Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

March 28, 2011 12:31 ET

Edmonton, Alberta's Old Strathcona District Rediscovered in an Old Fashioned Film

Students' Produce New Edmonton Tourism Video Filmed in Edmonton's Old Strathcona District With a Black and White Twist

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) -

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

Edmonton, Alberta's Old Strathcona District is showcased in black and white as Edmonton students reveal the grand history of this historic part of the city. The video recently released by Edmonton Tourism takes a unique and colourful look at Edmonton's incredible history.

In collaboration with Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Victoria School of the Arts and Edmonton Tourism, this exciting new series of Edmonton, Alberta videos captures the students' point of view on their city as the ultimate tourist destination.

Put on a top hat or snap on some suspenders as students narrate their story of historical Edmonton while good old fashioned music plays in the background. When you stroll down memory lane on the bustling streets of the Old Strathcona District, be sure to ride the train and take in a movie. Discover the fine dining, arts and culture scene along the well-known Whyte Avenue. Enjoy unique shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, art festivals and much more. Plus, take a trip to the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market to find the best in local, fresh food. Whyte Avenue is also home to the largest and longest running International Fringe Festival of its kind in North America, not a surprising fact as Edmonton is known as Canada's festival city.

Linking to the trails of the Edmonton River Valley, Whyte Avenue is the cornerstone of Edmonton nightlife and theatre. Discover Edmonton's elaborate art scene when visiting Old Strathcona. Be sure to stop by the Princess Theatre for an old fashioned movie experience. Built in 1915, and known for screening indie and award nominated films, the Princess Theatre is Edmonton's oldest movie theatre.

For more information about planning a trip to Edmonton, Alberta or more on the Old Strathcona District, visit http://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. For more information, visit http://www.edmonton.com. Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca.

To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=93DVHd2WRBg

Contact Information

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    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager, External Relations
    780.932.4865
    rworrell@edmonton.com