Remembrance Day/Week Events In Edmonton

Remembrance Day/Week Events In Edmonton

One hundred years ago, Canada was involved in World War I (The Great War) which saw the largest Canadian war casualties in history. The number of Canadians who died in that war surpass all other wars Canada has been involved in, combined. Although there are no more surviving veterans from World War I, there are still veterans from World War II and after, and an opportunity for all Canadians to thank them, and attend Remembrance…

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Enlightening History of Lights on Edmonton’s Skyline

Enlightening History of Lights on Edmonton’s Skyline

Here’s an enlightening history of lights on the Edmonton skyline. While ATB Lights was a one time even (for now), it continues three decades of Edmonton’s experimentation with light to brighten up the city. After all, the city at latitude 53 does get up to 17 hours of evening darkness in the winter. Here’s an enlightening history of lights on the Edmonton skyline. Last week, Edmonton’s skyline had a unique lights show when ATB Place was lit…

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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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Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Learning can become a costly affair if you’re into local history and wish to visit museums to increase your knowledge. Luckily, there’s plenty of museums in Edmonton which are free admission. Here is a compilation of free museums in Edmonton. If any are missing, please comment below. University of Alberta Museums Collections You can call this the Smithsonian Institute of Edmonton. The University of Alberta Museums is a group of roughly 30 different museums and collections,…

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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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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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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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