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Breakfast Television Calgary Serves News, Sports, Health, Tech and Weather Reports Every Weekday Morning

Breakfast TV CalgaryBreakfast Television (BT) is the branding used for morning shows broadcast by stations of Rogers Media’s television network City. As of May 2015, versions of Breakfast Television are broadcast in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary. Breakfast Television Calgary features Co-Hosts Ted Henley and Jill Belland, who also hosts the on-location segments, Leah Sarich as the health reporter, Andrew Schulz as the weather reporter, and Mike Yawney as the tech new reporter. 

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour | Alberta Dates

Banff-Mountain-Film-FestivalThe Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is on the road, visiting over 40 countries around the world – bringing some of the favourite films from the Festival to a location near you! It’s time to get pumped for this year’s film lineup! From over 350 films submitted in 2015, 89 films were screened at the Festival in Banff, and approximately 30 films go on the road. Here are the Alberta dates:

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Edmonton Filmmaker Gil Cardinal to Receive the Dave Billington Award on November 7

Gil-CardinalThe David Billington Award is presented by each year by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) to an individual who has made an invaluable contribution to Alberta’s production community and celebrates those individuals who inspire us all with their vision, passion and dedication. This year, Gil Cardinal has been selected by the community to be honoured with this award.

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Red Deer Filmmaker Wins Big Rock Eddie Short Film Award and $10,000 for Documentary, An Alberta Farm

Alberta-FarmAn Alberta Farm, a short documentary by Red Deer’s Brendan O’Brien, won the $10,000 top prize at the Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival at the Theatre Junction Grand in Calgary on June 6. This year for the first time in its 22 history, Big Rock opened up the theme beyond beer commercials to the idea of “tradition.” From this idea, O’Brien developed the story. The five-minute film, centres on the changing farm life and the memories of Alberta dairy farmer Bruce Bell.

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Alberta Filmmakers Top 5 Finalists for CineCoup Film Accelerator $1 Million in Production Financing

Film-High-School-BrawlOnly one Alberta team remains in the Top 5 of the CineCoup Film Accelerator! The Edmonton filmmakers behind High School Brawl – Aaron Kurmey, Ryan Hatt, Kevin Johnson – will pitch their feature to a panel of industry professionals at the Banff World Media Festival on June 8 with the hopes to win a prize packages worth $1 million in production financing from CineCoup and a guaranteed release in Cineplex theatres. 

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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