Valley Zoo Festival of Light

Valley Zoo Festival of Light

The 4th annual Valley Zoo Festival of Light has its theme this year as Zoominescence. It’s already becoming an Edmonton holiday favourite. The Valley Zoo is lit up by several light installations and open to visitors for rare evening visits. The 2016 Festival of Light, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, has been extended until Friday, December 23! See full information here. Admission is less than regular price and you get to go into the zoo…

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Festival of Trees at 31

Festival of Trees at 31

The Festival of Trees is one of the earlier events kicking off the winter festival run in the city. You’ll find hundreds of beautifully decorated trees here every year. The event proceeds go to the University Hospital Foundation, this year supporting the trauma unit and complex surgeries. With 160 trees this year, there is always something to see around the corner. This year the festival runs from Thursday, Nov 26 to Sunday, Nov 29 from 9am-9pm…

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All Is Bright Begins Winter Festivals

All Is Bright Begins Winter Festivals

All Is Bright winter festival is among the first to kick off the long list of winter festivals in Edmonton. It began with the WinterCities initiative and local businesses along 124 St and High Street and has been well received by the community. Being affected by delayed construction on the 102 Ave bridge, the festival has become a beacon of hope for many, drawing visitors from around the capital region. At the most recent All…

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Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-Up

Christmas on the Square Holiday Light-Up

It’s a mouthful but it’s a whole lotta fun as the annual Christmas tree gets lit up in Churchill Square. Holiday Light Up On The Square this year is Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 from 4-7pm and is free. Organized by the Downtown Business Association, there will be family fun (including family-friendly burlesque) after the City Market closes with extended hours. Fireworks will launch as the tree is lit up. Food bank donations will also be accepted…

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Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Hit

Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Hit

The 2016 Chili Cook Off is Nov 4, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 in Churchill Square.  The 25th Annual Chili Cook Off kicked off the Canadian Finals Rodeo’s Rodeo Week in Edmonton. The annual event attracts downtown lunch goers and tourists coming to town for the CFR, which will be the 42nd event in 2015. Over the years it has taken some various names, but the Chili Cook Off remains one of favourite events for Edmontonians in…

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Local Filmmaker Recruits for Hell

Local Filmmaker Recruits for Hell

A local filmmaker is raising hell in his latest instalment of a webseries which received $10,000 to produce its pilot last year.  He’s entered ‘the Hive’ again, to produce more. “The universe of Necessary Evil is very big. We have a lot of stories we’d like to tell.” Says Randy Brososky, the writer, producer, and actor in the series. Brososky is speaking about his entry in last year’s STORYHIVE, Necessary Evil, a story about a low-level…

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Florentine Leather (ROMEing Around 5)

Florentine Leather (ROMEing Around 5)

Our first official stop in Firenze (Florence) takes us to an unexpected location, a leather shop in this Episode 5 of ROMEing Around, a Millennial Pilgrimage to Italy. The Italy Pilgrimage series is now complete. Yegventures will be posting one episode daily for people who want to follow along.  The series travels through Italy with a group of Edmonton and eastern US pilgrims and goes to Rome, Siena, Florence, Assisi, and Vatican City. Along the way the…

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Road to Florence (ROMEing Around 4)

Road to Florence (ROMEing Around 4)

We head down by bus to our first stop on the tour through the Tuscany region to Firenze (Florence). Some minor culture shocks as we go to a rest stop in this Episode 4 of ROMEing Around, a Millennial Pilgrimage to Italy. The Italy Pilgrimage series is now complete. Yegventures will be posting one episode daily for people who want to follow along.  The series travels through Italy with a group of Edmonton and eastern US pilgrims…

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Night Out In Spagna (ROMEing Around 3)

Night Out In Spagna (ROMEing Around 3)

We meet with the rest of the group, have our first Mass, and enjoy our free night in Rome by taking the Metro to Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), where Italy’s first McDonald’s is located in this Episode 3 of ROMEing Around, a Millennial Pilgrimage to Italy. The Italy Pilgrimage series is now complete. Yegventures will be posting one episode daily for people who want to follow along.  The series travels through Italy with a group of…

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Arriving In Rome (ROMEing Around 2)

Arriving In Rome (ROMEing Around 2)

I arrive in Rome, explore the Rome Da Vinci Airport via airport monorail, and get a first look of the hotel room in this Episode 2 of ROMEing Around, a Millennial Pilgrimage to Italy The Italy Pilgrimage series is now complete. Yegventures will be posting one episode daily for people who want to follow along.  The series travels through Italy with a group of Edmonton and eastern US pilgrims and goes to Rome, Siena, Florence, Assisi,…

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