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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Ice On Whyte Festival Back for Canada 150

Ice On Whyte Festival Back for Canada 150

Ice On Whyte is Edmonton’s premier winter festival and hosts the only International Ice Carving Competition in the city. This year, the competition was moved up a day so that visitors can enjoy completed sculptures both Saturday and Sunday. Instead of completing Saturday at noon, competitions on both weekends will be completed Saturday at noon. After last year’s successful change in days of operation opening Thursdays through Sundays, the Ice On Whyte Festival returns this…

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Flying Canoe Festival

Flying Canoe Festival

The Flying Canoe Festival is a definite Yegventures pick for winter festivals to attend. It’s only in its 5th year, but it exceeded all expectations as being hands-down the most ‘Canadian’ festival in Edmonton. The Francophone-Metis influenced festival has its setting in Mill Creek Ravine and the French Quarter. La Cite in the French Quarter is one of two sites of the festival. Sleigh rides bring visitors to the ravine site where illuminating artist installations,…

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Graffiti Fest Puts Murals on the Map

Graffiti Fest Puts Murals on the Map

Rust Magic 2016 has spraypainted new public murals across the city in a span of several days. The graffiti arts festival aimed to add 17 new murals to the urban landscape, and has already completed 11 in its opening weekend. This weekend, additional murals will be added to The Pearl, Chez Pierre Cabaret, and Quasar Bottle Depot. While the paint is still fresh, a video is not yet available. However, we’ve put together an Edmonton Mural…

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Western Canada Fashion Week (Sept 17-25)

Western Canada Fashion Week (Sept 17-25)

Western Canada Fashion Week has their Fall show Sept 17-25 this year. It’s the second largest in Canada and the longest running in Alberta. Since 2005, it has been trailblazing in trends, new talent, and showcasing the best of the Canadian fashion industry. There are two Western Canada Fashion Weeks every year, one in the spring, and one in the fall. Watch the video to see what to expect at the show. Whether you’d like to participate in…

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Christmas At Bob’s a Hidden Gem

Christmas At Bob’s a Hidden Gem

Bob Fedina is a carpenter by trade and he hand-crafted most of the decorations at the residence, aka Christmas At Bob’s. He made mechanical waves of light, a circling cuckoo nutcracker turnstile, dancing soldier, light tunnel, and flamingos with a mechanical alligator. To top it off, he built a crane for his house in order to install a 3 storey tall snowman. His construction started after Halloween and opened on the first Saturday of December….

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Yeg This Weekend: Dec 4-6

Yeg This Weekend: Dec 4-6

If you thought last weekend was eventful, this coming weekend is going to be mammoth! Whether you’re looking for something to do outdoors or spending time indoors to take in a little history and nostalgia, get out there to take it in before the rest of 2015 flashes by. Goodbye, Hello (Dec 4-6, open 48 hours) Free While The Beatles won’t be there, the beetles certainly will. The Royal Alberta Museum will have a final farewell party…

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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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Streetcar Reimagined + Buena Vista Cable Car

Streetcar Reimagined + Buena Vista Cable Car

Here’s a proposal of the historic Edmonton Streetcar reimagined. Taking the model of the Portland Streetcar or Trams in Rome (a one-car low-floor LRT train), I’ve extended the route and connected it to several historic Edmonton communities and current high-floor and future low-floor LRT lines. It extends the current High Level Bridge Streetcar Line southbound through the old CN corridor in Old Strathcona East towards the Wagner/Davies Station of the Valley Line LRT. Northward, it crosses…

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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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