Weekly Round Up

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A Look at Some of the Stories Featured on Grid City This Week.

weekly round upWow.  It’s Friday again. Another fast week.  And so much on the go! Here’s a quick recap:

First off, we launched a community events calendar.  Please check it out.  Honestly, it’s pretty cool and I don’t think there’s anything else like it at the moment. The layout is beautiful, placing all your event details in a well-designed format.  You can include a link to your event, a map to your event, a photo, a video, whatever you like.  Basically, cram as much information in there as you can.  Once you submit your details, we’ll review them and get them online asap. All individual events can be shared via the usual social media linkage.

We started the week of with a new track from Fredericton’s Off Season, a project from the multi-talented and incredibly busy, JE Sheehy.  In the feature, we talk briefly about his upcoming album and how home recording has fueled his recent creative projects. We’re big fans of this guy. The full album is going to be great!

We also spoke with Carolyn Holyoke of the Celtic trio, Tangled Traditions, about an upcoming Christmas concert, Sounds of the Season – A Celtic Christmas, happening at Wilmot United Church tomorrow night.  During our conversation, Carolyn reveals how the idea to put this show together coincided with the group’s formation. Lot’s of talent taking the stage for this show.

We shared some exciting new from CHSR on their recent grant announcement, the 2015 FROSTival line-up and a new joint project between the City of Fredericton and the city’s Bontanical Gardens to commission some art for the grounds.  Pretty cool.

Troy Haines from Live Stand-Up Comedy brought us up to date on the state of comedy on the city.  We discussed the recent growth in comedy events and looked ahead to some HUGE shows coming up in the month of December.

The folks at Science East have been busy touring NB schools and will be at Bliss Carmen Middle School next week to deliver a series of workshops to students.  They’ll also be hosting ILLUMINATE Fredericton, a public event for students and families interested in learning more about everyday science and technology.  Science East’s Angela Chang shared the details.

The Fredericton Playhouse introduced their first youth advisory committee.  The group held their first meeting yesterday and will be discussing a number of topics over the coming months.  As Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of The Playhouse put it, “We see our organization as meeting needs.  We want to meet the needs of the community. I see the youth advisory committee as a real opportunity for us to move forward.  Their role is to tell us how to do our job better.”

Have a safe weekend everybody!


Matt Carter



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