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Get ready for the last weekend of the 2015 Edmonton International Street Performers Festival!

This amazing event has been unfolding in Sir Winston Churchill Square since July 3 and wrapping up on July 12. The event offers myriad activities and performances for residents and visitors of all ages. So bring the family out and meet others, win prizes, enjoy cuisine from local food trucks, see juggling, hip hop, acrobatics and so much more!

Here are a few StreetFest highlights to look forward to!

Be Your Own Busker

Head on down to the big tent on 102A Ave for a workshop and showcase event on Saturday from 11:30am - 5:30pm and Sunday 11:30am - 2:30pm. You'll learn the tricks of hula hooping, juggling, wire walking and more!

Troupe Du Jour

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Canada Day Edmonton

Get ready for an epic day of celebrations in Edmonton this Canada Day with everything from the FIFA Women's Cup semi-finals at the Commonwealth Stadium, to light art along the River Valley, spectacular fireworks, street food, live music, street performers and much more.

Get your maple leafs out out and your white and red face paints and gear up for some great excitement around the city that is sure to entertain all ages of your family. Canada is turning 148, so join in with the rest of the country to celebrate our history, our present, and our future.

Things To Do For Canada Day Around The City

  • Start Canada day at City Hall, were you can kick off the afternoon with live music, dancing, kids crafts, give-aways and much more. The event is
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FIFA Women's Semi-Finals in Edmonton

It's been an exciting few weeks as the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ has been unfolding in our Commonwealth Stadium since June 6.

Saturday's quarter-final action saw Japan defeat Australia 1-0, which didn't stop Australian fans' enthusiasm in the stands as crowds came out to support both countries, flying flags, face painted, and cheerfully waving team-coloured paraphernalia.

The winning goal for Japan came from Mana Iwabuchi, 22, who scored in the second half. Australia is a strong team but Japan has shown consistent dominance, and we look forward to more action as Japan moves on to play England in the FIFA Women's World Cup Semi-Finals in Edmonton on Wednesday.

Final Edmonton Matches:

  • Wednesday, July 1 – Semi-finals at 5 p.m.
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Ice-cream shops

As we head into July here soon, the weather is certainly making summer known. With temperatures rocketing, and folks trying to stay cool in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we've compiled a few of our favourite ice-cream shops in the city. Stop in on the way home from work, or bring the kids after dinner, and take a flavour adventure!

1.) Block 1912 (@Block1912)

Voted Edmonton's Best Desserts, this popular Whyte Avenue cafe offers up a variety of traditional gelato, as well as non-dairy sorbets and some cutting edge vegan, lactose free and soy-based tofulatis. It's also big on atmosphere, with comfortable and cozy seating, and featuring local artists and musicians.

From fabulous custom cakes to renowned coffee, along with the selection of

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Red Bull Crashed Ice

For those seeking some thrills and excitement this March look no further than the Red Bull Ice Cross Downhill World Championship.

Taking place on Saturday, March 14, in our city centre at 7:30pm, this free action packed final showdown features a unique urban ice track built in the streets with steep drops, quick gaps and quick-trigger turns.

Fans can catch the excitement as five international rivals square off on our River Valley course to showcase their speed, fearlessness and agility as they hurtle towards the finish line for the championship title.

The Ice Cross Downhill Finalists

Marco Dallago from Austria is the reigning champ of extreme sporting event, but there's some tough competition on the blades this year, including three

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Valentine's Day Promo

We want your Valentine's Day to be even more special than you already have planned, and what better way to enjoy your significant other on Februrary 14th than step out for a night on the town?

We have a great prize package to give away, and all you have to do is share the story of how you met and fell in love! We've shared our own story below, to help kick off the inspiration.

Once you've followed the three steps below, you will automatically be entered to win a night out for two in our draw for a $250 prize!!! Ends February 13, 2015. Good luck!

Just Three Easy Steps To Enter!

Step 1: LIKE our Facebook page.

Step 2: WRITE your love story on our post in the comments (how you met, the moment you knew it was love or how he/she

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1.You can learn something useful from anyone.
Schools would have you believe that teaching
comes from those who know to those who do not know.
But just like a broken watch will tell the time accurately at least two times per day
so too does the stupidest person on the planet have the potential to provide a brilliant
insight even if this insight is so wrong it makes you realise what is right.
 
So the next time you write someone off as being stupid, or not educated enough
or beneath you, think again and consider
that there is a diamond buried underneath that lump of coal.
 
 
2. If quality slips, it really doesn’t matter how good your ideas were.
In school they teach you abstracts, ideas and how to get them on paper
and leave quality control to
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FOUNDED IN 2009 
Startup Edmonton is an entrepreneurial campus and startup community hub
which kickstarts and activates local startups.
They create collisions - between developers, designers, makers, founders,
investors and mentors - transforming ideas into companies.

http://www.startupedmonton.com/

From the Globe and Mail
Being an entrepreneur in booming Alberta
isn’t always the embarrassment of riches you might assume.
 
Oil dominates. For everyone else, venture capital is tough to come by,
talent is snapped up and costs are higher.
The effect, some fear, is a black-hole industry sucking up and stagnating everything.
 
And that’s where Ken Bautista hopes to switch things up.
Mr. Bautista is the chief executive officer and
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The EPL Makerspace is a creative and collaborative environment 
where ideas are shared. and is officially open at the Stanley A. Milner Library. 
The space is open during regular branch hours
and offers incredible technology and equipment for the public to create on.
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO at the EPL MAKERSPACE


You can come in and print your own book,
             using the Espresso Book Machine,

 
Design a website,
             using creative workstations (PC’s & Mac’s),

 
Convert old VHS tapes to DVD’s,
             using Digital conversion hardware,

           

 
Play some XBOX.
             using the gaming consoles

 
Make 3D objects
              using the Machina the X16 and X24 Pro models

 
Make your
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PROFESSOR WEM’S ADVENTURE GOLF

In the midst of winter, keep your game up
on this colourful, 18-hole miniature golf course,
where the weather is always perfect.
Grab your family and play 18-holes of miniature golf on a cartoon-styled course,
complete with meandering greens, water hazards and tricky curves,
cactus and trees crowned by navigable balloons
shots that go rippling around hilly greens,
up and through tree stumps. Keep laughing as you avoid the sand trap
to finally sink your first hole-in-one.
Watch out for the traps!
West Edmonton Mall’s Professor Wem’s Adventure Golf
is a fun and fanciful place to putt and play.
Great for families, couples and fun-loving amateur putters.

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