Mayor's Celebration of the Arts
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Giveaway: Win tickets to the 2015 Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts!

I’m a big fan of the Edmonton food scene (obviously!) but I also love all the different #YEGarts, events, activities and what artists are doing in this great city.

Most recently, Mike and I purchased pieces from Edmonton artist Jason Blower!

New home decor from local artist Jason Blower!

New home decor from local artist Jason Blower!

I’ve also got my eye on Gloria Ho Illustration’s cat watercolours (which will also be sold at this year’s Edmonton International Cat Festival!)

There’s so many great artists here – from musicians to actors, artists like the two I just listed, writers, and more. And some of those incredibly talented artists will be honoured at the 28th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts taking place this coming Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Winspear Centre.

The annual celebration, which showcases the city’s vibrant arts and culture community, is a night of awards, performances, and tasty appetizers (if you’re still thinking about food like I always am ;)) Proceeds from the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts go to support the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton! There’s a lot of incredible artists nominated this year (check out the list of nominees here). It was at the 2013 celebration when I was first exposed to singer Nuella Charles (what a voice!!) and there’s sure to be some fantastic performances at this year’s event.

Photo credit: Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

Photo credit: Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

Unfortunately this year’s celebration is on the same day as Mike’s birthday so we already had conflicting plans but I am excited that I’ve been given the opportunity to give away two pairs of tickets to the 28th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts to readers/followers!

And as a bonus: if you are not randomly selected to win the tickets to this wonderful event, I also have a 2 for 1 ticket price promo code to offer as well!

** GIVEAWAY **

ENTER TO WIN ONE OF TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS TO THE 28TH ANNUAL MAYOR’S CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS (APRIL 20, 2015)

Each pair valued at $142 (roughly)

To enter, leave a comment on this blog telling me something (or someone) in the Edmonton arts & culture community that you love!

You can get additional entries by doing the following (but note you MUST leave a comment answering the above question in order to qualify).

I will randomly draw two winning entries from all entries after the contest closes on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11 p.m.

Please note comments need to be moderated so if you don’t see your comment appear right away, don’t worry!

If you’re unsure of how good your chances are and you want to make sure you don’t miss this event, send me an email or tweet me @lindork to ask me for the 2 for 1 ticket promo code!

Good luck everyone!

Linda


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Social Media Notes (#65) – Links for the Week of April 5 – 12

Social Media Notes

Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!

  • Pretty big change in the way you can retweet/quote a tweet on desktop and iPhone. Now when you RT it asks if you want to add a comment and then it gives you the full 140 characters to do so, putting the original person’s tweet in an embedded box. I can see it being useful because you get more space to add comments, and original tweets don’t suffer from modifications, but in the “retweet game” people still need to click to the original tweet if it’s too long to see in the embedded preview and then that takes them away from your comments!
  • Here’s the latest from Pew Research on teens and social media use – including 91% of teens go online from a mobile device, 92% report going online daily, Facebook is still the most popular, Snapchat is rising, and Twitter not that high in use among teens. Which is actually really interesting because it’s almost identical to results we found in a mini student survey we did in the fall. Snapchat is making big waves with the young’uns.
  • First it was #TheDress, now it’s this (though to a lesser “viral” extent): Is this cat going up or down the stairs? I can see it both ways but my initial thought is that it’s going down, lol.

Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!

Linda

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Social Media Notes (#64) – Links for the Week of March 30 – April 5

Social Media Notes

Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!

  • Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 2, 4, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 22, and 23!!!

Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!

Linda