We Belong in Jasper Place News

Edmonton Heritage Council’s Doors Open Festival

July 4, 2024

You are invited to the Jasper Place Community History Project’s contribution to the Edmonton Heritage Council’s Doors Open festival.

The JPCHP’s Orange Hub exhibit, which was supported by the “We Belong in Jasper Place” grant, features several panels depicting the history of several communities in Jasper Place. A number of Orange Hub tenants will also join us at information tables. The exhibit is on Wednesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the GROW cafeteria where you can
purchase coffee and snacks.

In addition, there will be a tour of Canora at 11 a.m. led by Barrie Touchings. The tour is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tour will meet at our event, and we will have a signup sheet. If there is a demand, there will be another tour at 2 p.m.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who you think may be interested. We look forward to seeing you at our exhibit!

Paula Kirman
Jasper Place Community History Project

Art Within Us Exhibition

June 19, 2024
Indigenous Peoples Day - Art Witin Us

The Art Within Us Exhibition will be launched June 21st at 11am at the Orange Hub. The exhibition is free and lunch will be provided.

Art Within Us Artist Bio

May 27, 2024

Carman McKay is a Contemporary Salish Artist, Cultural Educator, and a Certified Life Skills Facilitator. His fathers ancestors the Stó:lō "River" People, have benefited from the livable region for at least 9000 years. McKay's history speaks of geological events which shaped how we lived and adapted to this vast coast with direct links to the Cascade Mountain Range.


APPRENTICESHIP for 10 years with Paiute Elder Hidden Wolf began in 1994 with intentions of immersing myself into cultural, physical, social, and spiritual interconnectedness. Together we travelled assisting communities by developing contemporary and traditional initiatives in various parts of America and Canada. Ceremonies like the vision quest, sweat lodge, and fire keeping helped shaped the spiritual man that I am. He carries his elders spirit with him consistently as a drum maker, drum carrier, and singer of public songs.


CONSULTATION for 29 years ongoing for artistic, professional, social, educational, cultural, and business projects and initiatives. As a contemporary artist he is capable of interconnecting art practices as an artist-in-residence, producing logo designs, painting large mural installations, artist exhibitions, wood carving, and immersion camps for hands on learning experiences. Planning together through boards and committees, grant writing (Certified), requests for proposals, budget planning and requirements, deadlines, reports, courses, and documentation all continue to shape the possibilities of initiatives. He is a skilled cultural educator teaching outdoor education on the land, board rooms, and in the classrooms, promoting life skills, and for the public of all ages with an authentic presence creating a meaningful human experiences.

Join us for our first ever North Glenora Living Library!

May 22, 2024
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Thursday, May 23 AT 7 PM | North Glenora Community League Hall

The North Glenora Community League is excited to be hosting a Living Library event. Just like in a regular library, you can check out a book, the difference is your “book” is a person. Seven community members with a variety of life experiences have been invited to be living “books” that fellow community members can connect with in small groups. Please join us for these amazing and memorable stories!


To attend, please contact Melissa at member@northglenora.org or 780-982-8889. Or fill out this online form https://forms.gle/e8JpsmBBPSS19iS26. If you have trouble with the form, contact Melissa directly.


Watch our video about this project and sign up today! Living Library


“Books” to choose from:

  • Character Before Religion: A Chat with a Muslim
  • It Can Happen to Anyone: A Firsthand Account of Housing Insecurity
  • Lean Mean Teen Machine: The Life of a Modern-Day Teenager
  • Just a Person: One Nonbinary Transgender Person’s Journey Through Life
  • The Original People: A Conversation with a Dene Drummer & Storyteller
  • Well Preserved: The Life & Times of a 92 Year Old
  • Down-and-Out & Back Again: Life Journey of a Disability, Housing & Poverty Advocate


Video credits: Song: Sappheiros: Embrace. License: Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 Music powered by Breaking Copyright: https://breakingcopyright.com. A DRak Production.

Looking for Visual Arts Instructor

April 10, 2024

The Art Mentorship Society of Alberta (AMSA) is a non-profit art wellness organization that provides crucial access points for artists in Edmonton, Alberta. We offer art classes, resources and exhibition opportunities for those who seek to promote their work, and we empower participants to create and develop professionally.


AMSA is seeking an experienced Visual Arts Instructor to facilitate art classes with the Red Road Healing Society, as a part of the “Art Within Us” project.


A qualified candidate must be able to commit to a six week contract, and instruct a class every Monday 12:30-2:30pm



Garth Prince Community Concerts

February 16, 2024
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Esteemed JUNO Award-winning vocalist, Garth Prince, accompanied by his ensemble, will grace the Elmwood Community Leagues of Jasper Place with two live concerts.

Garth Prince, a resident of Canora, Edmonton, immigrated to Canada from Namibia, Africa, 15 years ago. Renowned for his musical prowess, he has left an indelible mark on audiences nationwide, particularly through his educational concerts and workshops. His journey serves as a testament to the capacity of Albertans to achieve international recognition and acclaim.

The Garth Prince live concert series offers a professional, interactive, family-oriented experience, featuring seasoned musicians and skilled sound technicians. Notable venues this season include The Winspear Centre in Edmonton and The Surrey Civic Theatre in Vancouver. Typically beyond the financial reach of community leagues, the opportunity to host such events is made possible through the Projects for Belonging Grant. This initiative facilitates local access to cultural events and fosters connections with accomplished artists within the community.

Two concerts are scheduled, one per evening on Thursday, February 29th, and Friday, March 1st. These dates coincide with the conclusion of Black History Month and the non-school days due to The Greater Edmonton Teacher’s Convention, offering children and families a meaningful engagement during the winter season. Attendees will be encouraged to familiarize themselves with two pre-selected songs, fostering a participatory atmosphere.

More details can be found on his website.

West End Hot Club at The King of Tarts

February 16, 2024

The King of Tarts Bakery and Café in Edmonton’s west end is hosting a Saturday afternoon jazz series for clarinet and guitar this spring. The project is supported by the Stony Plain Road Business Association through the We Belong in Jasper Place program.

“We hope Edmontonians will come for the jazz and stay a while for the tasty treats…or the other way around.” says clarinetist Don Ross, who put together the series with bakery owner Jeff Funston. “I love to play the hot club music and jazz standards made famous by Django Reinhardt in Paris. The combination of clarinet and guitar is perfect for people to come together and chat or just listen in the cozy atmosphere.”

“Our café is a gathering place for the community,” says Funston, the owner and creative force behind King of Tarts, a sun-lit neighbourhood spot in Jasper Place. “This is a great opportunity to treat our customers and the community to some wonderful Edmonton musicians and help them get to know our local music scene.”

The April 13 event will also include an open acoustic hot club jam for local musicians, suitable for all levels of players.

The café is open for regular business during the show, with no cover charge.


1:00 to 4:00 pm, on four Saturdays at the King of Tarts Bakery and Café 10051-152 street Edmonton. www.kingoftarts.ca


Our project has been delayed by flooding down the block…updates soon!


Date TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Don Ehret

TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Jim Findlay

TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross, Cam Neufeld and Kevin Jacobson
Musicians are invited to join us for an acoustic jam session today at 2 pm!

TBA, 1-4 pm Don Ross and Gareth Gilliland


Download the poster

Seniors-Older Adult Nordic Walking Program

January 31, 2024
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Calling all older adults and busy working people who want to become fitter and make new friends! Feel better, look better and have more energy. Work at your own pace and do what you can. No need for any special equipment or fancy new clothes. The community league will provide the poles. Begin your fitness program in a 12-week program (2 x 6- week sessions) Sign up for twice per week for a 6-week introductory program, and continue for another 6-week session For maximum benefit you will need to attend at least twice per week.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 pm: start February 13
(Initially training period will be 1.5 to 2 hours)

We will visit local businesses for refreshments We will start and end at the Community League Hall

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, February 8, 2024

More info and to register email: YegNordicWalking@shaw.ca

Registration fee of $5. But refreshments will be free!


International Festival Of Winter Cinema Guide

July 25, 2023
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International Festival Of Winter Cinema is held every year on Indigenous land in Treaty 6 territory. This place – Amiskwacîwâskahikan – is a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route of the Nêhiyawak, Anishinaabe, Niitsitapi, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. These peoples whose histories, languages, and cultures are the basis of our connection to this land. This is land settled, travelled, and cared for by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial to the present day. Treaties have been affirmed. Treaties have been broken. We acknowledge these truths as a reminder that we are all Treaty People bound to one another by the spirit and intent of Treaty.

Download this years program guide here!

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