May 15, 2011

Oops-a-dazy doggy doo and Fur ball

Filed under: Non-Profit — Tags: , , , — Kristoffer Benoit @ 12:35 am

It is amazing the types of events that I get to witness, be a part of and contribute to with this company.

Tonight we set up a sound system in Calgary’s carriage house inn in one of their larger ballrooms. We had a full sound and lighting rig to enable a dog fashion show.
A dog fashion show?
Yes. That’s right. There are interesting things going on in Calgary. The longer I am in this business the more I realize just how much is going on here.

Oops-a-dazy, the organization putting on the event, is a no kill animal rescue shelter which was started in 2006. Since their inception they have saved over 2000 animals.

How it works is that there are foster homes for abused, found or reclaimed animals. The foster care persons have regular houses in Calgary just like you and me.

People can go online and see images of the animals that are in the foster homes.
They can go and visit the animal and take it into their own home if they wish.

I asked Brent from oops-a-dazy, and one of the foster persons, if it is ever hard to say goodbye to a pet. He told me yes it is hard sometimes but the upside is that when a pet he has been caring for finds a home, that means he has space to take in another pet in need.

We are proud to have been a part of another successful community event.
It was enjoyable to see the persons with all of their dogs.

I couldn’t help leaving feeling all warm and fuzzy. (and thinking it’s time to watch best in show again.)

This post will be updated with some shots of our set up.

May 5, 2011

Episode 31 – Jung People – Calgary sound rentals – Behind the Scene Podcast:

Calgary Sound Rentals Behind The Scene Podcast Episode-31

On today’s behind Calgary’s music scene podcast we interview Calgary band “Jung people”
We speak with them about their experience at the market collective, what makes a good live show, how dynamics can draw attention to your set, who influences them as musicians, how to navigate all of the band based web sites, social media and oh so much more.

Calgary band Jung People