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Friday, April 20, 2018

COCO LOVE | A Benefit Concert | May 08, 2018

COCO LOVE | A BENEFIT CONCERT for STAR OF THE NORTH RETREAT CENTRE | ‘Starry Night’ featuring Coco Love Alcorn with Pop-Up Choir from Saint Albert Catholic High School | Note: All proceeds support the ongoing mission of Star of the North Retreat Centre.

May 8th 2018 7:30pm @ The Arden Theatre | 5 St. Anne St. | St. Albert
General Admission $35 | For Tickets call Star of the North: 780.459.5511

Coco Love Alcorn www.cocolovealcorn.com has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her latest album, Wonderland. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation that invites all listeners to jump in and sing along.  Her career has spanned over 20 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours, collaborations, festival appearances, award nominations and notable success in TV and film licensing - creating this album has been a journey.

“Coco is the ultimate musical spark plug... an electrical connector through which the creative energy flows. In my 30 years of touring around the world, I have never seen another performer able to bring people together like Coco does.” - James Keelaghan, Artist Director, Summerfolk and renowned Canadian singer/ songwriter | “Coco Love Alcorn should be celebrated as a Canadian treasure!” -Tony King – Host of Alberta Morning on CKUA | “Vocal power and impressive improv skills” – Jen Hoyer – See Magazine | "When I'm looking with my heart, beautiful is all I see."  Coco Love Alcorn, lyrics from Wonderland.  #spiritsessions

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Monday, April 16, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues 2018 | Position: Executive Director.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues | Position: Executive Director | The EFCL is seeking an Executive Director with strong connections within, and deep commitment to, Edmonton’s community league movement, and is capable of developing/implementing a growth strategy. The Executive Director acts as the managing director of our organization and is responsible for implementing its strategic and business plans. 

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director are: Leadership; Operational Planning & Management; Program Planning & Management; Human Resources Planning & Management; Financial Planning & Management; Community Relations & Advocacy; Risk Management. TO APPLY | If you’re interested please check out the full posting in confidence at: https://efcl.org/about-us/efcl-staff/efcl-career-opportunities

Monday, April 9, 2018

HEALING SEMINAR | Edmonton - Saturday April 28, 2018 |

STILLNESS & HEALING SEMINAR | Saturday April 28, 2018, FREE | Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Place: On-line or watch the live-stream at 10810- 100th Avenue @ First Church of Christ Scientist, Edmonton. | About: The Healing Power of Stillness. Larissa will talk about how everyone can discover a stillness that brings rest/healing to our everyday lives. Christian Science teaches how to find a deep-settled calm within ourselves that cannot be disrupted by fear or any outward disturbance. The talk will include examples of how the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy have brought lasting peace and complete healing to individual lives.

Presenter: International speaker Larissa Snorek-Yates is a full-time healing practitioner of Christian Science and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Lari has found that a dialogue of spiritual development deepens our understanding of God's love. | Register on-line: www.csedmonton.org | Sponsored by: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton | For further information, please contact Marilyn at: cscrr@telus.net | T: 780.422.4754

Thursday, April 5, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Robertson-Wesley United Church |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Robertson-Wesley United Church | Position: Office Administrator | Abstract: The Office Administrator at Robertson-Wesley United Church | http://www.rwuc.org | is responsible for the overall administration of the church. The Office Administrator is the first point of contact for anyone who calls or enters the church, and as such is responsible for hospitality and reception of all people who come to the church, including congregational members and community at large. The Office Administrator works as a team member to support all staff and leadership of the church with administrative duties. The Office Administrator also works independently, taking the initiative to carry out work that falls within their area of responsibility. The position reports to the Ministry and Personnel Committee of the church.

Specific DutiesReception and hospitality: Checking and responding to church phone/email daily; Monitoring the door and directing people and deliveries to the appropriate person or space; Receiving and disseminating information and inquiries to appropriate people. General administrative duties, including: Preparation, maintenance and filing of church records (i.e., membership roll, attendance statistics, contact information, baptismal, confirmation, funeral, wedding and transfer records and registers); Booking events for internal/external groups & receiving invoice payments when Financial Manager is not in the office. 

PLUS > Compiling, editing, formatting and printing church documents (e.g., bulletins/inserts for worship services, weddings & funerals, etc.); Overseeing mass mail outs to the congregation; Printing of special offering envelopes; Preparation of materials for scripture readers; Ordering office and worship supplies; Mail handling (i.e., sorting/distribution); Troubleshooting issues with office equipment (e.g., computers, photocopier) and arranging for support when necessary; Administration of the church’s memorial garden (i.e., maintaining paperwork, ensuring memorial plaque is updated).

Communications support: Compiling, editing, formatting, laying out and printing communications material (e.g., event posters, sign-up sheets, announcement inserts for bulletins, congregational reports/related financial documents, etc.); Placing public notices about church events on the church website (with the support of the webmaster) and social media pages, on bulletin boards, and in community newspapers where appropriate; Scheduling and compiling content for church newsletters (E-NEWS and Between the Aisles) and overseeing their production (formatting, distributing, etc.); Selling tickets for church events electronically as necessary; Participate in regular staff meetings; Work with volunteers who assist in administrative duties (e.g., bulletin folders, pastoral care volunteers). Other administrative duties as identified by other staff, Ministry and Personnel Committee, or the Official Board.

The successful applicant will possess the following skills/attributes: Relevant professional office administration experience; Excellent written/spoken communications skills; Strong interpersonal skills & ability to interact with all people inclusively; Strong skills with MS Office software (Word, Excel PowerPoint, Publisher) and dBase software; Volunteer management skills; Ability to work as a team member while independently taking initiative for responsibilities and managing their time accordingly; Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure; Ability to delegate tasks as required; A sense of humour; An understanding of the not-for-profit world would be an asset.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in a single file to: mprwuc@gmail.com | Closing Date: Fri. April 13, 2018 (or) as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Monday, April 2, 2018

WELLNESS RETREATS | Star of the North Centre 2018 |

WELLNESS @ Star of the North Retreat Centre
Register at: www.starofthenorth.ca | T: 780.459.5511
Note: Subsidy request forms available. Give us a call.

·       Go Deeper and Find Your Inner Wisdom | Come explore the patterns you find yourself falling into and create a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to move your life in a new direction; come find your inner wisdom! Wednesdays, April 18th, to June 13, 2018. Time: 7-9:30 pm | $150 for the series.

·       Slow Down Day with Sandy Prather: “Pack Nothing!” Travel Notes for the Journey. What strategies will sustain us in our lives as disciples and witnesses? Travel notes for the journey offer us some practical ways to live faithfully, maintain courage and even enjoy the trip! Thurs April 19, 2018 | Time: 9:30 to 3 pm | $40/retreat day (includes lunch).

·       A Path & a Small Light with Paula D’Arcy, (international speaker/author) | Visit: www.redbirdfoundation.com | In this retreat we will explore what we can do, through our choices and by widening our perspective, to not only nourish our own spirit, but to be an instrument of change for the world. This is a silent retreat. | Time: 7:00 pm Fri April 27 to 1:00pm Sun Apr 29 | Live-in: $250. Commute: $190.

·       Twilight Recovery Evening Retreats | You are invited to participate in this exciting venture of faith, fellowship and personal growth.  The evenings are open to anyone either in a 12 Step Program, or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about addictions & the recovery process. Facilitator: Sylvain L. | Thursdays, at 7:00 pm: Apr 19, May 17 | By donation.

·       Mary, Pilgrim of Faith: A Biblical Journey | You are invited to journey into a renewed relationship with Jesus by following in the footsteps of Mary. Join Facilitators: Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, OMI and Christine Foisy-Erickson | Time: 7:00 pm Fri May 4 to 1 pm Sun May 6 | Live-in: $250.00 | Commute: $190.

Monday, March 26, 2018

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Edmonton & Calgary |

MBA in COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Information Sessions for the CBU MBA in Community Economic Development Cape Breton University offers its unique MBA degree in 7 cities across Canada, including Edmonton and Calgary. All courses are delivered face-to-face on weekends by acclaimed faculty from all across Canada. Advance your career while continuing to work by earning your MBA degree in 24 to 26 months. 

Context: The program resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, and entrepreneurial businesses, attracting learners who want to make a difference in their organizations/communities

Highlights: with classes scheduled about 16 weekends a year, this MBA program caters to working people who need flexibility to balance work, family and studies. An affordable program, with tuition paid on a course by course basis, as well as transfer credits for relevant courses taken previously. And by keeping pace with the Edmonton or Calgary cohort taking about 8 courses per year, learners qualify for student loans, credit union or bank education lines of credit, and RRSP education loans. Quality: Fully approved by Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, this program has already been delivered in Edmonton for 15 years, with over 60 Learners currently enrolled.

Meet us in Calgary: Thursday April 5th at SAIT (10am and 3pm, Room AA117 Heritage Hall, SAIT Main Campus), and at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce (12noon and 5pm); Meet us in Edmonton: Friday April 6th at NAIT (10am and 12:00noon Room WB116; 3pm and 5pm Room WA112) and Saturday April 7th at NAIT (10am Room WA110).

Contact:  If you cannot attend one of these sessions, contact Barrie Riome MBA Director at Cape Breton University 1.902.563.1981 or by email: mba@cbu.ca


Monday, March 12, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ECDC - EDMONTON 2018 |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The Edmonton Community Development Company, ECDC | Position: Senior Animator, Community Development and Engagement | About: we are a non-profit company devoted to community economic development in Edmonton neighbourhoods, in particular neighbourhoods that experience lower income, higher unemployment or underemployment, inadequate access to basic services, a lack of sufficient, quality of affordable housing and a higher prevalence of social problems (e.g. homelessness, food insecurity, substance abuse, etc.). 

Our mandate includes: building/repairing homes, supporting the development or rehabilitation of local businesses, developing vacant lots or parcels of land that address neighbourhood needs and aspiration, teaching and/or supporting job finding and financial literacy skills, employment training, neighbourhood planning and other activities that foster economic growth. Our funders include the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Community Foundation, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, Homeward Trust, and the Stollery Charitable Foundation. In addition to a competitive salary & 35-hour work-week, the ECDC provides its employees with an excellent health and dental package and RRSP benefit. 

The Position – we are seeking an individual who is a self-starter and able to work independently as a strong team member. The person we hire will offer a demonstrated commitment to community development and community engagement and will have the ability to work productively with diverse community members and cross sectoral stakeholders. We need an individual who is dedicated to and passionate about doing, fostering, and supporting community economic development that reflects the needs and aspirations of the neighbourhoods in which we are working | APPLY: To download the job description and access more information about our hiring process, please visit: https://edmontoncdc.org/employment/ | Closing Date: March 30, 2018.