Sunday, May 5th
Have you ever heard of Alberta Avenue? What did you hear? Was it good? or was it something else?
To observe buildings is not to be solely concerned with architecture. Embodied in any given structure are the multiple layers of meaning that stretch through history and tell the story of who we are as a community and as individuals.
Alberta Avenue is an incredibly unique neighbourhood in Edmonton. One of the city's oldest, it has changed in dramatic ways over the years. Today, as the area once again begins to thrive, we are pleased to be able to look back and uncover the layers of experience that make up its character.
Join us for a walk through the neighbourhood where we will explore the history of the area, but in an attempt to understand the places as they are now.
*If you have a smartphone make sure to bring it as there is opportunity to listen to stories from residents themselves. If not, options will be avalible.
For More Information: www.theavewehad.org
Jon Weller is the producer of The Ave We Had history project, a unique community history project that has sought to bring the history of the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood to life through theatre, writing, podcast, oral history and more. Most recently Jon has been developing a multimedia historical walking tour for the area and is looking forward to finally getting to share what he has learned.