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City of St. Albert Seeks Fund Development Associate

As Alberta’s ‘Botanical Arts City’, St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 64,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The City of St. Albert’s Cultural Services department promotes the development of arts and cultural programs and services for our residents. We are looking for an experienced fund development professional to join our team in a position which plays an integral role in ensuring adequate resources exist to continue delivering exceptional Cultural programs and events to the community.

As the Fund Development Associate, you will be responsible for generating revenue through sponsors, donations, advertising sales and grants for cultural programs and initiatives such as The Arden Theatre, St. Albert Children’s Theatre, Amplify Youth Festival, Public Art and special projects/events. The Fund Development Associate will also develop alternate revenue generating streams for the department. You will draw on your strong communication and interpersonal skills to build and nurture relationships with granting agencies and corporate and private partners to develop and implement programs to support growth in revenues. The position is also responsible for the preparation of grant applications and subsequent reports, and ensuring they are submitted as per the terms of the funding agreement.

Full job posting can be found here: Fund Development Associate Feb 2017.pdf

Deadline to Apply: February 27, 2017

Qualified applicants are invited submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website http://www.stalbert.ca/employment

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Horizon Stage Presents: Ian Tyson

Canadian Country Music Legend
Returning for his 48th performance at Horizon Stage – you love him, we love him, he is The One, The Only, The Legendary – Ian Tyson. Now in his eighties, Ian is still going strong. Still touring. Still running the ranch south of Calgary. Still watching the West as he’s seen it change — and not always for the better. Still writing about love, horses, and the country and sky he loves. And he’s still facing the future with a mixture of optimism and resignation. Now recovered from a torn and damaged voice that drastically changed his sound in 2008, Ian is singing with the strength and range of his earlier years. His smooth, relaxed voice has been part of the musical landscape since the early 60s, when — with his then-wife Sylvia — he conquered the folk boom of the day. Hits kept coming — “Four Strong Winds,” “Someday Soon,” “Summer Wages” and more. Over five decades Ian has earned countless awards, the Order of Canada, and a devoted following. He now stares at the future with clear eyes and a mixture of optimism and regret that sparks his songwriting.
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT.

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Horizon Stage Presents: Derina Harvey Band

East Coast/Celtic Rock Music
Derina Harvey Band are an Alberta-based five-piece Celtic-rock group who offer an authentic east-coast kitchen-party experience. With a fresh take on traditional tunes and their own original jigs and reels, their infectious rhythmic undertow is layered with rock guitar, dizzying fiddle playing, and topped by Derina’s powerhouse voice. These transplanted east-coasters have now released two CDs, performed over 150 shows in Western Canada in the last 3 years, and toured annually to Newfoundland. Nominated for a 2016 Edmonton Music Award, their album Rove and Go reached number 65 on CKUA’s top played albums that same year. Derina Harvey Band’s high-energy live show is guaranteed to leave you out-of-breath and hollering for more!

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Horizon Stage Presents: ACEproductions – End of the Rainbow

Dramatic Musical Theatre
By: Peter Quilter Starring: Janet Gigliotti Directed by: Claude Giroux
There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you’d rather be! Electrifying, intense, and real, this production will leave you breathless. End of The Rainbow is a true account of Judy Garland’s twilight years; an all-too-mortal goddess on the eve of her destruction revealed in a way seldom found in the tabloids. See that perilous bipolar energy that so often animates great performers. Touch this woman at your own risk – she burns. Every chapter of Judy’s history is alive; she is foul-mouthed, flirtatious, erotic, childlike, unedited, manipulative, and supremely self-conscious as she makes both love and war with her keepers. She has a strong sense of herself as a human tragedy on a world stage, but her sense of humour, and the absurdity of it all, is just as sharp and appallingly funny, and then…she sings! And all those disparate elements coalesce into a coherent riveting whole.
Recommended Age: 14+ Adult Content Warning

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Horizon Stage Presents: Derina Harvey Band

East Coast/Celtic Rock Music
Derina Harvey Band are an Alberta-based five-piece Celtic-rock group who offer an authentic east-coast kitchen-party experience. With a fresh take on traditional tunes and their own original jigs and reels, their infectious rhythmic undertow is layered with rock guitar, dizzying fiddle playing, and topped by Derina’s powerhouse voice. These transplanted east-coasters have now released two CDs, performed over 150 shows in Western Canada in the last 3 years, and toured annually to Newfoundland. Nominated for a 2016 Edmonton Music Award, their album Rove and Go reached number 65 on CKUA’s top played albums that same year. Derina Harvey Band’s high-energy live show is guaranteed to leave you out-of-breath and hollering for more!

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Horizon Stage Presents: One Man Star Wars Trilogy

Pop Culture Theatre
Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, One Man Star Wars Trilogy has been performed for over a million Stars Wars fans from London’s West End to Dubai, and from Broadway to the Sydney Opera House. Canadian actor Charles Ross will stun and amaze you with his energetic and extremely entertaining performance that condenses the three original films: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, into one hilarious production. He single-handedly plays all of the characters – from Luke Skywalker to R2-D2 to Jabba the Hutt – with spot-on voice impressions. He also sings the music, flies the ships, and fights the battles. The successful result of a ‘misspent’ youth, Charles has been touring One Man Star Wars Trilogy for over 15 years. Called a “fun night out”, “innovative storytelling”, and “a tribute to all things Lucas”, this highly energetic romp is perfect for die-hard Star Wars super-fans while it also manages to amuse casual sci-fi consumers. Grab your lightsaber and board the Millennium Falcon before the Death Star explodes.
One Man Star Wars Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved
Recommended Age: 6 to Yoda

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Horizon Stage Presents: Charlie A’Court

Blues, Roots, and Soul Music
Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Canadian musician Charlie A’Court’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work, and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades. The most recent of Charlie’s five solo albums, Come On Over, won for 2015 Blues Recording of the Year at both the East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards. Born with the gift of voice, Charlie grew up in rural Nova Scotia where he spent his youth learning to play guitar and immersing himself in his father’s vinyl record collection, discovering singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Over the years, his musical influences have grown to include Eric Clapton and contemporary artists Jonny Lang, Colin James, John Mayer, and Joe Bonamassa.

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Horizon Stage Presents: The Legend of George Jones: featuring Duane Steele

Country Music Tribute Show
Be part of a special tribute to the man considered to be one of the greatest country singers of all time – George Jones. In a career that lasted more than 50 years, “the Possum” evolved from a young honky-tonker to a music icon as he recorded more than 150 albums and became the symbol of traditional country music. His music continues to inspire artists of all genres. Award-winning singer-songwriter Duane Steele and his band will take you on a journey of George’s life through stories and songs. Duane will sing the hits that spanned five decades, from his duets with Tammy Wynette, to the No.1 country song of all time “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. You’ll also hear the stories of George’s life, which echoed the country songs he sang – filled with success, failure, hard-drinking, and heartbreak.
7:30 p.m. Sold OUT & 2 p.m. Matinee Added

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Horizon Stage Presents: Bravura

Broadway, Classical, and Pop Music
Bravura’s repertoire ranges from classic Broadway and pop, to Italian folk and classical favourites. Seasoned performers all, the men of Bravura thrill with their scorchingly passionate, frequently funny, and always exciting blend of fine baritone voices. Formed in 2010, Bravura is comprised of three of our country’s finest leading men from musical theatre, jazz, and opera.

James Levesque is an enthralling, diverse artist who is equally at home performing in concert, at the opera, or in musical theatre. He has been singing internationally for 15 years, with such esteemed companies as the Canadian Opera Company, Calgary Opera, and the Aldeburgh Festival.
George Masswohl has wowed audiences across North America in leading roles with The Stratford and Shaw Festivals, Canadian Stage, Livent, Vancouver’s Arts Club, as well as on- and off-Broadway.
Curtis Sullivan brings a wealth of experience from the worlds of Broadway musicals and opera. He is a star of Toronto’s esteemed Opera Atelier, Canadian Stage, and the Stratford Festival.