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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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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Nearly 10,000 pilgrims visit St Francis Xavier’s relic in Calgary

Nearly 10,000 pilgrims visit St Francis Xavier’s relic in Calgary

Over 5,000 people made a pilgrimage to St Albert the Great Parish in southeast Calgary for the public veneration of the relic of St Francis Xavier. Nearly 2,500 attended Sunday Mass at the church in the presence of the incorrupt arm of the saint, on a special tour marking Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. An additional 200 more visitors waited patiently in a line overflowing into the basement as evening vespers prayers with the relic after mass….

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Christmas House in St Paul

Christmas House in St Paul

Two hours northeast of Edmonton, Don Mudryk has lit up the night at his home in St Paul. On his property sits several hand-crafted wonders, including a carousel, ferris wheel, and a steam train. He began only 5 years ago, making a nativity scene out of Christmas lights, then the rest, like Rudolph, is history. Here’s an interview with Don Mudryk on on-of-a-kind his Christmas house. The location of this house is embedded in the map. To…

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Leduc Country Lights Christmas House

Leduc Country Lights Christmas House

Leduc Country Lights is the biggest outdoor light up event in the Edmonton region outside the Alberta Legislature grounds. It’s bigger than ever this year both donations to the Leduc Food Bank and visitors are up. Truly the ultimate winter wonderland. Please obey signs and stay on designated paths to keep this tradition going! To get here, head West at Leduc Common (Exit 517) from QE2, turn left on Range Road 260. Keep driving til…

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Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

The 20th annual Nativity Show at West End Christian Reformed Church runs from Thursday, December 14-16. 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 year, there…

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Sand & Art Converge This Weekend

Sand & Art Converge This Weekend

The 5th year of Sand On Whyte is back in Old Strathcona, and this final weekend, you’ll also have the pleasure of strolling down the street with hundreds of local art vendors. Sand On Whyte 2017 celebrates Canada 150 with not only Canadian features, but sand carvings depicting stories connected to Old Strathcona itself. Alex Decoteau and Anthony Henday are only a couple of the personalities you’ll find at the event this year, which opened…

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