Channeling his 10-year career as professional hockey player, owner and head instructor Marek Babic helps players of all ages become better hockey players. At his on-ice training center, he and his instructors lead youngsters and adults in sharpening their skills through private instruction and team sessions. The dedicated coaches will customize sessions to their players' needs, focusing on skating, shooting, or dodging checks with graceful triple lutzes. They also lead intensive youth summer camps onsite or in tours across Europe.
Those seeking to improve their successful shot percentage can practice drills at the shooting range or get a peep at their technique with the center's video shot-analysis system.
What began in 1998 as a business run out of Diane Shaw and John Foo's basement has blossomed into an empire of three brick-and-mortar shops, a warehouse, and an online emporium bursting with handy teaching tools and toys. Education Station's extensive collection supports the healthy mental and physical development of kids of all ages, whether they're honing fine motor skills or penning thought-provoking postmodern critiques of children's literature. Youngsters share quality time with parents and siblings over informative games, puzzles, and playthings, and teachers shape bright young minds with classroom supplies and lesson-plan supplements. Each shiny new e-book, fun toy, and challenging puzzle is hand-selected and fosters long-term learning and intellectual development.
The imaginative designers behind the Homes for the Holidays Tour join creative forces every year, bedazzling five local residences with eye-grabbing cheer from the inside out. All of the homes have sufficiently prepared for Santa’s arrival, boasting walls strung with holly, trees adorned with twinkling lights, and cabinets stocked with cookies and barrel-aged bourbon. Homeowners invite touring parties to explore their winter wonderlands and garner inspirations for their own holiday decorations. All proceeds from the Homes for Holidays Tour support all of the charitable foundations supported by the Junior League of Edmonton, including the Kids Help Phone.
Ray Charles once said, "Music to me is like breathing—I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of music." Edmonton Music Studios' team of instructors celebrates this quotation, among others, on its website, and works hard to inspire similar life-long musical passions within students of all ages. During lessons, pupils learn to play scales, sing with strength, or communicate in Morse code on the piano, guitar, violin, cello, or harmonica. Music-theory classes boost students' understanding of melody, harmony, rhythm, and other components of song. Children's choir groups meet to harmonize songs from a variety of genres.
Page the Cleaner first opened its doors in 1935. Back then, it was a family-run laundry business operating out of a single, small shop. As the decades passed, however, Page the Cleaner grew into more than 200 drop-off locations across Alberta and added dry cleaning to its repertoire.
Today, the company utilizes environmentally responsible dry-cleaning methods that minimize waste.
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