OurYEG – Global Edmonton Featured Community Events

Global Edmonton is a proud partner of these fantastic events in and around Our CITY! Follow us on Twitter at @GlobalEdm_plus to stay up to date on what’s happening in #OurYEG.

Jayman BUILT MS Walk Edmonton – May 28

On May 28 join the Jayman BUILT MS Walk, and join our country’s collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars raised are invested in world-leading MS research happening right here in Canada. Bring your family and friends together to share in the start/finish-line activities, team awards ceremonies and amazing stories from people living with MS! To register visit mswalks.ca.

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Woman2Warrior – May 28

Challenge yourself and register today for Woman2Warrior, an optional timed walk/run with over 20 obstacles to test your strength, agility, balance, and sense of adventure. Enter as an individual or as a team at Woman2Warrior.ca. By participating in Woman2Warrior Edmonton, you’ll be helping kids with disabilities and medical conditions by supporting Easter Seals Alberta.

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International Children’s Festival of the Arts – June 3 & 4

The largest of its kind in North America, this top-notch, annual kids’ arts and culture extravaganza features diverse main stage acts from across the globe, as well as a whopping number of sight activities, a beloved assortment of roving artists, amusing acts and activities in Shaw’s Toddler Town, high-energy Outdoor Stage performances and loads of free stuff. Your FREE International Children’s Festival of the Arts App can be downloaded from the iTunes store or Google Play.

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World Partnership Walk – June 4

Global Edmonton is proud to support the World Partnership Walk on June 4th at the Legislature Grounds. Every dollar raised helps to bring hope to people and communities who need it the most. Register to walk today at WorldPartnershipWalk.com.

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1000 Women: A Million Possibilities Fundraising Luncheon – June 7

Join our Nancy Carlson at the Annual 1000 Women: A Million Possibilities Fundraising Luncheon on June 7. This is your opportunity to join a truly life-changing movement as part of our third million dollar campaign to aid NorQuest students by removing barriers to education. For information visit NorQuest.ca.

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Crescendo – June 9

Experience an extravagant evening of high-calibre entertainment for a great cause at the inaugural year of Crescendo at the Winspear Centre on Friday, June 9th at 7:30pm. Attendees will enjoy a performance of piano greats’ favourites by John Cameron Entertainment.

All profits from Crescendo will support two distinguished institutions: The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, to enhance and maintain mental health programs, and The Mental Health Foundation, an organization synonymous with excellence in the field of mental health and addiction. Purchase your tickets at Crescendoyeg.com

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Walk for ALS – June 10

Register today for the Walk for ALS, it’s the largest volunteer led fundraiser for ALS across the country. Funds received support Canadians living with ALS and investing in research to make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease. Come together on June 10 to raise funds and celebrate hope for a future without ALS visit WalkForALS.ca for more information.

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Johnson MS Bike – Leduc to Camrose – June 10 & 11

Join our Mike Sobel and Daintre Christensen and experience the excitement, challenge and community that is Johnson MS Bike – Leduc to Camrose! On this two-day, 180 km cycling journey through scenic rural Alberta you will be united with over 2,000 cyclists of all levels in the fight to end MS. Support a team or register now at msbike.ca.

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TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes – June 11

On June 11 join our Erin Chalmers at the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes. Register today and raise much needed funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Help create a world without type 1 diabetes, visit JDRF.ca for more information.

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Porkapalooza – June 10 & 11

Porkapalooza is a BBQ festival at Northlands that celebrates the culinary art of BBQ while supporting the community that built it. Visit Porkapalooza.ca for details!

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Greater Edmonton Region Relay for Life – June 10

Whether you are cheering on survivors, walking the track, passing the baton to your teammate or joining in exciting track side activities, Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk – it’s a journey. Join teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. Register today at relayforlife.ca.

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TELUS Motorcycle Ride for Dad – June 10

Join Global News’ Gord Steinke and support the fight against prostate cancer by enjoying a fun-filled day of riding, poker run, lunch, door prizes and much more, all the while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer in our local community. Come early and enjoy a delicious breakfast starting at 8 am. To avoid the busy line ups you can pre-register the day before on Friday, June 9th. Visit ridefordad.ca for more information.

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Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – June 12

Join our Gord Steinke on June 12th at the City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence at the Winspear Centre. Salute to Excellence honours Edmontonians who have contributed to the unique and diverse fabric of our community. Since 1951 Salute to Excellence has encouraged Edmontonians to continue in their endeavours through public recognition at our annual ceremonies. Visit Edmonton.ca/salute for more information.

 

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Improvaganza – June 14 – 24

Improvaganza is Edmonton’s international improv and sketch comedy festival! From June 14-24 we present the 17th annual edition of this raucous and spontaneous comedy party! The festival takes place at the Citadel Theatre in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Tickets start at just $15, or you can purchase a festival pass. Visit rapidfiretheatre.com for more.

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Walk for Alzheimer’s Make Memories Matter – June 17

Join the movement! The Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s builds on the strength of thousands of community walks across the country, all raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. On Saturday, June 17th, hundreds of walkers will make memories matter by raising money in support of local programs and services in Edmonton and area. Register online at support.alzheimer.ca.

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ZooFest – June 17

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the zoo after the gates close? Come find out with us on June 17th at ZooFest! There will be restaurant and wine sampling for adults, a live and silent auction, and a Kids Zone that will have crafts, games and unique opportunities for kids to get up close and personal with our fuzzy, feathered, and scaly friends! Purchase tickets at buildingourzoo.com.

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival – June 20 – July 16

Spend a midsummer’s night under the Amphitheatre tent in the beautiful Edmonton River Valley for The Merry Wives of Windsor (even dates and every matinee) and The Merchant of Venice (odd dates). To get your tickets visit tixonthesquare.ca.

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Free2BMe Gala – June 23

Join The Steadward Centre, at the University of Alberta, in supporting the Free2BMe program. The program’s mandate is to help kids and teens experiencing disability by removing barriers to physical activity, and providing opportunities to develop physical confidence and competence. The Gala will celebrate the children and families of the Free2BMe program, showcase entertainment from talented young musicians, and feature an incredible auction.

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Pets in the Park – June 25

Edmonton’s official Pet Festival is back! Bring your four legged friends and join our Daintre Christensen on Sunday, June 25. This is the only day pets are welcome in the park, so lace up your sneakers, stretch those paws and bring the family down for sun, fun and a dog-gone good time! To register visit edmontonhumanesociety.com.

 

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Canada 150 in 150 – July 1

What’s your story? Upload a 2 minute video to Canada150in150.ca and share your story of an achievement, experience or idea. The top 150 stories will be celebrated on July 1st with Sarah McLachlan at Rogers Place!

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Kevin Karius Easter Seals Celebrity Golf Tournament – July 5

Join our Kevin Karius at the 26th Annual Kevin Karius Easter Seals Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Prism Flow Products  on Wednesday, July 5 at the Belvedere Golf and Country Club. This event sells out every year so register now at easterseals.ab.ca.

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Edmonton International Street Performers Festival – July 7 – 16

Get ready to smile! The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival takes over Churchill Square July 7 – 16. The FUNtertainment begins daily at 11:30am. Visit edmontonstreetfest.com for details.

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Phantom of the Opera – July 26 – August 6

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is coming to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” For tickets visit broadwayacrosscanada.ca.

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Alberta Indigenous Games – August 13 – 17

The Alberta Indigenous Games are coming to Rundle Park August 13 – 17. Register your youth team today or take part in a fundraising event by visiting albertaindigenousgames.ca.

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Capital City Clean Up

Help keep our city clean! Have a group of friends, coworkers or associates and want to help clean River Valley and City Parks throughout the spring/summer? Register your group at Edmonton.ca and pick up a kit(s) at participating recreation facilities throughout the city.

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Feast on the Field – August 23

Join our Kent Morrison at the 3rd Annual Feast on the Field August 23rd. It’s an inclusive table event featureing an Alberta inspired feast right on the field at Commonwealth Stadium and celebrates Edmonton’s thriving food scene with award winning local chefs. Tickets go fast so get yours today at feastonthefield.com!

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Tools for School – July 10 – September 10

Tools for School is committed to ensuring every child in the Alberta Capital Region has the supplies to reach their full potential. In some areas of the Alberta Capital Region, the need for backpacks filled with school supplies is as high as 8 in 10 students. Help provide backpacks filled with school supplies for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in families with limited resources. For more information on where to donate visit toolsforschool.ca.

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Cirque du Soleil – KURIOS – July 20 – August 13

An ingenious blend of curiosity acts and stunning acrobatics prowess, KURIOS take you into a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perception. Don’t miss this spectacular event when it comes to the big top at Northlands Park July 20 – August 13th. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.ca 

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Mysteries of China IMAX – Now open

Mysteries of China captures one of the greatest archaeological events in modern times. Starting with modern China and springing back, as we seek the birth of this mighty nation, we talk of an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation, and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past. Visit twose.ca for tickets and showtime information.

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Live Nation – Coldplay ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ Tour – September 26 & 27

Coldplay is bringing their ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ Tour to Edmonton’s Rogers Place for two exciting shows with special guests Tove Lo and Alina Baraz, September 26th & 27th! Tickets for the second show are on sale now. Purchase yours at Ticketmaster.ca!

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Live Nation – Nickelback ‘Feed the Machine Tour’ – September 28

Since forming in Alberta, Canada in 1995, globally celebrated, multi-platinum rock band Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. See Nickelback perform live at Rogers Place, September 28. Purchase your tickets at Ticketmaster.ca!

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