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Purple Flag Gala

Purple Flag Gala

Want to learn more about Purple Flag? Check out our “Purple Flag Gala” evening next Wednesday night at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel! All proceeds will go to the Edmonton Emergency Shelter. Instead of a boring meeting, our Chasing the Purple Flag Steering Committee is presenting “The Three Part Event” based on our committee values: Inform! Entertain! Educate! Inform:  Learn the status of our accreditation quest! Entertain: Enjoy the sounds of Terry McDade!! Educate: Discover Read More

Michael Phair Park Officially Opened on 104th Street

Michael Phair Park Officially Opened on 104th Street

The secret is out! The little pocket park on the 104 Promenade north of Jasper is now officially the Michael Phair Park. Over 200 friends, colleagues, and officials attended the official opening on Thursday. Mayor Don Iveson and City Councillor Scott McKeen spoke highly of Michael Phair’s contributions to the city in academia, pride, and the arts. A picnic in the park followed the official unveiling of the park sign. The Read More

Official Opening and Naming of the 104th Street “Pocket Park”

Official Opening and Naming of the 104th Street “Pocket Park”

Join us the for official opening and naming of the Pocket Park on 104 Street. The name is still a secret but will be revealed at 11:30am on Thursday, May 26. You are invited to the opening.   One of the officials in attendance, along with Mayor Don Ivenson and current Ward 6 Councillor Scott McKeen, will be former Ward 6 Councilor, Michael Phair.   Michael Phair was the much-beloved City Councillor for Downtown Read More

Purple Flag Evaluation Time!

It is will great excitement ATCM assessors from the UK, will be out evaluating our area SATURDAY May 14. The Chasing the Purple Flag Steering Committee developed nine strategies for improving safety and vibrancy of our area. Tour starts 6pm and right through the night till 2am. Streets, alleys, parking lots, businesses and late night venues within the WAREHOUSE DISTRICT (104th Street Promenade) will be noticed, hence you receiving this Read More

A Knight of Yoga – BREWGA

A Knight of Yoga – BREWGA

Brewga- Yoga & Beer Drinking for a Cause By: Knight's Cabin Cancer Retreats Enjoy beer, yoga and live in Edmonton? You don’t want to miss out on this event.  Be a part of yoga and beer drinking for a cause in support of Knights Cabin Cancer Retreats. Join us on April 26 at The Yellowhead Brewery for laid back fun with some good peeps. We’ll start with a 75 minute yoga class with Read More

Summary of Sidewalk Signage Regulations

CITY OF EDMONTON – JANUARY 2016 Here is the summary of the bylaw sections to answer your questions in regard to the placement of an A-frame, sandwich board sign on the public sidewalk: For an A-frame (sandwich board type) signs do not require a permit as long as it complies with the requirements in the Zoning Bylaw Section 12.2.17(i) No Development Permit Required: illuminated or non-illuminated Signs not exceeding a Height of Read More

7 Things You Need to Know to Appreciate Good Beer

7 Things You Need to Know to Appreciate Good Beer

While wine sommeliers have been mulling over tannins for thousands of years, beer connoisseurship is a relatively young art. That’s because there was a time when every beer in North America tasted exactly the same. Sure, some folks swore they could tell a Bud from a Miller, but to most of the populace, all wobbly pop was created equally. And cheaply. Hardly something you swirled in a glass. Things are different now. The microbrewery revolution Read More

Customer Appreciation Day – 2015

Customer Appreciation Day – 2015

  Join us in celebration of 104th Street giving back for our annual Customer Appreciation Day! "Keeping each other warm with a lending hand" The winter snow will glisten from the lights on the trees with a warm humble holiday feel, listen for bells, Santa is on his way. On December 17th, 2015 from 8:00am onward, there will be street level activities including roving choirs, a visit from Santa, hot chocolate and warming Read More

Blue Plate Diner is One of the Top Brunches in Edmonton

Blue Plate Diner is One of the Top Brunches in Edmonton

Writers Brent Wittmeier and Liane Faulder reviewed 14 brunches to come up with the top three in Edmonton. There could only be three. Narrowing Edmonton’s best brunch contenders from a list of more than 50 reader suggestions wasn’t easy. Winnowing that list down to three from 14 was even trickier. Brunch isn’t a set menu, after all. Can you really compare the resplendent Hotel Macdonald to the home-brewed charm of the Sugarbowl? To preserve our Read More

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street

Edmonton’s Food Bank Receives Gift From 104th Street Date: Friday October 9th, 2015 Time: 10 am Location: 104th Street Pocket Park at 10128-104 Street, Edmonton Just north of Jasper Avenue on 104 Street Downtown (beside Icon 1) The 104 Street Steering Committee will present Edmonton’s Food Bank with a cheque for $15,000 raised during the 104 Street al Fresco Block Party held in late August. The merchants, businesses, and residents of 104 Street also collected over Read More