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31 Days of Edmonton week 3 – Rhonda Jessen.com

31 Days of Edmonton week 3

It was another beautiful week in Edmonton. There are so many beautiful gardens around, in public and private spaces. Here is what I shared in the #31DaysofYEG Twitter stream this week.


July 15

Check out our local events page and choose an event to attend (and share a moment or photo from the event).

Tom and I planned to take in some Shakespeare in the park but I ended up napping on the front deck instead. I didn’t dream about Shakespeare.

The couch on the front porch
The couch on the front porch


July 16

Get involved in sustainable fashion by purchasing some clothing at a thrift store or at a yard sale.

I enjoy the thrill of the find when I shop at thrift stores and garage sales. My last find was a great sewing machine which we got for $35 thanks to Paris’s negotiating skills.

Load for the thrift store
Load for the thrift store


July 17

Visit a high point in Edmonton where you can look out over the city (and share a picture of your view!).

I love all of the different ways that Edmonton connects with the river, and the different ecosystems, neighbourhoods and views.

The River Valley from Glenora
The River Valley from Glenora



July 18

Visit a farmers’ market you have never been to before and talk to some vendors. Learn more about #localfood.

The next two markets I plan to explore are the Highlands market, which is on Thursdays, and Beverly market, which I think happens on Tuesdays. Depending on when they get to town, I might also take Tom’s parents and sister to the night market on Jasper tonight.

Downtown Farmer's Market
Downtown Farmer’s Market


July 19

Buy tickets to take in a live theatre performance and tweet your own review.

I spend a lot of time on my porch, taking in the neighbourhood theatre. Even if there are no players on the stage the set is beautiful and alive with the sounds of trees and birds (sometimes sirens).


Evening nap
Evening nap


July 20

Swim in the wading pools outside of the Legislature building — they are open all night long, and look extra cool in the dark!

I haven’t seen the new fountains at night but I bet they look fantastic.

The Ledge
The Ledge


July 21

Check out makesomethingedmonton.ca and share or contribute to your favourite project — bonus points if you create your own project page!

 I had a hard time picking just one Make Something Edmonton project, but tweets are so compressed, I probably couldn’t have mentioned more than one project. The Turtle Rock Effigy labyrinth was the first public art installation that we explored when we moved to Edmonton.

Community Medicine Garden
Community Medicine Garden


Here is The Local Good’s Recap of week 3. Have you been playing?

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