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Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium: The Crown Jewel in Coronation Park

Tracey L. Anderson

Royal Beginnings Coronation Park is a 35-hectare park in west central Edmonton. It was named to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953…

Jake Superstein: A Man for All Faiths

Debby Shoctor

During one of the most tumultuous times in European history, Jake Superstein was born in Pinsk, Poland, into an Orthodox Jewish…

A Brief History of the Edmonton Jewish Community

Debby Shoctor

Edmonton, Alberta was first incorporated as a town in 1892. At that time, there were about 700 permanent residents. Founded…

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose, Part 1: The First Twenty-Five Years

Ron Byers

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose is a unique organization in Edmonton. The core of its existence is based on…

List of Edmonton’s Gay Bars

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read the 5-part series, The History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars Part 1: The Beginning Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 5: Into Today

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The Beginning, Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback, Part 3: The Long-Running & Part 4: The Expanding…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 4: The Expanding Scene

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The Beginning, Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback & Part 3: The Long-Running here. A Kaleidoscope of…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 3: The Long-Running

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The Beginning & Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback. The Roost Another important venue in Edmonton’s gay…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 2: A Flashback to Flashback

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Read Part 1: The Beginning In the summer of 1975, Pat F., Johnny K., Harvey J., Paul Chisholm (more popularly…

Edmonton’s Gospel Music Scene

Anmarie Bailey

Picture this: frenzied hand clapping, foot stomping, finger tapping, rhythmic call and response-type songs, passionate Amens, Hallelujahs and killer vocals all led by…

Womonspace: Creating Space for Edmonton’s Lesbian Community in the 1980s

Josephine Boxwell

Womonspace was a social and recreational group for lesbians founded in 1981. Part of Edmonton’s LGBTQ landscape for over thirty…

Nellie Carlson and the Indian Rights for Indian Women movement

Bruce Cinnamon

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