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St. Albert Children's Theatre

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • 1981 -

In 1978 the City of St. Albert introduced performing arts programs that were more relevant to community theatre. By 1979 the City had shifted the program’s emphasis to children’s theatre. In 1981 the City created a Cultural Leadership Coordinator position, which helped focus this programming to develop leadership skills in youth. This focus led to the inception of Imaginings — the City’s 1981 summer drama program. Imaginings presented St. Albert’s first all-children production, The Hobbit. From that, St. Albert Children’s Theatre was born. In 1983 St. Albert Place opened its doors and St. Albert Children’s Theatre (SACT) became its "resident" company. SACT put on regular spring and winter productions. Also utilized were summer students interested in careers within the theatre community, giving them practical experience. As well as the larger productions produced by the theatre, the organization has also offered drama summer camps.

Falconer, James Finlay

  • EDM
  • Person
  • 1916-2005

James F. Falconer was born in Ireland in 1916, and he moved to Edmonton in 1929. He worked in the Edmonton Power Plant, then for the provincial Department of Labour and Industry. He was appointed a member of the Alberta Liquor Control Board in 1958, rising to Vice-Chairman in 1961. He was named the first chairman of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission in 1969, retiring from government service in 1973. He served as a trustee for the Edmonton Public School Board, 1953-1955, 1963-1966 and 1972-1980, serving as chairman three times. He was elected as an alderman in 1955, serving on city council from 1956 to 1958. Mr. Falconer also served on many civic and educational boards, including the Archives and Landmarks Committee (Chairman), the Edmonton Hospital Board, the Edmonton Exhibition Association, the Edmonton Zoological Society (Chairman), the Alberta Safety Council, the Edmonton Museum Committee and the Northwest Canadian Trade Fair Committee (Chairman). He was married twice and had three children with his first wife. He died in Edmonton, January 12, 2005.

Earle, Herbert

  • glen
  • Person
  • 1884-1975

Herbert Earle, January 10, 1884 - 1975, was born in England. From 1905 to 1910 he apprenticed as an engraver in London, while attending art and design classes at night. He married Adeliza Rhoda Wheatly – born October 10, 1883 – on December 4, 1909. They had six daughters, Ruby (McLullin) born March 25, 1911, Eva (Clapham) born January 26, 1913, Mrs. Doris Curtis born September 27, 1915, Lois (Sales) wife to Harry Sales (City manager Calgary), born May 16, 1921, Lucy (McGee) born March 7, 1923, and Adela Claire (Anderson) (called Aidie) – born July 24, 1925. First 3 daughters were born in England, others in Canada. Herbert became a master engraver before serving in Burma during First World War. In 1920 he joined his wife and family, who were already in Canada, and bought the Engraving Company in Calgary. He ran the business until his retirement in 1959. He was very active in the theatrical scene in Calgary and taught classes in theatrical makeup at the Banff School of Fine Arts. He frequently prepared ornamental and illuminated scrolls for presentation to dignitaries.

Earle, Herbert

  • RED
  • Person
  • 1884-1975

Herbert Earle, 1884-1975, was born in England. He studied art and design at the Bolt Court Institute of Lithographic Art in London and qualified as a master engraver. In 1909 he married Adeliza Rhoda Wheatley, and they had six daughters, Ruby (McMullin), Eva (Clapham), Doris (Curtis), Louise (Sales), Lucy (McGee), and Adela (Anderson). He served with a militia regiment in London, and served in Burma during the First World War. After his discharge in 1920 he joined his wife and family, who were already living in Calgary, Alberta, and bought The Engraving Company there. He was accomplished as an engraver, calligrapher, illustrator, and graphic designer. He was also active in the theatrical scene in Calgary, and taught theatre arts at the Banff School of Fine Arts.

Joop, Armin

  • paa-8795
  • Person

In 1995, Armin Joop founded The Albertaner, a monthly German language newspaper. In 2008, Joop began publishing the Mill Woods Mosaic, a community-focused newspaper. Joop publishes and edited both newspapers in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2008, Joop won an award from the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) for best editorial or opinion piece.

DKG, Alberta

  • paa-3493
  • Corporate body
  • 1960-

The Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society was founded in Austin, Texas, USA on May 11, 1929. The history of Delta Kappa Gamma in Canada began on June 7, 1952, with the founding of Alpha State (British Columbia), an event which transformed DKG into an international organization. As of 2020, the Society is organized in seven Canadian Provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

The original purposes of the Society emphasized gender equity, school legislation, excellence in education, good teaching conditions, networking and financial help for women.

The Society has since grown, with its key purposes now including:

1) To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship.

2) To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education.

3) To advance the professional interest and position of women in education.

4) To initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavours in the interests of education and of women educators.

5) To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to women educators from other countries.

6) To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action.

7) To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.

The International Society is a professional honorary society of women in seventeen countries. Society membership represents a broad cross section of educational interests and diversification of expertise, from preschool through university. Membership in the Society is by invitation only. Members are selected based on professional qualifications, leadership potential and personal qualities. Members must have three or more years of experience in educational work and must be employed in the profession at the time of consideration.

The Society functions through elected officers, committees, chapter activities, state/provincial conventions, regional conventions, international conventions, workshops, and seminars.

Alberta was the sixth Canadian province to join the Society. On May 3, 1960, Zeta State (Alberta) was installed as a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Zeta State has since changed their name to DKG, Alberta. At its peak, DKG, Alberta grew to encompass five local chapters – Alpha and Gamma (Edmonton), Beta (Calgary), Eta (Sherwood Park), and Zeta (Red Deer) – with over 150 members. In 2013, the Zeta chapter disbanded. As of 2020, DKG, Alberta encompasses four Alberta chapters – Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Eta - with 146 members total. DKG, Alberta administers a numbers of educational services and special committees related to the following: scholarships and grants, leadership training, conferences and conventions, fellowships and community projects, and international and local publications.

Rosychuk, Peter

  • Ath 91.36
  • Person

Peter Rosychuk is a retired railway station agent and telegraph operator of the Northern Alberta Railway (NRA), now the Canadian National Railway (CNR). He lives in Westlock, Alberta.

Symphony Women's Education Assistance Fund

  • paa
  • Corporate body
  • 1967-2004

The Symphony Women’s Education Assistance Fund (SWEAF) incorporated as a charitable arm of the Women’s Committee of the Edmonton Symphony Society (now known as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Associates) in 1967 to provide funding and scholarships to young orchestral musicians. SWEAF dissolved in 2004.

Edmonton Symphony Society

  • paa
  • Corporate body
  • 1952-

The Edmonton Symphony Society was founded on October 31, 1952, to administer a symphony orchestra in Edmonton, Alberta. The first incarnation of an Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) occurred in 1920; this ESO was incorporated on July 19, 1920, and held its first performance on November 14, 1920, under the direction of conductor Albert Weaver-Winston. William G. Strachan, Principle Flautist, was the first president of the Board of Directors, remaining in the position for twelve years. While initially successful, the Great Depression caused the orchestra to cease operations in 1932.

In September 1952, Marion K. Mills initiated a meeting to discuss the establishment of a new symphony orchestra, using musicians from Edmonton Pops Orchestra, a City-sponsored orchestra first organized in 1947. The Edmonton Symphony Society was incorporated under the Societies Act on November 22, 1952, to promote and encourage public interest in music and musical entertainment. Additional objectives included: to organize, encourage, and offer symphonic concerts, musical entertainment, and concert programs; to encourage and provide the means whereby musicians may have the opportunity of developing their studies, thus advancing the cultural life of the members of the Society and others; and, to foster in every way appreciation and enjoyment of symphonic and fine music in all its forms. Mills served as the first president of the Edmonton Symphony Society, the parent organization of the new Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

The first concert of the ESO, with Lee Hepner as conductor, was held on November 30, 1952, at the Capitol Theatre in Edmonton. Throughout its history, the ESO has called several performance venues home, including the Capitol Theatre, Victoria Composite High School, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

In January 1953, the Women’s Committee of the Edmonton Symphony Society was established, independent from the Edmonton Symphony Society, but intended to cooperate with the Edmonton Symphony Society in every way to assure support for the orchestra. Much of their involvement concerned the furthering of music education in Edmonton and surrounding districts. The Women’s Committee is now known as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Associates.

The ESO has received many awards over the years, including a Gemini award for a televised special featuring K.D. Lang and Tommy Banks, and a Juno award for the orchestra’s recording of Elektra Rising – Music of Malcolm Forsyth. Other notable events in the orchestra’s history include their first performance on a First Nations Reserve in 1996, and their debut at Carnegie Hall in 2012.

In 1997, The ESO moved to the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. The Edmonton Symphony Society and the Winspear Centre are two distinct arts organizations interconnected through their Board of Directors, administration, programs, and strategic goals. The Winspear Centre and the Society act as both stewards and ambassadors for music and the intrinsic value of community arts organizations.

Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association

  • paa
  • Corporate body
  • 1952-

In 1952, Keith Bissell, who was the supervisor of music for the Edmonton Public School Board, was approached by members of the Edmonton Symphony Society to form a youth orchestra in Edmonton, Alberta. This youth orchestra was known over the years by a number of names, including the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, the Edmonton Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Junior Symphony Orchestra; in 1970 it became the Edmonton Youth Orchestra (EYO).

The orchestra sought to foster a love of serious music, to afford promising instrumentalists opportunities for playing together and gaining orchestral experience, and to serve the Edmonton area community through public performances. The EYO was closely associated with the Edmonton Symphony Society, and operated with assistance from the Women’s Committee of the Edmonton Symphony Society. Later, the affairs of the orchestra were overseen by members’ parents and other interested persons, often known as the Edmonton Youth Orchestra Parents’ Committee, who worked closely with the conductor and orchestra manager.

Until 1978, the EYO and its management functioned as part of the Edmonton Symphony Society. On February 16, 1978, the Edmonton Youth Orchestra Parents’ Association was incorporated under the Societies Act, therefore establishing the Edmonton Youth Orchestra and its Association as an organization independent from the Edmonton Symphony Society, though the EYO maintained close links with the Symphony Society.

In 1987, the name of the Edmonton Youth Orchestra Parents’ Association was changed to Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association.

The Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2017. As of 2020, The Association supports two symphony orchestras, the Intermediate Youth Orchestra and the Senior Youth Orchestra, and provides training to over 150 students ages 11 to 24.

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