City Embers Screening

Homeless youth face many challenges in Edmonton. A new film project funded by the Edmonton Arts Council sheds light on their stories. Created with the help of youth themselves, City Embers celebrates its first official screening at 7 p.m. on Monday April 18 at MacEwan University’s CN Theatre. The film exposes Edmontonians to the difficulties youth and young adults go through in their own city, and across other urban centres in Canada.

The release will also include a panel discussion with actors, the film crew, and special guests. Tickets for the event are available for free through by searching “_City Embers_ Screening.” Find more information on the event at the City Embers Facebook page by searching for City Embers. If anyone has any questions about the film or its release, please contact Taro Hashimoto at

Rylan is the Program Coordinator of the Inner City Recreation and Wellness Program.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • Preparing to Glow – Final preparations are made to lanterns prior to GLOW on March 19 at the Boyle Street Plaza. A full photo spread from the lantern parade will be in the May issue of the paper. Paula E. Kirman

  • Multicultural Mural – A mural inside the Edmonton Intercultural Centre (McCauley School) featuring some of the cultures represented in the neighbourhood. Paula E. Kirman

  • iHuman’s Art on “The Line” at Refinery en Vogue – The work of young artists from the iHuman Youth Society was featured at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Refinery en Vogue on March 19, which had a fashion and design theme. The exhibit, entitled “The Line,” was created by Micky Pop, Matthew Auger, Dan Roberto, Angel Morningstar, and Michael Black. Paula E. Kirman

  • Breaking the Ice – Tyler Butler performing at Studio 96 on March 13 as part of the show “Break the Ice.” The “friendraiser” for Heart of the City also included the band F&M. Christopher Leclair

  • Rainbow of Roses – Fresh roses at Zocalo in February. Paula E. Kirman

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