Exploring Turtle Island

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By Keltie MacKenzie In light of the exciting announcement that Fort Edmonton Park will be receiving funding from the federal government, there has been a great deal of talk about one of the major aspects of this expansion, called the The Indigenous Peoples Experience (IPE). The IPE will aim to educate on Indigenous culture, treaties, and Indigenous history in the Edmonton …

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 …

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 …

Andy the Calf | Fort Edmonton Park

Blogger-in-residence: Andy the Calf

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Sophie is not your average 11 year old little girl. You might recognize her from many of the Fort Edmonton Park advertisements she is featured around the city. She is our blogger-in-residence this summer and we couldn’t be more excited to show you her experiences at the Park. Sophie currently attends a local school Edmonton, Alberta. She loves to play …

Support the Fort at the Fort Edmonton Foundation Fall Gala

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The Fort Edmonton Foundation Fall Gala fundraiser will take place on September 10th, 2016 at the Blatchford Field Air Hangar at Fort Edmonton Park. Celebrate the era of the Roaring Twenties in style and help raise funds in support of Capital Campaign projects at Fort Edmonton Park, specifically the new Hotel Selkirk and Windsor/Albion Block expansion. This event will feature …

Blogger-in-residence: Sophie’s Animal Watch

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Sophie is not your average 11 year old little girl. You might recognize her from many of the Fort Edmonton Park advertisements she is featured around the city. She is our blogger-in-residence this summer and we couldn’t be more excited to show you her experiences at the Park. Sophie currently attends a local school Edmonton, Alberta. She loves to play …

Volunteer Spotlight: Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the hand-carved 1920s Midway Carousel

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Fort Edmonton Park is pleased to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the beautifully hand-carved Carousel made possible through the hard work of our incredible volunteers. This June, we were proud to invite these volunteers and their families back to ride the carousel and celebrate their efforts. Jean Jackson was there from the start and still comes in faithfully on Wednesday …

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. …

Fort Edmonton Park receives $33.5 million in provincial funding

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Friday April 15, 2016 – The Fort Edmonton Management Company (FEMCo) is immensely pleased to be informed of the Provincial Government’s decision to support our proposal for the development of Fort Edmonton Park. It is with sincere gratitude that the company extends thanks to Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Bob Turner, MLA for Edmonton Whitemud, and the …

Volunteer Profile: Autumn Schnell

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Written by: Laura Nichol, Volunteer Coordinator Volunteering connects us to Edmonton’s history and sometimes even to our own family’s heritage. So is the case for Autumn Schnell, who joined our Junior Indigenous Interpreters Program last summer. Designed to engage Indigenous youth, and help them develop interpretive skill and a connection to their own culture, the program seemed like a perfect …

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 …

Park wins Alberta Tourism Award for Marketing Excellence

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Tuesday October 27, 2015 – Fort Edmonton Park has been recognized for their creative marketing campaign “Edmonton’s Story, Make it Yours” and awarded the Alberta Tourism Award for Marketing Excellence. The campaign asked guests to share their Fort Edmonton Park stories. The response was tremendous and the tales received ranged from first kisses to wedding anniversaries, reunions, school trips and corporate …