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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Rewind: Meadows Fire Station Opening

Rewind: Meadows Fire Station Opening

Here’s a tour of The Meadows Fire Rescue Services Station 26 during the grand opening on this day (Oct 24) in 2009. The building has both a fire department and EMS station on location as separate units. The ribbon was cut by MLA Carl Benito, Councillors Dave Thiele & Amarjeet Sohi, MP Mike Lake, and Mayor Stephen Mandel. One of the firefighters take us on a tour, followed by a EMS paramedic back in this 2009 rewind….

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Vegreville Pysanka at 40/ Mazankowski Way

Vegreville Pysanka at 40/ Mazankowski Way

In this exclusive, we traveled to Vegreville to a ceremony celebrating the Pysanka’s 40th Anniversary, and a special street dedication to the Right Honourable Don Mazankowski. The town of Vegreville took this opportunity to make the entire weekend a festival known as vEGGfest. There was a long concert line-up leading to this official event with a ceremony. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries including former premier Ed Stelmach, who is also from the region. During this…

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The Face Behind Faces of Edmonton

The Face Behind Faces of Edmonton

Creative Edmonton launches some great pop-up events as they’re themed. Their latest this year was the Heroes Vs Villians market. Both vendors and consumers dressed up for the event and felt like a comic expo. Creative Edmonton supports local businesses with these events to help promote and sell their products and services. A midst the fun, Yegventures was able to catch up with two great local entrepreneurs. The first is an interview with Shane Woodsmith,…

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World Record ‘Dronie’ Attempt

World Record ‘Dronie’ Attempt

To promote the first Nuit Blanche in Edmonton, an attempt to make the world’s largest Google Maps marker ‘dronie’ was made a month ahead. Participants received limited edition Nuit Blanche T-shirts. Below is a video which includes a timelapse of the world record attempt. It is unknown whether the record was made, nor if there was a previous record attempt to create a human Google Maps marker. Attepts to contact the organizers were not answered. Nuit…

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Middle Earth Comes Alive

Middle Earth Comes Alive

The current show at Muttart Conservatory will take you to the greatest of fantasies. Journey to Middle Earth is a Lord of the Rings inspired show which brings you into Hobbiton. You’ll find Bilbo Baggin’s home in the Shire, Smaug the Dragon, and a few other surprises from J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless classic. See the video for scenes from the show. It runs until August 16, 2015.

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This Alley Makeover is Spot-on

This Alley Makeover is Spot-on

As cities around the world enter a new renaissance in urban planning by making them pedestrian-friendly, they face huge challenges in what to do with roadways which are no longer needed. Edmonton has found a fun way to revamp an unnecessary roadway and it’s as simple as child’s play. For a pilot project for this summer, the alley on the North West corner of 104 St and Whyte Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic…

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Amour De Paris Show Ends at Muttart

Amour De Paris Show Ends at Muttart

The Amour De Paris show closed at Muttart Conservatory to make way for the Lord Of The Rings inspired Journey to Middle Earth. If you missed the lovely spring show, here’s your chance to visit it for free.

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Green & Glow Winter Fest

Green & Glow Winter Fest

As a one time event, the University of Alberta Alumni Association organized the Green and Glow Festival to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Too bad it’s not an annual event because this was one of the best run winter festivals to hit the city in a very long time.

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Discovering Dinosaurs

With almost a dinosaur resurgence happening with Walking With Dinosaurs, the TELUS World of Science exhibit, it really couldn’t be further than the truth. If truth was several million years old of course. The Enterprise Square Galleries recently held the largest dinosaur show in the University of Alberta’s history, following the Dino Stars show prior to that. Here’s the two videos in sequence.   Dino Stars

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