Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Alberta | January & February 2014

Banff Festival The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings mountain films to thousands of people who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies for the annual November festival.  The world tour began in 1986 as an outreach program to bring the festival to other communities and share the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers with a larger audience.

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Hot 107 FM Presents the 1st Annual Charity Poker Tournament to Benefit Edmonton Food Bank and Santas Anonymous

Celebrity Poker TournamentMore than a dozen celebrities are confirmed to join local poker players to raise awareness and funds to support the Edmonton Food Bank and Santas Anonymous at the 1st Annual Celebrity ALL-IN for Charity Poker Tournament.  A series of charity poker events will take place from November 14th to 16th and conclude with the Celebrity main event on November 17th at 2pm, presented by Hot 107 FM.

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8th Annual Cake Walk for Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, November 4

Cake WalkHost Sheri Somerville returns with CTV Edmonton’s meteorologist Josh Classen for a night of wedded bliss at the eighth annual Cake Walk fundraiser for the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts.  Cake challenge teams compete on stage represented by music celebrities performing wedding hits.

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Edmonton Photographic Tradeshow Back for 5th Year at U of A Butterdome, November 3

Photo Show EdmontonThe Edmonton Photographic Tradeshow, western Canada’s largest photographic trade show, is back for its fifth year at the University of Alberta Butterdome, Sunday, November 3, 2013. Every camera manufacturer will be in attendance showcasing the latest in photographic equipment and photographic accessories.

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AMPIA Announces Speakers for the David Billington Award in Calgary, November 2

Murray Ord

Join AMPIA for the 25th Annual Billington Award Luncheon honouring Murray Ord on November 2, 2013 at the Delta Bow Valley in Calgary. Murray Ord’s career spans 35 years in the film and television industry in Alberta ranging from acting, production, and development to financing.

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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)