Western Canada Fashion Week (Sept 17-25)

Western Canada Fashion Week (Sept 17-25)

Western Canada Fashion Week has their Fall show Sept 17-25 this year. It’s the second largest in Canada and the longest running in Alberta. Since 2005, it has been trailblazing in trends, new talent, and showcasing the best of the Canadian fashion industry. There are two Western Canada Fashion Weeks every year, one in the spring, and one in the fall. Watch the video to see what to expect at the show. Whether you’d like to participate in…

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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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5 Places For Spring Pictures in Edmonton

5 Places For Spring Pictures in Edmonton

With spring just arriving in Edmonton, everyone is just dying to go out and take some refreshing photos with family, friends, and that special someone. In Edmonton, the golden window for tree blossoms around the city has been between May 18 to May 28. Note that these are tree blossoms, as opposed to bush blossoms, which started blooming early in 2016 early on April 19, so be prepared for any week now. Here are some…

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Cook-Off Raises $18,000 for Local School

Cook-Off Raises $18,000 for Local School

The Noodles & Doodles Culinary Arts Cook-Off came back with a new fitting name for their event. Originally the Mount Royal Culinary Cook-Off, the food tasting and auction event raises money for the arts programs at Mount Royal elementary school for the entire year. This year 9 restaurants competed for a spot in the Canadian Food Championships: The Red Piano, Craft Beer Market, Prairie Noodle Shop, Sage River Cree, El Cortez, Zinc, Highlands Golf Course, Northern…

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Rat Hole Buried In Time

Rat Hole Buried In Time

The 109 Street Subway, also known as the Rat Hole, was a tunnel under the original CN Rail yard in downtown Edmonton. Built in 1927 and completed in 1928, it served as a 2 lane tunnel (one lane each direction) connecting downtown and Kingsway traffic for over seven decades. There was much love for this little hole in the ground, and much hate for it as a second parallel tunnel was never built to alleviate…

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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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Christmas At Bob’s a Hidden Gem

Christmas At Bob’s a Hidden Gem

Bob Fedina is a carpenter by trade and he hand-crafted most of the decorations at the residence, aka Christmas At Bob’s. He made mechanical waves of light, a circling cuckoo nutcracker turnstile, dancing soldier, light tunnel, and flamingos with a mechanical alligator. To top it off, he built a crane for his house in order to install a 3 storey tall snowman. His construction started after Halloween and opened on the first Saturday of December….

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