To keep you and your family entertained while you're at home, we've compiled 7 (plus) digital events happening between Monday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 22.
1. Remembrance Day
Wednesday, Nov. 11 marks 102 years since the end of the First World War and 100 years since the first Remembrance Day ceremony at the Beverly Cenotaph. This year, to encourage everyone to stay safe, they will be broadcasting the ceremony on Facebook. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and will run until approximately 11:20 a.m.
While the City of Edmonton won't be hosting a formal Remembrance Day ceremony at City Hall or outside at the Cenotaph on City Hall Plaza this year, they have suggestions on their website for how you can observe the day safely. They are also hosting a Virtual Cenotaph to pay tribute to those Edmontonians who died during the First World War.
2. Indigenous Art and Culture
On Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m., join Angela Miracle Gladue, dancer, choreographer, educator and emerging fashion designer from amiskwaciwâskahikan (Treaty 6 territory, Edmonton, AB) as she presents a demonstration of the history, culture and performance of Hoop Dancing. Hosted by the Howard County Office of Human Rights in Maryland, U.S., everyone from around the world can experience the wonder of this professional local dancer online. Register through Eventbrite to save your spot.
The Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association is hosting a new arts and craft series for children and families online: Indigenous Art Adventures with Lance Cardinal. Lance is a Two-Spirited Indigenous artist and member of the Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory who now calls Treaty 6 territory home. Join him on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. to learn how to make Moccasin Paperweights as well as about the moccasin itself. Learn more about the supplies and protocols you'll need by registering for this event. This is the second event in the series, which runs once a month until March 2021. The first, Crafting a Manicos (Cree word for worm), is available to watch online through YouTube.
3. Thousand Faces Festival
The Thousand Faces Festival is a “multidisciplinary arts festival…that celebrates and nurtures Edmonton's and Canada's richly diverse cultural scene through mythic art and food.” Usually taking place in the spring at the Alberta Avenue Community Centre, they’ve moved online and are partnering with FringeLiveStream to host events every Saturday in November. Join the festival on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. for Urashima Taro, a play by former Capital City Press Featured Writer Tololwa Mollel, and on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. for Flamenco Guitarist, Sebastian Barrera and Slam Poet, Lady Vanessa Cardona. All performances will be streamed for free through Facebook, but the festival is accepting donations. You can support the festival by buying a ticket through their Eventbrite page.
4. Frosty Paws Market
This year, the Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society (GEARS) is bringing their fifth annual Frosty Paws Winter Market online. You can browse vendors through their Facebook Group between Friday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 22 starting at 4 p.m. View their merchandise, purchase items in support of GEARS or just take part in the fun games they will be running for your chance to win door prizes.
5. YEG Housing Month
As part of YEG Housing Month, the City of Edmonton is hosting an online speakers series. On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 12:15 p.m. you can join them for Affordable housing and homelessness at the City of Edmonton to learn about the various safe, affordable housing initiatives and sustainable strategies our city is, and has been, implementing towards our collective goal to end homelessness.
6. Informative Series
The Edmonton Multicultural Coalition is hosting The Legacy of the Horn of Africa – A Showing of Digital Stories on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. online. Listen to nine personal, digital stories collected as part of a community-based project which gathered stories from immigrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa. You'll hear from the storytellers as well as the project coordinator about the process of pulling this all together. Register through Eventbrite.
Interested in learning more about climate change and how Albertans are already experiencing the effects? Then join Grace Brown, a renewable energy policy specialist, for her talk on The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions in Alberta on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Register for your spot in what is sure to be an engaging talk with time at the end for discussing solutions we can employ right now to address the climate crisis.
Join The Resiliency Project, a collaboration between the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Police Service and the Organization for the Prevention of Violence, for a series of webinars on Understanding Hate and Extremism. The first webinar runs on Friday, Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. and will “support participants in understanding the context of hate and extremism in Alberta, as well as the resources available to support people affected by these issues.” For more information and to register for these webinars, please visit their Eventbrite page.
7. Immigrant Fair
While they usually hold their annual fairs in nine cities across the country in the spring, Canadian Immigrant has gone online and is hosting a series of events during November. For those in Alberta, you can register to join the Virtual Fair for Alberta and Western Canada on Wednesday, Nov. 18 starting at 10 a.m. This event provides information and inspiration around work, education and settlement for immigrants looking to connect with employers, recruiters, immigrant service providers and more. Visit the website for more details.
EPL Online Events: Gems to Check Out This Week
Join EPL online for a whole host of events and classes this week. Some of the highlights from the weeks ahead include:
- Anti-Black Racism and Inequality: What Is to Be Done? on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
- Talking Archaeology: Stalker’s Blowout (eePh-2) – A 7,500-Year-Old Epic Tale of Suffering and Death on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
- How To Festival on Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22
You can also check out the full list of our online classes running over the next two weeks.