta Country Music Hall of Fame induction Ceremony at the 2019 ACMA™ Awards on January 26, 2020 ~ Presented by Stingray Music.
Ivan Daines will be the 2019 inductee for the Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) Hall of Fame at the ACMA Awards show on January 26, 2020.  Ivan has made many contributions to the western way of life, to rodeo and to country music. He is a cowboy, an artist and a promotor. By far his biggest contribution to country music has been with his Daines Country Pick-nic.  For 42 years he has given artists a platform to showcase their talent. Headliners like Russell DeCarle, Bobby Bare, Dan Seals, George Fox, Michelle Wright, Johner Brothers, Patricia Conroy, Duane Steele, Gord Bamford and many more have played his stage, but he has always had space for young up and coming Alberta artists since the beginning.  Congratulations and thank you Ivan for your decades of support”.
~ Bill Hanson, ACMA President

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For information and media enquires please contact [email protected].
Thank you to our ACMA Awards™sponsors: Stingray Music, Big Valley Jamboree, Calgary Stampede, Cook Country Saloon, Craig Senyk Initiatives, Dog Rump Creek Music, H Factor Productions, IFR Workwear, IMAC Management, Kiwi Productions, Livestar Entertainment Canada, Porch Swing Entertainment, Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, Radford Family Trust (Reg & Lyn Radford), Red 19 Entertainment, Sirroma Entertainment, The Co-operators, and The Track on 2.

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Calgary wants to be a World Cup freestyle, snowboard hub city

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Calgary is making a pitch to be a World Cup hub for both freestyle skiing and snowboard.

A proposed series of up to a dozen halfpipe, slopestyle and big air events, plus a freestyle ski moguls World Cup, would be held at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park on the city’s west side.

Canada Snowboard’s executive director Dustin Heise said in a statement to The Canadian Press the competitions would be held in a “tightly-controlled, risk-managed COVID-19 quarantine ‘bubble'”.

“The NHL and NBA have both run COVID-19 event series bubbles successfully and the model is proven to be one of the best bets for ensuring the success of a sports league in the COVID-19 landscape,” Heise said.

“These disciplines are vital for our Olympic athletes in Canada’s top medal performing Olympic disciplines.”

Tourism Calgary and WinSport confirmed earlier this month work was underway offering Calgary up as a hub city for sport, with Edmonton’s hosting of the NHL playoffs providing the model.

Heise didn’t provide further details.

There are hurdles for Calgary to clear not the least of which are approvals by the federal, provincial and municipal health authorities and the international federation (FIS).

Canada currently requires those arriving from outside the country to quarantine for 14 days.

FIS is compressing multiple alpine ski races in Europe this season and skipping North American stops altogether, including Lake Louise, Alta.

Canada’s status as an international winter-sport host has taken a beating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Multiple 2020 competitions have been cancelled, including the world women’s hockey and curling championships and world figure skating and luge championships.

Three World Cup speedskating events, scheduled for November and December in Calgary and Montreal, were also called off.

When the first wave of COVID-19 hit North America, World Cup cross-country races in Quebec City and Canmore, Alta., were cancelled in March.

Canada’s snowboard and freestyle ski World Cups in 2021 remain on FIS’s calendar.

Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park — a 1988 Winter Olympics legacy — is scheduled to host World Cup moguls in January followed by freestyle skiing and snowboard in February.

Several hectares of snowsport terrain in a city serviced by an international airport, plus decades of experience as an international snow-sport host, are among the assets Calgary is offering.

WinSport’s Markin McPhail Centre features convention space, a commercial kitchen and dryland training facilities.

No accommodation is available onsite, but there are hotels across the Trans-Canada Highway.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 19, 2020.

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Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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Active shooting incident in Airdrie – Multiple injuries from BB guns

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Airdrie RCMP investigate reports of an active shooter

Airdrie RCMP are currently investigating an incident which has lead to multiple people injured from at least 6 different locations.
At this time it appears that BB guns were used in the “shootings”. One person is in custody and RCMP are looking for the others involved.
RCMP has businesses in a “Shelter in place” in the downtown core. Anyone in the downtown/midtown communities are asked to stay inside.
This is an unfolding situation and more information will be released when it becomes available.
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