Zoominescence 2018 Biggest Yet!

Zoominescence 2018 Biggest Yet!

Zoominescence is back at Edmonton Valley Zoo in support of the Valley Zoo Development Society. This year is the largest display of lights I’ve seen over the years. The annual event brings together local Edmonton artists with various lit art projects in a place where you can visit the animals at night when the zoo is usually closed. Pro-tip: Be sure to download the Edmonton Valley Zoo app before you go. This app will show…

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Is it too late to save our Chinatowns?

Is it too late to save our Chinatowns?

Edmonton’s Mid-Autumn Festival has been going for several years now, but this year’s celebration of the event wasn’t only dampened by a series of unfortunate weather events; it was a reflection of the state of Chinatown’s history in Edmonton, and those across North America. The event was supposed to have taken place at the Chinese Garden in Louise McKinney Park on September 15, but an early snowfall on the 12th delayed the event by a…

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Vancouver in a Day with Flair Air

Vancouver in a Day with Flair Air

Welcome to my first blog post for Yegventures! My name is Christopher and I am a Yegventures correspondent bringing you my adventures with Lincoln in Edmonton. To celebrate the launch of Flair Air in Canada, myself and Lincoln were invited to experience Canada’s Low Fare Airline for a day in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Flair Air has been flying since 2003 as a Low Fare Airline using Boeing 737-400, the world’s most popular jet. As low fare airline, you can…

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Community Garden Opens in Alex Decoteau Park

Community Garden Opens in Alex Decoteau Park

Edmonton’s newest downtown park just opened its newest addition of a community garden. On May 5th, the gardeners with selected plots gathered together for the celebration. Thirty-three were selected for plots on the site, which included some organizations such as Homeward Trust, whose office is located beside the park. The gathering began with acknowledgement of Treaty 6, orientation of the site, and some input on what the stakeholders this year would like to see the…

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Edmonton’s Social Media Icons

There’s no denying that Edmonton has a very active social media community. Old message boards like Connect2Edmonton continue to thrive, while newer sites like Shoutout Edmonton jump from zero to hero overnight. From YouTubers with a quarter billion views, to a puppy Instagram celebrity, our city has some online icons who also deserve some recognition here at home. Here’s a salute to the web 2.0 stars putting Edmonton on the map.  

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The Sunrises of Winter City Edmonton

The Sunrises of Winter City Edmonton

When one spends a quarter of their adult life behind a window pane, even unobstructed views of nature are sometimes seen as just another wall of the office cubicle, especially in winter. Fortunately in Edmonton, our long winter nights, coupled with a low solar angle, means that city dwellers have the opportunity to view long colourful sunrises on the commute to work and school. Having a perch with a million dollar view and starting work…

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Sheep Parade Through Downtown

Sheep Parade Through Downtown

Update: The 2016 Sheep Leaving Parade is Labour Day 2016. Family events begin at 10am, with the parade at 11am. The City of Fort Saskatchewan has an annual Sheep Parade to say goodbye to the sheep for the winter. The sheep were brought into the city in 1992 to cut the grass where it was difficult to bring mowing equipment along the river bank. Today it is its major tourist attraction of the year. Watch…

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Stir-Fry Ice Cream is Really Cool

Stir-Fry Ice Cream is Really Cool

It started in Thailand, then moved to Hong Kong. Recently it has come to North America with New York and Las Vegas lining up for this latest trend in frozen desserts. Move over cold stone creameries and self-serve yogurts, stir-fry ice cream is here. Stir-fry ice cream is made by pouring cream onto a teppan grill chilled down to as low as -35°C. Mix-ins are stir-fried on the chilling surface, and when the ice cream…

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Communities Offer Services to Ft Mac Evacuees

Communities Offer Services to Ft Mac Evacuees

Albertans have responded with love and generosity during this time, with homes and businesses offering whatever they can to evacuees. While the City of Edmonton has organized the largest efforts, there is a lot of outpouring from communities across the province and Canada. Beyond Red Cross, there are also other trusted organizations and businesses which have pledged to help. They include those which can care specifically to special demographics: from children with autism, to pets, and to veterans. Local…

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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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