Posts Categorized: City Heritage

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day!  Today we recognize the fundamental importance, contributions, and resilience of Indigenous peoples in the cultural fabric of Canada. It’s also an opportunity to look forward to the work that needs to be done to address the difficult legacy of our shared past. National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996… Read more »

Meet Your 2018 HCIP Recipients

The Heritage Community Investment Program invests funds—provided by the City of Edmonton—into the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians. The HCIP program offers four unique grant streams: Operational, Project, Project Accelerator, and Travel Grants to individuals and heritage organizations working to connect citizens to the stories of our city.  For more information on the… Read more »

Five Stories About Women You Should Probably Know

Initiated by suffragettes and labour activists in Europe, the first International Women’s Day was organized in March 1911. While respect for the equal rights and place of women in society has come a long way since 1911, there is still plenty of work to do on gender equality. Edmonton has long history when it comes… Read more »

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Five Things We Learned About Reconciliation from the Heritage Community

On June 28th, members, friends, and staff of the Edmonton Heritage Council came together to discuss Reconciliation in the Heritage Community, as a response to the the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report. As participants entered the room, they were given a definition of reconciliation to ponder and… Read more »

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River Crossing: Interpretation at the Heart of the City

On July 11, 2017, City Council approved a plan for preserving and sharing the history of Rossdale, a place at the heart of not only Edmonton’s landscape, but also its historic narrative. Olive Bailey is a Principal Planner with the City Planning Branch at the City of Edmonton and leads the Heritage Interpretive Plan for the River… Read more »

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Edmonton Living Rooms: Meet the Exhibit Designer

Leading into the launch of Edmonton Living Rooms‘ traveling public exhibit, project lead Azkaa Rahman speaks with the exhibit’s designer, Marina Hulzenga, to learn about her background and the process that went into designing an exhibit sharing the unfolding story of seven Edmonton refugee communities. About Marina Marina Hulzenga was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1982, and is a… Read more »

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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 »

Committing to the Truth of Our Past

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada presented the Executive Summary of their final report along with the 94 Calls to Action three years ago, Canadians and Edmontonians have been challenged to keep the process of reconciliation going. At the Edmonton Heritage Council, we have taken this commitment to heart. Over the past several… Read more »

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Edmonton Living Rooms: The Gatherings

Throughout 2017, the Edmonton Heritage Council and Multicultural Health Brokers Co-Op is embarking on a project to explore Edmonton’s diversity through universal themes of humanity. Edmonton Living Rooms brings together natural leaders and animators from seven communities to share their stories. Project lead Azkaa Rahman reflects on her experiences after a month of gatherings. Seven vibrant communities, five… Read more »

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