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Original Thoughts - April 2014

In this issue:
• Make a Connection: April 24 - May 4
• You're Invited to our Live Broadcasts!
• National Volunteer Week April 6 - 12
• CRTC License Renewal Application
• Ways to Stay Connected with CKUA
Make a Connection: April 24 - May 4

Make a Connection: April 24 - May 4

This year our Spring Fundraiser is all about Connection.

It’s about celebrating music and how it brings us together – connecting us with the music we love, and with each other as a community of CKUA listeners.  CKUA exists to connect you with great music, arts and culture – including the best of Alberta’s and Canada’s emerging and established talent. 

Our vision statement is simply "Music. Story. Connection.". It’s your financial support as a listener that makes this vision possible. Connecting artists to audiences, performance venues to music & arts lovers, and listeners to each other.  Your donations make this vision real.

Please keep the connection alive by making a donation to the Spring Fundraiser now.

And thank you for making this mission that is CKUA a living reality today.

You're Invited to our Live Broadcasts!

We are excited to announce that during this Spring Fundraiser we are inviting all our listeners to join us in person for a number of live on-air broadcasts and events.

Fire on the Mountain - Thursday April 24, 6-7pm (Calgary’s National Music Centre)
We celebrate the first day of Spring Fundraiser in style with music from the Steve Fisher Bluegrass Band. Steve and Tom Coxworth host a special fundraiser edition of Fire on the Mountain, live from the National Music Centre in Calgary. And if you're part of the live audience, stick around for the concert after the on-air broadcast!

The Celtic Show – Friday April 25, 6-9pm (CKUA Performance Space)
Andy Donnelly welcomes back The Beautiful Hearts, for a command performance after their smashing Christmas Ceilidh last year. The band is made up of an all-star lineup including Bobby Cameron, Andrea House, Jan Randall and Tim Isberg. They'll be at CKUA’s performance space for a special 3-hour edition of The Celtic Show.

Folk Routes – Sunday April 27, 10am-noon (CKUA Performance Space)
Tom Coxworth welcomes Kacy & Clayton to the CKUA performance space Sunday morning at 11am for a special guest appearance on Folk Routes.

Roys’ Record Room – Monday April 28, 6-7pm (CKUA Performance Space)
Roy Forbes and co-host Lark Clark will join forces for a two-hour shellac and vinyl extravaganza, aka the Spring Fundraiser edition of Roy's Record Room. Roy is currently digging through his 45s to find the perfect Fingerfulla 45s giveaway pack for the second hour. Come on down, give a little holler, ring those phones, raise a few dollars! Be there or be L7.

Party in the Park – Friday May 2, 11am-2pm (City Park Beside CKUA)
• The official launch of Edmonton’s Street Piano project with special guest Colleen Brown
• Live broadcast of How I Hear It with Monica Miller and Lark Clark, with special guests Le Fuzz
• An open invitation to tour CKUA’s acclaimed record library
• CKUA’s own Ukulele Choir

The Celtic Show – Friday May 2, 6-9pm (CKUA Performance Space)
Andy Donnelly welcomes the Derina Harvey Band to CKUA’s performance space for a special 3-hour edition of The Celtic Show. It will be a monster of a ceilidh!

A Time for Jazz – Saturday May 3, noon-3pm (CKUA Performance Space)
Kodi Hutchinson welcomes Champian Fulton and the Cory Weeds Quintet to the CKUA performance space for a live interview and performance.

All of these events are free, but of course we'd be delighted if you'd like to make a donation! We look forward to seeing you soon.

National Volunteer Week April 6 - 12

National Volunteer Week is Canada’s largest celebration of volunteers, volunteerism, and civic participation.

Our province has a rich history of volunteering and community involvement, with more than 1.4 million Albertans dedicating their time to communities every year.  The work of volunteers is essential to maintaining resilient communities at home and around the world.

CKUA's loyal volunteers are the cornerstone of our fundraisers, our ambassadors at events/festivals, and our in-house support team for tours, FDO, volunteer management, Marketing, and other departments.

Without our knowledgeable CKUA volunteers, most of what we do today would not be possible. So when you speak to a CKUA volunteer this Fundraiser, make sure you let them know how amazing they are and how much the CKUA community truly appreciates the dedication of their time, energy and the commitment to CKUA Radio!

CKUA staff & families

CRTC License Renewal Application

CKUA is currently seeking to renew its broadcast license for another seven years. As part of the licensing process, the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) allows us opportunity to rally support for what we do.

As you probably know and probably appreciate, CKUA is a listener-funded Alberta-wide broadcaster that focuses on music and the Arts, with a passion for supporting, promoting and showcasing Alberta and Canadian talent.

It would be very helpful, and we would be extremely grateful if you could lend your name and that of your organization to supporting our license renewal application, so the CRTC will fully appreciate CKUA’s value in Alberta’s cultural ecology, grant our license, and allow us to continue doing what we do best – supporting Alberta’s and Canada’s music and cultural talent and industries.

If you can help us out, simply fill out this Online Form and that's it.

Again, we’d be really grateful for your support.

Thanks from all of us.

Ways to Stay Connected with CKUA

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