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 …

News: New addition to the Blatchford Field Air Hangar opened today

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Thursday March 17, 2016 – The Fort Edmonton Management Company and the Fort Edmonton Foundation were pleased to announce the opening of the new Blatchford Field Air Hangar Catering Kitchen. This 3.3 million dollar addition was possible due to a $1.8 million contribution from the City of Edmonton and $1.5 million contribution from the Government of Alberta. City of Edmonton …

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 …

Christmas Pantomime

The History of the Pantomime

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The Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park is proud to present another vintage entertainment experience. The Christmas Pantomime is an all-time favourite family spectacle that dates back to the late 1800s. The Pantomime or “Panto” was initially developed in the United Kingdom as a Christmas tradition. It took its inspirations from a fusion of the Italian “Commedia dell’ Arte” or “comedy of …

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 …

Dr. Oz Captivates Local Audience

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Last Thursday evening, Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke at Rexall Place and captivated his audience from beginning to end. Dr. Oz talked about living the good life, the importance of building communities, connecting with one another and the power of shared spaces. The event was hosted by the Rotary Club in order to raise funds for the building of a new attraction at Fort …

Midway Fun House

O-Laff-O Fun House is Now Open

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Fort Edmonton Park is proud to introduce the latest addition to the 1920s Midway: the O-Laff-O Fun House. Crazy walk ways, distorting mirrors, turning barrels and slides are just some of the action you can experience in this 1920s style Fun House. O-Laff-O is part of the Midway expansion plan which incorporates historic elements and an introduction to the “carny” …

Dr. Oz Live in Edmonton

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Rexall Place · Thursday, June 5, 2014 · 7:30 pm The Rotary Legacy Project Committee and the Fort Edmonton Foundation have been working together to raise funds for the building of a new attraction at Fort Edmonton Park “ The Windsor/Albion commercial building. Towards this end, the two entities have recently engaged Dr. Oz to speak at Rexall Place on June …

Bush Pilots & Barnstormers – Wilfrid ‘Wop’ May

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With the closing of the Municipal Airport, Fort Edmonton Park joins our colleagues in commemorating the history of early Edmonton aviation – in particular the individual stories of men and women who navigated that heavenly aether as Bush Pilots and Barnstormers!  We close out our series with the ‘granddaddy of them all,’ a man with so many epic yarns to …

Bush Pilots & Barnstormers – Freddie McCall

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With the closing of the Municipal Airport, Fort Edmonton Park joins our colleagues in commemorating the history of early Edmonton aviation – in particular the individual stories of men and women who navigated that heavenly aether as Bush Pilots and Barnstormers!  Frederick McCall was born in British Columbia, but moved to Calgary when he was ten. That’s right…we have broken …

Bush Pilots & Barnstormers – ‘Punch’ Dickins

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With the closing of the Municipal Airport, Fort Edmonton Park joins our colleagues in commemorating the history of early Edmonton aviation – in particular the individual stories of men and women who navigated that heavenly aether as Bush Pilots and Barnstormers!  Clenneth Haggleston Dickins was born in Manitoba and moved to Edmonton at the age of ten, where he would …

Bush Pilots and Barnstormers – Katherine Stinson

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With the closing of the Municipal Airport, Fort Edmonton Park joins our colleagues in commemorating the history of early Edmonton aviation – in particular the individual stories of men and women who navigated that heavenly aether as Bush Pilots and Barnstormers!  One of the first aviators Edmontonians encountered was, in fact, an aviatrix. Katherine Stinson visited Edmonton while many of …

Muslims Celebrate Canada’s Iconic Mosque

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Source: Onislam.net Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013 “Muslims are celebrating today the 75th anniversary of the mosque in Edmonton, the capital of the province of Alberta. The celebration will start with a lunch that brings together nearly 400 guests, including Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel, Calgary Mayor Na-heed Nenshi and members of the city’s Christian and Jewish communities.” Read the full …