Downtown Edmonton’s Super Saturday

If you’re in Edmonton this Saturday, downtown is without a doubt the place to be. Some of us have been calling it “Super Saturday” because there are just so many things happening all day long!

Here’s a list of some of the activities you should check out:

TEDxEdmonton: Activating Ideas Citadel Theatre 8:30am – 5:30pm  
DECL Pancake Breakfast 4th Street Promenade 8:30am – 11:00am
City Market 4th Street Promenade 9:00am – 3:00pm
Edmonton Pride Parade 102 Avenue, from 107 Street to 99 Street 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids Stanley Milner Library 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Bikeology’s Heritage Bike Ride Ezio Faraone Park 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Al Fresco Block Party 4th Street Promenade Noon – 11:00pm
What the Truck?! 4th Street Promenade 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Mercer Warehouse Street Superparty 4th Street Promenade 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Al Fresco After Party Halo Lounge 9:00pm – 2:30am

Tickets are still available for TEDxEdmonton, so get yours here. You can read my recap of last year’s event here, that should give you a sense of what to expect. DECL’s Pancake Breakfast is a toonie breakfast, so bring your coins! For the City Market, the tasting area of Al Fresco, and for What the Truck?! you’ll need cash, so come prepared.

And since this post is about downtown, here’s an amazing panorama from Hugh Lee (78 images stitched together, taken from the top of the Crowne Plaza Hotel):

Downtown from the Crowne

Saturday is going to be an amazing day. Let’s hope the weather cooperates, but even if it doesn’t, bring an umbrella and enjoy!

4th Street Promenade is seeking an Event & Volunteer Coordinator for Al Fresco 2012!

4th st promenadeFor the last few years, 4th Street Promenade has staged a block party called Al Fresco in June. It happens on the same day as DECL’s Pancake Breakfast, the Pride Parade, the City Market, and a bunch of other cool events, making it probably the busiest day of the year downtown. This year it takes place on June 9, and we’re looking for someone to take the lead on organizing:

The 4th Street Promenade is seeking an Event and Volunteer Coordinator for the annual Al Fresco Block Party, which is taking place on June 9, 2012. This is a paid contract position to start immediately and end following the event. This position will appeal to a person who truly enjoys working with people and achieving success through running successful events and functions. The successful applicant will be an outgoing, people-oriented and deadline-driven organizer with a proven track record of coordinating high-quality events of scale. The successful applicant will also be an enthusiastic and community-minded booster of all things Edmonton. A flexible schedule is also a must.

There’s a strong planning committee already in place, so if you get the job you certainly won’t be on your own! Think you’ve got what it takes to make Al Fresco 2012 a success? You can download the full job posting and get details on how to apply in PDF here.

You can learn more about Al Fresco by reading Sharon’s recap of last year’s event and taking a look at my photoset:

If you have any questions, let me know. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who you think may be interested in the position!

PDF Al Fresco Event & Volunteer Coordinator Job Description