Tagged: Alberta

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Governments grant $40M to build MRC Conservatory

The Alberta government has pledged $20 million towards the construction of the $60 million “state-of-the-art” Mount Royal Conservatory of Music and the federal government is willing to kick in the same amount if the...

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Sled Island: Alberta’s beauty on display

The melodic, folksy harmonies of the Rural Alberta Advantage are born from a simple, basic idea: embracing the beauty of Alberta. According to Nils Edenloff, the band’s guitarist, keyboardist and singer, the concept for...

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Sled Island: Woodpigeon soaring to new heights

After tons of time spent touring across Europe, Woodpigeon, led by Mark Andrew Hamilton return to a festival close the group’s heart. Hamilton recently spoke with The Reflector: Reflector: Woodpigeon is quite popular in...

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Sled Island: Journey back in time with AMGC

Guitarist and vocalist Bob Keelaghan admits that much of the younger crowd known to grace Sled Island venues will be unfamiliar with the inspiration behind his music. In fact few of the people that...

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Sled Island: Daily Guide — Thursday

Hopefully you have shaken off the hangover from Night 1 of Sled Island (or at least gotten re-drunk to rid yourself of that pesky headache) because Thursday night is action-packed to say the least....

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Sled Island: Tigers on the prowl

Seamless integration and fluid, catchy melodies are likely the elements that stick out when first listening to Vancouver-based septet Fond of Tigers, however, guitarist and band leader Stephen Lyons admits that a great deal...

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College gets tough on crime

With an ongoing gang problem and a host of other crime-related issues being confronted on Calgary streets everyday, Mount Royal’s criminal justice studies program has unveiled Alberta’s first independent crime research lab to provide...