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Winter Mekiwin Arts & Crafts Market and Intercultural Gathering
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm

Join us on the weekend of December 8 & 9th (10am-5pm) at Boyle Street Plaza for an Indigenous and Ethnocultural arts and crafts market with food, music, dance, family activities, prizes, and holiday cheer!

– Come to the market for 11 am and participate in an BINGO game to win a prize and meet new folks!
– Door prizes throughout the day (prizes will be from the artisans and craftspeople)!
– There will be a lunch of stew and bannock on sale
– Music and dance performances throughout the day.
– The Edmonton Canadian Native Friendship Centre will also be hosting craft activities for the kids with cookies from Syrian Refugee Women’s group, and fried bannock bread from Kookum’s Bannock!


December 8
10 am – Opening protocol by Nehiyaw/Metis/Jewish knowledge keeper and Boyle Street resident, Sharon Pasula
10 am to 3pm – Beading bracelet kids activity with the Canadian Native Friendship Centre (and activity table all day) and snacks for kids from Kukooms Bannock Fry Bread and Cookies from Syrian Women’s group with the Multicultural Family Resource Society
11 am – Interaction BINGO with prizes!
12 pm – Performance by Chubby Cree, an Indigenous all women’s powwow and hand drummers group
1 pm – Lotus Dance Academy, Thai and Vicky of the new Chinese dance school
2 pm – Pow Wow dancers, Kendal Potskin, Fancy Dancer. Mahykan Campiou, Chicken Dancer
3pm – Guzheng performer, Ms. Wenchi Ma, a renowned teacher and musician of the Chinese instrument, Guzheng
4pm – Mini Round Dance, facilitated by Lloyd Cardinal, Cree drum keeper, makes Pow Wow and hand drums and is a member of the Nehiyawak singers.

December 9

10 am to 3pm – Beading bracelet kids activity with the Canadian Native Friendship Centre (and activity table all day) and snacks for kids from Kukooms Bannock Fry Bread and Cookies from Syrian Women’s group with the Multicultural Family Resource Society
11 am – Interaction BINGO with prizes!
12 pm – Performance by Jayden Paz, young Indigenous musician with soaring vocals and guitar
1 pm – Metis Dancers, Brent Potskin, Paige Donald
2 pm – Pow Wow dancers
3pm – Amson Saintime Haitin musician ensemble, Abre de Vie music festival and Fine-Arts World Fellowship
4pm – Mini Round Dance, facilitated by Lloyd Cardinal, Cree drum keeper, makes Pow Wow and hand drums and is a member of the Nehiyawak singers.

Our McCauley/Intercultural Dialogues is partnering with Mekiwin Indigenous Arts & Crafts Market for this special monthly gathering. Mekiwin Market features and promotes local Indigenous entrepreneurs, artists, and craftspeople. Local artists and craftspeople from newcomer and settler communities will also be joining the market for a diverse and worldly array of arts.

All are welcome! 歡迎各位參加 Tâtawâw всі бажані lahat ay iniimbitahan dhammaantood waa la soo dhaweynayaa tất cả được hoan nghênh tutti sono i benvenuti todos son bienvenidos الكل مرحب به

We support the autonomy of Indigenous peoples and respectfully acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, amiskwacîwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ – a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.

(Free Parking available on the street on 103a Ave or 104 Ave or heated underground parking on the West side of the building off 104 Ave for $1 per 4 hours.)

The Mekiwin Indigenous Arts & Crafts Market and Intercultural Dialogues (Our McCauley) Initiative are collaborating in this special Winter Market and Gathering to create space for the many cultural communities in the area to come together in order to learn about one another, build relationships, and have fun, while promoting local craftspeople and artists.

I A M proudly presents A Very Indigenous Holiday Market @ Alex Taylor School
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

I.A.M. Collective
Proudly Presents
A Very Indigenous Holiday Market

Dec. 09, 2018
10am to 4pm

I A M – Indigenous Artist Market Collective is proud to bring together over 30 local, authentic, hand crafted indigenous artists and traditional crafts people and performers, together for a shopping experience unlike any to date!!

Location :
Alex Taylor School – Gymnasium
9321 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 3T7

** Free Admission
**Live Entertainment
**Door Prize entry for every purchase made
**Hourly door prize draws awarded all day!
**Donations of New and used Winter clothing, outer wear, and footwear ( also excepting NEW underwear, socks, sanitary napkins, tampons, travel wet wipes, and any other generous gifts for Edmonton Homeless.)

Limited Tables are still available, please request an application ( ) today!!

Sleigh Rides in Old Strathcona! @ Old Strathcona
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ring in the holiday season with a festive holiday sleigh ride around Old Strathcona!

Sleigh rides will take place between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 2 and 9, and Saturday, December 15 & 22.

We’ve got two horse-drawn sleighs on the go, which come by each stop approximately every 20 minutes. Please note the last pick-up will be around 3:30 PM.

Experience our unique take on a holiday hop-on hop-off shuttle while shopping and taking in all that Old Strathcona has to offer! Donations will be gratefully accepted, with proceeds going to The Mustard Seed.

Check out the shuttle route in the comments!

Winter in Little Italy @ Zocalo
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a free Guided horse drawn carriage tour through Little Italy! View the storied architecture of Church Street and warm up in some of our treasured shops!

Zoominescence 2018 @ Valley Zoo Development Society
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world-renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. Join us for an evening of light, animals, skating, hot chocolate and fun for the whole family! Running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus the 26th & 27th!

We will be posting our event calendar, along with the Artist Installations you can expect to see at this year’s festival, very soon, but in the meantime, you can advance purchase your tickets now to attend this popular event!

Zoominescence is a fundraiser in partnership with our charity and the Edmonton Valley Zoo and therefore annual zoo passes will not work for entry to the festival. But not too worry, admission is very nominal & funds will help build our zoo!

Christmas Glow Edmonton @ The Enjoy Centre
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Glow is the largest indoor Christmas festival in greater Edmonton.

Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. Our playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while Glow’s illuminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday family photos.

Our Christmas Market showcases the best local artisans and boutique businesses, alongside delicious food options and drinks from our licensed bar.

It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside our cozy and spacious venue.

CP Holiday Train with Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott & Sierra Noble
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will soon set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, celebrating 20 years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America.
The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States. Every pound and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community.

RSVP to this event today!


December 10, 2018


Josephburg – Moyer Recreational Center
Arrival – 5 PM
Event Time – 5:15-5:45 PM

Edmonton – South of the Edmonton CP Station, 7935 Gateway Boulevard
Arrival – 7:45 PM
Event Time – 8:15-8:45 PM


Terri Clark

Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

The 3-time JUNO Award winner holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Terri has received 19 CCMA Awards and is the newest member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Kelly Prescott

Celebrating a long lineage of a very musically inclined family, the third-generation singer grew up in an award-winning studio where she was able to hone her craft of song writing. Penning such fan favourites as ‘Carryin’ Coal’ and ‘Coming Home To You (ft. Buddy Miller)’, her new music expands on her talent and unique vocals to reveal tracks like ‘Who Gets The Church’ and ‘Leavin’ Her’, which was released worldwide June 8th.

Sierra Noble

Winnipeg singer-songwriter Sierra Noble has been a part of the Canadian music scene since a very young age, beginning her touring career when she was only 14 years old as a solo Old-time fiddle player. Her evolution as an artist brought her to a journey of singing and songwriting debuted by a song called “Possibility” which went on to be featured on television shows such as “One Tree Hill” and “Switched at Birth”. She credits that song to be what opened the door to her opening for international legends Bon Jovi and Paul McCartney.
**** TICKETS ****

All events are free. We just ask event attendees to bring money or a heart-healthy donation for their local food bank.


CP is also encouraging fans of the train to donate heart-healthy food, as everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious food, regardless of circumstances. This supports the mission of CP Has Heart, a program dedicated to improving the heart health of men, women and children in North America. To date, this program has raised over C$15 million for cardiac care and research.




To help make this year the best yet for local food banks, the Holiday Train asks fans new and old to follow the train on social media, invite their friends and family and spread the message about the importance of heart-healthy donations by using #CPHolidayTrain #HealthyDonations #CPHasHeart

Facebook /HolidayTrain
Twitter @CPHolidayTrain
Instagram @CPHolidayTrain

Use #CPHolidayTrain #HealthyDonations #CPHasHeart


The train will arrive at the scheduled event time and depart immediately after the show. Please give yourself extra time getting to the event to compensate for crowds and traffic. Also make sure to keep a safe distance of 50 feet away from the train while it’s moving so we can safely continue our journey. If you spot unsafe behaviour, alert a police officer.

**** MEDIA ****

Media are encouraged to attend the event. Requests to speak to a CP spokesperson should be sent to The train will arrive prior to the event start time and depart immediately thereafter.

Bao Tuesday @ Baijiu
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

BAO TUESDAY! Our weekly Bao night featuring 2 Baos for $7 and $3 PBR. How bao dat?

March 6

Servus Free Pasta Day at Pasta Pantry! @ Pasta Pantry & Trattoria
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Like you, Pasta Pantry & Trattoria is a Servus member. Their food is so amazing that we want everyone to try!

Servus members can visit either their Manning or Sherwood Park location on December 11th for a FREE regular-sized bowl of pasta, we will take care of the cost! Simply show your Servus member card. **WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!**

Tenacious D @ Shaw Conference Centre
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

With guests

Tuesday, December 11
All Ages / General Admission
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:30pm

Presale: Wed, Aug 22 at 10am – Thu, Aug 23 at 10pm
Public on Sale: Fri, Aug 24
Get Tickets:

Tickets: $55.00 (Incl. GST) + s/c

-Tenacious D Online-

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