This is the ticket to my future! The Super 7 & 6/49 is a weekly & twice weekly draw that has prizes amounting to as high as C$22m! Well, I have yet migrated to Canada, so you know the situation :-((
If you have an hour to spare and are curious about ghostly stories around Strathcona, check out the ghost tours. I believe the guide's name is Nadine Bailey.
Just show up at the Rescuer Statue in front of the Walterdale Playhouse (by Gazebo Park) at 9pm on a Monday to Thursday night. Can't remember how much it cost though but it's not pricey, I believe.
It's nice to walk around Whyte Ave in the summertime. You can window shop, stop for a cup of iced mocha or a cold brew.
I like to stop for ice cream at Berzerk. It's a lil corner ice cream shop on Whyte (105 Street). Often voted as the best ice cream in Edmonton and I whole heartedly agree. HEHEHEH.
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.
A ravine at the edge of downtown 82 St and Jasper Ave. that gives you the feeling you are in North Vancouver.Great walk which ends right at the N-Saskatchewan River.