Edmonton’s a city of two faces. In the winter, we tend to hunker down and hang on to get through those cold spells.More recently, people have decided that it isn’t enough to just hunker down and hang on, and now there are festivals and events to celebrate the long nights of that season.
Summer is when the city really comes alive, though. From old “classic” events like K-Days, to new pop-up events like What The Truck?!, there’s more than enough to keep citizens occupied during the spring and summer months. This week’s Edmonton Blog Watch is a great reflection of an Edmonton summer, one not bereft of people enjoying Festival City — with a healthy dose of controversy, just to keep us all engaged.
Here are just a few of the blog posts that I enjoyed reading last week, in no particular order. (Remember, if you come across Edmonton blogs you think are worthy of sharing here, fill out this handy form.)
- Capital Ex is officially renamed K-Days. And Maurice Tougas says that new name or not, hoping K-Days will retain the feeling of festivals long past can only result in disappointment.
- My job posting the blog watch got much easier thanks to the new features available at Mack Male’s Share Edmonton. Mack has a post explaining why he created the blogs section of SA and why you should check it out.
- Summertime means roadtrips. And local social media superstar and dad blogger Jay Palter has a few tips on making roadtrips with the kids easier on them and yourself.
- Gord Lacey got pretty fired up when CTV Edmonton ran a story about Constable Brendan Power’s use of Twitter on the job. Read Gord’s blog post defending Power here.
- Sarah Sinfield had a horrible experience flying to a conference on Air Canada. Sounds like an absolutely nightmare. Fly WestJet!
- zOe Todd took a break from writing about urban issues, and posted something deeply personal about body image you all should read.
- Here’s a double-whammy for you — a review of A Taste of Edmonton 2012 from Sharon Yeo, and a recap of the most recent What The Truck event on the Victoria Promenade.
Photo by Ian McKenzie on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.