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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Balzac Billy will once again emerge from his burrow on Groundhog Day

TileBalzac Billy will be making his annual trek out of his burrow on Groundhog Day at Blue Grass Ltd. Nursery, Sod and Garden Centre, and residents are crossing their fingers that the sun will stay behind the clouds from 7 to 9 a.m. on Feb. 2. “It’s been very sunny lately, so that’s the challenge,” said Blue Grass Marketing Manager Lisa Silva. “But...

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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Rocky View Schools' to host live art challenge

Rocky View Schools (RVS) in partnership with Creative Airdrie will host a live art challenge in May and is seeking volunteer artists.

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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Mayor's Night of the Arts should be on "Pointe"

With the inaugural Airdrie Mayor’s Night of the Arts set to take place at Bert Church Live Theatre on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., attendees can expect a night of celebration and performances including a special performance from the School of Alberta Ballet (SAB).

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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Registration now open for Airdrie Rotary Festival of Performing Arts

Story ImageThe fourth annual Airdrie Rotary Festival of Performing Arts is looking for participants to perform piano, voice, strings, band, choral, musical theatre and speech arts in the March 11 to 21 festival.

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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Airdrie Rocket Club recruiting students who love science

The Airdrie Space Science Club is kicking off its sixth season by welcoming new members, students between the ages of 10 and 14, who either have a passion for science or like the idea of shooting stuff into space.

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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Son nominated deserving mother as the Airdrie Angel for January

When Calgary resident Sharon, who has worked in Airdrie for the last 20 years and asked her last name not be published, was asked by her son Ryan to keep her phone close, she didn’t think anything of it.

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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

International Guitar Night returns to Bert Church Theatre

Story ImageFour master guitar players from all around the world will be hosted at Bert Church Live Theatre on Jan. 24. Airdrie is just one of the many stops on the International Guitar Night’s (IGN) North American tour.

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Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums raises money to expand

The Airdrie Gaelic Society is hosting its first ever Robbie Burns Dinner on Jan. 24 at the Balzac Community Hall to celebrate a historic Scottish poet, but also to raise money and expand the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums band.

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Jan 22

Local musicians hold benefit concert for food bank in Hell Yeah Tour

To Airdrie musicians Mark Lorenz and Scott Skirving, there’s no better way to kick off the Hell Yeah Tour than with a benefit concert in their hometown benefiting one of their favourite charity, the Airdrie Food Bank.
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Jan 15

Ian Tyson performing at Bert Church Theatre

On Jan. 18, the Bert Church Live Theatre is hosting country music icon and Juno Hall of Fame recipient Ian Tyson for an intimate 90-minute show at 7:30 p.m.
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Jan 08

The Butcher Shoppe donates to Children’s hospital for 12th year in a row

Between mid-October and Dec. 18, 2014, Airdrie’s The Butcher Shoppe raised more than 2,000 individual toys and $1,500 for the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
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Jan 08

Festival of Lights committee already planning for 2015

With the Airdrie Festival of Lights (AFOL) packed up until December, Event Coordinator Michelle Pirzek is already planning how to make next year’s festival bigger and better.
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Jan 08

Thousands brave the Boxing Day crush at CrossIron Mills mall

In a tradition that goes back dozens of years, bargain hunters came out in droves on Boxing Day looking for that In a tradition that goes back dozens of years, bargain hunters came out in droves on Boxing Day looking for that one great deal. CrossIron Mills mall near Balzac opened its doors at 8...
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Jan 08

Firefighters set to brave the cold to raise money for muscular dystrophy

Once again, firefighters from the Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) will be climbing onto the roof of the Boston Pizza on Sierra Springs Drive and camping out to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada from Feb. 5 to 8.
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Jan 08

Third annual Airdrie Original One Act Play Festival this weekend

The Nose Creek Players are presenting the third annual Airdrie Original One Act Play Festival will be scaled back a bit this year but is still a “great opportunity to support theatre arts in Airdrie and original works,” according to organizers.
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Jan 08

Funds for Felicity raising money for local mother

When Airdrie resident Felicity Sinclair’s fiancé Matt Archer left for a work trip to Duchess, Alta., on Dec. 28, 2014, she never expected it would be the last time she would see him alive. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the 22 year old single mother is facing the loss with a bit of...
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