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Let’s Expand Edmonton’s 1st River Valley Food Forest! (4th Annual Planting) @ MacKinnon Ravine Park
Aug 26 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 am

4th Annual Planting

Imagine walking through the river valley and stumbling upon thousands of edible trees and shrubs. You’ve probably found Edmonton’s River Valley Food Forest.

On a South facing slope of Mackinnon ravine, lies Edmonton’s first publicly planted food forest; a self-sufficient edible ecosystem, that captures water, increases biodiversity, reduces maintenance costs, cleans the air, sequesters carbon, builds community, and (let’s not forget) grows food.

After three years of planting, the Edmonton food forest now contains thousands of edible, native trees and shrubs; saskatoons, high bush cranberries, low bush cranberries, currants, elderberries, pin cherries, chokecherries, beaked hazelnuts, and raspberries.

Join us on August 26th

The food forest is located along the mixed-use path of Mackinnon Ravine Park and can be accessed by foot from multiple directions. Click here for a detailed Google Map of the location and its access points.

What to Bring 

  • Dress for the weather

  • Shoes suitable for digging in the soil.

  • Snacks

What We’ll Bring

  • 1000s of edible native trees and shrubs

  • Shovels

  • Water

  • Porta Potty

Edmonton Food Forest 2015

Edmonton Food Forest 2014

McGregor vs Mayweather at Barney’s Leduc @ Barney's Leduc
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 1:00 am
McGregor vs Mayweather at Barney's Leduc @ Barney's Leduc | Leduc | AB | Canada

Reserve your seat TODAY – spots like the private Barney’s Office and the Big Daddy Party booth won’t last!

Call to reserve 780.986.6550.

– $10 cover beginning at 5:00pm
– No cover if guest would like to sit on the patio (also no cover if guest has dinner and vacates prior to the fight)
– Admission will include one (1) coupon for a free 14oz pour on the Alberta Craft Beer wall

– $5 Alberta craft wall beer
Food Specials all $12 – Irish Nachos, Pizza, 12 for $12 wings, Sliders
Giveaways and Grand Prize – $100 Barney’s Gift Card

Pound & Pour
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Pound & Pour

This is going to be an epic event!!! Come enjoy a 30 min fitness class, plus enjoy a complimentary drink with a tour and tasting. Try their Vodka’s Brum’s Whiskey, liquor’s and more!!!!! Tickets are $20. Great evening out with your friends or date night. Spots are limited! Contact us today!

Ponies & Unicorns Summer Picnic @ Ritchie Park
Aug 27 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Ponies & Unicorns Summer Picnic @ Ritchie Park | Edmonton | AB | CA

Join your neighbours for an afternoon of horse play in Ritchie Park. 

Sunday, August 27 at 12-3pm
Ritchie Park (7727-98 Street)

The free community event will include:

  • A BBQ catered by Quickfire Cookery 

  • Pony rides

  • Live music from Cantoo

  • Bike Decorating Booth & Bike Parade

  • Games of Horse Shoes

  • Photo Wall

  • Bouncy Castle

Rain or shine.
(We’ll be in the Ritchie Community Hall if rain pours down)

Presented by Walkable Edmonton, Sara Kalke RE/MAX River City and Stefan Cherwoniak with Quickfire Mortgage Solutions

Donations to the Kids Kottage will be accepted on site. 
Suggested donation $20/adults and $50/families of 4+


Sweet, Sweet Corn Fest at Prairie Gardens @ Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm
Sweet, Sweet Corn Fest at Prairie Gardens @ Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm | Bon Accord | AB | Canada

This corn festival is a family event with a cornucopia of corny activities including corn eating contests, corn mazes, face painting, corny jokes, veggie art and more. The festival features the Kids Maze and Mindbender Kids Corn Mazes, folk music, and hands-on corn craft activities for children, interactive family theatre, magic show, face painting and more!.

We’re Here For Ya Day 2017 @ Shadified salon & spa
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
We're Here For Ya Day 2017 @ Shadified salon & spa | Edmonton | AB | Canada

Can Man Dan’s WE’RE HERE FOR YA DAY 2017

– FREE food hampers.
– FREE Haircuts.
– FREE BBQ lunch.
– FREE Backpacks filled with school supplies.
– A FREE box of cereal for every child.
– FREE fresh bread & buns.
*While supplies last. First come, first serve basis only. No rain cheques.

Presented by Can Man Dan, Shadified salon & spa, No Bull RV Sales Inc., Lucky Supermarket, Southbrook Sobeys, City Homes Master Builder, Loriz Pilipino Bakery, MGS Company, and generous donors like you.

Can Man Dan is back, and he’s proud to present the 5th annual “We’re Here For Ya Day” summer event. This year we are offering free food hampers, free high quality hair cuts, a free BBQ lunch, free backpacks filled with school supplies, free fresh bread/buns, and a free box of cereal for every child. This event is ALL AGES, and supplies will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

When : September 3rd, 2017.
Time : 9am to 6pm.
Where : Shadified salon & spa. 123- 12222 137 Ave, NW, Edmonton, Alberta.


Questions? Concerns? Comments? Email Can Man Dan at or call 780-934-4144.

We are still seeking monetary and food donations. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Dan at

September Steampunk Dinner @ Chianti Cafe & Restaurant Old Strathcona
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
September Steampunk Dinner @ Chianti Cafe & Restaurant Old Strathcona | Edmonton | AB | Canada

Join costumed Consortium Steampunks dining and designing, at the monthly meal; event in its 6th year.
Come and connect with local steampunk makers and shakers, share your inspirations and find your niche in a creative crew.

Costumes are entirely optional, although some sort of clothing is required. Always defer to the weather as sometimes parking is a few blocks away.

Ernest’s Taylor Fladgate Port Dinner @ Ernest's Dining Room - NAIT
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ernest's Taylor Fladgate Port Dinner @ Ernest's Dining Room - NAIT | Edmonton | AB | Canada

Eat Learn Celebrate with us and Pacific Wine & Spirits for Taylor Fladgate Port Wine 325yr Anniversary! Jorge Ramos, Export Director, will expound pairings with our 4 course dinner created by our NAIT Culinary Students. Tickets $95/person all-inclusive call Tanya 780-471-8685 or email to reserve

Permies at the Pub @ Yellowhead Brewery
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Permies at the Pub @ Yellowhead Brewery | Edmonton | AB | CA

Permies at the Pub

A Celebration of the Harvest

Join the Edmonton Permaculture Guild and our amazing community as we celebrate this year’s harvest with delicious food and drink by the Yellowhead Brewery.

The highlights of the evening will be our special guests who will be talking to us about harvesting the bounty, canning, preserving and fermentation plus, the cool ways that you can actually extend the growing season well into the cooler months.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Show us your Edmonton Permaculture Guild or Operation Fruit Rescue Membership and we will give you a $5 coupon which can be used towards any food or drink product at the Yellohead Brewery.

Bacon Day 2017 @ The Workshop Eatery
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bacon Day 2017 @ The Workshop Eatery | Edmonton | AB | CA

It’s that time of year again! #BaconDay2017, held at Workshop Eatery, is our 8th annual and is set out to be our best yet!

Since opening the doors we have been so fortunate to have the support of our community, and we want to show our gratitude by giving back in the best way we know how. Last year, with your help, we raised just over of $20000.00. Not bad, but this year, we want to crush that. So, again we have decided to donate 100% of ticket sales to YESS and set the fundraising goal for the evening to $30000.00. That’s right, every dime you pay (except GST, darn laws and such) will go directly to YESS. We can’t achieve this goal without the incredible generosity of some of our partners in business, which include CTV Edmonton, Southgate Audi, Alberta Pork, Irvings Farm Fresh, Baseline Wine & Spirits, Hesco, and Chic Boutique, and of course the generosity of you, our faithful diners. 

This year, the evening will see the return of the whole roasted pig, thanks in large part to the kindness of Smokehouse BBQ for their pit. As a matter of fact, you’re more than welcome to stop by early, as we will be going whole hog right on the front lawn, from early in the morning to prepare the delectable beast. Weather permitting, the patio will be in full swing and the restaurant will be a buzz with delicious tray passed food items, and several swine inspired food stations, as well as tasty libations, provided by Baseline Wine & Spirits. The imcomparable DJ Hector Castro will be spinning his favourite Kevin Bacon tracks, and the silent auction will be sure to have some real gems. 

Last, but never least, Chef Andrew Cowan, beloved chef and co-owner of Northern Chicken will be returning to compete in our annual Bacon Dessert Cook Off. With Chef Paul winning the best of seven series last year Andrew has something to prove. Be there to cast your vote for the winning dish.

Your ticket purchase will get you a seemingly endless amount of bacon inspired food, 10 drink tickets (with the average pour costing 3-5 tickets, more can be purchased) and one vote in the Bacon Dessert Cook Off. 

It will be a fun-filled evening, with delicious food, great company, and an incredible cause. I sincerely hope you will join us to celebrate swine and reach our fundraising goal for YESS!

Chef Paul