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Vol. 10 No. 6

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JUNE 2013

Lessons Workshops Bachelorettes Birthday Parties Hoop Stations Hula Hoop Rentals Performances - daytime or LED glow Hoops available for sale

Weighted and Light Weight Hula Hoops for sale. 587.877.HOOP / HulaHoopers.ca / @maisiehoops

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Ph 403.347.2227

www.playitagainsportsreddeer.com CONVENIENT LOCATION We are located at 4930 53 Avenue. Red Deer, Alberta. Our store is situated just south west of the Superstore in downtown Red Deer, and there is plenty of FREE parking.

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JUNE 2013 www.RedDeerScene.com For my family and friends, including many clients it ARTIST BRIAN USHER AT WORK

would come as no big surprise that I’m a big fan of various art forms, my favorites being music and visual arts. The arts are an integral part of our community and offer all of us a sensory connection to the more creative aspects of our life and those around us. Art, whether it’s a well-written song or a beautiful abstract painting can provide an escape from the all too familiar mundane aspects of daily life. The arts have also become a primary strategy in most of the work I do for clients and can dramatically change any environment when implemented properly. In fact, these creative treasures have the ability to transform public space and attract people, increasing levels of activity and movement in areas that may otherwise lack urban vitality. There is no better example of this than the Ross Street Piano, which will grace our downtown streets again on June 7th for the Official Ross Street Patio Kick Off event beginning at 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. where the piano will remain for the duration of the summer.

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Since its inception in 2010, various local artists have been asked to make the piano their canvas, allowing it COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AT ITS BEST to be much more than just a musical instrument for all By Steve Woolrich of us to enjoy. This year is no exception with Brian Usher sharing his skills and passion for art this For my family and friends, including many clients it summer. He grew up in Southern California and has would come as no big surprise that I’m a big fan of been making art for much of his life. He studied various art forms, my favorites being music and visual drawing and painting at the Academy of Art in San arts. The arts are an integral part of our community Francisco in 2002, and received his Bachelor of Fine and offer all of us a sensory connection to the more Arts degree in Printmaking from California State creative aspects of our life and those around us. Art, University Long Beach in 2006. He taught screenwhether it’s a well-written song or a beautiful abstract printing at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, painting can provide an escape from the all too California, and has also volunteered with the familiar mundane aspects of daily life. Printmaking department at Red Deer College. Brian has exhibited his work at The Brewery Art Colony in The arts have also become a primary strategy in most Los Angeles and has recently had a collaborative piece of the work I do for clients and can dramatically with fellow printmaker Tim Musso shown in change any environment when implemented properly. ”Collision and Equilibrium – American Youth In fact, these creative treasures have the ability to Printmaking Exhibition” in conjunction with this transform public space and attract people, increasing year’s Shanghai Youth Biennial in Shanghai, China. levels of activity and movement in areas that may He now resides in Red Deer, Alberta, were he otherwise lack urban vitality. There is no better continues to explore a variety of themes and artistic example of this than the Ross Street Piano, which will mediums in his work. grace our downtown streets again on June 7th for the Official Ross Street Patio Kick Off event beginning at For more information visit www.targetcrime.ca and more information visit www.targetcrime.ca and 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. where the piano will remain for the For www.rethinkurban.com www.rethinkurban.com duration of the summer.


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National Environment Week!! Biggah than Evah!!! June 2 - June 8!!

Sunday, June 2 through Saturday, June 8 - National Commuter Challenge (register at www.commuterchallenge.ca)

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A week-long event during Canadian Environment Week (June 2 - 8, 2013) A friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces Encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home Rewards walking, cycling, carpooling/ride-sharing, taking transit and telecommuting Celebrates active and sustainable transportation Is nationally hosted by Sustainable Alberta Association Is locally hosted by City Coordinators who support workplaces

JUNE 2013

Thursday, June 6 - Green Screen Film Series - Queen of the Sun Location: Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch – Snell Auditorium Thursday, June 6th, 2013 6:00pm - 8:30pm *Popcorn included! QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. For more info visit - www.queenofthesun.com

Friday, June 7 - Lunch Bag Seminar Series - Composting at Home

Monday, June 3 - Lunch Bag Seminar Series - Tree Pruning Location: Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch - Snell Auditorium Monday, June 3rd, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm With Elaine Johnson, Arborist with The City of Red Deer, you will learn:

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basic pruning methods use of pruning tools basic tree biology proper timing for pruning

Location: Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch - Snell Auditorium Friday, June 7th, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm With Mary Curtis, Waste Management Technical Specialist with The City of Red Deer, you will learn:

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what composting is reasons to compost - benefits and myths how to operate and maintain a composter composter placement common problems and solutions

Tuesday, June 4 - Lunch Bag Seminar Series - The City of Red Deer’s Waste Management Master Plan

Friday, June 7 - Vehicle Emissions Testing Clinic

Location: Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch - Snell Auditorium Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Location: Parkland Mall parking lot Friday, June 7th, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm

With Janet Whitesell, Waste Management Superintendent with The City of Red Deer, you will learn about:

Want to find out if your car is running efficiently? The Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ) and its partners are holding a two-day, free vehicle emission testing clinic on Friday, June 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday,June 8 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The clinic will be located in the southwest corner of Parkland Mall’s parking lot (Safeway end). Automobile owners with gasoline powered vehicles less than one ton can drop in any time during these scheduled days. No registration is required.

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initiatives recommended in the Waste Management Master Plan how these initiatives will increase the amount of waste diverted from the landfill each year

Sponsored By: Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ)

Tuesday, June 4 - Green Screen Film Series - Waste Land Location: Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch – Snell Auditorium Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 6:00pm - 8:30pm *Popcorn included! Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” - selfdesignated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. For more info visit - www.wastelandmovie.com

Contact: Sue Arrison sue@pamz.org 403-342-5816 Saturday, June 8 - Kick it to the Curb Location: Front curbs around Red Deer Saturday June 8th, 2013 8:00am - 8:00pm Don't put your unwanted items in the garbage. Set them out on the curb during Red Deer’s Give Away Weekend. For those who like a bargain, there is no better deal than touring your neighbourhood, community and city to find items that are marked FREE. You can register your give away items at www.yardsaletreasuremap.com to direct others to your FREE treasures. Don’t feel like putting things on your curb? Take your unwanted items to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre Swap Meet: Friday, June 7 from 5 p.m. 1 - 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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