I’ve always thought that this city needs to properly celebrate its first nations heritage. My idea would see a large festival, a massive central teepee city, and presentations by indigenous thought leaders from around the World. Think TedX meets Heritage Days, housed in warmed but winter styled event facilities in Churchill Square, Fort Edmonton and the Rossdale lands. Include local educational aspects for school children, ...more »
Hold the world's first ever Winter International Video Mapping Competition in Downtown Edmonton. Check out this link: The idea would be to choose 5-6 blank-walled buildings downtown on an easy walking route whereby citizens and visitors could stroll during the winter evening / night, vote at heated hot chocolate / cider ice bar or patios, sample food-truck along the way, socialize, ...more »
Every time I take the LRT over the North Sask. River, I think it sure would be lovely if the city would commission an artist to create colourful murals on the drab, grey concrete pillars of the High Level Bridge. Not too detailed, maybe slightly abstract.
City commissioned murals could be incorporated into the city's percent for art program on new builds - a program originally spear-headed by Jan Reimer.