Award-winning author schedules stop at St. Albert Public Library

St. Albert

On the heels of another successful St. Albert Readers’ Festival, the St. Albert Public Library is welcoming another renowned Canadian author to our city. The library announced this week that Governor General’s Literacy Award for Fiction finalist Michael Crummey will pay a visit to Forsyth Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m to read from and talk about his latest novel, … [Read more...]

Theatre troupe Looking for good start to its new season

The St. Albert Theatre Troupe is Looking to get their new season off to a roaring start. The dinner theatre troupe kicks off its fourth season with the romantic comedy Looking, written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster, which opens tonight (Thursday) at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre on Riel Drive. Longtime troupe member Kate Elliott is back in the director’s chair for the season opener, and … [Read more...]

Guilded invitation

St. Albert

On Thursday, Nov. 6, the Art Gallery of St. Albert opens its annual Guilded exhibition, featuring works from 25 different artists representing the various guilds that call the studios at St. Albert Place home. “It’s always amazing to see what the guilds are up to,” said acting AGSA director Jennie Willson-McGrath. Here are four of the artists participating in the show, telling in … [Read more...]

Unity in Diversity message still rings true

St. Albert

Twenty-one years after it was first put on, the message behind the Unity in Diversity concert rings as true as ever. The concert, put on by the St. Albert Baha’i Community, returns to the stage at the Arden Theatre on Saturday evening to bring us together in appreciation of music, dance and cultures from around the world. Organizer Renie Zeitz said that theme only gets more poignant … [Read more...]

Crush your craving at Country Craft Fair

St. Albert

This year’s Country Craft Fair has something to satisfy just about every craving. The annual craft fair, put on by the St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council (SAPVAC), takes over the foyer of St. Albert Place once again on Nov. 15 and 16, with vendors running the gamut of handmade goods. “We have everything from chocolate perogies to chocolate fudge to hand-painted chocolate lab … [Read more...]

One Man Star Wars a real tour de ‘Force’

St. Albert

The Force is strong in Charles Ross — it has to be to keep all those characters straight in his head. Ross, who performed his One Man Lord of the Rings show in St. Albert in January 2013, returns to the Arden Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 13, to perform his other acclaimed one-man show, One Man Star Wars. After so many years performing it, though, Ross said he can keep things pretty … [Read more...]

Brass band kicks off 10th season

St. Albert

As it kicks off its 10th season, the Mission Hill Brass Band is tooting its own horn. The St. Albert-based band, which was founded in 2005, takes the stage on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the St. Albert United Church (20 Green Grove Dr.) for its season-opening concert, entitled Autumn Brass. Looking back on the band’s history, musical director Daniel Skepple said they’ve overcome a lot of … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Amplify Youth Festival 2014

Aja Louden works on a chalk mural.

Youth was served at the Enjoy Centre over the weekend as the first-ever Amplify Youth Festival took over the Moonflower Room. Photos: GLENN COOK, St. Albert Leader … [Read more...]

Not-so-secret fundraiser to benefit youth

St. Albert

The Wet Secrets’ latest project is one they hope to keep not-so-secret. The Edmonton-based band, which boasts members from Bon Accord and Morinville, is currently in the middle of a campaign on crowdfunding website Indiegogo to raise $5,000 for the Chimo Arts and Music Programs and Studios (CH.A.M.P.S.) Fund at the Chimo Youth Retreat Centre in downtown Edmonton to give disadvantaged youth a … [Read more...]

Alberta advantageous for author Stenson

St. Albert

Even after a 40-year career as an author, Fred Stenson has never forgotten his Alberta roots. Born in Pincher Creek, educated in Calgary and now living in Cochrane, Stenson is heading to another Alberta locale — St. Albert, to be exact — on Monday for the fourth annual St. Albert Readers’ Festival (STARFest) for a reading from his latest novel, Who By Fire, and a conversation with fellow … [Read more...]