What can I talk about in my story?
We’ve made the site for an all-ages audience, so please tailor your story accordingly.
Specifically, we want to know the particular moment or event that made it all come together for you in terms of your sense of what is special about Edmonton.
It's more than identifying what you like about Edmonton. It's a personal story that really illustrates what the city means to you.
- 100-Mile Diet
One-hundred-mile diet-wise, I grew up doing that in Nova Scotia. That’s the way we lived. When I started doing it in Edmonton, it created a greater sense of community with the surrounding area.
- A Pink Year
Suddenly, a crushing blow hit. I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, and everything stopped.
- Book + Dog = Reader
I watched a boy – he was around 12 – who’d never seen this before. There were about 5 dogs in the room. His mom was pushing him. And he’s going “Ah no, too old for this.” Too manly, you know.
- Coincidence? Maybe not...
I couldn't find the location of the studio; the way the whole address system works was totally new to me. I was about to give up when something in the back of my mind told me to look one last time.
- Feels Like Home To Me
It’s been a long time since I actually felt that a place is home. I stood there realizing, “Yeah, this is home, and they are my friends.” I’m going to be hanging out with them for years.
- For ETS and Edmontonians
I was relieved to hear what seemed like a chorus of murmurs: "No problem, go ahead," from the other passengers.
My grandfather had been sent to a concentration camp for 6 months during the Second World War after helping the British army hide weapons on his farm. My father was only 4½ years old at the time of grandfather’s arrest.
- I Wanna Be A Rock Star and Stuff
RockerGirl Camp is for girls who wanna rock. But 10-year-old Hannah Karvonen Parsons wasn’t sure about going. “I was afraid that everyone was gonna be older than me and that I wouldn’t know anyone.”
- Monks Drive SUVs Too
Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe has rights in Canada that he didn’t have in India, where he grew up after fleeing Tibet as a child.
- My Canadian Atlas
While cleaning a closet last week, I came across the atlas we used when we left Halifax, westward-bound for Edmonton, Alberta. That was August 2001. What wonderful memories!
- My Home in the Forest
Some of my history books say the first people who walked here called this place “Amiskwaciwaskakikan.”
- My New Life
My Edmonton story began on my day one—February 22, 1980.
- Not a Hockey Game or a Pile of Rocks
I was born in this city at Edmonton General Hospital in 1966 and after 43 years considering what was a defining moment that I felt truly an Edmontonian?
- One Common Thing
Over 1000 people came. Young, old, able-bodied, wheelchair-bound; people of all shapes and sizes; people of all ethnic backgrounds. What did they all have in common?
- A Chocolate Boutique
Nobody else is really doing what I’m doing here. It was funny when I set up my suppliers for the store, because nobody from Alberta had ever ordered these chocolates. Some of the bars are exclusive to us.
- A Core Crew Story
Once upon a time there was a group of five summer students all dressed in red.
- Home Of Strange Records
Folkways was this label from New York City by Moses Asch. It was a very forward-thinking, independent label. Moses wanted to capture sounds that would’ve otherwise been lost because they weren’t commercially viable.
- I Ceased To Be Who I Was
I loved dinosaurs from the time I was 6 years old. Then at 10, I read this book about the science of it. What it’s like to be a palaeontologist. I decided then and there that’s what I was going to be when I grew up.
- I Was This Close to Going Back
I was one lucky guy. They called and said I’d gotten the job, and that I could start the next day if I wanted to.
- Ms. Edmonton 2005
I'd never jigged before, and I don't think Mayor Mandel had ever jigged before, and here we are, jigging across the stage. It was quite an experience. And it was totally unplanned.
- Northern Lights
I’m a big believer in the idea that science should be something that’s understandable to the average person. I hope to impact Edmontonians with the research that’s being done in space science in this city.
- Oscar the Clinic Cat
When we just opened the clinic, this girl brought in a kitten with a broken hip. She had no money, so she signed the euthanasia form and then we talked about it.
His nickname is Pelón, which means bald in Spanish. We call him that because he has a shaved head.