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Michif language comes alive through film and new resource

Michif language comes alive through film and new resource

Wesaketewenowuk. The seven-syllable Michif word is the very apt title for Dr. Judy Iseke’s new short documentary that will be shown on Saturday. The screening is part of a celebration of Métis culture and the launch of her new Internet resource called Our Elder Stories.
Portfolio: Weekly art listings

Portfolio: Weekly art listings

STARFest leading up to grand finale

STARFest leading up to grand finale

Can-Lit is St. Albert's hot ticket as the St. Albert Readers Festival continues on a rolling wave of star-studded events. This is the third and final feature previewing STARFest's list of authors set to make appearances.
A day of dance to remember

A day of dance to remember

For a refreshing change of pace, you could walk down to the Ukrainian Youth Unity Centre on Sunday for the inaugural YEG Ballroom Dance Festival. If you really wanted to show your style then you could waltz, foxtrot, jive, swing, tango, rumba, samba or cha cha there instead.
The best of unlikely friends in Reel Mondays flick

The best of unlikely friends in Reel Mondays flick

Durham, North Carolina in 1971 must have been an incendiary time for American interracial social politics. Best of Enemies shows us that in living colour with the backdrop of a school burning to the ground and organized white supremacists having a bit of a showdown with those who would end black and white segregation in schools.
Bad luck in Lucky Day

Bad luck in Lucky Day

In Lucky Day, a guy named Red (Luke Bracey) gets out of jail after a two-year stint, reunites with his woman, an artist named Chloe (Nina Dobrev), and their daughter Beatrice (Ella Ryan Quinn), a young waif who is so adorable at such a young age that she decides to only speak French, much to Red’s chagrin. If Red and Chloe sound remarkably similar to Zed and Zoe, I’m sure that’s only coincidence.
A furnace means sweet relief for local grandma

A furnace means sweet relief for local grandma

It was one of those autumn days when you start to feel the chill set in. A fine rain kept reminding all how easily those drops could turn to frozen flakes. Inside Marie Swindells’ Lacombe Park house, however, a small crowd had gathered around the hearth. It was her granddaughter Zadie's birthday and a new furnace was being installed.
Portfolio: Weekly art listings

Portfolio: Weekly art listings

Art Gallery of St. Albert Boundary Time Surface is an exhibit of works by Sydney Lancaster. Until Saturday, Nov. 2. 19 Perron St., 780-460-4310; artgalleryofstalbert.
Loving thy neighbour: a how-to discussion

Loving thy neighbour: a how-to discussion

Presentation at St. Albert United Church engages people on race equality
STARFest lines up the stars one after the other

STARFest lines up the stars one after the other

The St. Albert Readers Festival is in full ready mode with two solid weeks of author visits geared up to go.