New Years Fireworks From Above

New Years Fireworks From Above

Yegventures has had the opportunity to view the Edmonton New Years Fireworks from Above for the last 6 years. The newest 2017 edition is now posted. Note in 2012, the fireworks were actually launched from behind City Hall. Since the construction of the Royal Alberta Museum, they have since been launched from on top of the Stanley Milner Library over Churchill Square. For the 2017 New Year’s Eve, there were two shows, one at 8:30pm for the…

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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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PARK(ing) Day Coming Sept 16

PARK(ing) Day Coming Sept 16

PARK(ing) Day returns to Edmonton Sept 16, 2016 on Angel Way in The Quarters downtown. Edmonton will join cities around the world in making use of parking spaces in a different way. The event started in San Francisco and has taken life of its own. Last year, the CityLab Edmonton project had a Star Trek library, some public outreach stalls, and countless other installations. A group with the historic Chinatown group hosted tours of 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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Yeg This Weekend: Nov 13-15

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 13-15

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This weekend begins a long line-up of winter festivals until the end of winter. The only thing we’re missing is _____. I’ll leave that up to imagination. Here are some events this weekend. Holiday Light Up On The Square (Nov 14 4-7pm) Free It’s a mouthful but it’s a whole lotta fun as the annual Christmas tree gets lit up in Churchill Square. Organized by the Downtown…

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ZimSculpt Exhibit Ends

ZimSculpt Exhibit Ends

This is the closing weekend of ZimSculpt, so you only have Sunday to see these incredible Zimbabwean masterpieces. The exhibit opened Aug 22, 2015 at the Muttart Conservatory. Originally on the calendar as Africanas, the name was changed to reflect the primary display at the show, made up of Zimbabwean shona sculptures. Upon the opening of ZimSculpt, sculptors of the craft were present as live examples of how the pieces of art were created. Zimbabwean shona…

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Yeg This Weekend: Sept 25-27

Yeg This Weekend: Sept 25-27

There’s so much happening this last September weekend that it might just cause a few traffic jams! September has normally been a month where events wind down as school begins again, but River City shows that summer can be extended and constantly have great attendance. Here’s the round-up this weekend. Once again, if anything was missed, comment below to add your event. Edmonton Galleria Arts & Culture Showcase (Sept 26) Free With phased-in council support…

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Yeg This Weekend: Sept 18-20

Yeg This Weekend: Sept 18-20

Summer ends after this weekend, so it’s your last excuse to wear your summer clothes outdoors. Some fall festivals are already beginning this weekend being celebrated in several communities in the capital region with a couple highlighted in this round-up. The other events happening are of observance with a model train show, film festival, and one in remembrance and honour. If we’ve missed any major events, please comment below to add them. PARK(ing) Day (Sept…

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The Face Behind Faces of Edmonton

The Face Behind Faces of Edmonton

Creative Edmonton launches some great pop-up events as they’re themed. Their latest this year was the Heroes Vs Villians market. Both vendors and consumers dressed up for the event and felt like a comic expo. Creative Edmonton supports local businesses with these events to help promote and sell their products and services. A midst the fun, Yegventures was able to catch up with two great local entrepreneurs. The first is an interview with Shane Woodsmith,…

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