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Left to right: Val Scoffield, Sophie Derbawka and June Dumka dressed in old-timey clothing during the Victoria Park Golf Course’s Centennial Celebrations (1907 to 2007) in 2007. Image courtesy of Joan Crawford.

How Sophie Got Her Way

Lea Storry

“Sophie had red hair and was a lively personality,” Joan said. “She was a schoolteacher and goal-focused. She was determined to get that cart path.”

Colours of the Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan Sikh Parade

Gagan Kaur Hoonjan

If you come to Mill Woods on the Sunday of Victoria Day long weekend, you’ll join thousands of people coming…

Shadows, Shade, and Sunshine

Oumar Salifou

Sneak preview – Check back for this story about growing up in Edmonton. A connection with our city’s diverse ethnocultural backgrounds in the shadow and sunshine of the Green Shacks.

The Camel Humps: A Special Little Corner of Edmonton

Tom Monto

Around the time that Alberta became a province in 1905, the riverbank went through a process that produced its unique topography that gives it its odd “Camel Humps” name today.

THE HILL: The Secret Edge of Downtown

Darrin Hagen

MacDonald Drive has overlooked the river valley from Edmonton’s earliest incarnation, marking the south edge of downtown, a steep bank…

Wong Bark Ging 黃柏振 : A History of My Father’s Market Gardens

Ging Wei Wong 黃景煒

One hundred years ago my father stepped onto Canadian soil for the first time. It wasn’t until he passed away…

From Edmonton Chinatown: The All-Girls Cultural Troupe

Lan Chan-Marples

Have you ever heard of the China Dolls?  Not the glazed porcelain dolls or the 2015 novel written by Chinese-American…

Pantages and The Strand

Darrin Hagen

Edmonton came by its reputation as a theatre city honestly, and more than once over the last century. At one…

World War II and the Chinese Women’s Club in Edmonton

Lan Chan-Marples

An April 1946 photo of three young Chinese women in the Edmonton Journal readily captured a reader’s eye.  Freshly home…

A House for Guidance: The Baitul Hadi Mosque and the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Community in Edmonton

Dr. Nadia Kurd

Introduction Located in the Ottewell neighbourhood, the Baitul Hadi Mosque (House of Guidance) has served the Ahmadi Muslim community in…

Tokens of Remembrance: Indigenous Faces in Edmonton’s Beaux Arts Architecture, 1907-1930

Cole Hawkins

Disclaimer: Due to the importance around the legal designation of Indian status, this article sometimes uses the term “Indian” to…

Sam the Shoemaker: Cobbling Together Community

Harma-Mae Smit

It was the turbulent sixties. In the United States and Canada, teenage unrest was making headlines. Even in the small…