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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…

History of Edmonton’s Gay Bars, Part 1: The Beginning

Ron Byers and Rob Browatzke

Same-sex relations have been a part of life on the expansive prairies since time immemorial. Some Indigenous Nations have long…

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…

The History of Filipino Businesses in Edmonton

Giselle General

“Anak, siksikan nating yung bagahe mo nitong mga produktong Pinoy na ma-eenjoy ng mga kamag-anak natin. Alam kong wala ito…

10024-102 Street: Rony’s / Dapple Gray Cafe / Appleby / Cheddars / Cafe Elite

Darrin Hagen

The central downtown neighbourhood south of Jasper Avenue but north of the river valley was a small but busy hub…

From Parking Lots to Palm Trees (And Back Again): A Look Back at Heritage Mall

Matthew Dutczak

Brenda Hall was just 18 years old when she stepped off the bus in the community of Kaskitayo on a…

Edmonton’s Downtown Lunch Counters

Lawrence Herzog

Long before shopping malls and suburbia, the heart of the city was Edmonton’s preferred place to pause for a meal…

Candy Cane Lane

Bruce Cinnamon

Before Esther and Ron Matcham moved to Edmonton, the stretch of 148th Street between 92nd and 100th Avenue wasn’t much…

There Were No Safety Nets, Part 3: Edmonton’s Italian Community, 1949 to the Present

Adriana A. Davies

The end of the Second World War in 1945 signalled an economic boom for Canada with primary and secondary industries…

Remembering the Corner Store

Lawrence Herzog

A bell jangles as the weathered door creaks open and the smells and memories flood back:  being six years old,…

Edmonton’s “Sunday Modernism” – Modernist Churches in the Post-War Era

Tai Ziola

The institution of the church is changing. The congregation at Ebenezer United Church in West Edmonton will be merging[1] with…