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In Memory of Rob MacDonald


Posted by & filed under SCL.

It is with sadness that I share the news of the death of Rob MacDonald on September 19 2017. Rob and his family had a long history as residents of our community. Rob grew up in Strathcona and was passionate about many of our community issues. He was a member of the Strathcona Community League Board from 2007 until 2012, first as Chair of Civics and Planning, then assuming a Co-Presidents role before becoming the President.
Although Rob moved away from the community he continued to be involved as president of the board for Ice on Whyte. He told me how this involvement enabled him to stay connected to the community that he loved. Our sincere condolences to Rob’s children Jackson, David and Olivia as well as to Lydia Neufeld, mother of his three children.
Rob will certainly be missed by our community.
A memorial will be held October 21, at the Strathcona Baptist Church.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=robert-mcdonald&pid=186743361&fhid=11088

New – Kid’s art program


Posted by & filed under SCL.

New – art classes for kids at the hall – Mondays or Thursdays – starting October. 

Details:

After School Art Class for Kids (ages 6 and up)

  • Early fall session – Learn To Draw – Your Favourite Cartoons
    • Mondays October 2nd to 30th (no class Oct 9th); 4:00 – 5:15, or
    • Thursdays (early dismissal) October 5th to 26th; 3:00 – 4:15 pm
  • Late fall session – Learn To Make – Artist Trading Cards
    • Wednesdays Nov 1st to 22nd (no class Nov 9th); 4:00 – 5:15, or
    • Thursdays (early dismissal) Nov 2nd to 30th; 3:00 – 4:15 pm
  • Cost: $80 (includes sketchbook and all materials)
  • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
  • Register: Contact Berna at berna@telus.net
  • Description:  Have fun! Learn from a professional art teacher! Make cool stuff! Join Berna Ponich B.Ed (KEE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, 2013 – Present) at the hall for a four week art class.   Class size is limited, so register early. 

Also – Kids’ Yoga – Early Dismissal on Thursday Afternoons (ages 5 – 9)

  • Late Fall session (6 classes): Nov 9 to Dec 14; 3:00 to 4:00
  • Cost: $72 (or $60 for Community League members) for 6 week session
  • Register: To register contact: info@yogikids.ca or call Tina at 587-341-7777, or Chandra at 780-700-7971
  • Description:  This is the perfect activity for early dismissal Thursdays!  Kid’s yoga is a magical adventure that helps children develop important skills in a loving environment.  It nurtures creativity, mental focus, body awareness, strength and coordination.  And most importantly—it’s fun!  Classes led by two certified kids’ yoga instructors from Yogi Kids.

Letter Bateman | Redevelopment


Posted by & filed under Development Projects Strathcona.

The SCCL received the following letter of Michael Bateman in regards to the Bateman properties (Wild Earth Cafe Redevelopment site) on 99 Street and 89 Avenue. The original letter can be found here

 

First and foremost I would like to thank all the customers of Wild Earth

Foods and Wild Earth Bakery for your patronage over the last several years.

On behalf of the Bateman Family I would also like to thank all of our

tenants over the many years in our buildings, and they are too numerous to

mention. I would also like to thank the staff for their dedication and service,

and hope they will have another opportunity to be employed with the

services in the new building. Since my grandfather built these buildings, the

last in 1957, we have been proud to serve the community, employ many

residents, and offer a great gathering place.

Unfortunately, the buildings are at the end of their economic life. As these

buildings are over 60 years old there was no opportunity to renovate to

modern standards and bring in new tenants. Further to that, the grocery

business has become very difficult for the independent grocer to survive

with rising costs, an old building and shrinking margins. Wild Earth Foods

hasn’t been profitable for quite some time. My sister Deanne and her

partner Greta have worked hard to keep it open as long as possible and as a

family we decided to absorb this cost as a service to the community.

However it has now become more costly and as such we have decided to

close the grocery store at the end of September. Wild Earth Bakery will

remain open at least until the end of December.

As you may know, we have been working on redeveloping the site for a

couple of years and we had planned to close the building and be under

construction this fall. However, as we met with, and received feedback

from, the community, Councilor Henderson, City Planning and Mayor

Iveson, it has taken longer than anticipated moving our project along. We

have listened, gone back to the drawing board, redesigned our project and

have received a positive response to date with the new concept. We hope

to share our redesigned plans with you soon. We also hope to move the

process along as quickly as possible in order to bring back vital services and

jobs to the community. We expect that the City will host another open

house later this year but in the meantime we will be updating the

Strathcona Community League as well as our website as soon as our

application goes back in to the city.

If we receive the approvals to move forward our goal is to move as quickly

as possible to construct the building and sign leases to reopen retail

services.Wild Earth Bakery will return and it is our intent to source retailers

that will service the needs of the community.

Sincerely,

Michael Bateman

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<p>SCCL board member Mark Anielski and artist Carveor Triggs.</p>

Rink Murals

SCCL board member Mark Anielski and artist Carveor Triggs.

<p>The installation team!</p>

Rink Murals

The installation team!

<p>Rink murals by Carveor Triggs and hall mural from iHuman.</p>

Rink and Hall Murals

Rink murals by Carveor Triggs and hall mural from iHuman.

<p>Rink murals by Carveor Triggs with inspiration from students of King Edward School.</p>

Rink Mural Installation

Rink murals by Carveor Triggs with inspiration from students of King Edward School.

<p>Rink murals by Carveor Triggs and hall mural from iHuman.</p>

Rink and Hall Murals

Rink murals by Carveor Triggs and hall mural from iHuman.

<p>Rink murals by Carveor Triggs with inspiration from students of King Edward School.</p>

Rink Murals

Rink murals by Carveor Triggs with inspiration from students of King Edward School.

<p>Putting the murals onto the exterior rink boards.</p>

Rink Mural Installation

Putting the murals onto the exterior rink boards.