Leonard Cohen Edmonton Visit in 1966 to Be Commemorated in 2016

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Leonard Cohen's five week visit to the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1966 marked his transition from an ordinary person to a celebrity. We plan to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of this visit in 2016 with a special event!

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Leonard Cohen Edmonton Visit in 1966 to Be Commemorated in 2016

  1. 1. Leonard Cohen Edmonton 1966 Five week visit 48 and a half years ago as guest of the Department of English In 2016 we plan a major event commemorating 50 Year anniversary of visit where he transitioned from an ordinary person to a celebrity
  2. 2. Hype in the Gateway before arrival!
  3. 3. from Gateway interview post arrival
  4. 4. More Gateway Images from 1966
  5. 5. 1966 Image from Yearbook
  6. 6. Yearbook Text
  7. 7. Yearbook audience Images from 1966 Visit
  8. 8. More audience images from Yearbook
  9. 9. Signing autographs
  10. 10. More yearbook audience images
  11. 11. Performing
  12. 12. The fuel for the performances!
  13. 13. Yearbook Picture Campus in 1966
  14. 14. Campus Today
  15. 15. House Sisters of Mercy Lived in As It Looked in 2004
  16. 16. Side Entrance Access to Basement Apartment Where Sisters of Mercy Lived
  17. 17. Residential Building Tamarack House Which Replaced It In 2013
  18. 18. Edmonton Leonard Cohen Night 2002 2002
  19. 19. Stroll of Poets 2002 Leonard Cohen Night
  20. 20. Open Stage Performance 2002
  21. 21. Preparing Red Needles Drink 2002
  22. 22. 2003 LCN Ben Sures
  23. 23. 2003 LCN Dale Ladouceur
  24. 24. 2004 LCN - Nadel Lecture
  25. 25. Poetry Readings in the Audience 2004
  26. 26. Performance Ann Vriend 2004
  27. 27. Performance Wendy McNeill 2004
  28. 28. Closing group sing 2005
  29. 29. Edmonton 2008 Int. Leonard Cohen Event • Built on Leonard’s own significant history in the city, and on the 6 years of successful Cohen events we had had by that time. Tours of significant Cohen sites, guided by singer Michael Dorsey who lived in adjacent apartment to Sisters of Mercy. • July 11-13, 2008. Concurrent with Street Performer’s Festival. Performances by Serena Ryder, Jann Arden, Tom Rush, Roddy Hart, Peter Elkas, Darrel Scott, Yaron Hallis, Ann Vriend
  30. 30. Edmonton 2016 Int. Leonard Cohen Event • Will celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s pivotal five week visit to Edmonton in 1966. • Will pick up where the 2008 event left off and explore additional Edmonton attractions including the Edmonton Queen Riverboat and the Edmonton International Film Festival, which we are partnering with in the event.
  31. 31. The Edmonton Queen Riverboat
  32. 32. Edmonton International Film Festival
  33. 33. Mallory Chipman Will be a Featured Performer

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