Always Ask for a Transfer by Vancy Kasper


Always Ask for a Transfer by Vancy Kasper

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The First Edmonton Catalogue

My girlfriend came across a marvellous book while I was taming the flow at Larre’s Barber Shop on 124th st.

Published in 1981 by Colin Dobson’s Ensemble Publications (Vancouver), The First Edmonton Catalogue, by Carol Dobson (project co-ordinator) and Christopher Bissell (photography) boasts to be “the inside rack to the best, most unusual restaurants, entertainment and specialty shops.”

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Thirty four years later, with many of the establishments no longer active, the book is a veritable Madame Tussauds of Edmonton commerce (and fashion) in the early ’80s.

Notable omission: Larre’s barber.

You are recommended to click on the images for closer inspection.

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Come to Laugh: Alan Davies in Edmonton

In this episode of BBC’s QI, Alan Davies mentions having witnessed a thunderstorm in Edmonton (at 22m and 15 s).

Below is a picture, taken from the Edmonton Fringe’s 1989 program guide, showing a young Alan Davies with the Furrowed Brows and their production called The Seed of Doubt.

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Now if we can only find out who billeted Davies during the ’89 fringe and where he watched the thunderstorm…

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james hetfield wearing SNFU shirt

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James Hetfield of Metallica wearing an SNFU shirt.

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Shoot Alberta


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Beverley’s Record Den: For the Latest in Local & Foreign Hits


Photo of a man outside of Beverley’s Record Den in Montego Bay, Jamaica (late 60’s?).

Photo courtesy of Nicolai Canetti



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Alberta Baker

Another Alberta mascot: Alberta BakerDOC040213-04022013124631-0001DOC040213-04022013124631-0002

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