For some cyclists, winter is simply another season on the road.
With Edmonton’s network of bike routes, shared use/multi-use pathways, and separated bike lanes, cycling is picking up, especially with the opening of the downtown bike grid this past June. Continue reading Local cyclists hit bike paths this winter Year-round commuters find lanes essential during winter
Cycling in the winter may seem precarious and even dangerous, but with proper precautions, it can be rewarding, fun, and a simple way to get around town. Continue reading Cycling with confidence throughout the year Important tips to prepare for cycling during the winter
Whether you want to try a new form of dance or practice a form you already love, our neighbourhoods offer a great selection. Continue reading Local dance: from Renaissance to hip hop Take your pick on how you want to move to the music
Summer in Alberta is perfect for road trips. My travels have taken me north to the “Mighty Peace” and south to Waterton Lakes National Park. Here are a few gems along the way. Plan a route and make hotel or camping reservations before you go
Continue reading Enjoy a Fun Road Trip in Alberta Different routes give travellers plenty to see
For many of us, June is when we dust off the saddle and venture out on our bicycles. Whether that’s across town or into the river valley, it pays to do some mechanical checks and preparation first.
Continue reading Getting your bicycle ready for riding Tips to ensure your bike is safe for the road
Board games are a great way to spend time with family and friends. Although many of us grew up playing classic games like Monopoly or chess, there are seemingly endless options now, with board games more popular than ever. Check out some favourite games and places to play them from Rat Creek Press contributors. If you need people to play with or want to try out new games, check out GOBfest, Edmonton’s Board Gaming Convention on April 8 & 9 at Alberta Avenue Community Centre. Find out more: gobfest.ca. Continue reading Breaking out the board games for good fun Board games provide hours of social entertainment
How is it that David Stockburger, a man living in the 21st century, is the creator of Avenue Vineyard Community Church’s annual Penny Carnival?
“Many years ago, as a kid, my school would put on a penny carnival for Halloween,” he said. “It was the best thing when you’re eight or nine years old, the games and getting candy. I always remembered that fondly.”
Continue reading Local Penny Carnival celebrates 10 years Fun games for everyone for only half a dollar
Close the door behind you and step into a world of ice and snow art, costumes and street hockey. That’s the promise and follow through of Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival.
“We go to Deep Freeze every year. It’s been a family event,” said Maggie Glasgow, a resident of Alberta Avenue with her husband and young family since 2007.
Continue reading Ten years of icy magic on Alberta Avenue Deep Freeze draws artists, youth and winter-fun seekers
Watching new skaters test their steadiness through sheer persistence is a cheery experience come winter as outdoor rinks become available in the neighbourhood.
“I like making ice for the kids. I get a laugh out of watching them learn how to skate and the smile on their faces,” said Henry Stainthorp, rink manager at Spruce Avenue Community League (SACL), while flooding the league’s rink in November.
Continue reading Outdoor community rinks holding firm Beating the odds relies on residents’ support