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Hip hop artist Santa Fe Klan to play the Rio Rancho Events Center – Rio Rancho Observer

Hip hop artist Santa Fe Klan to play the Rio Rancho Events Center - Rio Rancho Observer

Rio Rancho — Live Nation Entertainment brings hip hop Artist Santa Fe Klan and his 2022 Summer
Tour to the Rio Rancho Events Center on Thursday, August 25 at 8 p.m.

Joining Santa Fe Klan will be Mexican Rapper Tornillo, as well as Mexican Rapper MC DAVO.

The Rio Rancho Events Center “is proud to offer a range of culturally diverse events,” according to the announcement.

Tickets are available now at Concert goers are encouraged to arrive early for the best parking options.

Born and raised in Guanajuato, México, Ángel Quezada AKA Santa Fe Klan has been part of the hip‐hop world since he
was just 12 years old.

Now, 7 years later and with six albums under his name, he continues to impress with his powerful
performances, style and unique sound.

In 2020, he was a finalist of MIDEM´s “Talent Accelerator” and named The Latin
Youth´s voice.

“An MC capable of connecting with thousands and millions of people through his reality: that of a young
man from Santa Fe (name of the colony where he was born and raised) who explores all the vices and virtues of the
Mexican neighborhood.” – VICE

The Rio Rancho Events Center is an 8,000 seat multi‐purpose venue, which opened in
October 2006, and is home to the New Mexico Runners (Major Arena Soccer League) and the Duke City Gladiators
(Indoor Football League).

The arena, which is owned by the City of Rio Rancho, is managed by OVG360.


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Two upcoming twin cities events in Burlington | The Bay Observer

Two upcoming twin cities events in Burlington | The Bay Observer

The City of Burlington’s Mundialization Committee is celebrating spring with two events on Saturday, May 14, in honour of Burlington’s twin cities, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands and Itabashi, Japan.

Canada Netherlands Friendship Day – May 14, starting at 10 a.m.

The annual celebration of Canada Netherlands Friendship Day will recognize the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by the Canadian Armed Forces and the 17th anniversary of the City of Burlington’s twinning with the City of Apeldoorn. The event starts at 10 a.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St, and will feature:

Raising of the Canadian and Dutch flags

Greetings from Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, Consul General of the Netherlands, Harman Idema and Elizabeth Witmer, former Deputy Premier of Ontario

Presentation from B.T. Lindley Public School

Musical interludes by members of the Burlington Teen Tour Band

Apeldoorn and Burlington student artwork display.

Sakura Festival – May 14, starting at 1 p.m.

The Sakura Festival will celebrate the Japanese cherry blossom at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre from

1 to 3 p.m. The free event will offer:

Greetings from Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Consul General of Japan, SASAYAMA Takuya

A Japanese drumming performance from Do Kon Daiko

A demonstration from Shudokan Family Karate

A Koto performance from Mari Kunsanagi and Logan Scott

A singing and shamisen performance from Ten Ten Canada, featuring TAKAHASHI Aki

A performance from dance group Sakuramai

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Sled Dog mail run preparing for 30th annual event – Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Sled Dog mail run preparing for 30th annual event - Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Preparations are underway to bring the Gold Rush Sled Dog Mail Run back to the Quesnel area.

The president of the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Association, Ric Raynor, said unlike in 2021, the run should be open to spectators under public health rules.

“We certainly have some restrictions in place, but for the most part, they don’t constrict us because we’re an outdoor event,” he said, noting some indoor events like a Friday night dinner require vaccine passports.

Ten mushers and their teams have signed up for the run, with Raynor noting there is usually a rush of last-second registrations in the week leading up to the event.

This year’s event will begin at Troll Ski Resort in the morning on Friday, Feb. 25, where the mushers will be sworn in as official Canada Post mail carriers. The envelopes which will be carried by the teams are for sale throughout Quesnel, and can be dropped off at the post office.

“The nice thing about that is it gives the mushers one less night of accommodation,” Raynor said.

“The other advantage is after the dinner on Friday, I imagine most of the mushers will head to Wells, where we’ll be for the rest of the weekend.”

Raynor added mushers had been requesting a more centralized event for a few years now. That change, along with the move from the last weekend of January to the last weekend of February were made because the organization was able to take a step back during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At one point the mail run was a qualifier for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest sled dog races, but it’s now a standalone event.

“COVID was the opportunity for change,” Raynor said.

“(The move to Febraury) also gives people more time to buy the envelopes. It’s always such a rush through Christmas to the first three weeks of January.”

In previous years mushers were sworn in at the Canada Post offices in Quesnel. Mail will be carried through and around Wells, and a final dash is set for Sunday morning, ending in Barkerville Historic Town and Park.

Raynor said he’s been watching the weather closely, thanking business owners in Wells and the snowmobile club for helping prepare the town for the mushers arrival.

“We’re hoping for a little bit cooler weather,” Raynor said.

“Pushing through melting snow is not fun. The advantage with Wells is its a lot higher, so there are some cooler temperatures up there.”

The normal auction may move to a hybrid system, where some of the items will be available for bid online. A full schedule of events is available at

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