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Little Giants collide with Movie Under the Stars

2014 08 01 movieunderthestarsGrab your lawn chairs and get ready for a great night of entertainment with Movie Under the Stars. File Photo

Touchdown Fort Saskatchewan!

Legacy Park will play host once again to the amazing Movie Under the Stars, proudly presented by CO-OP at Station Square and the City of Fort Saskatchewan.

This years theme was based around sport specific movies such as The Sandlot, Little Giants, Little Big League, Rudy and Kung Fu Panda.

The votes have poured in and the people have chosen.

Your movie under the stars this year will be...Little Giants. The movie revolves around child who gets cut from the local Peewee Football team because she is a girl. Her father decides to start his own team filled with misfit kids who were also cut. It just so happens that the team to beat is run by former pro football star and his brother in law. Can this team comprised of underdogs rise to the occasion and upset the town favorites? Find out for yourself on August 15th.

Movie scheduled to show at 9:15pm (weather permitting). Show up early for the best places to sit and check out the pre show entertainment, food and prize giveaways.

To celebrate this amazing event CO-OP has lined up some great prizes to be won.

They have a colouring contest for kids. Children 0-5 years of age can submit their entry to win a Family of 4 pass to Fort Lanes.

Children 6-10 years of age can enter to win a Family of 4 pass to Fort Cinemas.

Pick up your colouring contest picture and entry form at CO-OP or Mix 107 or simply download it by right clicking and saving the photo below to your computer and printing it at home.

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There will also be prizes for best costumes, so dress up in you favorite sports gear or jersey and show off your team pride.

Hey, but that's not all...a Grand Prize is up for grabs too! An amazing mountain bike an accessories package could be yours.

What you need to do is watch the Little Giants trailer below and answer this question

Q: What food item is found squished inside the little boys football helmet?

Once you have the correct answer go to CO-OP Station Square location in Fort Sask and fill out your entry form with that answer and enter to WIN!

* The City of Fort Saskatchewan would like to give you the chance to WIN VIP seating on the famous red couch for the movie too. All you have to do is stop by City Hall and take a photo of yourself on this iconic couch and submit that picture with on Instagram or Twitter using #fortsaskselfie. Contest runs from August 1st to the 14th. The winner will be chosen on August 14th and will get to enjoy the movie Little Giants as a VIP.

Cast your vote for the Friday Office Dance Song

It's time to start your day with the Friday Office Dance Song Showdown.

This week Tammy Lautner has dug up a couple of songs featuring the word baby. We take a trip back in time to the 60's with the Beatles and " Baby You Can Drive My Car" and follow it up with a song from the early 2000's and " Hey Baby" by No Doubt.

Drive My Car by the Beatles

Hey Baby by No Doubt

Cast your vote on your favorite song and let us know. Drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter or by text to 780 996 6704.

Don't forget to use the hastag #DanceFS 

The latest Funky Mango free food winner

2014 7 31 funkymangowinnerShalla Stephens (wearing black shirt)and her co-workers at the Fort Sask RCMP Detachment are the latest winners. Photo by Kane Bowthorpe.

The Funky Mango Food Truck Free Food Giveaway may have bypassed Wednesday, but it couldn't escape the Fort Sask RCMP.

Our latest winner is the administration staff at our local RCMP detachment. Shalla Stephens sent us her entry and reasons to why the staff deserve a Funky Fresh break with some delicious food. Let me tell you, these ladies were sure excited to see and smell those delicious meals coming.

From Behind the Scenes at the RCMP detachment ...

 If you have ever entered our building, had to call the RCMP, received support from our Victim Services team, or attended court, our administrative support staff at the RCMP detachment ALWAYS provide cadillac customer service to anyone and everyone within the City of Fort Saskatchewan limits and beyond.

 These ladies provide outstanding support to Fort Saskatchewan's local RCMP members and as well to the public.  Our daily operations are motivated by maintaining the safety of the City of Fort Saskatchewan municipal enforcement officers and the RCMP members, ensuring the public's expectations are exceeded and continuing to provide service by:

 1) provide support via radio and telephone 18 hours of the day to local RCMP members and Municipal Enforcement

2) criminal record checks, pardons and fingerprints

3) taking and dispatching complaints

4) assist other police agencies

5) timely court process

 Our outstanding contributions often go unnoticed as we are behind the scenes of the front line members.  Our hardworking team consists of twenty exceptional ladies who constantly strive to accomplish each task diligently, with due process and enthusiasm.  These women are so deserving of the free food giveaway from the Funky Mango Food and I am extremely proud to be a part of their team.

Shalla Stephens

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP - Police Clerk

It's apparent that these ladies are kept very busy at the detachment and it's not always easy to enjoy a break together. Well, deserved ladies..hope you enjoyed the food.

If you want to enter to win the next Funky Mango Free Food Giveaway, then send us your entry and brief explanation of why you feel you deserve to win to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A random draw will take place on the Morning Show before 8am, so tune in to find out if your entry scores you some great free food care of the Funky Mango Food Truck, great meals on four wheels.

Don't forget to LIKE the Funky Mango on Facebook.

Paying it forward for a great cause

2014 07 31 tim wozneyMr. Tim Wozney stopped by Mix 107 bright and early to give us the BVJ VIP Passes that you can bid on. Photo by Tony Stacey

I guess you can say it's a win win scenario.

Fort Saskatchewan resident and Mix 107 listener Tim Wozney was able to win himself a pair of VIP Passes to the Big Valley Jamboree (BVJ).

His original intention was to use the passes but other plans came his way, so he decided to donate this highly sought after item to a great cause...Andy's Playground. It's an amazing fund raising campaign in honour of the late Andy Polanski who has long dreamt of creating a playground at the Dow Centennial Slo-Pitch Diamonds.

So today we will do our best to help push that cause forward by giving you a chance to bid on this amazing package that would have set you back nearly $500.

The suggested opening bid will start at $300 and the deadline to match or beat this total will close today at 3pm. So don't delay, get your bids in on this great BVJ MVP Package and support a great cause.

Like us on Facebook at Mix107.9FM and check back for the updated bids

* As an added bonus we will through in two CD's from local musician Steven Sware who will be playing at the BVJ at the ATB Financial Homegrown Talent Stage.

2014 07 31 bvjpassesA pair of passes you don't want to miss out on. Get your bid in before 3pm.

The two VIP passes include prime time seating up front and with tent access for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

For more info on the BVJ go to www.bigvalleyjamboree.com

For more info or to make donations to Andy's Playground go to www.apcf.ca

To make a bid give us a call at 780 998 1079, text us at 780 996 6704 or  send an email with contact info to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

WIN a copy of Trees by Steven Sware

2014 07 28 steven swareSteven Sware has music featured on the local artist profile. Tune in to hear songs from TREES. Photo by Tony Stacey

Local musician and talent Steven Sware embarks this week for the Big Valley Jamboree.

He will be putting his musical abilities on display for one and all to see and  hear. He welcomes you to come check out the show and hear some great tracks from his latest EP titled "Trees".  He is scheduled to hit ATB Financial Homegrown Talent Stage on Friday, August 1st at 3pm.

To celebrate this bold new step in Steven's career he would like to give away several copies of the album. In order to win, just check out the brief video below and call in with the password during the cue to call on both the Morning and Drive Shows starting on Tuesday, July 29th.

When you hear the cue, give us a call at 780 998 1079 with the correct password to claim your copy.

For more info on the BVJ go to www.bigvalleyjamboree.com

Download "Trees" via ITunes and follow Steven on Twitter @StevenSwareMusic

Submit your music to Mix 107

2014 07 30 jennie thai localartistJenie Thai is a young and very talented young musician who has music featured on Mix 107.

Most musicians start from very small and humble beginnings.

Every once in awhile some get lucky and become over night sensations through YouTube and other mediums, but more often than not local artists keep busy promoting their music and talents at various events.

Some of our local artists have found their music featured on the Local Artist Profiles which often play in the morning and late afternoon.

So far you have been able to hear music from Jenie Thai, Joe Nolan, The Whiskey Boyz, Braden Gates, The Smith Sisters and more.

If you are a local artist who is trying to break onto the radio scene and would like to be a featured artist at Mix 107, then send an email to our program director Andrew Nakonechny along with an MP3 or copy of your CD, and a brief biography.

Send your info to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Who knows, maybe you or your band maybe the next featured performer in our local artist profile series.

VIDEO: Prepping the Ice

2014 07 28 chiefsFort Saskatchewan Chiefs logo getting set at the JRC. Photo By Derik Butler via Twitter @derikbutler

We're kicking off the final week of July and it's hard to believe that soon we'll be thinking of skates rather than sandals. 

City of Fort Saskatchewan employee, Derik Butler, sent us a couple of pictures of the Jubilee Recreation Centre getting prepped for flooding.  With August approaching quickly,  the JRC will be needed for hockey camps starting soon.

To have great looking, smooth skating ice is a lot of dedicated work done with pride from the City staff.  Tony Stacey was able to capture video of the ice preparation with long time City Employee and Ice Maker, Jayne Rice.

Hear more from Jayne on the process to flood the JRC and why she enjoys making the ice for the residents of Fort Saskatchewan here. 

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Teeing off for a great cause

2014 07 25 fortinview golftournyGolfers couldn't have asked for a better day to play for a great cause. Photo by Tony Stacey

FORE a great cause.

On Thursday, July 24th golfers from all over united at the Fort In View Golf Course to take part in a great golf tournament supporting the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation.

Forecasts for the day were predicting high winds, rain and possible thunderstorms which many thought might put a damper on the tourney, but luckily the storm system held off long enough for the golfers to play nine holes, take a crack at the putting challenge and then cap the day off with a succulent and delicious steak dinner inside the chalet.

There were hole prizes, a trophy for lowest team score, 50/50 tickets, raffles and more. Plus, the putting challenge offered each golfer the chance to take up to 3 shots with each ball sunk giving a chance to win a co-host spot on the Morning or Drive Shows.

It turned out to be a perfect day and a great way to contribute to a fantastic cause. Proceeds go to support the FSCHF so they can continue to help our hospital continue and improve services to it's patients.

Here is just a quick video of Mix 107 Station Manager Mike LeBlanc taking a swing off the tee at Fort In View.

Here are just a sample of photo's from the day and golfers taking a shot at the putting challenge.

For more info on the Fort In View or to book your tee time go to www.fortinview.com

Wheels to Independence

2014 07 24 group photoFrom left to right: Joyce Baker, Quinn Helus, Aaron Friesen and Sheldon Bossert. Photo by Tony Stacey

Your help is needed to make a Dream come true for a young man!

Aaron Friesen was born with spastic Bilateral Cerebral Palsy and has been in a wheelchair for all of his life.  That hasn't slowed Aaron down one bit and he has hopes to be a journalist in the future.

His other dream is more independence.

Driving would give him the ability to travel without the need of assistance but the price of a wheelchair accessible van is very expensive.  Aaron competed in a North American contest to win a van, which we featured in a story back in March.  Aaron made it into the semi-finals but was short on votes to move into the final round.

Aaron and his family haven't stopped working towards the goal of having a wheelchair accessible van and have been spreading the word on how people can help them. 

Fort Saskatchewan City Councillor Sheldon Bossert was on the morning show Thursday and talked about his connection with Aaron.

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 There will be many fundraisers coming to help Aaron and the first is this Saturday in Two Hills but even if you can't go, you can donate online. 

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Help make Aaron's Dream Come True and as Sheldon shared, imagine your life without the use of your legs. 

What's your vote for the Friday Office Dance Song?

It's the battle of the "Ladies from the 80's" in the Friday Office Dance song!

Which song will get your Friday and the weekend started?

Tiffany ---I think we're alone now


Madonna----Into the Groove

Vote for your song on Facebook, Twitter #DanceFS, call 780-998-1079 or Text 780-996-6704

If you have a song or theme suggestion to feature in the Friday Office Dance Song, email me!  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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