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Fountain Tire's Love for the Oilers Comes to Life Through Fan Bods Site!

Fountain Tire and the Edmonton Oilers have teamed up to encourage fans to cheer on their favourite team By Emil Tiedemann Anyone with a social media account can send off a quick message to their favourite team, the Edmonton Oilers , at any given time they please. However, thanks to Fountain Tire and their new Fan Bods site , you're now able to step up your personal cheer to a whole new level!  Visit the #FountainTireFanBods site HERE ! In association with the Edmonton Oilers, Fountain Tire has developed a website that will allow anyone to type in their own personalized cheer for their favourite hockey team. From there, a group of passionate Oilers fans - painted from head-to-toe in blue - will serve as the ultimate cheering canvas, scrolling your message on their own "fan bods" for the world to see.  These dedicated fans - who happen to be employees of Fountain Tire - will be dancing in the stands on Thursday, November 1 , when the Oilers take on the Chicago

TELUS and the CFL Team Up to #EndBullying

Millions of kids a year experience cyberbullying but there's a way we can bring good sportsmanship online! By Emil Tiedemann I remember being pushed against the lockers in the eighth grade in front of my schoolmates by the class bully. I remember being called vicious names because the other kids in the neighbourhood thought I was gay. I remember hearing about a co-worker of mine who was spreading lies and gossip about me to the other people we worked with.    TELUS has no bandwidth for bullying! Bullying is something most of us, if not all of us, have had to deal with at some point in our lives and it not only hasn't gone away, it's seemingly worse than ever these days, with the evolution of the Internet. Did you know that a million kids gets bullied online every single month in Canada?! That's a stat that is hard to believe but it's sadly true. With that said, it doesn't mean we can't change it and make things better for our children and o

Edmonton vs. Calgary: The Battle of Alberta

We may be cut from the same cloth, but there's nothing wrong with a little sibling rivalry By Emil Tiedemann The "Battle of Alberta" has been around for as long as Alberta has been, back when they had to figure out which city would become the provincial capital and which would host the University of Alberta. Edmonton eventually came out on top in both facets, but even before that there's been a rivalry between our two cities' various sports teams dating all the way back to the 19th century.  The "Battle of Alberta" has been going on for more than a century now. Even today, that intrinsic rivalry between Edmonton and Calgary remains, whether it's over economic durability, athletic achievement, or simply which city has the tallest tower. It's silly, I know, but I think there can be benefits in some friendly competition. I mean, we're cut from the same cloth and we're there for each other when it comes down to it, but what's w

50 Ways to Improve Downtown Edmonton

What can we do to make downtown Edmonton the best it can be? By Emil Tiedemann           If you build it, they will come! Everything's easier said than done and although some of these big ideas and preposterous proposals listed below are rather obvious, others are pretty radical to say the least, so please take this somewhat ambitious list with a grain of salt. But with that said, I wanted to share with you some of the concepts I would LOVE to see implemented in or applied to our city's core to inspire further economic growth, improve diversity and vibrancy, stimulate tourism, and encourage more people to move there.            Downtown is supposed to be every town's central hub and ours is admittedly getting better and better at a rapid pace, with recent additions like LRT expansion, bike lanes, the funicular, the new Royal Alberta Museum, the under-construction Stanley A. Milner Library, and of course Ice District! But why not aim for the sky