Fort Edmonton Park recipient of Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

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Friday July 31, 2015 – Johnny J Jones Junior acted as Master of Ceremonies this morning on location at his “hoitsy-toitsy, magnificent” Midway at Fort Edmonton Park, where he hosted a Funding Announcement for the Government of Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Mr. Jones (aka Dana Andersen, Artistic Director) had the pleasurable task of introducing “a swell group of stand-up …

Fort Edmonton Park chosen one of Alberta’s most respected companies

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In January, Alberta Venture commissioned Leger Marketing to conduct a survey which would identify those organizations in Alberta that have earned the respect of both the business community and consumers. Fort Edmonton Park is proud to announce it has ranked first among Edmonton attractions, fifth among tourism institutions in Alberta and is part of the top 25 most reputable businesses overall. The survey included …

5 Undeniable Reasons to Bring Your Family to Fort Edmonton Park

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There are few parks so recognizable and classic that visiting them isn’t just tradition; it’s a rite of passage. Fort Edmonton Park fits this description perfectly. Here at Expedia Canada, we love when families travel together, which is why we’ve partnered with Fort Edmonton Park to present you the top undeniable reasons to bring your family to Fort Edmonton Park …

2018 Potential Closure and Utilities Upgrade

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We’ve received a lot of questions about the Park’s potential closure in 2018. The City of Edmonton is currently working with a consultant to develop a master plan for the Park’s utilities upgrade. At this point, no contractor has been engaged. Once we know more details, we will share them with the public. The utilities upgrade project was approved by …

What’s Your Fort Edmonton Park Story – Winners

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  Honourable Mention My now husband and I met at Fort Edmonton in the summer of 2008. We were both working there during the summer break from university. I was scooping ice cream in Bill’s Confectionery, and he was serving burgers in Masonic Hall. After four years of dating, he proposed in the Park, and we celebrated with an old-fashioned coke …

We’re Back on Track

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We are back on track! We have pounded the last spike and the steam train is back in action at Fort Edmonton Park. Join us all summer long for all inclusive access to our rides and attractions. Work commenced last September to replace the tracks that have been in place since the train started running in 1978. All final checks …

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and Fort Edmonton Park formalize relationship

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Thursday January 29, 2015 – Chiefs representing the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and Senior Representatives of Fort Edmonton Park gathered this morning to officially sign-off on a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation that marks the beginning of a new approach to the portrayal of First Nations people’s history in the Park. Mayor Don Iveson was in attendance to witness …

The Alex Decoteau Downtown Park – Inspired by Interpreter Gerome Garcia

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Alex Decoteau was an athlete, a soldier, and Canada’s first aboriginal police officer. His character is alive through the narratives offered at Fort Edmonton Park and now through the naming of a new park in downtown Edmonton: The Alex Decoteau Downtown Park. This all started a year ago, when interpreter Gerome Garcia welcomed a group of grade five and six students …

Fort Edmonton Park supports Edmontonians in need

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Each fall, the Park donates thousands of pounds of produce to the Edmonton Food Bank. This donation is possible through the hard work of volunteer gardeners, The Little Potato Company seed donations,  the Plant a Row, Grow a Row Fun Run where runners are provided with a packet of heritage seeds to donate and the Park’s valued partnership with the Edmonton’s …

Coming Around The Mountie Theatre

Where is Emmy LaZerte – Klondike melodrama

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Our Mountie, Douglas McKenzie seeks high and low for the beautiful Emmy LaZerte. Missing and in danger, could the notorious villain Nasty Black Mould be holding her captive? Find out at She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountie September 4-6 at the Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park.

Take a Spin on the New Chair-O-Planes Ride

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After three years of hard work, the Park is ready to unveil the Chair-O-Planes ride. This early 20th century thrill ride emulates the experience of open cockpit flying. An original Chair-O-Planes ride was donated to the Fort Edmonton Foundation. A brand new ride was then created through the leadership and hard work of over 41 volunteers including professional engineers, carpenters and …

Tim Hus Live at the Capitol Theatre

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Fort Edmonton Park is proud to present Tim Hus live at the Capitol Theatre. This very special live concert will kick off one of the Park’s biggest events of the year: Harvest Fair. Join us for some authentic Canadian cowboy music! Date: Friday, August 29 Time: 8:00 pm Location: Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park Price: $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door The …