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.

 

Give Me Shelter – November 20 – December 15

Each year, thousands of women and children flee domestic violence to find shelter at one of Alberta’s women’s shelters. Many women leave quickly with their children taking nothing more than the clothes on their backs in a desperate attempt to get away. Having somewhere safe is vital to these families.

No one should be forgotten over the holidays. Join Global Edmonton’s Give Me Shelter campaign to help make the holidays a bit brighter for these women and children. We are collecting UNWRAPPED gifts, toiletries, and gift cards for women and children of all ages. Donations can be made at the Global Edmonton Studio or at any Royal Pizza location.

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Magic of Lights – November 17 – January 7

Magic of Lights at Castrol Raceway is comprised of festive and vibrant LED lighted displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. A 2 km “drive through” experience from the comfort of your own car. At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays and animations. Multiple holiday themes come to life with hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights! Portion of event proceeds to 630CHED Santas Anonymous and the Black Gold Health foundation.

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Breakfast with the Guys – November 22

On November 22, the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters will hold its annual Breakfast with the Guys at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. Every year, ACWS sits down with male leaders over breakfast to talk about how we can work together to end violence against women. Together we can create a safe future for our daughters, partners, mothers and friends. For tickets or more information visit ACWS.ca.

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Incredible Predators – Now Open

The hunt is on at the Telus World of Science Edmonton. Discover the world of supreme predators and the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Incredible Predators features the most iconic hunters on earth, from polar bears, cheetahs and leopards, to blue whales, Darwin’s bark spiders and even the chameleon. Follow right alongside these remarkable creatures as they hunt – on land, under the sea, or in the air.

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It’s a Wonderful Life & Elf, the Musical JR – November 23 – December 3

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! Global Edmonton is proud to present the St Albert Children’s Theatre’s performances of It’s a Wonderful Life and Elf the Musical JR at the Arden Theatre. For tickets and more information visit SACT.ca.

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ETS Stuff a Bus – November 29 – December 2

The ETS Stuff a Bus campaign is back! From November 29 to December 2 visit a participating Save-On-Foods location and make a donation to help stuff a bus in support of the Edmonton’s Food Bank. For more information visit takeETS.com/StuffaBus.

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Festival of Trees – November 30 – December 3

Make your season bright! The Festival of Trees is a holiday wonderland filled with designer trees, unique shopping, entertainment and children’s activities. Support life-saving care provided to patients at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic get your tickets today!

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Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker – December 7 – 10, 2017

Get ready to be dazzled in this glittering Alberta Ballet holiday production of The Nutcracker at the Nothern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.  Enter a Kingdom of Sweets, fall in love with a Sugar Plum Fairy, and bravely face an army of mischievous mice. This is an intimate retelling of a holiday classic in its beautifully authentic Russian setting. The whole family will be awed by this classic fable, as you’re drawn in by Stripe’s intimate storytelling and spectacular choreography. Get your tickets today.

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Slumberland Motel by Collin Doyle – January 17 – February 4

Don’t miss Slumberland Motel by Collin Doyle January 17 to February 4 at the Varscona Theatre. Overnighting in a seedy roadside motel, two down on their luck vacuum cleaner salesmen share a room. Tired and disappointed in their lives, Ed and Edward seem to be at the end of their ropes. But the unexpected arrival of a mysterious woman from the next room transforms their world. A road weary comedy of disillusionment and dreams. Tickets are available at shadowtheatre.org.

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Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley – March 7 – 25

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. Don’t miss Outside Mullingar at the Varscona Theatre. For tickets visit shadowtheatre.org.

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Fly Me To The Moon by Marie Jones – April 25 – May 13

Francis and Loretta are home care workers in Belfast. But when one of their patients Davy dies unexpectedly the two cash strapped ladies are faced with an awful choice, cash in his pension and keep the news of his death a secret for a little while or call the police? Their attempt to beat the system throws them headlong into an excruciating – yet hilarious – wild ride. Catch Fly Me To The Moon by Marie Jones from March 5 – 25 at the Varscona Theatre. Tickets are available at shadowtheater.org.

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