Rice Howard Way Street Vendors

Rice Howard Way Street Vendors

A fact lost in Edmonton street name history after the numbering system was introduced was that Rice Howard Way is a combination of Rice Avenue (101A Avenue) and Howard Street (100A Street) downtown. As the closest resemblance of Stephen Avenue in Calgary, Rice Howard Way has had its share of pedestrian-oriented events in its history. Here we discover the recent food truck boom in its infancy. What The Truck just blew it up big!

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Metropolis Winter Festival

Metropolis Winter Festival

Edmonton today is now marketed as a Winter City, but it hasn’t been a smooth transition without some flops. The Metropolis Winter Festival was perhaps one with the highest controversy. Since Churchill Square isn’t put to use during the winter months, why not add several large pavilions to draw people in? Sounds like a great idea on paper, but the result was an expensive eyesore in the square for months. This was then put on…

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Occupy Protests Reach Capital Region

Occupy Protests Reach Capital Region

Few people know that the entire Occupy movement started when a student artist decided to protest in the nude on Wall Street (a picture can be found in the Journal about a month before it became mainstream). Since Bloomberg owns the media, they decided to have a media black out of the event. That backfired because of the power of the internet, and the rest is history. Across the world in late 2011, Occupy protests…

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Zipline Across Churchill Square

Zipline Across Churchill Square

After the success of the zip-line across Robson Square during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Edmonton did not want to miss out on the fun. Hosting the 2010 Grey Cup was the perfect excuse to pull it off. Here’s a POV video of what it was like going across the square. Wheeeeee!

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Olympic Torch Run Through Edmonton

Olympic Torch Run Through Edmonton

The longest domestic torch run in Olympic history took place for the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympic games. At every scheduled stop there were celebrations to bring the nation together for a sporting event which changed the Canadian identity for the better. We’re sorry all right, sorry that we kick ass! The torch came through Edmonton on January 13, 2010, less than one month before the February 12 opening ceremonies. After a journey along historic Jasper…

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