Partner Spotlight: The Edmonton House Brigade

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Written by: Natalie Zacharewski A new sense of excitement has grown at Fort Edmonton Park now that we have welcomed the warm weather, green landscapes and visitors have began crowding our streets. Speaking of invitations, one of the many attractions is the encampment of our friends from the Edmonton House Brigade. The Edmonton House Brigade is a Living History re-enactment group. …

Sous Chef Fort Edmonton Park

Sous Chef (Seasonal, Hourly)

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Job Description: Sous Chef (Seasonal, Hourly) From delightful desserts in Johnson’s Café, to heritage baking in the Jasper House Hotel and elaborate creations for our catering department, our kitchens are always busy delivering top quality products to all of our guests. Our Head Baker prepares all pastries, baking, and desserts per guest and internal order from all outlets in accordance …

Government of Canada Supports Expansion of Edmonton’s Historical Living Museum

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News release For immediate release March 3, 2017 Edmonton, Alberta | Infrastructure Canada Historical exhibitions embody the story of Canada, preserving the experiences of its people and places and inspiring visitors to explore and understand the world around them. The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in public infrastructure—including funding for cultural projects—play a key role in supporting dynamic …


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THE ORGANIZATION A volunteer-driven organization from its inception, the Fort Edmonton Foundation was founded in 1969 by a group of community leaders, several of them Rotarians, who were interested in establishing a visible memorial to the origins of the City of Edmonton. The objectives of this group of visionaries, as set forth in the Memorandum of Association, were simple and …

Windmill at Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park Windmill: Winds of Change

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By Keltie MacKenzie Pictured above is a structure that many visitors to Fort Edmonton Park have seen, but understandably few can identify. Take a guess…what do you believe it is? A. John Rowand’s watchtower B. An old windmill C. Edmonton’s first weather centre D. Rapunzel’s Tower, which is all that remains of the failed attempt to create a fairy tale …

Happy Valentine’s Day from Fort Edmonton Park

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Our friends at the City of Edmonton Archives went into the vaults to help us celebrate the day of love in historic style. Check out these charming early twentieth century Valentine’s cards, to see how historic Edmontonians celebrated Valentine’s Day, from the sweet to slightly racy! Are their love stories in your family’s past? Maybe a scandal or two? Discover your own …

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Meet our Volunteers: Claude & Annabelle

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The Villeneuves were not new to life in a historic setting when they started volunteering at Fort Edmonton Park: in fact, one might argue that existing in the modern world would be a foreign experience for Claude and Annabelle. Our beloved francophone volunteers joined us in 2014, portraying Furtraders in our 1846 Fort after years of re-enacting and learning historic trades …

Edmontonians in the Spotlight: Roberta MacAdams Part One

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Part 1: Her Signal Honour By Suzanna Wagner Among Edmonton’s many remarkable citizens is Roberta MacAdams (1880-1959). In a forward-thinking city that often forgets to look back, Roberta MacAdams is a shining exemplar of the tremendous contributions Edmontonians have made to Alberta and to the greater world, and so it is fitting that on October 20, 2016, the Edmonton Public …

Why do we say that? | Pulling out all the stops

Why do we say that?: “Pull out all the stops”

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If you’ve ever had a big deadline coming up, maybe a big school project or an important deadline at work, maybe your teacher or your boss told you that you needed to œpull out all the stops, to hold nothing back and put your full effort into the project. The origins of this phrase lie in the music world, particularly …

Why do we say that? | Close but no cigar

Why do we say that?: “Close but no cigar”

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If you’ve ever tried to guess the answer to a question and not quite gotten it right, maybe you’ve heard the expression œclose, but no cigar! It’s an expression used to indicate that someone has come very close to achieving something, but didn’t quite make it. Back in the early 1920s fairs and carnivals were very popular, and many of …

Why do we say that? Starting from scratch

Why do we say that?: “Starting from scratch”

Why do we say that?

If you’ve spent any time in a kitchen or watching cooking shows you’ve probably heard people use the expression œfrom scratch. If someone tells you, for example, that they’re making a sauce from scratch, you understand that to mean that they’re starting from the very beginning and not using anything premade in their recipe. The origin of this expression is …

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Why do we say that?: “Sleep tight”

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Many of us have fond memories of mom and dad tucking us in to bed at the end of the day, turning out the light and saying œsleep tight! We understood that they were telling us to have a good sleep, but where does the expression œsleep tight actually come from? Well, back in the 1800s instead of putting a …