Winter Cities & Winter Shake-Up

Winter Cities & Winter Shake-Up

Announcement Raw footage of the press conference announcement of the Winter Cities Conference and Winter Shake-Up Festival.   Discussion Here’s a discussion of the new winter cities initiative with two festival coordinators from Flying Canoe and Rubaboo Festivals.

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High Level Bridge Lights Up for Queer Community

High Level Bridge Lights Up for Queer Community

Edmonton’s High Level Bridge was lit up in rainbow colours on December 6th in solidarity with the queer community after requests were made during the 3rd reading of Alberta’s controversial Bill 10 on Gay-Straight Alliances. The Bill was the tipping point in the splitting of Alberta’s opposition Wildrose Party. The City of Edmonton lit the bridge even though it is not policy to use the bridge for political purposes. The lights were lit up on…

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Holiday Bazaar at Roxy Theatre

Holiday Bazaar at Roxy Theatre

The 124 Street Grand Market held a one night Holiday Bazaar event at at The Roxy Theatre. Sadly it was the first and last time Yegventures would be visiting the Roxy because the building burned to the ground weeks later. On top of this lovely Christmas market, you’ll be able to see a part of Theatre Network history. Goodbye Roxy, we’ll see a new you on the flip side.

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Chop Suey on the Prairies / What The Truck

Chop Suey on the Prairies / What The Truck

The Royal Alberta Museum had a very successful run for Chop Suey on the Prairies. It was an exhibit showing the Chinese settlement and history of Chinese food in Alberta. Did you know green onion cakes are only popular in Edmonton? The curator Linda Tzang will tell you more about it. The exhibit ended up traveling around Alberta after its long run at the museum. This video captures the launch party event with a Ginger…

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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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