Yeg This Weekend: Oct 30-Nov 1

Yeg This Weekend: Oct 30-Nov 1

Since it’s Halloween, these are the Halloween related events happening this weekend. Linda Hoang has an extensive list of Halloween events on her site here. We’ve reused the same page as last weekend so finished events are at the bottom. Don’t forget that it is All Saints Day on Nov 1, which follows All Hallow’s Eve. All Saints Day is why Halloween even exists. Visit a local Catholic or Anglican church for Mass on Sunday…

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Lazia Fall Menu Tasting

Lazia Fall Menu Tasting

Yegventures was recently invited to the fall menu tasting at Lazia Restaurant for four. Before our meals, I had a chance to walk through a lounge party serving hors d’oeuvre and they looked mouthwatering. From left to right, four of the selections were: parmigiano doughnuts, boxing wings,  edamame sesame dip, and Moroccan lamb meatballs. We arrived at our table to quench our thirst to have 4 specialty drinks designed at Lazia. I had the fuzzy peach, which uses peach popbles…

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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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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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Grandin Centennial Mosaic Unveiled

Grandin Centennial Mosaic Unveiled

Without television media present at the event, this is a Yegventures exclusive. Grandin School turned 100 in 2015 and celebrated the centennial with festivities, open house, and the unveiling of a centennial mosaic. The event began with an aboriginal dance, formal speeches by dignitaries, barbecue, and open house tours of the school in the Grandin community. Grandin Centennial Exclusive Recap Video View this recap video for highlights of the event, the mosaic unveiling, and a…

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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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Dragon Boat Festival Aug 14-16 2015

Dragon Boat Festival Aug 14-16 2015

The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival is back again this coming weekend from August 14-16, 2015. This summer has just gone by fast with so many events going on. With new attractions at the Chinese garden in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, and the coming demolition of the footbridge to make way for the Valley Line LRT, there’s no better time to make new memories during this timeless Chinese tradition. History of Chinese Dragon Boat Festival with…

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Middle Earth Comes Alive

Middle Earth Comes Alive

The current show at Muttart Conservatory will take you to the greatest of fantasies. Journey to Middle Earth is a Lord of the Rings inspired show which brings you into Hobbiton. You’ll find Bilbo Baggin’s home in the Shire, Smaug the Dragon, and a few other surprises from J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless classic. See the video for scenes from the show. It runs until August 16, 2015.

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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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