Leacock Medal organizers nix awards dinner for online announcement

Stephen Leacock Associates has cancelled this year's Stephen Leacock Memorial Award for Humour gala dinner. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, which is worth $15,000, is awarded to the best book of humour each year. The medal is usually presented at the gala dinner held in Orillia, Ont., the first week of June. Its…

Juno Awards organizers 'hold off indefinitely' on revealing this year's winners

EntertainmentHang tight, the winners of the cancelled Juno Awards will still be announced, but it won't be any time soon.'Our focus will be to support the music community during this crisis,' CARAS saysDavid Friend · The Canadian Press · Posted: Mar 26, 2020 9:03 AM ET | Last Updated: March 26Organizers behind the Juno Awards,…

Free and family friendly: What to watch while you stay at home

As politicians and public health officials deploy different measures to try to contain the spread of COVID-19, the message is clear: Stay home.  But with schools shut and many parents now working from home, finding accessible and affordable ways to keep kids entertained can be a challenge, especially with rising subscription fees. Fortunately, there are plenty of free and…

77% of National Music Centre staff temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 cancellations

The National Music Centre in Calgary has laid off 77 per cent of its staff and rolled back wages for the small remaining team, due to the impacts of the global novel coronavirus pandemic. The temporarily layoffs affect 39 part-time staff and 23 full-time staff, the NMC said in an email.The National Music Centre is…