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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Taste of Edmonton is Back!

Taste of Edmonton is Back!

Taste of Edmonton opens for its 31st year this year and it’s even bigger than ever. Following new chair Miles Quon a couple seasons back, the event has grown to almost half a million visitors within its 10 day festival. Here’s a Yegventures videos from a past Taste of Edmonton to whet your appetite for 2015. And since it is Throwback Thursday, here’s a throwback moment from the Green Onion Cake eating contest at Taste…

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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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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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