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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:


Edmonton Volunteer Fair

Living Green 101

Creativity in the City - free 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


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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


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 

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


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

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 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:

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



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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