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My girlfriend and I LRT'd it (subway) to the university then walked down to William Hawrelak Park to enjoy one of if not Edmonton's best festivals. We then walked the 30-45mins home.

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The Festival History
In 1974 the Government of Alberta, acting through Minister of Culture Dr. Horst A. Schmidt, planted the seeds of the Edmonton Heritage Festival by declaring the first Monday in August an annual holiday to recognize and celebrate the varied cultural heritage of Albertans. That year and again in 1975, a multicultural concert was held at Fort Edmonton Park to celebrate Heritage Day. In 1976, however, eleven ethno-cultural communities banded together in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park for a display of their cultures’ traditional cuisine, entertainment, interpretive materials, and crafts.

From these humble beginnings a venerable August long-weekend institution has emerged: the Edmonton Heritage Festival is now in its 33nrd year of operation, and has grown from a one-day event into a three-day celebration of cultural diversity with pavilions ranging from Aboriginal to Welsh, and all points between.

Since its inception, attendance at The Edmonton Heritage Festival has, with a few weather-related exceptions, climbed steadily, culminating in a record 370,000-420,000 people in attendance during the 2006 edition. Our mission is to promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity through an annual summer festival as well as to provide educational events, programs and/or projects on a year-round basis.

The Edmonton Heritage Festival is specifically designed to be a family-friendly, alcohol-free event, in which each pavilion is able independently to offer a sampling of their unique foods, entertainment, arts and crafts, and customs. Patrons of the Edmonton Heritage Festival have also been responsible for making our event the Edmonton Food Bank’s single largest annual food drive, wherein approximately 50,000 kilograms of food is collected each year.

The Festival is organized by the non-profit Edmonton Heritage Festival Association, with new offices at 10125-157 Street.

http://www.heritage-festival.com/

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It was a very busy day there...













 

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Our amazing river valley - lots of jet boats and canoes out and about



Victoria Golf course and range...gorgeous and public



old, new, hiding



University (right) and southern valley skyline



The white tent poking up on the middle left is where the festival was



Gaz + University



gorgeous

 

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one of my fav buildings in our city



eclectic to say the least



My GF saw this and said to me, "it looks like a skyline"...i couldnt agree more



One of the main multi-use trails downtown with trolley tracks



Home sweet Home

 
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