Doing hard time for a good cause

Jail-N-Bail

Sometimes, being on the wrong side of the law can feel so good, like that time I crossed the street when the hand was flashing orange. The exhiliration!

This year I am volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society for their annual Jail-N-Bail campaign!

Jail-N-Bail involves mock arrests of willing and fun-loving participants who are taken to a mock jail at the event site. You can choose to turn yourself in or help put a felon behind bars. After a playful trial, the jailbird is found guilty and bail is set. The jailbird can choose to go to jail or they can volunteer for house arrest to raise as much bail money as possible by contacting family, friends, co-workers and businesses for tax-deductible donations.

The money raised through Jail-N-Bail helps the Society continue its fight for life by funding the most promising cancer research, support programs and services for people living with cancer, comprehensive cancer information, prevention initiatives, and advocacy for healthy public policy.

Here's where my call to readers comes in: we're still on the lookout for jailbirds! Feeling a wee bit of guilt yourself or know someone who you'd like to snitch on? Consider doing some hard time for a good cause!

Canadian Cancer Society Jail-N-Bail | Facebook Page

Slaughterhouse Slough

I stumbled upon this weekly webcomic by Illustrator Eric Dyck. Heh, this sums Lethbridge up:

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Slaughterhouse Slough

When it snows, the ticks come indoors…

Here's a big, fat NOPE that I found on Reddit, which actually turned out to be an installation by Lethbridge artist Kindra Shaw. Still, no thanks!

Lethbridge in spotlight: Craig Ferguson on growing for Lethbridge

He's the host of CBS' The Late Late Show and he's literally coming to Lethbridge. Our little city is getting a mention, along with a few chuckles on air:

Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that Scottish comedian and festival favorite Craig Ferguson will be hitting select Canadian cities this fall with his witty and hilarious stand up performance aptly titled Craig Ferguson Live! Don’t miss the star of The Late Late Show when he performs in Lethbridge at the Enmax Centre Theatre on Sunday, October 20 at 8PM.

Beer? One needn’t ask twice

Craft Beer Festival

It's known to most who read the newspaper (I mean, who doesn't) that the Galt Museum occasionally holds scotch or beer tasting events. However this time, it's the SAAG who's putting on a Craft Beer Festival on October 19th, the same day as the Japan Film Festival. Oh, the hard choices in life…

Like fine artisinal beer?  Like pizza piled with delicious toppings?  Like supporting SAAG?  If you answered yes to any or all of the above then don't wait to get your tickets for our second annual Craft Beer Festival.  Last year's inaugural event was a sold-out success and tickets for this year won't last long!  Sample a variety of craft beers from distributors such as Wild Rose, 49th Parallel Group, True Craft Importers, Steamwhistle and many more.  With over 40 beers to taste and delicious pizza by the slice, courtesy of Two Guys & A Pizza Place, we promise your taste buds won't be disappointed.  Cheers!

Sugoi! Japan Film Festival comes to The Movie Mill

Now that Word on the Street and Arts Days are finally over, here comes some real culture.

Japan Film Festival

The Consulate General of Japan in Calgary and the Japan Foundation present the 2013 JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL in Lethbridge, featuring 2 contemporary Japanese films at the Movie Mill on October 19th. Both shows are in Japanese with English subtitles and are free to attend, though seating is limited.

For full details, check out the Nishikaze website.