Yeg This Weekend: Dec 17-20

Yeg This Weekend: Dec 17-20

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas And all through the city No one finished shopping Not even an MLA’s baby Ok, I’m not a poet, so here’s some of what’s happening this weekend. If you wish to add anything, comment below. Nativity Display (Dec 17 & 18 6-9pm, Dec 18 3-9pm) Free This is Yegventure’s favourite Christmas event in the city. It’s been a quiet hidden staple in Edmonton for many Christmases, which is quite fitting as…

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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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LRT Exit Maps

LRT Exit Maps

Here are wayfinding maps of the LRT stations for the Edmonton LRT. Wayfinding using letter exits saves time, eliminates taking the wrong exit when they’re on the same street (Jasper Avenue), great for people not fluent or illiterate in English, helps people to get to their destination efficiently. This system has proven to work in cities with millions of people like Hong Kong where the MTR is among the top 10 most used mass transit systems…

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Hoang Long Opening First Look

Hoang Long Opening First Look

Hoang Long Fresh Market is the latest business to open at the street-front of the First & Jasper development. It opened this morning with a traditional Southeast Asian ritual fruit and burnt offering to the ancestors for blessing. Upon walking in, you’ll find a large array of desserts, then several self-serve pay-by-weight food counters. A large seating area is available for patrons, as well as a patio along Jasper Avenue. More of the first look…

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Holt Renfrew Has A Restaurant

Holt Renfrew Has A Restaurant

While high-end designer handbags, clothes, and cosmetics are the first thought when retailer Holt Renfrew is brought up to most people, Holt Renfrew actually has a pleasant restaurant inside its store. Holt’s Café offers some great delights if you’ve got time for lunch or take out. With a changing menu, they’ve got something that will please everyone’s palates. Here’s the first Yegventures visit there.

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Occupy Protests Reach Capital Region

Occupy Protests Reach Capital Region

Few people know that the entire Occupy movement started when a student artist decided to protest in the nude on Wall Street (a picture can be found in the Journal about a month before it became mainstream). Since Bloomberg owns the media, they decided to have a media black out of the event. That backfired because of the power of the internet, and the rest is history. Across the world in late 2011, Occupy protests…

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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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