Leah Simonot, Camrose Canadian


Leah SImonot

Signing off from Camrose

Throughout my time with The Canadian, I’ve been pleased to interview several individuals who have been at their profession or particular avocation nearly two times longer than I’ve been alive.

Tom Spila conducted his final concert at Camrose COmposite High School on Monday June 5. Leah Simonot/Camrose Canadian

Spila conducts final concert of music career

Sten Kallman’s “Wangol” resonated with beautiful bitter sweetness as the École Camrose Composite High School’s CHORAZZ! chamber choir sang the concluding harmonies of Tom Spila’s 43-year music career.

Tyler McMeekin, 6, admires aircraft at the Camrose Airport with his father, Bryan, during the Camrose Flying Club’s 60th annual Fly-in Breakfast May 28. Leah Simonot/ Camrose Canadian

118 planes fly-in for breakfast

The airways above Camrose bustled with activity Sunday morning as 118 aircraft touched down at the Camrose Airport for the Camrose Flying Club’s 60th annual Fly-in Breakfast.

(Left to right) Samuel Corry of Red Deer, Ethan Harty of Strome and Jackson Corry of Red Deer inspired the start of the Prairie West Fiddle Contest with their enthusiasm for carrying on the spirit of old time fiddle in Alberta.Supplied

Fiddle festival carries on old tradition

Chatter around the dinner table amongst a group of young fiddlers has sparked a revival of one of Canada’s oldest traditions with the launch of the Prairie West Fiddle Contest.

Scott Woods brings the Fiddle Express to the Camrose Regional Exhibition on May 24 at 7 p.m. Supplied

Turning back the musical clock

On a warm spring evening, perhaps 60 years ago, young couples, old couples and children of all ages kicked up their heels and tossed their heads back in laughter to the tune of a fiddle.

Infinite Imagination brought Sci-Fi epic ‘Star Wars’ to life with a Shakespearian twist at the Bailey Theatre on May 4. Leah Simonot/ Camrose Canadian

In a theatre, not so far away ...

Infinite Imagination took the opportunity May the Fourth presented them to bring the Force to life on the Bailey Theatre’s stage with a Shakespearian interpretation of Star Wars.

From left Johanna (Amy Wright), Shonelle (Vincent Major) and Rufus (Bennett Wilson) star in Augustana major drama production “I shot a Duck” continues through March 25 at the university. Josh Aldrich/ Camrose Canadian

'I Shot a Duck' gives slate for cast

Dreamers, cynics, lion-hearts and cowards: there’s some in every crowd. Yet rarely do they cross each other quite like they do in the University of Alberta-Augustana Campus’ production of I Shot a Duck.

Students and organizers from the #NOGOODWAY campaign from Camrose Composite High School were spreading awareness in an effort to end the use of the r-word. Leah Simonot/ Camrose Canadian

Campaign sets out to end r-word

Representatives from Special Olympics Camrose, City Hall and the Camrose Police Service gathered at École Camrose Composite High School March 3 to rally students’ support in “spreading the word to end the word.”