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McCauley Moments Launching November 10

At long last, McCauley Moments will be screened for the first time in public on Sunday, November 10, from 2-4 p.m. in room 4 at the Commonwealth Recreation Centre. There is a load of free parking, and the location is right along the LRT route. The event is free and we’ll even have refreshments from the Italian Centre!

Doors are at 2 p.m., followed by a welcome at 2:15 and then a screening of the film (approximately 35 minutes) at 2:30. The filmmaker will be in attendance, as well as representatives from McCauley Revitalization and The Works.

Here is the Facebook event for the launch – hope to see you there!

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Final Edits!

McCauley Moments is currently in its final editing stage. The editing process has been meticulous. The final round of edits are being done with the help of a test audience, who watched the film and provided feedback. As a main purpose of McCauley Moments is to present the positive side of the McCauley neighbourhood to people who may not be familiar with the area, I (Paula) carefully hand-selected a cross-section of people I know who live outside the community to see if watching it changed their view of McCauley. I want to thank the following people for taking time out of their busy schedules to watch the film and provide feedback:

Johnny Blackburn
Audrey Brooks
Jim Graves
Chris LaBossiere
Randy Layetzke
Netta Phillet
Leslie Treseder
Tamara Vineberg

They say your friends can be your biggest critics, and in this case, that adage proved to be true. I am glad I have friends who are not afraid to be honest with me. I owe you all a hug and refreshing beverage.

Of course, I need to extend many continual thanks to Linda Wedman at The Works International Visual Art Society and Jane Molstad with McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton, for their constant support and feedback.

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East Meets West: Chinatown Festival

The Chinatown Festival portion of this year’s East Meets West took place on August 17. It was an exciting and fun time, with dancers, martial arts demonstrations, dancers, food trucks, a Lion Dance, and more! Footage from the event will be featured in McCauley Moments. Here is an extended video about the Chinatown Festival.

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McCauley, Then and Now

Last night, the book McCauley, Then & Now launched at Zocalo. The book is designed as a walking guide to the neighbourhood and includes the history of the area, many of its buildings, and stories from long-term current and former residents. The launch featured people from the committee that created the book speaking, reading, and making music. I was the Editor of the project, and spent the evening behind the camera filming the event. Here it is!