A First, Second, and Third from Heart of the City

First: a thank you! To everyone who sponsored, performed, or cheered at our Break the Ice “Friendraiser” at Studio 96 on March 12: thanks for making the night so special! The performances by F&M and Tyler Butler were wonderful, and it was especially great to see these esteemed local musicians in a venue where you can hear a pin drop from across the room. If you missed the show, no worries: CJSR will be airing the concert in the near future, and NTT Films captured the magic on video.

Second: an invite! Heart of the City could not happen without its amazing volunteers. So, we are having a recruitment rally for folks interested in helping at the festival this year. As any good recruiter knows, music helps a party, so it will also be an open mic! Hosted at the Carrot Café at 9351 118 Avenue, it will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday April 10. Our MC will be David Shepherd, MLA for Edmonton-Centre. Hope to see you there!

Third: a reminder! Everyone is welcome at our festival in Giovanni Caboto Park on June 4 and 5!

Rylan is a board member with Heart of the City.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • Breaking the Ice – Tyler Butler performing at Studio 96 on March 13 as part of the show “Break the Ice.” The “friendraiser” for Heart of the City also included the band F&M. Christopher Leclair

  • iHuman’s Art on “The Line” at Refinery en Vogue – The work of young artists from the iHuman Youth Society was featured at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Refinery en Vogue on March 19, which had a fashion and design theme. The exhibit, entitled “The Line,” was created by Micky Pop, Matthew Auger, Dan Roberto, Angel Morningstar, and Michael Black. Paula E. Kirman

  • Preparing to Glow – Final preparations are made to lanterns prior to GLOW on March 19 at the Boyle Street Plaza. A full photo spread from the lantern parade will be in the May issue of the paper. Paula E. Kirman

  • Multicultural Mural – A mural inside the Edmonton Intercultural Centre (McCauley School) featuring some of the cultures represented in the neighbourhood. Paula E. Kirman

  • Rainbow of Roses – Fresh roses at Zocalo in February. Paula E. Kirman

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Upcoming Themes

Our theme for April’s issue is “Freedom.” What does freedom mean to you? What are things you do in your life that make you feel free? How have you overcome obstacles to freedom in your life? Deadline: March 12. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.