Sand & Art Converge This Weekend

Sand & Art Converge This Weekend

The 5th year of Sand On Whyte is back in Old Strathcona, and this final weekend, you’ll also have the pleasure of strolling down the street with hundreds of local art vendors. Sand On Whyte 2017 celebrates Canada 150 with not only Canadian features, but sand carvings depicting stories connected to Old Strathcona itself. Alex Decoteau and Anthony Henday are only a couple of the personalities you’ll find at the event this year, which opened…

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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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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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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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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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This City Plants Bikes for Clean Air

This City Plants Bikes for Clean Air

An initiative in Edmonton is sure to make you pedal for sustainability. It’s planting bikes for clean air. The city of Edmonton proclaimed June 3rd as Clean Air Day. To promote the event, a moss bus stop and several moss bikes were placed throughout Downtown Edmonton. The city aimed to encourage motorists to be idle free, use alternative modes of transportation, plant a tree, learn how to improve indoor and outdoor air quality, as well…

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Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton! Returns to Little Italy | #viveyeg

Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton! Returns to Little Italy | #viveyeg

Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton! enters its second year under the Viva Italia District Association on August 30th, 2015. Starting out as a cross-cultural festival with the former Chinatown Little Italy Association, Little Italy isn’t so little anymore. Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton! will technically celebrate its 7th year in a community spanning across 23 businesses on 95 Street near Giovanni Caboto Park. The event this year, presented by Associazione Giovani Italiani di Edmonton, is a 9 hour celebration…

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Heritage Festival 30th Year Footage

Heritage Festival 30th Year Footage

The Edmonton Servus Heritage Festival celebrated 40 years in 2015 and it made attendance records. Yegventures has found archive footage from ten years ago. Here’s a digital snapshot of the 2005 Heritage Festival celebrating its 30th year. If you’d like to see it in HD, there’s also a 2012 recap below. Stay tuned for a 2015 recap. 2005 Recap In the video, you’ll see a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, Jamaican steel drums, Indian dancing, Ukrainian folk…

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