Salute to Edmonton: 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall-of-Fame 2017In 1951, the City of Edmonton began the tradition of celebrating outstanding accomplishments of Edmonton athletes. Today, the tradition continues with an expanded mandate to include arts and culture, and community service. The Salute to Excellence Committee gathered nominations to recognize and honour Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who, through their participation in arts and culture, community service, and sports, have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton. During a formal evening presentation at the magnificent Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Salute to Excellence Committee inducts outstanding Edmontonians into the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture, Community Service, and Sports Halls of Fame.

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Habitat for Humanity to Celebrate Canada’s 150th by Building 150 Homes Across Canada

Jimmy June CarterWith the help of Allegion Canada, Habitat for Humanity Canada’s announced its largest build project to date – the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which will be taking place in Alberta and every province and territory across Canada with the goal of collectively building 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. In addition to supporting Habitat Canada’s Carter Work Project with volunteers, Allegion Canada has donated enough locks for all 150 homes. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will be visiting Edmonton, Alberta to participate in the build from July 9-14, 2017, focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Alberta Emerald Foundation Announces 2017 Award Winners

Emerald-AwardsFor the past 26 years, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth and governments. Uniquely Albertan, the Emerald Awards are the only award of their kind in our country, showcasing environmental excellence across all sectors. Each year from November until February, the Alberta Emerald Foundation receives Emerald Award nominations in 12 established categories.  A panel of knowledgeable judges with cross-sector experience carry out an independent evaluation based on established criteria and select the finalists and recipients.

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Edmonton Pride Day Parade and Festival 2017 to Showcase the Many Sides of Pride

Edmonton-PrideThe 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. 

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