For many years, Events Edmonton has played an important role in enhancing the city of Edmonton’s culture. As producers of Taste of Edmonton and New Year’s Eve Downtown, Events Edmonton is proud to be a part of the city’s popular festival lineup. The non-profit, charitable organization strives to provide Edmontonians with festivities that demonstrate the spirit and energy of the city. Creating events that engage both volunteers and citizens, Events Edmonton provides the city with family-friendly entertainment that supports Edmonton’s growing community.
Events Edmonton works closely with the community, supporting local non-profit groups through partnerships and donations. These partnerships saw Events Edmonton donate $80,000 to many groups such as Hope Mission and Youth Empowerment and Support Services. We pride ourselves on being an integral part of the community and work hard to ensure we do our part to support those who help the less fortunate get a fresh start in life.
History of our Organization
Our organization has been producing events since it’s inception as Edmonton’s Klondike Days Association in 1965. The organization was founded by a small group of individuals keen on providing entertainment and events to the downtown core of Edmonton. As the Klondike Days theme had recently been accepted as the new theme of the city’s summer fair, the group felt this would be the best way to gain city wide acceptance of the event.
Over the years the organization would produce many exciting, themed events such as the Klondike Kate search, King of the Klondike, Sunday Promenade, Edmonton Bathtub Races and eventually Taste of Edmonton. Starting in 1984, Taste of Edmonton was a small, two day event geared at exposing Edmontonians to the incredible depth of restaurants the city had to offer. As the years have went on, the event has grown to 10 days and is practically bursting at the seams with approximately 500,000 guests visiting annually.
On April 24, 2006, with the end of the Klondike Days theme in Edmonton, Edmonton Klondike Days Association officially became Events Edmonton. It would usher in a new era at the Association and would see the organization produce new events such as the Canada Day Festival and Metropolis International Winter Festival. Today the organization continues to develop new concepts and ideas to add to the current list of events and continue to provide community events for all to enjoy.
Events Edmonton Board of Directors Team
From left to right: Brenda Rains – Chair Entertainment and Programming, Beth Mossop – Chair Marketing and Communications, Miles Quon – Chair Taste of Edmonton, Maryanne Gibson – Treasurer, Robert S Joseph – Secretary, Percy Woods – Chair of Sponsorship, Shohini Bagchee – Chair volunteers, Robert Winfield – President, Paul A Lucas – General Manager, David Myszkiewicz – Director