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.

DreamLife Lottery – August 2 – October 18

The DreamLife Lottery Dreamhome is now open. A $2.1 million dream home—just for you, with over 6000 sqft of master-built perfection. But that’s not all—Ferrari Early Bird. Once-in-a-lifetime sports experiences. More cash than ever. There are so many new ways to win! Get your tickets today at www.DreamLifeLottery.WIN.

Your tickets support vital services at the Grey Nuns and Misericordia Hospitals

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Volcanoes – The Fires of Creation IMAX® – Opens October 5

Volcanoes – The Fires of Creation IMAX® explores the contribution of some of the most spectacular volcanoes have made to Earth’s greatest ecosystems, and how they continue to influence them today. This film also looks at how volcanoes have impacted humans, both in the past, and how they continue to affect people around the world. Join National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter and witness one of nature’s most breathtaking shows. Volcanoes – The Fires of Creation IMAX® opens Friday, October 5th only at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton, for tickets and information visit telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca

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Restaurants for Change – October 17

Restaurants for Change is back for a fifth year! On October 17, you can dine out and do good by making a dinner reservation at Local Omnivore, Otto Food & Drink, or RGE RD. These restaurants are donating proceeds from their dinner service that night to help support community food programs at Food4Good in Edmonton and across the country. Go to restaurantsforchange.ca for more information.

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Caught by Crime Stoppers – October 18

The Caught by Crime Stoppers Jail Bailout is an important fundraiser for the Crime Stoppers program. On Thursday, October 18, business leaders and community members will be arrested by Edmonton Police officers, transported to a mock jail at Southgate Centre and be asked to raise a bail in support of Crime Stoppers. Check it out between 10am and 4pm, and make a donation towards your favourite Jailbird’s bail either in person or online!

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Night of Fear Festival – October 19 – 20

The German Canadian Cultural Association will be host to the Night of Fear Festival, October 19 & 20. Featuring a haunted house, graveyard, as well as an interactive escape room, short horror films, costume contests, tarot card readings, and concluding with the Eternal Nights Vampire Ball etc., the Night of Fear Festival will have something for everyone! Visit WorldOfVendors.ca for more details and ticket information.

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Inside Ride – October 20

Join Mike Sobel on October 20 for a fun filled stationary bike ride event. All equipment provided, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Teams ride in groups of up to six participants. Only two hours of your time will make a huge difference in the lives of our children with cancer.

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Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Tour – October 20

The PBR Monster Energy Tour showcases Canada’s top cowboys and some of the top PBR international athletes squaring off against rankest bucking bulls from both Canada and the United States. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous riders face off against their 2,000-pound opponents.Its man vs. beast wrapped in the glitz and glamour that only the PBR can provide. Get your tickets at Ticketmaster.ca

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Fashion with Compassion – October 25

Syncrude presents Fashion with Compassion is the annual signature fundraiser for Compassion House Foundation, in support of Sorrentino’s Compassion House. The event attracts over 1400 guests annually, get your tickets today at fashioncompassion.ca!

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Edmonton Fall Home Show – October 26-28 

From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, and DIY do-over to one-day décor dreams, the Edmonton Fall Home Show is where the biggest names in the industry, including Lifestyle Gurus, Colin & Justin, and HGTV’s Todd Talbot, join forces with local experts share big ideas and trusted advice. Complete with more than 200 trusted brands and local companies, bring your home dreams to life! Three days only – October 26-28, 2018 – at the Edmonton Expo Centre. For tickets visit EdmontonFallHomeShow.com

 

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Alberta Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty – November 1-4

A brand-new spin on this timeless classic. Experience the world premiere of Christopher Anderson’s retelling of The Sleeping Beauty, with a decidedly western Canadian sensibility.  Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s noble score, Anderson’s grand interpretation of this most famous fairy tale will transport all to the kingdom that slept 100 years.  Cursed by a wicked fairy, the newborn Princess Aurora is fated to die from a prick to her finger on her sixteenth birthday. A good fairy intervenes to alter the wicked fairy’s tragic spell: instead of dying, Princess Aurora, and her entire kingdom, will fall into a deep sleep. Only true love’s kiss will unleash the power to awaken her and the rest of her kingdom.  To purchase tickets, click here.

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Lobster Lovers Feast – November 2

The 22nd Annual Lobster Lovers Feast presented by Flaman Group of Companies in support of Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area is on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre. This event raised over $130,000 in 2017 and is essential for our ability to provide safe places for children after school, as well as caring mentoring relationships.  We anticipate approximately 400 attendees again this year. Come indulge in fresh Atlantic lobster, bid on coveted live and silent auction items, and enjoy good company. Best of all, you’ll be supporting Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters. Make sure you wear your casual clothes because we know cracking and extracting your lobster treats can be tricky; we’ve got you covered with stylish bibs, but they can only do so much. Get your tickets at BGCBigs.ca/fundraisers/lobster-lovers      

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Denim & Diamonds Gala – November 3

Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at the Denim & Diamonds Gala – it’s an entertaining night of dinner, silent and live auction and a dance with entertainment by Uptown, Alberta’s hottest cover band.  The proceeds from this Gala fund research into treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. Get your tickets at JDRF.ca.

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Beautiful – The Carol King Musical – November 6 – 11

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. For tickets and show details visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca

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Light the House Gala – November 8

This is the first ever Light the House Gala supporting the Ronald McDonald House. A six course dinner prepared by 6 local chefs, including cooking demonstrations will set the stage for this premier culinary event. All proceeds raised support the operation of Edmonton’s Ronald McDonald House. For more information and tickets visit rmhcna.org.

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106th Grey Cup and Grey Cup Festival – November 21 – 25 

This November, the biggest party of the year is coming to Edmonton – the 106th Grey Cup and Grey Cup Festival! Don’t miss out on the biggest game of the CFL season on November 25th; great tickets are still available at ticketmaster.ca/greycup or by calling 780-448-ESKS. This year’s festival will kick-off on the evening of Wednesday, November 21 and will run through to game time Sunday, November 25.

 

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Tuck Everlasting – November 22 – December 2

The St Albert Children’s Theatre is proud to present Tuck Everlasting, the musical at the Arden Theatre. Based on the bestselling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is a touching story of family, never-ending life and the realization that it is the “life in years,” not the “years in the life” that truly matter. For more information or tickets visit sact.ca.

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Festival of Trees – November 28 – December 2

Now in its 33rd year, the University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is firmly established as Edmonton’s signature kick-off to the holiday season. The Festival showcases more than 200 innovative trees and Christmas displays, Gingerbreads and Cakes and holiday shopping. The kids can visit the Children’s Christmas Lane, do their own holiday shopping in the Secret Shop, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy entertainment and some Sweets, Treats & Eats along the way.

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Alberta Ballet in The Nutcracker – December 6-9

Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest renderings and celebrated as a delightfully traditional depiction, Edmund Stripe’s The Nutcracker celebrates its 10th anniversary this season.  The Nutcracker features a cast of more than 120 performers. With equally sumptuous sets and costumes designed by Emmy Award winner Zack Brown, Alberta Ballet’s incomparable The Nutcracker offers your entire family a festive and glittering evening.  Alberta Ballet’s holiday tradition of The Nutcracker will shine brighter than ever in 2018!

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Kids Kottage Valentine Event – Love of Wine – February 9

Kids Kottage 10th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser begins with the VIP Reception for those who are interested in a one on one with a wine expert and high end specialty wine tasting.  This is followed by the main event which offers hundreds of wine for tasting, live music, live painter, gourmet food and huge Valentine themed silent auction including fine dining, jewelry, spa packages, experiences, and more! For tickets visit kidskottage.org.

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