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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…

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)…

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…

The Last Best West: Hattie’s Place, Part 3

Dr. Russell Cobb

Disclaimer: Please note that this piece references anti-Black violence, brutality, and white supremacy. A reference to a specific act of…

The Tamale & Pupusa – A Culinary Journey To Canada

Amrita Gill

I remember the first time I met Elba, mother of my close friend Yazmin (or Yaz as friends and family…

Committed to Community: Hilwie Hamdon and The Muslim Ladies’ Association of Edmonton

Dr. Nadia Kurd

Edmontonian Hilwie Hamdon (née Taha Johma, 1905-1988) was a community leader and founding member of the historic Al Rashid Mosque, the…

The Porter: Building a Better Canada for All

Donna Coombs-Montrose

The Canadian National Railway Pullman train bustled through the Rocky Mountains on the way from Vancouver headed for a stop…

The Last Black West: Oklahoma Freedmen Seek Refuge in Alberta, Part 1

Dr. Russell Cobb

Advertisements promoting the “Last Best West”—a frontier open to all pioneers—have become an ingrained part of the Canadian national mythology.  Like…