Business Beautification Program seeking Visual Artists

Deadline to apply: November 8, 2017

The Business Beautification Program encourages local businesses to beautify and maintain their storefronts and surrounding property.

2017 Winter Business Beautification Program

The winter Business Beautification Program allows local residents to apply to paint winter images on participating businesses’ storefront windows. If you love to paint, fill out the online application form and attach some samples of your work for your chance to be selected. Selected painters will be provided with paint and equipment, plus a fee for each painting completed.

Businesses who would like their storefront windows to be transformed into a winter wonderland can fill out a business application form for a chance to be selected. This is a great opportunity to help make our community merry and bright this winter.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Beautifying your business can be quick and easy. Here are many simple ways to participate in the Business Beautification Program:

  • Sweep storefronts, walkways and surrounding areas.
  • Clean windows, and hang a welcome sign.
  • Clean or update outdoor signage.
  • Re-paint fencing, bollards and parking lot lines.
  • Pressure wash sidings, outside furnishings and walkways.
  • Pick up litter, and other debris around your property.
  • Landscape and/or hardscape your property.
  • Provide proper bins for trash, recycling and cigarette butts.
  • Plant low maintenance shrubs, greenery and flowers beds.
  • Remove graffiti. Email to pick up a free Graffiti Removal Kit.

An attractive storefront not only promotes a positive image of your business, but also appeals to prospective and current customers. By maintaining your property on a regular basis, this encourages neighbouring businesses to follow suit and beautify their storefronts as well.

Nuisance Property Bylaw

Businesses are not obligated to beautify their storefronts. However, all property owners should be aware of the Nuisance Property Bylaw, which outlines the penalties for having an unkempt and unsightly property. Graffiti, overgrowth of grass or weeds, and litter are a few examples that would be considered as part of the Nuisance Property Bylaw.


Communities in Bloom

Community Call for ATCO Torch Relay Nominations

Deadline for Nominations: November 30, 2017, at 4:30 pm.

The 2018 Alberta Winter Games seeks relay team members for ATCO Torch Relay

Do you know a Wood Buffalo youth, aged 11-17, who embodies and demonstrates the Alberta Winter Games Spirit and dedication to sport, culture, and community?

The 2018 Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games Society seeks nominations for the 2018 Alberta Winter Games ATCO Torch Relay Team.

“The ATCO Torch Relay is a unique and honourable way to celebrate our region’s talented members. The ATCO Torch Relay marks the commencement of the games and celebrates Alberta’s youth coming together in friendship and excellence,” says Joanne Langevin, ATCO Torch Relay Chair – 2018 Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games Society. “We want the community to share with us information about our amazing local youth so we can highlight them to the entire province through participation on the Alberta Winter Games ATCO Torch Relay team.”

The ATCO Torch Relay takes place on Friday, February 16, 2018, in the heart of downtown Fort McMurray. The final leg of the relay is the ceremonial lighting of the cauldron during the 2018 Alberta Winter Games Opening Ceremonies sponsored by ATCO.

Torch Bearer Eligibility:

  • Between the age (s) 11-17.

  • Be able to complete (run/walk/wheel) assigned 200m distance.

  • Have a guardian who will accompany bearer during the ATCO Torch Relay and be responsible for transportation to and from Rehearsal day, ATCO Torch Relay, and Opening Ceremonies.

  • Be prepared to participate in a training session/rehearsal prior to the ATCO Torch Relay on Thursday, February 15.

  • Be prepared to participate in the Opening Ceremonies following the ATCO Torch Relay on Friday, February 16 at 7pm.

  • Sign the Participation waiver before or on the ATCO Torch Relay day.

  • Agree to have photo published by the 2018 Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games, sponsors, or media for the purpose of promoting the Alberta Winter Games ATCO Torch Relay.

Deadline for Nominations: November 30, 2017, at 4:30 pm.

The public can nominate relay team members online:

The 2018 Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games take place February 16 – 19, 2018, and operate in partnership with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Alberta Sport Connection.

Full Guidelines and Release can be found HERE.

Call for Submissions: 2018 Alberta Winter Games

Deadline for submissions is November 7th

Call for Submissions: 2018 Alberta Winter Games

In February, Wood Buffalo will host the 2018 Alberta Winter Games. What better way to showcase our pride in this event then by displaying artwork that showcases our commitment to recreation, sports and health in our next edition of Art in Motion.

To participate, submit your your artwork or memorabilia for the next Art in Motion exhibit through this link:

The deadline for 2018 Alberta Winter Games submissions is Nov. 7.

Call for Literary Works

Deadline October 30, 2017

Northword’s Seeking Literary Entries for New Issue
Northword’s Literary Journal’s newest artist call for their next issue is out and the theme is “Whispers.” Deadline is approaching fast on October 30, 2017. Send original poetry/prose/art to

Auditions Male Ensemble – Drowsy Chaperone

Drowsy Chaperone Audition Notice:

We are looking to fill a few MALE ENSEMBLE roles in Keyano Theatre Company’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone.  Auditions will be video recorded and sent to the Director and Music Director for them to consider.



TIME: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

LOCATION: Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre, AC138

Please follow this link to sign up



Please be prepared to give a reading from the script. You will be sent a copy of the scene you will be required to present. A scene partner will be provided for your audition.

Please be prepared to sing a few bars from “Toledo Surprise.” You will be sent a copy of the song.  An accompanist will be provided for the audition.

Please be prepared to take part in a group dance call. An instructor will take the time to teach you a few steps of choreography which we will subsequently record for the Director to view.

Please provide a resume or list of experience and training.



February 15TH, 16TH, 17TH, 22ND, 23rd, 24th, 2018


Music Rehearsal December 12th – 20th, 2017

Rehearsals begin January 3rd, 2018


Male Ensemble

Actor / Singer / Dancers with a willingness to learn.

Date: 11/12/2017 (Sun.)

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm MDT

Location: Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre AC 138

Back of House Volunteers Needed

Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre’s first Back Of House volunteer requests of the year!

Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre are looking for help back stage for from November 18th through to December 2nd.

They are looking for 2 fly operators and 1 dresser/runner.

Your schedule will be as follows and you MUST be available for all dates.

November 18th 9AM – 6PM

November 19th 12PM – 9PM

November 21st 6PM – 11PM

November 22nd 6PM – 11PM

November 23rd 6PM – 11PM

November 24th 6PM – 11PM

November 25th 6PM – 11PM

November 29th 6PM – 11PM

November 30th 6PM – 11PM

December 1st 6PM – 11PM

December 2nd 12PM – 11PM


Interested individuals can contact:

Nikki MacDonnell
Front of House / Volunteer Manager
Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre

8115 Franklin Ave
Fort McMurray, AB
T9H 2H7
Telephone: 780-792-5621

2018 Dinner Theatre Auditions


Waypoints and Theatre; Just Because are proud to announce auditions for our 2018 dinner theatre production A Knight To Remember, directed by Diana Moser!

When? Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Where? Golden Years Society – 10111 Main Street
What? Please sign up for one ten minute time slot on the SignUp Genius ( We will be casting actors 15 years and older. Auditioners should prepare a 1 minute monologue and be prepared to have fun!

If you have any questions about the audition process, the play, etc., please email Find more details about the play at

Performances are February 1-3, 2018 at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts.


Audition Alert – Winter Games Opening Ceremonies

Dance Auditions for 2018 Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games!
From February 16 – 19, 2018 close to 3000 athletes, coaches and officials will visit the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to compete for 8 different regional zones in 22 sporting events. As such, the 2018 Alberta Winter Games is hosting auditions for the Opening Ceremonies. Details are provided in the attached image.
The Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games committee are seeking dancers to perform during the opening ceremony. Auditions take place on October 22, 2017 from 1-3pm at St. Anne School, 101 Brett Drive, Fort McMurray. Ages 8+, with minimum 2 year experience, are encouraged to apply!
To register for auditions email:
Dancer poster (Final Final Final) (2)

Festival of Trees/Old Fashion Christmas – Call for Entertainment

Entertainment for Festival of Trees & An Old Fashion Christmas 2017

91.1 The Bridge is again coordinating the entertainment for the Festival of Trees 2017 and we are excited to have An Old Fashion Christmas at Heritage Park back this year. We anticipate both events to be great!

The 2017 Festival of Trees event will be held at MacDonald Island Park Nov. 17 – 19 in the Nexon Field House.

The Old Fashion Christmas 2017 will be held at Heritage Park Nov. 25th .

Your performance for the festival will entertain people as they give funds towards vital medical equipment, programs and services in Wood Buffalo and both events help people celebrate the holiday season and the spirit of giving.

Teachers would you consider including either or both events in your programming for the fall? We would love to have your participation.

To reserve a spot, please fill in the following information so that we can position you throughout the events. Please indicate which event you are interested in.

  1. What is your type of performance?
    • a) singing/chorale
    • b) instrumental – what type
    • c) dancing
    • d) poetry/storytelling
    • e) other
  2. What is the approximate number in your group?
  3. Approximate duration of performance
  4. What mics or equipment do you require?
  5. If using accompaniment music what format are you using? CD, MP3, Live
  6. What time and day would you prefer to perform? Our scheduled stage times are:
    • Old Fashion Christmas- 1:00- 4:00pm
    • Festival of Trees Sat – 10:15am – 12:15pm Sun – 10:15am – 1:00pm
    • We are also looking for a musician to lead a Christmas Carol sing- along from 1:00p.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. It would be ideal to have a host musician and a group of children in the background for the sing along.
  7. Please send bio of performer or performing group.
  8. For the Festival the main stage is 20ft wide x 12ft deep x4ft high. For safety reasons all dancers will be performing on the floor in front of the stage which is approximately 24×12. If you are not sure yet, what you will be performing, please let us know of your interest and we will follow up with you in early October for more details.


King’s Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Incorporated o/a 91.1 The Bridge

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5512, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3G5

Physical Address: 9803 King Street, Fort McMurray, AB Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2G5

Tel: 780-791-5911

Fax: 780-743-1526




Performers are requested to respect the following guidelines to ensure a quality event for our guests.

  1. Arrive ½ hour early and report to the stage manager.
  2. Bring all props/instruments, music
  3. Performance length-approx. 2 songs each time slot. For Old Fashion Christmas it can be longer.
  4. Set up time 5 mins.-let us know if you need longer and we will do our best to work with you.

Please remember that these are Christmas events and so your performance must contain seasonally relevant Christmas music. For the Festival only there will be a dressing/waiting room set-up for performers. We will verify location when we verify your performance time. Please send your response to or call 780-791-5911.

We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, The Staff of 91.1 The Bridge The Northern Lights Health Foundation & Fort McMurray Historical Society

Call To Performance Artists: igNIGHT 2017

Deadline Friday, Oct. 11, 2017


The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is seeking artists to perform during selected evenings of igNIGHT, an outdoor exhibition of illuminated temporary public art pieces. igNIGHT takes place between October 20 to 29, 2017 at Jubilee Plaza and McMurray Experience.

In recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the theme of igNIGHT 2017 is Canadian culture. Applicants must incorporate this theme into their performance.


  • The RMWB welcomes submissions from both established and emerging local artists, individuals and groups, including but not limited to musicians, DJs and bands of all genres, storytellers, dancers, children’s performers, theatre and circus artists.
  • Performances will be selected based on the quality, engagement/audience appropriateness, price range, genre of their proposed service.
  • In keeping with the nature of igNIGHT, artists or groups are required to incorporate an element of illumination (such as lights, glow in the dark accessories, etc) into their performance.
  • Artists or groups should take into consideration unforeseeable events such as inclement weather.
  • All artists or groups must be fully set-up by the start of their scheduled time slot.
  • Artists or groups must understand that igNIGHT is family focused and any act deemed inappropriate will immediately be removed from the event.
  • The RMWB can provide a 10’ x 10’ entertainment tent. Artist or groups must request additional equipment in their application. This can include six-foot tables and chairs, PA System, power, etc. Artists are responsible for supplying any additional supplies.
  • Artists or groups are responsible for the set-up and take-down of their activity in its entirety.
  • Security is limited, please ensure that all valuables are not left unattended.

igNIGHT Schedule

igNIGHT is taking place from October 20 to 29. The RMWB is seeking proposals for performances for the evenings of October 20, 21, 22 and October 27, 28 and 29. Time slots will be defined at a later date.

Budget: A fee for service will be provided.

Selection Process: Qualified performance artists will be selected on a first come first serve basis and based on available dates and proposed entertainment/activity.

Entry Requirements

Entertainers are required to provide the following information in their proposals:

  • Artist and/or group bio (100 words maximum)
  • Description of performance or activity
  • Artist fee/cost for service.
  • Additional equipment and supplies needed (e.g., tables, chairs, PA system, power)
  • Listing of preferred dates
  • A statement which specifically addresses how the performance or activity will a) incorporate illumination and b) relate to the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary

Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017


For more information, contact the Community Strategies branch: