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The 4th Line hockey podcast heads out for another shift



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  • Hockey season is upon us, which makes this a great time to introduce you to Carl Landra and Joel Schnell, co-hosts of The 4th Line Podcast.

    The 4th Line follows the weekly happenings in the NHL. It is the creation of a couple of friends who wanted to make a show that they would love listening to. Though they live in Calgary, neither is a Flames fan: Landra cheers for the Colorado Avalanche, and Schnell supports the Toronto Maple Leafs. In addition to listening to their show, check out the website for an active blog that brings in writers from North America and Europe to write about hockey.

    Fans of the Red Deer Rebels and other Western Hockey League teams may also enjoy The 4th Line’s spinoff show, The 4th Line WHLCast, another member of the Alberta Podcast Network. Landra hosts that podcast with Seattle’s Andy Eide and Calgary’s Ryan Pike.

    Landra and Schnell are very passionate about hockey, without being overly reverent, as you’ll be able to tell from their answers:

    1. What will people get out of listening to your show?

      A. The 4th Line Podcast has a no-finesse take on the NHL. In typical 4th-line fashion, we do whatever it takes to bring the best podcast. While our listeners will get our thoughts on the latest NHL news, we bring a a variety of games and regular segments that keep things fresh and fun.
    2. How did you and your co-host meet?
      A. We met over a game of poker — Carl in a Blue Jays hat, Joel in a Yankees hat. To quote Carl: “Sorry, I can never be friends with a Yankees fan.” Over 10 years later, he might be wrong.
    3. Why do you think people enjoy podcasts?
      A. Podcasts are a way to always be learning, gaining knowledge, expanding your understanding, and having a laugh. With a wide range of podcasts available, there is always something for everyone.
    4. Q. Do you have any unusual hobbies or talents that may surprise your listeners?
      Archery. Maybe that’s surprising?
    5. Q. What’s on your music playlist right now?
      A. Usually something country. A mix of Eric Church and Jason Aldean is a good start.

      Q. If you could have any guest on your show, who would you choose?
      A. Alexander Ovechkin would be great to have on the show. To know the stories behind the Stanley Cup celebration, if he can even tell them, would be a great thing to bring our listeners!
    6. What has been your favourite episode so far and why?
      A. Our Captain’s Royal Rumble episode was a turning point for us. It solidified for us that what we were doing resonated with our listeners, even if some people didn’t enjoy it.


    Be sure to connect with The 4th Line on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

    Over the next several weeks, Todayville will introduce you to members of the Alberta Podcast Network, so you can invite even more Alberta-made podcasts into your ears! Find The 4th Line and The 4th Line WHL Cast, along with dozens of other shows, at

    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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    CP Holiday Train family event in Blackfalds this Sunday!



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  • CP Holiday Train set for stop in Blackfalds

    The CP Holiday Train, which raises food and funds for local food banks across Canada, is back for its 20th year. This year, it will arrive in Blackfalds on Sunday December 9 at 12:45 pm for a free concert with Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott. The train will stop at Gregg St between Broadway and East Avenues and will perform just beside Tayles Water Spray Park. We encourage people to arrive early.

    Who: Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott will perform

    What: CP Holiday Train arrives in Blackfalds

    Where: Gregg St between Broadway and East Avenues

    When: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Why: At each stop, CP hosts a free event with music, entertainment, lights etc. They simply ask attendees to donate money or food to their community food banks.

    Gregg St from Broadway Ave to East Ave will be closed from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Railway crossing on Broadway Ave will be closed from approx. 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

    The CP Holiday Train encourages donations of non-perishable food items & cash for the Blackfalds Food Bank. Donations to the Blackfalds Food Bank will be accepted at the drop-off locations at Tayles Park.

    Please plan to arrive early & walk if possible, as nearby parking will be limited.

    Follow the Train on social media and post your experience Instagram @cpholidaytrain, #cpholidaytrain @blackfalds

    For further details visit the Town website at

    Terri Clark

    ​Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The 3-time JUNO Award winner holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Terri has received 19 CCMA Awards and is the newest member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

    “I had such a wonderful time on the US leg of the CP Holiday Train last year, and I’m so excited for  this experience again, across my home country of Canada. Seeing the smiling faces, holiday spirit, and people giving back to their own communities is an amazing thing to be a part of and witness.”



    Sierra Noble

    ​Winnipeg singer-songwriter Sierra Noble has been a part of the Canadian music scene since a very young age, beginning her touring career when she was only 14 years old as a solo Old-time fiddle player. Her evolution as an artist brought her to a journey of singing and songwriting debuted by a song called “Possibility” which went on to be featured on television shows such as “One Tree Hill” and “Switched at Birth”. She credits that song to be what opened the door to her opening for international legends Bon Jovi and Paul McCartney.

    “I am beyond excited to be a part of the 20th anniversary CP Holiday Train! Come join us with your friends, family, and food bank donations while we warm our hearts together through song in the cold chill of winter!”

    Kelly Prescott

    ​Celebrating a long lineage of a very musically inclined family, the third-generation singer grew up in an award-winning studio where she was able to hone her craft of song writing. Penning such fan favourites as ‘Carryin’ Coal’ and ‘Coming Home To You (ft. Buddy Miller)’, her new music expands on her talent and unique vocals to reveal tracks like ‘Who Gets The Church’ and ‘Leavin’ Her’, which was released worldwide June 8th.

    “I’ve had the honour of being a part of the CP Holiday Train for many years, yet this never gets old. In fact, it becomes more magical every year. To see firsthand the difference this program makes in each community is nothing short of incredible.”

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    2019 Canada Winter Games

    Canada Winter Games Holiday Store is now open in Bower Place



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  • November 23, 2018

    The 2019 Canada Winter Game Holiday Store is now open. Located in the Great Indoors Market in Bower Place, the 2019 Games Holiday Store is open from now until December 24, 2018.

    The Holiday Store features clothing items for men, women and youth, pins, collectibles, and Waskasoo plush toys and follows the regular Bower Place hours of operation. Forms of payment accepted are debit and all major credit cards (AMEX, Visa and MasterCard). Cash is not accepted.

    Please note all sales are exchange only, no refunds. After the Holiday Store closes on December 24, a flagship merchandise store opens in the Volunteer Centre (on the other side of the old Sears in Bower Place, accessible via the exterior north entrance) from January 14 until March 3, 2019.

    For more information, or to access more official 2019 Games merchandise, visit

    About the 2019 Canada Winter Games: From February 15 until March 3, 2019, the eyes of the nation are on Red Deer, Alberta as we host the 2019 Canada Winter Games – the largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in Canada and the largest event to be hosted in Red Deer’s history. Featuring over 150 events in 19 sports and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Winter Games welcomes up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 100,000 spectators, with a significant forecasted economic impact. The 27th edition of the Canada Games, the 2019 Games is set to provide a stage for Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions to compete and leaves a legacy for athletic and leadership greatness in Red Deer and central Alberta. This is our moment. For more information on the 2019 Games, please visit: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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    december, 2018

    wed21nov - 21decAll DayAlberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - Deck the Hall 31 Days of Giving-31 Days of giving(All Day) Event Organized By: Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

    mon10dec7:00 pm- 8:30 pmNine Lessons & Carols7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    sat15dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmParkland Garden Centre Craft and Market Sale10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    sat22dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmParkland Garden Centre Craft and Market Sale10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    mon31dec - 1jandec 317:00 pmjan 1- 2:00 amBlack & White ballRed Deer\'s Party of the Year!7:00 pm - (january 1) 2:00 am