Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

CBC Brings Canada’s History to Life in “The Story of Us” Docu-Drama Series Starting March 26

 

CBC-Story-UsCanada: The Story of Us, an epic 10 x one-hour docu-drama series highlighting many of the extraordinary moments and people that helped forge a nation from early Indigenous history to the 20th century, will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m. on CBC. The series features the stories of Indigenous peoples, women, immigrants, pioneers, rule-breakers, scientists and entrepreneurs – many of them untold until now. The series takes viewers inside Canada’s history with dramatic re-enactments, ground-breaking CGI sequences and documentary-style virtual reality experiences.

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AMPA Hosts Alberta Magazines Conference & Awards Gala March 16 & 17 in Calgary

AMPA-logoThe Alberta Magazines Conference is an opportunity to hear industry experts from across North America share their insights, experience and expertise on the topics that matter most in the magazine publishing industry. Join AMPA, along with magazine publishing leaders and visionaries from across North America and the U.K., on March 16 and 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary. Be part of the largest magazine media event in Western Canada.

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Stollery Hospital With CISN, CHED and Fresh 92.5 FM Hold Annual Corus Radiothon on January 18 & 19, 2017

corus-radiothonThe 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. CISN’s sister stations, 92.5 Fresh Radio and 630 CHED, support Radiothon both off- and on-site during the broadcast. These stations generously donate air time, staff and programming to allow the community a glimpse into everyday life at our world-class Hospital.

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Writers’ Guild of Alberta to Present Calgary’s 7th Annual Scotiabank Giller Light Bash on November 7

wga-novembergillerbashWith the support of Shelf Life Books, Wordfest, Freehand Books and Frontier College—the Writers’ Guild of Alberta will host Calgary’s 7th annual celebration of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. This event brings readers, writers and supporters of the arts together in a vibrant and entertaining atmosphere to celebrate books, reading and to raise money for literacy. Local book blogger and President of the WGA, Anne Logan, will host the evening.

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Banff Mountain Film + Book Festival Runs from October 29 to November 6

banff-festivalThe 41st annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, bursts with stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe. The festival features over 75 films and in-person appearances by the world’s most iconic adventurers. Following the Festival in Banff, the World Tour hits the road bringing some of the audience favourites and special tour to a location near you.

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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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