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All that you change | Poetry and Music Open Mic

All that you change | Poetry and Music Open Mic

Join the Alberta Arts Gallery for an evening of performance and story-sharing, exploring the worlds we hope to build. In the rich tradition of Afro-futurism, they want to explore the hopes and dreams we hold for our futures. Inspired by the Black Muslim Futures Zine created by Black Muslim youth and artist in February of 2021 they want to explore questions such as: “The Revolution is won; what world are we building?” and “What were our ancestor’s wildest dreams?”

Navigating the Artworld with Elsa Robinson

Navigating the Art World with Elsa Robinson

This Black History Month, The Art Gallery of Alberta and CARFAC Alberta are excited to have Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware and Elsa Robinson speak on the topic of how to navigate the art world from their perspective and experiences. This professional development program is open to artists and cultural workers looking for advice and resources in building their careers in the arts in Canada. This event will highlight experiences, education, and opportunities that showcase the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada.

Black Poetry with Amanda Gorman and Maya Angelou

Black Poetry with Amanda Gorman and Maya Angelou

There is a true yearning to respond to
The singing River and the wise Rock.
So say the Asian, the Hispanic, the Jew
The African, the Native American, the Sioux,
The Catholic, the Muslim, the French, the Greek
The Irish, the Rabbi, the Priest, the Sheik,
The Gay, the Straight, the Preacher,
The privileged, the homeless, the Teacher.
They hear. They all hear
The speaking of the Tree.

Africa Center celebrates Black History Month

Africa Centre celebrates Black families with breakfast

Africa Centre and Congress of Black Women of Canada – Edmonton Chapter present Family Day Breakfast. A time to gather as a community to participate in activities relating to culture and heritage.

Delicious food from Africa and the Caribbean

Exciting storytelling and poetry

Fashion show and games


Connection, and community building

Giselle General hosts Yeg Updates monthly with LCCMedia

Edmonton City Council Update with Giselle General

If you are interested in accessing this data, they are available online on the City of Edmonton 311 page. 

311 responds to approximately 2 million inquiries a year and the online data sets were refreshed two times a day. If you go to the page you can see different sub-categories, such as the overall volume of 311 requests, archives broken down by year, as well other focused data sets such as categories by ward, by neighbourhood, or by topics. 

Daughters of Zion Women Foundation 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Daughters of Zion Women Foundation is a registered charity whose primary aim is to help women from diverse backgrounds who are facing challenges, fighting battles silently and overwhelmed with career, family, marriage, children and other issues in life. They seek to empower women through their various initiatives and supports. Their programs include food drives, help for immigrants, meetings and retreats, seminars,  workshops and prayer meetings.  They also provide women with free Christian and motivational books to help support our spiritual and emotional needs. Many women in Edmonton have been blessed by the meals supplied by the Foundation. During the pandemic, many of us had our freezers filled with shrimp, African food supplies and more. The Foundation does many things in the community: they hold regular prayer meetings. Our personal favourite is the Prayer War Room for women, which holds every first Saturday of the month – from 12-1 pm.

Learn about Couponing

Learn about Couponing with Dami Adeniyi

She is a blogger who majors in the African Diaspora & the Canadian Experience.

Her latest attention is couponing, and she has taken to educating the rest of us about the real benefits of couponing.

Given the rate of inflation and the exaggerated costs of living, it probably makes a lot of sense to learn a thing or two about couponing. Couponing can be time-consuming and frustrating if you are new to couponing. 

To become good at couponing, you need to do your research, use store flyers, check expiration dates, use a price book, ask for help, organize your coupons and get organized. This is all according to Mila Kalajdzieva on the reviewlution website. 

Looking back at 2022 | Black History – a Canadian Perspective

 Moderator Robert Tyndale (Bobby) is a digital marketer who believes that people connect through stories. Robert runs a small content production agency called Version Me Media, working with different businesses across Edmonton. He started a new tech start-up called Return on Colour – focusing on interconnecting Black Canadians across the country through a directory highlighting Black professionals, businesses, freelancers, and organizations. On a recent show he hosted three guests:Tomi Ajele, Greg Frankson and Adora Nwofor.

Maggie and John Mitchell sow a seed for the future of the Art Gallery of Alberta

The AGA is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta, and next year marks the countdown to the AGA’s 100th anniversary in 2024. Along with a myriad of celebratory events, programming and outreach, the centenary celebrations will be accompanied by the launch of AGA ALWAYS, a community-led campaign to secure a $20 million Legacy Endowment for the AGA. This fund will create a foundation of long-term financial stability to ensure that the AGA can sustainably grow and continue to enrich Alberta as a space for artistic voices, for learning and for inspiring future generations.

Economic Action Plan Grant

Economic Action Plan Grant

To be eligible to receive an Economic Action Plan Grant, the applicant must be a local business, a business association or a non-profit organization in good standing and must have a primarily commercial mandate. They must also have a valid City business licence, or have plans to obtain one by the time of project completion, unless:

The business does not require one by the City of Edmonton and if applicable, is in good standing with a professional organization
The non-profit is registered and in good standing with the Province of Alberta

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