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The Edmonton Marathon – A Runner’s Dream

I started running about 20 years ago with a great, big goal: Quitting smoking. I thought that if I could replace my bad habit with a healthy one I’d have a better shot at success. Once I’d started moving my feet, that first goal led me to dream of an even bigger one: I didn’t just want to run, I wanted to run marathons. I knew that I needed some big opportunities down the road to build towards – something to keep me motivated that would challenge me in ways I’d never been challenged.

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August events at the Shaw Conference Centre

    August 1, 2014 Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre hosts half a million guests at over 700 events annually, including the following events taking place in August. August 8-Cariwest Costume Extravaganza Celebrating 30 years of Caribbean culture and celebration in Edmonton including the Friday Night Costume Extravaganza (7-11 pm) Tickets at Eventbrite: $15 adults, $10 […]

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Giving EDM a Place to Drop the Beat

Booming bass. Pulsating lasers. Smoke machines, quirky costumes and hoards of excited audience members working up a sweat. Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has officially hit it big, with HUGE events attended by thousands of excited music fans and featuring some of the highest production budgets of any events out there. From Avicii to Skrillex, SCC […]

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Pedalling Toward Progress

If there’s one defining feature of Edmonton’s landscape – one cherished spot that gives our city a uniqueness and a sense of place, it’s got to be the River Valley. This winding strip of blue and green carved out by the North Saskatchewan River is a cord that binds the city together. One of the […]

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July Events at the Shaw Conference Centre

July Events at the Shaw conference Centre June 30, 2014 Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre hosts half a million guests at over 700 events annually, including the following events taking place in July: July 5 – Canadian Bodybuilding Federation, Canadian National Championships Tickets www.ticketmaster.ca (1-855-985-5000) http://www.abba.ab.ca/CBBF-IFBB.html July 10 – 13 – Forward in Faith Ministries Western […]

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Art in Unconventional Spaces

If you’ve ever walked in our doors, you’ve seen the gorgeous waterfall flowing gently in the lobby. Maybe you’ve posed for a shot in front of “Paskwamostos”, the 12-foot stainless-steel bison that stands guard over the River Valley. Or, perhaps you’ve puzzled at the colourful twisting sculptures that dot the “DREAM. Big” plaza on Jasper […]

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Promoting excellence in the arts with pARTnership

Promoting excellence in the arts with pARTnership Edmonton — Student artists from Edmonton Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic Schools had their artwork unveiled on June 16 at the opening celebration of the Shaw Conference Centre’s 2014 pARTnership Gallery. Now in its fifth year, this annual event showcases a collaborative partnership between the two Edmonton school […]

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Truth & Reconciliation: A Meeting Planner’s Perspective

In March, the Shaw Conference Center played host to one of the largest and most significant events we’ve ever had the pleasure of holding: The National Truth & Reconciliation Commission Hearings.

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Suppers with Serge – A Positively Delicious Experience

Whether you’re a Kraft Dinner aficionado or you’ve worn out the buttons on your microwave, most of us would love to improve our skills in the kitchen.

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More than Bricks n’ Mortar

It’s official – spring is here! As the warm weather thaws us out from the cold winter we’ve gone through, I get excited to see more and more people coming through our doors. As a natural connection between our busy downtown and the river valley, the Center gets our fair share of foot-traffic. It’s wonderful to hear chatter in our hallways and see people mingling on their way through. But I’ll be honest – what I really want is for the Center to be an inviting place for you to stop and stay awhile.

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