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Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Board Leadership Edmonton! Last chance to register! Deadline registration extended to February 27 for this year’s Board Leadership Governance Fundamentals | Don’t wait any longer – register today! This event has sessions for board members who are looking to enhance their governance skills, or are new to non-profit board roles. We offer a variety of sessions/networking opportunities addressing non-profit board fundamentals & trends emerging in the sector. For registration & full details about the sessions and speakers visit: boardleadership.ca

Date: March 04, 2017 @ Robbins Health Learning Centre, Edmonton, AB | 8:00 – 3:30 | Registration is $99 | Or Group rate 5 for $396. Don’t wait to register - some sessions have a limited number of seats available. Note: Know someone who should attend? Share this with your networks/contacts.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SOLIDARITY with CHILE | March 04, 2017 |

SOLIDARITY with CHILE | March 04th 2017 at the Ukrainian Centre 
11018 – 97 St., Edmonton | Join us in support of the victims of the devastating wildfires in Chile. Tix. $5.00 | Solidarity Coupons: $20 & $50.00 | For tickets & Information, please call: Mario 780.462.6964 (or) Monica 780.461.5179 (or) Ruth 780.405.3505 | Live music; dance, Latin foods, and more! Schedule | 1:00pm Lunch on Sale | 4:00pm Solidarity Concert | 9:00pm Dance Party until midnight. Organized by: Chilenos Levantamos Chile Edmonton. Join Us!

Friday, February 17, 2017


BROTHERS in the BUDHA | Screening on SHAW TV Channel 10 (Edmonton & Area): Wed Feb 22 @ 4:30 am | Thurs Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm | Fri Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm | Sat Feb 25 @ 2:30 am | Sun Feb 26 @ 10:30 am. You can also access the film online, on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/90939About: Brothers in the Buddha features Michael Nguyen, a Vietnamese Canadian youth who left his home in Toronto at the tender age of ten to join a ‘Brotherhood’ at the Truc Lam Buddhist Monastery in Edmonton. Brothers in the Buddha examines the personal life/challenge undertaken by this young Canadian while at the same time introducing viewers to some of the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy and practice. By observing Michael we gain a sense of how, like the scent of incense in a temple, Buddhist practices & philosophy is intended to permeate every aspect of one’s life. Note: DVDs available for purchase directly via Beth Wishhart MacKenzie – e: bwishmac@gmail.com | Thank You.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ESL WORKSHOPS EDMONTON | Professional Development |

ESL WORKSHOPS | CCI-LEX offers free support & materials for English teachers and tutors! Are you a community-based English tutor/teacher supporting refugees or other recent newcomers? We would like to support you! Come to one of our free workshops & receive training, lesson plans, and a stack of ready-to-go teaching materials (aimed at Beginner learners). Workshops held on alternating Saturdays, 9:00am to 2:30pm, and include a light breakfast & lunch. Register at: https://www.teachbel.org/workshops/ | If you have a larger group of people who is interested in taking our workshop, we can even come to you. Contact us for full details! Email: bel@cci-lex.ca or call: 780.944.0792

About: Cultural Connections Institute – The Learning Exchange Edmonton www.cci-lex.ca | is a non-profit, charitable organization offering English as a Second Language classes to refugees, permanent and temporary residents, and citizens in Canada. Our mission is to promote personal growth for adults through English language instruction, the exchange of cultural knowledge & engagement.

CORAL de CUBA EDMONTON | Special Events & Functions!

CORAL de CUBA | Looking for a venue to host your event/special function? Let us introduce you to Coral de Cuba, a unique multipurpose full service restaurant, lounge/special events venue located in Edmonton (AB) at #111, 4990-92 Avenue. We’re locally owned & operated, and we pride ourselves for being a safe/reputable venue for families, young people & adults alike. See: www.coraldecuba.com 

The Basics: Front Restaurant Section seats 80 people comfortably | Back Lounge & Events Section seats 160 comfortably | One common modern full kitchen | ATM On Site | Ladies and Gentlemen washrooms | WIFI Ready | Menu features Cuban, Mexican/Latin American delights | Ample and safe parking | The Lounge & Events Section offers 2 staging areas | A full sound & audio-visual system is available | Salsa and Latin Dance Lessons are offered on weekends.

Based on your particular requirements, quality & affordable entertainment is available on request for your function. Menu can be adjusted accordingly to suit your particular needs and you can count on our commitment to ensure your special event is a success. We look forward to discuss in detail how to make it so. Get in touch. Thank You/Gracias!

Monday, January 30, 2017

ARTS & CULTURE EDMONTON | Chilean Cantatas | Feb. 25, 2017 |

CULTURE | CANTO para una Semilla & CANTATA Santa Maria de Iquique | February 25, 2017 – Royal Alberta Museum, 12845-102 Avenue, 7:00pm. Tickets: $25.00. For tickets & information, call: 780.934.4605 (or) 780.850.4915.

A Song for a Seed & The Siege of Santa Maria de Iquique. Colectivo 97 of Edmonton Presents: An Evening of Chilean Song. Featuring two of the most important musical compositions in Latin American music history. This event is proudly supported by the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. 

About Colectivo 97: Colectivo 97 is a blend of three generations of musicians who cultivate the folk music of South America in its various expressions. Members of Colectivo 97 have combined their musical talent, experience and knowledge to put together these two musical cantatas to pay tribute to the art and legacy of Chilean poet, composer, folklorist, and visual artist, Violeta Parra, and to also remember a historical industrial dispute that ended with the massacre of nitrate miners in the northern Chilean city of Iquique in 1907. 

Context: both compositions/cantatas were done by Chilean composer Luis Advis in 1969 and share a common message of social justice, love/hope for a better & more just future for all. The ensemble of musicians performing today brings together community members from several countries of origin and various professions/trades, who share a love for popular art that comes from the people to the people. Assembling these two cantatas has been the fulfillment of a dream for the musicians, readers, and technical team of Colectivo 97. As with any art project, preparation of this work was full of diverse challenges as well as moments of beauty. Join us in solidarity – Colectivo 97.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

BOARD RECRUITING | ECALA | Edmonton 2017 |

BOARD RECRUITING | ECALA invites applications for Board Members.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2017. About: Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association www.ecala.org is an umbrella organization providing funds to community agencies to empower and support accessible foundational learning opportunities for adults with barriers, thus encouraging and promoting lifelong learning in the Edmonton community. We are seeking board members with governance/board experience and a passion for community service and education, who can contribute to advancing ECALA’s vision, mission and values.

Desired qualifications, skills & experience: ● 18+ years old ● Live and work in the City of Edmonton ● Ability to commit 2-5 hours per month to attend board and committee meetings ● Experience with strategic planning and community engagement is desirable ● Knowledge, interest, and experience with not-for-profit organizations, board governance, adult learning, literacy and citizenship ● Familiarity with adult learning challenges and barriers such as language learning, English and French as an Additional Language, trauma, poverty, homelessness etc. ● Social media experience for not-for-profits would be an asset ● Self-motivated with a high level of professionalism and accountability. 

TO APPLY – Applicants should send a two-page CV/cover letter with a description of their background, interest in adult education (including awareness of challenges for learners with barriers) and motivation to apply for an ECALA board position. Please attach 3 references (reference letters if available) and email your application to: nominations@ecala.org | Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply. Successful candidates must pass a security check.