Edmonton's neighbourhoods are as diverse as its 50+ ethnic groups.
- A City of Loving and Living - Cheryl Kerr
In fact, her son Tom’s friend, Tommy Banks, preferred Helen’s chocolate chip cookies to the ones his own mother made.
- A City of Urban Villages - Michael Janz
Meet the Marketing Director of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and learn how you can get more involved with your neighbourhood.
- 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.
- A Salute to Your History - Denise Daubert
I'm proud to say that my family is a part of Edmonton's history and has been since my paternal and maternal great-grandparents settled in Edmonton in the early 1900s. I'm grateful they chose Edmonton!
- A Spontaneous Decision - Dianna Bowes
This city has changed, and I was only a few miles away and had no idea. Around every corner is an opportunity to discover something new.
- 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.
- City Canvas: A Wonderful Surprise - Mark Wilson
What does the Garneau Tree, art, and getting your start in radio have in common? Watch Mark's videos to find out.
- 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.
- Everyday Champions - Kaitlyn Perrin
It wasn’t until I gave him my last toonie from my pocket and pointed him towards the next bus stop that I realized my wallet went with him on that bus.
- For ETS and Edmontonians - Abayomi Charles Roberts
I was relieved to hear what seemed like a chorus of murmurs: "No problem, go ahead," from the other passengers.
- How Does Edmonton MOVE You? Winners - How Does Edmonton Move You
We asked Edmontonians “How does Edmonton MOVE you?” Entrants submitted stories and experiences about cycling, rollerblading, walking, taking transit and carpooling.
- How the Dead Brought Me to Edmonton - Almond Aguila
I find it fascinating how flabbergasted some people are when I say I’ve moved to Edmonton for graduate studies. Several times, they’ve reminded me of the city’s well-earned nickname “Dedmonton.” Ironically, it was the dead that brought me here.
- I Love Christmas in the City - Lisa Lunney
One of my favorite childhood memories is Christmastime. Even as an adult the city of Edmonton still holds a magnetic draw for me during the festive season.
- 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.
- 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.
- Like A Dream Come True - Rose Yoki
My baby had major health problems, which is how we ended up in Edmonton. The Stollery Children’s Hospital is the only one in Western Canada that does pediatric liver transplants.
- Love Conquers All - Lisa Kozak
Never had I been more proud of my son. Or more ashamed of my own ignorance. It may have been the third day of school for them, but I was the one who learned the lesson that day.
- Mill Creek Miscellany - Colin Kot
Growing up next to Mill Creek Ravine can teach you a thing or two about life. Colin recalls his never-ending creekside adventures.
- Moose on the Loose - Lisa Shamchuk
What happens when a moose gets lost in Edmonton? Read Lisa's story to find out.
- 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.”
- My Roots in Edmonton - Phillip H. Walker
Phillip's roots are right here in Edmonton. Read about his railroad and train memories.
- Rediscovering Edmonton - Sarah Beasley
I decided to approach living in Edmonton like I was in a new and exciting city I had never lived in before. I soon discovered I had more things to do than I had the time or money for.
- Scooting Around Town - Igor Woroniuk
I’m a visually inspired person, obviously, being an artist. The views in Edmonton really grab me. Standing on top of the river valley, you can see the whole city. Sunsets. The moon. Clouds sweeping through.
- Snow-Oh-Oh-Oh - Caroline Stokes
Many of us see winter in Edmonton as a nuisance. I highly recommend taking a moment to recognize the beauty around us - we all see it a different way. I took a stroll around my neighbourhood and soaked it all in.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Bit of Italy in the Old Neighbourhood - Giuseppe Crudo
Giuseppe Crudo thinks everyone should be in love. So that's why he named his charming restaurant Cafe Amore - a place with a lot of love going on.
- 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 Small Holiday - Patricia Proskurniak
The first night out for my daughter after having her first child was at The Rev (now the Starlite Room), where we had to leave Sarah Slean’s performance early.
- Everyone Loves a Farmers' Market - Edmonton Farmers’ Market
You may not know this, but Edmonton is a bit of a foodie town. Our entrepreneurial growers of fresh produce stock the city's many farmers markets with plenty of locally-grown food.
- Motorcycling in Edmonton - Tony Oostenbrink
This ride took me from our home in Capilano (Capilano is the neighbourhood above the southeast corner of the Capilano Bridge) to Groat Road & 107 Avenue with no stops!
- 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.