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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…

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…

Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre: Architectural Masterpiece and Community Recreation Hub

Tracey L. Anderson

A Centennial Project  Coronation Park, in west central Edmonton, is a 35-hectare park named to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation. Although small compared…

Happy Memories of the Centennial Children’s Library

Amy Wong

As the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Shelley Milner Children’s Library reopened in September 2020 to become a new beautiful space…

Bonnie Doon in the 1950s – Community Map

Bonnie Doon Community League

Explore how Bonnie Doon grew and developed from farm land to its current status as an urban, mature city neighbourhood….

Pondering Pehonan

Rob Houle

In amiskwaciwaskahikan (Edmonton), when you examine the current state of Indigenous relations, initiatives and heritage, one cannot help but be…

The End of the World: From Found Space to Keillor Point

Giselle General

The summer of 2010 was a memorable time: I started dating my future husband, and I started exploring Edmonton’s river…