SCCL needs you: Casino Volunteers

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Casino Volunteers for SCCL Fundraising Photo: 123rf

SCCL needs volunteers to work at our casino fundraising event. You can sign up through


We have need for volunteers the following two days:

– Saturday 8 July 2017

– Sunday 9th July 2017


The Casino is a major fundraiser event for the SCCL. Casino funds help SCCL perform many services:

– inform residents about things happening in Strathcona by newsletter delivery or other media

– organise programs and events to bring together our members and/or inform our Strathcona residents

– a voice on issues in our community

…and so much more!


No experience is necessary to become a Casino Volunteer! You can sign up through our link:


If you have any questions, please contact me directly through email:


Thank you in advance for volunteering,


Barry Hickie

Casino Director SCCL

Kids’ summer programs at the Community League

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Check out these four great activities:

  • Art at the Hall  (1 week of classes in July, 1 week in Aug)
  • Kids’ Yoga Class (1 week of classes in July, 1 week in Aug)
  • Pop Up Play (Wed and Fridays, 10:30 am to 1:30pm)
  • Paint Plaster and Play Camp (week long, full day camp in July)




The Strathcona Community League will be offering art classes for kids at the hall this summer.  Join Berna Ponich from ARTAGOGO for a week exploring drawing and painting and/or printmaking techniques in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.  All skill levels are welcome.

  • July 17 – 21

6-8 yr olds – 10:00 – 11:30 am

9-12 yr olds – 11:45 – 1:15 pm

  • August 14 – 18

6-8 yr olds – 10:00 – 11:30 am

9-12 yr olds – 11:45 – 1:15 pm

Cost : $100 for the week including all materials and a sketch book

Registration : Contact Berna at for more information and to register.  Space is limited.  Children must be 6 by the start date

Berna Ponich studied Fine Arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design and went on to receive her B.Ed at the U of A, with a major in art education.  She has been teaching for 27 years and currently runs classes through Artagogo, the City Arts Centre and is in her fourth year as Artist in Residence at King Edward School.




Two summer yoga camps will be offered at the Strathcona Community League Hall:

  • For ages 4 – 6:

July 10 – 14, 9am – 12 noon. Cost:  $150

  • For ages 6 – 9:

August 7 – 11, 9am – 12 noon. Cost:  $150

The camps will emphasize having fun as well as developing physical skills, creativity and mental focus. We will practice poses while taking imaginative journeys, moving to music and playing games.  We will also do yoga related crafts, outdoor explorations and age-appropriate mindfulness and relaxation activities. Both camps will be run by two certified kids’ yoga instructors from Yogi Kids.


Pop Up Play (formerly the Green Shack Program, although now part time and without the shack)

Pop Up Play is an exciting opportunity for kids to enjoy access to high quality recreation programming in their own neighbourhood   Join in games, sports, crafts, music, drama and special events 2 days a week at each location. Look out for the colourful Pop Up Play flags flying at a green space near you.

If there’s a game or activity you’d like to play, just ask the Program Leader. They are there to make your summer a fun one!

  • Ages: 6 – 12 years (children under 6 must be supervised by a parent or guardian)
  • Dates:   Wed and Fridays, 10:30 am to 1:30pm

July 5- August 25, 2016

  • Cost: Free!
  • Location: At the park and spray park by the hall

Children are free to come and go as they please from our Pop Up Play Programs.


Paint Plaster and Play Camp

Let your imagination soar and create a masterpiece! Use your creative skills as you explore a variety of art activities including painting, sculpting, paper mache and sketching. Participants will also enjoy a field trip to an art gallery!

  • Ages 8-13
  • July 4 to July 7
  • 9am to 4pm
  • Strathcona Community Hall
  • $130

This is a City of Edmonton program. To register go to or call 311.

SCCL Community Board Game Day

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Attend our Community Board Game Day on May 28th

Time: 10am – 1pm

Address: SCCL, 10139 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton, T6E 2P3, Alberta

Bring your own game or play one of ours.

*small cover charge to cover coffee & snacks

Sports Field Etiquette

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Be a Good Sport!

The sun is shining and the smell of fresh-cut grass is in the air. Outdoor sports season is here at last!

The City of Edmonton maintains over 1,600 ball diamonds, soccer pitches and multi-use fields. Field users are asked to help us keep our fields in shape all season long by adhering to a few simple rules:

  • Be respectful of the field and neighbourhood; you’re a guest there.
  • Don’t litter, smoke or drink alcohol on the field.
  • Park only in designated areas.
  • Respect closures; they’re for the good of the field.
  • If water pools on the field, don’t use it.
  • Report damage and violations to 311.

Fields are closed periodically for maintenance, rest and rejuvenation. These short closures can help prevent longer, costly closures, and extend the life of the field. Visit and check “Notifications” to confirm your field is open before heading out. You can also sign up to receive email or RSS closure notifications.


Have fun out there!



Heal Your Life discussion group – Sat May 20, 10:30am

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Relationships. While some are good, or even great, others can be down right miserable. Every relationship is an opportunity for us to grow. We’ll look at issues in everyday relationships as well as our “special relationships” through Louise Hay and other philosophies in this Meetup.

  • Sat, May 20, 10:30 to noon.
  • Strathcona Community Hall – 10139 87 Ave (upstairs in the Lounge – use north door at the top of the ramp)
  • Please call Dianne at 780-904-0796 to register.

The first two Meetups are free to community league members and $10 per Meetup otherwise.  Next session will be June 17th.


Pub Nights: May 19 beer tasting; Jun 16 tequila tasting – Reminder

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  • Friday, May 19th – beer tasting – “More Alberta Beers You Haven’t Tasted”.  Stephen Hesse will continue last year’s sampling of brews from our home province.
  • Friday, Jun 16th – tequila tasting – Harold Wallin, community resident and owner of the Blue Chair Café, is going to serve and tell us about three of his favourite tequilas.

note:  no pub nights in July and Aug

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.


Outdoor Movie at the Neighbours – Fundraiser

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Spark! Youth Camp is an interdisciplinary arts camp that takes place on Edmonton’s Alberta Avenue. Students from the age of 7-14 participate in a two week camp from July 3th-15th, in which they create their own theatre production from the performance, technical and design perspective. The students also participate in workshops that introduce them to a large variety of artistic disciplines. Past workshops have included Sculpting, Improv, Movement, Poetry, Stage Combat and Clown. For more information or to register, please visit our website!