Green & Glow Winter Fest

Green & Glow Winter Fest

As a one time event, the University of Alberta Alumni Association organized the Green and Glow Festival to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Too bad it’s not an annual event because this was one of the best run winter festivals to hit the city in a very long time.

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I Heart YEG Winter Festival

I Heart YEG Winter Festival

To say goodbye to winter in Edmonton, the I Heart YEG Winter Festival was created by the City of Edmonton Parks. As the 2nd annual event, this festival has a lot of potential at the Alfred Savage facility by the Whitemud Equine Centre. It certainly brings people to the great outdoors and the Parks system.

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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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The Music Video That Took A Year To Create

The Music Video That Took A Year To Create

A video featuring local musician Joyce Chan took an entire year to film, literally. The concept covers all four seasons in the city, and that was why it was a long production to put together. The project was a product of the Faith Rock Star 3 series where Zadok Wu came out as the winner. Joyce Chan was the runner-up in the competition. Due to Wu being out of the country, the series opted to spend…

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Metropolis Winter Festival

Metropolis Winter Festival

Edmonton today is now marketed as a Winter City, but it hasn’t been a smooth transition without some flops. The Metropolis Winter Festival was perhaps one with the highest controversy. Since Churchill Square isn’t put to use during the winter months, why not add several large pavilions to draw people in? Sounds like a great idea on paper, but the result was an expensive eyesore in the square for months. This was then put on…

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Maisie’s Magical Christmas House (and more)

Maisie’s Magical Christmas House (and more)

Maisie’s Magical Christmas House was everything the name suggested. The residence of a home renovation store owner, the house took months to set up on the North end of Edmonton. Sadly, complaints from neighbours made this part of Deadmonton history. In addition to Maisie’s Magical Christmas House, you’ll find in this video a Nativity scene at City Hall, a display at the General Hospital, and a lit up teepee to name a few. Of course,…

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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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