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My Little Corner How often do you feel like you don’t live up to your own expectations of perfection? This is something I struggle with on a regular basis. I tend to pile too much onto my plate at once, and then berate myself when I can’t deal with everything to the level I know I’m capable of. Personal degrees of perfectionism and self-sabotage are only part of the equation; the other is that females have huge expectations placed on them by society in general. We are supposed to be wives, mothers, housekeepers, career women, volunteers and role models while finding time for leisure and at least eight hours of beauty sleep every night. Oh, and please do all of this with a smile! Wow... that’s a pretty heaping helping of expectations. Last Thursday I was asked to fill in for the organist at church. I knew that practice time would be minimal as I’m not quite making all of my printing deadlines yet, and am preparing to be away for 10 days. However, I didn’t want to decline as I’ve been asked several times and have been away. So the task was added to my plate. Once upon a time I played the piano every day. It was never a chore, but something I loved to do, especially when I was feeling a bit stressed.

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Beethoven and Mozart have fallen by the wayside over the past year, and I had to wipe dust from my beautiful piano when I sat down Friday evening with a hymnbook and the list of pieces I had just received. Of nine songs, a few were familiar, but I hadn’t actually played any of them before. The stress began to build. I’ve always enjoyed playing this style of music, but it presents two particular challenges for me: my hands are childsized, making it physically impossible for me to play everything that’s written, and I struggle to quickly decode what’s on the page and what I’m capable of reaching. I wasn’t impressed with my initial practice result, but consoled myself with thoughts that I had two days yet to get everything just right. Saturday was a busy day, and when time came time to sit at the piano I knew I didn’t have enough focus left to accomplish what I needed to. My alarm was then set for early Sunday morning, and was subsequently reset when I woke up not feeling good. Have I mentioned in any previous editorials that I’m a procrastinator? Needless to say, I was pretty embarrassed by the way things came off when 11 o’clock rolled around. I had sweaty palms and shaky fingers much of the

time and felt like the congregation must be counting the mishaps I encountered. While some claim to be bored by sermons, I’ve always found that there is a message that seems directed specifically to me when I take heed. Brent spoke about freedom and the greater will of the universe. I listened from the piano stool as words rang true of how we tend to create struggles, stress and imprisonment by trying to impose our expectations, rather than accepting that things are as they are at any given point in time. Rather than dwelling on a turn at the piano that didn’t meet my expectations, I can choose to accept that it was what it was. Regular musicians Bessie and Caroline both enjoyed a service from the other side of the bench and there was music last Sunday. It was the best I could do on that particular day. I also need to try to avoid making myself so busy that I miss out on things I enjoy. The piano will receive a thorough dusting, and if I’m invited back to play again I hope to do so minus the sweaty palms and with a smile. I challenge you to take back something special that you’ve given up, and to do so without guilt. We are the only ones who can clear room on the plate! Shannon Robin

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Are you a winner? The Empress Theatre of Fort Macleod and Shootin’ the Breeze are teaming up again to give away a pair of tickets to see Juan Martin and his flamenco dance ensemble perform Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. If you are interested in seeing the fire, the raw energy, and the passion that is flamenco you don’t want to miss out on the draw!

To enter, simply visit our website, www.mountainsidenews.ca and fill out an entry from the home page. The draw will be made Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m., so we recommend that you enter only if you are sure you can attend if your name is drawn! If you want to make sure you don’t miss the concert, you can order tickets by calling 1-800-540-9229.

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Juan Martin performs with his flamenco dancers Nov. 10 at the Empress in Fort Macleod. Additional photos online today!

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Earl and Joyce Taylor enjoyed a night out at the Empress Theatre courtesy of Mountainside News (publishers of Shootin’ the Breeze) and the Empress. The Spinney Brothers had the audience clapping along and tapping their toes to their original and traditional bluegrass and classic country tunes for the evening. After the show Earl and Joyce had a chance to visit with Nova Scotia’s Spinney Brothers. From left are Terry Mumford, Earl Taylor, Rick Spinney, Allan Spinney, Joyce Taylor and Gary Dalrymple. Thanks for entering our first contest! Aditional photos are online at www.mountainsidenews.ca .

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Sudsy’s shows support for veterans

Dan Crawford is inviting all active or retired members of our military to come to Sudsy’s Superwash in Pincher Creek and wash their vehicles for free! Active and retired members of our police forces and fire departments are included in this invitation. Simply show up between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Nov. 7 to 10, let Dan know you’re there for your free wash, and he’ll be happy to turn on the pumps for you! Dan says “this week is not about

the car wash operators who are providing the free washes, it’s about honouring and recognizing those serving and protecting our country.” He adds that “it’s an exciting and emotional day for everyone.” Sudsy’s is the only Canadian car wash participating in the Grace for Vets free wash program. The free washes are given to honour and recognize those who have served and are serving our country. Grace for Vets was founded by Mike Mountz, owner of Cloister

Wash & Lube, in Ephrata, Pa. in 1988. Mountz vowed to find a way to honour veterans after serving himself and seeing amputees and seriously wounded soldiers at the Veterans Hospital in Valley Forge, Pa. Dan and his crew at Sudsy’s are joining in the effort to wash over 120,000 veterans’ cars. For more information or directions call 403-627-4667 or visit www.sudsyssuperwash.com . Additional information about the program is at www.graceforvets.org . Ken’s Building & Renovations

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Share your stories with Shootin’ the Breeze readers! The Nov. 9 edition will be a tribute of remembrance. To ensure your events and articles are received in time to publish, call 403-904-2227 or email news@mountainsidenews.ca by Nov. 4.

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Sunny Side Stables of Lethbridge is hosting a fundraiser for the Wild Rose Reining Classic Nov. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. The event features donated services by Rod Olsen in colt breaking, Dan Lybbert with a farrier demonstration, Roger Lewis in equine therapy, Dr. Mitchel Oviatt with “Ask a Vet,” and horse training by Bonnie

Becker. A stallion auction will be the feature event of the day. A weanling will be raffled, along with a tack sale and silent auction, and your lunch is included with admission. For more information email claudette@wildrosereiningclassic.com .

TV auction donations sought Sparwood Lions are gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year. The 37th annual TV auction will air on Shaw Cable digital channel 950, Nov. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. Funds generated stay in Sparwood to provide toys and hampers for the needy at Christmas and to provide assistance to sight and hearing impaired individuals in the community.

For the auction to be successful the Lions rely on the generosity of area businesses and individuals to donate merchandise and services. Cash contributions are accepted as well from anyone who cares to help out. Donation forms are available by contacting Laura at 250-425-2431 or online at www.elkvalley.net/lions .

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10 a.m. WW2 Navy Veterans and “In Which We Serve” Starring, written and directed By Noel Coward (1942) 2 p.m. WW2 Army Veterans and “The Devil’s Brigade” The story behind the Canadian/American unit that became the model for today’s special forces (1968) 7 p.m. WW2 POW and “Stalag 17” The film that was the inspiration for the television series Hogan’s Heroes

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1 p.m. Documentaries “The Story of Halifax NA337” “The Enemy Within” “Canada Remembers: The Liberators” “War at Sea - U-Boats in the St. Lawrence” 7 p.m. WW2 Air Force Veterans and “Battle of Britain” The ultimate WW2 aviation film, starring first and foremost the planes (1969)

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Open for business! Two businesses will celebrate their grand openings on Oct. 18 and 19. Shear Envy Salon in Blairmore and Wind Fun & More: Eco-Friendly Gifts in Pincher Creek invite everyone to check out what they have to offer! Shear Envy in downtown Blairmore opened Oct. 12 and Tamara Poelt has been busy preparing for her big day which coincides with Crowsnest Christmas. Tamara offers ladies, mens and childrens cuts, Redken colors, texture services, facial waxing, smoothing treatments and Redken products. Appointments booked during Shear Envy’s two-day grand opening will be discounted by 10 percent. Regular hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday noon to 8 p.m., and

Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wind Fun & More is operated by the Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce, with all profits going toward community events and local shopping promotions. Solar-powered grasshoppers, mini eco-houses, and water-powered alarm clocks are a few of the cool gadgets you will find at the store’s Ranchland Mall location. On Nov. 18 you can pick up a cool eco craft kit for only $1.99 while checking out the other great deals and the free craft station. The next day there will be a scavenger hunt for children aged six to 12 complete with prizes. Bring this article along when you visit the grand opening and you’ll receive a free bookmark! Regular store hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Head to head Over 200 Claresholm residents took a challenge to choose a healthier lifestyle six weeks ago. RCMP Constable Mark Belajac and Claresholm fire chief Kelly Starling checked out their starting weights Sept. 24 in familiar rivalry fashion! Final measurements for the inches and weight challenge are Nov. 7, and a windup will follow on Nov. 12.

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Summer has vanished, fall is here and, by the looks of those mountains, winter is fast approaching. As time seemingly flies by, the Fernie Mountain Film Festival team is busy planning the sixth annual festival, running Feb. 23-25. It’s going to be a good one. Always looking for ways to improve, they are devoting a special night to local filmmakers, excited to see inspiring shorts showcasing Fernie’s amazing talent and outstanding terrain. It’s a social media short-film comp, promoted and run primarily via the festival’s Facebook page. Three lucky winners will take home a GoPro HD camera to help them film something awesome this winter for the locals film night, Thursday, Feb. 23. Locals night kicks off the main weekend festival with a bang, and features cash prizes for first, second and third place. While the main festival’s mandate – dedication “to filmmakers who spark

awareness of mountain cultures, fragile environments, and the passion and perseverance of global explorers” – helps ensure a variety of submissions, the short-film comp is split simply into three categories: biking, skiing and mountain adventure. Choose your weapon. How to enter? First, you need to “like” the Fernie Mountain Film Festival’s Facebook page. Then, upload your short film (up to 10 minutes long), either directly to the Facebook page, or via YouTube (posting the link on our page or autosharing to Facebook). Encourage friends to “like” or share your entry, but the festival committee will cast the final votes and three lucky winners will bag themselves a GoPro. It’s as simple as that. The comp is open until Nov. 30, and winners will be announced Dec. 15. So, as you wait for the snow to roll into town, get your film on for your chance to win big!


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• Crowsnest Pass - public skate • Fort Macleod - Memorial Film Festival at the Empress Theatre; turkey dinner; art for kids • Nanton - Westview Playground build • Pincher Creek - parish bazaar and beef supper; poppy drive

Sunday, November 6

• Crowsnest Pass - family skate • Fort Macleod - Memorial Film Festival at the Empress Theatre • Stavely - Legacy of Our Land banquet

Monday, November 7

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• Claresholm - council meeting • Crowsnest Pass - Gymwalk; older adult fitness program • Fernie - indie films • Fort Macleod - adult fitness; Memorial Film Festival at the Empress Theatre; Stay and Play • Granum - fitness walk; library board AGM • Lundbreck - community council meeting • Pincher Creek - Windy Slopes Foundation vacation-a-month draw • Sparwood - council meeting

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Be drawn into flamenco Remember to visit Shootin’ the Breeze online for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Juan Martin and his flamenco dancers. The draw for tickets will be made Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m., so don’t miss out on your chance to win! Enter your name in the contest at www.mountainsidenews.ca . Celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar Juan Martín, twice voted into the top three guitarists in the world by the prestigious U.S. magazine Guitar Player, performs with his dance ensemble at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod, Nov. 10. Originally from Spain and now based out of London, Juan has played the great concert halls of the world, and has collaborated with the likes of Paco de Lucia, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and the Royal Philharmon-

ic Orchestra. He also had the honour to be asked to play for Picasso’s 90th birthday celebrations, on which he based his album Picasso Portraits. Juan performs with a highly distinctive and creative compositional style of flamenco, with some outrageously spunky chords that are real surprises in this genre. His interest in the Moorish roots of flamenco have led him to rediscover Andalusí and Sephardic music from the 12th and 13th centuries, no longer performed in Spain. He has recorded 20 albums, mostly as a composer. The most recent are Serenade with the Royal Philharmonic and Solo. “In Martín’s hands flamenco is not so much a musical style as an entire culture compressed into a quivering

box of air,” says The Guardian (U.K.). His recent Barbican appearance was filmed in preparation for a TV program about his life. Juan has literally written the book on Spanish guitar styles – his El Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra is a worldwide bestseller. In its 10th printing, the book has opened the complex art of flamenco guitar and is studied around the world. While the heart of flamenco lies in the songs (cantes), the music is accompanied by the heel clicks of show-stopping dances (bailes). This performance serves up a dynamic union of Juan and his dance ensemble. Photos and press release contributed by the Empress Theatre


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The Empress honours veterans Submitted by the Empress Theatre Legendary Canadian tenor John McDermott returns to the Empress Theatre with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra for a heart-warming performance dedicated to veterans and the Canadian Forces during the Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival. The concert is a fitting addition to this year’s Canadian Forces Memorial Film Festival, previously known as the Aviation Film Festival, presented by the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod Nov. 4 to 7. The festival offers a variety of films, documentaries, discussions and guests appearances. The 2011 festival features John McDermott and the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, veterans, Dr. Stéphane Guevremont of the University of Calgary. This is the second year the Empress has presented a festival honouring those who have or continue to serve. “We want to bring further recognition of Canada’s achievements through its military forces,” says Jon Helm, Empress Theatre program coordinator. “The festival also celebrates local involvement and achievements in Canadian military history.” John McDermott, with three Canadian platinum records, five Juno nominations and a continuous international touring schedule, is also a man dedicated to veterans’ causes. His dedication brought him one of the highest U.S. honours, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Bob Hope Award. John’s commitment also resulted in the recording of Journeys, a CD which tells the story of our Canadian heroes. The album includes songs such as

“Bringing Home Buddy,” a tribute to the fallen which has played on both Canadian and U.S. radio, and “The Gift of Years,” written by world-renowned songwriter Eric Bogle. John has a huge North American fan base. He has performed with the PBS show The Irish Tenors and found himself on Good Morning America and The Today Show. His popularity has brought him back to the Empress on more than one occasion, this time performing his program dedicated to veterans with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. A sampling of songs performed during this fitting tribute may include: “Shenandoah,” “Remembrance Medley,” “Roses of Picardy,” “The Scottish Soldier,” and “Greenfields of France.” Dr. Stéphane Guevremont of the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, will host this year’s festival. He is a former aircraft mechanic who worked at the Pratt and Whitney Test Centre, on the Challenger/ Regional Jet at Canadair and was the senior educator at the National Aviation Museum of Canada from 1994 to 1998. He holds a CEGEP degree in aircraft maintenance, a BA in history from McGill University and a civilian MA in war studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He teaches military history of the 20th century at both Mount Royal College and the University of Calgary and often presents public lectures across Canada. His constant goal is to promote the lifetime achievements of surviving Canadian veterans. His most recent accomplishment includes his completion of a PhD in military aviation from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Guevremont led a lively and highly insightful discussion regarding the British Commonwealth Training Plan during the 2010 Aviation Film Festival and joined several veterans in a panel discussion mediated by Canadian news anchor Kevin Newman. Dr. Guevremont will once again offer his extensive knowledge regarding the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and other historic military topics. This year’s films were carefully chosen and include Canadian content and history. The list includes For The Moment (1996), starring Russell Crowe, which was filmed at the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum in Brandon, Man. Also showing: In Which We Serve (1942), starring Noel Coward and Derek Elphinstone; The Devil’s Brigade (1968), starring William Holden and Cliff Robertson; Stalag 17 (1953), starring William Holden and Don Taylor and Battle of Britain (1969), starring Michael Caine and Trevor Howard. Several documentaries will also be shown during the festival. For more information, contact the Empress Theatre at 1-800-540-9229 or visit www.empresstheatre.ab.ca .  

Dr. Stéphane Guevremont  


Shootin' the Breeze – Nov. 2, 2011