OurYEG – Global Edmonton Featured Community Events

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Rock and Roll Heaven – June 15 – August 19

From Buddy Holly’s plane crash to the recent loss of rock music’s Prince, so many of the all-time greats have left us too early. As the old saying goes, if there is a heaven up there, they must have one hell of a band! Jubilation’s Dinner Theatre imagines heavens greatest concert in their new production, Rock and Roll Heaven! Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Prince and many more, come together for an unforgettable night of music. For more information visit Edmonton.Jubilations.ca

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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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Hot August Night – August 15

Canada’s longest running and largest single day drag event is coming to Castrol Raceway on Wednesday, August 15! See the skies light up with flames and smoke, speeds approaching 300 MPH, a great big ball of fire, showcasing the best of Western Canada’s extreme motor sports. For more information and ticket details visit CastrolRaceway.com

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Alberta Indigenous Games – August 15 – 19

Register today to participate in the 2018 Alberta Indigenous Games. The 2018 Games will consist of team sports basketball, volleyball, ball hockey, fast pitch softball and lacrosse. All divisions will be included for youth ages 10 – 20. For more information visit albertaindigenousgames.ca.

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Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival – August 16 – 26

The Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival is an annual theatre festival produced by Fringe Theatre. Every August, 1,500+ artists descend upon Edmonton to participate in the oldest and largest Fringe Festival in North America — offering 1,600+ performances across 45+ venues. Visit fringetheatre.ca for more information.

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Feast on the Field – August 22

Toss a football and enjoy YARDS & YARDS of food at Edmonton’s dining event of the summer! This one-of-a-kind long table event celebrates Edmonton’s food scene with local award winning chefs right on the field at Commonwealth Stadium. Menu features fresh food from Edmonton area producers, farmers & artisans.  A unique experience unlike any other in support of seniors in care. For more information or to purchase tickets visit feastonthefield.com.

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Canadian Derby – August 25

It’s the biggest event in Western Canadian racing – a thrilling afternoon where the past and present collide. A day of glamour and action, filled with history and tradition. Celebrate the 89th and Final Canadian Derby this August 25 at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Northlandspark.ca.

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Woman2Warrior & Guy2Gladiator – August 25

This fundraising event is a 3km recreational or 5km competitive obstacle race of trails and terrain with 20+ obstacles to concur. The course will test your strength, agility, balance and sense of adventure. Sign up today!

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Monster Truck Throwdown – August 25 & 26

They’re back! Monster Truck Throwdown comes to Castrol Raceway this August 25 & 26 with larger than life entertainment! Eight trucks descend on the track including Brutus, Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit, Train Wreck, Crude Behaviour and more! Get your tickets at CastrolRaceway.com!

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Tools for School – Until September 7 

Tools for School provides backpacks filled with school supplies for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 who have limited access to the necessary school supplies. Monetary donations and donations of new school supplies are accepted at all Staples in the Alberta Capital Region. Monetary donations can also be made online at toolsforschool.ca.

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Courage Ride For Rehab – September 8

Join us on Saturday, September 8 for the 3rd Annual Courage Ride for Rehab in support of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Bikers of all fitness skill and ability are welcome. For more information visit CourageRide.ca.

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Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope – September 9

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the largest and most powerful event of its kind in the country. Held in over 35 communities nationwide, it is the only walk in Canada to direct all attention and fundraising towards helping women with ovarian cancer live fuller, better and longer lives. Join us on September 9th register now at ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca.

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Walk for Valour – September 9

Walk for Valour is a fundraiser, and all money raised will go towards making sure Valour Place can continue to operate for future guests. The day will include a free pancake breakfast, special T-shirt and lunch. Children under 5 are free and dogs are welcome. For more information or to register visit valourplace.ca.

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Kaleido Family Arts Festival – September 14 – 16

For two and a half days every September, Alberta Avenue comes alive as an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces and new spaces. Not only is it a wonder to behold, it is FREE! You have to see it to believe it! Visit kaleidofest.ca for details.

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Robust Reds: Seduced by Red – September 28

An evening of exquisite wines, enticing food and one of Edmonton’s largest silent auctions—all to support children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Visit robustreds.ca for more information.

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Sight Night Edmonton – September 29

Sight Night is a fun run and walk after dark, supporting blind and visually impaired Albertans. Sign up today and support the Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind. Visit signtnightedmonton.ca for details.

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Edmonton Comedy Festival – October 10 – 13

Four days of funny featuring stand-up comedy, improv, magic and more. Performers from across North America on stages throughout Edmonton. This year starring Letter Kenny’s Trevor K. Wilson, Not Skinny Not Blonde’s Monique Marvez, That’s So Raven’s Rondell Sheridan, The Debator’s Steve Patterson and Last Comic Standing’s Louis Ramey. Adult shows, kids show and seminars. For tickets visit atbcomedy.com.

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The Mosquers Film Festival – October 13

The Mosquers is a film festival is open for everyone to attend, and aims to educate, entertain and build bridges through showcasing talent and the diverse Muslim experience. Enjoy short films from Muslim filmmakers and internationally acclaimed entertainers. The event is followed by a post-event mixer. For more information visit themosquers.com.

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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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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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