Our Church Street Fair on July 12, 2014 was a huge success! Here is a look at some of the fun. More photos can be found on our Facebook page.
We are excited to announce that on Saturday July 12 from 12-1 p.m. a couple of Edmonton Oil King players will be bringing the Ed Chynoweth Cup and the Memorial Cup to the McCauley Community Rink (96 St. 108 Ave.). Everyone is invited to get a picture with the players and trophies. This is part of the Church Street Fair that will be running from 12-9 p.m. There will be hot dogs and games for the kids at the rink all day long. The event at the McCauley community rink is being sponsored by KIDS organization and the McCauley Community League.
We’ll be closing off 96 Street from 108 Avenue to 109 Avenue for the first annual Church Street Fair!
There will be lots of great music at Church Street Fair!
Heart of the City Festival is sending some buskers down from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Then, at the main stage area in front of Sacred Heart Church at 3 p.m., the formal program begins with some singers from the Kokopelli Choir.
At 4 p.m. Inner Voice will take the stage and at 5 p.m. the EMCN Global Choir. At 6 p.m. there will be Voice of the Proud.
Then from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. there will be uplifting DJ music with David Prodan for the sober Street Dance.
All in all a great day of music, not to mention all the other good stuff going on Saturday, July 12.
For Immediate Release
Church Street Fair Celebrates History
Historic Church Street belongs to the ages of Edmontonians who built our City. Generations of immigrants came to Edmonton and built homes, schools and churches. McCauley and Boyle Street were the areas in which they settled. Come “home” to Church Street and enjoy a taste of the past at the Church Street Fair on Saturday, July 12.
Tour local churches and learn about their histories on Historic Church Street. Come for the choirs! Local artisans and businesses will be on the street – come and see the treasures you can find on and around Church Street. There will be a Senior’s Welcome Centre with lemonade and iced tea provided. Children will find fun up and down the street, with face painters, bouncy castle, playground, and musicians. Later, join us on the street for a family friendly, clean and sober street dance!
Festivities begin at noon on Saturday, July 12. Dance at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fair Central will be on the street in front of Sacred Heart Church.
The Church Street Fair is sponsored by The Friends of Church Street (founded 2012) and McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton.
For More Information:
Chair, Friends of Church Street
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Mark Saturday, July 12, 2014 on your calendars! The first Church Street Festival will take place from noon-9 p.m. between 107A Avenue and 111 Avenue. Come and tour some of the historic churches, take part in activities, and have fun at the street dance which will cap the event! More details will be posted, so keep checking back!
An update to the event on July 14:
Church Street Tours/Music – Sunday, July 14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
96 Street from 106 – 110 Avenue
Free community festival with outdoor musical performances and a self guided walking tour.
10 churches – two representatives will be offering information about the history of their church, refreshments and provide a tour, if possible.
The following four Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m., there will also be musicians roving the street and a tour guide available to give out a map and history (the churches may or may not be involved).
Residents and visitors alike will be invited to come together, enjoy music outdoors and a Sunday afternoon walk along a street that is full of the beauty and history of the churches. This is an opportunity for the churches to share their rich history with the public and increase the cooperative work being done among the churches on the street.
Part of 96 Street has been renamed Church Street! Here are the details in the June 2013 issue of Boyle McCauley News.
Mark Sunday, July 14 on your calendars! The first Church Street Festival will take place from 1-6 p.m. between 107A Avenue and 111 Avenue. Come and tour some of the historic churches, enjoy some lemonade, listen to strolling minstrels, and get to know the area better. More details will be posted as they become available!