Arts & Culture(Archives)

Oct
01
2014
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IODE and Its Place in Local History Have you ever heard of the Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire (IODE)? WHEN I FIRST HEARD the name, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire, it sounded a little intimidating, like a name fabricated for some science fiction movie. Saying it out loud,…
Dec
04
2014
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The 80s The 80s were dy-na-mite and in honour of this fact, I thought it was time for another walk down memory lane. It was the decade of Madonna, the Goonies, leg warmers, and my generation’s best cartoons. We often look back at the 80s with great embarrassment and shame,…
Dec
04
2014
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Duelling Pianos in support of Kids Forever Vegas-style entertainment came to Fort McMurray this fall as HALOS (Helping Assist Local Organizations Society) hosted a night to remember...and all for a good cause!
Aug
22
2013
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How does Keyano Theatre Company top a season that included Hometown…The Musical!, a show that continues to be praised for the way it inspired an unparalleled love of place and participation levels that had never been seen before? One way is to program one of the biggest musical productions of…
Aug
22
2013
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History - Our Roots When news broke in 1895 of possible gold along the Athabasca River, and with the discovery of gold in the Yukon two years later, thousands of prospectors traveled north, using the rivers and inland routes through present day Fort McMurray as a roadway to their fortunes.…
Jan
26
2015
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For Money, For Love & For a Fresh Start: Fort McMurray's Early Residents Living in Fort McMurray is pretty great. From the long summer days and the plethora of outdoor activities, to the fantastic recreational facilities and overwhelming sense of community, Fort McMurray has many positive attributes. It can also…
Jan
26
2015
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Stand Up For Mental Health Carla White, local author and speaker, had the crowd roaring in laughter as she sipped from her giant wine glass sharing stories about raising her kids while struggling with symptoms of depression: “There were bottles, crying and time outs…some of that was even for the…
Jan
26
2015
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Help Me… I'm Foreign International love. You Canadians have Nickelback , the Boreal Forest and Canadian Bacon. We Germans have Rammstein, the Black Forest and sausages. So we are quite similar aren’t we? I was wrong. He was wrong. We were wrong. We that is Michael and me. Two years…

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