Step outdoors and enjoy winter in Edmonton by attending winter festivals, playing outside, and engaging in local community initiatives. Green Drinks: Winter in YEG offers you the chance to meet the people and organizers who are drawing Edmontonians from their homes to enjoy the delights this city has to offer! On February 3rd, meet and mingle with members of our community who are committed to making this winter city a festive place. Youll be sure to make great contacts and learn more about how to make the most of the season.
NEW FEATURED GUESTS:
Councillor Ben Henderson helped unveil the City of Edmonton's WinterCity Strategy. “The WinterCity Strategy is about working together as a community to embrace winter, to take advantage of the assets of the season that make us special as a city, and to take our place as a world-leading city.”
Christy Morin and Karen McGale join the Green Drinks roster to chat with you about hosting the Deep Freeze: Byzantine Winter Festival
Swing n’ Skate happens every Sunday at Churchill Square, hosted by the Edmonton Arts Council, and Bob Rasko is the event coordinator who can tell you all about it!
UPDATE: We have confirmed our featured guests for Winter in YEG!
Isla Tanaka and Susan Holdsworth are Winter City Edmonton coordinators committed to shaping our winter city identity and make Edmonton the best place to live year-round.
Winterus Maximus 2016 is Edmonton's first ever Fat Bike Chariot race! Laura Maguire is an accomplished outdoors person and fat biker, who has organized several bike races and events in the Alberta and BC over the years. She will be representing the organizers, MADE - Media Architecture Design Edmonton.
Allyse Butler is the Social Media Manager & Design Consultant for The Edmonton Freezeway. Since the conception of the idea in 2013, Allyse and Matt Gibbs have been promoting this idea based around embracing Edmonton’s unique climate, using skating as a means of transportation and is taking a test drive this year in the river valley.
Jason Norman is the founder and editor of the 40 Below Project, which features local authors writing stories and about their experiences of winter in Edmonton.
Tickets: $10 in advance. $15 at the doors (cash only)
- Tickets are non-refundable. Thank you for contributing to the Local Good.
- Yellowhead Brewery's bar is cash only. An ATM is on the premises.
WHAT IS GREEN DRINKS?
Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.
We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.
These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It's a force for the good and we'd like to help it spread to other cities. Contact your local node to get the latest info about coming along.
Please note that attendance is at the discretion of The Local Good.