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Joel Schulz

Joel provides us with thirty years of project management, broadcasting and teaching expertise and connections in the telecommunications, IT, financial and screen industries. He holds a graduate degree in Project Management from the University of Calgary.

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COOPERATIVES – Is control slipping away from the members?

by Joel Schulz – Publisher With election season upon us for the Calgary Cooperative Association Limited, I decided to do some background research into the operation of cooperative societies at the board level. In the past couple of months, I…

No Comments / 1135 View / March 19, 2018

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SILVERA FOR SENIORS TOSSING ABUSED 80 YEAR OLD WITH DEMENTIA ON TO THE STREET

IF NO INTERVENTION IS PROVIDED, THIS WOMAN WILL DIE By Joel Schulz, Publisher and Michelle O’Keefe, Associate Publisher This whole episode is leading me to believe that in Alberta, seniors are disposable. The woman, Ms. Patricia Riggs, is a senior…

No Comments / 1178 View / November 23, 2017

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1800 VOLUNTEERS – THE BACKBONE OF A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL

by Joel Schulz and Michelle O’Keefe Every aspect of the Calgary Folk Music Music Festival is run by volunteers. We met with Emily McCormick, Volunteer Manager for the festival to discuss the seemingly formidable task of assembling a group of…

No Comments / 872 View / July 12, 2016

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THE REEL CAN TALKS WITH FOLK FEST ED DEBBI SALMONSEN

by Joel Schulz – Publisher and Michelle O’Keefe – Music Editor Last Thursday, at Festival Hall, The Reel Can sat down with Debbi Salmonsen, Executive Director of the Calgary Folk Music Festival, where we had a candid conversation about this…

No Comments / 1022 View / June 24, 2016

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Catching up with the sport of “Bunning”

‘Bunning’ *: A sport of sort, simple enough, with its own implied set of risks. Bunning is an activity in which the participants sneak up to the top floor of a targeted hotel and subsequently steal the buns, and perhaps…

No Comments / 95 View / November 14, 2015

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Poetry of Elena Danfe: Idea / Substance

Idea over Substance   Idea I concede that maps are both science and art. I concede their beauty and their necessity but still . . . As we measure and name each inch of territory and claim boundaries and nations,…

No Comments / 39 View / November 14, 2015

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The Gallery

by Rebecca Aikman – Alberta Buzz/Reel Can Staff Writer James shuffled his feet. He was wearing the red leather MHE’s, the ones that had caught his eye in the Netherlands. He was delighted to discover them on the first shelf…

No Comments / 152 View / October 16, 2015

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LEGEND OF THE LICH LORD AND OTHER ALBERTA BUZZ CIFF PICKS

by Joel Schulz – Publisher I had the opportunity to write many of the synopses for the Program Guide of this year’s Calgary International Film Festival and view many screeners in the process. A couple of films stood out for…

No Comments / 170 View / September 29, 2015

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PAUL GROSS: LIVE WEAPONS, HYENA ROAD, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

by Joel Schulz – Publisher Paul Gross and I sat down together at his hotel, on Friday September 25, to discuss the making of his latest production, HYENA ROAD, which was shown at its own special gala at this year’s…

No Comments / 504 View / September 28, 2015

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ASSASSIN OF THE ARTS: Is Gordon Dirks Fit to be Education Minister?

by Joel Schulz – Publisher In September of 2014, the 2015 graduating class of theatre and many music students at Calgary’s Rocky Mountain College should have been returning to complete the final year of their program. However, a serious problem…

No Comments / 212 View / April 27, 2015