Collection consists of a near-complete print run of Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD), a Calgary-based local news and entertainment weekly newspaper that was published from 1995 to 2015 by Great West Newspapers Limited Partnership. The 934 newspaper issues in the collection are bound in volumes in chronological order. The collection also contains one series of CD and DVDs containing digital photographs, articles, and web page images created by Fast Forward Weekly's staff for the newspaper.
"Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD) was a news and entertainment weekly which provides news, alternative viewpoints, entertainment information, review articles and specialized advertising. It was distributed throughout Calgary, Banff and Canmore. It is owned by Great West Newspapers, LP. With an assessed readership of 70,000 upon a distributed circulation of 30,000, the paper was one of the most widely circulated and well-respected alternative newspapers in Canada."
Fonds reflects Leacock's career as a teacher of music at Mount Royal College as well as his work as a pianist and composer. The fonds is arranged into three series which include audio recordings, awards and achievements, and programs and articles regarding his public performances and teaching career. Other records in the fonds reflect Leacock's interests in photography and mountaineering, and include photographs and personal correspondence.
Fonds documents Tom Besse’s direction and production of theatre productions at Mount Royal College during his tenure as Coordinator of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. The fonds includes two series: Production files, which documents theatre productions he directed or produced, and Theatre production slides, which consists of photographs of plays he was involved in. The fonds also contains other records related to fundraising, project proposals, and promotion related to theatre productions.
Fonds documents Spencer's time as a student and teacher at the Mount Royal College Conservatory. Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing programs from local speech and drama productions, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
Fonds documents Hunter's career as a novelist, poet, and writer of short stories. Fonds consists of correspondence, books, poems, short stories, manuscript drafts, research notes, contracts and agreements, posters, articles, reviews, interviews, photographs, and diaries. Fonds is arranged into 4 series: letters; writing and publications; family history; and articles and reviews.
Fonds reflects Paterson's career as a teacher of speech arts and drama at Mount Royal University and independently, as well as his work as a performer, director, and adjudicator. The fonds is arranged into five series: adjudication, teaching, performances, education, and local speech and music festivals. Fonds consists of performance and festival programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio and video recordings, correspondence, cards, scripts, brochures, tickets, and schedules.