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
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.
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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
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
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
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 email@example.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 Avenue
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
Visit M.A.D.E. Website
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 is a an opportunity to connect with City staff and
learn more about the City projects, programs and services that help make
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
- 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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'
When: May 6 and 7
Where: Robbins Health Learning Centre, Grant MacEwan University
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
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
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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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
Disclaimer: Next Gen does not formally endorse any of the above
mentioned activities except for those hosted and organized by Next