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Indoor Activities in the Area

Sue Mah, one of the curators of Jour- ney of the Horse, with the poster at the start of the exhibit. Paula E. Kirman

Greetings everyone! 

I hope you are enjoying the lengthening days and promise of warmer weather ahead - I know I am. As we switch from one season to another, there can be a gap where there isn’t enough snow and ice for winter fun, but it’s still not warm enough for summer activities. This makes it a perfect time to turn to some of the great indoor activities there are to enjoy around the ward.

Journey of the Horse is a new installation that showcases the life of the Chinese community that has been so crucial to our city’s history. The thoughtful displays offer a glimpse into Edmonton’s past and also the resiliency and strength of our whole community. I’m so impressed by the volunteers at the Mah Society who made this exhibit a reality and I encourage you to check it out at 9643 101A Avenue. For information on dates and times of public tours, visit journeyofthehorseyeg.wixsite.com/home.

While you’re in the neighbourhood, you can also visit the incredible Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre located at 10124 96th Street. This beautiful gallery showcases contemporary Indigenous artists. The Centre is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

In addition to these local gems, there are also great opportunities nearby. Did you know the Alberta Art Gallery offers free admission on the last Thursday of every month, from 4-7 p.m.? Take advantage and go check out their wonderful exhibitions, like Tom Thomson: North Star (until May 26th), and Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress (until August 4th). The Royal Alberta Museum also offers free admission to all seniors during Seniors’ Week in June. Plan a trip and check out their special exhibit, Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia, until July 28th.

Don’t forget other great public indoor amenities like the Stanley Milner Library and Commonwealth Recreation Centre. Whether you want to get active in the pool or the gym, or relax with a good book or enjoy a free movie screening, these facilities have you covered.

While there are so many great places to enjoy in our neighbourhoods, what truly makes it fantastic is all of you: the people who make it a community. I’m grateful to everyone who has taken the time to reach out or say hello in recent months. It’s always a delight to connect with you so please never hesitate to connect with my office, and don’t forget that 311 is there to help too. Thank you for reading and happy spring!

Email: anne.stevenson@edmonton.ca
Phone: 780-496-8333

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