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Oh Susanna and Ryan Langlois Oct 18th at International Beer Haus

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Excellent show coming up on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at the International Beer Haus.  Folk roots singer and songwriter Oh Susanna along with Ryan Langlois.  Here is some background on Oh Susanna from her website:

This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts. 

Performing since 1996, Oh Susanna has released eight critically acclaimed albums.  She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year.  She has also been nominated for two Juno Awards each for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer and for Best Contemporary Singer of the Year.  This year she released A Girl in Teen City, an album of songs set in 1980s Vancouver starring a teenage punk girl named Suzie.  The album has been met with high critical acclaim and has earned three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations: English Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, and Producer of the Year.  Oh Susanna lives in Toronto with her husband and son.

As mentioned, also taking the stage Oct. 18th is Ryan Langlois.  We talked to Ryan earlier this summer and shot an interview with him as he sang the title track from his new album.

“…Light and Dark is the title track of his new EP and it fits like a beautiful harmony.  To those who appreciate music and musicians, an artist like Red Deer’s Ryan Langlois is truly intriguing.  He’s tasted the sweetness of success with a fabulous band called the Boom Chucka Boys.  But that didn’t last because Langlois was heading in a different direction.  Instead he took a road that lead him home to his family in Red Deer and a musical rediscovery.

Ryan’s about to reveal his new direction to his fans.  And in all likelihood he’s about to create a lot of new fans with “Light and Dark”.  The EP will be released Thursday June 22 on iTunes and if you give it a listen there’s a good chance you’re going to be singing that line “Light and dark.  Ain’t that far apart…” and you might start wondering just how far apart Ryan Langlois is from a massive breakthrough.

Check out the song and the story behind it right here and enjoy Ryan Langlois while he’s still one of us.. ’cause he’s “not far apart” from lighting it up…”

Should be a great night.

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CAFF – A mother and daughter face reality of living with Type 1 Diabetes

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Central Alberta Film Festival is coming up Feb. 23-25 and offers up some really interesting films, including SWEET YOYO.

One balmy afternoon in Toronto, single mom Hannah receives the news that no mother wants to hear: her perfect daughter Jozefin (Yoyo for short) has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  Faced with a new and shocking reality, Hannah and Yoyo must navigate the difficulties of growing up with a serious condition.  


Yoyo quickly learns the difficulty of having a childhood illness, from her new strict diet to administering daily blood sugar tests at school.  While Yoyo bravely comes to terms with her new reality, Hannah struggles with the financial and emotional burden of having a child with Type 1 Diabetes.

Directed and co-written by director Mark Cira, SWEET YOYO is a semi-autobiographical short film that details with a mother and daughter facing the new reality of living with Type 1 Diabetes.

You can catch SWEET YOYO as it makes its World Premiere at the Central Alberta Film Festival as part of the Drama series.

Saturday, February 24
5:20 PM
Carnival Cinemas  

Mark will be in attendance at the premiere.

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102 Year Old Historical Home Welcomes Visitors to Alberta’s Modern Boomtown

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It should come as no surprise a town as innovative as Blackfalds would find an ingenious way to transform a heritage home built over 100 years ago.

Not long ago the future of the home was very much in doubt.  But interested parties came together with a plan.  Not only did they save the home… they transformed it into a unique public building which will play a significant role for decades to come.

The building is now called The Wadey Centre.  The model of collaboration behind this successful project caught the attention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.  Hoping to spur other towns to consider similar projects, the AUMA awarded Blackfalds with the prestigious Municipal Sustainability in Action Award just a few months after the Wadey Centre opened.

Click to see the story behind the Wadey Centre Project and enjoy a few glimpses of the 101 year-old heritage home which is enjoying new life as a Visitor Information Centre, and offices for the Blackfalds Chamber of Commerce and the Blackfalds Historical Society.

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Shelley Winters with her stunt double... and her Stand In from Blackfalds

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february, 2018

wed14feb - 4aprfeb 146:00 pmapr 4TRIPLE T -Act/Dance/SingYouth 6 Create Your Own Play!6:00 pm - (april 4) 7:45 pm

thu15feb - 5aprfeb 155:30 pmapr 5Art of Friendship5:30 pm - (april 5) 7:30 pm

wed21feb - 25All DayThe 2018 Red Deer Gem & Mineral Show(All Day)

thu22feb7:00 pm- 10:00 pmPaint Night7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

fri23feb - 25All Day2018 Central Alberta Film Festival(All Day)

sat24feb11:00 am- 2:00 pmInternational Mother Language Day Event11:00 am - 2:00 pm

sun25feb8:30 am- 3:00 pmRBC Training Ground QualifierCOULD IT BE YOU?8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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