All posts by Rebecca Lippiatt

Parent councils play crucial role Council fundraising helps with important projects

Parents from other Catholic schools have stepped in to help St. Alphonsus Catholic School undertake fundraising for a new playground.

Due to zoning regulations, land use, and funding allocation, there isn’t enough money to build a playground, and the school can’t access city funds. The school hasn’t had a parent council for over 10 years, which has impacted the ability to fundraise. Many parents don’t have the time or energy to join or create a parent council as they work two or three jobs. Continue reading Parent councils play crucial role Council fundraising helps with important projects

Explore different options when buying meat NAIT Retail Meat Store sells products during semesters

You don’t necessarily need to buy meat from a grocery store or directly from a farm. The Professional Meat Cutting and Merchandising program at NAIT also sells meat from September to December and from January to April.

Rob Povey, program chair and instructor, would like customers to “come and see us every week and buy fresh meat.” Continue reading Explore different options when buying meat NAIT Retail Meat Store sells products during semesters

Budapest Delicatessen now has new owners Store offers Hungarian food and friendly service

The first thing you notice about the Budapest Delicatessen is the mouth-watering smell of smoked meats wafting down 111 Avenue. The next thing is the bright and welcoming interior, where shoppers can meet new owners Silvia Taborosi and her parents, Maria and Imre. Continue reading Budapest Delicatessen now has new owners Store offers Hungarian food and friendly service

Bringing a passion of food into the community Tropicana Grocery Store imports food from East Africa

The owner of a local grocery store is seeking to share food from Africa with the community.

“Most African communities have been missing the taste of the food they grew up eating,” said Charles Kyabaggu, owner of Tropicana Grocery Store. “I love food. I love eating,” Kyabaggu said, gesturing at the wide variety of foods on the shelves. “I want to serve the community—each and every house. Food is a necessity for every home.” Continue reading Bringing a passion of food into the community Tropicana Grocery Store imports food from East Africa

Turning city walls into fantastic murals Edmonton festival draws in artists from all over

The walls of the neighbourhood just became more alive with art. From July 21-31, Alberta Avenue was graced with two more murals, part of Rust Magic 2017, a festival of mural creation. Edmonton’s Justin Moose and Jade Jordan and Victoria’s Relfy created the artwork. Continue reading Turning city walls into fantastic murals Edmonton festival draws in artists from all over

Jovani Variety Store sells selection of goods Running and improving a store is rewarding and challenging

“It’s becoming the best place in Edmonton,” said Mustaf Nuur, owner of Jovani Variety Store on 118 Avenue and 93 Street. Sitting on chairs placed outside his shop, he visits with friends and customers while watching life unfold on the Avenue. Nuur has owned Jovani Variety Store for three years. “The neighbourhood is good,” he said. Continue reading Jovani Variety Store sells selection of goods Running and improving a store is rewarding and challenging

Intense action and thrilling rivalries Monster Pro Wrestling draws crowds to Alberta Avenue Community Centre

Heavy metal pumps from speakers, a spotlight hovers over a ring, and wrestlers emerge from behind a black curtain to the cheers of the crowd.

Tattooed men and women dressed in bright orange leggings enter the ring. They’re draped in flags, sporting coloured masks, and have names like Massive Damage, Cpl. Jack Hammer, and Mascara Diablo.

Sound like something you’d see on television?

In fact, Monster Pro Wrestling takes place the first Saturday of every month at Alberta Avenue Community League. Continue reading Intense action and thrilling rivalries Monster Pro Wrestling draws crowds to Alberta Avenue Community Centre

Masjid Quba mosque holds an open house Tour introduced visitors to local Muslim community

Alberta Avenue has always been populated by newcomers to Canada. In the last 10 years, many people moving to our community are from Somalia, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and other Arab countries.

Many mosques serve a distinct geographic population, but the Masjid Quba mosque serves an ethnically and culturally diverse group that reflects the community make-up. Continue reading Masjid Quba mosque holds an open house Tour introduced visitors to local Muslim community