Winter City

No reason to hibernate during February’s Green Drinks

Edmonton in winter
View of the river valley in winter. Photo: Leila Fanaeian

In recent years, this city has heartily embraced the fact that even though it’s really cold here most of the year, there’s lots to do. Now it’s your turn — join us (in less than a week!) for the first edition of Green Drinks on Feb. 3 at the Yellowhead Brewery and let’s talk about winter in YEG.

In typical Green Drinks fashion, we are gathering some of Edmonton’s finest local movers and shakers, change makers and forward-thinking folks up to good things together for an evening of networking and community building over drinks.

But it gets better!

We’re also bringing in reps from some of the sweetest local winter activities to give you plenty of reasons not to hibernate during the next few months.

  • Fat Biking: Media Architecture and Design (MADE) rep Laura Maguire will be sharing her experience with organizing Winterus Maximus — the fat bike chariot races  that piloted at the Deep Freeze Festival and will return at Canoe Volant Feb. 5 and 6.

  • Festivals: Christy Morin and Karen McGale join the Green Drinks roster to chat with you about hosting the Deep Freeze Byzantine Festival.
  • Skating: Swing n’ Skate happens every Sunday at Churchill Square, and Bob Rasko can tell you about it. You will also hear more about the Victoria Park Freezeway from Allyse Butler.
  • Skiing: Let’s face it. You haven’t gone skiing since high school at Rabbit Hill. So Ken Saunders, president of the Edmonton Ski Club, will share how he hopes to get more members of the community skiing this season.
  • Reading: Cozy up with your favourite edition of the 40 Below winter anthology and meet Jason Lee Norman as he shares stories inspired by winter and our beautiful city.
  • Winter City: The City of Edmonton has committed to making Edmonton the best place to live year round, and Isla Tanaka, Susan Holdsworth and Councillor Ben Henderson will be talking about how the coldest season shapes YEG’s identity. 

All of these great guests will be hanging out after their presentations, to have conversations over drink features like hot totties and specialty coffees, or a classic pint of Yellowhead Beer.

You’ll leave the night knowing more about what’s going on than anyone you know.

Purchase a season pass, good for the four remaining Green Drinks this season (plus you’ll receive a reusable nametag). Just want to try the event out this one time? Single tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door — which means if you buy your ticket in advance, you’ll save enough money for a pint of Yellowhead beer.