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nextgen News Letter September 12 2011

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



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: or 780-420-1757 and the University of Alberta Alumni Association:

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:

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

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


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


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

Click Here

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

Click Here

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

City of Edmonton

Christine Causing Coordinator
Edmonton's NextGen Initiative

T: 780.496.4889

8th Floor CN Tower, 10004-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2R7

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