Edmonton Weekend Guide :: November 8-11

When was the last time you read In Flanders Fields? As I (Gillian) was looking for poppy images for the weekend guide, I came across the poem again for the first time in a few years. Maybe it's because I'm older, or a teacher wasn't telling me to read it or recite it with the class, but it was more impactful this time. Take a moment to read it again and be thankful for the sacrifice that many men and women made (maybe before your time) for us to be enjoying our lifestyle today. Don't forget to take a moment of silence in their honour at 11:00am on Sunday.

Lest We Forget

Letters In Wartime - A nightly theatre production (Nov 8-11) at Alberta Aviation Museum
Alberta Legislative Assembly Remembrance Service - Nov 8 @ 11:00am, Legislature Rotunda
City of Edmonton Remembrance Day Service - Nov 11 @ 10-12am, U of A Butterdome
No Stone Left Alone - Get involved in honouring all soldiers' headstones with a poppy on Remembrance Day
Listing of events in Edmonton and other Alberta locations can be found here

Other Notable Happenings

Space Travel: Star Wars Identities at Telus World of Science
Rock Out: Rock of Ages at Jubilee Auditorium
Eat: Jacek Boutique is now open in Sherwood Park

All Around The Mulberry Bush...
Pop Up Vintage Shop
What: The Pretty Secrets is hosting a two day sale featuring all of their vintage archives
Why: Garments and accessories from 1950s to 1990s - you're sure to find something you like!
Where: 9552-111 Ave (Close to Little Italy)
When: Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm (Cash only) 

Let ‘er Buck
Canadian Finals Rodeo
What: A world class rodeo with bareback riders, steer wrestlers, lady barrel racers and bull riders competing for over $1 million in prizes.
Why: Giddy up, read their Rodeo 101, and catch some of the many events and entertainment they have outside the competition
Where: Rexall Place
When: Wednesday, November 7 – Sunday, November 11. Get tickets here.

 

*poppy image spotted here