SCOOPS- April 22, 2015

1. 2015 Larry Wilson Scholarship applications available now

Again this year, the Larry Wilson Scholarship Program is available for students 17 years of age and over who are planning to further their studies in the following artistic disciplines: Drama, Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Musical Theatre and Literature. Applicants must have permanent residence in Moose Jaw or the South Saskatchewan Enterprise Region. Scholarships are funded by monies set aside by the late Larry Wilson to acknowledge the contributions his family made to the arts. The scholarships are executed by the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.

Scholarship application forms are available at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre box office or online at
Deadline to submit applications is June 30, 2015.

2. Festival of Words launch on April 23 – note the new location

The 2015 Saskatchewan Festival of Words is coming up July 15 – 19th. The 2015 launch will take place tomorrow (Thursday, April 23rd ) in the upstairs lobby at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, outside of the Saskatchewan Festival of Words office, at 217 Main St. N. This is a come and go event with coffee and treats from 12 noon to 7 PM, so stop by any time that works for you and purchase your passes and tickets or get your copy of the full festival line-up. The powerpoint video will be set up for your viewing pleasure, and Donna Lee and Sarah will be on hand to answer all your questions. For more info, please call the Festival office at 306-691-0557 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. Living Skies Chorus concert on Friday

The Living Skies Chorus of Regina is proud to present their annual spring concert, Singing is Life, this Friday, April 24 at 7:30 PM at the Mae Wilson Theatre. Relax and enjoy some of your favourite songs performed by various singing groups. A featured guest for this show is Sweet Saturday, a Moose Jaw roots/folk band that performs in three-part vocal harmony. Also joining the show will be Harmony 2 Go, a youth barbershop chorus from Regina comprising 26 males and females ranging in age from 14 to 25. Rounding out the package is the Living Skies Chorus of Regina. It all promises to be a very entertaining evening.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students; available at the Cultural Centre Box Office and at the door. Children 12 and under admitted free. All proceeds go to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation.

4. Friends of the Library AGM April 28th

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 28th at noon in the south room at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Coffee and snacks will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Library. In that time, the Friends have raised over $200,000 for acquisitions and programming for our Library. Well done, Friends of the Library!

5. Bob Currie launches new poetry collection April 29

You are invited to join Robert Currie as he launches his new poetry collection, The Days Run Away, next Wednesday, April 29th at 7 PM at the Moose Jaw Public Library Theatre. Admission is free. All are welcome. Congratulations, Bob!

6. Colin James in concert May 1

Colin James is on a cross Canada tour in support of his new album, Hearts on Fire, which brings him to Moose Jaw for a live performance next Friday night.

The Regina-born singer/songwriter and blues guitarist singer is an inductee in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. He has won six Juno Awards including “Male Vocalist of the Year” and the “Best Producer” award for his efforts with The Little Big Band, and is the recipient of 17 Maple Blues Awards having most recently been honored in 2013 with “Entertainer of the Year”.

Don’t miss Colin James: Up Close and Personal -- Friday, May 1 at 7:30 PM at the Mae Wilson Theatre. Tickets are $45 including all charges, available at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre Box Office and online at Tickets purchased online are subject to an additional per ticket charge.

7. The New Montagues Canada Day Fundraiser May 2

It’s time for the annual Canada Day Fundraiser at the Mae Wilson Theatre – next Saturday night, May 2 at 7:30 PM. This year’s concert offers uptown funk in the heart of town, featuring The New Montagues, with Aaron Ruston of The Uncoolas. The band features a full horn section, and will play some of your favourite tunes by Chicago, Bruno Mars, Neil Diamond, The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Diana Ross and more.

Tickets are $20 each. Proceeds go towards the purchase of fireworks for Canada Day.

8. Now at the Mosaic Gallery

The current exhibit at the Mosaic Gallery in the Conexus Visual Arts Centre at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is Life Through the Lens, a collection of photographic works by Bill Kruse and Larry James Going. The exhibit runs until May 22.

The Mosaic Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free.


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