Edmonton, Canada, will be the location for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training September 14-18, 2009. You will learn all the TapRooT® tools, and also many advanced skills, that a Team Leader needs to collect information, analyze root causes, and develop effective fixes that will help your company improve performance.

To get more information and to register for the course, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=705&l=1.

Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta and is located on the North Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies. It is the second largest city in Alberta, with a population of 752,412. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton)

Canada’s second most populous provincial capital (after Toronto), Edmonton is a cultural, governmental, and educational center. It plays host to a year-round slate of world-class festivals, earning it the title of “The Festival City,” and it is also home to North America’s largest mall. Edmonton’s thriving arts & culture scene boasts everything a major metropolis should offer: galleries, museums, live theatre, concerts, opera, and ballet. The shopping and dining options are endless, as is the array of outdoor activities.

Area Attractions:
The West Edmonton Mall boasts more than 800 stores and employs more than 23,000 people. Visitors will be overwhelmed with all the mall has to offer: the world’s largest indoor amusement park, a five-acre waterpark, an 18-hole miniature golf course, an indoor lake, a National Hockey League sized ice rink, and much, much more!

The Great Divide Waterfall spans 91 meters along the expanse of Edmonton’s High Level Bridge and is higher than Niagara Falls. The waterfall effect is created when approximately 50,000 liters of water per minute rush out through specially-designed nozzles. For a two hour waterfall showing, the water measures approximately 4,600 cubic meters.

The Muttart Conservatory is set in Edmonton’s lush river valley. Four huge, glass pyramids make up the conservatory, and it is home to thousands of species of plants, both domestic and exotic. There is The Tropical Pyramid, The Temperate Pyramid, The Arid Pyramid, and The Show Pyramid, which is completely changed six times a year.

The Valley Zoo is one of Edmonton’s premier attractions, offering fun and education for children and adults alike. With more than 350 animals, the zoo has a strong conservation focus, which is evident in their exhibits and educational programs.

Park and River Valley activities abound in Edmonton, with more than 460 parks in the city. The River Valley alone has 22 major parks and forms a “Ribbon of Green” that winds its way along the North Saskatchewan River and through the heart of the city, featuring wildlife areas, trails (natural and paved) and other amenities.

Fort Edmonton Park is North America’s largest interactive historic park. Go back in time as you walk through four historical periods – costumed interpreters bring the past to life, answer your questions, and invite you to experience the best of the period. Take a ride on a steam train, play pioneer games, bake bread the old-fashioned way, shop, or hit the midway for rides and games.

The Edmonton Queen Riverboat is a popular attraction in the heart of downtown Edmonton. It offers a unique experience, a relaxing atmosphere, and one of the most picturesque views of the city and the beautiful River Valley.

Dining in Edmonton:

The Creperie is a delightful French restaurant and was voted Edmonton’s “Most Romantic Restaurant.”  As the name implies, the menu offers delicious crepes filled with chicken, seafood, beef and vegetables. Not limited to crepes, patrons can also enjoy steaks, lamb, fresh mussels, salmon, and more.

Chianti Café is located in the historic “Old Post Office” building in Edmonton’s entertainment and theater district. They offer casual Italian dining, and all menu items are made fresh from scratch. They will even accommodate customers on a gluten-free diet.

Yiannis Taverna is located in Old Strathcona in the heart of Edmonton. Enjoy unique Greek dishes like KEFTEDES (traditionally prepared meat balls, topped with onions and served with tzaziki and lemon) or SPETSOFAI (spicy Greek sausage served with a sauté of tomato, onion and bell peppers). You can also enjoy your favorite pizzas with loads of Greek ingredients to choose from…and on weekends you’ll be entertained by belly dancers!

La Ronde is located on the 24th floor of Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe Hotel and offers a spectacular view of the city. Revolving once every 90 minutes, La Ronde treats its guests to an unmatched view and dining experience.

The Blue Pear Restaurant is a local favorite in Edmonton where guest enjoy unique entrées in a boutique/bistro-like setting. Specials like Brazil nut coated pike fillet and scallop ceviche with triple cooked yam fries, green beans and butter enriched Acai sauce will tantalize your taste buds.

To get more information and to register for the course, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=705&l=1.