Posts Categorized: Events

Guest Post: Edmonton Heritage Council & interVivos 2019 Mentorship Program

The blog post below was contributed on June 3, 2020 by Soni Dasmohapatra, Zohreh Saher, and Larissa Kho. Why an Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) mentorship program In the summer of 2019, while coordinating the Heritage Community Investment Program during a maternity leave coverage, Soni Dasmohapatra initiated a mentorship pilot project. This initiative brought to life… Read more »

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HCIP Updates in Response to COVID-19

In response to the realities Edmontonians are facing as the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to impact every aspect of our lives, the Edmonton Heritage Council has implemented some changes to the Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP).

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An In-Depth Look at the Reconciliation and Resurgence Symposium

In the lead-up to the symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton on March 3 and 4, Steering Committee member Kim Ghostkeeper has shared her perspectives on how the symposium can benefit attendees from within and outside of the heritage sector.

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Mentor Spotlight – David Ridley

David Ridley (he/him) is the Executive Director for the Edmonton Heritage Council and has been so since inauguration 10 years ago. He has over 25 years of experience in heritage and culture, in that time serving as Curatorial Researcher, Director of Research, and Curator and Program Manager. Being a part of the founding team of… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – Beth Sanders

Beth Sanders (she/her) is the President, RPP (Registered Professional Planner with Alberta Professional Planners Institute) for POPULUS Community Planning Inc. She worked for the municipal government for 12 years before starting her own company and landing her “dream job.”  To Beth, the heritage sector is the people and organizations who tell our stories. Her role… Read more »

Mentor Spotlight – Elliott Young

Elliott Young (he/him) is an Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor with NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta. He has worked with many diverse groups of Indigenous communities throughout his career, within different sectors and fields such as government, not-for-profits, and post-secondary institutions. Within each role, Elliott applies the philosophy of “nothing about us, without us” to ensure… Read more »

Edmonton Heritage Council Capacity-Building Workshops Series

In the fall of 2019, the Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) offered a complimentary series of workshops with a focus on organizational capacity building for the heritage sector. These workshops were designed to assist organizations and heritage practitioners with the development of grant applications. The topics of the 2019 fall workshops were: Financial Capacity/Planning Organizational Sustainability… Read more »

National Indigenous Peoples Day Events

  June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis! All over Canada special events and activities will take place including the Edmonton region.  For more information on the various events taking place, click here. Edmonton & Area Events Host: Government… Read more »

Discover Edmonton’s Haunted Heritage…If You Dare.

With Halloween just around the corner, now’s a great time to immerse yourself in some of Edmonton’s chilling past. If you’re in the mood for a good scare, consider checking out some of these spooky Halloween-themed events and activities featuring Edmonton’s haunted history and heritage. Fort Edmonton Park Fort Edmonton Park is offering a night… Read more »