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The annual Matheu Da Costa Challenge is sponsored by Canada's Department of Citizenship and Immigration, and is designed to encourage children and youth to create works of art or language that express Canadian values, diversity and multiculturalism. This year's grand prize is a trip to Ottawa, and other prizes are available. See their website for many more details, including who Mathieu Da Costa was! More...

Saturday November 28, 2009 03:50PM - 0 Comment(s)



The Alberta Writers Guild has over $17, 000 up for grabs in the 2010 Alberta Literary Awards. Authors, publishers or other interested parties are invited to submit entries no later than December 31st, 2009. See the submission guidelines on their website for more details. More...

Saturday November 28, 2009 03:37PM - 0 Comment(s)



Our management group recently held a retreat at your inn. We wish to give your management team some feedback on how satisfied we were with the level of customer service we received. We felt that the staff, from check-in to check-out were friendly and helpful. Having used this venue several times for meetings before, we were pleased that the level of customer service was consistent with what we have come to expect from your establishment. We plan to continue using this venue in the future and... More...

Thursday November 26, 2009 07:25PM - 0 Comment(s)



Thank you to all the staff at Village Creek Country Inn for making our Mary Kay advance a wonderful weekend! Recently, myself and almost 100 of my Mary Kay associates had the pleasure of staying the weekend at your facility. The accommodations were terrific and staff most accommodating to our every need. Thanks again for your most efficient hospitality! Elite Executive National Sales Director More...

Thursday November 26, 2009 07:23PM - 0 Comment(s)



In December 2003, I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at your Inn along with my colleagues for our office's Christmas Party. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the Inn. The rooms were lovely, very spacious and reasonably priced. The location was beautiful, quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed our long walk on the trails and looking in the shops. It was a great place for our children to have fun - and be safe. The meeting room with the fireplace was perfect for our evening together. We also... More...

Thursday November 26, 2009 07:21PM - 0 Comment(s)



We've just received a few neat items for your Christmas shopping. Just what every quilter needs - a Sit Upon cushion. It is an inflated flexible disc that improves posture, relieves lower back pain, and strengthens core muscles. You've got to come in and see this!! And it works!! Some other neat quilting notions - Fabric glide - used in free motion quilting Grippers - suction cupped to your rulers for better control Stack n Store bobbin tower - to hold 30 bobbins Portable Mini iron And... More...

Thursday November 26, 2009 10:33AM - 0 Comment(s)



Videoconferencing for Libraries Before coming to Alberta I had not heard anything about videoconferencing in libraries. Soon, however, I began hearing about the RISE project which attempts to “link southern Alberta communities of all sizes in a library-based videoconference network.” 1 While on van run I saw a videoconference room in a couple of our libraries, and here at headquarters videoconferencing has a room to itself (while employees are doubled up in offices!). So there must be... More...

Friday November 13, 2009 03:00PM - 0 Comment(s)



What’s the Tweet about Twitter? A few weeks ago I promised a blurb related to my recent NetSpeed ’09 conference experience. I had hoped to get it out last week, but due to an awful cold I spent a lot of time at home, which you could have already known if you followed me on Twitter. Well, you could, if I actually kept on top of my Twitter account. This brings me to the discussion of this week’s blurb: To tweet, or not to tweet? At NetSpeed ’09 I attended “New Social Networks for Library... More...

Thursday November 05, 2009 02:50PM - 0 Comment(s)



ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation recently launched the annual Munsch at Home Contest, a fun contest where families get to write a creative story together in hopes of winning a private home visit from Robert Munsch! But that's not all;the winning family will also get to choose a local library, school or literacy group to receive a public reading by Mr. Munsch. The contest runs until December 11 and is open to all Canadian families. The Munsch at Home Contest runs in celebration of Family... More...

Tuesday October 27, 2009 01:16PM - 0 Comment(s)



Don't forget to bring your preschoolers to our Children's Halloween Party led by balloon artist and puppeteer Deseri Adrian on Friday, October 30th at 10:30 am. Cost is $1 per child or $2 per family, and feel free to dress up! More...

Tuesday October 27, 2009 01:08PM - 0 Comment(s)



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