Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I would like to share the following research. I found the thoughts of aboriginal teachers inspiring.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in book publishing in Alberta. We look forward to your entries and participation in the 2012 Awards. This year we are pleased to invite applications for the following awards: Book of the Year, in 6 categories—Children and Young Adult, Educational, Trade Fiction, Trade Non-Fiction, Scholarly and Academic and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book of the Year Award;
Book Design, in 3 categories—Book, Book Cover, and Illustration;
Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence, recognizing outstanding editorial work;
Alberta Book Publishing Achievement Award, recognizing long-standing contributions made to Alberta book publishing;
Alberta Emerging Publisher; and
Alberta Publisher of the Year.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 27, 2012. Contact the BPAA office at (780) 424-5060, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Example: Read to Me in Micmac and Pathways to Education http://www.counselling.net/jnew/grants/case-studies.html
Order of priority: Toronto, Ontario and Canada
Contact: Bruce Lawson at 416 923 8953
Examples: Pathways Freindship Round Dance, Inglewood Design Initiative,Parkland Community Garden Build, Goodlife Community Bike Shop, Teens in the Lead, South Calgary Multicultural Festival, and Patrick Airlie School Mural.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Program supports the establishment and advancement of formal partnership arrangements that aim to develop practical working relationships between officials and educators in regional First Nation organizations and schools, and those in provincial systems. These partnership arrangements open the way to sharing information and better coordination between First Nation and provincial schools. The result will be concrete benefits for the students, teachers and administrators involved.
Funding is available on a proposal basis to eligible regional First Nation organizations for:
- the negotiation and drafting of tripartite education Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and joint action plans where they do not already exist (partnership establishment); and,
- the drafting and implementation of joint action plans within established partnerships where there is an MOU or similar formal partnership agreement already in place (partnership advancement).
To learn more about the Education Partnerships Program, you may be interested in the following:
The Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2012 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2011.
Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category. The winners will be announced at the 2012 Alberta Book Awards Gala in Calgary in the spring. The Alberta Literary Awards will be presented in conjunction with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta’s (BPAA) Alberta Book Publishing Awards and Edmonton Public Library’s Alberta Readers’ Choice Award.
The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. Prizes of $1500 are awarded to published entries in the following categories:
R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (picture books)
Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction
Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction
Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry
Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama (published or produced)
In addition, four prizes of $700 are awarded to unpublished and published entries in the following categories:
Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award (unpublished)
James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction (unpublished or published)
Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Story (published)
Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Prize (unpublished or published)
The Writers Guild of Alberta is a non-profit organization that represents both professional and emerging writers in Alberta. Their mission is to inspire, connect, support, encourage and promote writers and writing, to safeguard the freedom to write and to read, and to advocate for the well-being of writers.
For more information and submission guidelines, please visit http://www.writersguild.ab.ca/
Monday, November 7, 2011
- meaning the tide of children - is a registered charitable trust, founding in May 2006. The Trust has been set up
to preserve and promote New Zealand children's literature.
New Zealand has produced many world renowned authors, artists and illustrators over the decades, and more recently has
shown leadership in the use of new technologies and media to communicate story. It is the original manuscripts, illustrations
and other media of these New Zealanders that we want to protect and promote for the future. The Trust will continue to
both promote and collect children's literature (broadly defined), in a variety of media from books to digital forms.
At present, there is no central body focusing on the collection, restoration, preservation and exhibition of such material, and
it is feared that it will be lost if action is not taken. Te Tai Tamariki's vision is to create a national centre – with its base in
Christchurch – that will encourage a wide range of groups to enjoy and celebrate New Zealand's children's literature. The
physical centre will be multi-faceted, with a wide variety of purposes including entertainment, education, research and
retail. Such centres have already been established overseas as both domestic and international tourist attractions as well as
educational centres. The concept plan for this national centre can be read here.
While still in its early days, the vision of Te Tai Tamariki is fast gaining the support of both the literary world and the general public.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
For assistance and additional information on the Artists and Education grant stream please contact Paul Reich, Arts Development Consultant with the Arts Branch, at (780) 415-0287 (toll-free in Alberta by first dialing 310-0000).
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The 2012 Literacy Fund grant application is available in October. Download the application from http://www.loveofreading.org/
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Call for Proposals for the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) Pan Canadian funding deadline to apply is November 25
Funding for larger pan-Canadian grant or contribution projects can provide support for networking, developing and delivering education and awareness activities, and creating tools and resources to help seniors protect themselves from elder abuse including fraud and financial abuse. The funding can also enable community members to better recognize elder abuse in all its forms and to improve the quality of life, safety and security of seniors.
Pan-Canadian projects identify and share promising practices across the country on what has worked well to address seniors' issues and can be replicated.
Eligible Pan-Canadian projects must have broad reach and impact, and can be funded for up to three years.
* may address a provincial/territorial or regional need or address needs shared by communities across Canada;
* recognize and address challenges faced by different communities in different regions;
* produce products that can be used, adapted and or replicated across Canada; and
* involve participation from partners/stakeholders from different regions across Canada/or from within the project region.
For more information about this Call for Proposals please see the attached link.
*Please note that this is a nationally-administered program so questions and inquiries should be directed to the general inquiry line listed on the site.
October 20, 2011
Canada Council for the Arts - Dance Section
Enclosed is a reminder of the upcoming deadline for the Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals on November 1, 2011.
Applications and support material must be postmarked no later than the deadline.
If the date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next
business day. Please note that no extension of the deadline will be granted.
Guidelines and application forms are currently available from the section
or on our website. Please review the program guidelines carefully before completing the application, even if you are already familiar with the program. Some modifications to the program have been made.
It is very important to receive a complete application postmarked no later than November 1, 2011.The Dance Section will not accept incomplete applications -- including all required support material, e.g. video. Support letters must be included with your completed application and postmarked by November 1st as noted in the guidelines or the application will be considered incomplete. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure Support letters are sent with the application. We will not call for missing material. Incomplete applications are ineligible and will not be reviewed by the committee.
The Canada Council for the Arts would like to remind you of the Final Report Policy.
Applicants will not be eligible to apply to the Canada Council for further assistance until all final reports on all completed projects have been submitted to the Canada Council and approved by the program officer. This also applies to any other final reports due to programs in other Sections of the Council. This means that any new applications to the Canada Council will not be accepted if you have any overdue reports.
If you are planning to apply to one of our upcoming deadlines, please ensure that all previous reports have been received in all Sections concerned.
It is important to note we will not accept final reports that are sent with a new application. All reports are to be mailed separately and in advance of the deadline. The policy states that all final reports are to be received and approved before we receive a new application. We will not accept final reports by email or by fax.
If you need to make an extension to your project end date, please fill out the Final Report Due Date Extension Form, which can be found on our website:
Dance Program Officer
Canada Council for the Arts
1 800 263-5588, or (613) 566-4414 (ext. 5501)
Canadian Public Art Funders presents Equity within the Arts Ecology: Traditions and Trends
Canadian Public Art Funders (CPAF) brings you a new research report Equity within the Arts Ecology: Traditions and Trends. The objectives of the research report were intended to provide an overview, through a literature review and environmental scan, of current knowledge and surrounding context on the theme of “equity within the arts ecology” in order to better understand how equity is defined, understood, implemented and measured within the Canadian arts ecology, as well as within a broader international arts context; and Identify key gaps or questions for future research. This report was prepared by Ashok Mathur and the Centre for Innovation in Culture and the Arts in Canada (CICAC) for the CPAF Strategic Development Meeting on Equity on June 13-14, 2011.
I would like to invite your input.
780 352 1633
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
This province-wide professional development symposium focuses on literacy and lifelong learning as a tool for positive change. The symposium will take place in Calgary at the Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport October 19-21, 2011.
To learn more, visit http://www.literacyalberta.ca/symposium/
Friday, October 14, 2011
I observed that the literacy sector is so active in promoting reading and encouraging people to visit the libraries. Also, explaining the library procedures such as fines, how to get a library cards and actually taking groups of people for libray tours.
Each of these organizations were kind enough to give me a tour of their facilities, share their projects plus programs, and challenges. I enjoyed listening to their success stories. I liked the 'Safe Program' in place. I was amazed at the BC Immigration Integration team and their support towards promoting family and adult literacy. Thank you Brisitsh Columbia Literacy Team for welcoming me and for being a perfect host.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I applied some of the learning to the following proposal to set up a library, literacy services, computer training and a cultural art cafe in Hobbema.
Call me at 780 352 1633 or contact by email at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the planning committee.
Monday, September 26, 2011
I came out of the workshop charged, energized, refreshed and felt fantastic! Call me and I will share Monicas principles and help your organization and staff achieve 200% balance in life and work.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
And, on my way back my friend who is a teacher was coming back from her yoga class and she gave me a ride and we explored ways in which I could visit her class and do puppet shows about bullying plus Festival of Lights presentation.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Reading is a essential skill.
We will be giving away books at the grocery shopping centres, schools, parks and in the community during September 19-24.
Celebrate Essential Skills Day and support workplace education in your organization!
Read more at:
- What's happening at the public library http://essentialskillshomecommunitywork.blogspot.com/
- What is happening at the national level http://abclifeliteracy.ca/workplace_literacy/home
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Read more at http://interculturalcommunications5thsept8th.blogspot.com/
The Wetaskiwin Public Library is applying for the New Horizons for Seniors Program federal grant for 2012. The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. The program supports projects addressing the following objectives:
· promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
· engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
· supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors.
The funds will be used by the Wetaskiwin Public Library in the following ways: · purchasing resources for the homebound service delivery program · arranging for transport expenses for seniors to attend the programs at the library · cover expenses for guest speaker presentation series
The funds will be used by the Wetaskiwin Public Library in the following ways:
· purchasing resources for the homebound service delivery program
· arranging for transport expenses for seniors to attend the programs at the library
· cover expenses for guest speaker presentation series
I am requesting for a letter of support to go along with our application that is due on Monday, September 12
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Library booth at the Parade of Programs: registration and informing our citizens about the learning and networking possibilities
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
I planted the seed for the Human Library at the Museum. The museum has the primary information and many of their exhibits are of international standards. I shared information about Alberta Arts Days.
Sylvia Larson, board member and volunteer at the museum advised me when I came to Wetaskiwin in 2010 to, 'Go out to people,' That's what I did and it is a satisfying and fulfilling experience serving and working with my community. Read my service framework by visting the following page http://creatingcommunitybysharing.blogspot.com/
Thursday, September 1, 2011
1. How a resident can get a library card
2. Distributed posters, handouts and flyer's
3. Rules and regulations for computer use
4. Social network and gatherings
5. Demonstration of Overdrive ebooks (Project Gutenberg)
6. The posed the question, 'Why is the library organizing FASD Gathering on September 9?'
The response from my particpants was, 'Library is reaching out. That's great. We like it.'
My audience was 10-12 people with a above average IQ. The participants shared with me information about different types of mental health conditions. The members shared with me the different places they had traveled in their life. Some were from BC and some from Alberta. They told me about their past work. Some had traveled to Japan, Florida, and Jamaica. A person had taught English language as a volunteer for more than 25 years. This participant told me that he tried to teach the language with the things the student is familar with and told me about 'pinjiri.' This a traditional dish cooked in northern India with whole wheat, nuts, many healthy ingredients cooked in ghee.
We all had lunch together and I had an opportunity to tour the place. I was informed about their mandate, funding, board, and members. It helped me understand my community and the framework in which this organization operates and ways in which I can help the library fit-in the life of the members of Touchstone Place. I was impressed with the support network.
The participants asked many interesting questions such as, 'Which are the libraries who are part of our regional network? How to access ebooks?' Some participants would like to come for some of the events at the library and told me to remind them by telephone on the day of the event.
The question is: 'Who was educating whom?' It was a mutually respectful sharing experience. I plan to take some resources once a month and maybe start a discussion group.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Award-winning drummer and Wetaskiwin native Karl Schwonik will be conducting the Arts Days workshops on September 29 and 30. The workshop is free and for more information call the library
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Yes, posting on the blog and sending to your list is no problem at all.
My profile (biography) is attached in both long and short form.
The best age group for these workshops would be grades 4-9. I have another musician from the Wetaskiwin Jazz Society that is available for those 2 days so we can handle up to 40 students at a time and anything up to 60 min blocks.
Led by award-winning drummer and Wetaskiwin native Karl Schwonik, the Arts Days workshops put the fun back in music fundamentals and challenge each student's creative and collaborative skills.
These sessions will focus on many aspects of music and the music business including improvisation, composition, team work and problem solving. Each aspect of the workshop is interactive and pushes every participant to learn more about music, work together with their peers and gain new invaluable skills from a seasoned performer.
Thanks Manisha. Feel free to edit this if you like and let me know if you need anything further. And please keep me updated on the planning of the workshops and when/if events are confirmed. This is a very busy weekend for me as I am involved in many Arts Days activities around the province.
All the best to you!
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President / Artistic Director- Wetaskiwin Jazz Society and Camp
2-time WCMA Nominee: 'Jazz Recording of the Year'
Karl Schwonik – Drumset
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- Dr. Jeremy Brown - University of Calgary Department of Music
"...one of Canada's 3 up and coming drummers…"
- Peter Hum – Ottawa Citizen
Alberta born, award-winning drummer Karl Schwonik grew up on a farm near Gwynne where he was exposed to countless musical situations ranging from polka to jazz. Fresh out of high school, Schwonik embarked on a tour with 2-time Canadian Country Music Award Nominee Heather-Dawn. This was followed by an invitation to study at the Banff Centre where Schwonik was the youngest artist ever to be a part of the long-term career residency program.
In 2008 Schwonik became the President and Founder of the Wetaskiwin Jazz Society in Wetaskiwin, AB, and Artistic Director of the Wetaskiwin Jazz Camp. Still in his mid-20's, Schwonik has an extremely active touring/recording schedule; he has completed over 10 substantial tours throughout North America (including performances at Carnegie Hall and The John F. Kennedy Center) as a leader and released 3 CD's on Chronograph Records. Two of these recording have been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the 'Jazz Recording of the Year' Category. Among the many awards and distinctions Schwonik has garnered in his career is the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta's Emerging Artist Award, the VSA Arts International Young Soloist Award, the AFM International Diversity Award, the Queen's Jubilee Award, multiple DownBeat magazine Awards, and being the youngest ever named one of Calgary's 'Top 40 Under 40' (2009) by Avenue magazine.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
September 29, Thursday: PIDA Printing (Print Information in Daily Activities)
September 30, Friday: Schools (MK)
October 1: One Book One City launch - City Hall (PM)
October 2: Sunday @ the library (Art Celebration begins at 1:30 p.m. Hands on, participate, create artwork/cards, draw, and paint. Please come dressed to participate and do art activities.)
- Art Journaling
- Touchstone to drop off art work for display
- Horizons Centre to display Cardmaking, Woodworking and art display
- Weaving and Knitting by Kristi and Marg
- Let's Make Books by Artist Librarian Wendy from Westlock Public Library
- Tisket Tasket Clothes, Cultural Prints, and Treasures from around the world. Dress up and take a picture. (Jamie))
- Stampin demonstration by Carmen
- Perspectives techniques workshop by Betty Dragon
- Art Walk
- Meet & Greet the artist
- Register for a art workshop
and a Poetry, Photographs and Painting Show (details to follow) - Live demonstrations, Spinning an Weaving demonstration (Mahatma Gandhi's birthday) and Walk and Talk tours.
Library CALLS: Creative Arts. Language. Literature. Lifelong Learning.
Read more at http://copiibrasov.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/library-calls/
For more information, please visit http://albertaartsdayslibraries2011.blogspot.com/
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Read more at http://essentialskillshomecommunitywork.blogspot.com/
Promotion of essential skills at the Parade of Programs on September 7 at the drill hall. View pictures at
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Come Help Us Recognize This Important Day. RSVP 780 361 4447
Monday, August 22, 2011
Come, join the Slogan Writing Campaign. Please pick up the bags and slogan list from the library.