Edmonton is an active and healthy city that proudly supports countless community fitness programs.
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- Beautiful Way to Move - Miriam Hak
One of the coaches described speed skating as “a beautiful way to move”. It truly is. And it is extremely exhilarating – someone recently told me it’s the fastest human-propelled sport in existence today!
- Can't Fry A Hurricane - Harma-Mae Smit
I wasn’t really an Oilers' fan this year. It was my grade twelve year — my most important year of school — much more important than hockey.
- Canada Day Criterium - Canada Day Criterium
Host of the Canada Day Criterium, the Edmonton Juventus Cycling Club offers great riding and racing opportunities to all age groups. Members are beginner to national team level cyclists who enjoy track cycling, mountain biking, and cycle cross and road racing.
- 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 by Bicycle - Amy Neufeld
I really began to understand Edmonton when I started cycling through it. About 4 years ago I adopted the bicycle as my primary, and favourite, mode of transportation.
- Enduring an Edmonton Winter: Curling - Eric O'Brien
There are 2 types of curlers: one half conferences around the TSN curling broadcast and makes comments like, “Boy, that yellow rock is sure buried deep”; the other half watches a game out on the ice and strategizes, “If it were me, I’d have Linda peel that guard so that Terry doesn’t have a chance to score 2 and take it into extras.”
- 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.
- Fun on Ice - Edmonton Speed Skating Association
On, February 15, 2010, the Edmontonstories team went to the Edmonton Speed Skating Association’s Fun on Ice event at Victoria Oval. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for this event. Families, couples, and speed skating fanatics skated around the oval enjoying the warm sunshine.
- 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.
- It's all in the Details - Alison Poole
Edmonton's beauty can shine through in some surprising places.
- Life, Hockey, and Bugs - Cam Somerville
When I grow up I want to be a writer. Fiction. I really look up to Edmonton writer Marty Chan. I’ve read every single one of his books and he came to our school. He goes to all kinds of schools.
- Making Good News - Sol Rolingher
I’d always been in the river valley. I’d been in it every day, canoed it, gone up and down it in a Zodiac.
- 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 First Time on the Mindbender - Marie Drake
The idea was hatched even before class had started. Me and my cousin are going to go ride the Mindbender after class today.
- Our Great City: Then and Now - Sherry Laderoute
I remember when my Dad was working on the Fort Edmonton replica when they were first building it. My Mom and a sister and a brother used to go and take him supper up that way sometimes.
- Peace in the Dog Park - Madeleine Howard
Edmonton is a vibrant community with many hidden treasures. I find my peace at a local dog park. Mill Woods is a south-side neighborhood with great restaurants and walking trails.
- 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.
- Run! - Doreen Ryan
If I have to I’ll walk...but my pride won’t allow me to do that. I’m terrible. I’m still competitive with myself. Oh yeah, I’ll just hold that torch up like it’s nothing. I know I’ll get emotional. It has such meaning to me. I’m getting teary just thinking about it.
- Running Through the River Valley - Victoria Elliott
The sun is a crimson promise on the horizon as we set off on our jog through the River Valley. I hate running, but I love cheesecake. I need to do one to have the other.
- Something for Every Taste - Kane Lambert
This event shows the true character of hockey fans in Edmonton. Minus 27 with an extreme wind chill and we still put 57,167 cold but excited butts in the seats.
- Spring in the Park - Kaitlin Harrison
It was an unusually warm April morning in Edmonton, Alberta. My friends and I were enjoying a lazy Saturday morning after a night out celebrating the end of the semester and the beginning of summer.
- Stories From The Bench - Gord Sheppard
The guys took care of my car and took me to the hospital and took care of that stretch of things. They’d been debating which hospital was the best to go to while I was still on the ice. There was a familiarity to it.
- Taking in Our River Valley - Eugene Ip
Flowing glacially in a traffic jam of metallic snails, I am a mesmerized sightseer in the comfort of my vehicle, just letting the sweeping river valley panorama impress me for a prolonged IMAX sensation.
- The Day The Whale Came By - Harley Reid
I live on the ninth floor of an apartment building perched on the south bank of the mighty North Saskatchewan River.
- 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 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:
- Johnny Rains - John Ullyatt
Edmonton allowed me to do all kinds of crazy things like being a dung beetle and hanging off the side of the National Bank Building downtown. And then I had this idea of turning myself into The Human Fountain.
- A Different Type of City - Brad Fossen
I came here from rural Alberta. Back home it’s a different kind of life. I don’t want to say Edmonton’s like a small town, but it’s a different type of city.
- A Man With A Crush - Barry DeFord
I could draw you a map of the world right now. I love history. I love all the stuff you’re really not supposed to talk about at work, so I figure I should work in a place where I can talk about it all the time.
- A Memorable Journey to Edmonton - Catherine Zhou
Read some entries Catherine wrote in her diary during her stay in Edmonton. She was visiting from Chengdu in China's Sichuan province. Her friends call her Rabbit.
- A Place for Movies - Guy Lavallee
Lights. Camera. Action! At the Edmonton International Film Festival, it’s is all about the people behind the scenes – directors, writers, producers – who bring stories to life.
- 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.
- Discovering Live Theatre - Mack D. Male
You can do that here, and it’s awesome. I’m glad I had a friend who was keen to introduce me to the local scene, but don’t let that hold you back.
- Edmonton Int'l Street Performers Festival - Edmonton Int'l Street Performers Festival
If you’re a street performer or a fan of street performers, coming to Edmonton is a must. This festival celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2009, and has entertained 4 million visitors in that time.
- My most memorable Edmonton Indy moment... -
We asked people to share their most memorable Indy moment for the Race to the Honda Indy Edmonton Contest. The response we got was fantastic. Check out the cool experiences racing fans have had in Edmonton.
- Perfect Edmonton Summer Experience -
Bang! A flash in the air and colours are flying all over the place. I was standing watching it all happen.
- River, Light, Snow & Art - Randall Stout
And then, of course, the presence of snow throughout so many months of the year. We took the position that it’s something we ought not to hide, but rather celebrate. Even at the time of the competition, we started doing renderings of our design proposal in a snowstorm, trying to think about the aesthetic of the building in that winter condition.
- The Rule of a Royal Dog - Matthew Tognet
Royal dog Cadence is refined in bearing and temperament, yet, as is the practice of tyrants, becomes agitated when his whims are not fulfilled.
- This Art Thing - Dawn Detarando
I'm from Boston originally, so when I came to Red Deer years ago, they said, “Oh yeah, there's this thing, this art thing, you might want to go to.”
- Tour of Edmonton - John McLaughlin
I’ll never forget the 10-day visit from my folks – Ted, my Dad, Uncle Harold and Aunt Eileen, and 11-year-old nephew Ben. They arrived via Air Canada on a warm, beautiful Canada Day.
- 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.