Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- It’s AGA weekend here in Edmonton! The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place this morning, and the public will start visiting tomorrow. Daryl Katz and his wife Renee donated $500,000 to the AGA this week. The Journal has an interactive tour online.
- Edmonton is the newest member of the Alberta Industrial Heartland Association.
- According to the Conference Board of Canada, Edmonton’s economy is set to grow 3.2% in 2010 on the strength of improving energy markets.
- On Monday, the City of Edmonton launched a new recruiting website that uses the concept of “talent hubs”.
- Local game developer BioWare is off to a great start with its latest game, Mass Effect 2. The company has sold over two million copies in the first week of release. Awesome!
- In case you missed it: my recap of DemoCamp Edmonton 10.
- Epcor is planning to demolish 5 of the 10 former Rossdale power plant buildings this summer.
- The Ice on Whyte festival recorded impressive final attendance numbers of more than 39,000 people. Over 50 volunteers helped make the event happen.
- The Oilers still haven’t won a game this year, but the Oilers Skills Competition seems to have gone fairly well. The team says that over 10,000 fans attended the event, with another 10,000 watching online.
- Edmonton International Airport (EIA) had a good year in 2009, and has lots planned for 2010 too.
- Also on the topic of aviation – the Edmonton Flying Club filed a lawsuit against the City over the closure of the City Centre Airport.
- St. Albert Transit is preparing to put up new signs that more closely match the design of the Edmonton transit signs. You can see the new design in PDF here.
- Two major events take place next week: Global Awareness Week at MacEwan (on ShareEdmonton), and International Week at the University of Alberta (on ShareEdmonton).
- On Wednesday evening we’re going to chat about MediaCamp Edmonton at Credo Coffee downtown – join us!
- Coming up on Thursday is Pecha Kucha Night 6. I’m really looking forward to it!
- Have you voted for Edmonton at MonopolyVote.ca?
Photos of the Next Gen Engage event that took place on Thursday evening.