Arts & Culture(Archives)

Jul
28
2015
Volume
3-5
This month the artists in residency will end with a big exhibition on the 27th of August at MacDonald Island Park. One of the four chosen participants is Ruddy Torley Tuneeko. Originally from Namibia but now a resident of Fort McMurray, YMM International talked with him about his journey to…
Jul
28
2015
Volume
3-5
A hundred (100) is the square of 10, the basis of the decimal system. It is also the completeness of percentages, which is why it grates so much whenever a sportsman talks about giving 110 per cent. You can’t; a hundred per cent is all one can have and therefore…
Jul
28
2015
Volume
3-5
Curtis Phillips - Wood Buffalo’s Voice of Sports Player, coach, commentator, reporter, broadcaster, promoter, volunteer, historian – Curtis Phillips has worn many hats during his career. But the driving force has always been the same: Sports and more sports. At a young age, Curtis began swimming, running track and field and…
Jul
28
2015
Volume
3-5
The social [media] side of the script It’s well known that social media is a great tool to connect with people, reach out to like-minded citizens, promote all kinds of products, and occasionally witness a rant or two; but the impact it can have on community theatre is astounding. Think…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
What you never dared to ask but might have thought about the hijab? Backwards, oppressed and fundamentalist: These are some of the stereotypes when it comes to the hijab, the headscarf worn by Muslim women. What do Westerns actually know about it? Most of the time nothing, but Samra Ilyas…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
Sharpen your skates, lace up your trainers, pick up a racquet, put on your helmet or strap on your skis because Wood Buffalo has plenty of athletic and recreational activities to challenge virtually any kind of sports enthusiast year-round. There are endless opportunities – competitive and recreational - to hone…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
If you want to enjoy the magic of a theatrical production you can simply go buy a ticket to a show; but if you want to know what it takes to make a show a success you need to see what’s behind the curtain. Let’s shine a spotlight on certain…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
From a global phenomenon to a highly sought after “secret”, Le Diner en Blanc marks the world’s first viral gastronomy event, a mass chic picnic, taking place in some of the most beautiful public spaces around the world. While perusing Facebook late last August I was intrigued by a picture…

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