CANADA: Manitoba Marathon Goes Virtual, A Month-Long Asian Food Festival, and More

EDMONTON: The Kaleido Festival occurred all around Alberta Avenue this past weekend, Sept. 11-13. Instead of its usual spot along 118 Avenue, over 200 performers were transported on the back of flatbed trucks performing impromptu shows in unannounced locations at various times. The festival was produced by Christy Morin, who says she was inspired to take to the streets after watching an ice cream truck stop on her street. 

MANITOBA: After being postponed to fall, the Manitoba Marathon announced it will be going virtual this year due to COVID-19. Organizers are hoping to provide a virtual race experience for participants, including a "DIY Race Weekend" kit, where runners can upload their race results and photos. The annual Father's Day marathon usually has around 10,000 to 12,000 people participate each year, but is now expecting about a fourth of that. 

MONTREAL: The L’Illusion, Théâtre de Marionnettes, an over 40-year-old non-profit arts venue, will be torn down and recreated on its current site with help from a $3.44-million investment from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. The construction of the new theater will include two halls with seating for 170 people; specialized equipment including a lighting system, sound system, stage curtains and video equipment; common and technical areas; and more. 

TORONTO: Asian food festival AsialiciousTO is bringing together over 100 of Toronto's most notable hotels, cafes, bakeries, food courts, and more kicking off on Sept. 11 and running until Oct. 11. The festival will have deals priced at $10, $20, and $30, depending on food selection. Participating venues will offer dine-in, takeout, and delivery options. 

VANCOUVER: The owner of Fraserview Banquet Hall submitted a development application to build a replacement building with larger spaces for special events. The new two-story structure will have the same height and will be painted in the same way as the banquet hall structure on the north side of the property, originally built in 1961, which will be retained. The project’s design firm is Salikan Architecture.

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