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Doors Open Alberta

Doors Open Edmonton Festival

Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd and 24th, 2009
Event Registration and information, contact:
Liesel at 780 424 6512 ext. 226
e-mail: lknalld@albertaheritage.net

For event up-dates, please check www.doorsopenalberta.com
Numbered Sites and Events correspond with Map

Saturday, May 23

10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 1:30 p.m.
1. 104th Street walking tour with Jon Hall

From Jasper Avenue north to 104th Avenue, 104th Street is lined by the largest collection of pre-WWI warehouse buildings in Edmonton. Explore commercial life at the turn of the century through the architecture, uses and stories of the old warehouses and business buildings. Many have been converted to other uses but the beauty and charm of these old brick buildings still radiates. Enjoy the modern version of Edmonton's Downtown Farmers Market which has been in operation for over 100 years.
Non-strenuous walking is required. Tour length is 60 minutes.
Meet in front of Coboco Lofts
10249 - 104 Street

104th Street Self-guided Walking Tour

12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
2. Made in Edmonton Movie Hosted by Michael Phair
Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up?

Friendly? Rednecks? Mavericks? Rich? Eco-destroyers? Optimists? Alberta is known for strong stereotypes, but they're just the tip of the grain elevator.Dual Alberta is a five-minute snapshot of the tensions between those enduring images and lesser-known realities about the province and her people. A companion, one-minute film, Alberta in One Word, features Albertans summarizing the essence of the province in-you guessed it-one word. Director Geo Takach will be in attendance. The long version will be premiered on June 12 on the City TV network across Canada.
Enterprise Square Atrium
10230-Jasper Avenue

1 - 4 p.m.
3. Visionary Bus Tour
Ken Cantor
of Qualico will share his ideas and personal vision for the Capital City-what he thinks is hot and not... and how he would like to see things develop. This is a rare opportunity to imagine your city as it might be. Enjoy the comfort of Edmonton Transit's special heritage tour bus.
The afternoon starts and ends at the 102 Street entrance of Enterprise Square.

3 p.m.
4. Philosophers' Café

Get inside the heads of some of Edmonton's active architects as they discuss topics including adaptive reuse and historic designation in Edmonton. Moderator Peter Osborne of Stantec Architecture. Comments and questions welcome.
6th Floor of the World Trade Centre
600-9990 Jasper Avenue

1 - 4 p.m.
5. Art Gallery of Alberta Art Rentals Open House

The Art Gallery of Alberta is making its temporary home in the historic Enterprise Square. Come and see what's new at and get a behind-the-scenes look of Art Rentals and Sales Department.
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.
6. Alberta Legislature Building - Behind the Scene Tour

Participants will be taken on an extended tour of the Legislature. In addition to usual tour route, you will visit the Chamber and the Palm Room.
Space is limited.
Alberta Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
For more information on the Alberta Legislature building, visit http://www.assembly.ab.ca

2 - 4 p.m.
7. Garneau Block walking tour with Todd Babiak

Take a walking tour of the Garneau area with award winning author, Todd Babiak. His second novel The Garneau Block was long-listed for the Giller Prize and won the City of Edmonton Book Prize.
Meet in front of Sugar Bowl Café
10922-88 Avenue

12 noon - 2 p.m
8. Derive Edmonton:
A Psychogeographic exploration of the city

Meet at the Courtyard on Jasper Avenue between 112 and 113 Streets. Brochures available. Groups of five, led by Kristy Trinierand her team, will explore the Oliver community. Wear appropriate footwear and bring recording devices: camera, tape-recorder or sketch/note pad.
Maximum 40 participants

12 noon - 5 p.m.
9. SNAP Gallery Open House

View current exhibits: La Petite Mort by Marcelle Hanselaar in the main gallery and the U of A Graduating class show Varsolsa on display in the outer gallery and the Red Strap space. Get a behind the scenes look at a Letterpress Class.
SNAP Gallery
10309-97 Street.

1 - 3 p.m.
10. Freemasons Hall

Take a tour of the historic Masonic Hall, built in 1930. Learn about the buildings and the various rooms from Lodge members, and view the interesting and beautiful architecture.
Freemasons Hall
10318-100 Avenue.

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