August 16, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill – Hair-Cut-A-Thon

Filed under: Events, Non-Profit — Kristoffer Benoit @ 3:24 pm

Join Calgary sound rentals to help Matter of trust and SFM Lifestyle salon to keep our environment clean.
Come down, get a haircut and save our environment.

When : August 18th 2010
Time : 10am – 2pm
Who : Open to the public
Where : Stephen Ave and 1t S.W.
Contact : 403 228 1600
Website :

SFM lifestyle Salon and Spa partner with Matter of Trust to host a hair-cut-a-thon to assist the gulf oil spill.

Hair is very absorbent and efficient at gathering oil. Salons are sweeping up their hair clippings and shipping the hair to Matter of trust who turn the cuttings into mats.
Hair clean up oil spills
They can also be made into brooms which can be tied together to surround and contain a spill.
Hair brooms used to clean up oil spills
Here is a video link if you would like to know more about how the process works.

Calgary sound rentals is pleased to donate sound equipment for the event.

August 12, 2010

Lee Taylor Band – Vulcan Alberta – Wedding Band

Filed under: Events, Weddings — Kristoffer Benoit @ 12:04 am

Well… we did it again.
I loaded up the element. It was a perfect tetris. A solid cube of pa equipment.
I headed out to Vulcan Alberta for what would prove to be one hell of a barn stomp.

When I arrived I found a workshop that had been converted into a ballroom. I have to say the wedding planner/event coordinator did an amazing job considering what she had to work with.
Wedding Planner work
I loaded up the stage (a flat bed semi truck.)
Rental sound system on a flat deck truck
The band hit the truck. The people hit the dance floor.
I brought out eight qsc hpr121i monitors, one qsc hpr181i sub and two racks of four par 56 lights.
The machine shop was a little tinny so I had to cut some of the high mid’s on the front of house graphic eq’s and made sure the bass was pumping. Not surprisingly the 18″ powered sub I rented out did the job perfectly. I love our QSC’s!
Lee Taylor Band
For the size of the room the rental equipment I brought out from Calgary was perfect. I think if there was anymore power in that room the reverberation off of the metal siding would have made the music a wash of high’s.
Lee Taylor Band - Live in Vulcan

August 6, 2010

One Yoga in the park – A uend event (Stanley Park Calgary)

Filed under: Events — Kristoffer Benoit @ 8:56 am

Hit the mat yoga event

We are pleased to be renting sound equipment and providing volunteer audio techs for the following event;

OneYoga - uend event
Sunday August 8th ยท 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location Stanley Park
42nd Avenue and Stanley Drive SW
Calgary, AB

OneYoga presents a fundraiser towards teaching hygiene and health care to children in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone.
Please visit thier facebook event page here

“More Info:
OneYoga 2010! This year bigger and better!
* Free
* Outside
* At Stanley Park- close to Chinook Mall
* 108 minutes of yoga to help end extreme poverty
* Registration starts at 9:00 AM, Yoga starts at 10:08 AM
* Open to ALL levels and ages…yes, families welcome!
* We’re targeting 1008 people!
* All you need to do is SHOW UP, PRACTICE YOGA and DONATE
* Tax receipts for all donations and sponsors over $25
* All money raised goes towards teaching hygiene and healthcare to children in Koinadugu, Sierra Leone. (
* We encourage everyone to consider alternative transportation i.e. walking, biking, and city transit.
*There will be a walk down to the park from lululemon 4th street. Please be there for 9a.m. if you wish to partake
* You may want to consider bringing: Water, sunscreen, and a yoga mat
* The best ways to donate on site is cash or check, we will have a computer available for those who wish to use credit; or save the hassle and donate before hand:

* If you want to raise funds and get pledges (like a run for cancer) please visit the UEnd website and register yourself or a team at:
A free yoga mat will be given to anyone who raises $100+ (from, while supplies last)”

p.s. if it is raining this event will be taking place at the multicultural centre.

The event was a success!

Here are a few shots off my phone.
We brought out four seven hundred watt yorkville speakers and four 500w qsc hpr121i powered monitors. They were positioned around the park so that people could choose to do yoga where they felt most comfortable.
The instructors used wireless headset lavalieres while a band played soothing music in the background.
Very nice.
Outdoor PA system for Yoga in the park
Yoga in the park