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nextgen News Letter September 12 2011

posted Sep 12, 2011, 4:14 PM by Kees den Hartigh

Edmonton's Next Gen
Edmonton is a vibrant, welcoming city shaped by the lives
and leadership of the next generation, ages 18 to 40. 

We are creating a city that attracts and gives voice to the next
generation in the life and growth of our community.
Edmonton's nextgen
Edmonton's nextGeneration Newsletter
 September 12, 2011
What's Happening:

Pecha Kucha Night #11

What the Truck?

Community League Day!

Designing ECCA Lands - Presentation

U of A Alumni Recognition Awards

The Stargazer

Timeraiser

Contact

Living Local 2011 Neighbourhood Arts & Heritage Pilot Project Grants

Next Up: A Leadership Program for Young People

 
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Pecha Kucha Night #11

NextGen's PKN organizing Committee presents another Pecha Kucha Night featuring presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the 20 slides x 20 seconds per slide format made popular world-wide by Klein Dytham Architecture. 

PKN 11 is sponsored by the University of Alberta Alumni Association and Capital Power Corporation. It features music by DJ Blue Jay from Mod Club Edmonton.

When: Wednesday, September 14

Where: Myer Horowitz Theatre, Students' Union Building,  

University of Alberta, 

 
8900 114 Street

Doors: 6:30 pm
Presentations: 7:30 pm
After-party: 10:00 pm

Tickets on-sale now at:  Tix on the Square: http://bit.ly/PKN11tix or 780-420-1757 and the University of Alberta Alumni Association: http://ualberta.ca/alumni/PKN11

Adults: $11 +s.c.
Students: $9 +s.c.
PKN 11 is an all ages event; limited tickets available.

More than 110 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to-date on wide reaching topics, from botanical walls to winter city living and everything in between.


PKN 11's presenters


What the Truck?

What the Truck?! is a celebration of Edmonton's food trucks, combining street food with pedestrianism and downtown vibrancy. On June 24, 2011 the first event was held downtown at Beaver Hills House Park. Hundreds of Edmontonians came out to sample the seven food trucks in attendance! After the extremely positive feedback received from everyone involved, planning of the second event is underway.

There will be ten food vendors at the event: http://www.whatthetruck.ca/eats/

When: Friday, September 16 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Abbey Lane Park, Jasper Ave & 102 Street

There's no admission fee, so come hungry! Invite your family, friends, and colleagues!

More info


Community League Day!

A celebration happening at community leagues throughout Edmonton! Get out and meet your neighbours!

More info and view all events


Designing ECCA Lands - Presentation

In the spirit of continuing the momentum of the sold-out Designing Downtown event last spring, M.A.D.E. in Edmonton is proud to present Barry Johns in Designing ECCA Lands. The event will feature a presentation of the competition winning submission by one of the project team partners selected for the ECCA Lands project. The winning team is Perkins + Will, Group2 Architecture Engineering, Civitas Urban Design, and PFS Landscape Architects. 

Mr. Johns' lecture will be followed by a question and answer session intended to focus on the importance of this project to the City of Edmonton. The evening will also serve as an introduction to a series of structured and comprehensive public consultations scheduled throughout the Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 to solicit full stakeholder input on the ultimate Master Plan for the area. 

When: Wednesday, September 21

Where: Art Gallery of Alberta, Ledcor Theater (downstairs)

Doors at 6pm, presentation starts at 7pm.

Tickets will be available at the door on a first come first served basis - come early!
$5 for M.A.D.E. members and students, $10 for non-members


More info


U of A Alumni Recognition Awards

Alumni Recognition Awards — Celebrating Excellence - Proudly sponsored by Industrial Alliance Pacific

Join the U of A as they salute University of Alberta graduates who have made a name for themselves in their professions and communities. After the ceremony, meet and greet these outstanding alumni at a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception.

A listing of this year’s award recipients is posted at www.ualberta.ca/alumni/recognition.

When: Thursday, September 22   

Time: Ceremony 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.; Reception to follow    

Where: Winspear Centre, Corner of 99 Street & 102 Avenue

Dress: Business attire

This is a FREE event but please RSVP here.



The Stargazer

Launch yourself into the U of A’s Alumni Weekend! Get glammed up for The Stargazer, a late-night cocktail party featuring tunes by Harman B, analogue film project by award winning Lindsay McIntyre and aerial performances by Firefly Theatre. Visit the Observatory to gaze at the stars or launch your own rocket into the night sky!

When: Friday, September 23 from 9pm – 1am

Where: CCIS, Main Quad, U of A

$25 (includes one complimentary drink)

Must be 18+ to attend

More info and purchase tickets


Timeraiser

Part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night out, the Edmonton Timeraiser returns along with special guests, Amy van Keeken’s Rock n Roll Sing-A-Long. 

When: Saturday, October 15 

Where: TransAlta Arts Barns 

Doors open at 7pm, with volunteer matching at 8pm, art auction at 9pm, and live music at 10pm.

Tickets for the evening are $20, which includes refreshments, a cash bar and live music.

Timeraiser makes community involvement easier by bringing Edmontonians and local not-for-profit organizations together for an evening. Throughout the night, Timeraiser participants match their skills and interests to agencies in need of volunteers. Once participants have made volunteer matches, they are eligible to bid on the event’s artwork, which Timeraiser purchases from local artists. Rather than bid money on the art, participants bid volunteer hours; before bringing the art home, winning bidders have 12 months to complete their pledges with any organizations they like. 

More info and purchase tickets


Contact

The Youth Restorative Action Project would like to invite you to Contact, the annual fundraiser for YRAP and the iHuman Youth Society. Hosted by Mayor Stephen Mandel and Lynn Mandel

When: Sunday, October 30

Where: City Hall

Tickets $150 or 10 for $1300

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Living Local 2011 Neighbourhood Arts & Heritage Pilot Project Grants

Calling all local artists, historians, and passionate Edmontonians! There is a new "triple your money" grant available up to $30 000 for artists and communities to tell stories about what is special in their
neighbourhood.  For more information contactmichael.janz@efcl.org

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Next Up: A Leadership Program for Young People

Applications are now being accepted for Next Up: A Leadership Program for Young People Committed to Social and Environmental Justice.

The application process is now underway for all four Next Up programs. This is an amazing, intensive and transformative program for young social change activists between the ages of 18 and 32.

In each province, an amazing group of young people will be selected for an intense seven month program. Participants will develop life-long relationships, explore different leadership styles, meet some of the province’s leading change-makers, learn new leadership and organizing skills, and be exposed to current and topical social justice issues and progressive governance.

The application deadline for Next Up Edmonton is Friday, Sept 16 (midnight). The program runs between October 2011 and May 2012.

Next Up is a project of genius (the global youth education network society), in partnership with the Columbia Institute Centre for Civic Governance, The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Parkland Institute. 

Application form and More info


 
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Christine Causing Coordinator
Edmonton's NextGen Initiative

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nextgen newsletter July 7, 2011 #yeg

posted Jul 7, 2011, 1:22 PM by Kees den Hartigh

Edmonton's Next Gen
Edmonton is a vibrant, welcoming city shaped by the lives
and leadership of the next generation, ages 18 to 40. 

We are creating a city that attracts and gives voice to the next
generation in the life and growth of our community.
Edmonton's nextgen
Edmonton's nextGeneration Newsletter
 July 7, 2011
What's Happening:

Latitude 53’s Rooftop Patio Series

SOS FEST

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

EFCL invites you and your neighbours to: the Sustaining Mature Neighbourhoods Follow-up Conversation

Living on the Edge

Edmonton SeniorNet Seeking Volunteers fo Social Media Project

 

~ The next newsletter will be sent out the week of July 17 ~

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Latitude 53’s Rooftop Patio Series

This summer Edmonton’s downtown rooftop patio party returns alongside a new selection of one-week mini-shows from artists in the Edmonton community. Latitude 53’s Rooftop Patio Series enters its fifth year with a fresh mix of the ingredients that have made it a favourite: guest hosts from the community, delicious cocktail and food selections each week, fine company in Edmonton’s sunny season, and the unmistakeable atmosphere of Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture out on the patio and inside the gallery

interVivos is this week's patio hosts. Bringing together students and young professionals with Edmonton's business, political and community leaders, the interVivos Mentorship Society of Alberta provides a forum to openly discuss issues that affect our community, province and country's current and future social, political and economic well-being. 

Find out more about interVivos on their website.http://www.intervivos.ca/

When: Thursday, July 7 from 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Latitude 53, 10248 - 106 Street 

With DJs: James Murgatroyd, Polyesterday and Thomas Scott; A belly-dancer, bag-piper, and also a sneak preview of a Fringe Festival show!

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SOS FEST

The Old Strathcona Business Association (OSBA) is proud to present the second annual SOS Fest this Sunday. Whyte Avenue will again be alive with the sound of music as The OSBA shines a spotlight on the avenue, and Edmonton as whole, as an excellent, exciting, eclectic, entertainment destination location.NextGen is happy to be a sponsor of this event!

When: Sunday, July 10 

Where: Whyte Ave will be closed off with stages bookending the street fair 

Performers takin’ it to the streets this year on the two stages will be:

103 Street Stage:
12:00pm - Scenic Route to Alaska
1:30pm - The Pack A.D.
2:45pm - Wool on Wolves
4:00pm - The Dudes
5:30pm - Gobble Gobble

105 Street Stage:
12:30pm - Luke & Tess Pretty
1:45pm - The Heartbroken
3:00pm - Peter Elkas
4:30pm - Little Miss Higgins

There will be dancing in the streets and vendors of all types, plus lots of family activities for kids of all ages. And it's FREE!

YOU CAN'T BEAT THE STREET! 

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is proud to present another summer of Shakespeare in the river valley, featuringOthello directed by Marianne Copithorne, andTwelfth Night directed by Theatre Network’s Bradley Moss.

Othello: The green-eyed monster of jealousy invades Cyprus as Othello is promoted to General of the Venetian army, and his dejected ensign Iago launches a sinister plot to poison Othello’s mind. As lies of an affair between his wife and lieutenant Cassio unfold, Othello’s jealous rage deepens — if only he knew the true enemy was the best friend at his side.

Twelfth Night: Viola can’t catch a break. She’s been shipwrecked, her brother is missing, she’s disguised as a man for protection, and the guy of her dreams has sent her to woo another woman. Now she’s floating on a tumultuous sea of love that even the saltiest of sea dogs would refuse to sail. What’s a gal wearing a fake, itchy moustache to do?

When: June 30 to July 24

Where: Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park

Performances run rain or shine every evening at 8 p.m. except Mondays. Matinee’s at 2 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets available through Tix on the Square at 780-420-1757or tixonthesquare.ca. Adults $22.50, Festival Pass $35.00 and Students/Seniors: $15 per show.

Visit Website


EFCL invites you and your neighbours to: the Sustaining Mature Neighbourhoods Follow-up Conversation

In May, community people came together with the multi-level government and citizen Task Force on Community Sustainability to talk about ways to keep our mature neighbourhoods sustainable and vibrant, with schools, local stores, family housing, and safe streets.  The second conversation on July 13th will ‘flesh out’ the recommendations, explore new ideas, and set priorities.

When: Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00pm

Where: McKernan Community Hall, 11341 78 Avenue (close to the McKernan LRT Station)

Be there to make sure your ideas are heard! 

Please RSVP to Bev.Zubot@efcl.org, or 780-437-2913

Registrants will be sent information on the draft ideas collected by the Community Sustainability Task Force to date.  You can see if you want to build on some of these ideas, in addition to the ideas generated at the spring community league workshop and meetings. 



Living on the Edge

The Edmonton Journal is launching a summer focus called Living on the Edge. The shape of neighbourhoods affects everything from rates of diabetes, to crime, commute times and family life.

Living on the Edge wants to know Edmonton's newer communities, and learn new ways of involving the community in traditional journalism. That means if you have ideas on how to improve Edmonton's suburbs, The Edmonton Journal wants to hear them. 

For more info contact @estolte on Twitter, hashtag #yegedge or email: livingedge@edmontonjournal.com

More Info


Edmonton SeniorNet Seeking Volunteers fo Social Media Project

Edmonton SeniorNet is a project run mostly by senior volunteers. The goal of the project is to help seniors connect with friends, family and the community using internet applications such as Skype, Twitter and Facebook.

Join the training team! Teach our participants how to use social media! All you need is a positive attitude and a little bit of experience using Facebook, Skype or Twitter.

If you are interested in participating in this project contact EdmontonSeniorNet@gmail.com or
Phone: Karolina at 780.423.5510 ext. 340.

More Info


~ The next newsletter will be sent out the week of July 17 ~


 

NextGen newsletter #25

posted Apr 15, 2011, 10:39 AM by Weber Guy

Edmonton Next Gen
April 15, 2011 Edmonton's Next Generation Newsletter
What's Happening:

Candi(date)

Edmonton Volunteer Fair

Living Green 101

Creativity in the City - free lecture

BALL-NOGUES STUDIO - LECTURE

STUFF SWAP: Spring 2011 Over the Top Fashion Swap

Connections 2011

Edmonton Walks: Fourth Street Promenade - A Live/Work Revival in Edmonton’s Original Wareh

Get Publishing 2011: At the Edge of Print

Edmonton Biodiversity Week Kickoff Event

Wicked

 
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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E-mail: nextgen@edmonton.ca
 

Candi(date)

Next Gen's Engage Working Group has partnered with InterVivos on CANDI(DATE), a speed-dating inspired elections event connecting voters with 2011 Federal Election candidates. It’s time for Edmontonians to get engaged and see what federal election candidates propose.

When: Wednesday, April 20,  starting at 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

Where: Metro Billiards (10250 - 106 Street, downtown Edmonton)

In 10 minute sessions, small groups of voters will sit down for mini-dates with candidates from across the spectrum of federal political parties in an informal and relaxed setting. You will be able to speak to candidates face-to-face and ask questions about the issues that really matter to you. 

CANDI(DATE) will feature Edmonton Centre federal electoral district candidates from the: Conservative Party of Canada (Laurie Hawn), Green Party of Canada (David Parker), Liberal Party of Canada (Mary MacDonald), Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (Peggy Morton), New Democrat Party of Canada (Lewis Cardinal), and the Pirate Party of Canada (Mikkel Paulson). 

Make sure to vote on May 2. 

More info on the Federal Election and to find out information on your electoral district and member of Parliament visit here.

Facebook Event Invite

To RSVP and for more information


Edmonton Volunteer Fair

Volunteer Edmonton, in partnership with West Edmonton Mall and the City of Edmonton, is hosting a one-of-a-kind volunteer recruitment event in celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16).
 
The Edmonton Volunteer Fair will feature 100 different nonprofit organizations presenting their volunteer opportunities. Come visit the Next Gen table!

Come explore how you can make your mark on the community.

When: Saturday, April 16

Where: West Edmonton Mall, Lower Level Stage, Phase 1 

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Website

Twitter hashtag: #EVF2011

Amazing causes need passionate people. Where will you make your mark.

Facebook Event Invite


Living Green 101

This event is about increasing awareness in the community. We want people to come out to find out about the small changes that they can make to their homes and lifestyles to reduce their eco footprint.  
 
When: Sunday, April 17, 12:00 - 5:00pm

Where: Beacon Heights Community Hall, 4418-118 Avenue 

COST: Free

The event is centered around the idea of community and it also focuses around accessibility to all income levels, family structures, and housing situations. The event will provide access to a diverse crowd of experts and partners covering food, transportation, energy, conservation, advocacy, recycling and waste, gardening and other environmental initiatives.  
 
Activities are planned for all ages including · Seed/Plant exchange · Kids Exploring Table · Kids Craft Table · Reuse Fair: Collecting for neighbourhood centres (school, daycare, sports) · Local in Motion: Try it library · Book/Magazine/Toy exchange · Bike Safety and Tune up station · Demonstrations/ Information/ Presentations from our Eco Partners · And More!

For more information or to get involved, please contact  Jacqui Fraser at mikeandjacqui@gmail.com 

Beacon Heights Community League Website


Creativity in the City - free lecture

Where is creativity in the city? Understanding the creative city through new digital mapping technologies  

Chris Brennan-Horley asks us to re-evaluate our assumptions about where creativity resides in the city. Using new digital mapping technologies to study suburbs and inner city areas in Australia, Brennan-Horley provides evidence that suburbs are perhaps not as mundane as we think. This talk will discuss these mapping tools and techniques that can now enable researchers and planners to map in detail the ‘where’ of creativity in the city.

When: Tuesday April 19th from 7:00-8:30PM

Where: Room 150, Telus Centre, University of Alberta, 111 Street and 87 Avenu

Public Transit:  University LRT Station

Parking:  Under the Timm’s Centre, next door (112 Street and 87 Avenue)

Free event but registration is recommended.

More Info and Register


BALL-NOGUES STUDIO - LECTURE

As part of M.A.D.E. Public Art Lecture Series,  California based Ball-Nogues to lecture. The studio is currently working on permanent public commissions for Los Angeles World Airports, Mercy Housing San Francisco, the City of West Hollywood, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency; the City of Edmonton as well as a wildlife observation building in Saugerties, New York. 

View the The Talus Dome project which was awarded to Ball-Nogues Studio by the City of Edmonton to be completed in 2012.

When: Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm start

Where: Art Gallery of Alberta, Manning Hall, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square



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STUFF SWAP: Spring 2011 Over the Top Fashion Swap

Viva Events is back to host Edmonton's second annual "Over the Top Swap" fashion swap event

What is a fashion swap? A fashion swap is a fun, fashionable and affordable way to update your wardrobe. Swapping involves the simple act of exchanging quality, but rarely worn garments for "swap tokens" which you use the "buy" a "new to you" wardrobe. Swapping not only saves money, it also saves resources and helps us to collectively waste less. It's sustainable shopping at it's best.

When: Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1

Where: Telus Field (Indoors) in the Concourse, Club House and 24 Executive Box Seating areas

Skip into spring by de-cluttering your closet, getting a new wardrobe, reviving your look, and having a ton of fun. 

Find one-of-kind clothing gems and feel the rush of a shopping spree; all the while going easy on your wallet and our planet.  

For more information and to register, please visit


Connections 2011

Connections 2011 is a an opportunity to connect with City staff and learn more about the City projects, programs and services that help make neighbourhoods great.

Bring the whole family to Connections 2011! There will be entertainment, interactive displays, and prizes

When: Thursday, May 5 from 4-8 pm 

Where: Churchill Square and City Hall Main Floor

Good Neighbour Awards and Snow Angel Recognition at 6:30 pm in City Hall

Learn more about:

  • Flood prevention
  • Road repair
  • City recreation opportunities
  • Parks
  • Library services
  • Fire and police programs
  • City of Edmonton investments in neighbourhoods
  • How you can stay connected to City information 24/7 through edmonton.ca and 311
  • What you and your neighbours can do to make your neighbourhood the place you want it to be
Can't make it in person? Consider going to Virtual Connections 2011, using Second Life.


Edmonton Walks: Fourth Street Promenade - A Live/Work Revival in Edmonton’s Original Wareh

Explore the changing face of Edmonton's Original Warehouse District. Walking tour will cover the history of the area - from the prosperity of the early 1900's to the fight organized by local artists and shop owners to preserve heritage buildings and vision to change the street into a vibrant live/work pedestrian corridor.

Guided by Jodie McKague

When: Saturday, May 7

Start Time 2:00 pm. Est. Duration 1.5 hours

Meeting Place: Meet at the park behind Sobey's Urban Fresh (open greenspace) 10404 Jasper Ave.

End Location: Tour will end at the park behind Sobey's Urban Fresh (open greenspace) 10404 Jasper Ave.

Please email the tour guide to pre-register: jodiemckague@mac.com

More Info


Get Publishing 2011: At the Edge of Print

At the Edge of Print connects writers with editors and publishers to explore the outer limits of the written word. This innovative, interactive conference invites participants to seek out new opportunities, new media, and new genres. Pitch your ideas to a publisher. Draw inspiration from keynote speakers. Attend the panels, browse the marketplace, and don your thinking caps at the writers' circus.

When: May 6 and 7

Where: Robbins Health Learning Centre, Grant MacEwan University

More Info


Edmonton Biodiversity Week Kickoff Event

This is a fun, interactive and educational afternoon kicking off Biodiversity Week in Edmonton! Join a hands-on workshop and learn how you can create wildlife habitat in your backyard, enjoy the live music and great food, take in a treasure hunt or puppet show with your children, meet some of the wild creatures that live in Edmonton's natural areas... there's an activity for everyone!

Presentation of awards celebrating local stewards (Lily of the Valley Award for Biodiversity Stewardship) and young artists (Biodiversity: Together Art Contest)

Edmonton Biodiversity Week Kickoff Event 

When: Saturday, May 14 from 12 - 4 pm

Where: City Hall

Free Event!

ETS Free Ride Home for the first 200 people! Bring proof of payment from your bus or LRT ride to City Hall and receive a free ETS ticket for the ride home.

In the evening from 5:00pm - 7:30 pm in the Stanley Milner Library Edmonton Room
Evening Film: "Play Again"

A Screening of the award-winning film Play Again, followed by a facilitated discussion about reconnecting children with the natural world and how YOU can get involved. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

More Info


Wicked

SO MUCH HAPPENED BEFORE DOROTHY DROPPED IN....

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz.  One - born with emerlad green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood.  The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - new musical in a long time" (USA Today).

On Broadway and around the world, WICKED has worked its magic on critics and audiences alike.  Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" and "the defining musical of the decade" (The New York Times).
  
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Mission: Next Gen is about creating a city that attracts and give voice to the next generation in the life and growth of our community. 

Vision: Next Gen is a hub for networking and learning events, fosters leadership opportunities and supports initiatives of interest to the next generation. 

Disclaimer: Next Gen does not formally endorse any of the above mentioned activities except for those hosted and organized by Next Gen. 


 
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posted Mar 24, 2011, 8:15 AM by Weber Guy

Edmonton Next Gen
March 24, 2011 Edmonton's Next Generation Newsletter
What's Happening:

Vibrant Communities Survey

DESIGNING DOWNTOWN: Between Two Cities - Panel Discussion

Celebrate Earth Hour

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Presents: A Diverse Workforce and You

Community Consultation on Access to City Services for African Communities

3rd Annual Gala Guru Digital Media Showcase & Industry Mixer

What design is, and what design is not

How do we make Ward F work for families - today, in 10 years, in 30 years?

Women in Politics Night!

Free Leadership Workshops

 
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Info Sessions and Consultations

Thanks to everyone who attended The Way We Green consultation on March 16 and the info session on the City Centre Airport Redevelopment Project. We hope to offer more consultations and info sessions this year.

Volunteer Info Session at the AGA

Thanks to all our volunteers and members who came out to our volunteer info session at the Art Gallery of Alberta! 

 

Edmonton’s Next Gen Office

8th Floor, CN Tower
10004-104 Avenue NW
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
T5J 2R7

phone: (780) 496-4889
fax: (780) 577-3525
www.edmontonnextgen.ca

E-mail: nextgen@edmonton.ca
 

Vibrant Communities Survey

Have you taken our survey? The Next Gen: Engage Working Group wants to hear from you on what makes Edmonton neighbourhoods vibrant and attractive!

Please fill out our Vibrant Communities survey by April 1. We want to hear from you!

Your feedback will be used to create a presentation to the City's Sustainable Communities Task Force - a group looking at ways to keep Edmonton's mature neighbourhoods sustained, vibrant and liveable.

We will also use your feedback to inform ongoing discussions with the City; survey results will also be published on our website.

Fill out Survey


DESIGNING DOWNTOWN: Between Two Cities - Panel Discussion

A discussion. A debate. A delight

Vancourites Trevor Boddy (Architecture Critic/Curator and Urbanist) and Matthew Soules (Architect/Professor) talk with Edmontonian Shafraaz Kaba (Architect) about the challenges and opportunities involved in revitalizing a downtown. 

Hosted by Ryan Jespersen, CityTV and Next Gen member. Moderated by Todd Babiak, Edmonton Journal.

When: Wednesday, April 6 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Alberta

Sponsored by EOTE and Architecture ATB.

M.A.D.E. in Edmonton has partnered with Next Gen, AGA, and Progress [UN]LTD., to bring you this excellent multi-faceted event!

See how this amazing poster was created!

Facebook Event Invite


Celebrate Earth Hour

Join the City of Edmonton to celebrate the global lights out phenomenon, Earth Hour. 2011 will be the fourth year Edmontonians show support for action on climate change by taking part in Earth Hour.

When: Saturday, March 26

Where: City Hall Plaza, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

An evening of great family entertainment will take place on the City Hall Plaza from 7:15-9pm that night. Turn off your power before you leave home, then take Edmonton Transit to City Hall and enjoy:

Kip the Court Jester
Nicolia the Fire Juggler
Booming Tree Drummers
Bannock making
Star gazing with the Royal Astronomical Society of Edmonton
Lights out countdown at 8:30pm
Earth Hour is a symbolic activity to encourage all Canadians to take action on climate change by reducing power usage.

To register your participation in Earth Hour, please visit http://wwf.ca/earthhour/

Earth Hour Website


The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Presents: A Diverse Workforce and You

Does your workforce and business market reflect Edmonton’s population base? 

Workforce Diversity Edmonton, a division of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce was created to address the labour shortages experienced prior to the downturn in the economy.

Several new initiatives addressing the need for increased education, understanding and inclusion of diverse peoples in the workforce will soon be implemented in anticipation of another labour shortage.

Attend the event at the World Trade Centre Edmonton where board chair, Bernie Kollman and other leaders will introduce these initiatives and the people and organizations involved.

This event will be followed by networking opportunities. Come meet new friends, build business relationships and learn of these great new Initiatives. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

When: Wednesday March 30 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Where: World Trade Centre Edmonton 6th floor, 9990 Jasper Avenue

Tickets are complimentary

Please RSVP* by Friday, March 25, 2011 as space is limited.

* Those who RSVP will be put on a guest list and are asked to check in at the door.

More Info


Community Consultation on Access to City Services for African Communities

The City of Edmonton invites all African community members to a Community Consultation on Access to City Services for African Communities

The City of Edmonton delivers programs and services to all of its citizens. The City is working in partnership local African communities on a pilot project to:

· Find out what programs and services are used

· Identify barriers to accessing and using existing City programs & services

· Explore ways to reduce these barriers

Share your experience and ideas on accessing and using City services.

Register with Linda Murray at 780-944-5487 or email linda.murray@edmonton.ca.

Please indicate if you require childcare.


For further information contact Charlene Ball at 780-496-7846 or charlene.ball@edmonton.ca.

3rd Annual Gala Guru Digital Media Showcase & Industry Mixer

It is time to celebrate! Guru Digital Arts College has some exciting things happening!

Guru Digital Arts College is thrilled to host the 3rd Annual Gala Guru at the magnificent Art Gallery of Alberta on April 1st, 2011. An eclectic mix of digital media industry movers & shakers, Guru Digital Arts College students, alumni and faculty and various twitterartti, media folks and friends-of-geeks will arrive at the AGA ready to be delighted by Guru’s showcase of all things digital media.

This year's Gala will feature a Graduate & Faculty Digital Media Showcase, "drink & draw" with Nat Jones, exciting Guru announcements and a terrific opportunity to mix and mingle with some of the coolest vibes in the city.

When: Friday, April 1 at 7:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Tickets: $12

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What design is, and what design is not

Design Studies at Grant MacEwan University, the MacEwan School of Communications and the GDC proudly present the 2011 Corus Distinguished Lecturer Ivan Chermayeff in "What design is, and what design is not"
 
When: Monday, April 4
 
Where: Room 9-102, Robbins Health Learning Centre (109 Street & 104 Avenue)
MacEwan City Centre Campus
 
6:00pm: Doors open. Light refreshment available. Cash bar.
7:00-8:30pm: Lecture
8:30-9:30pm: Book signing.
 
Tickets now on sale until April 1, 2011 (midnight)
Advance tickets – $35
Tickets at the door – $45. Based on availability. Cash or cheque only.
 

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How do we make Ward F work for families - today, in 10 years, in 30 years?

Attention: School Councils, Community Leagues, parents, families, and all residents!
 
Nearly all of the schools in our Ward (Downtown, University, Southgate, Riverbend) have fewer and fewer families living in surrounding neighbourhoods. Fewer students in the catchment areas put our schools at an ongoing risk of closure now and in the future.

As citizens, this is economically inefficient as these neighbourhoods are built for families. We have billions of dollars of infrastructure in the core of our city (including our playgrounds, schools, parks and pools, libraries, and roadways) but there are fewer families moving into our neighbourhoods. What can we do to bring more families back into Ward F?

When: Thursday, April 7th

Where: City Arts Centre 84th Ave 109th 

Doors 6:30pm,  Event starts at 7:00pm-9:30pm




RSVP: michael@michaeljanz.ca  


Free parking is available. Refreshments provided.


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Women in Politics Night!

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Edmonton (BPW Edmonton) is hosting a Women in Politics event at City Hall. The evening will begin with a networking reception, followed by a panel discussion with some Edmonton-area women from municipal, provincial and federal levels of government.

The Women in Politics event will provide people with a unique opportunity to network with some the region’s elected female politicians and women in related fields. The event is open to everyone, so please consider circulating this invitation to your networks.
 
When: Wednesday, April 13

Networking reception: 6:00-7:00 pm

Panel Discussion: 7:00-8:30 pm
             
Where: City Hall Chambers (Reception in lobby outside of Chambers, at top of main staircase) 
 
Tickets: $15
 
Twenty per cent of ticket sales will be donated to the YWCA in recognition of their One Woman One Vote initiative. 
 
BPW Edmonton is part of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, with clubs in more than 100 countries around the world, and our International Federation has Category I Consultative Status at the United Nations. Our membership model revolves around four pillars, including:
 
•  Awareness, advocacy and action
•  Leadership skills and career advancement
•  Personal development
•  Supportive networking and lasting friendships
 
For more information, please contact Katy Plesuk, BPW Edmonton Secretary, at info@bpwedmonton.com

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Free Leadership Workshops

Leadership Edmonton is offering a number of free workshops. 

Space is limited so please register soon. Contact leaders@leadershipedmonton.com or call 780-424-1737 for more info. Webinars and seminars to be facilitated by Leadership Edmonton Alumni and featuring Ken Low from the Action Studies Institute.


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