Heart of the City 2018

Making memories, and beating stronger than ever.

Heart of the City 2018 takes place on June 2 and 3 in Giovanni Caboto Park. However, by the time you read this, it might be a memory.

This year’s festival features a heaping helping (or is it a helpful heaping?) of arts in all its free forms! As usual, we will host fantastic artistic talents showcasing music, visual arts, and spoken word. With “Knowledge sharing and growth” being at the core of our 15th year celebration, Giovanni Caboto Park will pulsate with new initiatives.

If you are reading this after the festival, think about the memories you made if you attended. Were you smiling throughout the Mentorship performances with Edmonton music legend Bill Bourne and former Youth Poet Laureate Nasra Adem? Did you check out the interactive mural art pieces? Did you lend your artist hand to that project or return home with abounding inspiration to begin your own art adventure? Were you caught up with Mile Zero Dance finding your body moving to the park’s melodies? At our Intercultural Gathering tepee, did you learn something new regarding indigenous and multicultural activities? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions: we’re so happy to hear you participated wholeheartedly! With your support, Heart of the City will continue sharing and growing for years to come!

Charity is the President of the Board of Heart of the City.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • Here Comes the Train Again – The LRT moving along the tracks between McCauley and Boyle Street. Paula E. Kirman

  • Bent Arrow Round Dance – The Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society’s Annual Round Dance took place on April 21 at the Commonwealth Rec Centre. Janis Irwin

  • Lovely Lavender – Some lavender for sale outside of Zocalo. Paula E. Kirman

  • Helping at Homeless Connect – Around 1200 people were served at Homeless Connect on April 29 at the Shaw Conference Centre. There were 69 service providers and over 300 volunteers. Homeless Connect is a partnership between Edmonton Economic Development, Homeward Trust Edmonton and the Shaw Conference Centre. Noor Al-Henedy

  • Noi Thai Restaurant Opens in McCauley – Noi Thai Restaurant has opened up in the former location of Viphalay at 10724 95 Street. Viphalay owner and McCauley Community League board member Lily Mounma sold this location to her uncle. Look for a review in an upcoming issue of the paper. Paula E. Kirman

  • Teresa Spinelli Receives Honourary Degree from NAIT – Teresa Spinelli (pictured here with her son Massimo) received an honourary Bachelor of Business Administration from NAIT on May 4, when she also gave the convocation speech. Mike Newberry

Around the Neighbourhood

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