Happy Thanksgiving, Edmonton! We hope that this is a day for you to gather and reconnect with loved ones, whether that be in person or online. This past year and a half have shown us how important these connections truly are. In the spirit of the holiday, here are some things that we’re thankful for at InfoEdmonton.
1) Our vibrant arts and culture scene.
From theatre to street art to our many, many festivals, Edmonton has an arts scene like no other. We are so grateful to all of Edmonton’s artists, makers, and creators, who have faced the challenges of the pandemic with creativity, courage, and heart. Their work, whether we see it live or on our screens, has kept us entertained and connected—and thanks to them there’s always something new to enjoy.
2) Local businesses.
It’s never easy being a small business owner, especially during this pandemic. Their hard work, ingenuityt, and determination has been essential to keeping Edmonton the vibrant city that it is, with its own special character. Where else can you find a pottery studio, ghost tours, and a cat café on the same street? On the other hand, the sad loss of many of these businesses has also demonstrated how important it is to support them. When we do this, not only do we get amazing food, home goods, clothing, and more—we also make our community even stronger.
3) Our abundant parkland.
Our River Valley is the largest urban parkland in North America, giving us unprecedented space to walk, bike, play, and explore. And this is just one of our many natural spaces! Across the city, all of our parks and gardens give us a respite from the everyday rush. If you can, take some time this week to head out to one of Edmonton’s parks; enjoy the fall colours, the chill of the breeze, and the feeling of being in nature. It’s one of the greatest gifts we have.
Above all, we are thankful for you, the people who have learned and explored and discovered alongside us, who push us to keep improving and adapting in our mission to bring you the best of Edmonton. Thank you for following health guidelines, supporting local businesses and local arts, and for being what makes Edmonton a wonderful place to live, work, and play.