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Sep 22, 2017 07:00 PM: Western Canada Fashion Week at ATB Financial Arts Barns

Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW), which was established in 2005, has developed into a nationally-recognized fashion and design event and the second-largest Fashion Week in Canada. What sets us apart is our mission to create a community of all involved in the fashion and beauty industries, including media and production staff. WCFW demonstrates a commitment to the development of the fashion, art and design community through subsidizing all designers who showcase at our events, creating competitions that generate recognition and financial support for entrants, and providing year-round opportunities for designers to market collections and gain publicity. We are unique among fashion weeks around the world because we are a platform for established designers as well as an in-house incubator that discovers new talent and launches the careers of young designers. WCFW is a local event with a global vision, enabling our designers to work locally while reaching larger markets. We are proud to been a part of launching the careers of designers such as Sid Neigum, Caitlin Power, Derek Jagodzinsky (LUXX ready-to-wear), Malorie Urbanovitch, and Jessica Halabi as well as models such as Linsay Willier (Canada’s Next Top Model).


Dining Out: Take the cure for culinary yawns at Edmonton’s newest charcuterie/wine bar

Dining Out: Take the cure for culinary yawns at Edmonton’s newest charcuterie/wine bar

For those suffering from acute resto bore-itis (characterized by an overpowering aversion to unimaginative chain eateries in bland suburban strip malls), consider yourselves Cured.


Simona Halep moves a victory away from world No.1 ranking

Simona Halep moved within a victory of the No. 1 ranking. The second-ranked Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday in the Western & Southern Open semifinals.


TFC put out Fire’s 11-game home unbeaten streak

Nicolas Hasler scored his first goal of the season off a header to give Toronto FC the lead for good in a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Saturday night that ended the Fire’s 11-game home unbeaten streak.


Fringe review: Magic to the Future

Fringe review: Magic to the Future

Magic to the Future 3 stars out of 5 Stage 7, Yardbird Suite Los Angeles magic man Tim Hoffman is the writer-performer and amateur magician all-in-one, taking on two extra video roles in a page from Back To The Future to stitch together this hour-long comedy. As video messages through a time portal explain, Tim has accidently come back in time to 2017, and needs to work enough magic to return to his own time. A few audience members get to help as Tim tries out card tricks, pocket pool, a rubik’s cube, and other acts of apparent mind-reading. Along the way there’s a sub-plot involving props/devices with artificial intelligence which may be getting ready to reproduce. Hoffman’s tricks had mixed results in the show I saw but he was successful often enough to leave you wondering how he did it. And while he was encumbered in taking on many of the audio and video cues from his laptop, the man’s sense of humour and the way he poked fun at his own low-tech staging spurred the audience’s laughter and applause. Roger Levesque Magic To The Future plays at Stage 7 of the Edmonton Fringe Festival 2017


Alberta teen sings with OneRepublic in front of arena crowd

It’s been almost a year since Brendan Prince was paralyzed on one side of his body after surgeons removed a golf-ball-sized piece of his brain.


Raisman calls for changes in USA gymnastics after sexual abuse allegations

Aly Raisman is ready to talk about “the elephant in the room.” And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it’s time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue.


Samuel Girard, Kim Boutin book Olympic tickets at short track selection trials

Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin will compete at the 2018 Olympics Games in Pyeongchang after qualifying for the provisional Canadian short-track team on Saturday.


Turgeon, Matteau return to scene of Little League World Series near miss

On an August afternoon more than 35 years ago, a group of 11 and 12 year-olds from Northern Quebec came tantalizingly close to pulling off a baseball miracle.


Fringe review: Magic

Fringe review: Magic

Magic • 2.5 stars out of 5 • Stage 11, Studio Theatre Chris Visser’s family-friendly magic show is just that. It’s great for the kids and great for parents who want to ensure their children get to experience the Fringe in a wholesome and fun way. Visser creates an instant rapport with the little ones and keeps them engaged throughout the 60-minute show as it flits between illusions and magic tricks as well as some fun banter between Visser and his bearded assistant. There’s a sword in the box trick thanks to a “volunteer” from the crowd, a couple of illusion tricks and there’s even a guest appearance from his pet dove, Peter Sir Poopsalot (the kids especially loved that one).  If your kid wants to be involved in a magic show, this might just be the perfect opportunity.  Juris Graney


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