Posts By: EHC

Heritage in Our Communities: Heritage Community Investment Recipients, May 2017

On Tuesday, May 30th, Edmonton City Council approved the EHC’s latest recommendations for funding from the Heritage Community Investment Program’s first quarter cycle. Thank you to all of the applicants and hard working community organizations for their creative efforts to connect Edmontonians with the stories of their city. Here are the summaries of 20 new… Read more »

2017 EHC Annual General Meeting

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Please join in celebrating an active and inspiring year in local heritage at the Edmonton Heritage Council’s Annual General Meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The past year saw many new projects, collaborations, and conversations inspired by our city’s story. The heritage sector and local communities are creating new and stronger connections around a… Read more »

Catching Up with the YEG Tales Project

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What do you get when you combine two historians, an artist, and many local communities? YEG Tales! Supported by a ECAMP Partnership Demonstration micro-grant, the YEG Tales team met with numerous local cultural groups, connecting over their stories and reproducing them in comic book form! We spoke with historian Leslie Holmes about what they learned about art, story, and… Read more »

Catching Up with the Silver Skate Festival’s Heritage Village Project

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Beginning with 2016’s edition of Silver Skate,  festival-goers have enjoyed a new heritage experience down in Hawrelak. The Heritage Village Project created three Indigenous winter experiences including a winter hunting camp, a Métis camp and a winter tipi, allowing Silver Skate to build community around sharing Indigenous stories with Edmontonians. We caught up with Creative Director Ritchie Velthuis to find… Read more »

Heritage in Our Communities: Heritage Community Investment Recipients, January 2017

On Monday, January 23rd, Edmonton City Council approved the EHC’s recommendations for funding from the Heritage Community Investment Program’s 2017 run. From new published books and online exhibits to oral histories and artistic celebrations, here are 16 examples of the great heritage work currently happening in our city. Here are the summaries of 16 new projects and existing… Read more »

Catching Up: FAVA’s Collections Preservation Project

In 2016, the Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) began a project to transfer more than three decades’ worth of Alberta media art created by its members to modern digital media. The originals will live on in the Provincial Archives of Alberta, while FAVA uses the digital copies to more widely share their members’ art… Read more »

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Catching Up: TALES’ “Votes for Women!” Project

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April 19, 2016 marked the 100 year anniversary of the passage of Alberta’s Act for Equal Suffrage. To mark the occasion, The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling (TALES) developed a traveling storytelling piece wherein costumed storytellers told the story of the fight for women’s suffrage in Alberta—in character! We caught up with TALES’ Renee Englot about her experience… Read more »

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Catching Up: The “Know Your Winspear” Project

In 2015, the Francis Winspear Centre for Music embarked on a project to create a digital archive of key moments in Edmonton’s musical history. With Know Your Winspear, what began as an online collection photographs, ads, pamphlets and other ephemera,has become a physical museum of sorts, sharing this history with guests on the Winspear’s lobby and backstage… Read more »

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