Posts Tagged: Edmonton heritage

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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Welcome the newest member of the EHC team: Danielle Dolgoy

It’s been a wonderful, welcoming couple of months for me here at the Edmonton Heritage Council. Somewhere in the mix of work and personal interests is my passion for storytelling and a deep desire to support others as they explore their own stories. With my background in arts administration, community outreach, communications, ESL education, 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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Reconciling Our Built Form

As someone who is still fairly new to the formal heritage sector, I am constantly learning more about the heritage community and its operating norms. And as an Indigenous person, I continually struggle with the emphasis placed on built heritage as our primary link to the past and where we come from as a community. I recently… Read more »

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