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Fluid Festival showcases contemporary dance

By Cynthia Kwan, Oct 11 2016 — From Oct. 13–29, Calgarians will have the opportunity to dive into the city’s contemporary dance community at Springboard’s annual Fluid Movement Arts Festival. The event brings unique and intricate dance forms together with physical performances from both international and local performers. Now in its 11th year, the Fluid…

Pokemon Go highlights Edmonton Animethon

By Cynthia Kwan, August 12 2016 — The 23rd annual Animethon at MacEwan University in Edmonton came to a close this past weekend. The longest running anime convention in Canada attracted many fans this year, as colourful cosplayers filled the campus. The Pokemon Go trend was an influential aspect of this year’s convention, with staff members…

Animethon brings cosplay, maid cafés and all things manga to Edmonton

By Cynthia Kwan, August 4 2016 — The longest running annual anime convention in Canada will take place August 5–7 at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Partnering with the Telus World of Science and its Sherlock Holmes exhibit, this year’s Animethon features a theme of “mystery.” From maid cafés to gaming tournaments and cosplay shows, Animethon…

Alberta Abroad program coming to a close

By Cynthia Kwan, July 26 2016 — A popular international internship program for university graduates in Alberta is on its last legs. According to a recent announcement on their website, the internship program Alberta Abroad has been cancelled by the Ministry of Advanced Education for financial reasons. “Our government is committed to enhancing access to foundational…

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