Park Warden's Blog


A walk in the Park, Volume 48


Free Admission Day

...From 10am 'til 6pm today it's the City Of Edmonton's "Free Admission Day," which means you don't have to pay a cent to enjoy loads of city-run facilities!  Check out the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, the Valley Zoo, Fort Edmonton Park, the Londonderry & Terwillegar arenas, and lots more for free.  Expect line-ups at some of the locations, and there's a shuttle bus service from Commonwealth Stadium to the Zoo & Fort Edmonton.  Check page 12 of the Edmonton Sun or click here for all the details:

JERSEY SHORE'S FINAL SEASON ... A bunch of years back when "Jersey Shore" first began, I saw the very first two episodes, because it mesmerized me like a nasty car wreck; I couldn't believe what I was seeing!  After I snapped out of my brainwave-less trance, I almost puked and I never watched another minute of that sh*t.  I'm glad the show is winding down its run as the final season kicks off this Thursday.  I think its one of the worst programs in the history of TV, and I'm amazed it lasted as long as it did.  Get the f*ck out of here "Jersey Shore"!

FOX SHOWS MAN'S SUICIDE ... Here's a weird story; on Friday, FOX TV in Phoenix, AZ, was airing live coverage of a police chase when the suspect suddenly pulled out a gun a fatally shot himself.  He took shots at the police and their helicopter before turning the gun on himself.  FOX NEWS has issued an apology; point your smokin' gun here to find out more:

Puck Bunnies

CHARITY HOCKEY GAME ... At 2 o'clock this afternoon there's a hockey game fundraiser for the Special Olympics Of Alberta, featuring the Alberta Law Enforcement team vs. the Edmonton Emergency Services team.  The legendary Hanson Brothers will be there too!  Tix are $25, and the game takes place at the U Of A's Clare Drake Arena, 87th avenue & 115th street.  Get your tickets here:

KATZ SAYS HE'S SORRY ... Edmonton Oilers owner, Daryl Katz, has issued an apology to the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and most importantly, all Oilers fans, for his recent posturing in Seattle, WA.  Katz basically said he was trying to send a message to city council and that was the wrong thing to do.  Let's just get a win-win deal done and start building the arena complex; just don't use public money to do it.  Why can't Katz just ask some of his high-flyin' business buddies to invest?!  Now we just need the stupid NHL to clean up its mess, stick handle here for the story:


NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK ... In stores and on iTunes this Tuesday: The TRAGICALLY HIP - "Now For Plan A," THREE DAYS GRACE - "Transit Of Venus," PAPA ROACH - "The Connection," GREAT WHITE - "Ready For Rock 'N' Roll," ALICE COOPER - "Spark In The Dark: The Best Of," HEART - "Fanatic," MARILLION - "Sounds That Can't Be Made," MATCHBOX TWENTY - "North," LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY - "Disco Devil: The Jamaican Disco Mixes," and VARIOUS ARTISTS - "Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who."

Halloween Hotties

20th HALLOWEEN HOWLER ... Keep listening to The Bear to win tickets to the 20th Annual Halloween Howler, every day until October 25th.  Listen for the "Cue to call" and be caller 10 at 780-451-8666 when you hear it!  There's a $20,000 door prize, insane costume prizes including cash and a Powersports vehicle from Cycleworks.  This year's bands are OUR LADY PEACE, I MOTHER EARTH, and MONSTER TRUCK.  Plus, DJ Harmon B will be spinning tunes in between sets; don't miss out on the craziest, most debaucherous party of the year!  If you're new to the city, words don't do it justice; you have to go and experience the mayhem to believe all the tales!

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

THE NFL IS BACK ... Every Sunday, and every NFL Game Day, you can catch all the action with superb food, drink & service at your favourite location.  Get all the NFL buzz here:

Edmonton ESKIMOS Football … The Eskimos still suck, after their 5th consecutive loss Friday night in Calgary, but it's always fun to go to a game at Commonwealth Stadium.  Their next game is Friday night, with the Hamilton Tiger Cats in town.  Game time is 7:00pm, Mountain time.  Go Esks, Ti-Cats suck; visit

Soccer Sloot

FC Edmonton … Our pro soccer team, FC Edmonton, is done for the season after posting the worst record in the NASL.  They've also let go of the Head Coach & Assistant Coach (both Dutchmen), citing budget restrictions, but the team promises they'll continue striving to improve next year.  Kick your mouse here to find out more:

Edmonton OIL KINGS Hockey ... At least someone's playing hockey in this city!  World class action for a small town price.  The 2012 WHL Champs are back in action at Rexall Place on Thursday evening, hosting the Prince Albert Raiders.  Game time is 7pm, Mountain time, and you can catch every game on our brother station, TEAM 1260.  Skate over here for more info:

Suggestions or comments?  Contact me anytime from anywhere, on Twitter @ParkWarden1003, email, or visit my FB page,  Have a superb week, and I'll talk to you next Saturday morning at 10am, Mountain time!

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