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The latest qualifiers to Ride The Ram

2014 09 15 ridetheramThis Amazing RAM will soon belong to one lucky listener from either Fort Sask, Airdire or Okotoks. Photo by Tony Stacey

Congratulations!

After month's of entries we now have all of our qualifiers to Ride the Ram. Our 5 qualifiers as selected on Sept 19th, 2014 are Janice Allin, Kyler Johnston, Cathy Pearson, Murray McKenzie (all from Fort Sask) and Karen Teslia from Bruderheim.

Our previous June qualifiers are Michael Hoeving, Kim Annang, Rob Waite, Judy Hewer (all from Fort Sask) and Debbie Pelling from Gibbons.

On behalf or your Alberta RAM Dealers and Mix 107.9/fortsaskonline.com we thank you all for your entries and wish our qualifiers the best of luck in the subsequent draws that will take place at the end of September.

Your Grand Prize Winner to be announced on October 4th, 2014.

Get ready for the Big Tent Sale at Denham's Crystal Chrysler

2014 09 19 denhams bigtentsaleThe best place to be for deals on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM. Check out the great selection and incredible prices at Denham's Crystal Chrysler. Photo by Tony Stacey


Don't let fall get you down.

Head on over to Denham's Crystal Chrysler for their MASSIVE Tent Sale officially starting on Tuesday, September 23rd.

They will be slashing prices on all new and used vehicles to make room for the 2015 models, so NOW is the TIME to get yourself into a great new ride.

Want selection? With TWO lots filled with vehicles that won't be an issue. Want a custom vehicle that isn't available, don't worry they will get it for you.

Big family in need of a multipurpose machine...try the always popular and best selling Dodge Grand Caravan.

Are you a rugged hard working person that needs power, performance and great looks...check out the huge selection of Ram trucks. Everything from the 1500, 2500, and 3500.

Looking for style, gas economy and a great all a round vehicle...check out the Dodge Dart or new Chyrsler 200. You will look like a million bucks but won't have to spend it to get one.

Should you have money to burn, check out the incredibly powerful and totally sexy Dodge Viper on the showroom floor. This thing can do wonders for your self esteem, just drive one and find out!

If you need to know more go to www.denhamscrystalchrysler.com



Dalyce Wins!

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Another weekly winner was announced Friday for the Mothers Makeover Contest with the Retreat Salon and Spa!  Congratulations to Dalyce from Ardrossan! 

Dalyce sent us a picture of her daughter and her crazy hair!

Dalyce wins a $25 Gift Certificate to the Retreat Salon and Spa!

Keep sending your pictures!

You could win the weekly prize or the Grand Prize of the Royal Package from the Retreat Salon and Spa.

Post your picture on our Facebook Page, Tweet us @Mix1079fortsask, Text 780-996-6704 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We'll have another $25 winner next Friday.  Grand Prize draw will be on Friday, Oct. 3rd.

Celebrate Tirecraft's Grand Opening

2014 09 18 tirecraft1Darcey and wife Sheena welcome you to stop in and celebrate the Grand Opening with some amazing deals and a BBQ supporting the Families First Society. Photo by Tony Stacey.


It's deals, wheels and meals this weekend for the Grand Opening of the new Tirecraft location in Fort Saskatchewan.

With fall and winter just around the corner stop on by and take advantage of 15% off ANY new tire purchase from September 15th to September 19th.

Mix 107 will be live on location from 11-3pm to tell you all about these exciting deals on tires, wheel alignments and more.

Plus, stop in and enjoy the delicious BBQ with a simple donation that will be donated to The Families First Society of Fort Saskatchewan.

Join Manager Darcey Cannon and his amazing team for a celebration and get your vehicle road ready for winter with Tirecraft.

Find the new location in downtown Fort Saskatchewan at 10308 99th Avenue or give them a call 780 998 1313


You can also visit their website for more info, to request a tire quote or book an appointment.


http://tirecraft.com/dealer/fort-saskatchewan-tirecraft/







2014 09 18 tirecraft2Great tires and great service await you at Tirecraft.

2014 09 18 tirecraft3You will find a wide variety of tires from the top names in the industry at Tirecraft.

A family of Cree-ative minds

2014 09 17 marge cassandraMarge Johnson and daughter Cassandra Daniel are keeping their history and culture alive through their business. Photo by Tony Stacey


Fort Saskatchewan mother and daughter keep Cree-ative traditions alive.

More often than not generations tend to lose track of their culture, traditions and way of life. It is up to our elders to pass down this knowledge and our responsibility to keep these traditions alive. This is especially important in aboriginal cultures who have found their way of life become more and more westernized or modernized if you will.
 
Mother and daughter team of Marge Johnson and Cassandra Daniel are Cree and from the Alexander Reserve but run their business our of Marge's home here in the Fort. They have been working hard, not only to produce authentic, hand crafted aboriginal pieces but use this as a way to preserve and introduce their history, culture and traditions.

Marge was introduced to the art of beading and more as a little girl but it wasn't until after her daughter Cassandra started kindergarten that she turned to her mom and decided to take the craft seriously, ultimately turning it into a business venture.

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Marge tells us that every aboriginal tribe or band have distintive features in their pieces that can set them apart like colors and totems, but tries to encompass the Plains Cree when representing through the pieces they create.

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The pieces that are created can often minutes, hours, weeks or even months to create and based upon request can do custom orders. As maticulous and hard as the work can be it's the ability to find the right supplies that can be the biggest challenge as Marge and Cassandra tell us.

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Beading is a big part of aboriginal culture history for centuries and still continues today. It has garnered the attention of people from different countries and cultures worldwide. The ladies tell us that native art, clothing and more are quite popular in Germany. They tell us that beads represent colors of the earth and were used to honor the animal that gave itself up for you. The pieces all have stories and significance and come with a card that explain those meanings.

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For example the Dream catcher is one of those highly popular items that can be found at many locations including big retail outlets. Marge and Cassandra tell us that Dream catchers have some variation depending on the tribe and that they are used to let the good dreams through and dispell the bad ones.

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Finally, I had to ask how the name Cree-Ative Designs came about.

Marge say it's catchy but genuinely self explanatory.

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It was not only an honor to have Marge and Cassandra drop by to share the stories and culture but I also learned a thing or two and I hope you have to by reading this blog.

If you wish to find out more info about the culture, history and products behind Cree-ative Designs then visit www.cree-ativedesigns.com

Here is small sampling of products she brought to the studio.



Here is a video demonstration and explanation of history behind some of the products they create.

VIDEO: Eskimos Pregame meal to win!

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Next Edmonton Eskimos Home Game is coming up on Friday, September 26th and you can be there!

Next Wednesday we'll give away a pair of tickets plus seats on the Fan Bus to the game! 

All you have to do is watch the video to see what the Eskimos pregame meal is from the Fort Saskatchewan Sawmill Prime Rib and Steakhouse. 

When you hear the cue to call next Wednesday, name the meal and Win!!



Tickets and Fan bus seats are still available for only $26!!!  Let's Cheer on the Eskimos against the Saskatchewan Roughriders!

Previewing the Friday office Dance Song

Only a couple more days until the Friday office dance song, a song that's voted by you as the song to celebrate the work week and send you off into the weekend.

We're staying with the theme of individual artist that were once in a group.

Your choices for this Friday are.............

Wham! ---Wake me up before you Go-Go



vs.

George Michael------Faith



Cast your vote on Facebook, twitter #DanceFS, text 780-996-6704 or call 780-998-1079.

You'll hear the winning song played before 8am Friday morning!

Joe Nolan's "Tornado" will gust into Shell Theatre

2014 09 16 joe nolanJoe Nolan brings an emotional blend of folk/blues to the Shell Theatre on Sept. 27th. Photo by Tony Stacey


Get ready for a Tornado at Shell Theatre.

No, don't worry, it's not that type of tornado, but a presentation by local talent Joe Nolan who will play music from his latest album titled Tornado on September 27th at 7:30pm.

Nolan appeared on the the Drive Show (Sept.15th) and was preparing to head back to Nashville to take part in the Americana Music Convention before returning to Alberta to promote the Tornado tour.

The second venture on his journey will see him come home to play the Shell Theatre Stage. Nolan tells us it's great to come back after being away so long and is excited to play here as it's his first time in a few years.

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Nolan's music has quietly been making waves with some top tier music brass like Melissa Etheridge. Etheridge had heard some of Nolan's songs and invited him and his band to open for the Calgary and Edmonton concerts.

Nolan tells us it was special experience to play in front of such a large crowd but also a little scary. He had a great time and said that meeting Etheridge was a thrill and that she is a very sweet lady.

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Here is Joe performing a live version of track #3 from Tornado called "The Pawnshop".



Here is new unreleased track from Nolan.

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Pick up your tickets today for this great concert coming our way on September 27th. Support local talent and wish him well as he embarks on a super tour that will take him on a journey well into late October through Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and BC.

For more information check out his website at www.joenolanmusic.com

Get tickets at the Shell Theatre Box office or by simply going to www.ticketpro.ca

Don't forget to download the Shell Theatre app for your smart phone and stay up to date on all things happening at the theatre and a great way to snag those tickets.

2014 09 16 joenolan tornadoJoe Nolan's latest album titled "Tornado" is available through his website and at various HMV Locations.

Heartland 101: Emergency Exercises and Simulations

2014 09 16 nrcaerHeartland 101: Emergency Exercises and Simulations

Heartland 101 featured this month information about Emergency Exercises and Simulations.

Brenda Gheran, Executive Director of Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (NRCAER), was our guest on the topic. 

Heartland 101, communicating with communities, gives more insight on the preparation and planning in case of an emergency.

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Friday, October 3rd we'll have the next edition of Heartland 101: Communicating with Communities.

Deadline fast approaching to Ride The Ram

2014 09 15 ridetheramThis truck could be yours but you can't win if you don't enter. Photo by Tony Stacey


The weather might be cooling off but things are just heating up for the Ride The Ram truck giveaway brought to you by Mix 107.9 and your Alberta Ram Dealers.

If you haven't entered yet for the amazing 2014 RAM 1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab, what are you waiting for? Get your submission in before Friday, September 19th.

Another 5 lucky qualifiers will be randomly selected to join the 5 previous contestants who recieved their Ride The Ram.

Click HERE to fill out your entry form and get full contest rules and regulations.

We thank everyone who has entered and wish our qualifiers the best of luck heading into the final draws.

It might be YOU that drives home in the incredible truck.

2014 09 15 ramtruckinteriorThis RAM has everything, including Mix 107.9 on speed tuner! Photo by Tony Stacey
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