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Cariwest: The Caribbean Community’s Gift to Edmonton

Donna Coombs-Montrose

CARIWEST – Caribbean Arts Festival was introduced to Edmonton in 1984. It was created by Western Carnival Development Association (WCDA)…

A Residential School Survivor’s Story of Survival and Resilience: AUDIO INTERVIEW

Pehbahmegahmegohk

“…first night for supper….he put a plate in front of me and I said “Mahsi!” In my language, thank you….

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…

Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1

Jenna Chalifoux

There are many notable women in Edmonton’s history books. The ‘Famous Five’ may come to mind straight away, in addition to…

The Other Side of Emily Murphy

Terry Jorden

Shortly after entering Emily Murphy Park, which sits on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River between Groat Bridge and…

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Cariwest: The Caribbean Community’s Gift to Edmonton

Donna Coombs-Montrose

CARIWEST – Caribbean Arts Festival was introduced to Edmonton in 1984. It was created by Western Carnival Development Association (WCDA)…

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…

Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1

Jenna Chalifoux

There are many notable women in Edmonton’s history books. The ‘Famous Five’ may come to mind straight away, in addition to…

A Residential School Survivor’s Story of Survival and Resilience: AUDIO INTERVIEW

Pehbahmegahmegohk

“…first night for supper….he put a plate in front of me and I said “Mahsi!” In my language, thank you….

Daughters of Shining Star, Part 2

Jenna Chalifoux

Read Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1 In August  of 1782, Fort York was captured by the French. Edward Umphreville and…

Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Jeannette Austin-Odina

My journey towards becoming an educator started in my childhood with time spent under a mango tree at my home…

Edmonton’s Caribbean Journey

Donna Coombs-Montrose

The flights touched down at a Canadian International Airport bringing scores of eager Caribbean nationals, their suitcases packed with their…

Vivacious Caribbean Teachers

Etty Shaw-Cameron

During the 1960s, school jurisdictions in Alberta advertised for teachers in leading newspapers and at teacher training colleges in the…

Place Renaming in Edmonton: A Constant in the City’s History

Connor Thompson

Renaming places in Edmonton has become a major point of public discussion with several renamings occurring, or being proposed, since…

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…

Louise Umphreville: Edmonton’s Forgotten First Lady

Tom Long

History is how we understand the past and that understanding is based on records made and kept by biased hands….

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…