Men In Heels Kick Violence to the Curb

Men In Heels Kick Violence to the Curb

The men are back in heels today in Churchill Square for YWCA’s 6th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes campaign. The campaign aims to kick domestic violence to the curb by bringing in men to walk in heels and fundraising for the domestic violence program at YWCA. Yegventures is not at the event this year, but we fully support the initiative. The top 10 walkers this year raised over $20,000, with  top walker Al…

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Yeg This Weekend: Sept 18-20

Yeg This Weekend: Sept 18-20

Summer ends after this weekend, so it’s your last excuse to wear your summer clothes outdoors. Some fall festivals are already beginning this weekend being celebrated in several communities in the capital region with a couple highlighted in this round-up. The other events happening are of observance with a model train show, film festival, and one in remembrance and honour. If we’ve missed any major events, please comment below to add them. PARK(ing) Day (Sept…

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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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Medicine Wheel Garden Opens Downtown

Medicine Wheel Garden Opens Downtown

The medicine wheel garden opened this spring by a local Cree elder to celebrate the aboriginal story of the community. Located on the west side of the Shaw Conference Centre behind the Edmonton Welcome Centre, the garden invites everyone to become part of an ongoing narrative. Native communities have in the past used the medicine wheel for ceremonies and rituals, blessings, cleansing, healing, and guidance. The new garden hopes to offer a peaceful space for those…

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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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Yeg This Weekend: August 21-23, 2015

Yeg This Weekend: August 21-23, 2015

As the summer winds down, there’s no stopping for Festival city. Here’s several events happening around Edmonton this weekend August 21-23. WemFest (Aug 21) Boyband Rebel Coast returns to WemFest for West Edmonton Mall’s annual back to school festival. Joinging them will be Alyssa Reid and Eleven Past One. Autograph sessions follow. There are also plenty of things for youth to do as in the past there have been free Marble Slab Creamery ice cream, personalized…

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Yegventures TV Interview

Yegventures TV Interview

Part 3 came up sooner than expected. A local community channel has featured Yegventures to complete the 3 part webisodes. This one was released today about the fossils you can find around Churchill Square. That’s correct, in a province where the most dinosaur fossils are found in Canada, even our building materials have embedded fossils in them. Although not dinosaurs, the fossils on display are just as impressive.   If you missed it, here are the…

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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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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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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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