We hope that you all had a great Movember and that you were able to groom your mustache into a spectacular stash. Don’t just let this month end like any other month host a goodbye Movember party or attend the Movember and Sons gala party on Thursday November 20th at the Starlite Room. Dress up in your best Movember costume and show off your mustache, celebrate and compete for a number of titles including best mo in character and man of Movember 2012. To purchase your tickets for this event click here.
After you have celebrated the end of Movember treat yourself to an old fashioned hot shave. Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop is a local barbershop that has blended old school services with new technology. While you wait for your appointment you can surf on an I-pad, play arcade games or watch television and don’t worry about missing an important game as you paper yourself because they also have built in mirror televisions!
Photo Credits: Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop
On November 17th the countdown begins for the lighting of the giant Christmas tree in Sir Winston Churchill Square. The countdown will start at 6pm and will be followed by a fireworks show. Bring the family down to enjoy music, dancers, choirs, stilt walkers as well as free face painting and balloon animals. There will also be on-site food vendors like mini donuts and hot chocolate to keep you toasty warm. The Edmonton Food Bank will be collecting donations so be sure to bring some non-perishable items when you come down.
Photo Credit: Edmonton Downtown Business Association
Don’t miss out on sampling a variety of different wines, spirits, beer and local cuisine at this year’s Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. This local event will be held on November 2nd and 3rd at the Shaw Conference Centre. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This event would be great outing for you and the guys or a fun date night.
Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
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Next week our city will be filled with cowboys and cowgirls for the Canadian Finals Rodeo. This year the CFR will kick off on Wednesday November 7th with a performance by Dean Brody and will come to a close on Sunday November 11th. Each evening show held at Rexall Place will be an exciting event filled with bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc, tie down roping, ladies barrel racing and bull riding. Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster.
This upcoming Saturday, August 25th at Northlands Park the largest thoroughbred race in Western Canada, the Canadian Derby, will take place. The derby starts at 12pm but before the races begin take part in the Annual Derby Breakfast at the Rock’s located on the second floor of the Northlands Park between 9am – 10:30am. You will be able to fill up on scrambled eggs, sausage links, hash browns and pancakes for $5 per person.
Derby spectators are known for their lavish hats and the spectators at the Canadian Derby are no exception. Sport your most extravagant hat at the derby and enter the Annual Canadian Derby Hat Parade for your chance to win in one of the following categories; best overall hat, best fascinator, most unique design, best ensemble, best child’s hat and best men’s hat. To enter visit the Paddock Theatre between 11:30am – 2:30pm where a photo of you and your hat will be taken and posted on their Fashion Wall to be judged by local celebrities. The winners of the contest will be announced after the 9th race. If you would like to participate but don’t have a hat to wear you can visit the Canadian Derby Marketplace between 11am – 6pm to find the perfect hat.
When the races are over join in on the fun at the Paddock Theatre for the Mardi Gras themed after party. Come between 7pm – 8:30pm for a Cajun buffet for $8 a person, a live band and a chance to win a trip for two to Harrah’s in New Orleans.
Ticket packages are still available for the Canadian Derby. Visit Northlands Park’s website for more information on their different ticket packages. http://www.northlandspark.ca/
Below are photos from last year’s Canadian Derby.
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Take part in the Edmonton Latin Festival on Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th from 12pm until 11pm, in Sir Winston Churchill Square, admission to the Latin Festival is free. Experience different aspects of Latin heritage such as the food, dances, live bands and DJ’s. Don’t leave the kids at home, bring them down to enjoy in a variety of actives such as canvas magnets, tie-dye, face painting and much more in the kids corner.
This year the Edmonton Latin Festival will host Guinness World Records on Saturday August 18th as they hold what is to be the largest zumba fitness class! Take part in this world record by registering for the noon record-breaking zumba class by clicking here.
For more information visit their website. http://www.edmontonlatinfestival.com/
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Starting August 16th until August 25th the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival will make its 31st appearance in venues throughout the Old Strathcona area.
Whether you’re a fan of comedy, drama, dance, improve/sketch, musical, storytelling, puppetry or physical theatre there is sure to be a performance you won’t want to miss! Bring the little ones down to the Tots Tent where there will be fun activities such as family yoga and story time.
For a list of all the performances and activities at this year Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival pick up your program guide at participating store for $7.00 each. Click here for a list of locations where you can pick up your program.
Purchase your tickets online, in person at the Trans Alta Arts Barn or at any central box office during the festival. Visit the Edmonton International Fringe theatre Festival website for more information on how and where to purchase your tickets. http://fringetheatre.ca/
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Special Event Rentals is a proud supporter of the Heritage Festival, held at William Hawrelak Park from August 4th – 6th. Experience the culture and food of over 63 countries and regions, from Zimbabwe to England and Italy to Peru. Travel the world without leaving Edmonton, click here to see a list of the participating pavilions.
As there is no public parking during the festival you can get to the Edmonton Heritage Festival with ETS Park ‘n’ Ride, Bicycle, foot or Alberta Co-Op Taxi who is the official taxi service for the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association. Alberta Co-Op Taxi has special access and will be able to drop you off and pick you up from the heart of the park
Please remember to leave your furry four legged friends at home as dogs are not allowed at Hawrelak Park.
Below are photos from previous years!