Showing posts from July, 2016

The Lure of K-Days!

Edmonton's biggest and oldest summer festival is back with exciting new rides, foods, a nd live mus ic! by emil tiedemann S UMMERTIME in Edmonton just wouldn't be the same without K-Days . For 10 days and nights every July, visitors and locals alike congregate at Northlands for the sites, sounds, and tastes of what has become our longest tradition here in Edmonton (since 1879). If you're from Edmonton, you've been to K-Days! This Ferris Wheel is just one of the 53 rides at this year's K-Days (July 22-31)! I was in my single digits when I got my first taste of Klondike Days, way back in the '80s , a nd it was spectacular! The bells and alarms coming from the giant steel amusement rides, the smell of greasy goodies, and all those flashing lights glowing in the warm summer night. These are memories forever etched into my mind, memories that are conjured up this time of the year, without fail.  And although our family has changed a lot over those years

Review/ Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything

Edmonton-based Darla Woodley inspires and touches the heart with her new children's book about unconditional love by paula e. kirman “ I FEEL strong. I am ready. I can do anything.” This is the refrain in Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything , a storybook for children by Darla Woodley , an Edmonton-based writer and mother. Red socks is a metaphor for a mother's unconditional love giving her child the strength and confidence to meet the challenges of life from an early age through to adulthood and the mother's own decline.  Dara Woodley's 'Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything (illustrated by Evan Munday) The book, which is at a mid-elementary reading level or could be read with a parent by younger children, was inspired by a family who literally wore red socks to show support to each other in times of need. After all, red socks are bright and bold and stand out no matter what they are worn with – at the same time, they do indeed

#yeg Video of the Month (July '16)

Daniela Andrade's "Digital Age - Chapter 1" (2016) Directed by Jeremy Comte (from EP Shore )

The Evolution of Edmonton

From theatres t o skyscrapers, Edmonton i s evolving into a world class metro right before our eyes! by emil tiedemann Y OU'D never know that Alberta has been in an eco nomic downturn for some time now, especially if you l ive and work here in Edmonton. It's hard to keep track of every thing that is happening in ou r city, in terms of development or redevelopment.  Ice District in downtown Edmonton In every corner of the city - although es pecially in the central area - you'll notice new buildings, towers, bridges, and even a funicular(!), whatever that is. Edmonton is booming with mu lt i -million and even billion dollar projects everywhere we turn .  And I don't just mean the obvio us Ice District in the downtown core , nope! There are condo towers popping up all over the city, renos and expansions to current structures, or brand new facilities replacing old ones ; not to mention the countless restaur ants, shops, th eatres, and cafes filling up r