18 Jul 2014

Commonwealth Games 2022 Bid: Building on a sports and community spirit legacy #yegcc

Commonwealth Games 2022 Bid: Building on a sports and community spirit legacy #yegcc

Many Edmontonians remember the excitement of the 1978 Commonwealth Games. It was a shining moment for our city, bringing unprecedented international attention and setting the stage for Edmonton to become a major sporting event host city. Edmonton is building on that legacy with its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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24 Jun 2014

Come celebrate Canada Day in Mill Woods! #yeg

Come celebrate Canada Day in Mill Woods! #yeg

Canada Day is a great opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are. We live in a country that is welcoming and inclusive and provides all its inhabitants with an excellent quality of life. Volunteers are at the heart of what makes Edmonton a wonderful place, and we see that especially in the southeast where neighbours band together to improve and protect our community and to put on exceptional events.

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28 May 2014

Larkspur First Place Program Update and 2nd Public Meeting - June 12th #yegcc

Larkspur First Place Program Update and 2nd Public Meeting - June 12th  #yegcc

Now that Mayor and Council have had an opportunity to hear from many Edmontonians at the Executive Committee meeting on May 20th (and by phone calls and emails) and discuss this further, I would like to provide you with an update on both the First Place Program in general and the Larkspur site in particular.

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28 May 2014

Commemorating the lessons of the Komagata Maru incident 100 years later #yegcc #yeg

Commemorating the lessons of the Komagata Maru incident 100 years later  #yegcc #yeg
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident. In May 1914, the Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship carrying 376 migrants of South Asian origin (including two women and five children) arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. Because of fears of Asian migration and Canada’s racist ‘Continuous Journey’ legislation at the time, the passengers were denied entry to Canada. For two months, the ship was detained off shore without adequate food, water, and other necessary supplies. While the ship was detained, the local South Asian community mobilized to provide food and retained legal counsel to challenge the exclusionary policies of the Immigration department.  Even though the Immigration officials did not have a strong legal case to deny access to the migrants, due to political pressure and local anti-immigrant sentiments, the Komagata Maru was forced to turn back to India.
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13 May 2014

Low Income Transit Pass Could be Pathway out of Poverty for Thousands of Edmontonians #yeg #yegcc

Low Income Transit Pass Could be Pathway out of Poverty for Thousands of Edmontonians #yeg #yegcc
Transit services are like a passport to the city. They connect Edmontonians to work, education, social, and recreational opportunities and enable residents to fully participate in, and contribute to, their community. For some, however, the $89 cost of a monthly transit pass can be prohibitive.
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