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Wake up to the weekend with Daybreak Alberta and find out what Albertans are up to when they leave the workweek behind. Host Russell Bowers connects Albertans with one another through news, weather, music and stories from across the province.

Wake up to the weekend with Daybreak Alberta and find out what Albertans are up to when they leave the workweek behind. Host Russell Bowers connects Albertans with one another through news, weather, music and stories from across the province.
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Calgary, AB

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CBC

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Wake up to the weekend with Daybreak Alberta and find out what Albertans are up to when they leave the workweek behind. Host Russell Bowers connects Albertans with one another through news, weather, music and stories from across the province.

Twitter:

@CBCCalgary

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 2640 Calgary, AB T2P 2M7 888-711-7111


Episodes

They Built It, and They Came

8/5/2018
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In March of 2017, Russell Bowers did a Daybreak@Night show in Cold Lake, and he chatted with Craig Conechny, owner of Beantrees Cafe, as well as Teresa Patton, a theatre professional. They both wanted to establish a downtown theatre in Cold Lake, creating a venue for plays, music and more. Well, fast forward to the summer of 2018 and the Grand Parlour theatre is a reality. August 10-12, it will host The Verge Arts Fesitval, featuring plays, live music, and other Cold Lake creators. You can...

Duration:00:08:23

Improvised Broken Hearts

8/4/2018
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"How can you mend a broken heart," the Bee Gees once asked. Well for two actors, part of the mending can be found in songs that remind us of lost loves, and those tunes just let us have a good sob about it. Sara Simpson and Nicole Zylstra created "All Request Heartache" for the 2018 Calgary Fringe Festival. The show takes song requests from the audience and turns them into improvised mini-biographies of love and loss. Nicole Zylstar came by the Daybreak studio to share a few a weepy songs...

Duration:00:16:35

Dan Davidson Finds His Solo Career

7/29/2018
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For years, he played with popular Edmonton rock group, Tupelo Honey. But then, Dan Davidson went back to school and moved on to a solo career. Now he's on tour across Canada with the biggest independent single on the country music charts. Listen in as Dan joins Russell for a chat and plays a couple of tracks from his album, "Songs For Georgia."

Duration:00:19:20

Angie Abdou reviews the poetry and politics of Tar Swan

7/21/2018
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Each month on Daybreak, Angie Abdou stops in to review a new Alberta book, however, she also well-known as an accomplished novelist, including her latest, "In Case I Go," in the shops now. In Spetember 2018, she has a memoir forthcoming entitled "Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom" For the month of July, Angie Abdou is back in the Daybreak studio with Russell to review a new book from an Alberta author, and this month it's a poetry collection from a past winner of the CBC...

Duration:00:11:18

Renee Malo Live From Her Home Town

7/14/2018
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Renee Malo is from Cold Lake and has been writing and recording since she was a teenager. She's been in competitions on CMT and she opened for George Canyon back in 2016. Renee was the music guest for Daybreak@Night live at 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake, where she talked about hometown fame and discovering music.

Duration:00:20:14

Cold Lake Mayor On Dealing With Small City Economics

7/14/2018
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As the Cold Lake gets ready to welcome visitors for its "Full Throttle Fesitval" and CFB Cold Lake's bi-annual air show, the city is doing its best to remain the tourism and retail hub for the Lakeland district. However, even with thousands working and living on the forces base, the city has taken its share of a financial hit with the downturn in the oil industry. Last year, Cold Lake's mayor, Craig Copeland ran unopposed for re-election but that doesnt mean he hasn't had to contend with...

Duration:00:12:09

Optimism during a losing baseball season

6/24/2018
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That's baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays are having a tough season, but that's not unfamiliar territory for the people who root for the team. Veteran baseball fans Mark Heard, Chris Turner and Tyler Hellard know how to handle losing.

Duration:00:11:36

BBQ Tips with Claire Tansey

6/23/2018
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What's the biggest mistake Canadians make when they barbecue? Chef and cooking teacher Claire Tansey shares her secrets to better barbecuing.

Duration:00:10:53

50 Years of the Whyte Museum in Banff

6/10/2018
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2018 marks 50 years since the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies first opened it's doors to visitors and residents of Banff National Park. The museum was the passion and inspiration for Peter and Catherine Whyte, visual artists who reflected the park to the world. The legacy of their accomplishment and collaborations with the Nakoda people still stand thanks to the Whyte Museum and and as part of the 2018 celebrations, the museum is hosting a community barbecue on June 17. To get a...

Duration:00:10:02

Romantic Getaways in Alberta

6/9/2018
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If you live in Alberta, you've likely heard the buzz around the Royal newlyweds coming to Alberta for their honeymoon. Though a visit to the Rockies from Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle hasn't been confirmed as of yet, the buzz around their potential visit has launched another conversation throughout the province. And that is: Where would you travel in Alberta on your honeymoon, if you were looking for an especially romantic destination? Where would you recommend others travel...

Duration:00:13:04

Angie Abdou Reviews Sports Fiction

6/7/2018
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Daybreak's books reviewer, Angie Abdou is back with a collection of great Canadian sports fiction. Abdou helped curate "Writing The Body In Motion: A Critical Anthology on Canadian Sport Literature," a collection of stories as diverse as "Shoeless Joe" (1982) to "Indian Horse" (2012). She spoke with Russell Bowers about this new anthology.

Duration:00:14:04

Sheri-D Wilson Explores Poetrology

6/6/2018
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In April 2018, the city of Calgary named Sheri-D Wilson as its fourth poet laureate. Wilson has had an amazing career as one of the country's leading and most innovative writers, she's been the force behind the International Spoken Word festival, as well as an educator of young people. Her first big project as Calgary's poet Laureate is something Sheri-D Wilson calls Poetrology. At the end June, she's hosting an event for adults and July 23-27, she's organized a workshop for youth so they...

Duration:00:12:58

Gadjo Collective - Live and Exclusive

6/6/2018
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Edmonton violin player Cam Neufeld has been playing the music of the late great jazz guitar pioneer Django Reinhardt for longer than he can remember. Cam has followed this musical passion with trips to Asia, also including stops in Paris, India, and Turkey. His search for the roots of Gypsy music also means heading up a group of musicians called The Gadjo Collective, a group he describes as a Balkan Dance Party band. Neufeld and his daughter, Billie Zizi, joined Russell Bowers at the...

Duration:00:21:22