CtK is thrilled to co-host Edmonton’s inaugural We Should Know Each Other event with Calgary’s busiest artist and man about town, Mr. Mark Hopkins!
On February 24, Edmontonians will have their first chance to experience a Calgary-based community-building event that has gained national attention: We Should Know Each Other (WSKEO).
The concept is straightforward: Edmonton residents of every age, culture, profession, sexuality, etc. are invited to gather at The Artery… to meet each other. Facilitated with nametags and friendly hosts, attendees from diverse communities will enjoy surprising conversations in a welcoming environment, all for the simple pleasure of meeting someone new.
Mark Hopkins hosted the first WSKEO event in his Calgary apartment on February 24, 2008; its debut in Edmonton will mark the initiative’s five-year anniversary. While the vast majority of WSKEO events have taken place in Hopkins’ apartment, larger-scale versions have occurred in art galleries, warehouses, a C-Train station, a hot dog restaurant, a cohousing complex, a bookstore and Calgary City Hall. Its largest event – WSKEO #100 – took place in the King Edward Arts Hub & Incubator, a 100-year-old, four-storey school building. The two-day event included more than fifty participating groups and attracted more than 2,500 attendees.
Since its founding, WSKEO has been featured in Maclean’s Magazine, CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera, Breakfast Television, Avenue Magazine and more. It was also the topic of a TEDxCalgary talk, and was featured in Erin McManus’ documentary, Crave Calgary, and in the Canada West Foundation’s book, A Place to Call Home: Building Community, Inspiration and Creativity in Western Canada.
WHAT: We Should Know Each Other (a community-building event)
FREE – visit www.wskeo.com for details
WHEN: Sunday, February 24, 2013 – 7:00-11:00 pm
WHERE: The Artery, 9535 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB