Posts Tagged: community

Halloween in Edmonton: Deadmonton

I was fortunate enough to be invited to an organizational meeting tonight for a new Halloween-themed festival here in Edmonton. More than just a festival however, the three principals behind the idea (Darryl Plunkie, Derek Clayton, Christian Nelson) have a vision to establish Edmonton as the Halloween Capital of Canada. I’ll admit that I don’t… Reads more »

Everyone for Edmonton

There’s a really cool event happening on Saturday that unfortunately I’m going to miss (as I’ll be in Vancouver). Everyone for Edmonton is the largest event of the year for volunteers, donors, and non-profit organizations. The event takes place on August 23rd from 9:00am until 4:30pm at the Shaw Conference Centre downtown. Debbie Riopel, a… Reads more »

My love-hate relationship with Connect2Edmonton: Twitter & FriendFeed to the rescue?

Connect2Edmonton (C2E for short) is a community website serving Edmontonians that launched on March 30th, 2006. On March 4th of this year it surpassed 3000 registrations, and announced that it receives 45,000 unique visitors per month. Those are pretty good numbers for a website all about Alberta’s capital city! You can find all sorts of… Reads more »

Edmonton’s Social Enterprise Fund

Recently, a new organization here in Edmonton caught my eye: the Social Enterprise Fund (SEF). Today I met with Omar Yaqub, the organization’s Director of Operations, to find out more about it. Eight years in the making, the Social Enterprise Fund recently got off the ground in February. A joint initiative of the Edmonton Community… Reads more »

Notes on Community

Bad news – something is wrong with Megan’s laptop. We took a quick look, and its either corrupt system files or some sort of hard drive failure. Too lazy to switch rooms, so we’re sticking around for the session in this room, which is all about community. So far it seems much more discussion oriented… Reads more »