Boyle Street Set to GLOW Again

The third annual GLOW lantern parade is scheduled for the Quarters Downtown and Boyle Street this Spring Equinox, on Saturday, March 24. Starting at Boyle Street Plaza (9538-103A Avenue,) at 7:30 p.m., community members will carry large animated lantern floats that they or other community members have made. Everyone is welcome.

Lantern building workshops organized by Quarters Arts started in February and take place at Edmonton’s Vignettes Building, 10004-103A Avenue.

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Quarters Arts is a non-profit society that sees The Quarters downtown and Boyle Street as a vibrant neighbourhood for the arts in Edmonton and seeks to encourage its growth by engaging people with citizen-led projects while honouring the heritage and exploring the diversity of the community.

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Hundreds Attend Rally After Verdict Announced in Murder Trial – Approximately 200 people gathered outside of EPS headquarters on February 10 to protest the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, a Saskatchewan farmer, in the 2016 shooting death of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man, on Stanley’s property. Similar protests happened in other cities across the country. Paula E. Kirman

  • Historical Plaque for Mint Health + Drugs – This plaque was presented to Mint Health + Drugs by the City of Edmonton’s Historical Board in February, recognizing and award- ing the work done by restoring the historical Phyllis Grocery building that the pharmacy now occupies. It will be installed on the building this spring. Cole Mondor

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