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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Historic Magna Carta Ends Visit to Canada

Historic Magna Carta Ends Visit to Canada

The historic document Magna Carta which has influenced and impacted laws and policies around the world for centuries will be leaving Edmonton after its first visit abroad. The copy of the document, along with the Charter of the Forest left Durham Cathedral for the the first time ever, on a tour of Canada. Magna Carta Canada made its way to 4 Canadian cities while on tour, visiting Gatineau, Winnipeg, and Toronto. Edmonton is its last stop…

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Yeg This Weekend: Dec 11-13

Yeg This Weekend: Dec 11-13

Holiday events are in full swing on this third weekend of Advent. There’s still retail events if you’ve missed out on some markets, displays and shows, and plenty of activities to enjoy the great outdoors as the snow is definitely here to stay. Here’s some of what’s happening this weekend. If you wish to add anything, comment below. 124 Street Cash Mob We have all heard the news of how the 102 bridge replacement delays…

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Festival of Trees at 31

Festival of Trees at 31

The Festival of Trees is one of the earlier events kicking off the winter festival run in the city. You’ll find hundreds of beautifully decorated trees here every year. The event proceeds go to the University Hospital Foundation, this year supporting the trauma unit and complex surgeries. With 160 trees this year, there is always something to see around the corner. This year the festival runs from Thursday, Nov 26 to Sunday, Nov 29 from 9am-9pm…

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Yeg This Weekend: Nov 20-22

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 20-22

Advent doesn’t begin until next weekend but Christmas is already in the air. We have a couple winter events and several markets to prepare you for the holiday season. Here are events happening this weekend in the Edmonton area. All Is Bright on 124 Street (Nov 21) Free All Is Bright winter festival is among the first to kick off the long list of winter festivals in Edmonton. The festival opens up local businesses along…

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Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-Up

Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-Up

It’s a mouthful but it’s a whole lotta fun as the annual Christmas tree gets lit up in Churchill Square. Holiday Light Up On The Square this year is Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 from 4-7pm and is free. Organized by the Downtown Business Association, there will be family fun (including family-friendly burlesque) after the City Market closes with extended hours. Fireworks will launch as the tree is lit up. Food bank donations will also be accepted…

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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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Yeg This Weekend: Nov 6-8

Yeg This Weekend: Nov 6-8

It’s not just all about the cowboys this weekend as Rodeo Week is in full swing. There’s so much goodness that we couldn’t fit it all on this page. There’s an extensive list for Rodeo Week compiled by Edmonton Tourism here. However, Rodeo ain’t the only thing happening. Here are a few highlights we’ve selected for this weekend. 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off (Nov 6 11:30am-130pm) $ Recap Here As part of the event launching CFR Rodeo…

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Yeg This Weekend: Oct 30-Nov 1

Yeg This Weekend: Oct 30-Nov 1

Since it’s Halloween, these are the Halloween related events happening this weekend. Linda Hoang has an extensive list of Halloween events on her site here. We’ve reused the same page as last weekend so finished events are at the bottom. Don’t forget that it is All Saints Day on Nov 1, which follows All Hallow’s Eve. All Saints Day is why Halloween even exists. Visit a local Catholic or Anglican church for Mass on Sunday…

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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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