Edmonton Notes for June 11, 2017

I’ve been in Seattle on vacation with Sharon for the last week! I’m still here actually, attending a Microsoft conference for the next couple of days. It was a nice break from the computer, but I’m ready to get back down to business.

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

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Councillor Scott McKeen and Premier Rachel Notley, photo by Premier of Alberta

Upcoming Events

  • Indulgence is taking place on Monday evening at the Delta Edmonton South.
  • Improvaganza kicks off on Wednesday!
  • The City is holding an open house on Thursday to discuss a proposed rezoning in Jasper Park that would allow for the development of up to nine row housing units.
  • City Hall School’s annual Citizenship Fair takes place on Friday afternoon at City Hall.
  • WWE Live returns to Edmonton on Friday at Northlands Coliseum.
  • The Africa Centre is hosting its 2017 Africa Day Gala at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday.
  • Head over to 104 Street on Saturday for the Mercer Summer Super Party or to Highlands for the Highlandia Festival.
  • ZooFest takes place at the Edmonton Valley Zoo on Saturday evening to raise funds for the Valley Zoo Development Society and the Zebra Child Protection Centre.
  • We are having our first Taproot Edmonton event on June 21 discussing a couple of exciting urban planning ideas! It’ll be kind of like doing one of our stories, but live. We hope you can join us!
  • Be sure to check out Taproot Edmonton’s guide to summer festivals & events for more upcoming events!
  • The City has released some details for this year’s Canada Day celebrations. “It is anticipated that 300,000 people will attend the celebrations throughout the day.”
  • For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.

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Mayor Don Iveson, photo by Don Voaklander