Angel Way Named

  • Artist Gloria Neapetung below the sign she created for Angel Way. Kate Quinn

Okisikow (Angel) Way was unveiled on June 14. Located on 101A Avenue between 97 and 96 Street, Angel Way was named in honour of all women who have experienced violence, making Edmonton the fifth city in Canada to have such a street.

According to Kate Quinn, who attended the unveiling of the street name on behalf of the Centre to End all Sexual Exploitation (CEASE, formerly PAAFE), over 60 people attended. They gathered inside the Salvation Army due to the rain, which Aboriginal businesswoman Karen MacKenzie said was a cleansing of the sorrows of the loss of women to violence and murder, and that the sun would come out to remind of us a new day.

Thim Choy represented the Boyle Street Community League and greeted everyone with “Tansi” (hello in Cree). He talked of how the Community League had suggested this avenue, especially because the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre is there. The sign was designed by artist Gloria Neapetung.

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Neighbourhood Views

  • What Goes Up, Must Come Down – A couple of young women enjoying the swings in Giovanni Caboto Park. Paula E. Kirman

  • Crane in the Sky – A huge crane set against the backdrop of downtown, during the building of the new Boyle Street community centre. Paula E. Kirman

  • Stop and Smell the Flowers – One of the beautiful floral arrangements for sale at Zocalo. Paula E. Kirman

  • Rocking in the Park – Someone having some fun on the rocks that were recently added to the landscape in Giovanni Caboto Park. Paula E. Kirman

  • Pride Parade – The annual Pride Parade took place on June 11 down 102 Avenue to Churchill Square. Numerous people from the community attended and a number also took part in the parade, such as with the contribution from HIV Edmonton. Paula E. Kirman

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