Moving to Edmonton? You're moving to one of the most cost-competitive cities in the country.
- A Place to Call Home - Amy Carter
The very first day of school I missed the bus, waited for 40 minutes, and was 20 minutes late for class. But it got better.
- 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 Aussie in Edmonton - Meg McCready
The day the temperature reached an inconceivable -36 C, I stayed in bed and missed class. (They say only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. I say only mad Canadians go out in those temperatures.) Luckily for my studies, that only happened once during the first winter.
- An Unusual Move - Roman Doshchak
Obviously moving to Edmonton is a little bit unusual for someone who had it as good as I did.
- Block Party - Karina Hurtado
There are lots of opportunities in developing neighbourhoods: room for new initiatives, for people to promote change. Working together we transform the area. We’re attracting community to this neighbourhood.
- Change - Alison Cairns
Gradually, as time passed, I came to be more comfortable living on my own, dining at a table for one, and going to movies without anyone to share my popcorn.
- 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.
- Edmonton Gave Us Our Life Back - Heather Foster
Instead, his boss and another lady took it upon themselves to seek out help for Chris and find him a doctor accepting new patients. This was a turning point in Chris’s 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.
- 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.
- First Canadian Thanksgiving - Travis Groom
Everyone had the same idea that no-one should spend Thanksgiving alone. To my surprise, in support of me being American, they even offered to throw an American Thanksgiving in November.
- First Snow in Canada - Michelle Ramos
I heard that Edmonton, Alberta has one of the coldest and longest winters, which is approximately half of the year. In my mind, that's absurd! Impossible!
- Grant MacEwan Music Program - Bill Uren
In elementary school, I'd learned Edmonton was the capital city of Alberta, and that was pretty well it.
- Having a Son in Edmonton - Lili Qin
Would you like to pursue a dream in new surroundings? Is it exciting, hard or scary? When I became an immigrant, first thing that I did was to have a baby in Edmonton.
- 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.
- Homesick For Edmonton! - Olga Rojas
When I arrived to Edmonton for the first time, I was 19 years old. I had come with both my parents, and my three sisters and three brothers, all of us single.
- I Was Leaving For Good - Darlene Marchuk
My entire world turned upside down and I found myself in palliative care at the University of Alberta Hospital.
- In the Blink of an Eye - Nashtassia Esteban
Life can be so quick you don’t notice how much you've grown. But I must say: I'm lucky to have lived in Edmonton.
- Learning English: 1 2 3 - Xiaodong Gu
Do you know the I-love-you numbers game? Read about Xiaodong and her family's funny encounters with proper English and numbers.
- Leaving Edmonton - Judy Chubbs
Several years ago on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, my husband and I left our home on the East Coast of Canada to drive to Edmonton for work.
- Life in the Big City - Bonnie Caron
In 1999, the mine in Grand Cache went bankrupt. Along with about 400 other families, we were suddenly out of jobs and had to move somewhere else.
- Life Journey - Hamid Tookhee
When I was young I had a dream of being a pilot but this dream was not possible because in my country there was lots of fighting. People have been fighting in Afghanistan for over 30 years.
- My All-New Heaven On Earth - Jennifer Bataga-Salvador
I can’t say I am a nature lover for certain because that would imply so much depth and would be a tall claim, but the reservoir truly gives me an extraordinary feeling of sensitivity.
- My Canadian Atlas - Rita Edison-White
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!
- New Game Plan: Edmonton's Next Gen - Dianna
I came to Edmonton from Vancouver a few years ago to pursue my PhD. The program at the University of Alberta is world class and I was so excited. However, upon hearing I was relocating to Edmonton my friends were aghast.
- O Canada! My Canada! - Jennifer Senia
I have certainly acclimatized well to Edmonton’s culture - its sights and sounds, the diversity of the people, hockey, ETS, volunteerism, Tim Horton’s, the green environment, etc. Now, I feel so lucky to be living in Canada.
- Once Upon a Time, in a Land Far Far Away... - International Day of Sharing Stories
This video is not your average fairy tale. Meet 5 Edmontonians who attended the International Day of Sharing Stories.
- Queen of Trees - Sheena Moore
At 8 years old I had declared myself Queen of the Trees, and here I was about to go start a life in the city. I took one last look at my little town before it disappeared into its valley. Buildings and skyscrapers would become my new forest.
- Secretly Terrified - Tina Farrell
I was secretly terrified to move! I am 20 years old and from a small city in British Columbia, and when my boyfriend told me we needed to move to Edmonton for his work, I was not even sure what to say or think.
- 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 Girl in the Hat - Wayne Arthurson
My first thought (and one shared by many Calgarians if and when they have to move to Edmonton) was, Okay, I'll move to Edmonton, but I'll only stay here a couple years at the most.
- The Jackrabbit Made Me Do It - Rebecca Szoladi
I got a crappy job, had no friends, and it was -35. I was miserable and really missed the Okanagan weather and the life I'd had there. I wondered what the heck I had done to my life by moving to this godforsaken place.
- 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.
- Things I Must Do - Sandy Mowat
Sandy moved to Edmonton with her husband. She is getting to know Edmonton with new friends and getting involved in the community by volunteering.
- Three Gentle Men - Elise Vanovermeire
I always had this feeling like there was something or someone very important here, so I decided it was what was needed to be done, even though I was leaving all my friends back in Saskatoon.
- 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.
- A Chocolate Boutique - Kerstin Roos
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 City of Choice - Shawn Jones
After nine months of travelling between my family and my job, we finally decided to make Edmonton our home. It was a big change for them, but we’d expected it. What I didn’t expect was that it’d be a big change for me too.
- A City of Promise - David Aplin
My love affair with Edmonton started back in 1974 when my young family and I moved from Ontario. The company I’d come to work for closed shortly after our move, and we were left with three little kids and an uncertain future. But we loved the city—so we tried to find a way to stay.
- A Love Of Place - Paul Morgan Donald
I moved here without any plans and I found a really exciting theatre community that I could be a part of. When I was younger I thought I might move on eventually, but you develop roots. And just a love of place.
- A New Beginning - Gerry Ens
Gerry thought he was going to retire in Edmonton, but retirement didn’t stick. With so many phenomenal opportunities here, he found it impossible to go cold turkey:
- A Real Sense of Community - Sam Vaitheeswaran
I traveled many parts of the world during my career as a welder and pipefitter before coming to Edmonton in 2008. And now I’m happy to call this place home.
- Celebrating Success - Amarjeet Sohi
Watch a video shot at City Hall during the International Day of Sharing Stories in 2009. Councillor Sohi was there to represent City Council, of course, but more importantly, to learn more about new Edmontonians and celebrate their successes.
- 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.
- Fancy a Change? - Raymond Surage
As a child, Raymond studied the topography of North America. His interest in wide open spaces was one of the reasons he came to Edmonton.
- 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.
- Most Rewarding Job - Carmit Harari
I said initially that it doesn’t really matter where I land. I just need to find the right job. But flying into Edmonton and seeing the scenery here, I thought, “You know if I end up here...holy cow is it gorgeous.”
- Opportunity in Edmonton - Bob
Bob, an engineer originally from the UK, moved to Edmonton to start a new position with Stantec – and he loved it here. Moving to Edmonton meant he could afford a home twice the size of one he would have in the UK and gave him access to over 84 golf courses within an hour’s drive – a golfer’s dream.
- Pelón - Jorge Torres
His nickname is Pelón, which means bald in Spanish. We call him that because he has a shaved head.
- Taking It To The Citizens - Lena Fernandes
Who would have thought that someone born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, raised in Nairobi, Kenya, with Goan, Indian heritage would be such a diehard Edmontonian?
- The Accidental Company - Stephen Moen
Interestingly, the minute we arrived they all moved to Vancouver and the pressure was on for us to also move. But we liked it here, we were doing well, and we had started our company.
- You Have To Explore - Gabor Gyenes
When I was offered a job at the University of Alberta Hospital I had no idea what to think of Edmonton. I just looked at the map and I saw where it was.
- A Sunny Day in Edmonton - Janet Simister
You Edmontonians are really awesome people. When I was walking along the streets trying to get in as many sights as I could, people were going out of their way to help me experience their beautiful city.
- Ed-Ventures - Sheila Edmonds
My first experiences in Alberta's Capital City felt like a resort holiday.
- Impact Edmonton - Grant Shepherd
Little did I know that 27 years later, I was going to marry one of the girls who rode at that stable. (I know - I am a fast mover for sure).