COLUMN: Linda Jensen — Jan. 9, 2014

Linda Jensen
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E.A. Rawlinson Centre

Happy New Year!  The next six months at the

E. A. Rawlinson Centre will be exciting with our own Winter/Spring 2014 Entertainment season as well as rental events.

The many concerts on the roster will give Prince Albert and area a wide variety of great events to attend.

Now on sale is a comedy show featuring Don Burnstick that is presented by the Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games. This show will be held on Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Don Burnstick is a highly talented Cree man from the Alexander First Nation located outside of Edmonton.

Burnstick’s youth was filled with violence and he was an alcoholic and drug addict. At the age of 21 he was drug and alcohol free and began to tell his story. 

He went to the University of San Diego and received training in holistic youth development. He has also received certification as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counsellor and graduated from the Native Trainers Development program at the Nechi Institute in Edmonton.

Over the past 20 years Don Burnstick has been involved in the healing/personal wellness movement. With the tools of humour and performance, Don Burnstick’s message speaks to a proud heritage and the desire to leave a better world for future generations.

In addition to his healing work, Don Burnstick is one of Canada’s best comedians of all times. 

In his highly acclaimed comedy show You Might be a Redskin --- Healing Through Native Humour, Burnstick portrays the habits, likes and dislikes of First Nations people. Please note this comedy show contains adult subject matter and is not suitable for children.

On Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Blue Rodeo returns to the E.A. Rawlinson Centre as part of the Canadian Tire concert series. Blue Rodeo had a capacity crowd on their feet when they performed on Jan. 13 last year.

Blue Rodeo was born in 1984 and since then has released 16 albums, sold four million albums, won 11 Junos has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and earned a Star on the Walk of Fame. Their latest recording is In our Nature. 

People who attend the concert on Jan. 22 will have the opportunity to hear music from that album as well as their hits from throughout their career.

In addition, the show will open with Devin Cuddy who plays everything from 1950s country to the 1920s sound of New Orleans to 1940s Cab Calloway and more. It will be a night of great music.

Check out the website for all upcoming performances at

Looking forward to seeing you in the theatre.

Organizations: E. A. Rawlinson Centre, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan First Nations Alexander First Nation University of San Diego Nechi Institute E.A. Rawlinson Centre Canadian Tire Canadian Music Hall

Geographic location: Edmonton, Canada, New Orleans

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