This series contains material created by the 1994 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee in the process of preparing the City of Edmonton's bid to host the 1994 Commonwealth Games.1994 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee
This series contains records from the Edmonton Alberta 75th Municipal Anniversary Committee. It has been divided into two subseries:
- Subseries: 8.1 Administrative Records
- Subseries: 8.2 Grant Files
This series contains records collected and created by the Citizens Action Centre. The material was mostly used to provide information to the public, though some material also reflects special projects undertaken by the unit, such as their involvement in the 1987 tornado response, Klondike Days, and the 8th IAAF World Championships in Athletics held in Edmonton in 2001. The material has been divided into the following subseries:
- Subseries 2.1 Administration (including EA-803)
- Subseries 2.2 Information resources for citizens
- Subseries 2.3 Poster collection
- Subseries 2.4 Reports
This fonds consists of correspondence, publications, pamphlets, ephemera and other records created as a result of the City's function of communicating with the public and planning for and celebrating special events. It has been divided into the following series:
- Series 1: Photographs
- Series 2: Citizens Action Centre
- Series 3: 1994 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee
- Series 4: Civic Centennial Committee
- Series 5: Edmonton's 75th Anniversary Committee
- Series 6: RCMP Centennial Committee
- Series 7: Correspondence Files
- Series 8: Alberta 75th Municipal Anniversary Committee
- Series 9: Corporate Newsletters
- Series 10: Discrete Items
- Series 11: Special Events Office
This series contains records collected and created by the Civic Centennial Committee. It includes foundational documentation, meeting minutes, correspondence, and general information and ephemera relating to Canada's Centennial.Civic Centennial Committee
In December 1968 the inaugural edition of City Progress was released. The periodic reports were designed to offer City Council a wide range of information on progress being made within the corporation of the City of Edmonton on behalf of the Commissioners and Departments. City Progress was produced until at least 1972.
On March 5, 1976 the first City of Edmonton Employee Publication was released by the Public Relations Department as a means of communication between all City of Edmonton employees. It provided information on what was happening in the different departments; topics of general interest; and on personal events such as births, marriages, retirements, and deaths. Contents were solicited from all City employees and then selected by the editor H. L. Pawson (also the Public Relations Director).
Between July 1976 and December 1983, the publication was called Mainstream. Starting in January, 1984, the publication was changed in reaction to the economic downturn. Now called Ministream, it was smaller (and cheaper to produce), and came out bi-weekly rather than only ten times a year. Ministream provided factual reports of major events in Civic life with a focus on how they affected employees, but also included cartoons, photographs, guest editorials, benefits updates, and a classified section. Ministream also began running articles that dealt with social issues affecting employees, such as domestic violence, HIV and AIDS, and famine overseas.
January 18, 1991 was the debut issue of City LINK, which replaced Ministream. Similarly, City LINK was a timely, cost-effective news service for employees. City LINK was bi-weekly until September 1995, when it became a monthly publication.
In February 2014 greatcitynews quietly replaced City LINK. greatcitynews was distributed monthly and provided news on civic plans, policies and programs; corporate and individual work-related achievements, and employee learning and development, benefits, health, safety, and fitness. The last print issue of greatcitynews was published December 2015, after which time it was only available electronically.
This series contains copies of Mainstream, Ministream, City LINK, and greatcitynews.
This series contains correspondence files from the Public Relations Department. The majority of the files are subject files. However, there are also some files of general correspondence, as well as correspondence around requests for financial contributions through the Department's hosting program.
This series includes material created at City Hall for ceremonial purposes, such as guest books; material relating to the City’s corporate identity such as flags, a tartan, and a City crest; and documents meant to raise awareness such as proclamations. It also includes discrete items relating to specific special events and miscellaneous reports collected by the department.
The material in this series is not part of a particular business unit, function, or Committee for which we have records. Since nothing else exists at present to contextualize the material, it has been described as a series of discrete items.
This series contains the records created by the Edmonton's 75th Anniversary Committee and its various subcommittees. It includes meeting minutes, correspondence, graphic material, and ephemera relating to the activities undertaken by the committee and the community in celebrating Edmonton's 75th anniversary.Edmonton's 75th Anniversary Committee
"Ode to Alberta," written by Lil Wispinski, sung by the children of Malmo Elementary School, and produced by the City of Edmonton Alberta 75th Municipal Anniversary Committee.