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Red Deer Dancers Participate in International Flashmob

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Red Deer’s Country Pride Dance Club has been around for over 25 years, teaching and promoting country dancing… and generally having a great time!

For three years now, Country Pride has been participating in the International Flashmob West Coast Swing video.  Back in 2015, there were over 4,000 participants world wide.  In 2016, over 6,000 dancers from 240 cities in 39 countries participated in the video!

Click here to see the 2016 International Flashmob.. and watch for the Country Pride dancers 6:13 into the video.

Click here for the 2015 video… Country Pride dancers are at 7:54

And here’s a link to the entire 2017 dance Country Pride Dance Club is submitting to the International Flashmob.

Finally many in the Red Deer dance community know Dale Tosczak and Amanda Fleet of the ACDA Dance Studio.  Dale is in charge of Calgary’s addition to this International Flashmob.

Here’s a link to their dance held September 2 in Downtown Calgary!

Watch for another post when they release the 2017 video featuring Country Pride dancers in one of four Red Deer locations!

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Country Pride Dancers at Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, RDC

For information about the Country Pride Dance Club… click here.


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Free entry to all “provincial” historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days

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From the Province of Alberta

All open provincial historic sites and museums will offer free admission and family friendly activities during Alberta Culture Days, Sept. 28-30.

Free entry to sites during Alberta Culture Days

Check out the Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Royal Tyrrell Museum and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump during Alberta Culture Days.

“Offering free admission to the province’s historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days is another way to give people the chance to discover our province’s rich arts, history, diversity and heritage. The arts and cultural sector is a significant economic driver supporting local businesses, creating jobs and helping to make life better for Albertans.”

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism

The following sites and museums are open for Alberta Culture Days activities*:

*Some activities may charge additional fees; please check each site for details

Experience Alberta Culture Days

Culture Days is Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit. Communities across the province are celebrating by holding hundreds of free, interactive events and activities, offering something for everyone. Find activities in your area by using the National Culture Days Calendar.

Alberta Culture Days is part of National Culture Days, which includes more than 800 communities from coast to coast and helps increase Canadians’ awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

Share your photos and experiences on Twitter by tagging @AlbertaCulture and #ABCultureDays, or like Alberta Culture Days on Facebook.


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#Let’s Walk is a simple yet brilliant idea

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Ryan Langlois is a local singer-songwriter who’s come up with a really simple yet powerful concept. Go for a one hour walk with another person – and talk to one another.  The idea came out of Project Wild, a professional development program for country artists in the province.

Until October 4th, Ryan is walking everyday with someone different.  He reached out to me a few weeks ago and I thought why not!  I’ve admired Ryan’s command of the stage as front man for Boom Chukka Boys, and on his own in our studio recording one of his latest songs with just his acoustic guitar, his preferred way of performing these days.

“I just got kind of tired of the amount of effort it takes to be in a successful band.  Logistics, personalities, travel, not to mention having a family-  it’s just too much and I wanted to simplify,” said Langlois.

So off we walked into our beautiful Red Deer trail system to catch the remnants of the late afternoon sun and talk to one another.

Watch the video to learn more about Ryan and this amazingly simple and powerful approach to bringing awareness to mental health.

 

You can help Ryan reach his $1000 goal by clicking here.  Funds go directly to the Central Alberta region of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 

 

 


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