Russell DelCarle performs at the Willow Music Festival in 2016. The festival goes for an eighth year this weekend west of New Norway. Supplied 

Willow Music Festival creates community

The atmosphere at James and Roberta Baker’s mid-summer singalongs hasn’t changed, though plenty of strangers have joined in the fun since they launched the Willow Music Festival on their acreage eight years ago.

Kids play Quidditch at the Camrose Public Library's Harry Potter tea party in Camrose on June 20. Leah Simonot/Camrose Canadian

Reading club helps students avoid brain drain

Wasn’t that a party? On June 20, the Camrose Public Library held the kick-off to the Summer Reading Club with our Harry Potter Tea Party. The party was a huge success, attended by 785 people, more than twice our expected number.

Liana Nand pilots Leah Nand and Liam Bolduc around in the Camrose Public Library's Life Cycle. Submitted

Connecting generations through library programming

As the summer Intergenerational Program Coordinator I am excited to bridge gaps within the community this summer. Intergenerational programs are important for communities because they bring varying ages together and allow us to connect with people that we may not interact with on a daily basis. These programs also provide those who cannot get out o

Caleb Hunt of Edmonton performs at the Prairie West Fiddle Contest at the Bailey Theatre in Camrose last year. File photo/Camrose Canadian

Competition keeps fiddle music alive

In the decade they’ve been playing, Jackson, 19, and Samuel, 16, Corry have performed their repertoire of Ontario-style, Celtic and blue-grass fiddle music at shows and contests across B.C, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. But the Red Deer brothers have a special tie to the local Prairie West Fiddle Contest: they were participants in the dinner t

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