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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World Record ‘Dronie’ Attempt

World Record ‘Dronie’ Attempt

To promote the first Nuit Blanche in Edmonton, an attempt to make the world’s largest Google Maps marker ‘dronie’ was made a month ahead. Participants received limited edition Nuit Blanche T-shirts. Below is a video which includes a timelapse of the world record attempt. It is unknown whether the record was made, nor if there was a previous record attempt to create a human Google Maps marker. Attepts to contact the organizers were not answered. Nuit…

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This City Plants Bikes for Clean Air

This City Plants Bikes for Clean Air

An initiative in Edmonton is sure to make you pedal for sustainability. It’s planting bikes for clean air. The city of Edmonton proclaimed June 3rd as Clean Air Day. To promote the event, a moss bus stop and several moss bikes were placed throughout Downtown Edmonton. The city aimed to encourage motorists to be idle free, use alternative modes of transportation, plant a tree, learn how to improve indoor and outdoor air quality, as well…

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Middle Earth Comes Alive

Middle Earth Comes Alive

The current show at Muttart Conservatory will take you to the greatest of fantasies. Journey to Middle Earth is a Lord of the Rings inspired show which brings you into Hobbiton. You’ll find Bilbo Baggin’s home in the Shire, Smaug the Dragon, and a few other surprises from J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless classic. See the video for scenes from the show. It runs until August 16, 2015.

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How Great The Art Walk

How Great The Art Walk

The 20th Old Strathcona Art Walk was bigger than ever and they had 10 blocks of art to prove it. Here’s a quick in-depth look at three featured artists and non-profit organizations this year. Included are Marco Antonio Diaz, Jeremy Bresciani, Kaytlyne Dewald, iHuman, and the Art Mentorship Society of Alberta.

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This Alley Makeover is Spot-on

This Alley Makeover is Spot-on

As cities around the world enter a new renaissance in urban planning by making them pedestrian-friendly, they face huge challenges in what to do with roadways which are no longer needed. Edmonton has found a fun way to revamp an unnecessary roadway and it’s as simple as child’s play. For a pilot project for this summer, the alley on the North West corner of 104 St and Whyte Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic…

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Clareview Rec Centre & Library Tour

Clareview Rec Centre & Library Tour

The Clareview Recreation Multi-Use Facility opened in January. Here’s a facility tour of the building, which includes a recreation centre, multi-cultural centre, and an Edmonton Public Library. Key sections of the recreation centre include a fitness gym, aquatics area, courts, the original ice rinks, and outdoor turf. Located steps from Clareview LRT station, it’s a great connection to the rest of Edmonton.

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High Level Bridge Lights Up for Queer Community

High Level Bridge Lights Up for Queer Community

Edmonton’s High Level Bridge was lit up in rainbow colours on December 6th in solidarity with the queer community after requests were made during the 3rd reading of Alberta’s controversial Bill 10 on Gay-Straight Alliances. The Bill was the tipping point in the splitting of Alberta’s opposition Wildrose Party. The City of Edmonton lit the bridge even though it is not policy to use the bridge for political purposes. The lights were lit up on…

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