Church Street Fair Will Celebrate History

Historic Church Street belongs to the ages of Edmontonians who built our City. Generations of immigrants came to Edmonton and built homes, schools and churches. McCauley and Boyle Street were the areas in which they settled.

Come “home” to Church Street and enjoy a taste of the past at the Church Street Fair on Saturday, July 12.

Tour local churches and learn about their histories on Historic Church Street. Come for the choirs. Local artisans and businesses will be on the street – come and see the treasures you can find on and around Church Street.
There will be a Senior’s Welcome Centre with lemonade and iced tea provided. Children will find fun up and down the street, with face painters, bouncy castle, playground, and musicians.

Later, join us on the street for a family friendly, clean and sober street dance!

Festivities begin at noon on Saturday, July 12. Dance at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fair Central will be on the street in front of Sacred Heart Church.

The Church Street Fair is sponsored by The Friends of Church Street (founded 2012) and McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton.

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Primavera Prior to the Rain – Some of the art tents at Primavera in Caboto Park on May 25. An afternoon downpour forced most of the vendors to pack up early. Megan Heather

  • Slacking Off – Slack rope walkers in Giovanni Caboto Park. Paula E. Kirman

  • Remembering the Homeless II – The ninth annual Edmonton Homeless Memorial Service took place on May 23 at the Homeless Memorial Sculpture. The service honours the lives of men and women who died in the previous year as a result of not having a home. In 2013, 40 homeless people (11 women and 29 men) died. Inner Voice, a new inner city choir, performs. Paula E. Kirman

  • A Spectacle on Wheels – Just when you think you’ve seen everything, a man on stilts riding a large bicycle comes riding past Giovanni Caboto Park. Paula E. Kirman

  • Remembering the Homeless – The ninth annual Edmonton Homeless Memorial Service took place on May 23 at the Homeless Memorial Sculpture. The service honours the lives of men and women who died in the previous year as a result of not having a home. In 2013, 40 homeless people (11 women and 29 men) died. Bob McKeon places a ribbon in memory of a deceased homeless person. Paula E. Kirman

  • Cleaning Up McCauley – Around 40 volunteers helped out at the annual McCauley Clean Up on June 14 - including Ward 6 City Councillor Scott McKeen. Wesley May

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