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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

EDMONTON | Canada 150 Legacy Projects 2017 |

EDMONTON | CANADA 150 LEGACY PROJECTS |
Fundraising Campaign: https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/light-a-candle-for-canada.aspxJoin the Celebrations! | The City of Edmonton’s Canada 150 Celebration Committee invites Edmontonians to support three legacy projects to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. These projects are community gifts that will be enjoyed for many years.

1. Mosaic Mural – The Bison | this mural is part of a national initiative being led by Mural Mosaic (St. Albert, AB). Over 500 tiles to be painted! The bison image honours Edmonton’s indigenous heritage and is an important part of Edmonton’s past.

2. Paint the Rails – Transforming LRT Stations into Works of Art | Young artists will transform Edmonton’s LRT stations into works of art that express the diverse histories of Edmonton and Canada. Each live painting will result in a video of interviews with artists, youth and public contributors. A final video will capture the larger story of reconciliation in the project and a children’s story book will be created!

3. Canada 150 Tree Planting – Maple Trees and More | In the fall of 2017, community volunteers can work with the City to plant Canada 150 commemorative trees. Since the early 1900’s there have been organized collaborative efforts to plant trees in Edmonton. Continue this history and help grow the urban forest! 

LIGHT a CANDLE for CANADA FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN | The Canada 150 Celebrations Committee encourages community involvement & commitment to leave memorable legacy projects in Edmonton. “Light a Candle for Canada.” Virtual candles are $1.50 each to light and support 3 legacy projects. The campaign runs until July 01, 2017. Donate here: www.edmonton.ca/Canada15 |

Monday, April 24, 2017

CORAL de CUBA GRAN OPENING - EDMONTON | May 11, 2017 |

CORAL de CUBA Restaurant Bar & Grill | Gran Opening! 
Thursday May 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm. to 11:00 pm. | 4990 – 92 Avenue. Call 780.468.2888 for reservations. Enjoy authentic Cuban Cuisine – Introducing: Chef Raydel – Listen to the beautiful sounds of Trio La Calle. Win Free Dance Classes with Leo Gonzales, Cuban Movement Dance School. For further information, visit: www.coraldecuba.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

LAURA VINSON & FREE SPIRIT in CONCERT | May 2017 |

Laura Vinson & Free Spirit Band
Presented by Star of the North | http://www.starofthenorth.ca/
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Arden Theatre | Tickets on sale now! $45
Contact: 780.459.5511 | email: reception@starofthenorth.ca

About: Laura Vinson tells the story of life in Western Canada, then and now, with currents of Native, Metis, Western & Celtic influence.
She has received many accolades including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alberta Women of Country Music, and nominations from Canadian Folk Awards, Canadian Aboriginal Awards, and the JUNO’S. 

The Event: By supporting Star of the North in their fundraising efforts, you are helping to continue their quest of accompanying, nurturing and transforming others. Join us for a great evening of storytelling, song and community!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

MEDIA WORKSHOP: The Persuaders | May 24, 2017 |

MEDIA WORKSHOP | The Persuaders: An engaging workshop about storytelling your cause, persuasive social marketing of ideas and increasing the visibility and impact of the good work you & your organization do.

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm. to 4:00 pm. 
Cost: $55.00 per-person.
Note: Light refreshments included.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre
9538 – 107 Avenue (McCauley School)
Deadline for Registration: May 22, 2017
Further information: leocamposa@gmail.com

The Workshop | Aims at offering participants a critical opportunity to identify and understand what media platforms & tools could be the most effective to convey content & story. They will also explore key aspects of advocacy, communicating with clarity, emotion, focus, sharp articulation, and examine how to influence public opinion, policymakers and communities, persuasively and ethically. –

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ERIEC - Edmonton, AB |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ERIEC www.eriec.ca | Position: Connector Program Coordinator | Terms: Full-time | Location: Edmonton, AB | Hours: 9am – 5pm (37.5hrs/week) | Closing Date: 5:00 pm, Friday, April 21st, 2017

About: The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council addresses issues of labour market integration for internationally trained professionals. We're dedicated to implementing innovative, high-impact strategies/initiatives for increasing the number of skilled immigrants employed to their full potential in Edmonton. The Connector Program Coordinator is responsible for administering the Edmonton Connector Program and assisting with the other three ERIEC networking programs: Smart Connections, Speed Career Networking and Edmonton Global Talent Conference.

Responsibilities: Administer the Connector Program under the leadership of the Networking Programs Director and the Executive Director; Assess clients to identify their eligibility to enroll in ERIEC networking programs; Meet with clients, review their profile, determine client educational/career goals, ensure the job readiness of the client, provide labour market information, make selection for participation and match to the first Connector; Manage the program dBase and ensure accuracy, integrity and timely entry of data; Organize, implement and evaluate programs/events including events related to bridging employers and skilled immigrants; Deliver presentations on the program to internationally educated professionals, staff booths and events to promote ERIEC programs; Assist with ERIEC social media initiatives.

Qualifications: Post-secondary education in business, education or social sciences or related field (equivalencies considered); 3+ years of related experience; Demonstrated experience in project facilitation/evaluation, event coordination; Knowledge of skilled immigrant labour market access issues; Excellent organizational, time-management, presentation, communication (verbal/written) & interpersonal skills. Flexibility to respond to changing priorities; Strong competences in computer applications (MS Office Suite). 

TO APPLY – Email your CV/cover letter in confidence to: ERIEC Hiring Committee | e: info@eriec.ca .| Note: Only those applicants invited to an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in ERIEC.

Monday, April 3, 2017

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT with ZANE HAMM | April 24, 2017 |

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT 
with Zane Hamm | April 24th 2017 – 2:00pm. 
@ Massawa Café & Bistro, 10153 – 97 Street
See: http://massawacafe.com/ | Edmonton, Alberta
Presented by: Wayfinders Business Cooperative ®  

About Our Guest: Zane Hamm is an Adult Learning & Public Education Specialist. She has done consulting with a range of organizations in Edmonton and has a Ph. D in Philosophy with specialization in Adult Education and Educational Policy Studies. 

Her talk will focus on Public Engagement: Challenges and Rewards, highlighting the concept of building a culture of engagement that is continuous and inclusive. An excellent opportunity to learn, share and build relationships of diversity, inclusion and equity. Building a better city-world together. Join Us!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

PROMOTING the SOCIAL ECONOMY | MULTICULTURAL CATERING |

PROMOTING the SOCIAL ECONOMY | EQUI-TEA MULTICULTURAL CATERING | Based in Edmonton, we’re a social enterprise operated by the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op. We enjoy serving people with the food we love through our Equi-tea Multicultural Catering project and we look forward to being of service at your gatherings and special functions. Check our menu & let us be part of your special event. Visit our site: http://mchb.org/programs/equi-tea-multicultural-catering/ (or) call Nhan at 780.991.2799 for details. Good food=healthy communities!