Leisure

Blatchford: Connecting to Healthier Lifestyles

Moving a little more goes a long way when it comes to staying healthy. With research showing how an inactive lifestyle is related to everything from heart disease to cancer to mental health issues, Ca...

Poinsettias: A plant for the season

As you read this, hundreds of poinsettia plants are nestled together in a Muttart Conservatory greenhouse. If you saw them in September or October, you might not recognize them. Though poinsettias do ...

Who’s got your back?

You’ve planned an exciting night out. It’s 1 a.m. The music is blasting. You’re surrounded by a crowd. You’re having the time of your life. But are you aware of what’s going on around you? A...

City Neon Museum ‘just the beginning’

Edmonton’s prize-winning Neon Sign Museum is growing, but its first downtown location is just the beginning! Many people assume that city planners spend most of their time focused on the future, but...

2014/2015 Green Shack Update

Green Shack Success The Green Shack program, a free neighbourhood based recreation program that provides fun, active opportunities to children during July and August, will continue indefinitely with h...

Kick start your excitement for Canadian Soccer in Edmonton!

Edmontonians passion for soccer has grown considerably since 2002 when many of us all watched the passion and spirit of young soccer stars such as Christine Sinclair and Erin McLeod in the FIFA U-19 W...

Edmonton: How do I love thee? Let me count The Ways

Edmonton has a certain something that captivates people who live here. But what? For me, it is the animated sounds, cheerful colours and sumptuous smells that come with the multitude of festivals that...

Spring Fever and Tulip Mania

When you visit the new Muttart Conservatory Up, Up and Away feature pyramid, you may find yourself going a bit “mad” for the beautiful tulips throughout the lofty display. We’ve known tulips cou...

Creative Healing at the City Arts Centre

When you walk into Edmonton’s City Arts Centre there is no sense of self-importance or pretense among what appears to be an entrance filled with second-hand furniture and the smell of coffee coming ...

Find Good Fortune at the Muttart Conservatory’s Chinese New Year Feature Pyramid

If you’ve ever made a wish on your birthday or when seeing a falling star, the Muttart Conservatory’s Chinese New Year feature pyramid will be a special place for you. Designed in consultation wit...

Help Create a Vision for Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park has been a well-loved destination park for Edmontonians for almost a century. Given all the planned improvements in the area, including the new Walterdale Bridge and the repurposi...

Get Closer to Qiji at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Qiji, the Red Panda baby at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, was 5 months old on Jan 1, 2012. She is a very active and friendly young red panda cub. In the mornings while the adults are eating their breakfast...

The Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Red Panda cub continues to thrive

Qiji, who was born August 1, is doing extremely well under the watchful eye of her mother, Pip. A public observation book is beside the viewing window in Pip and Qiji’s enclosure for zoo visitors to...

Koko and Lala are grandparents! New Red Panda cub thriving at Edmonton Valley Zoo

The Edmonton Valley Zoo has a tradition when it comes to naming animals. The zoo staff member who first sees a baby has the privilege of naming the new arrival. When Sandy Helliker looked through the ...

Summer Fun in Edmonton (Part 2)

My summer fun post became a two-parter, so if you were looking for the dogs in my last post and could only find one it’s because one of them is in these photographs. I apologize for any confusion ca...

60 Years at Riverside Golf Course: A Diamond in the Rough

Regarded as one of the best municipal courses in the world, Riverside Golf Course is celebrating 60 years of exceptional golf played alongside river valley creatures and ball-thieving squirrels. Offic...

Summer Fun in Edmonton: A History of Outdoor Pools

The History Hunters summer daycamp is happening at the Archives this week and it has me thinking about what kids do in Edmonton in the summer and what it’s like to grow up here (I’m also partially...

A sea of pink…

The Muttart Conservatory is one of Edmonton’s most iconic landmarks, offering a year-round escape into the beauty of the world’s plant life. As a grower at the Muttart Conservatory, it’s my job ...

Weighing in on the Future of the Kinsmen Sports Centre

Since its official opening on January 3, 1968, Edmonton’s Kinsmen Sports Centre has been the home away from home for hundreds of high performance athletes and fitness-minded Edmontonians. It’s als...

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