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.

Don Giovanni – April 14, 17 & 20

Opera’s ultimate heartbreaker returns in Edmonton Opera’s Don Giovanni. Don’t miss Mozart’s masterpiece in a bold new production featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. For tickets visit edmontonopera.com.

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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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Esquao Awards – April 27

The Esquao Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious events in Alberta for recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Aboriginal women.   The Awards have grown to be the single largest recognition event of Aboriginal women in the country. Join our Daintre Christensen on April 27 at the River Cree Resort Ballroom, for tickets visit iaaw.ca.

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Ancestors & Elders – April 27 & 28

Explore the power of tradition and truth as over 40 Shumka Dancers and Indigenous Artists present the World Premiere of Ancestors & Elders. Lost stories revisited. Community connections created. All in respect of our ancestors and elders. For tickets or more information visit shumka.com.

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Alzheimer’s Face Off Pro-Am Hockey Tournament – April 28 – 29

The Alzheimer’s Face Off is an Edmonton-based world class event pairing weekend hockey warriors with their heroes from the NHL Alumni. This fun-filled weekend focuses on raising funds to support dementia research in Alberta universities. For more information or to register visit alzheimersfaceoff.ca.

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Alberta Business Hall of Fame – May 2

The Alberta Business Hall of Fame is an evening honouring the  inductees while raising money to cover the cost of program delivery. Junior Achievement provides programs to youth grades 3-12 focusing on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. For more information visit janorthalberta.org.

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6th Annual Be Brave Luncheon – May 2

Join us at the 6th Annual Be Brave Luncheon featuring Meredith Graham on May 2. Meredith Graham has journeyed through mental illness, abuse and poverty and now makes it her mission to share her message. Enjoy a powerful and inspiring afternoon and raise vital funds for Little Warriors and the Be Brave Ranch. Visit littlewarriors.ca for tickets and additional information.

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Butterdome Spring Craft Sale – May 4 – 6

Experience Canadian handmade live at Edmonton’s ultimate spring shopping event! Meet and shop from over 180 of Canada’s most talented artisans, designers, and makers gathering from coast-to-coast for three days only! For more information visit butterdome.ca.

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Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild – May 6

Leading Edge Physiotherapy RunWild is a challenging, competitive, and fun event with races designed for every level of runner and walker. Events include the 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and 1.3km WildOnes Kids MaraFun. Don’t forget to check out the Race Village, which includes a kids’ fun zone, live entertainment, food, beverages and much more! To register visit runwild.ca.

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Full House Lottery – Early Bird Deadline May 10

Full House Lottery is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with thousands of prizes! Grand Prize 1 is our most valuable dream home in Full House Lottery history, worth over $2.2 million dollars. Or win Grand Prize 2- your choice between two spectacular $1.7 million dollar dream homes. And don’t forget about our $606,000 Early Bird, a downtown condo overlooking the arena PLUS a BMW i8! For more information visit Fullhouse.ca.

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Art & Sole – May 10

Citie Ballet’s foot-forward fashion Art & Sole is back on May 10th. The event features Poppy Barley, Kunitz Shoes, Gravity Pope, and Good Luck Sock. All proceeds support Citie Ballet pointe shoe fund. To purchase tickets visit artandsole.ca.

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All of Us – May 10 – 12

Inspired by the Tragically Hip’s most loved songs, this post-apocalyptic rock ballet is the newest creation by Jean Grand-Maître. For tickets visit albertaballet.com/tragically-hip.

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CASA Carnival – May 11

The CASA Carnival is a premier gala featuring top of the line performances from Edmonton’s own Dave Babcock and some of Edmonton’s finest musicians. At this year’s CASA Carnival, step back in time to the roaring twenties through the dark, moonlit alleyways and find the hidden doorways leading to the evening’s CASA Cotton Club.  This captivating evening brings our community together to support children’s mental health. For tickets visit CASACarnival.org.

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Teddy Bear Fun Run – May 12

Join us on May 12 for the 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Fun Run. Walk, stroll or run individually or as a group. Your donations will support family-centred care at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. To register or pledge a participant, please visit teddybearfunrun.com.

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Alberta Ballet’s All of Us – May 10 – 12

The Tragically Hip is the latest musical icon to partner with Jean Grand-Maître for his signature portrait ballet series.  Inspired by the Tragically Hip’s most loved songs, this post-apocalyptic rock ballet is the newest creation by Jean Grand-Maître. In a scorched and desolate world, the last humans alive are left to scavenge the charred landscapes of a dead planet in order to find food and water. The total absence of authority and religion has created a dangerous void within which conspire the best and the worst of humanity’s desires. Inevitably, the destructive forces of greed and hatred will face off one last time with the army of light and of compassion. Get your tickets here.

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Jayman BUILT MS Walk – May 27

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. When you join the Jayman BUILT MS Walk, you join our country’s collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars you raise are invested in world-leading MS research happening right here in Canada. It’s an exciting time for MS research, and your fundraising will help improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS today, and those who may receive a diagnosis tomorrow. Register now at MSWalks.ca.

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International Children’s Festival of the Arts – May 29 – June 3

The largest of its kind in North America, this top-notch, annual kids’ arts and culture extravaganza features diverse main stage acts from across the globe, as well as a whopping number of sight activities, a beloved assortment of roving artists. For more information visit childfest.com.

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Bust a Move for Breast Health – June 2

On June 2nd, join hundreds of movers and shakers for a six-hour fitness extravaganza as we strive to raise valuable funds for Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer research at the Cross Cancer Institute. To register visit albertacancer.ca/bustamove2018.

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The 24th Skills Canada National Competition – June 4 – 5

The Skills Canada National Competition is coming to the Edmonton EXPO Centre June 4 – 5. This is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. Every year, more than 500 young people from all regions of Canada come to the Skills Canada National Competition to participate in over 40 skilled trade and technology competitions. For more information visit skillscompetencescanada.com.

 

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Runaway Bridesmaids – April 6 – June 10

Four “perpetual bridesmaids” plan their own bachelorette party – in Mexico!  Add family squabbles, a flamboyant entertainer and some rumors of strange and scary incidents in the nearby Mayan ruins and you have Runaway Bridesmaids! Jam packed with hilarity and sing-along wedding favorites! For tickets visit Jubilations.ca.

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Johnson MS Bike Leduc to Camrose – June 9 & 10

Join our Mike Sobel and Daintre Christensen and experience the excitement, challenge and community that is Johnson MS Bike – Leduc to Camrose! On this 2 day, 180 km cycling journey through scenic rural Alberta you will be united with nearly 2,000 cyclists of all levels in the fight to end MS. Register now at MSBike.ca.

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World Partnership Walk – June 17

The annual World Partnership Walk is a rewarding way Edmontonians can lead by example to help fight global poverty and become change makers in their community. Join us at the Legislature Grounds on Sunday, June 17 to be a part of this year’s walk! Funds raised through the World Partnership Walk go directly to support AKFC’s development programs in Africa and Asia— initiatives that improve access to quality education and health, increase food security, create economic opportunities and help millions of people unlock their potential to build a better life.

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The Works Art & Design Festival – June 21 – July 3

The Works Art & Design Festival takes over the Federal Building Plaza at the Alberta Legislature and various venues throughout Downtown this summer. Explore art, performance, installation, live music and more for 13 days. Special events for St Jean Baptiste Day, Multi-Culturalism Day, and Canada Days. Free, outdoor fun for the entire family! Visit theworks.ab.ca for details.

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Soundtrack Music Festival – June 23

Taking place on Saturday June 23, 2018 at Kinsmen Park in Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley, Soundtrack Music Festival will be Edmonton and region’s newest music, arts and culture festival presented by the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton. The one-day multi-genre festival will feature performances from some of the music industry’s hottest talent both past and present in Edmonton’s one-of-a-kind historic River Valley. For details visit soundtrackmusicfestival.com.

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Big Valley Jamboree – August 2 – 5

The biggest names in country music return to Big Valley Jamboree this summer including Thomas Rhett, Alabama, Florida Georgia Line, Dallas Smith, Paul Brandt, Brett Eldredge, Luke Combs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more August 2-5, 2018 in Camrose Alberta! Get your tickets at bigvalleyjamboree.com.

 

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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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