Thanks to everyone who came out to What the Truck?! in Churchill Square yesterday!
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- In the dumbest news of the week, a City Council committee has decided to add “Fort Edmonton Park” to the end of the South Campus LRT station name. You know, because it is close to Fort Edmonton Park (if you consider 3.4 km close).
- Don’t miss this fantastic feature on local beer, inducements, and the AGLC.
- According to a new survey by Edmonton’s Trend Research, Premier Alison Redford’s leadership has the approval of 62% of Albertans.
- Do we need a museum of the city? This idea is very persistent.
- A group of organizations in Leduc have launched 1 Calendar, the official event calendar for Leduc. Great idea, though I’m not crazy o the very generic, phone-book-era name. Hopefully it is updated regularly and evolves!
- Some rather surprising news: Oil City Roadhouse and Vinyl have closed for good.
- Want to get involved? City Council is looking for volunteer board members for a variety of agencies, boards, and commissions. You have until September 28 to apply.
- Oh look at that, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce wants to see the downtown arena built and warns of a “massive setback” if we don’t get it done. But are they willing to do anything to help move the project forward? Nope.
- If you want to be a firefighter, the annual recruit information session takes place on September 29.
- There was a big Lotto Max win in our city last week! Eighteen workers at the Suncor refinery in Sherwood Park will share a $20 million prize.
- A family farm near Lacombe has received a certificate for their corn maze, certified as the world’s largest QR code.
- Interesting political situation to keep an eye on: Edmonton and St. Albert voted against a Villeneuve plan to make critical sewer upgrades at the local airport.
- In case you missed, here’s my interview with new EEDC President & CEO Brad Ferguson.
Here are some upcoming events:
- With banners throughout the city and ads everywhere, it has been hard to miss that Cavalia kicks off this week. They have added more shows, so you now have until October 7 to see the show.
- Head down to Churchill Square on Tuesday during lunch to support all the guys Walking a Mile in Her Shoes.
- One tiny squirm for wormkind! Edmonton Girl Geek Dinners returns on Tuesday evening at Lux.
- You have two opportunities to have your say on a proposal to rezone surplus school sites. For those of you on the north side, the meeting takes place on Wednesday evening at the Central Lions Senior Recreation Centre. For southsiders, your meeting is Thursday evening at Confederation Leisure Centre.
- The Carolina Railhawks are in town to take on FC Edmonton on Wednesday evening.
- Nerds Night Out, Edmonton’s monthly designer and developer beer meetup, is happening on Wednesday evening at Brewsters.
- On Thursday evening I am excited to be moderating a panel at the Art Gallery of Alberta discussion called Closing The Food Gap. Organized by The Way We Green, we’ll be talking all about local food, food policy, and more.
- Saturday is Community League Day throughout the city! For those of us downtown, that means CornFest!
- There was supposed to be another Handmade Mafia on Saturday, but it appears that after three years the market has retired.
- For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.