Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- ICLEI World Congress 2009 went extremely well this week. I’ll be posting more thoughts soon, but in the meantime be sure to check out Dave’s post. Also, Mayor Mandel was appointed to the ICLEI Executive Committee.
- The City of Edmonton is hosting its first ever IT Vendor Open House at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday, June 26th. Chris Moore, the City’s CIO, will be speaking. Sounds like an interesting concept!
- Somewhat related: the Shaw Conference Centre now has Wireless Edmonton wifi service throughout!
- Next Gen and the EFCL are teaming up to bring you the Community Challenge. They’re hosting a “gathering of minds” on Wednesday, July 8th at Orange Hall (10335 84th Avenue). It’s a free event with wine, cheese, and live music! RSVP by July 3rd to email@example.com. For more info, check out the PDF flyer.
- The Works Art & Design Festival started yesterday and runs through Canada Day. For updates and more, check out their website.
- Edmonton Expo 2017 launched a new website this week, and is hosting an open house on June 23rd from 3pm to 8pm at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre on Kingsway Ave.
- Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Emerald Awards! The University of Alberta’s Students’ Union was among the winners. The Alberta Emerald Foundation is now on Twitter too.
- The Impact Assessment Final Report on the City Centre Airport was released this week. You can download the 299 page PDF here. Public hearings start June 24th at City Hall.
- The Edmonton Eskimos kicked off their season on Wednesday with a win over Saskatchewan. For tips on attending future games, check out this page.
- The federal government is investing $1 million in the Royal Glenora Club. The funding will come from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program.
- EdmontonTweetup5 is happening on June 22nd! Thanks to iNews880 for hosting!
- Edmonton Foodie Meetup 2 is taking place on Friday, June 26th!
One thought on “Edmonton Notes for 6/20/2009”
It’s about time they got WIFI in the Shaw!