Last week, I wrote something that generated a lot of comments and conversation: Edmontonians — citizens, politicians, artists, business owners, whomever — aren’t great at sharing their passion and love for the city. We’re almost apologetic about this place, even defensive.
It’s time to stop with all that. This city has a lot going on for it — from the typically-mentioned festivals, or river valley or growing transit system, to the burgeoning entrepreneurial community among retailers and startups on 104 street and throughout the rest of the city.
I want you to help to brainstorm the pieces of Edmonton that form its essence. And you can do this however you want — with music, with words, with video, with a rant, with an image… It’s up to you. But I think we need to start collecting all these things so that we’re better able to share the city’s elevator pitch with people visiting here, thinking of doing business here, or thinking of moving here. Share them on Twitter using the hashtag #whyyeg, or send them to Scott and I, and we’ll post them for you.
Let’s work together to get down to the essence of Edmonton.