1. The Exciting Game of City Hall and Municipal Government
Created by Gary Smith
Edmonton City Hall School
2. City Hall – The Building
The Mayor – Past and Present
City Council – Past and Present
Municipal Government – The Facts
Edmonton – Quick Facts
Edmonton – History
Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment
3. City Hall - The Building Edmonton’s New City Hall has a major feature shaped like a:
4. You are correct! The answer is:
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6. City Hall - The Building 2. The Council Chambers has a large symbol over the main entry doors. The symbol is the:
Flag of Edmonton
Alberta Coat of Arms
City of Edmonton Signature
City of Edmonton Coat of Arms
7. That was amazing!! The answer is:
d) City of Edmonton Coat of Arms
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9. City Hall 3. The architect who designed the new City Hall was also a city councillor.
10. You are correct! Gene Dub, the architect who designed City Hall was indeed a City Councillor.
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12. City Hall - The Building 4. The cost for the building of the new City Hall, which was completed in 1992, was:
13. It is a lot of money! When completed, the cost for building City Hall was $38.7 million.
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15. City Hall - The Building 5. The City Room is one major feature found in City Hall. It is the large gathering area under the main pyramid. The largest group this room can hold is:
16. You are amazing! The City Room can hold up to 3 000 people for an event.
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18. The Mayor – Past and Present The current Mayor of Edmonton is:
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21. The Mayor – Past and Present You are correct!
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23. The Mayor – Past and Present 2. The first Mayor of the City of Edmonton was:
a) Kenneth (Kenny) Blatchford
b) Harry Ainlay
c) Daniel Knott
d) Matthew McCauley
27. You got it right!!
28. City Council – Past and Present This past Councillor played Junior Hockey with the Trail Smoke Eaters.
a) William Griesbach
b) Terry Cavanagh
c) Julia Kiniski
d) Larry Langley
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33. City Council – Past and Present 2. This present City Councillor has extensive experience working as an executive assistant with 2 previous City Councillors.
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38. City Council – Past and Present 3. This present councillor was elected as an MLA for Edmonton Meadowlark in 1993.
a) Ron Hayter
b) Janice Melnychuk
c) Karen Leibovici
d) Dave Thiele
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43. City Council – Past and Present 4. This present councillor was a teacher and basketball coach at Harry Ainlay and Strathcona High Schools.
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48. Municipal Government – The Facts The City of Edmonton uses a voting system that chooses a winner by:
most votes city-wide
most votes in a ward
most votes from seniors
most first place votes
49. You win the election!
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51. Well, you’d be almost correct… For five years (1922 - 1927) Edmonton used the so-called "single transferable vote" method. Voters had to rank candidates on the ballot in order of preference. After all votes were counted, a quota was calculated to determine the number of votes needed by a candidate to win a seat. Any candidate who won the quota was declared elected. Votes received by successful candidates more than the quota were given to candidates who were the voters’ second choice. Any extra votes among the "second choice" candidates were again given to "third choice" candidates and so on , until all seats were filled.
52. Municipal Government – The Facts 2. Municipal elections occur every:
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55. Municipal Government – The Facts 3. In Edmonton, in order to vote in as municipal election, you must:
Be 18 years old
Be a Canadian citizen
Have lived in Edmonton for 6 months prior to the election
All of the above
56. You have it! Under the Local Authorities Election Act a person is eligible to vote provided he or she is:
at least 18 years old
a Canadian citizen
has resided in Alberta for the six consecutive months immediately preceding election day and is resident in the area on election day
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58. Municipal Government – The Facts 4. The highest percentage of voters to show up for an election in Edmonton was:
59. Municipal Government – The Facts 4. The highest percentage of voters to show up for an election in Edmonton was:
84% - 1918 – 9,046 out of 10,825
73% - 1884 and 1919
70% - 1917
66% - 1916
60. Edmonton – Quick Facts 30 000 tonnes of recyclable materials are sorted at the new Materials Recovery Facility each year
61. Edmonton – Quick Facts Almost 55 million people will ride almost 800 buses and 37 LRT vehicles in 2006
62. Edmonton – Quick Facts Edmonton has 2 300 hours of sunlight
63. Edmonton – Quick Facts Has over 460 parks – more green space than any other city in Canada!
64. Edmonton – Quick Facts Boasts a tree inventory of over $800 million!
65. Edmonton has over 1 Million people in the metro area!
66. Edmonton – History The name “Edmonton” was chosen for our city from:
the name of our first Mayor
a place in Middlesex, England
a man named Ed Monton
a Cree word for river
67. You are right on the mark!!! In 1795, Fort Edmonton, on the North Saskatchewan River, was named after Edmonton, Middlesex, where Sir James Lake, Deputy Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, owned an estate.
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69. Edmonton – History 2. In 1830, John Rowand built a large house at Fort Edmonton. The house was called:
The Big Blue House
Fort Edmonton IV
70. You can still see his house… At Fort Edmonton
To read the story about John Rowand’s life and death, click here
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72. Life and Death – John Rowand John Rowand was appointed Chief Factor of Edmonton House by George Simpson in 1823. He died breaking up a fight at Fort Pitt on the Saskatchewan River in the spring of 1854.
Rowand was interred for one year prior to his bones being exhumed and transported to Montreal.
The bones were lost in Lake Winnipeg during a storm, and did complete the journey to Montreal via London, England.
He was buried at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal in 1858.
73. Life and Death – John Rowand The Tall Tale about John Rowand says his body was shipped to York Factory in rum barrel on a York boat
His “body” was lost in Lake Winnipeg but was recovered
Because there were no ships going to Montreal, his “body” was shipped to England where he sat for about 2 years
He was finally recovered and shipped to Montreal a full 4 years after his death The full story is available at: http://www.northwestjournal.ca/XI4.htm
The full story is available at: http://www.northwestjournal.ca/XI4.htm
74. Life and Death – John Rowand
75. Edmonton – History 3. The main method to get to Edmonton in 1862 was:
Red River Cart
76. Yes! Red River Cart was one way… The Red River Cart was a great aid in getting people to Edmonton
Father Albert Lacombe introduced it to the area
Started the movement of “Overlanders” migrating to the Edmonton area
77. Yes! York Boat was also a way! York Boat
Boat builders recruited from the Orkney Islands built the first boat about 1749
1795 York boats were first built at Ft Edmonton
On the Saskatchewan River in the 1790s, the York boat offered the HBC a distinct advantage, since it carried twice the cargo of a canoe with the same number of crew
it was less easily damaged by ice and was safer in storms
78. Steam Boat - Not until 1871…. The Hudson’s Bay Steamer “Northcote” arrived in Edmonton in 1871
This forced the York Boat out of use
79. Airplanes – Not until 1911! Airplanes arrived in Edmonton in 1911
One famous Edmonton flyer was “Wop” May
Involved in bringing down the “Red Baron”
Also a famous “Bush” pilot
80. Edmonton – History
81. Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment Edmonton’s professional hockey team is called the:
82. Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment The Cracker Cats are the new professional baseball team in Edmonton
They are part of the Northern League
83. The Oilers are the NHL Franchise in Edmonton!!
They have won 5 Stanley Cups and are the current Western Conference Champions! Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment
84. Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment
85. The Edmonton Trappers were the AAA Baseball team from 1981 – 2003
They won the PCL championship 4 times – 1984, 1996, 1997, 2002 Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment
86. Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment
87. Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment 2. Edmonton is a city with a variety of sport history. Click the names below to see some of these famous sports figures:
Edmonton Oil Kings
88. Edmonton Grads The Edmonton Commercial Graduates, were this city's first sports dynasty.
Habitual winners of provincial, national and international basketball titles from 1915 to 1940
The Grads won 502 of 522 games they played – that’s 96%!!!
This is the 1928 team, with Connie Smith, Dot Johnson, Daisy Johnson, Kate Macrae, Elsie Bennie, Hattie Hopkins, Mildred McCormick, Marguerite Bailey, and Margaret MacBurney and coach J. Percy Page.
89. Alex Decoteau Alex Decoteau, Edmonton's Best Runner Edmonton's best middle and long distance runner in the early years of the 20th Century was Alex Decoteau, seen heard nearing the finish line during a Christmas day race in 1915.
90. John Ducey “The Rajah of Renfrew” 1931
Promoted, played, managed and umpired baseball in Edmonton
The namesake for John Ducey Baeball Park – now Telus Field
91. Edmonton Oil Kings After several years of coming in second, the Edmonton Oil Kings finally won the Memorial Cup in 1963.
92. Edmonton – Sports and Entertainment Sports in Edmonton 1905-1949
Sports in Edmonton 1949-1983