Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Merge Magazine to Hold ReLaunch Party on May 27 | Edmonton

After eight issues last year, Merge Magazine has been picked up by a new sponsoring company and re-launched with its first issue of volume 2 on May 1, 2011. On May 27, 2011 at 5:30pm invited guests will be gathering in the Sherwood Park Toyota dealership to celebrate the re-launch and the anticipated success and growth within Edmonton. Food, wine and beer on us as well as live band entertainment. This will be a classy night with expected 300+ in attendance! RSVP at

Latitude 53 presents Where Are We Going? (Curated by Gabe Wong) and Sanctuary (by Daniel Evans)

Latitude 53 is pleased to welcome Edmonton artist, designer and illustrator Gabe Wong to the Main Space this May and June with his curated show Where Are We Going? as well as Daniel Evan’s very different explorations of home and place in Sanctuary. Wong draws on the same themes and some of the same Edmonton talent as his celebrated Where Are You From? poster show in 2009. With posters by a cross-section of Edmonton artists, the collection showcases a variety of takes on the question. As well as hanging on the gallery walls, the works in Where Are We Going? are collected in a new publication.

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2010-2011 Exhibition Catalogue Publication Launch Party – Stride Gallery | Calgary | June 2, 2011

The Stride Gallery is proud to announce the launch of our second annual Catalogue. This beautifully designed, perfect bound, 87-page book represents the complete programming year from April 2010 to March 2011, and includes exhibition texts, artist statements and biographies, and full colour images of every exhibition in each of our three spaces.

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Digital Alberta Awards | June 6 | Calgary

This year’s Digital Alberta Awards promises to be an exciting opportunity to recognize Alberta’s leaders in digital media.  We have 18 categories that range from Best in Digital Design, Best in Cross-Platform Content, Best in Social Media, Best Social Impact, Best in E-Learning, Best in Financial Services Best in Film & Animation and Best in Gaming, and People’s Choice Award, to name a few. 

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The Writers Guild of Alberta’s Writing the History, Inscribing the Future 30th Anniversary Conference, June 10 – June 12, 2011

The Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA) proudly invites you to Writing the History, Inscribing the Future, a landmark conference celebrating the 30th anniversary of the largest provincial writing organization in Canada. Set to take place June 10 – 12, 2011 at Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser Hotel (133 – 9th Avenue SW) and the W.R. Castell Central Library (616 Macleod Trail SE), come join us in celebrating this milestone event! The deadline to register is June 3, 2011.

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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)