Touring the Law Courts

Touring the Law Courts

On Law Day April 22, 2017, visitors get to have a tour of the court rooms, get locked up in a paddy wagon, take selfies behind bars, and ask legal questions to experts face to face. Exhibitors will also be there for further learning and information. If you received a traffic ticket, get tips and pointers on how to proceed, whether to save money or to fight your ticket. There’s activities for all ages and items…

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Silver Skate Festival

Silver Skate Festival

The Silver Skate Festival has been a hidden gem in the city for years, and thanks to social media, this event finally receives the attention it deserves. Even in winter city, it’s hard to have an annual winter event last 27 years. In fact, it is the oldest running winter festival in the city. No other winter festival in Edmonton brings together drama, art, sports, fire, ice, and fun like Silver Skate. The 2017 festival…

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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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New Years Fireworks From Above

New Years Fireworks From Above

Yegventures has had the opportunity to view the Edmonton New Years Fireworks from Above for the last 6 years. The newest 2017 edition is now posted. Note in 2012, the fireworks were actually launched from behind City Hall. Since the construction of the Royal Alberta Museum, they have since been launched from on top of the Stanley Milner Library over Churchill Square. For the 2017 New Year’s Eve, there were two shows, one at 8:30pm for the…

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Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Another year has ended for the annual Nativity Show at West End Christian Reformed Church. The 19th annual event concluded Saturday for a 3 day event. The church, located on the North end of Candy Cane Lane, has stayed humble to its roots and spends next to nothing on advertising. Instead they have relied on word of mouth, a handful of posters, and repeat visitors like me to continue their unique Christmas tradition. This year, there are…

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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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Holy Doors Open at St Joseph’s Basilica

Holy Doors Open at St Joseph’s Basilica

Pope Francis declared the 2016 church year a Jubilee year of Mercy. His Holiness asked the Holy Door be opened in every diocese around the world. The Holy Door is a designated door of a cathedral which remains closed until a year of Jubilee. In Edmonton, Archbishop Richard Smith blessed the doors on Gaudete Sunday (December 13, 2015) and opened the doors in communion with churches around the world. While the Holy Doors in Rome open every…

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Pop-Up Play Dates A New Venture

Pop-Up Play Dates A New Venture

With so many pop-up events for adults, art, and commerce, this was bound to happen: a pop-up play date for kids. Some local mom-trepreneurs made it all happen last weekend. Climbing, jumping, running and discovering adventures are all priorities on Traci Costa’s agenda with her kids this winter. Costa, the founder of Peekaboo Beans, a children’s playwear company, is passionate about the importance of play for Canadian kids. She, along with local Play Stylist Stacy…

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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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