Your Edmonton Guide: November

by on Nov 5th, 2018

Armistice 100 Tribute Ceremony | Nov. 11 | Alberta Legislature

This year, due to the construction in Churchill Square, there will not be a Remembrance Day ceremony at City Hall. However, just down the road at the Legislature building there will be a commemoration celebration for the centennial anniversary of the end of the conflict in the first World War.

The memorial ceremony will feature a 21-gun salute at 11 a.m., the ringing of the bells of Armistice at 12:30 p.m., a WW1 tribute ceremony, exhibits and activities for the rest of the day. This is a free event for all ages.

Grey Cup Festival | Nov. 21 – 25 | Various Locations

Edmonton’s Grey Cup Festival spans the week of the big game with street parties, the CFL Awards, a dinner gala featuring Alan Doyle, a parade, three tailgate parties with performances from Platinum Blonde, Aaron Prichette and The Trews and more.

There is something for everyone planned for the week of the big game. In fact, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie, promises that this will be the biggest Grey Cup party ever. How big? There will be a free street party with a zip line, bungee jumping and street skiing taking place during the festival. It’s almost unreal to think about zip lining or bungee jumping in Edmonton in November, but they want you to do it! The street party will also feature free performances from Tim Hicks, The Strumbellas, The Royal Foundry, former Fall Fest act The Rural Alberta Advantage and a handful of other artists.  

SAMU’s Gray Gallery | Nov. 22 – Dec. 6 | The Gray Gallery (9-113A)

The Gray Gallery is named in honour of the late Dorthy Gray, a long-time professor at MacEwan University. She had a vast interest in local history, painting and art, interior decorating, museums and newspapers. The Gray Gallery honours Dorthy’s memory and all of her contributions to MacEwan.

This year, the Gray Gallery exhibit will feature Tiny Art. The art, which is a collection of MacEwan student, staff or alumni works ranging in sizes smaller than 10” x 10”, will be featured in building 9. The gallery is run by student volunteers so hours may vary between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday-to-Friday.

Grey Cup | Nov. 25 | Commonwealth Stadium

It is the biggest sporting event in Canada (until a Canadian team makes the Stanley Cup Finals…). The Grey Cup is making its return to Edmonton for the first time in eight years. The 106th Grey Cup is Sunday Nov. 25, and will feature Canada’s two best teams squaring off for glory and that sweet, sweet trophy. People from across the country will swarm to Commonwealth Stadium to get a glimpse of the highest accolade in all of Canadian football. Limited tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.

Royal Bison Fair | Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 | 8462 Gateway Blvd.

The Royal Bison Fair is one of Edmonton’s largest art, craft and design festival’s Edmonton offers up. This festival runs twice a year and features local and cross-Canada vendors. This is the 11th year of Royal Bison, and it features everything from artwork, bath products, apparel, jewelry and more. Tickets for this event are only $3 and is free for children. There is something for everyone at this craft festival, so if you’re in the market for some local goods, art or anything else, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

Concerts and Comedy