To keep you and your family entertained while you're at home, we've compiled 7 (plus) digital events happening between Monday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 20.
1. Quill Traditions
With the end of the year approaching and new mandatory restrictions in place, now is the time to get cozy at home and enjoy the wide variety online live events being produced right here in Edmonton. The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) continues its #AGALive series with Quill Traditions with MJ Belcourt Moses on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 12 p.m. MJ, Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Art at the AGA, will discuss porcupine quillwork, “an art form that is unique to Indigenous Peoples and primarily found in the Great Plains,” and demonstrate one technique of the form. Register for this fascinating discussion.
2. Well That's Cool Book Club
The Well That’s Cool Book Club is a monthly live-recording event with authors, editors, writers, publishers and more. On Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m., you can join the conversation with Mark Zuehlke, popular Canadian military historian, and host Ben Fast to listen to the interview and ask your own question. After the formal event is over, there will be time for an informal discussion about what you’re reading or interested in. To learn more, register and listen to past events, visit their website.
3. Holiday Concert
Looking to get into the Christmas spirit? Then join i Coristi Chamber Choir for a free online concert, A Christmas Visit on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. This event will feature individual and small group performances by members of the choir including an arrangement of In the Bleak Midwinter and other traditional carols. Reserve your ticket.
4. Keep Moving through the Cold
If you’re looking for a way to get up and move, then check out Movement with eryn tempest. Hosted by Good Women Dance Collective, eryn tempest will be leading movement classes via Zoom on Tuesday, Dec. 8 and Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. eryn tempest is a Canadian choreographer and movement artist with roots in Edmonton and Montréal. Join her for a fun dance party from the comfort of your home. Find the Zoom link along with more information on their Facebook Event page.
And if you’re itching for more dance, the Good Women Dance Collective continues the following week with Dance with Richard Lee. Join Richard, a performer, creator, and educator based in Edmonton on Tuesday, Dec. 15, Thursday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. for movement classes. Check out these events.
5. Don't Stop Learning
Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta is hosting a Diversity in Diplomacy Speaker Series on Monday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. Join Deborah Chatsis, former Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam, former Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala and former High Commissioner to Belize, for Indigeneity and Diplomacy: Representing Canada Across the Globe as an Indigenous Woman. The event will be moderated by Matthew Wildcat, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Register online for this webinar.
The Telus World of Science Edmonton may have temporarily closed for public visits, but they are still producing online virtual programs for Edmontonians to enjoy. On Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. join them for Science on Tap: Genetically Modified Food for Thought. This event will feature a panel of experts discussing the “environmental and economic effect of genetically modifying our food.” This panel discussion is aimed at adults and is pay-what-you-can, to ensure that anyone can join the conversation. Get your ticket before they are gone!
6. Parenting Support
Interested in helping your children develop their literacy skills? Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre is hosting Learning and Literacy sessions online on Tuesday, Dec. 8 and Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. They will discuss a wide variety of topics, based on your interest and needs. Hosted by Olessia, you can connect with her through Facebook for more information and to register for the Zoom event.
Family Futures Resource Network is hosting Positive Parenting: Raising Confident, Competent Children on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. This program “aims to foster strong parent-child relationships by empowering parents with tips, tools and strategies that encourage appropriate behaviour in their children”. To register for this workshop, aimed at parents of children 0-12 years, and for more information, please visit their website.
If you’re interested in connecting with other families to learn from each other and explore issues, then join the Gateway Association for their monthly event, Families with Children Under 18. On Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. they’ll be hosting a parent chat around holiday traditions and stressors.
7. Family Fun
And if you’re looking for a bit of family fun in the coming weeks, then join Jillian from Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre for live puppet shows every Friday at 4 p.m. These puppet shows will be tied to a story book and families will be invited to participate in songs and finger plays after the show. Visit Jillian’s Facebook page to register.
EPL Online Events: Gems to Check Out
Join EPL online for a whole host of upcoming events and classes. Some of the highlights from the weeks ahead include:
- Mark Leslie Lefebvre Presents: So You’ve Written a Book… on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.
- Digital Book Club Meet-up on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.
- Capital City in Conversation LIVE – Capital City Art Community Art Galleries at Milner on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.
- New to Canada: Zoom Edition on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.
- Talking Archaeology – Li Miyeur Taan di l’Aanii: Metis Winter Festivities on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
You can also check out the full list of our online classes running over the next two weeks.