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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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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City Brings Disney to Town, 11,000 Attend

City Brings Disney to Town, 11,000 Attend

Update: The ATB Symphony In the City returns Sept 2-3, 2016 to Churchill Square! The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has stepped up with their free public performances in the last couple years. In 2014, the first symphony in the city took place in Churchill Square and ended in Kinsmen Park playing the 1812 Overture to celebrate the new Light the Bridge project. The 2015 ATB Symphony In The City in Churchill Square featured music from both 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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Sikh Parade Full of Colour and Flavour

Sikh Parade Full of Colour and Flavour

The Nagar Kirtan Sikh Parade is one of the biggest celebrations in Edmonton for the Sikh community. The annual event happens on the Sunday of the May long weekend and consists of a parade, multiple outlets of free food, and bright colours everywhere. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the festivities. The parade takes place May 22, 2016 on Mill Woods Road East from the Gurdwara Millwoods (Gurdwaras are Sikh temples) on 26 Ave…

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5 Places For Spring Pictures in Edmonton

5 Places For Spring Pictures in Edmonton

With spring just arriving in Edmonton, everyone is just dying to go out and take some refreshing photos with family, friends, and that special someone. In Edmonton, the golden window for tree blossoms around the city has been between May 18 to May 28. Note that these are tree blossoms, as opposed to bush blossoms, which started blooming early in 2016 early on April 19, so be prepared for any week now. Here are some…

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Rat Hole Buried In Time

Rat Hole Buried In Time

The 109 Street Subway, also known as the Rat Hole, was a tunnel under the original CN Rail yard in downtown Edmonton. Built in 1927 and completed in 1928, it served as a 2 lane tunnel (one lane each direction) connecting downtown and Kingsway traffic for over seven decades. There was much love for this little hole in the ground, and much hate for it as a second parallel tunnel was never built to alleviate…

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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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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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