Edmontonians own their homes earlier in life than residents of some of Canada's other large cities.
- 3-Day Novel Contest - Gayleen Froese
The 3-Day Novel Contest was an Edmonton thing. And I thought that was pretty cool. As an Edmonton writer it felt really good to be involved in the city that way.
- A Simple Story - Susan Purdy
My story is simple. It's about a 17-year-old girl 3000 miles from home.
- A Strange Way of Growing On You - Riki Roy
We were living in Tanzania when our young son decided he wanted to do nanotechnology. I found that the University of Alberta would be starting this program. But where was this place called Edmonton?
- All-Season City - Sunny & Ishpreet Lamba
Sunny and Ishpreet Lamba weren't sold on the move to Edmonton until they realized the lifestyle advantages. For Sunny and Ishpreet, Edmonton is an all-season city.
- An Unusual Move - Roman Doshchak
Obviously moving to Edmonton is a little bit unusual for someone who had it as good as I did.
- Coming Back Home - Eva Cohen
This video is a personal narrative of my experience in Edmonton's natural parks. Upon going for a walk down Whitemud Creek, I truly realized how lucky I am to be from Edmonton.
- Coming Home - Kristi Tencarre
I admit there are times when I miss the ocean and green of the rainforest, but the constant sunshine is a bright reminder of why I love this area of Canada.
- Crossing One Bridge - Ann Henry
As I crossed the High Level Bridge today, it reminded me why Edmonton is a great place to call home. My attention was drawn first by the bright blue sky and then the valley which stretches for miles in either direction.
- Eclipsing Shinny - Tracey Urquhart
As I played hockey with other rookie women of all ages and backgrounds one February several years ago, we watched a lunar eclipse unfold over the outdoor rink.
- Embrace - Lisa Hill
I moved to Edmonton in 1984, from Rhode Island. I was very nervous about my big move, and the only person I knew was my new husband, who had been an Albertan all his life.
- Falling Head First - Monica Langille
I was not even into hockey, but I couldn’t help but to fall head first into this exciting world of hockey.
- Feels Like Home To Me - Rachel Foley
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.
- Field Trip - Adrianne Thomson
We were trying to figure out where in Canada we should live. And then I remember being somewhere in the McKernan area and seeing all these little kids from a daycare out on a field trip.
- Home - Wendy Jensen
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.
- Home Is Where The Heart Is - David McNair
It was supposed to be a stepping stone, but it turned out to be home.
- I Didn't Even Notice the Cold - Tita Francisco
My favourite season is Edmonton winters because that’s when I can watch hockey. It’s my favourite sport. I'm a big fan.
- I Love Edmonton's North Central Communities - Chris Hayduk
There aren't many places where you can get some of the best Ethiopian cuisine, excellent Thai food, then some of the best Mexican/Salvadorean fare and everything else you might want, all within a few blocks.
- Lottery Winners with Winter-Cold Noses - Bev Betkowski
As the human plaything of 3 cats myself, my heart warms when I see a news story about a rescued scrap of fur, and how the offers of a forever home pour in over the next few days.
- Monks Drive SUVs Too - Kushok Lobsang Dhamchoe
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 Backyard - Samia Jamal
My Backyard in the City of Edmonton is a story about how we don't really have to venture far, that beauty can be found in the most unexpected places, if we just take time to find it.
- My Love Affair With the Library - Crystal Driedger
Regardless of the weather, there is a crowd waiting for the door to open. When my son sees the library he lights up the same way he lights up when he sees Grandma’s house. He laughs, claps and starts making the ASL sign for “book.”
- Seven Seas Apart - Ali Dar
This is a story of similarities and differences; connection and disconnect; familiarity and fear of the unknown.
- Start Anew - Dianne Lopez
Eagerly I walked the streets of Robson, went around in Stanley Park, and strolled by Granville Island, but I still felt like I didn’t belong. I missed Edmonton.
- The Christie Story - Christie Campbell
Once you get familiar with Edmonton, she gets familiar with you. It only takes a few trips to the local shops before the workers recognize you. You’ll find a niche to fit in no matter how strange or normal you might think you are.
- The Future's Wide Open - David Long
My plane touched down at the Edmonton International Airport on a chilly evening in December 2005. It was a world away from the gentle dusting of snow we’d get in Brighton, England, where I’m from.
- The Trip Across - Robina Zyp
I will never forget the look on our collie’s face at the sight. What the heck have you gotten me into? I wondered that myself.
- You Grow Up One Way Or The Other - Emmy Stuebing
When you grow up in Red Deer, you are either an Edmonton fan or a Calgary fan.
- Blue Sky - Dave Mowat
Edmonton’s compact business community gives Dave the chance to regularly share ideas with talented businesspeople, and he sees Edmonton as becoming a more and more interesting place in the future.
- Converting a Calgarian - Ryan Jespersen
The number 99 haunted me growing up. Unlike most present-day Edmontonians, I grew up wearing red and yellow hockey sweaters - not orange and blue. Wayne Gretzky didn't make my childhood hockey dreams come true...he killed them. To this day, it frustrates me to no end, knowing there's no rebuttal for "Five Cups."
- Engineering a Future - Jose Fernandez
Jose had it tough when he first moved to Edmonton, but worked hard to overcome the cultural differences he faced.
- From New Orleans to Edmonton - Maurice Galloway
I came to Edmonton on June 18th, 2006. After living my whole life in New Orleans, two things brought me to Edmonton.
- From Seaweed to Stubble - Clif Chapman
I worked the streets of Edmonton for 25 of my 29 year police career and was given the opportunity to try many areas of the Service.
- Roll of the Dice - Nick Harrington
Nick rolled the dice when he left Ontario, and believes he made the right choice, coming to Edmonton.
- Edmonton: City of Discovery - Erin Despas
When I do go into Edmonton though, with my mother as I don't drive, I am forever being amazed at something new that I find.
- The Legislature Through the Seasons - Danica Klewchuk
This is an audio piece about the Alberta Legislature and the way it brings people in the city together through the seasons.
- With Both Feet on the Ground - Ellen Notbohm
What can you say when you land in a place you’ve never been and it feels like home? My week in Edmonton unfolded as if I were expected company. In a way, I was.