Category Archives: Events

Santa’s Parade of Lights

I was so excited when I heard that Edmonton was having a parade of lights this year. It was one of my favorite parades every year in Halifax, and I was looking forward to seeing what Edmonton was going to do with it. While I did enjoy the floats that were entered, I found the parade was way too short. There was also not enough music. I think if they are able to get more floats entered next year and throw in a couple of instrumental bands, it would be even better!

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Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

Yesterday I took the train down to Churchill Square to watch some street performers. It was a little hotter than I would have liked which cut my visit shorter than it would have been otherwise. One thing I did not like, which I’m not sure is new this year or not, was they only had one performer going at a time. It would have been nice if they had two or three stages with someone performing at all times. That way you could find a seat and stay there all day while watching a rotation of performers. That is something that can be done at the Fringe festival (coming up later this year).

Other than the heat and having to get up and move to a new area of the square every half hour, I enjoyed my time watching the acts. Here are some photos and a video of my time downtown:

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