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Youthwrite’s Silver Jubilee review

Youthwrite, which organizes writing camps for kids and youth, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Abigail Troppmann always wanted to go one of those camps. but never got the chance. She made up for it by going to the anniversary celebrations at Edmonton’s historic McLuan House.


A Guide to Hallowe’en events this year

Kaylene Stefaniuk has been looking at the alternatives to trick n’ treating this Hallowe’en, and has come up with something for just about everyone.



An Afternoon at the Hanna Pro Rodeo

Levi Kettner, frustrated that the Edmonton Pro Rodeo has been postponed, travels to Hanna, Alberta, to visit the Hanna Rodeo. In doing so, he finds himself being drawn in to rural Alberta.


Reckoning | Unraveling | Reclaiming a journey to self review

Three Alberta poets feature in a visual/poetry exhibition at Strathcona County’s Gallery@501 in Sherwood Park. Poetry lover Travis McNaught investigates.


Edmonton Zine (& Maker) Fair 13 Review

Piper Keyes is a fan of zines, and so she was curious to see what Clean Up Your Act Productions’ thirteenth annual Edmonton Zine (& Maker) Fair was all about. She was not disappointed, and came away with an armful of zines, stickers, and some new art for her walls.



Hands That Bind movie review

Kyle Levesque loves writer and director Kyle Armstrong’s new movie, seen at the 2021 Edmonton International Film Festival – that is, until he watched the last half-hour.


Imagine Van Gogh Review

Imagine Van Gogh is a large immersive touring exhibition build around the works of the famous painter. Kaylene Stefaniuk went along to its Edmonton stopover at the Expo Centre, and is impressed.


Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival Review

Corrinna Massey visists the 2021 Edmonton Tattoo & Arts Festival, full of preconceptions and a little foreboding. She leaves wondering whether she should get a tattoo herself.


ROYGBIV exhibit at AGA: Review

AGA’s exhibit ROYGBIV is subtitled ‘A Miximalist Tribute to Colour’, and runs to January 2, 2022. Reviewer Kristen Maiorana and her boyfriend Omar found the exhibit ‘eye-opening’, and she recommends it to anyone who wants to brighten up their day.


The FARRM Animal Sanctuary Festival Day Review

The FARRM animal sanctuary outside Wetaskiwin rescues farm animals that have been abused, and is not normally open to visitors. It held an open-house fund-raising festival at the end of September, and animal-lover Kirsten Dika went to support the animals.


The Breath Exhibit at RAM: Review

Abigail Dilullo is deeply moved by the exhibition of masks at the Royal Alberta Museum, created by artists in response to their Covid-19 experiences. Includes a photo gallery of the masks.

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