Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

February 28, 2011 00:01 ET

Edmonton, Alberta Students Sing, Dance Through the "Happy" City

Music Video Made by Local Students and Released by Edmonton Tourism Features Favourite Things to Do and Hot Spots Like Whyte Avenue and the Art Gallery of Alberta-All Around Edmonton, Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2011) -

Editors Note: There is a video associated with this press release.

Edmonton, Alberta students present an off Broadway production of the best of things to do and attractions to see in the newest video release by Edmonton Tourism.

A collaborative effort between Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Victoria School of the Arts and Edmonton Tourism, this fun series of Edmonton videos captures the students' points of view on their city as the ultimate tourist destination.

Join these students as they embark on a singing and dancing adventure along the streets of Edmonton, Alberta – passing the remarkable Alberta Legislature Building, walking down the bustling streets of Old Strathcona, running on the trails in the Edmonton River Valley and discovering creativity and imagination at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

"The student videos are a truly fresh perspective on what makes this city appealing to locals and visitors alike, showcasing many popular things to do in Edmonton," says Steve Ashworth, film studies instructor at Victoria School of the Arts.

Visitors can get a sneak peek at the unique Whyte Avenue Edmonton district, home to an array of eclectic shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, festivals and much more. Or take a trip through the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market for quality local fresh food. Whyte Avenue is also home to the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in North America (established in 1982).

Linking to the trails of the Edmonton River Valley, Whyte Avenue is the cornerstone of Edmonton entertainment, with nightlife and a thriving theatre scene.

Also featured in the video is a glimpse of the Edmonton, Alberta arts culture scene at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Celebrating its first anniversary, the gallery showcases over 6,000 objects and is solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

For more information about Edmonton, Alberta, visit www.edmonton.com.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta.

To view the video associated with this release, please visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JWKTo9QkQI.

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    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager, External Relations