Western Canada Fashion Week (Sept 17-25)

Western Canada Fashion Week (Sept 17-25)

Western Canada Fashion Week has their Fall show Sept 17-25 this year. It’s the second largest in Canada and the longest running in Alberta. Since 2005, it has been trailblazing in trends, new talent, and showcasing the best of the Canadian fashion industry. There are two Western Canada Fashion Weeks every year, one in the spring, and one in the fall. Watch the video to see what to expect at the show. Whether you’d like to participate in…

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Sheep Parade Through Downtown

Sheep Parade Through Downtown

Update: The 2016 Sheep Leaving Parade is Labour Day 2016. Family events begin at 10am, with the parade at 11am. The City of Fort Saskatchewan has an annual Sheep Parade to say goodbye to the sheep for the winter. The sheep were brought into the city in 1992 to cut the grass where it was difficult to bring mowing equipment along the river bank. Today it is its major tourist attraction of the year. Watch…

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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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