Refresh at the fountains
During my visit ot Edmonton it has been really hot, up to 37 degrees Celsius. It seems quite common that people go to the fountains at the Government Building as well as on the mainsquare to give a refresh to their kids.
Bungy Jump, West Edmonton Mall!
At the water park in the West Edmonton Mall you can bungy jump!!!
I have to say for $80 I got a video and the thrill of my life. I was shacking for about an hour later, got wet from the waist up but I couldn't get the smile off my face for at least a couple of days. It was awesome.
It is a 106 foot drop!! Here is a picture I took of the tower recently at the mall. They have all the necessary equipment which includes the bungy cord.
The Francis Winspear Centre...
The Francis Winspear Centre For Music
Performers from the ESO to the Rolling Stones have found a home in one of the world's most acoustically-sound halls.
#4 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SQUARE
EDMONTON, ALBERTA T5J4B2
Phone: (780) 429-1992
Schedule of Events
12/31 Winspear Centre Guided Tours
One of the most acoustically sound venues in the world hosts a guided tour of the downtown concert hall.
05/06 Bjorn Again
Abba Dabba Doo. The imposters from the land of Fosters return.
05/08 ESO On The Edge: Susan Aglukark
Canada's Arctic Rose touches down at the Winspear for a pair of mid-week shows.
05/09 Ricardo Lemvo
Congo goes Cuba with this world-music fusion artist.
Concert Hall Profile
Two people standing on the empty Francis Winspear Centre for Music stage can talk in normal voices, and someone else sitting in the farthest distant seat can hear their conversation.
The concert hall's flawless acoustics have won rave reviews from musicians, music fans, and appreciative audiences. The 1,932 seat main concert hall has hosted Edmonton Symphony Orchestra concerts, Jazz City concerts, choral revues, and opera. Construction on the centre, at the corner of 102 Avenue and 99 street began in 1995, and by summer, 1997, all the final touches on the $40 million complex were complete.
The Winspear Centre opened in September 1997 with a nine-day celebration of the centre's potential. Performers like Michael Burgess, Jann Arden, Herbie Hancock, The Chieftains and cellist Shauna Rolston helped highlight the performance hall's diverse uses. The main hall utilizes a wraparound design that creates an intimate relationship between performer and audience.
The Winspear's rehearsal hall has been used by touring groups, including the Rolling Stones, and the meeting and reception rooms are well utilized by corporate and community groups for various functions. The front lobby, with its high glass windows, is also used for wedding receptions, media launches and other functions.
This is a large, modern, popular pub located on the lively Whyte Avenue. When I was there back in August it was completely packed full of people and they were open well after 2am. They were playing alternative rock and grunge... and it had a very positive, happy-go-lucky vibe. You could hang around the bar, sit in the booths, or mingle around the tables.
Note: Apparently Fargo's closed after I visited, and a new bar opened up instead a Canadiana Irish-type pub called "Hudson's". The atmosphere is casual and they don't inforce any dress code.