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Imrie House: Home of Canada’s First Female Architectural Firm 

Josephine Boxwell

Imrie House is unassuming. It is an older home, modest in size, tucked away at the end of a treed…

An Everlasting River Valley Retreat

Ryan Stephens

Here on Keillor Farm, the scenery and serenity of the vast Canadian prairies is everywhere, though it’s packed into a…

Filipino Pioneers of Edmonton

Ida Beltran Lucila

The 1952 Immigration Act introduced a points system that brought about the entry of professionals to fill labour gaps in Canada.

Connecting Through Dance

Soni Dasmohapatra

Soni Dasmohapatra shares her collaboration with Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo and Felipe Canavera. — amiskwaciywâskahikan is “Beaver Hills House” It is…

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…

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…

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…

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Imrie House: Home of Canada’s First Female Architectural Firm 

Josephine Boxwell

Imrie House is unassuming. It is an older home, modest in size, tucked away at the end of a treed…

An Everlasting River Valley Retreat

Ryan Stephens

Here on Keillor Farm, the scenery and serenity of the vast Canadian prairies is everywhere, though it’s packed into a…

Filipino Pioneers of Edmonton

Ida Beltran Lucila

The 1952 Immigration Act introduced a points system that brought about the entry of professionals to fill labour gaps in Canada.

Connecting Through Dance

Soni Dasmohapatra

Soni Dasmohapatra shares her collaboration with Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo and Felipe Canavera. — amiskwaciywâskahikan is “Beaver Hills House” It is…

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…

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…

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…

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.”

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.

Part III – Marguerite Rowand-McKay: Matriarch, Naturalist, Armchair Traveler, Bison Ally

Jenna Chalifoux

When Marguerite reached the tiny house with the Assiniboine River ambling by and its thickets of linden and maple awash…

Part I – Marguerite Rowand-McKay: Matriarch, Naturalist, Armchair Traveler, Bison Ally

Jenna Chalifoux

The 1821 merger of the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) and the North-West Company (NWC) harkened an era of unfettered commerce…

Part II – Marguerite Rowand-McKay: Matriarch, Naturalist, Armchair Traveler, Bison Ally

Jenna Chalifoux

At the height of summer in 1838, Roman Catholic priests François Blanchet and Modeste Demers visited L’Fort des Prairies (Fort…