Update Strathcona Community League Ice Rink

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In the last few days, we received some enquiries about our ice rink. Here a little update on our rink.

The rink will soon be flooded by our contractor.  It’s hard to predict exactly when it will be ready for skating, as it depends on the weather, and also on the contractor’s availability. Typically our ice rink is ready to go between December 15th and 30th.  As soon as it opens we will update you via email, facebook and our site.

 

Reminder | AGM | Nov. 20 | 8pm

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The SCCL Board Meeting will be held at the Strathcona Community Hall Monday on November 20th. at 7pm.
The meeting will be followed by the Annual General Meeting at 8 pm.The Strathcona Centre Community League is holding its annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8pm at the Strathcona Community Hall (10139 87 Avenue). 

The AGM is open to all neighbours and residents of Strathcona who are interested to hear about the league’s projects and events of the last year, and all league members are allowed to vote on motions presented. The board will also be tabling the SCCL financial statements of the league.

What: Strathcona Centre Community League AGM
When: Monday, November 20, 2017, 8pm
Where: Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Avenue

If you’re interested in volunteering with the board of the community league, elections will be held during the AGM.

The following positions are open for election or appointment on Monday, November 20:

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the AGM please contact board president Maureen Duguay or any current board members.

 


Strathcona Centre Community League

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA

Monday, November 20, 2017 8pm – Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Avenue

1.0    Call to Order – 8pm

 

2.0    Adoption of Agenda

 

3.0    Approval of Minutes of SCCL AGM of 2016 (November 14, 2016)

 

4.0 League Finances

4.1 2016-2017 financial statement, Treasurer

 

5.0 Reports

5.1 President

5.2 Vice President

5.3 Building and Grounds

5.4 Hall Use

5.5 Membership

5.6 Programs

5.7 Social Committee

5.8 Civics/Planning

5.9 Community and Neighbourhood Liasion 

5.10 Soccer

5.11 Garden

5.12 Green Initiatives

5.13 Safety

5.14 Communications

5.15 Secretary

 

6.0 Elections (2-year terms unless otherwise noted)

6.1 Vice President

6.2 Treasurer

6.3 Building and Grounds 

6.4 Communications Director

6.5 Community Garden 

6.6 Green Initiatives

6.7 Hall Use

6.8 Community and Neighbourhood Liaison Committee

6.9 Social Director

 

Available positions with one year remaining in term:

6. 10 Programs Director

6. 11 Civics Director

 

7.0    New Business

7.1  Recommended Bylaws Amendments 2017        (Bylaws including Amendments 2017)

7.2 Budget

 

8.0   Adjournment – 9:30pm.

Next Annual General Meeting – Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8pm

Strathcona Community Hall, 10139 87 Avenue

Council turns down amendment Mezzo

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We are very pleased with the outcome of todays council meeting in regards to the Mezzo development and the request from the developer to have the affordable housing provision changed. Council turned down the amendment request telling Westoak the developer to meet the provisions approved in the DC2 provision in April of 2016. We are very pleased that council understood the importance of affordable family housing in the communities of Queen Alex and Strathcona and is holding the developer accountable to the DC2 provision.

Thank you to Barbara Sanders and Kirsten Goa who also spoke in opposition on behalf of our community. Any communication sent to councillors from the community is also appreciated as in this case we gained a positive result. Councillor Henderson was very supportive and worked to assist us with our strategy and did an excellent job of raising the right questions to ensure the rest of council fully understood the important issues around this request for a DC2 provision change.

More information:

Pub Night | Fri Nov 17 | Trivia

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Reminder – pub night this Friday, Nov 17th – Trivia Night!

  • doors open 7:30 pm, trivia starts at 8:30 pm (sharp! – come a bit early if you need to find a team)
  • $5/person entry fee
  • at the hall – 10139 87 Ave (use south door by the rink)
  • come with a team of 4, or on your own and we’ll find team mates for you!
  • Quizmasters Scott and Gordon will test your knowledge

Upcoming pub nights:

  • Friday, Dec 15th – Christmas pub night

Pub nights are held on the 3rd Friday of each month. They typically start at 8pm, but times can vary depending on the activity.  Meet in the Lounge, upstairs at the Strathcona Community League – 10139 87 Ave (use south door).

Note:  pub night is for community league members and invited guests.  Memberships available on-site.

Contact social@strathconacommunity.ca

Mezzo Development Back to Council |Nov 15, 2017

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I am not sure if you are aware but the Mezzo development is going back to council on November 15, 2017 as the affordable housing agreement with Habitat for Humanity has fallen through. It is our understanding that it was not a firm agreement when presented to council April 2016 when the Mezzo project was approved. This affordable housing provision we believe was a contributing factor for councillors to approve this development. The Strathcona Community League will be speaking against approval of this new amendment and encourage you to use social media, emails, etc. to let council know your opinion regarding this issue. If council approves this in principle it means developers can propose one thing for approval and then go back to council for reapproval later. It is a bait and switch tactic which the community league does not support.

The Mezzo approval has greatly impacted our community. Please share your opinions with the Mayor and councillors.

The following councillors did not support approval of the Mezzo development.

Councillor Henderson

Councillor McKeen

Councillor Knack

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Maureen Duguay

President SCCL

New overflow tunnel 88 Ave, west of Mill Creek

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The EPCOR Drainage Services will perform construction of the new overflow tunnel along the alignment of 88 Avenue, west of Mill Creek. The work will involve constructing a 2 meter long (900 mm diameter, approximately 10 meters deep) tunnel, and an additional shaft (3 m wide) on the west side of the bicycle trail.

This work will take approximately four months to complete and is scheduled to begin the week of November 13, 2017. The multiuse trail will be disrupted at the work site location as indicated on the map in the attached Notice (some lanes will be completely closed, others will have limited access). Signage stating construction dates, contact person and a detour map will be posted on either side of the construction site and the trails from the residential area. Please find more information in the Flyer: Construction Notice North Mill Creek October 25 2017

SCCL Board Meeting | Nov 20.| 7pm

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The SCCL Board Meeting will be held at the Strathcona Community Hall Monday on November 20th. at 7pm. The meeting will be followed by the annual general meeting at 8 pm.

Please find out more about the Agenda AGM. If you are interested in the available board positions, you can further information here: Available board positions 

All members are welcome to attend.

 

 

A throw back to summer | Canada 150 Event | Sept 16-17

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What a good time to look back at some warmer days. Mid September SCCL organised ‘Canada 150 Event’; a two-day event organised in collaboration with The King Edward Elementary School Parent Council and The King Edward After School Program.

It featured an outdoor movie night on Saturday, September 16 and a barbeque on Sunday, September 17 with entertainment from local musicians, games and crafts for the children, storytellers focusing on history. Premier Rachel Notley brought greetings and spoke of the valuable contributions made by community leagues and its volunteers. Further Premier Notley and councilor Ben Henderson dedicated a bench to family Reg and Helen Gillespie. In earlier years Reg was president of the community league and the founder of our community hall. Reg Gillespie passed away this year in February. His wife Helen Gillespie is still very much involved with our community.

The event was a big success. More than 150 people attended the event. Of course, SCCL could not have done this without all the people and organisations in our community. We would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that donated their time and effort to make this event a wonderful day for our community.

 

Volunteers:

  • Aaron Duguay,
  • Aisling and Aoife Devlin O’Connor,
  • Ann Matheson
  • Azam Nikzad,
  • Betty Lou Kidder,
  • Berna Ponich,
  • Ceilin Family,
  • Colleen Taralson,
  • Dale chapman,
  • Delianne Meenhorst,
  • Donna Fong,
  • Frank Burgess,
  • Gary Duguay,
  • Hedvig Nenzen,
  • Helen Gillespie,
  • Jan Black Stewart,
  • Jan Olson,
  • Jeanie McDonnell,
  • Jerome Cranston,
  • John de Haan,
  • Katie Chapman,
  • Kelly Binnington
  • King Edward Child Care Centre,
  • Logan Rogers,
  • Lois Hameister,
  • Maureen Duguay,
  • Melanie Kidder,
  • Melissa Conlon-Fitzpatrick
  • Mike Waith,
  • Nafisa Unwala,
  • Nathan and Heidi Carroll,
  • Ross Bradford,
  • Rudolf Breti,
  • Ryley Schmidt,
  • Sadiq Unwala
  • Shelagh Campbell,
  • Vahid Ayan,
  • Zoe Epp.

 

Music Bands

  • Dale Chapman and Barefoot Big Band
  • Jerome Cranston and the rebel Orchestra
  • Michael Dougherty and the Ukulele band
  • Frank Burgess and the Trinity Band

 

Sponsors:

  • Big Rock,
  • BlackByrd Music
  • City of Edmonton,
  • Daawat Restaurant,
  • K&K Foodliner
  • Laurel on Whyte
  • No Frills,
  • Pride Edmonton
  • Starbucks.

 

 

Get Active | Zumba, Yoga, Urban Pole Walking

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Don’t let the cold outside be the reason to slow down your physical and mental fitness. Have a look at the healthy activities below which all take place at Strathcona Community Hall. Most of the classes also offer drop in classes.

  1. YOGA – Sunday Mornings with Dawn Lamothe Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30am
  2. YOGA – Tues/Thurs Mornings with Kyla Fischer Tues and Thurs 9:30 – 10:45am
  3. YOGA – Monday Evenings with Corinne McNally Mondays 7:00 – 8:15pm
  4. YOGA – Kids’ – Early Dismissal on Thursday Afternoons Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00
  5. ZUMBA – Wednesdays with Mel Kidder Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30pm
  6. Heal Your Life discussion group Saturdays once a month  10:30am to noon
  7. Urban Pole Walking Wednesday mornings 7:30am