— Neighbourhood Gems —

Cools news, Rumours and Excitement around the Core

A few shout-outs to people and businesses doing great stuff in our neighbourhood.

Photo courtesy of Instragram

Photo courtesy of Instragram

Have you noticed sturdy and steel lime green stems cropping up around town? Those are Steam Whistle Brewing’s bike repair stations for DIY fixes. You’ll see one just outside Kelly’s Pub on 104 St., complete with a tire pump and tools, so you’ll rarely have to walk your velo home with a flat tire.

Robertson-Wesley United Church brings back its Spiritual Arts Collective for the fourth consecutive year. But this time they’re doing it differently, by hiring several artists- in-residence in the areas of media arts, photography, film, and physical theatre or dance—and, yes, that might include clowns.

There aren’t many young parents in Central Edmonton, but you wouldn’t know it from the energy on the “YEG Downtown Moms” Facebook Group. Its mere 60 members have been very active, sharing tips, worries and questions about how to bring up baby in the core. It’s a great place for young moms to connect in the virtual space, as well as the physical, when they meet regularly at Café Tiramisu and the DECL Community Space.

The museum’s new downtown home won’t be finished for another year, but you can get involved now by joining the board of the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society. Established in 1982, it supports the RAM through fundraising and runs programs like “Go!” so low-income Albertans can access the museum with ease. Email Peggi to apply.

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