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.

 

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Mysteries of China IMAX – Opens January 27

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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Heart Month – February 1 – 28

February is Heart Month, a time when Heart & Stroke, with the generous support of volunteers and donors, raises funds on-line, through special events and its annual door-to-door campaign. The success of the Heart Month campaign has a huge impact on Heart & Stroke’s ability to fund medical breakthroughs that give Canadians more hope, more memories… more LIFE! For more information visit HeartandStroke.ca.

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Canadian Birkebeiner – February 10 – 11

Global Edmonton is proud to support the Canadian Birkebeiner ski festival February 10 – 11. This 2 day cross country ski event features event distances for all abilities. There are also opportunities for training or volunteering. To register or learn more visit CanadianBirkie.com.

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Silver Skate Festival – February 10 – 20

The Silver Skate Festival takes over Hawrelak Park for 10 days every February transforming Edmonton’s river valley into a winter wonderland. Festival goers can discover snow sculptures, winter sports, horse-drawn sleigh rides as well as live music and theatrical performances. There’s something for everyone! For a full festival schedule or to make a donation to support the festival visit silverskatefestival.org.

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Kinky Boots – February 14 – 19 

Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit KINKY BOOTS comes to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium February 14-19! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Purchase your tickets at Ticketmaster.ca

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Opera NUOVA Presents Essgee’s HMS Pinafore – February 22 – 26

Opera Nuova presents Essgee’s HMS Pinafore, an updated Gilbert and Sullivan production for the 21st century. Come aboard the HMS Pinafore, a sassy ship of particular character in Her Majesty’s Navy, where an inept Admiral who has never been upon the ocean, sets sail “over the bright blue sea”. Featuring a cast of NUOVA Alumni and an enthusiastic and passionate Community Chorus, this production is an exciting modernisation of a classic topsy-turvy tale, presented in the period splendour of the Capital Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park. To purchase your tickets visit Operanuova.ca.

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The Harlem Globetrotters – March 4

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats at Northlands Coliseum to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Purchase your tickets at Ticketmaster.ca.

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Ford World Men’s Curling Championship – April 1 – 9

Live it live and cheer on team Canada as they compete to be the best men’s curling team in the world. Not only is there a world title up for grabs in our home city, it’s the final event for countries to earn qualifying points to be part of 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. While the action will be hot on the ice, it’ll be just as hot at the world-famous Patch located in the Edmonton EXPO Centre. This is where you can meet the athletes and fellow curling fans from around the globe while enjoying live music, dancing, drinks and food! Tickets available at curling.ca/tickets

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Alberta Business Hall of Fame – May 3

The Alberta Business Hall of Fame identifies and chronicles the lives of great Alberta men and women whose business leadership and community stewardship shaped the ways that people live, work, and interact. The 2017 distinguished laureates are: Dr. Herb Belcourt C.M., Mr. Paul Douglas and Dr. Prem Prakash Singhmar. Celebrate with this year’s laureates on May 3 at the Shaw Conference Centre. For tickets or more information visit albertabusinesshalloffame.ca.

 

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Ice Castles Edmonton – Now Open

The Ice Castle in Hawrelak Park is now open! Explore the hand crafted winter wonderland until March. To avoid disappointment purchase tickets online in advance at IceCastles.com. Ice Castles are a part of the Silver Skate Festival held in Hawrelak Park from February 10-20, 2017.

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Angry Birds Universe: The Art & Science Behind a Global Phenomenon – Now Open

Based on the incredibly popular Angry Birds games, this blockbuster exhibition features unprecedented interactivity in an extreme hands-on environment that is both physically and mentally stimulating. Experience a wild adventure where science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics are taught in an immersive, engaging environment! Learn about the famous Angry Birds characters and their nemeses, the Bad Piggies. Then explore the characters’ home – the mysterious and exciting Piggy Island. 

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