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.

 

Buddy Holly’s Happy Days – April 5 – May 19

Come back with us to those Happiest of Days… the 1950’s! The gang is all here, Richie Cunningham, the Fonz, and of course their best pal Buddy Holly. What? You didn’t know that the legendary Rock and Roll pioneer was friends with Ritchie Cunningham and the gang?!? He was their best Buddy!!

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Buddy Holly’s Happy Days. All of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits and some more fantastic oldies too!! For tickets and show times visit here!

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Hummingbird Gala – April 26

The Alberta Diabetes Foundation hosts this signature gala event every year as part of our annual commitment to raising $1 million for life-changing diabetes research. Guests will be swept away to a charming evening in Paris where the food and wine are exquisite and the entertainment divine. For tickets visit AlbertaDiabetesFoundation.com.

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Alzheimer’s Face Off – April 26 – 28 

This hockey tournament focuses on raising funds to provide “help for today” and “hope for tomorrow” through research. To donate to a player or team visit AlzheimersFaceOff.ca.

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Little Warriors Be Brave Luncheon – May 1

Help bring hope to children who have been sexually abused. Join us May 1st for the Be Brave Luncheon in support of the Little Warriors ‘Be Brave Ranch’ featuring Séan McCann, founding member of Great Big Sea. Get you tickets now at littlewarriors.ca.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – May 1 – 19 

Winner Of The Tony Award For Outstanding New Play 2013!

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia bicker and pine about the dashed dreams and squandered hopes of their lives in the sunny Morning Room of the family farmhouse in Bucks County, PA. When their movie-star sister, Masha, suddenly swoops in with her new boy-toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Joined on the scene by their prophetic housekeeper Cassandra, and a dewy aspiring actress named Nina – whose youthful prettiness troubles Masha’s precariously propped-up vanity – they prepare to attend a neighbor’s costume party and the stage is set for a giddy farce on Chekhovian themes. For tickets to see Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on stage at the Varscona Theatre click here.

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The Great Stair Climb – May 2 – 3

Join us on May 2 & 3 as we climb the Telus House Stairs to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health programs in Edmonton. Donations will go to Momentum Walk-in Counselling Clinic which provides a pay-what-you can fee structure. It’s a valuable service that needs our support, and we hope you can join us!

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Signatures Butterdome Spring Craft Sale – May 3-5 

The Butterdome Spring Craft Sale is Edmonton’s ultimate spring shopping event, featuring some of the very best talents from the Canadian Handmade community.

Held over three days at the University of Alberta’s iconic Butterdome building, the Butterdome Spring Craft Sale gathers over 180 of Canada’s most amazing artists, artisans, and designers, who interact with shoppers and display their best works for them to behold, providing a truly unforgettable experience. For tickets visit Butterdome.ca.

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Eskimos Women’s Dinner – May 9

Long-time Eskimos friend and employee Pam Monastyrskyj was an integral member of the Green and Gold for more than two decades. In 2005, she lost her long, hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. Two years later, the Edmonton Eskimos Women’s Dinner was created in her memory to provide long-term, sustainable funding for researchers at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. Join us on May 9, get your tickets now at esks.com.

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Full House Lottery Early Bird Deadline – May 9

What will your Full House Lottery ticket become? With over $5 Million in prizes, the possibilities are endless. You could win Grand Prize 1: an incredible $2.4 Million dream home! Or Grand
Prize 2: your choice of TWO $1.6 Million dream homes. And don’t miss the richest Early Bird ever—a luxury condo and Jaguar worth $846,000!

Early Bird ends soon! Get your tickets today at fullhouse.ca

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Alberta Ballet – The Fiddle & the Drum – May 9-11

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and The Drum, a storied collaboration that launched what has become Alberta Ballet’s hallmark concept—its signature portrait ballets. Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and The Drum gives passionate expression to Mitchell’s lifelong concern with the issues of conflict, violence and humanity’s continuing devastation of the environment. Alberta Ballet dancers depict Mitchell’s most famous characters from her lyrics and artwork, at times in counterpoint, abstractly illustrating our fragile hope and potential for the creation of beauty.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and The Drum marked a pivotal moment for Alberta Ballet. The portrait ballet series continues to grow and today includes repertoire inspired by other notable artists, including k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot and The Tragically Hip. See it on stage at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium May 9-11, purchase your tickets here.

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CASA Carnival 2019: A Night on Broadway – May 10

Winner of the 2018 Edmonton Events Awards for Outstanding Event, Fundraising Gala – Join us on Friday May 10, 2019 at the Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall D for a Broadway themed gala event.   Come walk the red carpet, dine with the stars and enjoy musical performances worthy of a Tony Award!  You do not want to miss this enchanting evening hosted by Canadian Tenor Adam Fisher in support of CASA and children’s mental health.

A Night on Broadway will include a hosted red carpet reception, live music & special stage entertainment, speciality New York themed plated dinner & appetizers, luxury raffle and so much more! To purchase tickets, visit here!

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Teddy Bear Fun Run – May, 11

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is excited to announce their 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Fun Run on Saturday, May 11 at Rundle Park! Take a 5 km walk, stroll or run individually or as a group! Register now at teddybearfunrun.com.

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Alberta Business Hall of Fame Gala – May 15

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Northern Alberta’s most distinguished and emerging business leaders. Tickets for the JA Alberta Business Hall of Fame Fundraising Gala are available here.

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Judo Canadian Open Championships – May 16 – 19

Each year, Provincial Judo Organizations select their best athletes to compete at the Canadian Open Championships. This tournament brings together over 1000 of the nations best judoka and is an excellent tool for Judo Canada to help identify their National team athletes with the possibility of awarding card points to high performance athletes.

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Art & Sole – May 23

Art & Sole is back for it’s 4th year. Don’t miss this exclusive, locally-inspired fashion event featuring fresh styles, short performances, silent auction and more, in support of Ballet Edmonton. Get your tickets at artandsole.ca.

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Edmonton Jayman BUILT MS Walk – May 26

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Help change the future of MS, by joining the Jayman BUILT MS Walk.

The funds you raise at the Jayman BUILT MS Walk are invested in accelerating the pace of MS breakthroughs and empowering people with MS to live their best lives.

Bring your family and friends together to share in the start/finish-line activities, team awards ceremonies and amazing stories from people living with MS! Register now at mswalks.ca.

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International Children’s Festival of the Arts – May 28 – June 2

For nearly 40 years, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts has exposed countless youngsters to the arts in an entertaining and educational way. But more than that, it has introduced them to a bigger more exciting world, and jump-started their curiosity, creativity and confidence. Enjoy the Interntional Children’s Festival of the Arts, get your tickets at childfest.com.

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Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – June 10

Edmonton’s Hall of Fame recognizes and honours the city’s most outstanding citizens who through their contributions in arts and culture, community service and sports, or through extraordinary service to their communities, have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton.  Join us on June 10th for the Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Winspear Centre.

 

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IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s – June 15

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is an easy 2.5 or 5 km, fun, and family-friendly way to create new memories while sending a message of hope to the 564,000 Canadians currently living with dementia, and the thousands more who care for them.

Make memories matter and raise awareness and funds to support people living with dementia in Edmonton and area. Funds raised support programs and services in your community that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families. With 45,000 people diagnosed with dementia in Alberta, and no cure yet, the need to support people with dementia and their caregivers has never been greater. The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will take place at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park on Saturday, June 15. On-site registration opens at 9:00 am, for more information visit WalkforAlzheimers.ca.

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7th Annual Homeward Walk|Run – June 16

End youth homelessness in Edmonton. The annual Homeward Walk|Run supports four local agencies who move homeless youth from high-risk situations to positive futures: e4c Alberta, Edmonton John Howard Society, iHuman Youth Society and Youth Empowerment & Support Services. Register today! Together we can cross the finish line.

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MS Bike – Leduc to Camrose June 22 & 23

Are you ready for the MS Bike – Leduc to Camrose experience? On this two-day, 180 km cycling journey through scenic rural Alberta you will accomplish your wellness goals, while accelerating the pace of MS breakthroughs and empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives. You are changing the future of MS and we will be here to fully support you through every kilometer of your journey. For more information and to register visit msbike.ca today!

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Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC 2019 – June 27 – July 7

The all new Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® 2019 is at West Edmonton Mall under the Big Top from June 27 to July 7, 2019 for 20 thrilling shows.

The internationally renowned Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® 2019, features Flying  Trapeze, Wheel of Destiny, Xtreme Chinese Acrobats including chair balancing, contortion, diablo, and towering feats of balancing strength, Comedy, Motorcycle Globe, Hula Hoops, MotoSwing, Aerialists and more.* For 2 For 1 tickets visit www.royalcanadiancircus.ca [Promo Code: Bigtop]. Please note: this is an animal free Spectac! show.

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Big Valley Jamboree – August 1 – 4

The biggest names in country music return to Big Valley Jamboree this summer including Brooks & Dunn, Old Dominion, Toby Keith, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Brett Kissel and more August 1 – 4, 2019 in Camrose, Alberta! Festival passes and camping reservations are available now by visiting bigvalleyjamboree.com!

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Halloween Howl Edmonton – October 26

The Halloween Howl Fun Run and Walk, supports life-changing diabetes research through family fun and exercise. Our goal is to create a unique event, that is exciting and engaging for participants and their families, while also increasing diabetes awareness. Register now at AlbertaDiabetesFoundation.com.