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MEDIchair Sudbury’s wheelchair curlers prepare for Northern Ontario Championships

Published: Saturday, December 8, 2012 MEDIchair Sudbury’s wheelchair curlers prepare for Northern Ontario Wheelchair Championships at Kenora Feb 22-24 Mixed Wheelchair curling team sets objective of winning provincials to advance to Nationals in Ottawa March 24-31, 2013 and releases new YouTube video www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8dfZ1hxM_w “It’s hard to believe that the 2013 Northern

Millrise Place presents $11,272 cheque to Alzheimer’s Calgary

Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Millrise Place presents $11,272 cheque to Alzheimer’s Calgary Funds to stay in Calgary to serve local education and support service needs “Our employees did an outstanding job in getting behind a walk in the park to raise $11,272 for the Alzheimer Society of Calgary,” says Millrise’s Resident Relations Manager Colleen Baxter. “In particular, Linda

Rosebud's new musical May & Joe is a must see this Christmas

Published: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ivrnet’s new safeTeam application promotes safety by allowing employees to check in during onsite client visits

Published: Monday, October 29, 2012 Ivrnet’s new safeTeam application is winner with Alberta cities Cell phone application promotes safety by allowing employees to check in during onsite client visits . “Since our summer launch of safeTeam, a cell phone based application that provides an instant emergency notification system for employees working alone or while they visit with clients,

LaVerne Erickson receives Western Legacy Award

Published: Monday, October 29, 2012

Erickson recognized among 100 Outstanding Albertans for their impact in promoting the values of Alberta’s western hospitality, commitment to community, pride of place and integrity

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LaVerne Erickson has been selected among 100 Outstanding Albertans by the Calgary Stampede’s Western Legacy Awards, who in celebration of the Stampede Centennial, has recognized Erickson for his  impact in promoting the values of western hospitality, commitment to community, pride of place and integrity.

 

LaVerne Erickson has always been a big idea person and a passionate ambassador for Alberta arts and culture and tourism sectors.  It was Erickson who founded of the Rosebud School of the Arts, Rosebud Theatre and the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. In 2010, he was also the recipient of the Alto Ambassador award for his outstanding contributions to Alberta’s tourism industry.

 

“When I think of the fact that 40,000 people come to see plays in a village of 100 people in a coulee on the prairie in the middle of nowhere, I marvel at the tenacity of the person who started the whole enterprise - the one and only Laverne Erickson,” explains Morris Ertman, Rosebud Theatre’s Artistic Director. “What's really wonderful is the fact that he's still here in Rosebud, planting trees, giving us the thumbs up on the opening of a new show, still advocating for Rosebud as a community, and an arts centre. He's still tilling the collective soil here in Rosebud, tirelessly taking care of the things we ask him to do. He is at once audacious, inspiring, humble and still itching to be of service to everyone. Bravo Laverne Erickson! Your communal invention and commitment is an inspiration to us all!”

 

Adds Paul Muir, RCA’s Education Director “The legacy of what the hamlet of Rosebud, Rosebud Theatre and Rosebud School of the Arts (RSA) has become owes its beginnings to LaVerne Erickson. Today Rosebud School of the Arts has many graduates working in theatre and theatre-related industries across Canada. I am grateful for LaVerne’s willingness to follow his dreams and help pave the way for other to achieve theirs.”

 

“LaVerne Erickson is one of those individuals who truly makes a difference. He is a ‘game-breaker’,” explains Adam Furfaro, Executive Director of Rosebud Centre. “A visionary who can see the miles beyond when you can only see the field right in front of you.  In a way he sees the tree at the end of the forest first and then figures out the path to the tree no matter how thick or difficult the trail is.  He’ll then cut the tree and turn it into a house while everyone else debates about the path to the tree.  He is a true visionary.”

 

“He has always taken risks.  Calculated and measured risks and this innate sense of pioneering led to the Rosebud School of the Arts, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud Mercantile, Akokiniskway Art Gallery, The Badlands Passion Play, the Badlands Performing Arts Summer School and now the Rosebud Centre of the Arts. Today LaVerne Erickson remains a passionate, daring and energetic leader who continues to influence the lives of so many. The true extent of his contribution is immeasurable.”

 

About Western Legacy Awards

The Western Legacy Awards honour individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions in promoting western values and preserving western heritage within the community. In celebration of the Calgary Stampede’s Centennial, the 2012 Western Legacy Awards are expanding their scope and recognition by honouring 100 individuals who have made or are making outstanding community contributions within the province of Alberta.

Rosebud Theatre founder LaVerne Erickson receives Western Legacy Award

Published: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Rosebud Theatre founder LaVerne Erickson receives Western Legacy Award Erickson recognized among 100 Outstanding Albertans for their impact in promoting the values of Alberta’s western hospitality, commitment to community, pride of place and integrity. LaVerne Erickson has been selected among 100 Outstanding Albertans by the Calgary Stampede’s Western

Twist Marketing clients receive SEVEN Marketing Canada Awards at EDAC

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Twist Marketing clients receive SEVEN Marketing Canada Awards at EDAC At the recent Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Annual Conference, Alberta SouthWest won five awards including the“Best of the Best” award (EDAC CUP) for its Alberta SouthWest ad campaign while the District of Lillooet grabbed two awards. Combined, Twist Marketing clients