Edmonton Pride Day Parade and Festival 2017 to Showcase the Many Sides of Pride
The 37th annual Edmonton Pride festival will return to Old Strathcona from June 9-18. The pride parade on June 10 at 11 a.m. is expected to draw tens of thousands of spectators. This year’s parade grand marshal is the Edmonton two spirit community, a group that has often been underrepresented in the LGBTQ+ community. After the parade, the main festival will take place in End of Steel Park and Strathcona Park until 6 p.m. with vendors, activities, live music and the popular beer gardens.
The 2017 Duncan Craig Laurel Awards Invite Applications from NonProfits in Edmonton
The Laurel Awards annually recognizes the achievements of non profit groups in Edmonton and area including Drayton Valley. Each year starting in February until the end of May, they invite applications from non profit groups for these awards. A selection committee then evaluates the programs and projects on the basis of their successful innovation and creativity, regardless of size and overall budget and select the winners. This year we celebrate the Laurel Awards at a luncheon on September 13, 2017 at The Westin Edmonton. The five awards that will be presented at this year’s luncheon will receive cash prizes: Gold $5000 | Silver $3000 | Bronze $2000 | Staff Choice $1000 | Audience Choice $500. Applications must be submitted by the non profit organization responsible for the program or project by May 31, 2017 at 11:00 pm MST.
“Let There Be Height: An Aerial Cabaret” – Firefly Theatre’s Annual Showcase & Fundraiser, June 7 & 8
It is time for the 13th annual Let There Be Height: An Aerial Cabaret, a fundraiser in support of the Firefly Circus Academy, June 7th and 8th 2017 in the Westbury Theatre at Fringe Theatre Adventures. Now in its thirteenth year, this unique performance event features Edmonton’s professional and upcoming circus artists along with physical theatre, comedy and dance. “Let There Be Height” is one of a kind in Edmonton – come and see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, 20 feet in the air. You may have to remind yourself to breath as you witness the astonishing skills of more than 75 up & coming aerial artists as they flaunt gravity climbing, hanging and dropping on the trapeze, aerial silks, hoop, vertical rope, and more. The theme for the 2017 showcase is: Super Heroes, Super Villains, and Superlatives.
Edmonton Entrepreneurs Celebrate International Women’s Day and Share Advice on Closing the Gender Gap
Celebrate International Women’s Day at the second annual Women and Wealth Conference on March 8th, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton (it will also be live streamed across Canada). This year the theme is “Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship”. Women play a major role in driving the world economy. According to the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, women control about $20 trillion in annual consumer spending – a number expected to rise to nearly $28 trillion by 2020. They make up 40% of the global workforce, are earning professional degrees in record numbers, and companies have implemented programs to remove organizational biases in order to increase the number of women in leadership positions. Yet a gender equality gap remains.