Month: September 2011

Lethbridge Arts Days begins today

My secret source from the Allied Arts Council writes: From Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2, downtown Lethbridge will be alive with the arts!  Lethbridge Arts Days 2011 is one of many events occurring throughout the province during Alberta Arts Days 2011.  The event is being coordinated by the Allied Arts Council in partnership …

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Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival

My best friend Martin Warszawski has a piece in Calgary’s only animation festival, “Animated City!” GIRAF Animation Festival is pleased to announce a brand new project literally animating the streets of Calgary! Animated City is a two part initiative: a series of large-scale projections on the sides of buildings in downtown Calgary, and a collection …

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TD pumps it up

So, TD Canada Trust is holding a contest for a chance to win a massive concert (worth $300,000 – not kidding) for Lethbridge College. It’s called TD Pump It Up! I’m asking everyone to vote for the college (and complete the additional tasks for extra entries). Also, the Lethbridge College Students’ Association has set a …

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Corb Lund: Prairies, punk and politics.

Alberta NDP’s Shannon Phillips, Lethbridge West candidate (insert political stripes here), has written an article titled “The Long View ” in Alberta Views magazine about Southern Alberta’s Corb Lund. Alberta Views was actually at the Word on the Street festival recently. Lund is even-handed in his appraisal of Alberta’s politics and environment. Things are this, …

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Flashmob wedding proposal in Galt Gardens

I’m about 4 months late on this one, but it’s sweet nonetheless. I actually know the girl 🙂 Kate had been on an afternoon treasure hunt with a friend… at the last stop, her boyfriend Keith, with some great friends and family, greeted her with this… Jonathan RuzekI’m Jonathan Ruzek, a creative type and web …

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The Word on The Street

I took in a bit of “The Word on the Street” festival this afternoon. The streets around the Lethbridge Public Library were closed off for presenters, booths and FOOD. I ate a hot dog.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 marks the day that Lethbridge joins Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Kitchener and Saskatoon in hosting the national Word On The Street Festival and celebration of literacy.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library, the Lethbridge festival is designed to be a playful, all-ages, spill-out-into-the-street community event with something for everyone to see, hear, do, and of course, eat!

More photos after the jump.

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Whetstone #2 now available

I got the heads up from my sister, the assistant editor for Whetstone magazine, that issue #2 is now available. For those unfamiliar: Whetstone is a biannual literary magazine managed by student-enthusiasts at the University of Lethbridge with occasional help from members of the English Department. Originally established in 1971, Whetstone was revived in September …

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