Places to Totally Nerd Out in YEG

Dark Matters

Dark Matters
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Telus World of Science hosts an adult-only evening where you can drink, eat, and learn! The next Dark Matters event focuses on the themes of “Fears and Phobias” in time for Halloween.

When: Oct 19, 2017, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

How Much: $19.95/person in advance, $25.95 at the door

Breakout VR

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Escape this world and explore awesome virtual realities as this VR lounge. Choose from a huge selection of the latest games with the Occulus Rift or the HTC Vive.

Where: Breakout VR – 10107 81 Ave

How Much: $25/person

Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo

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This annual event draws huge crowds of like-minded people gathering to celebrate all things nerdy! Come out to see some fantastic cosplay, interesting panels, and snag a photo-op with your hero. This year you can meet cast members from Stranger Things, Riverdale and Supernatural!

When: September 22nd-24th

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre

The Buck Trivia Nights

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The Buckingham bar on Whyte hosts themed trivia nights to test your knowledge. With awesome prizes and great specials, these are a great night out.  Cannot wait for the upcoming  trivia night theme: Jurassic Park where you could win an inflatable dinosaur costume.

Where: The Buckingham – 10439 82 Ave NW

When: August 13 – Doors open at 3:00 pm. Get there early!

Boardgame Cafes

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Board Game Cafes have popped up all over the city! Get a group together or meet new people at one of Edmonton’s board game cafes! Browse huge selections of games with tasty coffee and unleash your inner geek!

Where: The Gamer’s Lodge, Hexagon Board Game CafeTable Top Cafe or Board and Brew

5 Fun, Unique Ways to Stay Fit in YEG

If you’re bored of the same ol’ gym routine, think about trying some of these other activities to keep in shape!

Archery Tag

Archery Tag
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Finally Edmonton has opened an Archery Tag gym. This high energy sport mixes dodgeball with archery and will leave you sweating!

Where: Magna Ludus

How Much: $25/person

POUND Fitness

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This fitness class lets you rock out while getting seriously fit! Great option for music lovers and those looking to try something different.

Find an upcoming class near you

Rock Climbing

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Rock climbing adds adrenaline and fun to a tough workout. Rock climbing is a full body workout that combines strength and cardio!

Where: Vertically Inclined – 8523 Argyll Road

How Much: $30/person

Dog-Human Bootcamp

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Now you can combine your workout with burning off some of your dog’s energy in this dog-human bootcamp. Make deeper connections with your pooch while you both go through circuits and drills to keep you both fit!

Where: Top Dog Fitness (lots of locations available)

How Much: $20/person

Aerial Fitness

Aerial Fitness
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Get fit while feeling like Spiderman! Workshops here teach you how to fly while engaging your core and working on your upper-body strength!

Where: Circo Fit – 11346 – 119 St

How Much: $20/person

 

 

The Furry Craze Hitting Yoga

Yoga With Animals

Looking for a way to be active and hang out with some new furry friends? Yoga with animals is the hottest trend for fitness and these Edmonton classes are selling out fast!

There’s plenty of options to get your stretch on alongside your favourite type of furry pal!


Yoga with Cats

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Yoga with Cats hosted by the Cat Cafe on Whyte.

When: Saturdays at 8: 30 am. Register through website: https://www.catcafeonwhyte.com/

Cost: $20

Location: Cat Cafe on Whyte – 10111-82 AVE NW

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Cats on Your Mats hosted by the Edmonton Humane Society.

When: Drop-in classes on Saturdays – 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Cost: $20

Location: Edmonton Humane Society – Education Classroom – 13620 – 163 St NW


Yoga with Goats

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Goodness & Goats hosted by FARRM Rescue

When: June 3rd & 4th, July 15th & 16th, August 12th and 13th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: $20

Location: Location is provided upon ticket purchase.


Yoga with Pigs

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Peace & Pigs Yoga hosted by FARRM Rescue

When: June 3rd & 4th, July 15th & 16th, August 12th and 13th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: $20

Location: Location is provided upon ticket purchase.

The YEG Dogs of Instagram

When I’m down, nothing cheers me up better than looking at photos of cute dogs.

If you’re dog crazy like me, feed that vice by checking out some of these adorable dogs on Instagram that live right here in Edmonton!

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Dash_yeg

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Image: dash_yeg (instagram)

Jack.theminiaussie

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Chesterchelmick

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 Thegrizzlypack

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Image: thegrizzlypack (instagram)

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Image: lulu_gally_thedoodle (instagram)

Blue.eyes.bella

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Maximusblueboston

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Lifeoftuuka

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