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  • Writer's pictureEmil Tiedemann

50x50 Challenge #15: Get to Know My Hometown (More)

Updated: Jan 14, 2023

I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and I've been writing a blog about how amazing my hometown is for the last 12 years, since July 2009. I even wrote a book about all the reasons why I heart the place I've called home for more than 40 years now. But there's still so much I don't know about Edmonton. There's still so much more to see and do. So much more to discover here!

That is why I made this one of my "50x50" goals, because I think it's important to not only get to know the history of where you live, but also to truly EXPERIENCE it. Even after all these years, there are plenty of places in Edmonton I've never visited, events I've never attended, or people I've never met. I want to change that.


Below, I have listed off some of the new things that I have tried or places I've visited in the Edmonton region. I will continue updating it as I go.


  1. Attended the Van Gogh exhibit at the EXPO Centre* (2021)

  2. Met Edmonton sculptor Slavo Cech & toured his studio (2021)

  3. Bought local poet & personal friend Jerry Cordeiro's book April's Promises (2021)

  4. Tried a burger from The Woodshed (2021)

  5. Had lunch at Brown Butter Café (2021)

  6. Tried a sandwich from The Sandwich Project (2021)

  7. Shopped at the Premium Outlet mall at EIA (2021)

  8. Visited the Bountiful Farmers' Market (2021)

  9. Won trivia at Oscar's Pub in Sherwood Park (2021)

  10. Volunteered for City Council candidate Shamair Turner (2021)

  11. Tried a cinnamon bun from Cinnaholic on Whyte (2021)

  12. Shopped at More Than a Fad Thrift Store (2021)

  13. Trekked to the funicular and new Tawatinâ LRT Bridge (2022)

  14. Hiked the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary (2022)

  15. Went to the Pumpkins After Dark event in Borden Park (2022)

  16. Visited the Global Edmonton studios (2022)

  17. Played ice tennis at the Cattail Crossing Golf & Winter Club (2023)

*(see photo above)

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