Like Urban Poling? Become our new instructor

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Urban Poling Instructor

SCCL is looking for two community members that would like to join our Urban Poling Instructor, Melanie Kidder, to expand the number of walking groups. If you register your interest as instructor, we will contact you to discuss your availability and motivation.


A free training session will be provided by Edmonton Federation of Community League. For those already working as (fitness) instructor, the training for Urban Poling will provide you with one credit.

The training will be held on:

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11 am – 3pm



If you are interested to become an Urban Poling Instructor, please send an email before January, 25th to let us know you are interested in becoming an instructor. You can contact us through the contact form:

EFCL is offering a limited number of spots for all leagues together. A spot is not guaranteed. If you would like to become an urban poling instructor for the SCCL, you need to be a member of our community league.



Free Drop-In Winter Green Shack

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    Come and join us for games, crafts, sports, outdoor cooking and more! A  program for children aged 6-12, but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend.

    When & Where?

    • Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
    • February 3rd to March 2nd
    • Mon & Wed: 3:30-6:00pm Sat: 1:00-5:00pm
    • Strathcona Community League

    For more information, please visit: or call 311.


    Planning Study | Update Terwillegar Drive Concept Plan

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      The City of Edmonton has launched a Planning Study to update the Terwillegar Drive Concept Plan with a goal to develop a free-flow freeway configuration (no traffic signals) between Whitemud Drive and Anthony Henday Drive. The study includes the review and updating of interchange plans for Terwillegar Drive/Whitemud Drive, 23 Avenue, Rabbit Hill Road and 40 Avenue/Bulyea Road, as well as overpass plans at Haddow Drive.


      Please join us at our first public event:

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018,

      4:30 – 8 p.m. (Drop-in)

      St. Thomas More Parish,

      210 Haddow Close


      If you are not able to attend the event, all information materials will be posted online at and accompanied by an online survey and Question and Answer opportunity.

      What is your opinion | new proposal Bateman lands

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      * if you are subscribed to be updated about this project, you may already have read this post yesterday Jan, 16th

      Dear Residents of Old Strathcona Community

      As you may already know, the partnership of Bateman and ONE Properties are requesting rezoning of their property at the northwest corner of 99 Street and 89 Avenue NW (9904 & 9920 – 99 Street NW and 9922, 9924 and 9926 89 Avenue NW). This is the site of the existing Wild Earth Foods, Cafe & Bakery property.

      As a resident of Old Strathcona, the City of Edmonton is encouraging you to voice your opinion, concerns, suggested changes and vision for the redevelopment of this important location and the 99 Street corridor by writing/emailing City Planning as well as the Mayor and City Council.

      The site is currently zoned a combination of the following two zones: (CNC) Neighbourhood Convenience Commercial Zone for the current commercial buildings, and (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone applied to the empty lots to the west. The rezoning proposal for the entire area is for a (DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision, a customized zone that allows for a mixture of uses on the same property, but also allows for more specificity regarding the design of buildings. The first version of the proposal included a single 31-storey tower with commercial space on the ground floor; the most recent proposal, which is what they hope to take forward for Council approval, would now allow for two apartment/condo towers of reduced height:

      • West Tower: approximately 18 storeys with townhouse style units at ground level
      • East Tower: approximately 15 storeys with commercial uses at ground level
      • Maximum of 242 residential units
      • Parking provided underground.

      Amendments to the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) are also proposed; currently the policies of the plan identify this location for neighbourhood-serving commercial services and apartments of 4-6 storeys.

      The decision City Council will make sometime in March or April 2018 about this development will determine the future of development of the 99 Street corridor.

      Please email your personal opinions to shape City Council’s decision about the proposed rezoning request to the following:


      Andrew McLellan has requested that your emails be sent to him no later than January 26, 2018.


      Reminder | Pub night is this Friday, Jan 19 th. 

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        Pub night is this Friday, Jan 19 th. 

        • Come and join us for Games Night Pub Night
        • Bring your own game(s) to play and have some fun with your neighbours
        • 8pm, upstairs in the lounge – 10139 87 Ave (use south door)
        • a league membership is required – available on-site if you need one ($20/family, $15/single, $5/senior)

        Upcoming pub night:

        • Friday, Feb 16th – skating and hot dogs – starts at 5:00

        Pub nights are typically the third Friday of the month.

        Questions?  Contact us at

        Bottle Drive – Sat Jan 20

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          The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers of the 6th Edmonton Scouts in Old Strathcona are holding a bottle drive this Saturday, Jan 20th. If you wish to contribute, but do not want a knock on your door, you can put bottles on your front step and the Scouts will gratefully collect them.

          Otherwise the youth will call on you for support on Saturday between 9:00am and 2:30pm.  If you DO NOT wish to contribute, please tape the flyer that was left to your door, and you will not be disturbed.

          You can also leave bottles with the collection truck in the parking lot of the SCCL community hall (10139 87 Ave) between 9am and 2pm.

          For bottle emergencies, call Scouter Linda at 780-716-4168 or Scouter Jenn at 780-504-1820.

          Kids’ art classes – Learn to draw and paint

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            for ages 6 – 13 years

            Instructor:  Berna Ponich

            DATES – SATURDAYS – January 20, 27, February 03, 10, 24,
            March 03, 10, 17

            TIME – 10:00 – 11:30 am

            Details:  Saturday Art Class Info

            COST – $160/series includes all instruction, art materials and a sketchbook

            DATES – WEDNESDAYS – January 17 – March 14 (no class February 28)

            TIME – 4:00 – 5:15 pm

            Details:  Wednesday Art Class Info

            COST – $160/series includes all instruction, art materials and a sketchbook

            contact Berna at


            Too Many People Get Hit by Cars in Strathcona Community

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              Strathcona Centre Community has experienced a shocking number of collisions between motor vehicles and vulnerable road users since 2005. This map by a local advocacy group shows that 368 people who were just walking or biking in the area (including 109 Street and Whyte) were hit and injured (or killed) from 2005 – 2015. That’s three every month!!

              Even excluding the arterial roadways of 109th and Whyte Avenue, there are still 102 incidents, many of which occurred on residential streets.

              Creating a community that is safe for walking and biking is a primary focus for our community during the upcoming neighbourhood renewal. There will be a survey sent out about this once-in-a-generation opportunity soon. In the meantime, check out the proposed Vision and Principles , read the document Strathcona Renewal Process And Outcomes 2017, and contact me at if you have any questions.


              Plan Whyte Survey – Land Use

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                The City is conducting a land use study for the Whyte Avenue commercial area portion of the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP). As part of online engagement, the City of Edmonton would like you to share your feedback with us using this short questionnaire which is divided into 5 sections: Land Use, Built Form, Public Realm, Mobility, and Concept.

                Materials will provide information about the study process, share what we heard from the last open house, and ask you to confirm your feedback regarding design concepts and policy directions for the land use study. Your input will help shape the future of the Whyte Avenue corridor.

                Link to Survey:

                Please allow 15-20 minutes to complete the survey. Deadline Survey: Jan 22th, 2018

                More information about the study and the timeline: