College Copy Shop is once again sponsoring the the Edmonton Fringe Festival and are proud to say that we are the longest running sponsor for this event.
August 13 through 23th will mark the 34th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. North America’s largest and longest-running Fringe Festival. The Edmonton Fringe doesn’t jury or censor artists’ work in any way and selects performances using an unbiased lottery system. Since participating artists receive 100 per cent of ticket revenue from their performances, the Fringe relies on donations from Festival patrons, public funders and business sponsors to operate.
Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) brings danger, excitement, adventure and theatre to churches, bars and boudoirs in Old Strathcona and beyond at SupercaliFRINGEilistic, August 13 – 23, 2015.
FTA is dedicated to providing a vibrant year-round home in Edmonton for local, national, and international artists to present theatre arts that challenge audiences, and celebrate the cultural fabric of our communities. We do so by fostering an environment and providing resources that encourage audiences of all ages, and artists – professionals and aspiring alike – to take creative chances.
For more information on how to support, donate, volunteer or create with Fringe Theatre Adventures, or to book tickets visit www.fringetheatre.ca.
Everyone is ‘Fringing’!*
*Fringing: ‘to Fringe’. Fringe (verb)/frinj
- Enjoying a unique, evolving Edmonton experience
- Being swept up in an international artistic force to be reckoned with
- Taking an essential journey for every theatre lover
- Participating in a rite of passage for artists from around the world.
We’re here to for the Fringe:
Everyone is ‘Fringing’! Even the staff at College Copy Shop.
On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1st has been officially known as Canada Day, celebrated now in all ten provinces and three territories.
“O Canada” was proclaimed Canada’s national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. The music was composed by Calixa Lavallée, a well-known composer; French lyrics to accompany the music were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The song gained steadily in popularity.
Many English versions have appeared over the years. The version on which the official English lyrics are based was written in 1908 by Mr. Justice Robert Stanley Weir. The official English version includes changes made in 1968. The French lyrics remain unaltered.
Happy Canada Day from the friendly staff here at College Copy Shop! We will be closed July 1st for the holiday.
Awed by the great power of the sun, civilizations have for centuries celebrated the summer solstice, the first day of summer.
The Celts & Slavs celebrated with dancing & bonfires to help increase the sun’s energy. The Chinese marked the day by honouring Li, the Chinese Goddess of Light. Perhaps the most enduring were the Druids’ celebration of the day as the “wedding of Heaven and Earth”.
Today, the day is still celebrated around the world – most notably in England at Stonehenge and Avebury, where thousands gather to welcome the sunrise on the Summer Solstice.
Pagan spirit gatherings or festivals are also common in June, when groups assemble to light a sacred fire, and stay up all night to welcome the dawn.
Happy Summer Solstice from the friendly staff here at College Copy Shop!
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on the 5th of May. Contrary to what many people believe, it is not Mexico’s independence day. Rather, it’s a remembrance of a David and Goliath-like fight.
In 1862, as the French invasion of Mexico began, their force of 4,000 soldiers defeated twice as many French soldiers in the Battle of Puebla. The French occupation would continue until 1866. But the Mexican soldiers’ courage and determination inspired Mexican Americans to celebrate the win. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Cinco de Mayo story was related to their quest for respect in the United States.
Today, it’s become much like St. Patrick’s Day. You don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate!
Happy Cinco de Mayo from he friendly staff here at College Copy Shop!
Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson and Harvard University student Dennis Hayes celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22 in 1970. It has spread worldwide over the past 40 + years. More than 6 million Canadians join 500 million people in over 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity.
Happy Earth Day from the friendly staff here at College Copy Shop!