Why was Edmonton named Canada’s Cultural Capital in 2007?
The formal reason was "in recognition of excellence and support for special activities that celebrate the arts and culture and integrate them into overall community planning." The short answer is that it's fun here. It's a great city for theatre and all kinds of performing arts, music, galleries, and a great variety of yearly festivals.
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