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CITY LIGHT NEWS
Vol. 23 Number 6 Celebrating over 22 years of publishing in Western Canada June 2010
Alcoholic dad finds
way back to family
by Doris Fleck more. Campbell soon recognized he was
At one time, Brian Campbell’s wife becoming like his own father, so he left his
would brag about him to her friends, telling family to spare them the pain of seeing him
them what a great father he was. the way he had seen his dad.
“If the kids were out playing on the “My family was very upset with me,”
street, I was out there with them,” said the Campbell related. “It was really, really hard
father of two. “I was very involved in my because I missed my kids and my wife.”
children’s lives.” Then his wife asked for a legal separa-
But that was before alcohol addiction tion. Campbell was stunned.
took over his life. “I was in a fog and didn’t think it would
Growing up in Innisfail, Campbell had go any further than that,” he said. “But
watched his alcoholic father wreck the ﬁnally it went to divorce.”
relationship he had with his family. Campbell had hit rock bottom. With-
“I vowed and I said this to my wife, out work and homeless, he still wanted to
I would never be like that,” Campbell maintain a relationship with his two chil-
admitted. dren, so he lived in his car near their house.
Though Campbell thought he could In February, 2009 it was bitterly cold,
control his alcohol addiction, soon it and Campbell mistakenly slept with his
controlled him. He ended up homeless, steel-toed boots on. When he woke up he
without his family, physically and emotion- couldn’t feel his feet. He went to a walk-in
ally spent. That’s when the Calgary Dream clinic believing he had frostbite but they
Centre (CDC) came to the rescue. told him to go home, take some Tylenol
A recovery and treatment facility, the and put his feet up.
CDC helps men conquer their addictions He decided to go to the Southland
and enables them to successfully transi- Leisure Centre to soak his cold, painful
tion off the streets to become productive feet but passed out when he was walking
members of society. up the steps from the hot pool. An ambu-
For Campbell, it rehabilitated his life lance took him to the Rockyview General
and restored relationship with his family. Hospital where his toes began changing
Campbell had tried a few treatment color and then broke into open wounds.
programs before the CDC, but they were After three and a half months in the
short-term and did nothing to help him hospital, the doctors were able to save all
deal with the on-going stresses at work. but his two big toes. Father of two, Brian Campbell, plays guitar at the Calgary Dream Centre where
At the time, his answer was to just drink See “DAD” Page 6 he was valedictorian of their most recent graduating class. — photo by Peter Fleck
Celebrate Father’s Day by going for a run
by Joy Syratt If you have 15 male family members like uncles, cousins, thing from boxers to blue wigs. The Canada Safeway
Prostate cancer is the highest cancer threat to men in or in-laws, two of them may be affected by the disease. Foundation also pledges $100,000 each year.
Canada. One in every six Canadian men will be affected by Because of these staggering statistics, Prostate Cancer “We want to demonstrate the terriﬁc spirit of Safeway
prostate cancer. A seemingly small number, but consider Canada created the annual Safeway Father’s Day Walk/ employees and our company’s collective commitment to
your group of friends. If you have 100 male friends, 16 of Run for Prostate Cancer. Funds raised support cutting ending prostate cancer,” said Chuck Mulvenna, Chief Op-
them will possibly develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. edge research into the causes, detection, prevention and erating Ofﬁcer of Canada Safeway Limited. Mulvenna has
treatment of the disease. been training and plans to run the entire ﬁve kilometers
On the morning of with family this year.
June 20, family members, The Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run takes place across
co-workers, neighbors and Western Canada, including Victoria, Vancouver, Kam-
friends will gather at Eau loops, Edmonton, Calgary and Regina. More information
Claire Market in Calgary can be found at www.fathersdayrun.ca.
and Laurier Park in Ed-
monton. Their mission
is to tie up their running • Tim Callaway .................. Page 4
shoes and walk or run ﬁve • Brian Rushfeldt ............... Page 5
kilometers to support their
• Cindy Stephen ................ Page 8
fathers and grandfathers.
Canada Safeway is the • Phil Callaway .................. Page 10
title sponsor of the event. • Calendar of Events ......... Page 15
Safeway stores create teams
www.calgarychristian.com and show up wearing any- • Classiﬁeds ...................... Page 16 1
CITY LIGHT NEWS, JUNE 2010 —
Grandson of PBI’s founder Ambrose University appoints
appointed president new Dean of Theology
Three Hills, AB – During Prairie Bible Institute’s gradua- recently as Chair. The grandson of Prairie’s co-founder
tion service held April 24, 2010, Bruce Miller, Chairman L.E. Maxwell, he has been serving as Interim President Calgary, AB – Ambrose President, Howard Wilson,
of Prairie’s Board of Directors, announced that Mark since February. The appointment follows two months has appointed Dr. Arch Wong as Dean of the Faculty
Maxwell has been appointed as the ninth President of of growing endorsement around the campus and com- of Theology. Dr. Wong’s main responsibilities will be
Prairie Bible Institute. The response to this decision was munity as Maxwell has spent signiﬁcant time providing to oversee faculty and curriculum, and to implement
overwhelmingly afﬁrmed as the 1,800 staff, faculty, stu- clarity and focus on the school’s faith foundation as a the academic plans for the undergraduate theology
dents and guests spontaneously erupted with a standing Christ-centred, Bible-based, discipleship-oriented college programs and the seminary.
ovation. preparing students for lifelong learning and service in After more than 10 years at Ambrose, one of the
Mark is an alumnus of Prairie and has been involved ministry and missions. reasons Dr. Wong decided to accept the Dean’s role
with business and missions for his entire career. He has “Soon after I arrived,” said Maxwell as he acknowl- is because of the institution’s continual commitment
served on Prairie’s Board for the past 15 years, most edged the appointment, “we found a document hand- to undergraduate ministry preparation and graduate
written by my grandfather that conﬁrmed in my heart the theological education. His desire is to see the Faculty
direction for Prairie. It identiﬁed Prairie’s historic purpose of Theology continue to build strong community
penned in 1923: ‘To know Christ and make Him known.’ among professors and students inside and outside of
How do you improve on that?” the classroom, so that learning and spiritual formation
As Bruce Miller called Mark’s wife Elaine and daughter occur. Furthermore, he wants to ﬁnd ways to make
Jocelyn to the stage, he stated that “this is a two-for-one theological education accessible to all.
deal.” Not only has Elaine encouraged Mark to pursue In addition to his new Dean’s role, Dr. Wong con-
the leadership role here, but she is a gifted teacher and tinues to serve as Professor of Practical Theology.
leader in her own right, someone who will have a positive You can contact: Dr. Arch Wong, Dean, Faculty of
impact on the Prairie community. Theology by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When asked about his immediate goals, he responded,
“This is not about me. It’s about honoring the great tradi-
tion of a school that has for 88 years brought God’s Word
to life around the world. At this point we need to focus
time, attention, and resources on revitalizing our campus
and rebuilding our Bible College program. We want to ﬁll
our dorms and classrooms by offering programs that will
challenge and provide a foundation for life-long learning.
Our constituency and churches can be a real help to us in
communicating our renewed emphasis on Bible training.”
For more information, contact: Prairie Bible Institute
Prairie’s new president, Mark Maxwell. President’s Ofﬁce, Box 4000, Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
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community, seems to be pen-
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Hall, whose group has won
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online at www.corpsbara.com 946-1711, for a list of printed audiences at an increasing greater interest in Christian
or call 403-660-8093. or online catalogues. The music is because “everyone
Volunteers Alberta. “I’m on Cloud 9 right
now,” she said. The experi- staff at the Calgary store has
rate. “From rap to pop, hip hop
to rock, soul to Southern gos- is searching for hope. Ev-
needed – The Servants ence has her convinced, “I’m
in the right profession.” As
Calgary’s been blessed to be part of the
ministry of making Scriptures
pel, contemporary Christian
music encompasses every
eryone is wanting answers,
especially now... so much
Anonymous Society (SAS)
Zone 6’s Edwin Parr win-
ner, Kelly has been invited Canadian Bible available to the Calgary area. It
is with heavy hearts they say
musical style and is eking
its way into the mainstream,
uncertainty right now.” The
article muses over some of
of Calgary is looking for 100
volunteers to help with a
to attend the ASBA awards
ceremony Nov. 21, 2010 in Society store goodbye. Thank you for your
loyalty to this local ministry
and vice versa,” stated Green.
According to the report, when
the other possible reasons for
the attraction toward Chris-
third-party fundraiser, Gallery
Calorie, on the evening of June
Edmonton. For more informa-
tion, Kelly Bouwman can be closes and we pray God continue to
bless each of you in your ef-
mainstream music sales re-
corded losses, Christian mu-
tian music… many American
Idol contestants (some of
11 for setup and on June 12 for reached at Calgary Christian’s Calgary, AB – The Canadian forts for the Kingdom. sic sales as a percentage of them winners) have been
the main event. Please contact elementary campus at 403- Bible Society permanently all music receipts rose to 7.2 believers and even worship
Shelley Morabito directly at 242-2896. closed the south Alberta store percent last year from 6.8 leaders, such as Kris Allen,
Shelley@morabito.ca or 403-
614-3762, if you would like to
effective May 31, 2010. For Christian music percent in 2008. Frontman AI’s latest winner.
assist SAS with this exciting
fundraiser by volunteering.
Corps Bara many years it has been a
privilege to provide qual- beginning to †he
ity Bibles and Christian re-
For more information about
the event, please visit www.
sources throughout southern
Alberta through the ministry
are available for this event at
unplugged of Calgary’s local store. The
Canadian Bible Society will
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SAS or on the website. Calgar y, AB – Unique in
Canada, Corps Bara Youth
be streamlining its operations
across Canada to continue the more Decks, Fences Built & Repaired
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BCN News – A recent
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Our Purpose is to Serve
to Edwin Parr
young dancers to explore their national office will be launch- Green, observed that music 403-560-2980
Christian faith through dance. ing a new website in August – with many differing styles
A supportive environment of
Calgary, AB – A kindergarten
sound technical and artistic
training is partnered with a
teacher at Calgary Christian spiritual focus to develop the
School is this year’s recipient whole dancer. Through pro-
of the Zone 6 Alberta School fessional mentoring, young
Boards Association Edwin dancers have the opportunity
Parr Teacher Award, recogniz- to work with a wide variety
ing an outstanding first-year of seasoned choreographers
teacher. Kelly Bouwman was with the goal of creating cul-
in the running with nine other turally relatable nice produc-
new teachers from the other tions for audiences of all ages.
school divisions in Zone 6, Unplugged runs on Saturday,
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That reminds me Through a Glass, Darkly
of a story... by Tim Callaway
by Peter McManus “President Coolidge came down in a railroad train; Petroleum’s estimate that the clean-up in the Gulf is going
As a dad, I often wonder, as I’m sure most dads do, With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand; to cost at least $10 billion. That’s a virtually incompre-
what makes for a good father? Do “I have the goods” to The President say, “Little fat man, isn’t it a shame what hensible sum for most of us. And that claim was early in
be the dad seen on television’s allusion of what a normal the river has done, To these poor crackers’ land?” the response when BP was conﬁdent they could quickly
family life should be like? Louisiana, Louisiana, They’re tryin’ to wash us away; staunch the leak, an aspiration that remained unfulﬁlled
I remember being in the Philippines where I was with a They’re tryin’ to wash us away” weeks after the initial explosion.
few other pastors conducting services in an open-air tent — Randy Newman in Louisiana 1927 If the Exxon Valdez disaster of March 1989 proved
in the middle of a ﬁeld. There was no electricity except As our youngest son packs up for a move to Baton one thing, it was that a collective bashing of Big Oil is
what was provided by the generator used to power the Rouge this summer, I’ve found myself following closely meaningless apart from a simultaneous personal decision
lighting and the sound for the band. It took me back to the news of the horriﬁc underwater oil leak off the to reduce one’s own dependency on the industry. In other
what I envisioned what the early revival tent meetings coast of the Bayou State. As if the ﬂoods of ’27 and the words, there is little value in patting ourselves on the back
must have looked like in the early part of the 1900’s. Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005 didn’t wreak enough for not having purchased an Exxon/Esso product since
But what I remember the most was one of the best havoc on the embattled people of that resilient region, the mess off Alaska took place, if we’ve done zilch to
sermons I’ve ever heard. It was aimed at the Filipino men. now they’ve got to worry about rude crude up the yin- reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.
I’m sure they have the same questions about what it takes yang for who knows how long! Here then are a few simple suggestions to help point
to be a good dad too. I, for one, am not content with a trite “isn’t that too us toward devising a personal response to both the active
The preacher used an illustration of when Hallmark, bad” as my sole response to such catastrophes. I ﬁrmly and latent disasters associated with our insatiable thirst
the card company, decided to do a project for Mother’s believe that a proper Christian social conscience requires for hydrocarbons.
Day and donate free Mother’s Day cards to any prisoner far more than that. “Isn’t that too bad” is an appropriate 1. Observe a regular Sabbath from consumption of fossil
who wanted to send his mom a card. Once the results response for something truly meaningless, such as the fuels. “Impossible!” you retort? Not so. Learn to embrace
were tallied, Hallmark executives realized they hit a nerve Flames not making the playoffs. such petty inconveniences as walking or cycling to the
by the amazing overwhelming response they had by the Truth be told, I’m not entirely sure what a genuine neighborhood grocery store instead of driving there for
male prisoners. Christian social conscience looks like in the face of such that mid-week jug of milk. Try establishing a personal
It was so successful, they decided to continue the same colossal environmental disarray. But I’m willing to make drive-free day at least once a week. Go out of your way
offer for Father’s Day. They contacted all the prisons in a few suggestions. to ﬁnd ways to car-pool to work downtown or to church.
the States and they were confounded when they got the In so doing, I am well aware that many CLN readers 2. Make a sizable donation to the World Wildlife Founda-
resulting tally, especially in light of the fact that Father’s derive their livelihoods either directly or indirectly from tion or any group attempting to rescue and protect fragile
Day is the fourth largest holiday for card sending. Hardly the hydrocarbons industry. Hence, one is well advised to eco-systems and wildlife preserves. If God is concerned
any men took up the free offer to send his dad a card.
demonstrate tact regarding any criticisms leveled at Big enough to note when a sparrow falls, presumably He is
When the preacher was closing, he asked for a response
Oil. Nonetheless, at a minimum, it should go without also troubled when hundreds of ducks perish in a tail-
from the audience if they could identify with what he was
saying that the eco-disaster currently unfolding in the ings pond.
saying. Not only did every hand go up, but everyone, and
Gulf of Mexico demands serious reﬂection and response 3. Use the internet to identify and support small busi-
I mean everyone got to their feet and went forward to
from anyone purporting to have a meaningful relationship nesses negatively impacted by eco-disasters. Hey, some
the stage where they got on their knees and were sobbing
with the Creator. day yours might be one.
like little babies. The pastor had struck a nerve. Each one
This is our Father’s world, we sing. And we’ve just
had issues with their dad.
screwed it up big time, let us note. Again! Witness British Tim values your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m sure the reasons varied as much as there were men
there that day. But whatever the reason, there’s a place in
each man’s life to have a relationship with his father. For
some, that means forgiveness, others may simply need to LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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I remember being at my dad’s bed-side, just before he died.
Coming from that generation of men who found it hard Dear Editor, your local church – is a safe place to ﬁnd support, en-
to say words of encouragement or anything on a personal couragement, a listening ear? Where does one go without
level, it was difﬁcult for me to reciprocate the same way. RE: The church is failing to face the reality of same being condemned?
But I did. Just moments before I knew it would be too gender attraction The church should be the ﬁrst place of refuge, the
late, I managed to tell my dad I loved him. Homosexuality is as present within our local churches ﬁrst place that people ought to be able to turn for ‘safe’
That’s why now, I try and tell my son that I love him as it is within the secular world. Ron Sider, in The Scandal discussions and dialogue. Unfortunately, the church seems
every day. of the Evangelical Conscience (2005), points out that national to be the last place one would want to go for that kind of
Happy Father’s Day! poll after national poll by highly respected pollsters such support. The church, more often than not, is more bent
as Gallup and George Barna conclude that there is pre- on condemnation than showing love.
cious little difference between church statistics and those It is time to turn stigma into support. It is time for
found in the secular community. churches to declare themselves as safe havens for those
How prevalent is homosexuality within Canada? Na- struggling with same gender attraction. That happens
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by Brian Rushfeldt,
Modern day persecution of local church
Canada Family Action Coalition
Calgary, AB – As you may or may not know, Street Church ing shut down, has won victory after victory in the courts On April 19 the Ontario Liberal government announced
Ministries has been ministering on the streets of Calgary defending our rights as Christians to preach, protest, and plans to implement new Health and Physical Education
for several years, preaching the gospel and bringing hope care for the less fortunate, publicly, and through those vic- curriculum for grades one to eight, which included major
and love to the brokenhearted. Over the years, the ministry tories having unconstitutional laws struck down. changes to sex education (and other provinces are moving
has been through a lot. Here is a brief summary, and it’s For years, the ministry members were shunned by the in the same direction).
a mouthful; they have received over eighty summons and churches, being labelled as law breakers and trouble makers Most parents were appalled by the graphic descriptions
tickets, with ofﬁcers storming church services, court appear- by everyday Christians that believed the media rather than in the curriculum. City Light News is a family paper, so I will
ances with lead pastor, Artur Pawlowski, standing before a calling the ministry directly and asking sincere questions not include most of the terminology in the new curriculum.
judge over thirty-ﬁve times, receiving warrants for his arrest without prejudice. The cries for help and support from the This sex ed would start in grade one, and by third grade
ﬁve different times (each time turning himself in), being ministry to the broader community of Christ went more children would learn about multiple genders and high-risk
arrested twice while preaching publicly, receiving personal or less unheard. The ministry was trying to tell people that unnatural sex behaviors.
visits from authorities to his home, conﬁscation of Bibles unjust acts were being committed against them, that the In today’s sexualized world via videos, movies, internet,
and Christian DVDs during church services, physical at- police and bylaw ofﬁcers were overstepping their author- billboards and magazine advertising, we all know that six
tacks of ofﬁcers on volunteers, intimidation tactics (with ity and that there was an agenda being forwarded with a year olds have seen a lot more about sex than people of my
photographs taken of volunteers and their vehicles and goal to shut down the public preaching of the gospel of generation (baby boomers). But do six year olds need to be
taught about sex in public classrooms? Do third graders need
license plates). Wow, they truly have endured trial after trial. Jesus Christ.
graphic explanations about sex behaviors that are unnatural
At times, from an outside observer’s perspective, it Recently, I spoke with Pawlowski to see how much sup-
and high risk for disease, not to mention immoral according
looked crazy because, quite frankly, it was. Who would ex- port the churches were giving now that the ministry had
to many parents’ values?
pect this kind of reaction from the city toward a Christian been vindicated by the courts. Artur indicated that, still to
Perhaps the most appalling thing about this new curricu-
ministry? Nevertheless, despite the city’s attempts to shut this day, there is very little support from the churches. I
lum is that it contains many lies. For example, the curriculum
them down, Street Church has been vocal and steadfast found this shocking considering the ministry has incurred
tells teachers to tell students that abstinence can be deﬁned
for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through it all, God has hundreds of thousands of dollars in defending the rights
in several ways. Wrong. Teachers, see the dictionary for the
elevated them, to the point where this church is likely the of all Canadians against unconstitutional laws and abuse only real deﬁnition. Then there is the six gender lie. Teachers
only church in the world that preaches outside their city’s of power on the part of Calgary ofﬁcers. As the Apostle tell children there are six genders, again false information
municipal building four times a week while providing meals Paul stated, “in Christ we who are many form one body, with absolutely no factual basis in science, reason or reality
and necessities of life to all who come. and each member belongs to all the others.” I ask the ques- (and a violation of the beliefs of all major religions.) Based
It’s also amazing to see that the ministry, rather than be- tion of all who do not stand with this ministry “Why not?” on that false gender theory the curriculum goes on to tell
children they can be a different gender on the outside than
Hanky panky at Christian Research Institute they are on the inside. What kind of irresponsible “teaching”
is this? All pre-pubescent children are emotionally connected
by Don McAreavy fully gutted the orga-
to friends of the same sex (think Anne of Green Gables
Hard Questions for the Bible Answer Man by Jay Howard is nization of over 100
and her bosom friend Diana). Imagine how this type of
not a happy read in front of a cozy ﬁre on a cold winter’s dedicated staff and
information will confuse developing children, and perhaps
night. For those Bible Answer Man listeners and support- the cream of talent- lead them on a self-destructive path?
ers who believe that Hank Hanegraaff walks on water and ed researchers. After Allow me two more examples. Every informed person
revere him as the chosen oracle for this last dispensation, reading copious heart knows condoms are not totally safe barriers. Pregnancies still
this is a sobering reminder that money corrupts and that wrenching testimo- occur and some viruses penetrate condoms. The curriculum
all men have feet of clay. nials of broken and only makes a vague reference that some behaviors may be
The book reveals Hanegraaff ’s suspect, hostile, and dismayed individuals unsafe. And what the curriculum calls “anal sex” (the diction-
conniving takeover of the Christian Research Institute who lives were poured ary and Bible deﬁnition is “sodomy”), is criminal behavior
(CRI) immediately following the sudden death of its into this epic ministry for anyone doing that to another human being unless the
beloved founder Walter Martin. one is left wondering persons are married or are consenting and age 18 or older
Since becoming dictator Hanegraaff has treated CRI – how could this all (section 159 of the criminal code). The curriculum fails to
like his own giant piñata and through his Machiavellian happen? mention this fact.
methods of bullying, ﬁrings and lawsuits has success- The book begins to Of course we know that some young children do ex-
answer this question periment with sex, but failing to provide full disclosure of
by discussing Hanegraaff ’s paranoia quest for power and
LETTERS TO THE recognition, and thirst for wealth. His desire to be ﬁlthy
information such as the dangers, legalities and facts is legally
negligent on the part of public education.
EDITOR rich is a real embarrassment. The book documents Hane-
graaff ’s public deception about the value of his $750,000
After Canada Family Action became aware of the cur-
riculum April 19, we, along with two other organizations,
...cont’d from Page 4 dollar house, his using CRI funds for new ﬂooring while sent out a news release calling on the government to stop
alive in Canada and there is growing evidence the pro-life pulling in over $300,000 dollars a year, his duplicity in corrupting children (stopcorruptingchildren.ca). All major
movement is gaining momentum. plagiarism, and a new low – dumpster digging a few media covered the story and parents were enraged. For three
Canada’s largest ever March for Life last week had misplaced envelopes to create a fake desperate situation days Premier McGuinty defended what he called “respon-
twelve thousand plus people on Parliament Hill, with to justify yet another appeal for more funds. sible education.” On the fourth day the premier suddenly
standing room only at many of the events. And they Howard laments CRI’s mission to evangelize the lost announced the sex content would be indeﬁnitely shelved.
were in good spirits with the recent defeat of legislation in the cults and occult has been replaced by this “Elmer He made the right decision but parents still beware.
in Parliament to legalize euthnasia and the vote to exclude Gantry wannabe who lives to line his own pocket at the Now sex “experts“ and activists are decrying the Premier’s
expense of little people who can scarcely afford it.” The decision and say it will be taught anyway. Their disregard for
abortion in the G8 maternal health initiative.
CRI vision of ministry has been reduced to a clearing children’s safety and parent’s rights is disgusting and immoral.
There can be little doubt that the abortion debate will
house for books and CD’s because “Hanegraaff ’s deci- Parents must take responsibility to teach about sex be-
be very much a part of the next federal election campaign.
sion making ability is driven by the considerations of: haviors at home. Your children’s safety and future depends
It is simply unacceptable that an otherwise intelligent
what’s in it for Hank Hanegraaff and will this enlarge on you providing factual information reﬂecting your moral
country like Canada, while progressive on many human
his power base?” values.
rights issues, still allows unrestricted abortion where a
This is a book not to be left on the shelf after reading See a good resource at www.focusonthefamily.com/par-
fetus can be aborted right up to the day of birth when enting/sexuality/teaching_children_healthy_sexuality.aspx
countries like Britain, Spain and the Netherlands at least but to be passed around to wake up the community that
continues to view Hank Hanegraaff through rose tinted Albertans – keep alert, check your children’s curriculum,
exercise a minimum of restraint in prohibiting abortion some of the inappropriate information is already being
after 20 weeks. glasses. This is also a topic of discussion that needs to
be presented to Hank during his radio program. He must provided to your children.
This ﬁght is not unlike the battle to abolish slavery led Honest sex education must start at home by YOUR
by William Wilberforce in the British Empire in the early be held accountable.
modeling of good behavior.
1800’s and is a spiritual and moral battle for the right to
life and the defence of the unborn and a growing number Hard Questions for the Bible Answer Man
have the courage to wage the war. ISBN 978-0-615-31167-8 can be purchased by visiting www.focu-
Gerald Hall sonthefaulty.com. Copies go for $16 plus $2 shipping and handling
Parksville, B.C. firstname.lastname@example.org USD. Some copies available from www.Amazon.com for $10.88.
www.calgarychristian.com CITY LIGHT NEWS, JUNE 2010 — 5
U of C finds pro-life students guilty
Calgary, AB – The University of Calgary has notiﬁed eight our rights to free speech just because they’re threaten- the Charter, but in 2008 the University reversed its policy
members of the Campus Pro-Life (CPL) student group ing us. I’d rather be expelled as a principled person than without explanation.
that they have been found guilty of a major violation graduate a coward.” “This recent hearing and result is just another step
under the Non-Academic Misconduct Policy regarding Last month, after having set up a pro-life in a long history of intimidation and censorship
a pro-life display held last month. The verdict comes one e
display on campus for the ninth time since and
a if they think we’ll step down as the result
week after the students each attended individual, closed- 2006, members of the group were noti- of it then they’re sorely mistaken,” stated
door hearings with an Associate Vice-Provost during ﬁed that they were being charged with ith Cameron Wilson, CPL Vice-President
which legal representatives were disallowed. a ‘Major Violation’ under Section 4.10 0 (External).
The verdict is “a formal written warning” that if the stu- of the University of Calgary’s Non- The group’s pro-life display, called
dents “fail to comply with directives of Campus Security Academic Misconduct Policy for the Genocide Awareness Project, has
staff in the future” it will “result in more severe sanctions,” “failure to comply with a Campus been held on the University of Calgary
said Acting Associate Vice-Provost Meghan Houghton, Security ofﬁcer or University of- grounds without incident nine times
who was the sole decision-maker in the guilty verdict. ﬁcial in legitimate pursuit of his/ since 2006. The display compares
“We are going to challenge this verdict,” stated Alanna her duties” when asked to turn their abortion to past historical atrocities,
Campbell, CPL President. “We did not break a single signs inward or leave campus. such as the Rwandan genocide and
University bylaw or regulation and so we will defend In Houghton’s decision, she the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. In
ourselves accordingly. We will also not cease exercising referenced the university’s demand 2009, the University charged six stu-
that the students failed to comply y dents with trespassing in relation to the
Dad finds life in Jesus with: “Signs that welcomed viewers ers
and signs that identiﬁed your group as an
anti-abortion display could remain outward
display, but the Crown Prosecutor stayed
these charges prior to a trial scheduled for
November of 2009. Since then, members
...cont’d from Page 1 facing but signs with the actual content of your of Campus Pro-Life have been threatened with
“I consider myself fortunate that I can still walk,” display… must face away from walkways…or any other Non-Academic Misconduct upon each display, but only
Campbell said. areas in which persons on campus would have little choice now has the University carried out its threats, beginning
As soon as he was released from the hospital, Campbell but to look at your display.” with this formal warning.
entered the Dream Centre and started working through “That’s blatant content-based discrimination,” said “We’ve been informed that there are a lot of pos-
their three-month recovery program. Peter Csillag, CPL Vice-President (Internal). “Why weren’t sible punishments involved, ranging from warnings to
Named valedictorian of his graduating class, Campbell abortion advocates, or Falun Gong supporters, forced expulsion,” stated Cristina Perri, CPL Secretary. “There’s
said the love and support he received from the counsel- to place their messages inwards when they protested on nothing they can do to us individually that compares to
ors and staff at the CDC helped him maintain sobriety. campus? You can’t have debate if everyone is pointed in- what hundreds of unborn children encounter each day
Though he had always believed in God, Campbell was wards on themselves. As far as I’m concerned, this verdict in our country.”
introduced to Jesus Christ at the CDC and said that be- against us pro-lifers is not legitimate, and it reveals U of For further information, contact Club President Alanna
coming a Christian has been a transforming experience. C to be an institute of censorship and double standards Campbell at 403-690-5217, Vice-President (Internal)
Now he and his wife are good friends again and she sup- – not of higher learning.” Peter Csillag at 403-465-1777, Vice-President (External)
ports the CDC’s work in his life. In 2006 and 2007, during the ﬁrst four displays of the Cameron Wilson at 403-668-9624, Secretary Cristina Perri
“I still love that lady,” Campbell said, “and we’re making Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on campus, the Uni- at 403-808-8142, or lawyer John Carpay of the Canadian
it the best we can for the kids.” versity defended the students’ right to expression under Constitution Foundation at 403-619-8014.
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www.calgarychristian.com CITY LIGHT NEWS, JUNE 2010 — 7
Cindy in the City with Cindy Stephen
What makes a strong neighborhood? by and accessible and when there’s positive, community might help,” said Heather
According to a Research Brief conducted by social economic development. White with City of Calgary
services agencies with the City of Calgary, a neighbor- In other words, when neighbors socialize with each Neighborhood Services.
hood is healthy when there’s strong social cohesion and other, are happy in their well-maintained homes, can White says that the City
inclusion when housing is accessible, affordable and of stroll through a nearby park or off-leash area, shopping is working with the FCC
good quality. and medical facilities are nearby and commercial areas to help spread the word
When the surrounding environment is natural and are open for business. about the survey through
of good quality. When programs and services are close How neighborhoods function and even how they community association newsletters.
look strongly affects the people who live there. When Let’s take this one step further and involve the hun-
neighbors know neighbors, when houses have broken dreds of churches in our city.
windows and fences or walls are covered with grafﬁti, it Church leadership works to build a strong community
has a cumulative effect and can impact all kinds of things, within the conﬁnes of the congregation, but are churches
including outcomes for children in general contributing to the strength of the local com-
Some neighborhoods already have a city-wide repu- munity? How is your church perceived in the neighbor-
tation for being run-down and riddled with crime and hood in which it’s located?
vandalism, but there are some weak and poverty-stricken Many churches are searching for ways to create more
areas in our city that are sight unseen. positive outcomes in neighborhoods and here’s a great
Therefore, in order to get a feel for how Calgarians view opportunity to take the ﬁrst step.
their neighborhoods, the Federation of Calgary Communi- The survey can be completed anonymously, or if you
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Churches were once the heart of Calgary neighbor-
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Email Cindy with your comments: email@example.com.
8 — CITY LIGHT NEWS, JUNE 2010 www.calgarychristian.com
Missions reports on recent short-term trips
Students experience eye-opening experience
by Cheryl Whipple bed as soon as we arrived at hugs. We couldn’t stay long,
Vice-Principal of Heri- the camp. Upon awakening, however, because we had
tage Christian Academy we ate breakfast then had to go up to the orphanage
This year’s mission’s trip an orientation of Campa- by the camp again to do our
to Costa Rica was an amaz- mento Roblealto. children’s program for the
ing eye-opening experience Afterwards, the music children there.
for everyone on Heritage people did a sound check, The kids here were even
Christian Academy’s mis- and then the team packed more attentive and respon-
sion’s team. up and hiked up the road sive, and willingly got up to
The newcomers weren’t to do our program for dance when the music was
all too sure what to expect, the farmers at an orphan- playing. It touched many of
but the experienced team age. Many of the people our hearts to see how these
members and chaperones we ministered to that day young children did not
were very helpful in pre- had never even heard the even have parents, and yet
paring the “new kids” for gospel, and although the they were so ﬁlled with joy
the trip. Everyone was very response was not huge, to be there. Over the next Heritage Christian Academy students who attended the school’s mission trip to
supportive and encourag- we could tell that some couple of days, we revisited Costa Rica over the March break. — photo courtesy Heritage Christian Academy
ing, which really helped us of the workers had been the school, a men’s rehab God with all they had, and would not live past the age works everywhere, in every
to have conﬁdence in going impacted. centre, and La Carpio, one their worship was so ﬁlled of 17, and even a large situation, and can bring the
to minister in a different Day 2 we had to get of the poorest slums in all with praise. percentage of the little best out of anything. This
country. The team took off up early in the morning of Costa Rica. Getting to work at La girls were being abused and trip has taught many of us
from the Calgary Airport at in order to have breakfast Getting a chance to min- Carpio was one of the most raped. It was amazing to to be selﬂess and willing to
9 am on March 23. After so that we could pack up ister to the men at the reha- eye-opening, and possibly, see children living in such reach out to those in need,
five hours of flying, we and head off to the local bilitation centre (ELIASIB) emotional parts of the trip. a place where they often ate no matter what the circum-
spent a seven-hour layover public school. The kids was very incredible. Even Here, we ministered at a only one meal a day, and stance. Each one of us has
at the Mexico City Airport, listened fairly well and paid though they have been centre made just for kids. gang wars occur frequently, a place in their heart for the
then ﬁnally arrived in San attention while we did our struggling and dealing with The directors informed yet they still welcomed us people of Costa Rica, and
Jose, Costa Rica around program, and afterwards incredibly hard situations us that many of the boys with heart-warming grins for the work that God is
1:30 the next morning, then several of them came up and barriers in their lives, would soon be involved in and open hearts. doing in their lives.
unpacked and headed for to thank us and give us we all saw that they loved drugs and gangs, and many We realized that God
In six days…
by Janice M. Flinn
The invitation – six days in beautiful Baja California,
Mexico with six very different but equally gifted servant-
leaders of the Lord!
The adventure began with a lightening fast six-hour
road trip from the San Diego Airport down the coastal
plain of the Baja Peninsula to the rich farmland of the
San Quintin Valley. The Foundation For His Ministry
(FFHM) has for the past 44 years ministered to hundreds
of thousands of the poor and needy, the least of these,
in this region. Now as guests of this multifaceted mercy
ministry, we would soon experience ﬁrst hand what life
as one of FFHM’s 150 long or short term missionaries
would be like. In our small group, the countries of Canada,
the US, Sweden, Zimbabwe and Northern Ireland all
represented and all one in Christ Jesus.
In 1966, the Lord called Chuck and Charla Pereau
to start this work. Faithful in the little things, their long
obedience in the same direction has seen this faith min-
istry expand and grow to one that today has spread from
Baja California to the states of Oaxaca, Michoacan and
now Sinaloa. Their model for ministry remains the same: One of over 200 orphans at the Foundation For His
preach the Gospel to the displaced indigenous people and Ministry in Baja California, Mexico.
make provision for their spiritual and physical needs. So Christian Adoption Services
visit our website: www.christianadoption.ab.ca
— photo by Steve Fillis
today, orphanages (housing nearly 200 children), a daycare missionaries as they left to launch a new mission base in
centre, a disabled children’s learning center, a Bible Insti-
tute, a medical centre, a commercially sized macadamia nut
Sinaloa, the drug capital of Mexico. Extremes of poverty
and wealth, human deprivation, violence and greed make
Building A Family
farm, a drug rehab center, a home for abused women and this a wide open ﬁeld for evangelism and the ﬁelds ever Through International
children, a print shop, a mechanical shop, an upholstery
shop, a sewing room, a church, a school and a university
white unto harvest.
The week sped by. The hospitality and graciousness of
students’ home constitute the layout component parts of those living at the Mission profoundly touched us. The Upcoming Course
each of FFHM’s four Missions. daily time of morning worship was something one has to dates:
Peter McManus, one of our six guests was coming from experience to comprehend; the mid-week commissioning
Alberta, Canada to train the Mission’s young printer on service for Hugo and Lizette where close to 800 were • June 5 - Calgary
the use of a new Heidelberg press that had been donated. gathered, some in rags and others much better attired, to • July 17 - Edmonton
After six days, his mission was a success. worship the King of Kings and dedicate these two to His • August 13 - Calgary
Steve Fillis, a very gifted photographic journalist from service in Sinaloa; the little children, like little 18-month
Zimbabwe (once an executive CNN photographer) had old Cristal and her 7 year old brother Israel brought to
offered his services to make a new documentary video the Mission by DIF (Mexican social services) after being
on this ever-expanding work. After six days, mission ac- abandoned by their parents. Little broken hearts that will email: firstname.lastname@example.org
complished. take the love of Jesus to help heal. Call 403-256-3224
Dr. John Lucas, Maranatha Evangelistic Association And before we knew it our six days were over and our 201B, 9705 Horton Road SW
(MEA), and President of FFHM’s International Council return journey had begun. Calgary, Alberta T2V 2X5
had come to take part in the commissioning of two FFHM We would never be the same. Gloria a Dios!
www.calgarychristian.com CITY LIGHT NEWS, JUNE 2010 — 9
Close to home
by Phil Callaway
During the height of the diamond rush in Africa, a I’m like the ﬁrst farmer. So often I neglect to investigate concerns to the living room and spend an hour on my
farmer was intrigued by the promise of great wealth. and polish what I already have. In my disappointment knees trying to leave them with God. Sometimes I pick
Only one thing stood in his way. His farm had to be sold with the way things are, in my quest to get ahead, I fail to them up again, but I’m learning to trust Him to take care
before he could set off in search of the precious stones recognize the wealth in my own backyard. And end up of my family just like He’s taking care of me.”
that would make him a wealthy man. At last the deal was walking over untold riches every day. Today Andrew is doing all he can to reconcile with
done and he was free. While speaking in a his wife and children, but
The search was long and painful. Trekking across des- farming community re- he knows the road ahead
erts, blazing trails through jungles and mountain passes, cently, I met Andrew. is steep. “I thought I was
he searched for the elusive diamonds. But none could be A successful insurance giving them everything they
found. Finally, penniless, sick, and utterly depressed, he and investment consul- needed,” he says. “I guess
threw himself into a raging river. tant, he spent the last t w they really needed was
Back home, the man who had bought the farm was twenty years of his life me.”
planting a crop and came across a odd-looking stone searching for diamonds. When I told Andrew
which he placed on his mantle. Eighteen months ago, he about my book called Mak-
One night a visitor saw the stone, examined it and said, made his way back home. ing Life Rich Without Any
“Do you know what you have here? It’s one of the largest But by then, his house M
Money, he said, “I was so
diamonds ever.” Further investigation revealed that the was empty. His wife of busy building an empire I
entire farm was literally covered with similar magniﬁcent twenty-three years had forgot to build a home. I was
stones. The farm sold by the ﬁrst farmer turned out to taken their teenage son so busy working on multi-
be one of the richest, most productive diamond mines and daughter and moved million dollar deals that I
in the world. 1,000 miles away, leaving g hardly had time to buy my
Andrew with a sprawling friends a cup of coffee. I’d
ranch, two speedboats and an antique car collection. “I trade all this stuff in a heartbeat for a good marriage.”
have absolutely everything,” he told me. “It’s all paid for. I wish I could turn the clock back for Andrew. And
But I’ve never been so empty. I didn’t realize what I had, sometimes I’d like to turn it back for myself. But like
until it was gone.” Andrew, I’m learning that it is relationships, not ranches,
Six months ago, suicidal and desperate, Andrew fell to that make men rich. I’m learning that we make a living by
his knees and prayed, asking Jesus Christ to change him. what we get. We make a life by what we give.
“This may sound crazy,” he told me, “but since that day What kind of treasure are you stepping over today?
I’ve experienced more peace than I had during all those
years of success. Every morning I take my worries and Pick up a copy of Phil’s book at www.philcallaway.com
You are invited to a
New Life Centre, Canmore, AB
June 18 & 19 2010
sponsored by Huios House
Our goal is to help you learn to be led of the Spirit.
“Those who are led of the Spirit are the huios of God.”
The cost is $35 per person and includes
a syllabus, a text book and refreshments.
Friday June 18
7-9:30pm “Huios Explained”
Saturday June 19
9:30am - noon “Foundation for Success”& “Equipped to Serve”
Noon - lunch provided
7-9pm “Prophetic Prayer”
If you are hungry for more of God and want to grow up in Him
where you can hear and obey the Spirit in your daily life
School resumes on August 30. then consider attending.
For more information and to register
Have a great summer contact email@example.com
We are limited to 20 people per seminar
and see you in the fall! but if it ﬁlls up we will host a second seminar.
10 — CITY LIGHT NEWS, JUNE 2010 www.calgarychristian.com
Sarah Palin touts trusting God
Rock the River at Celebration for Life breakfast
The following questions and answers are in prepara-
Washington, D.C. – Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker
for the Susan B. Anthony Celebration for Life Breakfast
on May 14. As reported by several news sources, Palin
spoke at length about the empathy she developed for
On a political note, Palin was quoted as saying Ameri-
can women will make a difference in the direction of this
country because when it comes to their childrens’ future
they are like “Mama Grizzlies.”
tion for the upcoming tour happening in Calgary. women going through difﬁcult pregnancies when she
was pregnant with her youngest son, Trig, who was born
WHAT is Rock the River Tour West?
with Down Syndrome.
Launched by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Associa-
Noting that during her pregnancy she didn’t know if
tion in 2009, Rock the River Tour is an evangelistic
her “heart was ready” or if she was “patient and nurturing
summer concert tour for youth featuring top Chris-
enough” to raise a disabled child, Palin said that although
tian hard rock and hip-hop bands. This summer the
she never “actively considered” an abortion, once Trig was
one-day outdoor events will travel across Western
born she understood that “God knows what He’s doing.”
Canada from the Fraser Valley to Calgary and Ed-
“And what seemed like it would be such a challenge has
monton. Rock the River Tour West will be packed
turned into our greatest blessing,” Palin said, adding that it
with seven hours of high-voltage music and brief,
was “the best thing to ever happen” to her and her family.
challenging messages by Franklin Graham.
In the end, according to a CBS report, Palin claimed
WHEN and WHERE will we Rock the River in she has “strengthened my support for choosing life,” Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov.
noting that it “may not be easiest, but it’s the right path.” Sarah Palin carries her son, Trig.
Rock the River Tour West arrives in Calgary on Sat-
urday, Aug. 21 from 2:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The event will be held at Canada Olympic Park (88
Canada Olympic Drive SW, Calgary, AB).
Cost is $10 at the gate.
WHO will Rock the River in the Calgary?
Music helps bring youth together from all walks of
life. That’s why the Rock the River Tour West has in-
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vited some of today’s top Christian hip-hop and hard
rock bands to play in Calgary, including Flyleaf, Skil- August 1 & 2
let, Hawk Nelson, Lecrae, Downhere and Starﬁeld.
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Kin Coulee Park, Medicine Hat
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West, Franklin Graham brings some of today’s most
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help reach a lost generation of young people with a Russell Scherer, Michael Brown & Co., The
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Respectful ‘good bye’ replaced by familiar ‘hello’ to the dead
by Larry Heather than attract more of the morbidly curious to the display? ity of these corpses, people without names, backgrounds, or
Gunther Von Hagens’ Body Worlds & The Brain exhibit at Is this not in fact human taxidermy? Taxidermy is deﬁned graves blinds us to the reality of what is going on.
Calgary’s Telus World of Science has provoked controversy as: 1. The art of preparing, stufﬁng, and mounting animals so Without anonymity, the illusion breaks apart.
and sickened many. It is an exhibit I do not plan to visit or that they appear lifelike. 2. The art or process of preserving The people in the Nazi death camps were given numbers
encourage others to visit. The $12 ticket to this macabre ex- dead animals or parts of them. in place of names, and their individuality thus being stripped
hibition of 25 plastinated corpses marks a decided departure Note that the word animals is prominent. How in our from them, was essential preparation for what was to follow.
from our Western values. Western culture can man be a mere animal, set out for An ABC April 23, 2009 news account tells of a French
Those values are based on a Biblical worldview, which display amidst the raccoons and reptiles? If we are indeed judge ruling the shutdown Our Bodies, The Universe Within; a
shaped our traditional reverence towards human remains. made in the image and likeness of God, Imago Dei, a divide Paris exhibition of real human bodies from China. The judge
For me, the exhibition exhibits a barren materialism and as- is crossed. said that exhibiting dead bodies for proﬁt is a “violation of
saults our conception of human worth. I feel the initial won- The true import of this exhibit is shocking. Suppose the the respect owed to them.”
der of the human body design by viewers will be overtaken bodies of our dead Canadian soldiers were to be plastinated, “Under the law, the proper place for corpses is in the
by the ravaging depersonalization of these 25 individuals posed naked in action stances, and then used to sell tickets in cemetery,” said judge Louis-Marie Raingeard. Given the
and the families they came from. an exhibition? Signed consent forms or not, the outrageous well-documented human rights abuses in China, it is feared
Many people are profoundly uncomfortable with promo- nature of this affront to human dignity would be clear to that some of the cadavers on display came from executed
tion of the display, but may ﬁnd it hard to articulate why. In all discerning people. These are people we would be able to prisoners. No proof of consent was produced in this display.
the face of endless praise as to the educational wonder of identify and place in context. The same reaction would be The exhibition would be the last step in a horrible trafﬁc
this display, many who object are intimidated into bafﬂed re- reproduced among all who are relatives or friends of those operation of human bodies originating in China.
treat. After all, do our seemingly feeble protests do any more 25 on display at the Telus Centre. As it is, the forced anonym- The Calgary exhibit involves the issue of mutilation. Being
peeled back like an onion, exposing the various layers and
muscle groups is harmful to the dignity of the remains. And
that which is degraded most is that part of man which is
intangible but real...the soul and spirit. Could not the same
educational goal could be reached by illustration or animation
A new feature in City Light News.
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When the medical students or practitioners becomes irrever-
ent to the human remains, their respect for the vulnerable
or impaired living patients is sure to suffer.
When such knowledge is commercially franchised for
proﬁt as the Body Worlds & The Brain exhibit is, the focus
switches to a far less principled imperative, that which could
be termed, the satisfaction of morbid curiosity.
Medical research ungoverned by ethics has been seen in
past ideologies such as Nazi experimentation that robbed
the victims of their spiritual nature and essential humanity
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June 2 CHRIST-CENTERED PROFESSIONALS CLUB – You are invited to a Monthly Adult Singles Ministry. For “singles” and “single again” adults. Contact Glenn Larsen
Ongoing Cooperative ESL Ministries offers free Intercultural Workshops to
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interested churches in the Calgary area. These workshops are designed to help
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Canadians feel comfortable in welcoming people from other countries and cultures.
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That’s right, we’ve gone virtual. We know everyone is busy with their families right 13 Service at Fanning Centre, 16 Ave. NE, Calgary. Please arrive at 3 pm
now but we still need your support to help families in Malawi. So buy a ticket, keep it DRAMA, THEATRE & THE ARTS to help porter clients. Service at 4pm.
or give it as a gift and know that while you’re with your family we are helping another May 28 - August 29 Rosebud Theatre presnts Oliver! running from May 28 17 & 18 Free clothing exchange at Northminster United Church, 3311
one with your support. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call to August 29 at the Rosebud Theatre Opera House. Includes evening shows Thursday Centre Street N., Calgary. 6-9pm each day.
403-214-7780 or check our website www.lifelinemalawi.com. through Saturday, and matinees Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, with Sunday 28 Bowling at Fairview Bowling Lanes, 1010, 999 - 36 St. NE, 6pm - 9pm,
Ongoing Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Calgary’s Chapter, monthly matinees in July and August. Special Father’s Day matinee Sunday, June 20. Tickets all you can bowl for $10. plus $2 shoe rental.
breakfasts, inspiring speakers, to find out more call: Wilfred: 403-280-8412, Eugene: can be purchased by calling the theatre box office at 1-800-267-7553. More informa- Ongoing Fusion: invites you to join us Sunday evenings 5:30-7pm for teaching,
403-272-6204 or Dave 403-288-9449. tion at www.rosebudtheatre.com. worship, small groups and social interaction. Fusion is dynamic community of singles
Ongoing The Calgary Leadership Prayer Breakfast every Thursday morning at July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 The Canadian Badlands Passion Play presents (25+) committed to developing genuine friendships and nurturing Christ-centered
7am at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, 100 - 6 Avenue SW. The breakfast is an outdoor spectacular Passion Play in Drumheller, AB. Ticket prices: Adults $32-44; living. Our goal is to provide a place where we can connect with other people and
on the 2nd floor. The Chamber has an agreement with an Impark parking lot on the Seniors $27-39; Students $25-37; Children $17-29 (5 & under free); Group Rates grow as followers of Jesus Christ through fellowship. For more information, please
corner of Centre St and 4 Ave SE, it is an outdoor parking lot, is free for guests of available. For full details check their website at www.canadianpassionplay.com or call email email@example.com or go to http://facsoflife.ca. We look forward to seeing you
the Chamber until 9:30am. We have a Hot Buffet Breakfast which includes fruit and toll free 1-888-823-2001. Note: some dates are for afternoon matinees. Book online at First Alliance Church, 12345 - 40 Street SE Calgary, 403-252-7572.
pastries as well as typically bacon, sausage, eggs & hash-browns. The price is $15. before April 30 and receive 10% off. Use codeword “alberta” in the discount code box. Ongoing Ministry Of Singles Alive In Christ & Community (MOSAIC), for single
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Ongoing Men’s Breakfast Study Group at Emmanuel Community Church, 30 Ave Christian Dance Fellowship Workshop with Darlene West leading us in worship as we worship in song & music, message, small groups and social events. Call the MOSAIC
and 28 Street SE Calgary. 403-272-1551. Every Friday at 6:30am. Please join us! move together as one unit using 8’ flag poles forming a banner wall, a banner choir, info line at 403-520-2690.
Ongoing Weekly Saturday Breakfast, Calgary Chinook Riders / Christian Motor- a banner tunnel, etc. All Flags provided. For info please email Amay at cdfcalgary@ Ongoing Single Parent Families are invited to dinner & crafts on the first Monday
cyclists Association, 9am-12 noon at the Roadking Truckstop (Peigan Trail & Barlow gmail.com. of each month at Emmanuel Community Church, 30 Ave and 28 Street SE Calgary at
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FUNDRAISING 5:30pm. Please call 403-272-1551 if you’d like to join us!
CAMPS 8 Charity GOLF TOURNAMENT – Partners Relief and Development Canada is hosting June 11 ISRAEL and THE CHURCH, HEBRAIC ROOTS of our faith and the FEASTS
June 13-18 New “1/2 Speed” Retreat Coming to King’s Fold... Come join a a fun golf tournament at the Springbank Links Golf Course on June 8. A BBQ lunch CONFERENCE hosted by Comfort Israel Canada. Speaker Joe Amaral from First Century
community of Christians who serve in a variety of roles as leaders within worship, will be served after the morning round. There will be door prizes, fun prizes and skill Foundations. June 11-13th, Moose Jaw SK. For more info. please contact Kerrie at
theology and the arts. 1/2 Speed is a retreat focused on spiritual formation that oc- prizes. Funds raised will ensure more support is given to those (especially children) email@example.com.
curs at and through the intersection of liturgy, art, ritual, contemplation, corporate who face insurmountable odds in Burma. For more information phone 403-703-7523
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Ongoing Give It Up Gala, until June 20 purchase a ticket to NOT attend our gala. Ongoing Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre, helping women in crisis, pregnancy
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invitation to inhabit God’s Kingdom in relevant and life transforming ways. This will
now but we still need your support to help families in Malawi. So buy a ticket, keep it enting and pre-natal classes, #205, 925 - 7 Ave SW, Calgary, call 24-hour hotline
all happen at half speed... 2 days of content in 5 days of retreat! Cost: $875 (meals,
or give it as a gift and know that while you’re with your family we are helping another 403-269-3110 or visit www.pregcare.com.
accommodation and retreat fees included). Please go to http://halfspeed.org/ to begin
one with your support. For more information email email@example.com or call Ongoing Sonshine Community Counseling Services: Christian counseling for
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Ongoing Your Care Group can provide full support for a missionary in India! Ask counseling, depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, relationship conflict, and fam-
For a listing of Christian Camps please consult our Camp Directory under our
me how. Kevin, Gospel for Asia. firstname.lastname@example.org. ily violence. 2nd stage shelter providing a one-year residential program for women
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and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse. Call 403-705-3474 or visit www.
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For a listing of Christian schools please consult our Education Directory under Ongoing Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Calgary’s Chapter, monthly Ongoing DivorceCare is a weekly video lesson and support group for those who
our Directories tab: www.calgarychristian.com/directory/education/index.htm. breakfasts, inspiring speakers, to find out more call: Wilfred: 403-280-8412, Eugene: are separated or divorced. It’s a place where people understand what you’re going
403-272-6204 or Douglas: 403-254-2616.
CELEBRATIONS Ongoing Men’s Breakfast Study Group at Emmanuel Community Church, 30
through. Wednesdays, starting April 7, 7-9 pm at First Alliance Church, 12345 - 40
St. SE. Please call Bonnie or Rick at 403-256-5030 or DivorceCareatFAC@gmail.
Ongoing Give It Up Gala, until June 20 purchase a ticket to NOT attend our gala. Ave and 28 Street SE Calgary. 403-272-1551. Every Friday morning at 6:30am. com. www.DivorceCare.org.
That’s right, we’ve gone virtual. We know everyone is busy with their families right Please join us! Ongoing Saddleback’s: Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered, international
now but we still need your support to help families in Malawi. So buy a ticket, keep it Ongoing Men’s Prayer at Lighthouse Church, Friday mornings at 8-9am at 9827E program, started by John Baker. It is a program that fits almost any type of problem
or give it as a gift and know that while you’re with your family we are helping another Horton Rd. SW, Calgary AB. For more info call Frank at 403-640-2099 or visit www. with less than 1/3 of participants struggling with alcohol and drug problems. It is being
one with your support. For more information email email@example.com or call calgarylighthouse.com. used in thousands of churches worldwide. Beginning Sunday April 11 and running
403-214-7780 or check our website www.lifelinemalawi.com. Ongoing In Lethbridge - Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International every Sunday starting at 6:00pm. A meal will be prepared at a nominal cost to you of
CONCERTS & EVENTS Lethbridge Chapter, monthly breakfasts, great speakers, for more information call Al $3. The meeting itself will start at 7:00pm. I extend a warm invitation to you to come
June 20 March for Jesus, 2 pm. Let’s make an impact for Jesus together! Come Myshrall at 403-327-8796 or Sheldon Watson at 403-381-7919. out and join us on Sunday evenings. For location and further details you can call Tom
and organize, come and march, join the revival – restoring Canada’s heritage. Join
us afterward for free barbeque steaks, music, prayer & worship. Everyone welcome!
PRAYER AND WORSHIP Crites at 403- 241-2428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing The Calgary Leadership Prayer Breakfast every Thursday morning at Ongoing CrossCurrent – A Christ-centered introductory discipleship program
Visit www.marchforjesus.ca. 7am at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, 100 - 6 Avenue SW. The breakfast is helping men and women grapple with the truth of their sexuality and relationships
Ongoing ProArts @ Noon Concert Series. FREE (every) Wednesday noon hour on the 2nd floor. The Chamber has an agreement with an Impark parking lot on the and begin a journey of healing. Programs run for 8 weeks and meets once a week
performing arts concerts at Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (corner of 7 Ave and corner of Centre St and 4 Ave SE, it is an outdoor parking lot, is free for guests of on Mondays from 7 to 9pm, St. James Anglican Church, 6351 Ranchview Drive
1 Street SE) from 12:10pm-12:50pm every Wednesday. Join us every Wednesday the Chamber until 9:30am. We have a Hot Buffet Breakfast which includes fruit and NW, Calgary, AB. Cost: $120 (including booklet). For more information or to register,
for free concerts featuring a wide variety of performances. You’re welcome to bring pastries as well as typically bacon, sausage, eggs & hash-browns. The price is $15. please contact: Living Waters Canada, Prairie Region, 780-487-2266. edmonton@
your lunch! Relish an unconventional look at one of the World’s greatest playwrights. For more info call Melody at 403-651-4845 or email email@example.com. livingwaterscanada.org or www.livingwaterscanada.org.
This sparse, yet illuminating performance by one of Canada’s most independent- Ongoing Prayer/Awareness Night for the persecuted church will be held the first Ongoing GriefShare Recovery Seminar and support group: Meets at South Calgary
minded, classically-trained and innovative performing artists is a memorable and Sunday of every month at Centre Street Church, 3900 2nd Street NE Calgary, AB T2E Community Church, 2900 Cedarbrae Drive SW, beginning Monday at 7pm. For more
vivid experience for both the lovers and haters of Shakespeare. For more information 9C1 at 4:15pm in Conference Room A. info contact Wendy at 403-697-9948 or SCCC at 403-281-6755.
call 403-269-1904 or go to www.proartssociety.ca. Ongoing Praise & Worship: We are looking for volunteer people who are interested VOLUNTEERS
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13. Call 403-256-3224 or 1-877-256-3224 (toll-free), Building a Family Through January to May; 3:30pm - 5pm, interdenominational meeting, all are welcome, call involved in working with Christian media, please call us at 403-640-2011 or email us at
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Calgary AB, email email@example.com or visit their website at: www.christia- Ongoing Quarterly City Wide Prayer Rally, held at different churches throughout Praise & Worship We are looking for people who are interested in helping
nadoption.ab.ca. Calgary, co-sponsored by Calgary Concerts of Prayer, Calgary Evangelical Ministerial our church in this ministry with their talents (instruments, voices) from God. Please
11 ISRAEL and THE CHURCH, HEBRAIC ROOTS of our faith and the FEASTS CON- Association and other Inter-Denominational and Inter-Generational and Inter-National Contact All Nations Church of Jesus, Pray@Pray.ca or 403-277-2937.
FERENCE hosted by Comfort Israel Canada. Speaker Joe Amaral from First Century Churches, for more information on dates, times and locations email info@calgary- NEEDED VOLUNTEER to help manage/promote a fundraising website for ministry
Foundations. June 11-13th, Moose Jaw SK. For more info. please contact Kerrie at prayerrally.com or visit www.calgaryprayerrally.ca. to ISRAEL and the Jewish people. If that is your heart and you have the skills needed
firstname.lastname@example.org. Ongoing City-Wide Prayer Weekly Meeting, Wednesdays 1-2 pm, Salvation Army to launch this please contact Kerrie at email@example.com.
18 & 19 You are invited to a spiritual growth seminar at the New Life Centre, Glenmore Temple, 921 - 68 Ave. SW, East door entrance, interdenominational meeting, Ongoing Wanted – a humble, committed Christian who has a heart for poor
Canmore. Sponsored by Huios House. The cost is $35 per person and includes a all are welcome, call John 403-282-8208. and abandoned children. Orphanages for Africa (OFA) is a charity that partners with
syllabus, a text book and refreshments. Our goal is to help you learn to be led of the ministries in four African countries by providing small business grants to orphanage
Spirit. “Those who are led of the Spirit are the huios of God.” Friday June 18, 7-9:30pm: SEMINARS, RETREATS & WORKSHOPS ministries. We also run a child sponsorship program. Need to be organized, faithful,
“Huios Explained.” Saturday June 19, 9:30am- noon: “Foundation for Success”& June 18 & 19 You are invited to a spiritual growth seminar at the New Life reliable and dependable. Please email Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org if you
“Equipped to Serve.” Noon: lunch provided. 1-2:30pm: “Empowerment.” 7-9pm Centre, Canmore. Sponsored by Huios House. The cost is $35 per person and are interested in volunteering with OFA-Canada.
“Prophetic Prayer.” If you are hungry for more of God and want to grow up in Him where includes a syllabus, a text book and refreshments. Our goal is to help you learn to be Ongoing Group Home Partnership Ministry Opportunity – Youth Guidance is one
you can hear and obey the Spirit in your daily life then consider attending. For more led of the Spirit. “Those who are led of the Spirit are the huios of God.” Friday June of the five ministry divisions of Youth For Christ Calgary. Youth Guidance goes about
information and to register contact email@example.com with the subject: Huios Seminar. 18, 7-9:30pm: “Huios Explained.” Saturday June 19, 9:30am- noon: “Foundation for fulfilling YFC’s mission by mentoring “youth.” If you have any interest in being apart
We are limited to 20 people per seminar but if it fills up we will host a second seminar. Success”& “Equipped to Serve.” Noon: lunch provided. 1-2:30pm: “Empowerment.” of this interesting ministry please give me (Bernie) a call at 403-291-3179.
July 7-9pm “Prophetic Prayer.” If you are hungry for more of God and want to grow up in
17 Adoption Course: In Edmonton July 17. In Calgary August 13. Call 403- Him where you can hear and obey the Spirit in your daily life then consider attend- WOMEN
ing. For more information and to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Ongoing Women’s Brunch at Emmanuel Community Church, 30 Ave & 28 Street
256-3224 or 1-877-256-3224 (toll-free), Building a Family Through International
Huios Seminar. We are limited to 20 people per seminar but if it fills up we will host SE Calgary. 403-272-1551. The last Saturday of each month, beginning at 9am. Guest
Adoption, Christian Adoption Services, #204, 11625 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary AB,
a second seminar. speakers join us at each brunch; we’d love if you could join us too!
email email@example.com or visit their website at: www.christianadoption.ab.ca.
September 24-25 Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship Annual Fall Confer- Ongoing The Mothers of Preschoolers Group at First Alliance Church are pleased
18 to August 1 Ministry training: 2-Week School of Healing and Discipleship
ence - Sept. 24-25 at Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton. Banquet Friday night to present the entertaining and informative video series Making Your Children Mind
Part A offered by Ellel Ministries Canada at Entheos Retreat Centre. Receive essential
with Rudy Wiebe and Blake Paul, workshops on poetry, fiction and non-fiction as well Without Losing Yours by Dr. Kevin Leman. Children are welcome. For more info contact
practical life-changing knowledge and sound biblical teaching. Apply God’s kingdom
as a session on blogging. Award-winning writers, including Alberta author Sigmund Carole at 403-256-6912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
truths and principles in your own life and the lives of others to bring healing and
Brouwer will be on hand to share their expertise and to chat informally with attendees. Ongoing Organize your home, receive daily devotional reminders, get fit, and
wholeness. Please contact (403) 238-2008 or email info.calgary@ellelministries.
Winners of the annual Fall Contest will be announced and prizes awarded. For more “stay on-track,” with tips and help from the “Annie Groups.” These are internet
org for more information or visit www.ellelministries.ca/schools.
information see Inscribe’s website: www.inscribe.org. support groups for Christian homemakers. For further information visit: http://www.
1 to 15 Ministry training: 2-Week School of Healing and Discipleship Part B
offered by Ellel Ministries Canada at Entheos Retreat Centre. This school continues SENIORS Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity: Servants Anonymous, founded on Christian
principles, is dedicated to meeting the needs of young women (16-29) who are
from Part A with more in-depth coverage and additional topics. Receive teaching and Ongoing Open Door Seniors. Weekly Activities: Mondays 1-3pm, Matinee
Movies - Reflexology once a month on Mondays. Tuesdays 10-12am, Watercolors victims of prostitution or who are at risk of entering prostitution. If you require further
gain understanding of key life-transforming principles. Apply these key principles into
Classes and 12-3pm, Bridge. Wednesdays 1-3pm, Cribbage. Thursdays 10-12am, information you may contact me at 403-205-5530 or you can email me jackie@
your own life. Come alongside our experienced ministry team and begin to help others
Music Appreciation and Fridays 10:30-11am, Exercise and 12-3pm, Bridge. First servantsanon.com.
apply these principles into their lives. Please contact (403) 238-2008 or email info.cal-
Thursday of the Month Luncheon at 12noon and entertainment. For more info write Ongoing TOPS Non-profit WEIGHTLOSS support group. Harvest Hills Alliance
email@example.com for more information or visit www.ellelministries.ca/schools.
or call 1307 - 4 Street SW, Calgary Alberta T2R 0X9. Phone: 403-269-7900. Web: Church, Meets every Tuesday at 10:45am. Please call Pat at 403-226-0181 for
13 Adoption Course: In Calgary August 13. Call 403-256-3224 or 1-877-256-
www.opendoorseniors.org. information on this group or any of our 44 Chapters in Calgary.
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Please be sure to get a hold of us be-
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Books, CD’s & DVD’s
The Word of Promise - such as Michael York, Lou Gossett Jr., Richard Drey-
fuss, Jason Alexander and Jim Caviezel just to
and ﬂowing with the emotion of inspirational music.
The price tag is deﬁnitely in the
Complete Audio Bible name a few. Generally speaking, the
voice talents are well suited to each
higher range, but still seems quite
reasonable considering that there
79-disc Box Set, $124.99 part and the diction is quite clear. are 79 Cd’s and 90 hours of listen-
Thomas Nelson Publishers Next, Italian composer Stefano ing. Add to this the astonishing
Reviewed by Sandra Penn Mainetti, faced the challenge of number and calibre of the talent in-
writing and conducting music for volved during the three years it took
What do you get when you combine a passion the hours of recorded material. The to complete this project. There is
for radio theatre, the skills of over 600 professional resulting score gives the production no other recording quite like it.
actors and the Bible, the best script in the world? an enjoyable classical feel. Mainetti is The result is a quality produc-
Producer Carl Amari has a long history of work- best known for creating Cd’s that have tion that I found hard to ﬁnd fault
ing with audio theatre but it wasn’t till he was on music combined with the Pope’s voice. e. with. Amari’s commitment to not cut
the set of the movie, “The Passion of the Christ” Lastly, all the sound effects were re corners has resulted in a package that
that he saw the potential of creating an audio Bible. produced in the studio, and are a catalyst l is
i enjoyable for all ages, and should have
Amari knew the power of radio drama and a vision in helping to stir up the imagination. The result is long lasting appeal. It’s absolutely worth
to bring the Bible to life was born. an understandable reading of the New King James checking out next time you’re at your local Christian
First Amari enlisted the help of well known actors Version of the Bible, set in the drama of theatre, bookstore.
Summer Dance Camp and expansion plans
Crossings Dance Ministries — Cultivating Creative Community
Calgary, AB – 18 years ago it was rare to hear the wordsUnique in Canada, Crossings has become known for providing much needed rehearsal space.
developing the next generation of arts leaders. Many of
Christian and dance in the same sentence yet Karen Sudds To celebrate their expansion Crossings is offering a
its students have gone on to further training in prestigious
had a dream to create a centre where dancers of all ages 2 week musical theatre camp called “Use it, or Lose it”.
companies and schools throughout North America in-
could explore their Christian faith journey through the This an original musical written by Alessandra Enns based
cluding: Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon, Royal Winnipeg Ballet,
art form of dance. Although it began small, Crossings on the parable of the talents. Students will learn to act,
has grown from 15 students and 1 teacher to over 300University of Calgary, University of Arizona, YWAM and sing and dance and present the full length production to
the Banff Centre.
students and 15 teachers becoming a thriving environment family and friends.
As one of the only Christian dance schools in Canada,
where superior technical and artistic training are partnered For more information on Crossings classes or summer
with a spiritual focus. Crossings is a draw for teachers, choreographers and stu- programs contact: www.crossingsdance.com or email:
dents from across Canada. email@example.com. Phone: 403-254-4321.
As a result, Crossings has
become a bridge between
the arts community and
Christian community ulti-
mately enriching both.
This summer Crossings
will be expanding its cur-
rent facility to over 5000
square feet of studio space.
The expansion provides the
opportunity for Crossings
to offer a wider range of
dance styles and ﬁtness op-
tions for all ages and levels.
In addition it will create
space for Corps Bara Dance
Theatre (Canada’s premier
professional Christian dance
company) to further de-
velop both their youth and
Crossing performers preparing for their next dance routine. — photo by Tony Field professional companies by Crossings’ Laura V. warming up. — photo by Tony Field
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Music Review reviewed by Peter Fleck
agement, Bell offered to take Falk under painstaking attention to detail. listener engaged with the music.
his wing and gave her the opportunity to Overall, this is a pop record that Completing the package are Falk’s ob-
record her next album on his Signpost runs the gamut from soaring rock riffs vious vocal skills which earned her four
Music label. to quieter, piano-driven numbers and straight Covenant Awards as Canadian
The result is stunning. For an artist quasi-symphonic orchestrations that are Christian music’s Female Vocalist of the
that scored a Juno Award with her debut downright ethereal. Year from 2005-2008.
project and secured a second Juno nomi- One element that Falk and Bradford In Your Child, Falk writes of being
nation with her sophomore release, Falk’s truly get is the importance of “progres- “worn and weary” with a heavy heart.
latest effort raises the bar by an extra few sion” in the music. The songs are replete But in between then and now, something’s
notches. with movement, ebbs and ﬂows, varying changed. Certainly, putting out an album
In Between The Now And Then is Falk’s tempos, instrumentation and musical nu- of this quality is bound to alter anyone’s
coming out party. Previously, most of the ances. The lead radio single, Paper Planes, countenance.
songs sung by Falk were co-writes or tunes even breaks standard songwriting struc-
entirely composed by others. On the ﬁrst ture, employing a secondary or “faux” Available for $16.99 wherever Christian music
Amanda Falk two CDs, Falk is listed as the sole song-
writer on only three compositions. But this
chorus. All of these serve to keep the is sold.
In Between The Now And Then
Oliver! — Charles Dickens
disc has her exclusively pen all 14 tracks.
To be brutally honest, I’ve never been
Thank God for Steve Bell. much of an Amanda Falk fan. Sure, I rec-
Not only has the veteran musician
forged one of the most enduring and dis-
ognized her talent. But for the most part,
her music never seemed to engage me. So classic comes alive in Rosebud
tinguished careers in Canadian Christian when I ﬁrst cracked open the shrink wrap
music, but he’s serving as a mentor and on her latest disc, my expectations were Rosebud, AB – The much loved British
inspiration to a growing number of artists. small. It was bedtime and I hoped to catch musical Oliver! is ﬁnding itself at home
The latest beneﬁciary is fellow Winnipeg- a few tunes before falling asleep. Yet with this summer starting May 28 at Rosebud
ger Amanda Falk. Falk had been the poster each song, I became less tired. Enraptured Theatre. Under the watchful eye of
girl for Avante Records and their Beautiful by the music, I ended up awaiting each up- Artistic Director Morris Ertman, this in-
Unique Girl program. As such, she exten- coming selection with eager anticipation. spired production vividly brings Charles
sively toured the country headlining musical And more than just a temporary tickling of Dickens’ classic to life, re-acquainting
pajama parties aimed at enabling young the ears, I ﬁnd the songs have the ability to us with timeless characters including the
women to discover their inner beauty and grow in appeal with subsequent listenings. ever-popular young orphan Oliver who
unique value in the eyes of God. Other than Falk asserting her identity dared to asked for more.
But Falk had simply become BUgirled as a singer/songwriter, much of the suc- The Rosebud Opera House is no
out. It’s a mantle she no longer wanted cess for In Between The Now And Then is stranger to tackling big musicals (Man
to carry. Tired and discouraged, Falk had owing to the exquisite production of of La Mancha, Fiddler, Joseph) and put-
contemplated leaving music entirely. Adrian Bradford. His arrangements are ting the Rosebud magical touch to its
performances. Ertman is conﬁdent that The Artful Dodger (Carmen Be-
That was until she got together with richly orchestrated, offering a full sound
langer) and Oliver Twist (Cassia Sch-
Bell. Beyond just extending his encour- that is at the same time very intricate with his cast of close to 40 actors and musi-
ramm). — photo courtesy Rosebud Theatre
cians is up to the task. Special to this
performance is a rotating children’s choir He promises to be amazing.
of 22 talented young entertainers from Karl Sine, another Rosebud stalwart,
Calgary and Southern Alberta. Ertman’s plays Bill Sykes. He’s a scary, tattooed
unique approach combined with Terry underworld character that comes right
Gunvordahl’s spectacular Dickensian out of the Godfather. The kids are great.
London inspired set is sure to captivate Cassia Schramm, a young apprentice
audiences. actor, plays Oliver, and she is so lovable
Ertman added, “I love this story of a and so full of spunk that you’ll want to
boy who goes from the darkest under- take her home with you. The company
belly of Victorian London to ﬁnding is fantastic, and there is an energy radi-
his true birthright. The songs are so ating out from our rehearsal hall that is
wonderful – melodies that capture the infectious!”
spirit of the moment and linger with you Oliver! runs from May 28 to August 29
long after. This musical is pure magic – at the Rosebud Theatre Opera House.
a dose of goodness emerging from an Includes evening shows Thursday
unexpected place. The characters are through Saturday, and matinees Wednes-
very nicely drawn, and we have actors in day, Thursday and Saturday, with Sunday
principle roles who will give people the matinees in July and August. Special
entertainment, pathos and heart that this Father’s Day matinee Sunday, June 20.
story demands. Nathan Schmidt, who Tickets can be purchased by calling the
audiences know from his many character theatre box ofﬁce at 1-800-267-7553.
roles on stage in Rosebud, plays Fagin. More info at www.rosebudtheatre.com.
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