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Recap: Make Something Edmonton Launch Party - MasterMaq.ca Blog
Tonight a few hundred Edmontonians gathered at the Avenue Theatre on 118 Avenue to celebrate the launch of Make Something Edmonton. With lots of buzz about the initiative but few details on the launch event itself, attendees arrived both excited and curious. Something was happening, but what? How would the evening unfold? Sharon and I caught the specially chartered ETS shuttle from City Hall which dropped us off right in front of the theatre. It turns out our driver, who was just 19 years old, had only moved to Edmonton a couple of months ago. He'd always wanted to be a bus driver, he told us, and he came here to make it happen! While enjoying the ride we chatted with The Local Good's Tad Hargrave, catching up on one another's projects and blueskying Make Something Edmonton. That sort of set the tone for the evening. We found the Avenue Theatre already buzzing with activity when we got there just after 5:30pm. Volunteers scanned tickets, checked coats, and welcomed us. We entered the