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Monday, January 30, 2017

ARTS & CULTURE EDMONTON | Chilean Cantatas | Feb. 25, 2017 |

CULTURE | CANTO para una Semilla & CANTATA Santa Maria de Iquique | February 25, 2017 – Royal Alberta Museum, 12845-102 Avenue, 7:00pm. Tickets: $25.00. For tickets & information, call: 780.934.4605 (or) 780.850.4915.

A Song for a Seed & The Siege of Santa Maria de Iquique. Colectivo 97 of Edmonton Presents: An Evening of Chilean Song. Featuring two of the most important musical compositions in Latin American music history. This event is proudly supported by the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. 

About Colectivo 97: Colectivo 97 is a blend of three generations of musicians who cultivate the folk music of South America in its various expressions. Members of Colectivo 97 have combined their musical talent, experience and knowledge to put together these two musical cantatas to pay tribute to the art and legacy of Chilean poet, composer, folklorist, and visual artist, Violeta Parra, and to also remember a historical industrial dispute that ended with the massacre of nitrate miners in the northern Chilean city of Iquique in 1907. 

Context: both compositions/cantatas were done by Chilean composer Luis Advis in 1969 and share a common message of social justice, love/hope for a better & more just future for all. The ensemble of musicians performing today brings together community members from several countries of origin and various professions/trades, who share a love for popular art that comes from the people to the people. Assembling these two cantatas has been the fulfillment of a dream for the musicians, readers, and technical team of Colectivo 97. As with any art project, preparation of this work was full of diverse challenges as well as moments of beauty. Join us in solidarity – Colectivo 97.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

BOARD RECRUITING | ECALA | Edmonton 2017 |

BOARD RECRUITING | ECALA invites applications for Board Members.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2017. About: Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association www.ecala.org is an umbrella organization providing funds to community agencies to empower and support accessible foundational learning opportunities for adults with barriers, thus encouraging and promoting lifelong learning in the Edmonton community. We are seeking board members with governance/board experience and a passion for community service and education, who can contribute to advancing ECALA’s vision, mission and values.

Desired qualifications, skills & experience: ● 18+ years old ● Live and work in the City of Edmonton ● Ability to commit 2-5 hours per month to attend board and committee meetings ● Experience with strategic planning and community engagement is desirable ● Knowledge, interest, and experience with not-for-profit organizations, board governance, adult learning, literacy and citizenship ● Familiarity with adult learning challenges and barriers such as language learning, English and French as an Additional Language, trauma, poverty, homelessness etc. ● Social media experience for not-for-profits would be an asset ● Self-motivated with a high level of professionalism and accountability. 

TO APPLY – Applicants should send a two-page CV/cover letter with a description of their background, interest in adult education (including awareness of challenges for learners with barriers) and motivation to apply for an ECALA board position. Please attach 3 references (reference letters if available) and email your application to: nominations@ecala.org | Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply. Successful candidates must pass a security check.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

EQUI-TEA CATERING EDMONTON | A Social Enterprise.

EQUI-TEA CATERING | Based in Edmonton, AB, we’re a social enterprise operated by the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op. For the past year, we have enjoyed serving you all with the food we most love ourselves through Equi-tea Catering! It has brought us much joy and sense of fulfillment. We look forward to serving you more good food at your future gatherings and functions – with a small difference. Get in touch and we will help make sure you are ordering a good selection of delicious food for your meeting/gathering. Visit our site: http://mchb.org/programs/equi-tea-multicultural-catering/ (or) call Nhan at 780.991.2799 for details. Thank You & Blessings in 2017!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

LIFE’S THIRD ACT: A Time for Personal Integration.

LIFE’S THIRD ACT: A Time for Personal Integration
6 week Small Group Discussion Hosted by Mary & Kathleen | In our youth-oriented society, to become older is to become invisible. Yet, at 60 many of us will have another three decades of life to be lived. How will we choose to be in Life’s Third Act? Join us for a unique opportunity to spend six evenings with other like-minded and curious women, exploring the opportunities and issues of your Third Act. Circle back and revision your experiences and in that process reconnect to who you deeply are, acknowledge your wisdom, reclaim your Self and celebrate your Legacy.   

You will be invited to: Review your life through the eyes of today; Identify significant events and people that have shaped your life; Surface fears and challenge old limitations; Recognize what’s holding you back; Move beyond old stereotypes to plan for a time for opportunity and freedom; Acknowledge and celebrate your journey, choice making, and influencing.

Dates: February 13, March 01, March 15, March 29, April 19, and April 26, 2017 | Time: 6:45 - 9:15 PM | Location: 1106 Twin Brooks Pointe, Edmonton | Cost: Early bird $199.00 + GST until Jan. 20. Note: After January 20, $249.00 + GST. | Facilitators: Mary Johnson | email: mary@bridgeworkscoaching.ca & Kathleen Johnston | email: kj@kathleenjohnston.com | Join Us!