Black History Month at City Hall

  • From left: Tony Caterina, Ward 7 Councillor; Brian Simpson, EPS Deputy Chief; Lise Robinson, City of Edmonton; Dave Loken, Ward 3 Councillor; Jan Fox, REACH Edmonton; Todd Janes, McCauley Revitalization; Jesse Lipscombe; Ahmed Abdulkadir OSCAR Executive Director; David Shepherd, Edmonton Centre MLA (Behind Abdulkadir); Mike Ellis, Calgary-West MLA; Bashir Mohamed; Nasra Adem, Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate;  Abdirahman Mahdi, Chairman, Ogaden People’s Rights Organization; Ric McIver, Interim PC Leader; Dr. Manfred Zeuch, Concordia University Edmonton; Hassan Moalin, ONLF Executive; and Ray Martin, EPSB Ward D Trustee. Adam Millie

  • A social justice forum was held on February 11. Pictured above is the group photo of the forum presenters. Adam Millie

The Black History Month celebration at City Hall on February 10 was organized by the Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta Residents (OSCAR) and Concordia University of Edmonton, and was also supported by McCauley Revitalization.

Photos by Adam Millie

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Black History Month at St. Faith’s – Boyle Street resident Sharon Pasula attended a celebration in anticipation of Black History Month at St. Faith’s Anglican Church on 117 Avenue and 93 Street on January 29. February was Black History Month. Sharon Pasula

  • Frost: An Example of the Delicate Beauty of Nature – McCauley photographer Leif Gregersen captured the natural beauty of frost on trees during January. Leif Gregersen

  • Frank Spinelli’s Headwear – It just would not be winter in McCauley without hats of some kind appearing on the head of the statue of Frank Spinelli in Giovanni Caboto Park. Leif Gregersen

  • Frost: An Example of the Delicate Beauty of Nature – McCauley photographer Leif Gregersen captured the natural beauty of frost on trees during January. Leif Gregersen

  • Frost: An Example of the Delicate Beauty of Nature – McCauley photographer Leif Gregersen captured the natural beauty of frost on trees during January. Leif Gregersen

  • Frost: An Example of the Delicate Beauty of Nature – McCauley photographer Leif Gregersen captured the natural beauty of frost on trees during January. Leif Gregersen

  • A Cat, Some Birds, and a Chair – An interesting arrangement of ornaments and furniture in the snow. Jayne Russell

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