City Brings Disney to Town, 11,000 Attend

City Brings Disney to Town, 11,000 Attend

Update: The ATB Symphony In the City returns Sept 2-3, 2016 to Churchill Square! The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has stepped up with their free public performances in the last couple years. In 2014, the first symphony in the city took place in Churchill Square and ended in Kinsmen Park playing the 1812 Overture to celebrate the new Light the Bridge project. The 2015 ATB Symphony In The City in Churchill Square featured music from both the…

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Enlightening History of Lights on Edmonton’s Skyline

Enlightening History of Lights on Edmonton’s Skyline

Here’s an enlightening history of lights on the Edmonton skyline. While ATB Lights was a one time even (for now), it continues three decades of Edmonton’s experimentation with light to brighten up the city. After all, the city at latitude 53 does get up to 17 hours of evening darkness in the winter. Here’s an enlightening history of lights on the Edmonton skyline. Last week, Edmonton’s skyline had a unique lights show when ATB Place was lit…

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Sikh Parade Full of Colour and Flavour

Sikh Parade Full of Colour and Flavour

The Nagar Kirtan Sikh Parade is one of the biggest celebrations in Edmonton for the Sikh community. The annual event happens on the Sunday of the May long weekend and consists of a parade, multiple outlets of free food, and bright colours everywhere. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the festivities. The parade takes place May 22, 2016 on Mill Woods Road East from the Gurdwara Millwoods (Gurdwaras are Sikh temples) on 26 Ave…

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Stir-Fry Ice Cream is Really Cool

Stir-Fry Ice Cream is Really Cool

It started in Thailand, then moved to Hong Kong. Recently it has come to North America with New York and Las Vegas lining up for this latest trend in frozen desserts. Move over cold stone creameries and self-serve yogurts, stir-fry ice cream is here. Stir-fry ice cream is made by pouring cream onto a teppan grill chilled down to as low as -35°C. Mix-ins are stir-fried on the chilling surface, and when the ice cream…

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Communities Offer Services to Ft Mac Evacuees

Communities Offer Services to Ft Mac Evacuees

Albertans have responded with love and generosity during this time, with homes and businesses offering whatever they can to evacuees. While the City of Edmonton has organized the largest efforts, there is a lot of outpouring from communities across the province and Canada. Beyond Red Cross, there are also other trusted organizations and businesses which have pledged to help. They include those which can care specifically to special demographics: from children with autism, to pets, and to veterans. Local…

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5 Places For Spring Pictures in Edmonton

5 Places For Spring Pictures in Edmonton

With spring just arriving in Edmonton, everyone is just dying to go out and take some refreshing photos with family, friends, and that special someone. In Edmonton, the golden window for tree blossoms around the city has been between May 18 to May 28. Note that these are tree blossoms, as opposed to bush blossoms, which started blooming early in 2016 early on April 19, so be prepared for any week now. Here are some…

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Cook-Off Raises $18,000 for Local School

Cook-Off Raises $18,000 for Local School

The Noodles & Doodles Culinary Arts Cook-Off came back with a new fitting name for their event. Originally the Mount Royal Culinary Cook-Off, the food tasting and auction event raises money for the arts programs at Mount Royal elementary school for the entire year. This year 9 restaurants competed for a spot in the Canadian Food Championships: The Red Piano, Craft Beer Market, Prairie Noodle Shop, Sage River Cree, El Cortez, Zinc, Highlands Golf Course, Northern…

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Rat Hole Buried In Time

Rat Hole Buried In Time

The 109 Street Subway, also known as the Rat Hole, was a tunnel under the original CN Rail yard in downtown Edmonton. Built in 1927 and completed in 1928, it served as a 2 lane tunnel (one lane each direction) connecting downtown and Kingsway traffic for over seven decades. There was much love for this little hole in the ground, and much hate for it as a second parallel tunnel was never built to alleviate…

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Top 15 Yegventures Stories of 2015

Top 15 Yegventures Stories of 2015

It was a big year for Yegventures transitioning from its YouTube channel to website format. Launching only 6 months ago, the move quickly made Yegventures a recognizable name across Edmonton social media platforms. Even though the transition may have affected viewership of the original Yegventures channel as well as a break in content production the YouTube channel still managed to reach a quarter million views two months ahead of projections. Here are 15 most popular…

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Gatsby Gala in 360

Gatsby Gala in 360

Here’s a couple 360 snapshots from the Great Gatsby Gala on New Year’s Eve 2016 at Fairmont MacDonald. The historic landmark ended its 2015 centennial year with a 1920s style ball. Tickets included dance lessons for popular dances from the era so they could participate during the event. The 2016 year boasts some golden surprises for the hotel. Feel free to click and drag to explore the images. Grand Ballroom Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical…

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