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Susan Yackulic

in Edmonton

Nordic Walking: The Perfect Winter City Outdoor Activity

PRESENTED ON FEB 16, 2017
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 27

"From city streets to mountain peaks, all you have to do is go where your poles take you and enjoy the outdoors."

Susan Yackulic sheds light on the joys of urban poling, showing how a pair of nordic poles are an easy and accessible tool to keep healthy and happy while encouraging you to explore your own city on foot.

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The Jack Frost Challenge

BY JUSTIN QUIGLEY
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 23, 2017

Justin Quigley sjares lessons learned from planning a HUGE winter activity challenge, starting winter run commuting, and packing for a not-so-chilly February. "Pre-planning is key", he says "but so is not trying to change your whole life while planning a whole event."

SPOILER ALERT
Luke-warm winter weather SUCKS to run in!

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Making Minus Positive in a YEG Winter

BY MICHELE PERRET
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

Michele Perret is the Community Engagement Lead for Stantec and here she lays out a buffet of interesting ways to pull the scarf down from your eyes, look up from the snow-covered sidewalk, and see the possibilities in our coldest months.

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#BikeAllWinter

BY MANDY JOHNSON
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

Mandy Johnson talks about her small but active resort community of Canmore, Alberta located on the doorstep of Canadian Rockies, where she's part of a movement to get the town excited and confident to #BikeAllWinter.

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Using Snow to Build a Better City

BY DARREN PROULX
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

“There’s an abundant resource that’s available to all winter cities, right below our feet, that could help us produce better, user-informed designs.”

Darren Proulx, Urban Planning Engineer with Slow Streets, explains how to start thinking about snow as less of a nuisance and more of a tool for cities— and how we can use it, literally, as a building block or even a guide to designing better public spaces.

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Winter River Pavilions

BY MATT ROPER
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

In Winter Pavilions from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 27, Architect Matt Roper sees an opportunity to bring some warmth to Edmonton's vast river valley system in winter. Envisioning a connected grid of portable pavilions and warming huts, Matt proposes that the city combine its winter smarts, design prowess, and thirst for the outdoors to create this network of active and attractive winter hubs throughout the city's parks.

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Reimagine the Arts District for Edmonton's Winter Nights

BY SHAFRAAZ KABA
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"We're hoping to inspire people in our city to think about how to activate our streets and how to bring people out."

Architect Shafraaz Kaba shares his idea for bringing light and life to a public space that goes into hibernation through the winter. Using fire, light, art, and maybe a temporary tavern or two, he presents a compelling set of small interventions to breathe some winter warmth into the public realm.

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Commuting in Winter: The Experiment

BY MICHAEL GLAZIER
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"W always rush from point A to point B as fast as we can, missing all the creamy filling in the middle."

This winter, Michael Glazier undertook a lofty experiment. He ditched his car in the dead of winter in favour of a commute on foot. He shares what he found —not just out in the environment, but also in his thoughts—when he left the gridlock behind and gained a little more time to breathe.

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Choose Your Winter

BY KAIRI PAWLICK
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"Choose your winter, and love wherever it takes you."

Kairi Pawlick shares her story of leaving the chilly Edmonton winter for a trip south—way south—to Antarctica, offering a glimpse at the vast uninhabited land where nature, beauty, endurance and reflection meet.

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In Celebration of Walking

BY GALEO SAINTZ
@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

Looking through the lens of the 52 walks on offer in South Africa’s only walking festival, Galeo Saintz tells how this simple festival in celebration of walking, is a tool for re-connecting to nature and to each other, whilst being a catalyst for linking communities, supporting tourism and raising funds for environmental charities.