After a tumultuous and at times controversial 2016 U.S. election campaign, Edmontonians are planning to gather to watch the results Tuesday night.
Several organizations and bars in the Capital Region are holding viewing parties, some free, some will require tickets.
Dan Smith, the acting executive director of Metro Cinema, said the interest in this year’s presidential election prompted the event.
“Even though it’s American politics, a lot of Canadians have been interested in the outcome of this election and what’s going to happen. We figured this might be a fun way to get everyone in the same place to watch it all unfold,” he said.
“It becomes a bit more of a social event. It’s nice to watch it on our big screen. We’re going to have food, music and a live panel as well so there are added extras.”
Below is a list of establishments in Edmonton where you can gather to tune in on Election Day:
- Duke’s Diner – 11636 – 87 Ave.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8 – 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Organized by Democrats Abroad
- Open to anyone, free
- Contact the organizers through their Facebook page
- Metro Cinema – 8712 – 109 St.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Organized by the cinema
- Live music, snacks and a panel of local political experts
- Tickets: $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, $6 for children
- Brewsters Oliver Square – 11620 – 104 Ave.
- Have Mercy Southern Cuisine
- Tuesday, Nov. 8 – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Organized by the Alberta NDP
- Ticket event
- Contact the Alberta NDP online
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