Local business owners bring legacy to area Closing a chapter on Champions of Alberta Avenue

This month heralds the last installment of the Champions of Alberta Avenue profiles, written by Shirley Serviss.

Readers have had the opportunity to learn about some business owners along 118 Avenue. These individuals have fascinating stories and all share a commitment to their customers and the area.  

Enjoy reading about the work these individuals have done to enrich their businesses and their community. Visit artsontheave.org for any further news on this project. Continue reading Local business owners bring legacy to area Closing a chapter on Champions of Alberta Avenue

Harassment doesn’t need to leave you helpless Resources are available if you are being harassed or threatened

The #MeToo movement is sweeping across the country to raise awareness about harassment and foster community support for those affected.

Garrett Johnson (who requested his name be changed) discussed his experience when an ex-boyfriend attacked him outside of a nightclub. He said he felt uneasy upon arriving to the nightclub, but brushed the anxiety aside. Continue reading Harassment doesn’t need to leave you helpless Resources are available if you are being harassed or threatened

Learn new things in a stress-free environment Non-profit association helps promote lifelong learning

If memories of academia make you shudder with the studying, assignments, and tests, consider the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA), a non-profit association working in partnership with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension to promote lifelong learning opportunities for adults 50 years and older Continue reading Learn new things in a stress-free environment Non-profit association helps promote lifelong learning

Residents share ideas during city workshop Alberta Avenue slated for upcoming neighbourhood renewal

Participants at the Alberta Avenue Community Walk and Ideas Workshop on Feb. 10 appreciated the mild – 6 C weather since everyone had ideas about how to renew Alberta Avenue’s mature neighbourhood.

The high level of public engagement is what City of Edmonton project managers had hoped for. Continue reading Residents share ideas during city workshop Alberta Avenue slated for upcoming neighbourhood renewal

Powwow dancing is a great way to stay fit Drum beats are central to this Indigenous dance

Powwow dancing requires agility, cardio fitness, stamina, and grace. Dustin Stamp, a fancy dancer from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, is committed to helping people develop and maintain these qualities in the Canadian Native Friendship Centre’s Pow Wow Practice. Continue reading Powwow dancing is a great way to stay fit Drum beats are central to this Indigenous dance

Living carefree and car-free in the city Delighting in alternative forms of transportation in a car-centric land

ALITA RICKARDS

I didn’t intend to be car-free.

When I was 18, like many Canadians, I studied the learner’s handbook, practiced driving, and got my license. I’m still shocked it’s that easy to let someone barely out of their teens drive a vehicle made of thousands of pounds of metal. My first car was a 1973 Dodge Dart my grandma gave me. I’d jam punk rock mix-tapes in the radio cassette player, rev my engine, and speed around with all the reckless naivety of youth. Continue reading Living carefree and car-free in the city Delighting in alternative forms of transportation in a car-centric land