Events in Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat.

Events in Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat.

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Notre Dame des Bananes Choir Annual Spring Concert!

Songs of satire, resistance, inspiration & a very special rendition of the Chilean Cantata Santa Maria de Iquique:

June 7, 2003 @ the Ukrainian Hall 11018 – 97 Street
Doors 7:00 p.m. /show 8:00 p.m. Tix: $10 / $5 for low-income, students, seniors. Available at: Earth’s General Store, Sol Andino Tours, or at the door…

The concert will feature a performance of the Cantata Santa Maria de Iquique, a song cycle created by the Chilean composer Luis Advis and performed by Chilean folk ensemble Quilapayún, to commemorate the 1907 massacre of nitrate miners and their families in the northern Chilean community of Iquique.

A Brief History of Time – The Massacre at Santa Maria de Iquique: The story in the Cantata occurred as the struggle for freedom and workers’ rights was reaching its crest in Chile, galvanizing the trade union movement into a series of general strikes with growing revolutionary overtones. All were brutally repressed by the State, but none as brutally as the massive strike in the Northern Province of Tarapaca in December 1907, as over 30,000 workers left their jobs over low wages, harsh treatment, and miserable living conditions in the mining settlements of the nitrate-rich pampas. In the course of this action, the port city of Iquique was occupied by strikers and their families, including more than 3 thousand from Huara and Negreiros who arrived on Friday, December 20, 1907 : Cantata Santa Maria de Iquique is their story:

About NDBC – Since the early 1980s, the Notre Dame des Bananes Choir has been performing songs of struggle throughout Alberta. Singing on picket lines, at political rallies and in concert halls, the Bananas always offer spirited musical perspectives on local and world events. In 1995, the choir recorded its first CD, Ripe for Revolution followed by their second release Left Side Story in 2001. In 2002, the Bananas performed in concert with Bruce Cockburn and other artists at the Alternative – G8 People’s Summit in Calgary.

Join the Notre Dame de Bananes & friends at the Ukrainian Hall to pay tribute to the brave people of Chile & the Americas!

Infoline: 436-1976 – e-mail:

Ben Calf Robe Society Presents:

Pieces Of the Sky: A Silent & Live Auction
Info: 477-6648 / e-mail:
June 13 2003
The Coast Edmonton Plaza, 10155-105 St.
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Hosted by: Clifford Whitford

Benefit Concert by Laura Vinson & Free Spirit; Special appearance by Maria Dunn, Dale Ladouceur & Amanda Woodward
Tickets $60 / Table for 10 $600 (Advance tickets only)
Reception @ 5:45 / Dinner @ 7:00 p.m.

This is a fundraiser intended to enhance the Breakfast/Lunch program for Aboriginal children and other services we offer to our community. As we are a registered charity, donations of money or goods in kind are tax deductible. Charitable tax receipts are available.

For tickets, or to donate an item, please contact Tamie Perryment 477-6648 ext. 235.

Exciting items such as 2 tickets anywhere in Canada (Westjet) and Adventure Package for 2 (Delta Lodge – Kananaskis) : and more!

Silent Auction Sponsor:
P40 Communications Inc.

About the Ben Calf Robe Society: The Ben Calf Robe Society is an Aboriginal not-for-profit social service agency providing services for children and families. These are offered through our Family Support, In Home Family Support, Going Home, Receiving & Assessment Home, Health for Two, Head Start and Youth Intervention Programs.

PS. Info on Laura Vinson & Free Spirit:

Human Rights Education in the Workplace
Tel: (780) 437-8013 / Tel: (800) 378-3199

The Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission is offering workshops across the province on the law governing human rights in Alberta, how to prevent and resolve complaints involving discrimination, and how to build inclusive workplaces.

On behalf of the Alberta Human Rights & Citizenship Commission we are pleased to announce the Human Rights in the Workplace workshops offered throughout Alberta between May & June 2003.

The modules cover high-priority issues involving human rights in the workplace as identified by Alberta employers. Registration fees are $25.00 plus GST ($26.75) per participant per workshop. Space is Limited. The modules covered during this session are:

MODULE FOUR: The Duty to Accommodate
MODULE FIVE: Human Rights and the Employment Process
MODULE SIX: Human Rights and the Complaint Process


EDMONTON – June 26, 2003 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Standard Life XCHANGE Conference Centre – 300, Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue

CALGARY – June 19, 2003 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Rosza Centre at the University of Calgary – 2500 University Drive, 206 University Court NW

GRANDE PRAIRIE – May 28, 2003 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Centre 2000 Tourism and Trade Centre, Al Robertson Meeting Room – 11330-106 Street

LETHBRIDGE – June 11, 2003 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Student Union Room at the University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive W

MEDICINE HAT – June 12, 2003 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Medicine Hat Lodge, 1051 Ross Glen Drive SE

For more information or to register visit our website:
or call Dorothy Morrison at Masters & Scribes Bookshoppe
Tel: (780) 437-8013 / Tel: (800) 378-3199

The Bilingual Neruda (reprise)

An evening of poetry & original music with …
Leo Campos A., Dale Ladouceur & Mark Kozub

June 05, 2003 / @ Latitude 53 10248 – 106 St. (2nd. Flr. – by Metrobilliards) – Infoline: 474-6058 / 490-1414 / 453-1763

Considered by many as the ‘greatest poet of the 20th century, in any language’ Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was born and died in Chile. This evening (bilingual reading Spanish-English) centres on selected poems from his acclaimed book ‘Canto General’ written between 1938 – 1950. ‘Canto General’ which was one of Neruda’s most overtly political work and is particularly relevant to our times: (q&a follows).

About the Artists

Dale Ladouceur is a Chapman Stick player – singer – songwriter with many recordings to her credit. She has recently branched into writing soundscapes for theatre. Her just released new album ‘Dale Ladouceur & the Broke Ensemble’ is out there:

Mark Kozub is a performance poet & musician. He has hosted weekly poetry open stages with The Raving Poets Band. Kozub has been on Bravo! and CBC Radio. He’s a board member of Edmonton’s LitFest 2003.

Leo Campos A. is originally from Chile. Six years after the brutal military coup led by General Pinochet Sept. 11th 1973, Campos left for Canada. Campos calls himself a ‘cultural creative’ – and part of his time is spent in the fields of adult education, music, poetry, media, the arts, intentional friendship & idling:

The artists gratefully acknowledge the kind & generous support of:

The Edmonton Hispanic Bilingual Association, The Raving Poets, Kensington Denture Clinic, Spanish Beauty Salon and our dearest David Goa, Gail Sobat, Adriana Davies, Anne Packer, Anonymous Friends & Gaia : naturally.

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group (c) Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 – Cell: (780) 995-6819