Help us raise $1 Million to Illuminate the Midway at Fort Edmonton Park!

Buy a symbolic Bulb and be part of lighting up a world-class, historical attraction in Edmonton.

We’re Raising
$1,000,000

$89,000
Raised So Far

Light the Midway

Something amazing is happening in Edmonton’s River Valley!

Fort Edmonton Park is expanding to create a world-class, internationally acclaimed living history experience. The Park will re-open in 2021 with the expansion of the 1920’s-style Midway, as well as a brand new Indigenous Peoples Experience, a new front entry plaza, guest services area and once the $11 Million Capital Campaign is completed, we will initiate the expansion of the Hotel Selkirk.

As part of this incredible project, Fort Edmonton Foundation is raising money to support expansions and enhancements to the historical 1920’s Johnny J. Jones Midway. We need your help to meet our goal of $1 Million to light up the midway and keep it lit for years to come!


BUY A SYMBOLIC BULB TODAY!

You can buy symbolic bulbs for yourself, your children or grandchildren! Dedicate a bulb in honour or memory of someone special. Give a bulb as a unique gift. Tell us who you are buying your bulb for and we can provide you with a commemorative certificate with their name on it. 

Be Part of Igniting the Spirit of the Edmonton Community! 

Historical midways are known for being illuminated by lights – from overhead strings, to dazzling lights on rides, to brightly lit stalls and games. Built to recreate the midway at the 1920’s Edmonton Summer Exhibition, the 1920s Johnny J. Jones Midway will feature a bigger Ferris wheel, life-size maze, games alley, funhouse, the highly-acclaimed Cabinet of Curios exhibit, and much more!

We are inviting Edmontonians to help us Light the Midway at Fort Edmonton Park by buying symbolic bulbs. It is going to be a historic moment in Edmonton’s River Valley when the Midway lights up for the first time in 2021 and stays illuminated for everyone to enjoy! 

The new Midway at Fort Edmonton Park will be Powered by Community! 

There are 20,000 lights that need to be illuminated throughout the Midway including the games and rides. Buy a bulb for you and your family members. Dedicate a bulb to a loved one. Donate a bulb in memory of a friend or gift a bulb to celebrate a birthday. 

Donate Now!

Thank you to our latest donors!

  • Aara Matovu
  • Agnew family
  • Alan & Alice Bell
  • Alex Fong
  • Alex Hamilton Erin Prenoslo Sarah Hamilton Nick Hirschmann Mary-Lou Hamilton

Join Our Luminary Fundraising Team!

Help us achieve our goal by joining our Luminary Fundraising Team. Set up your own individual or team fundraiser and challenge your friends, neighbours and coworkers to buy a bulb, string of lights or even illuminate an entire section of the Midway. Create fundraising challenges or get the youth involved in their own fundraisers. There are awards for the top fundraising teams (adults and youth) and rewards for reaching donation milestones.

Awards

Top participants, teams and more. In recognition of your hard work, we will present a number of fundraising awards for teams, individuals and youth.

SEE THE AWARDS

Rewards

Rewards for fundraising milestones including rewards for participants who’ve reached specific goals.

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Fundraising Tools

Fundraising ideas, social media assets, posters and more!

We want to help you be successful in the fundraising for Light the Midway.

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Let’s work together to Light the Midway and keep it bright for years to come!

We look forward to bringing light to the heart of Edmonton and our residents and visitors. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation.

If you would like to gift a symbolic bulb to someone special, or dedicate it in honour of a loved one, we can provide you with a certificate with their name on it. Please click here to provide us with instructions or fill out the form below.


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Need more info about the Light the Midway campaign? We would love to help! Please fill out the form if you have questions and one of our Luminary Leaders will respond soon.

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