2016 Press

The Reel Can Talks with Folk Fest ED Debbi Salmonsen

Posted by Joel Schulz on 24 June 2016

Last Thursday, at Festival Hall, The Reel Can sat down with Debbi Salmonsen, Executive Director of the Calgary Folk Music Festival[http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/], where we had a candid conversation about this year’s festival and the challenges facing the manager of one of North America’s most successful events. This...

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Patterson on a roll with new album

Posted by Cole Carruthers on 23 June 2016

Amelie Patterson Amelie Patterson, Silkerodt Photography Banff native Amelie Patterson is releasing her album Roll Honey Roll and kicking off a summer tour in her very own hometown. She’ll perform at Banff’s Wild Bill’s Saloon on July 4, with the album set for release...

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9 things to do in Calgary with kids this summer

Posted by Alex Mlynek on 9 June 2016

*1. Calgary Folk Music Festival* This 37-year-old festival, which features a wide variety of music despite its name, is known for its family-friendly culture. In fact, it’s a tradition for many people (known as “tarpies”) to line up at Prince’s Island Park for hours to get...

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Lilac Festival kicks off great start to Calgary's summer festival season

Posted by Salmaan Farooqui on 5 June 2016

Calgary’s Mission district came alive Sunday with scorching temperatures bringing big crowds to celebrate Lilac Festival. Long considered the unofficial start to Calgary’s festival season, Lilac Festival’s vendors, performers and food brought in the crowds, with 4 St. S.W. being packed with strolling visitors as far...

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Top 5: Summer festivals in Calgary

Posted by Salmaan Farooqui on 5 June 2016

Matt Eyre has tons of fun at the annual 4th Street Lilac Festival in Calgary, AB The first weekend of June has just finished, it’s sunny and hot outside, and a near record crowd estimated at more than 100,000 took over 4th Street for...

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