Edmonton's Old Strathcona district is known nationally as a major centre of grassroots art, music and theatre.
- A Night Closer Than Our Days - Maslah Abdirahman
We all sang the same song holding hands and hugging. The funny thing was when we left downtown after we saw the fireworks we still sang together with a lot of random people on the train.
- Coincidence? Maybe not... - Martin Galba
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I Wanna Be A Rock Star and Stuff - Hannah Karvonen
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.”
- Keeping Busy in Edmonton - Andrea Ryan
I have known Edmonton my whole life. I was born here, I attended university here, I got married here. During this time, I have lived both in Edmonton and in its surrounding communities, and I love it.
- Smooth - Caitlin Bauer
Smooth is a short, quirky Whyte Ave tale from a September night two years ago. The birthday girl's friends are an hour late, but a strange elderly man brightens her evening.
- Sunshine Sketches of a Beautiful City - Carolyn Hall
Looking for the best place on earth to live? Then focus your Google Earth search on north Edmonton and hone in on Beaumaris Lake.
- Three Passions, One Lucky Lady! - Geneva Hamilton
Music Together has allowed me to combine my three passions – my love of children, my love of music, and my deep love of family – and to find a rich and rewarding career – all without having to leave my home town!
- Home Of Strange Records - Aaron Levin
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.
- The Most Unexpected Place - Sherryl Sewepagaham
One of my students asked me if we could sing it. We were on a field trip, riding on the bus. I said I didn’t think we were ready. It took me a long time to learn the song. Listening, listening. It’s a very long and complex song.
- Time For a Change - Jenn Dahlen
I promised myself that I wouldn’t work in food service for the rest of my life.
- 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.
- Carrying On Like Idiots - Jason Allsopp
My first time trip to Edmonton was with an ex. We wanted to go to the water park at West Edmonton Mall. So we drove up from Calgary and stayed in one of West Edmonton Mall’s theme rooms.
- Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival - Blues International
Edmontonians love their blues music. Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival is Western Canada’s premier blues event. The festival takes place for 3 days every August in Hawrelak Park’s Heritage Amphitheatre.
- Fab Fringe Festival Experience Contest Winners - The Fab Fringe Festival Contest
Entrants from across Canada shared their memorable Edmonton/Fringe moment for the chance to win the ultimate Fringe VIP prize package featuring a stay at Metterra Hotel on Whyte, Fringe Ticket Packages, Fringe swag, Edmonton Attractions Family Passes and more!
- Highland Gathering - Fort Edmonton Highland Gathering
If you’ve a yen to listen to bagpipers and drummers, see Highland dancing, or watch guys muscle up for the caber toss, this is the festival for you.
- Magical Volunteer Army - The Magical Volunteer Army
What does it take to become one of the world's best folk festivals? Blood, sweat, toil, and tears? Definitely. Volunteers? Absolutely. Watch 2 short videos to find out what keeps everyone coming back each year.
- Russian Literature: Cadence Weapon - Roland Pemberton
I played a show in Charlottetown, PEI, and I met a girl with a hat on that said Republic of Alberta. I thought this was hilarious, so I asked her where she got it.
- We're Not Gonna Do Shakespeare... - Nextfest
Nextfest runs for approximately 10 days every year. The festival provides professional development opportunities for artists, and has over 80 performances in several venues in Edmonton’s downtown area.
- Yardbird Suite - Yardbird Suite
Hear about one of Canada's hippest Jazz venues.