Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Books and Budgets

Books and Budgets I am happy to share some good news with everyone.  The eagerly anticipated new Capilano Branch of Edmonton Public Library is finally open.  The Grand Opening is planned for November 23 at 10:30 am and I look … Continue reading

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Capilano Library

Exciting New Library Coming Soon! A new library complete with serene views and natural light will be a place east side residents can call their own later this year. The new Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Capilano Branch relocates the existing … Continue reading

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Street Art

Reporting Graffiti The City encourages creative expression through street art when property owners and businesses are active participants. These collaborations can result in beautiful and complex murals that brighten up our streets. Examples of these great feature walls include the … Continue reading

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Exciting New Skatepark Opens! Free Recreation!

June 2014 I want to share my excitement about the opening of the brand-new Fulton Ravine South Skatepark in my ward. There are only a few skate parks in all of Edmonton, and this brand new one is already very … Continue reading

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High Level Waterfall: where to go from here?

The High Level Bridge Great Divide Waterfall has been an Edmonton icon since the valves were first turned on in 1980, following its private donation by artist Peter Lewis. Even though the waterfall has been out of commission since 2009, … Continue reading

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Councillor Ben Henderson: Innovation at EPL

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Capital Ex Parade This Thursday – all the details and how transit can get you there

July 17, 2012 This year’s Capital Ex Parade starts at 11 am this Thursday, July 19th. For details about the parade route, the best way to get there via Edmonton Transit, and the road/transit detours on parade day, visit this … Continue reading

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Hemingway Pool Honoured with National Architecture Award

Modern City Building Takes Historic Prize June 15, 2012 The Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre has received a national award for being a historic modern landmark and a significant piece of Canadian 20th century architecture. The Heritage Canada Foundation … Continue reading

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Inaugural Note from City Hall – October 2007

Councillor Henderson, from City Hall   I’d like to thank you all heartily for the various kinds of support you gave me during the recent election campaign.  Whether you gave of your time and skills, put up a sign, made … Continue reading

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Edmonton’s New Historian Laureate

Congratulations to Shirley Lowe, former Executive Director of the Old Strathcona Business Association, on her appointment as the City of Edmonton’s Historian Laureate.  Councillor Jane Batty made the announcement this morning at City Council. Did you know that the City … Continue reading

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