Nishikaze 2014

Dear fellow Otaku, It has come to my attention that Nishikaze, meaning "west wind," is once again upon us. Yes, Lethbridge's very own anime and Japanese culture con is happening on Saturday, June 28 at the University of Lethbridge. Expect nosebleeds this time, because there will be a maid café! Not to mention a cosplay competition…I'm betting on …

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Sugoi! Japan Film Festival comes to The Movie Mill

Now that Word on the Street and Arts Days are finally over, here comes some real culture. The Consulate General of Japan in Calgary and the Japan Foundation present the 2013 JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL in Lethbridge, featuring 2 contemporary Japanese films at the Movie Mill on October 19th. Both shows are in Japanese with English …

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I finally discovered what “CASA” means!

"Creating Arts in Southern Alberta" – Who wants to bet they thought of this after the backlash? Anyway, the grand opening for the new arts centre is from May 14-18. Jonathan RuzekI’m a webslinger located in Lethbridge, AB. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons and videogames, and am also a bit of a foodie. …

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Getting to know Lethbridge, just a bit more

I've met quite a few people whose first impressions of Lethbridge were from Lethbian Love. Some even because good friends. If you're moving to Lethbridge, a student coming to college or university, or just a tourist passing through, chances are you want to soak up as much information about the city and surrounding areas as possible. …

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“East blown west,” or “Lethbridge’s anime festival returns!”

Nishikaze, Lethbridge's anime convention, is back for 2013 after a brief hiatus. Coming June 15: Nishikaze is an annual convention held in Lethbridge, Alberta at the University of Lethbridge. Nishikaze is striving to become the premiere anime and Japanese pop culture in event in southwestern Alberta, bringing together anime fans to celebrate the best in Japanese culture …

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Galt Museum brings us “Nerd Fest”

From March 21-23, The Galt Museum & Archives is holding "Nerd Fest," featuring all sorts of comic book, gaming, trivia, space geekery…and even socialization (with possible dancing/touching)! Nerd Fest kicks off with the history of comic books, followed by a 2-day workshop with leading comic book artist Scott McCloud, a pop culture movie trivia night, and …

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In Canada, Tim Horton’s has replaced the neighbourhood pub…

At least there’s less slurring (except for the guy who had a stroke): Jonathan RuzekI’m a webslinger located in Lethbridge, AB. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons and videogames, and am also a bit of a foodie. When I travel, I always keep my eyes out for hot springs and great places to adventure …

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Whose cuisine reigns supreme?

Remember my friend, World Culinary Olympian Iron Chef Doug? He's still winning big-time, and is featured in January's issue of Lethbridge Living: Whipping Up a Win There were only two gold medals awarded at the 2012 World Culinary Olympics. One of those medals went to Culinary Team Alberta, the youngest team our province has ever sent …

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Asian Supermarket’s “Food Story”

One of my favourite grocery stores in the city is the family-owned Asian Supermarket. Patricia sent a shot-out on Twitter about a unique community-oriented idea they came up with: Food Story! What would it be like, if all the little goodies, that we create in our lovely kitchen, could be shared with others? What if …

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Flashback: What’s a Lethbian?!

Back in the golden age of radio, I was interviewed by CBC Radio One’s David Gray on “The Homestretch,” to finally settle who or what a “Lethbian” is. They’ve since taken down the post, but being crafty I saved a MP3 of the interview! For your listening enjoyment:   Jonathan RuzekI’m a webslinger located in …

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Celebrate local growers at the Galt aka FREE FOOD this Thursday

My gastronomically-talented friends, the Lethbridge Personal Chefs, are holding an awesome free event at the Galt celebrating local producers. You’ll find yours truly there stuffing his face. Amanda writes: Hey foodies and fans! Well, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is nearly upon us, and we’ve teamed up with our friends at the Galt …

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FNMI Awareness Days at Lethbridge College

FNMI Awareness Days are a chance to celebrate the pride, history and knowledge that are at the heart of Canada’s FNMI communities. The celebration begins today at 9 a.m. with the raising of the college tipi. This event will be followed by opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. in Centre Core and a feast of traditional …

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Jazzerwocky jazz & poetry festival

Back in 2001 or so, I worked with Gordon Leigh (from the John Howard Society) and local author Richard Stevenson to advertise a  jazz & poetry festival. The logo above is some of my old work. Anyway, I hadn’t heard much on that front in a few years and am pleased to see that Jazzerwocky …

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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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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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