We Belong in Jasper Place News
Freedom School of Dance's scholarship program is designed to remove financial barriers and create a level playing field for children who may otherwise be unable to access quality dance education. If you live in the western area of Edmonton you may be eligible for a dance scholarship!
Submission deadline: March 30th, 2024
Esteemed JUNO Award-winning vocalist, Garth Prince, accompanied by his ensemble, will grace the Elmwood Community Leagues of Jasper Place with two live concerts.
Garth Prince, a resident of Canora, Edmonton, immigrated to Canada from Namibia, Africa, 15 years ago. Renowned for his musical prowess, he has left an indelible mark on audiences nationwide, particularly through his educational concerts and workshops. His journey serves as a testament to the capacity of Albertans to achieve international recognition and acclaim.
The Garth Prince live concert series offers a professional, interactive, family-oriented experience, featuring seasoned musicians and skilled sound technicians. Notable venues this season include The Winspear Centre in Edmonton and The Surrey Civic Theatre in Vancouver. Typically beyond the financial reach of community leagues, the opportunity to host such events is made possible through the Projects for Belonging Grant. This initiative facilitates local access to cultural events and fosters connections with accomplished artists within the community.
Two concerts are scheduled, one per evening on Thursday, February 29th, and Friday, March 1st. These dates coincide with the conclusion of Black History Month and the non-school days due to The Greater Edmonton Teacher’s Convention, offering children and families a meaningful engagement during the winter season. Attendees will be encouraged to familiarize themselves with two pre-selected songs, fostering a participatory atmosphere.
The King of Tarts Bakery and Café in Edmonton’s west end is hosting a Saturday afternoon jazz series for clarinet and guitar this spring. The project is supported by the Stony Plain Road Business Association through the We Belong in Jasper Place program.
“We hope Edmontonians will come for the jazz and stay a while for the tasty treats…or the other way around.” says clarinetist Don Ross, who put together the series with bakery owner Jeff Funston. “I love to play the hot club music and jazz standards made famous by Django Reinhardt in Paris. The combination of clarinet and guitar is perfect for people to come together and chat or just listen in the cozy atmosphere.”
“Our café is a gathering place for the community,” says Funston, the owner and creative force behind King of Tarts, a sun-lit neighbourhood spot in Jasper Place. “This is a great opportunity to treat our customers and the community to some wonderful Edmonton musicians and help them get to know our local music scene.”
The April 13 event will also include an open acoustic hot club jam for local musicians, suitable for all levels of players.
The café is open for regular business during the show, with no cover charge.
1:00 to 4:00 pm, on four Saturdays at the King of Tarts Bakery and Café 10051-152 street Edmonton. www.kingoftarts.ca
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Date TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Don Ehret
TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Jim Findlay
TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross, Cam Neufeld and Kevin Jacobson
Musicians are invited to join us for an acoustic jam session today at 2 pm!
TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Gareth Gilliland
Calling all older adults and busy working people who want to become fitter and make new friends! Feel better, look better and have more energy. Work at your own pace and do what you can. No need for any special equipment or fancy new clothes. The community league will provide the poles. Begin your fitness program in a 12-week program (2 x 6- week sessions) Sign up for twice per week for a 6-week introductory program, and continue for another 6-week session For maximum benefit you will need to attend at least twice per week.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 pm: start February 13
(Initially training period will be 1.5 to 2 hours)
We will visit local businesses for refreshments We will start and end at the Community League Hall
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 8, 2024
More info and to register email: YegNordicWalking@shaw.ca
Registration fee of $5. But refreshments will be free!
International Festival Of Winter Cinema is held every year on Indigenous land in Treaty 6 territory. This place – Amiskwacîwâskahikan – is a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route of the Nêhiyawak, Anishinaabe, Niitsitapi, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. These peoples whose histories, languages, and cultures are the basis of our connection to this land. This is land settled, travelled, and cared for by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial to the present day. Treaties have been affirmed. Treaties have been broken. We acknowledge these truths as a reminder that we are all Treaty People bound to one another by the spirit and intent of Treaty.
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