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VIDEO: Win Ferguson School Report

2014 10 22 emilyWin Ferguson School Reporter Emily Connell. Photo By Andrew Nakonechny


Emily Connell was in studio Wednesday Morning with her Win Ferguson School. 



Thursday we'll have a reporter from Our Lady of Angels School.

The School report is in partnership with the Sawmill Prime Rib and Steakhouse.


Growing Hope and Opportunity

2014 10 22 donnaExecutive Director of Home on the Range Ranch, Donna Bricket-Hammond. Photo By Andrew Nakonechny

Many events are coming up this weekend including a fundraiser for Home on the Range Autism Ranch.

Donna Bricket-Hammond, Executive Director of the ranch, co-hosted the morning show this week and explained a little more about autism.

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Home on the Range Austim Ranch was created to provide hope and opportunity for adults living with Autism.  Donna gave a more background History of the Ranch.

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The future goal is to have housing on the Ranch and expand programming.  This Saturday you can help support the Ranch with their Fall Fundraiser at the Fort Saskatchewan Legion.

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It's advance tickets only and they're still available. 

Music for the soul - Servantes coming to Shell Theatre

2014 10 21 servantesThis guitar virtuoso will be bringing the Shell Theatre to life on Saturday.


Brace yourself for a journey like no other with Servantes.

Patrice Servant will fill your your ears and your mind with incredible music that spans numerous styles and influences like flamenco, blues, Latin rock, world music, traditional québécois and jazz.

Servant is currently on a western Canadian Tour which will see him visit several places throughout the Canadian Rockies before ending his journey right here in Fort Saskatchewan at the Shell Theatre.

If you love inspirational, upbeat music and world renowned guitar mastery then you are in for a real treat when Servantes takes to the stage.

Date: Saturday, October 25th  Showtime: 7:30pm            Tickets: $32 Adults and $29 Seniors/Youth


Tickets available now from the Shell Theatre Box Office or through www.ticketpro.ca

Take a look at the video below and be mesmerized by Servantes.  





To find out more about this incredible artist visit  http://pservant.wix.com/servantesguit

Meet A Chief : Bryan Forslund

2014 10 21 bryan forslund profile



Welcome to Meet a Chief. A brand new feature that highlights your Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs Men's AAA Hockey Team.

It is only fitting that we start with one of the Chiefs longest serving members and Captain of the team...#4 Bryan Forslund.


Name: Bryan Forslund

Wears #4  Position: Center

Hometown: Sherwood Park

Previous Hockey Teams/Experience: Oklahoma City Blazers (WSHL - Western States Hockey League)

Previous Hockey Trophies or Accomplishments: 2006 Allan Cup

Favorite Movie or Book: The Bourne Identity (movie)

Favorite Pastime: All sports

Favorite Music/Band: Country

Favorite Food: Japanese

Stats from 2013-14 Season: GP-21 G-5 A-9 Points-14


Support your Chiefs and watch exciting hockey action. The next home game is scheduled for Sunday, October 26th at 2:45pm from the Jubilee Recreation Centre. Keep an eye out for #4.

www.chiefshockey.ca

VIDEO: Olivia Rose returned to Mix 107

2014 10 17 olivia roseOlivia Rose is a wondeful young girl with a bright future ahead. Photo by Tony Stacey


From make-up to mud in the blink of an eye.

Yes, this lovely young girl from Elk Point, Alberta likes to wear cowboy boots and isn't afraid to get them dirty.

Olivia Rose Leaf is a talented up and coming country artist that has had the pleasure of being featured on the Mix 107 Drive Show and just completed another intermission stage performance for Emerson Drive at the Shell Theatre. Last fall she was chosen as the intermission artist for George Canyon and was even invited to join him on stage.

Olivia keeps herself busy with school and music and you will find her at various places around the Edmonton Area busking to promote her music. She's also been spending time in the studio recording  music including a radio version of "Make-up to Mud" which should hit airwaves in the near future, been modeling for her photo shoot and hopes to have a website running down the road too.

At 15 years of age she already has a wealth of experience under her belt but continues to work hard to improve on all aspects of her music. Like that of a great painter, Olivia has all the tools to make a masterpiece, she just has to keep adding those layers of experience to it.

You can find out more about Olivia Rose Leaf by following her on Twitter @oliviarosemusic

Here is "Make-up to Mud" by Olivia Rose and performed live on the Mix 107 Drive Show on October 17th, 2014.








2014 10 17 olivia rose closeupOlivia is not camera shy and is really photogenic. Photo by Tony Stacey



2014 10 17 olivia rose intermissionOlivia Rose loves to belt out tunes where ever she might roam. Photo by Tony Stacey

VIDEO & GALLERY :What a ride with Emerson Drive

2014 10 20 emersondriveEmerson Drive thrilled a packed house at the Shell Theatre on Friday, October 17th. Photo by Tony Stacey

Oh, what a ride!

Emerson Drive rolled into Fort Saskatchewan's Shell Theatre on Friday, October 17th and provided a real treat prior to Halloween.

Before the main act hit the stage fans were delighted by the music of local talent Olivia Rose on the Intermission Stage and then opening act for the evening, Madison Kozak who sang songs from her new self titled EP and a few covers. At 17 years of age she is wise beyond her years and brings charm and grace to the stage. Once she finished her set she talked with Mix about opening for Emerson Drive and playing in Fort Sask.

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She then game some advice for young musicians trying to break into the business.

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Once the intermission concluded and fans had a chance to catch their collective breath Emerson Drive took to the stage. The  incredible Canadian Country Music Award winning band knocked the doors off the venue and delighted fans with their high tempo country music and busted out the hits for a good 90 minutes.

They played pretty much all the popular tunes like "I Should Be Sleeping", "Moments", "Fall Into Me", "She's My Kind of Crazy" and more.

After the show Brad, Dannick, Dale and Mike came out to sign autographs and greet the fans. The guys were super nice before and after the show and gave us their thoughts on coming here to play the Shell Theatre.

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There were plenty of hardcore Emerson Drive fans in attendance but also more than a fair share of new ones too. Fans I approached following the show were delighted with the performance.

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Here is a gallery of photo's from the show at the Shell Theatre.




Check out some video footage below.




For more info about Emerson Drive visit their website at www.emersondrive.com

For more info about Madison Kozak visit her website at www.madisonkozak.com

And you can keep in touch and find out more about Oliva Rose by following her on Twitter @oliviarosemusic

VIDEO: Tour of Deadwood 2014

2014 10 20 deadwoodThe Entrance to Deadwood 2014. Photo By Andrew Nakonechny


Friday night was a frightful night at Deadwood 2014, Year of the Massacre.

Tammy Lautner challenged me to go through the haunted tour with her and I accepted not knowing what I got myself into.

Well done to the team of Deadwood.......I got scared.

Here's video of our experience, the lighting isn't great but you'll get a good laugh from what you hear.



Rachel and Rebecca joined us on the tour and they gave their thoughts after we made it through.

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Money raised from the event supports the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library.

VIDEO: Fort Elementary School Report

2014 10 17 fortelemFort Elementary Student Reporters. Photo By Andrew Nakonechny

Friday we had our school reporters in from Fort Elementary School.  A lot on their calendar from in school activites to supporting at great Fundraiser.



Incredible! 2014 FSCC Business Awards Gala

2014 10 15 leslie awardLisa Makin presents an incredible lady, super volunteer, and Fort Sask ambassador Lesley MacMillan with the Meritorious Service Award for years of hard work and dedication to the community and organizations in it. Photo by Tony Stacey


A night to remember.

The 30th Annual Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala was a special evening and celebration recognizing some of Fort Sasktchewan and area's most successful businesses and the people behind them.

It was a night filled with food, laughter and even a few tears. Many of the award winners were very humble in their acceptance speeches filled with true sincerity and a sense of pride bursting through the tears and encouraging words.

The food was plentiful and delicious (big thanks to Apulia Catering for such a wonderful job). Comedian John Ljunberg was hillarious as he worked the crowd with stories and jokes ranging from nose hair trimmers to embarrassing trips to the doctor.

MC Andrew Nakonechny did a fabulous job of garnering attention from the room and kept the show rolling along smoothly as each category nominee was announced and winners coming up to accept their awards.

Here is the list of winners from the 30th Annual Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala.



New Business of the Year - The Downtown Diner

Franchise of the Year - Second Cup

Home Based Business - The Original Basket Boutique

Entrepreneurial Spirit - Bruce Payton of AUA

Enviromental Stewardship - Mantra Salon and Spa

Customer Service - Mantra Salon and Spa

Employer of Choice - Shoppers Drug Mart

Small Business of the Year - Fort Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Clinic

Medium Business of the Year - Jiffy Lube

Large Business of the Year - Agrium



This years recipient of the Ken Hodgins Meritorious Service Award went to one of Fort Saskatchewan's most well respected citizens and super volunteer Lesley MacMillan. It truly was a remarkable and unforgettable evening that had a little of everything.

Huge congratulations to all the nominees and to the award winners. Keep on doing what you do, you make Fort Saskatchewan a wonderful place to live, work and play. Hope to see you at next years show.

Here is a small video clip of the pre-show entertainment and singing of O'Canada by Gwynne McMaster and Natalie Smadis from Gott the Gift Vocal Studio.



Just a small sample of photographers from the gala.



The above photo's were taken by  Tony Stacey


More photo's and details of the event will be posted soon by Alison Smith.

James Mowat School Report

2013 11 21 jamesmowat

School Report day!  Andie gave the run through of what's happening at James Mowat Elementary school.

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Friday we'll have students from Fort Elementary school with their school report at 8:10am.

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