In Festivals…the Kaleido Family Arts Festival runs this weekend on 118 Avenue (part of Arts on the Ave)…down in Hawrelak Park there’s a peace concert this weekend, on September 11…Latitude 53’sVisualeyez is back next week…Community League Day is on Saturday, September 17…The Edmonton International Film Festival is back on September 23, and runs through October 1. That last day is Alberta Day, with plenty of homegrown films playing…For a little French flair, check out the Edmonton Chante music festival, September 23-October 1…Also beginning September 23 is the Edmonton Accordion Festival…the Edmonton Comedy Festival gives it a go, October 19-22…the same dates as Lit Fest…
This one falls under a total bias alert, but you like voting for stuff online so we’ll call it a draw.
A good friend of the website, Jason Bouwmeester, is trying to win his way to photography glory at the 2010 Olympics.
Jason has entered the Globe and Mail’s content to be a guest photographer at the Vancouver games. (There’s a also a contest running for a guest journalist.)
You may have seen Jason’s photo work here, or in other fine establishments. He’s no hack behind the lens and you should head over to the Globe’s contest page, sign up (to vote and to have a chance at your own prizes) and help an Edmonton boy get to the big show.
The contest runs until the 22nd, at which time the top 10 vote getters will be judged (by what I can only imagine is an esteemed panel) on merit and not just Internet popularity.
Oh, and if you spot any other Edmonton and Capital Region entries, let us know.
But wait, there’s more!
Extra prizes: Jason says if you want one of his photos for yourself, he’ll be drawing names over the next 3 Saturdays. Just e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in his daily vote reminders, and the draw. Now you know why we want you to help with his dream; he’s a nice guy.
Hey sports fans, the Edmonton Examiner has your Junior Football Preview.
The Wildcats kick their season off at Clarke Park, Saturday night at 7 p.m. against the Calgary Colts (full season schedule here), while the Huskies start off Sunday at 1 p.m. (full season schedule here).
Also, the Wildcats need somebody to man their merch booth at home games; it pays about 40$ per 3-hour game. If you’re interested, more details available here.
Re: “Close the City Centre Airport,” July 6
While visiting one of my fast-becoming-favourite Edmonton-based websites, I was surprised to find an editorial on closing the Edmonton City Centre Airport. I think everyone is missing the big picture here in all this debate.