BADEK’S NEWS 21

One. Lethbridge, AB – A grade 8 student at Master’s Academy & College in Calgary Nick Rodrigues is the winner of the “2009 Calgary Junior Idol” Competition. (Category of the age 13-17). Nick, 13 years old, has been singing since he was able to talk, and now acts and models professionally as well. Two. Holt,… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 21

I am Wishing Happy Holiday Seasons to All My Readers and Their Families

Beautiful White Christmas in Calgary, snow is everywhere, Canadian geese lines are streaming south in the right wedge formations. “Bye-bye, geese. I know that you are heading for a big Christmas party, to meet your friends and families. Good luck to you!”. Let us sing along the wonderful Christmas songs together with David Phelps. “Oh… Continue reading I am Wishing Happy Holiday Seasons to All My Readers and Their Families

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“Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2010 Year! I Wish to “Krutaja Babulka” and Her Loved Ones Happiness, Good Health and Luck! All the Best, Yours, Alexandra from Yakutiya”

To attune to a Christmas mood and put you on humorous line watch “Mr. Bean – Art Class”and “Mr.Bean- Christmas”videos. Mr.Bean – Art Class Mr.Bean- Christmas A few sketches from loved ones who are now far away from me, in the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. One December week end afternoon before Christmas. Two friends,… Continue reading “Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2010 Year! I Wish to “Krutaja Babulka” and Her Loved Ones Happiness, Good Health and Luck! All the Best, Yours, Alexandra from Yakutiya”

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When He Left the World, the Beloved Father (To the Bright Memory of Vitaliy Yasov)

You are invited today to our Hospice Chapel. We are sitting in a room lit up with candles and leafing through the album of memories  of Vitaliy Yasov’s family who passed away one year ago, on December 28, 2008. According to the Russian Orthodox tradition the commemoration is held on the 8-th day, on the… Continue reading When He Left the World, the Beloved Father (To the Bright Memory of Vitaliy Yasov)

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Casual Conversations in Style Fa-La-La-La with Lidia from Island Lido

1. Lidia, recently you’ve been on cruise in Adriatic Sea with a stop in Venice. My family and I also were on Mediterranean cruise and visited Venice. What was the most remarkable impression  from your point of view? 2. Island Lido, the major park and beach of Venice. Upon our getting on the island, the… Continue reading Casual Conversations in Style Fa-La-La-La with Lidia from Island Lido

BADEK’S NEWS 20

One. Zoolights is the most popular and largest light show in Calgary. The interactive display boasts more than 1.5 million individual light bulbs arranged into the shape of animals, birds and Christmas figures. It runs from November 27 to January 3, 2010. Entrance fee is $ 8 for adults and $ 5- for children. Two.… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 20

Handel’s Messiah at the Jack Singer Concert Hall is One of the Best Things to Start to Feel the Christmas Spirit

Really, what can be better to put oneself in a Christmas mood than listening to the beautiful music of Handel’s Messiah? Ivars Taurins, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal  baroque conductor, knows how to get into character. This month, Taurins will slip into a fat suit and a powered wig to transform into fiery 18th century… Continue reading Handel’s Messiah at the Jack Singer Concert Hall is One of the Best Things to Start to Feel the Christmas Spirit

BADEK’S NEWS 19

One. Uglovka, Russia. A powerful homemade bomb sent a high-speed Moscow-to- St.Petersburg train careening off the tracks, killing at least 26 people in what’s being considered an act of terrorism, Russian officials said. Two. Calgary, Alberta. November 19 is a world toilet day- and what the world needs now is more of them. Toilets save… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 19