Edmonton’s Next Gen Office
8th Floor, CN Tower
10004-104 Avenue NW
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
phone: (780) 496-4889
fax: (780) 577-3525
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
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!
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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
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
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
Please indicate if you require childcare.
For further information contact Charlene Ball at 780-496-7846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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
When: Thursday, April 7th
Where: City Arts Centre 84th Ave 109th
Doors 6:30pm, Event starts at 7:00pm-9:30pm
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
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)
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 email@example.com
Free Leadership Workshops
Leadership Edmonton is offering a number of free workshops.
Space is limited so please register soon. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
More Info on Workshops