Big surprises in store at the 2018 Ride to Reynolds

If you’re the kind of person who yearns to take to the open highways on two wheels, you won’t want to miss what’s on at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum this weekend. The annual Motorcycle Ride to Reynolds, presented by Honda Canada Inc. returns this Saturday, Aug. 18. All brands, dealership clubs, riding clubs, riding club members and owners from across the province are invited to join in for this day dedicated to the motorcycle. If you ride up on a motorcycle, you get in for free! Continue reading

Take a walk through history at Open Farm Days

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Wigger and Pearl Meindersma atop their classic John Deere D tractor.

In Joan Olafson’s time as a teacher and eventually a principal with the Calgary Board of Education, the countryside was never far from her thoughts. As an educator, she relished opportunities to take students on field trips to places like the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area, Leighton Art Centre, or Outdoor School at the Rocky Mountain YMCA in Kananaskis so her students could better understand and establish a connection to nature.

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Working on the world’s best preserved dinosaur: One year later

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Borealopelta markmitchellii skull on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Grounds for Discovery exhibit

It was just one year ago when the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology appeared in headlines across the world: a new species of dinosaur had been named in honour of museum technician, Mark Mitchell, who worked on the specimen for nearly six years.

We caught up with Mark to learn about his new-found fame and what has changed in over the last 12 months.

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Let’s Look at Alberta’s Record Industry

Heart to Heart records co-founder, Bron Wells

As Alberta Music Week continues, we thought we’d take a look one of the less-talked about aspects of music: Labels. Not stickers on records or cover art on CDs (though it is where the term comes from), but the people who market, publish, and distribute artists’ music into the world. Did you know that Alberta has a number of record labels that have worked with stars like Jimi Hendrix, Tommy Banks and Un Blonde? As we celebrate this most melodious week, we put together this handy guide to just a few of Alberta’s noteworthy recording imprints. Continue reading

Better Days: The Rebirth of Calgary’s Legendary King Edward Hotel

Photo credit: Sebastian Buzzalino

Yesterday, music fans in Calgary were happy to hear about the reopening of the historic King Eddy, a cornerstone of Calgary’s live music history. As Alberta Music Week continues to rock on, we change our tune a bit to take a look at this iconic venue and the new lease on life it has found with the National Music Centre. Continue reading