I Heart YEG Winter Festival

I Heart YEG Winter Festival

To say goodbye to winter in Edmonton, the I Heart YEG Winter Festival was created by the City of Edmonton Parks. As the 2nd annual event, this festival has a lot of potential at the Alfred Savage facility by the Whitemud Equine Centre. It certainly brings people to the great outdoors and the Parks system.

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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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Holiday Bazaar at Roxy Theatre

Holiday Bazaar at Roxy Theatre

The 124 Street Grand Market held a one night Holiday Bazaar event at at The Roxy Theatre. Sadly it was the first and last time Yegventures would be visiting the Roxy because the building burned to the ground weeks later. On top of this lovely Christmas market, you’ll be able to see a part of Theatre Network history. Goodbye Roxy, we’ll see a new you on the flip side.

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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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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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