You’d think that after 12 years of running Kaleido Family Arts Festival, organizers would run out of new ideas, but happily there are plenty of new features to experience from Sept 15-17.
This year, the festival starts at 5 pm instead of 7 pm. Christy Morin, artistic director, describes it as a “soft start” and said food trucks will be on site. Continue reading Take in an action-packed Kaleido Festival Local festival brings artistic treats to the Avenue
Each autumn, leagues host a Community League Day with events for members and sometimes the public. Typically held on Sept. 16, this year the date varies depending on the league. Continue reading Local Community League Day events abound Check out your league for fun events this fall
Recently, Bowfort Towers, a piece of public art installed in Calgary, caused an uproar. The first theme of criticism was that the cost, $500,000, was wasteful in this economic downturn. The second was aesthetic and cultural, that the art was unattractive. A secondary argument to that was that it resembled Blackfoot burial structures, and that a non-indigenous American artist created this work using indigenous influences without understanding the symbolism. Continue reading Great public art inspires and becomes iconic Become involved and educated before forming an opinion
As a resident of our mature neighbourhoods, I don’t have to go far to find people with more backyard fruit than they can use. I have access to raspberries, sour cherries, apples, and more. I spend the better part of August and September in a flurry of canning, juicing, freezing, and dehydrating. Continue reading The gift of rescuing each other’s fruit Harvest season is fruitful in more ways than one
On Aug. 24, over 40 people huddled under the shelter at Borden Park to wait out the storm that turned a balmy afternoon into a cold, wet gale. They were there to meet some of Edmonton’s most prolific women sculptors whose 11 pieces of artwork are installed in various locations of the park. Continue reading Eleven sculptures installed in Borden Park Public art event showcased four women sculptors
In our neighbourhoods, we have a variety of city-funded public art as well as neighbourhood art. People have strong feelings about this kind of art in their community, but whether you love it, hate it, or feel ambivalent about it, public and neighbourhood art makes a community stand out and inspires conversation. Continue reading Taking in the variety of local public art Neighbourhood art inspires conversations and feelings
In July, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) launched a program to make city transit more accessible for low-income households.
Funded by the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta, the Ride Transit program is a 16-month pilot project that allows eligible Edmontonians to purchase youth and adult monthly transit passes for only $35, a reduction from regular rates of $73 for youth and $94.25 for adults. Continue reading Edmonton Transit rolls out new subsidized pass Ride Transit program to help low-income residents
The community garden has been a huge success, with many of you coming out to show off your green thumbs and hard work. The compost workshop we held in August taught us much about compost design and will benefit our local gardeners in the future. If you are interested in taking up this project again next year or joining the fun, contact us by email or on our Facebook page.
Eastwood Harvest Family Celebration
Join us at our annual harvest celebration on Oct. 1. Sponsored by Northlands, the event runs from 2-5 pm in the Eastwood park area and involves live entertainment, music, children’s games, food, and company. Everyone is welcome! We will accept donations for the Edmonton Food Bank at this time. We are seeking volunteers to help with the festival, so contact us by email, phone, or Facebook if you’re willing to lend a hand.
Annual General Meeting
On Oct. 4 at 5 pm, join us to discuss community matters at Eastwood Hall, connect with other community members, and hold elections for board positions. If you are interested in taking an active role in your community and building work experience in community development, we are always looking for extra people to help take the lead. We will also be selling community membership cards.
Community league memberships renew in September. Check with your local league (see p.11) for benefits and how to purchase or go to efcl.org
INDOOR SOCCER REGISTRATION
Emsanorth.com. Community registration: Sept 7 at Delton Hall, 12325 88 St. Late registration: Sept 16. More: Laura, 780.982.5823, email@example.com
BARD OF THE AVE
Watch for “30 dogs in 30 days” a compilation at bardoftheavenue.com. Say “hi” if you see me at Kaleido. It’ll be my 5th year there!
CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Rat Creek Press, Sept 10 & 11. Sign up: timecounts.org/rat-creek-press/events/947
BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Help Eastwood Community League by working a bingo at Fort Road. Call 780.477.2354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KALEIDO IS CALLING!
Thank you to everyone already helping! We still need another 130 volunteers. Sign up on www.kaleidofest.ca or call The Carrot at 780.471.1580 to get onto our volunteer teams today!
KALEIDO FUNDRAISING CREW & SAFETY CREW
Love people and the arts? Be part of our fundraising crew on festival grounds, Sept. 15-17. Or, help ensure the safety of festival grounds by patrolling the site Fri-Mon. http://www.kaleidofest.ca/volunteer/
KALEIDO TRADES CREW & SITE CREW
Kaleido needs practical people on our trades crew! Help set up plumbing, carpentry, and electrician support for onsite needs. Or, help build the festival Sept. 14-15. http://www.kaleidofest.ca/volunteer/
For Ernesto Rizzi, owning his own business was not only a testament to his enterprising spirit, but also a celebration of his Italian roots.
“He was a lover of food, the band U2, and such a practical joker,” said Luisa Magnan, Rizzi’s sister. “He loved his Italian heritage.”
Rizzi owned the Dolce and Banana food truck and died unexpectedly last year at 37 years old. Magnan, who lives in Parkdale, is helping organize an evening of laughter and opera to raise money toward a fund in his name at the University of Alberta. Continue reading Event celebrates entrepreneur and resident Larger than life tenors performing for memorial fund