Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

The 21th annual Nativity Show at West End Christian Reformed Church runs from Thursday, December 13-15, 2018. Thursday and Friday hours are 6pm-9pm, Saturday hours are 3pm-9pm. The church, located on the North end of Candy Cane Lane, has stayed humble to its roots and spends next to nothing on advertising. Instead they have relied on word of mouth, a handful of posters, and repeat visitors like me to continue their unique Christmas tradition. This…

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Zoominescence 2018 Biggest Yet!

Zoominescence 2018 Biggest Yet!

Zoominescence is back at Edmonton Valley Zoo in support of the Valley Zoo Development Society. This year is the largest display of lights I’ve seen over the years. The annual event brings together local Edmonton artists with various lit art projects in a place where you can visit the animals at night when the zoo is usually closed. Pro-tip: Be sure to download the Edmonton Valley Zoo app before you go. This app will show…

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Remembrance Day Weekend Events In Edmonton

Remembrance Day Weekend Events In Edmonton

One hundred years ago this year was Armistice Day on November 11th the end to WWI. Canada was involved in World War I (The Great War) which saw the largest Canadian war casualties in history. The number of Canadians who died in that war surpass all other wars Canada has been involved in, combined. Although there are no more surviving veterans from World War I, there are still veterans from World War II and after,…

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Is it too late to save our Chinatowns?

Is it too late to save our Chinatowns?

Edmonton’s Mid-Autumn Festival has been going for several years now, but this year’s celebration of the event wasn’t only dampened by a series of unfortunate weather events; it was a reflection of the state of Chinatown’s history in Edmonton, and those across North America. The event was supposed to have taken place at the Chinese Garden in Louise McKinney Park on September 15, but an early snowfall on the 12th delayed the event by a…

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DreamLife Lottery Home Has the Ultimate Man Cave

DreamLife Lottery Home Has the Ultimate Man Cave

The 2018 DreamLife Lottery dream home has launched and there is an ultimate ‘man cave’ inside. Half of the house is made for the male occupant. With masculine architecture and interior design being much neglected, it’s a much breath of fresh air to step inside. The house is located in a part of Chappelle neighbourhood which is in completion in the Heritage Valley. It’s a smooth drive west from the 41 Ave SW exit on…

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Community Garden Opens in Alex Decoteau Park

Community Garden Opens in Alex Decoteau Park

Edmonton’s newest downtown park just opened its newest addition of a community garden. On May 5th, the gardeners with selected plots gathered together for the celebration. Thirty-three were selected for plots on the site, which included some organizations such as Homeward Trust, whose office is located beside the park. The gathering began with acknowledgement of Treaty 6, orientation of the site, and some input on what the stakeholders this year would like to see the…

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Splash Poké Opens in South Edmonton

Splash Poké Opens in South Edmonton

The poké bowl food trend has been around for a couple years now, and doesn’t look like it’s leaving any time soon, as Splash Poké opens their newest location on the south side. Poké bowls are the Hawaiian version of the lesser known Japanese chirashi bowl. As a lifetime fan of chirashi, it took me a while to get used to my favourite sushi restaurant dish being modified with added ingredients, but now I am…

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Taste the Royal Wedding Cake in Alberta

Taste the Royal Wedding Cake in Alberta

Didn’t receive an invitation to the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Well, at least there’s a sweet fairy tale ending available in our province named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. From May 12-May 19 (the week before the big day), all The Cheesecake Cafe locations will be serving the Royal Wedding Cake using the same recipe as the future Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The cake breaks from Royal tradition of fruitcake,…

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Edmonton Transit Commute Time Maps

Edmonton Transit Commute Time Maps

How long does it take to take transit home? As the City of Edmonton’s latest #yegcommute campaign rolls into full force, it’s a question everyone has in the back of their minds. Many avid transit users in other cities have time-scale maps and heat maps, and now we’ve got one for the Edmonton area, all based from the starting departure point of Central LRT Station. I’ve included these TWO representations below. Since Edmonton isn’t as well…

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Ice On Whyte All Grown-Up

Ice On Whyte All Grown-Up

It’s hard to believe that the Boardwalk Ice On Whyte Festival has been Edmonton’s winter favourite for only 15 years. From its original location at McIntyre Park, to End-of-Steel Park, to this year being right on Whyte Avenue, the festival has gone through several changes. Let’s go back 16 years before Ice On Whyte began. Back in 2002, the closest ice carving festival was over 3 hours away, if you’d brave the unpredictable winter driving…

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