Fri Pub Night | Sept. 15 | Color De Vino Wine Tasting

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In partnership with the SCCL Canada 150 celebration on Saturday and Sunday we are hosting a Friday Pub Night themed as such. There will be a flight of 5 wines, 2 white and 3 red purchased from the neighborhood wine store Color De Vino.
Color De Vino has been a treasure to our community as not only is the store and its people awesome, they provide an experience and knowledge second to none.
We will have community league memberships available for sale as well as some light snacks…party mix,,,yay. Children are welcome.
Spread the word as this will be a good one…
Brenda, Carla and Kirsten

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

Yoga and Zumba classes start this week!

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Have a look at the SCCL programs starting this week. *Please note that some dates and times published in our paper newsletter were incorrect.*

  • Yoga – Sunday mornings, Monday evenings, Tues/Thurs mornings  (Kid’s yoga starts Thurs Sept 21)
  • Zumba – Wednesday evenings

 

Details:

YOGA – Sunday Mornings with Dawn Lamothe Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30am

  • Early Fall session:  Sun Sept 10 to Sun Oct 22 (7weeks)
  • Late Fall Session: Sun Oct 29 to Sun Dec 10 (7 weeks)
  • Cost: $84 for 7 week session or $14/class drop in
  • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league)
  • Register: To register contact Dawn at iamtsunami@gmail.com or text 780-990-6247

Description:

Dawn Lamothe, BA, MA, Certified Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, has been teaching in Edmonton for 15 years and is also a Teacher Trainer in yoga and acro-yoga.  Founder of Lion’s Breath Yoga, she invites you to a pre-registered series for the fall of 2017 Sundays 9:30-10:45 am at Strathcona Community Hall at 10139 87 Ave NW.  Spring 2018 session to follow.  The style of yoga is a vigorous flow with elemental influences from Shiva Rea. Props provided but please bring your own mats. Classes are cumulative in nature so expect to progress and improve over the term of the session. You will receive your best results and benefits with regular attendance.

If you are ever running late, you are still welcome. 🙂

 

YOGA – Tues/Thurs Mornings with Kyla Fischer Tues and Thurs 9:30 – 10:45am

  • Early Fall session (8 classes): Tuesdays Sept 5 to Oct 24  or Thursdays  Sept 7 to Oct 26
  • Late Fall session (8 classes): Tuesdays Oct 31-Dec 19 or Thursdays  Nov 2-Dec 21
  • Cost: $96 for 8 week session ($176 for both Tues/Thurs) and $14/class drop in
  • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
  • Register: To register contact:  Kyla Fischer at fischerk@telus.net or 780-430-0229

Description:

These holistic yoga classes are perfect for beginners as well as those with previous yoga experience.  Yoga postures, breathwork and meditation will be taught to promote balance in the body, mind and spirit.  Throughout the session, students will develop an understanding of alignment and breath while developing physical strength and flexibility.  All levels are welcome!

 

YOGA – Monday Evenings with Corinne McNally Mondays 7:00 – 8:15pm

  • Early Fall session (7 classes): Sept 11 to Oct 30 (no class Thanksgiving Monday – Oct 9)
  • Late Fall session: Nov 6 to Dec 18
  • Cost: $84 for 7 week session or $14/class drop in
  • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
  • Register: To register contact: Corinne McNally at  corinnemcnally@gmail.com, 780-239-6164   (www.lotusmoonyoga.ca)

Description:

Yoga is a holistic practice that can open & strengthen your body, revitalize your energy and bring peace to your mind. Hatha Flow & Yin styles of yoga are taught by certified yoga instructor Corinne McNally. These classes are perfect for both beginners and seasoned practitioners, and are taught in a friendly and supportive environment.  Instructor Corinne McNally lives in Old Strathcona and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is a member of the Yoga Association of Alberta and has experience in various styles of yoga including Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Ashtanga & Pre/Postnatal.

 

YOGA – Kids’ – Early Dismissal on Thursday Afternoons Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00

  • Early Fall session (6 classes): Sept 21 to Oct 26
  • Late Fall session (6 classes): Nov 9 to Dec 14
  • 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. A community league membership is required (any league).

 

ZUMBA – Wednesdays with Mel Kidder Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30pm

  • Early Fall session (7 classes): Sept 13 to Oct 25
  • Late Fall session (7 classes): Nov 8 to Dec 20
  • Cost: $56 (for 7 classes) or $12 drop in
  • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
  • Register: To register contact Melanie Kidder, 780-722-7558 facebook.com/melsactivelife

Description:

Let the Music Move You!  Using Latin and International rhythms these Dance Fitness classes are fun, energetic and make you feel amazing. In a Zumba class participants do what they can, making it perfect for people of all fitness levels.  There are no “wrong moves” in Zumba!

Melanie Kidder lives in Old Strathcona and has been teaching Zumba Fitness for five years.  She is licensed to teach many Zumba formats from Zumba Kids to Zumba Gold and everything in between.

 

Heal Your Life discussion group Saturdays once a month  10:30am to noon

  • Time: Saturdays once a month 10:30am to noon
  • Cost: $10 drop in  (The first two sessions are free to community league members)
  • Register: To register contact Dianne at 780-904-0796 or Dianne.authentic.natural.you@gmail.com

Description:

Is your life too busy? Have you forgotten yourself in the midst of looking after everybody else?  Join us in a Louise Hay-based Meetup once a month for discussion of topics like negative vs positive thinking, prosperity and abundance, loving yourself more, relationships, and other topics.  Session starts at 10:30 am Saturday morning for an hour and a half – upstairs in the Lounge.  Bring a friend!

  • Sept 16 Believing in Yourself,
  • Oct 14 Exploring for Your Ideal Work,
  • Nov 18 Money and Abundance, Dec 16
  • Dec 16 Say Yes to your Dreams

 

Urban Pole Walking Wednesday mornings 7:30am

  • Ongoing activity – Wednesdays 7.30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).

Description

Stay active and meet some new friends! Join the Strathcona Pole Walking Group

 

On Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM, meet Melanie Kidder at the south door, by the rink, then head out for an energizing pole walk through our friendly neighborhood and the majestic Mill Creek.

All fitness levels are welcome so dust off the walking shoes and dress for the weather in layers because you will get warm once we get moving. A good walking shoe is required. We will be on sidewalks and river valley paths. Bring a strap on water bottle like runners use if you like, since your hands will be full. Also, feel free to bring a few dollars for a beverage as there will likely be a coffee shop along the way.

Walks are between 30-60 minutes. Several sets of poles are available for use or bring your own.

 

NOTE:  If you are interested in leading a walking group on Sunday afternoons (or possibly another time), email hall@strathconacommunity.ca. A quick training session will be provided.

 

Community League membership required (any league).

 

Volunteers needed | September 17

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Contents

    Old Strathcona Canada 150 is a community event being held on Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th.

    For Sunday September 17th we are looking for:

    • 3 kitchen helpers,
    • 2 stage builders,
    • 4 assistents with children’s activities,
    • 4 set up volunteers,
    • 4 clean up.

    Are you able to help, please contact Vahid Ayan at social@strathconacommunity.ca or at 780-265-1354.

    Sunday will be packed with activities for the whole family: BBQ, Bubble Balls, Live Music, etc. To make this a success we are looking for the following volunteers:

    Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults

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    Contents

      The Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults provides an overview of arts, fitness, technology, health and recreational activities for adults 55+ in the Edmonton area. With 1400 group programs, clubs, courses and events listed, the 2017-2018 directory is a valuable resource for older adults and those who support older adults. The directory is produced by the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC) with contributions this year from 53 organizations. In the directory you will also find the events and activities held by the SCCL.

      The directory is available at local seniors organizations and copies can also be picked up at the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (#255 Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre). Pick up a copy, download the PDF or search the online directory to find many interesting and fun activities to expand your horizons and enrich your life.

      Register: Indoor Soccer Season

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      Contents

        Season starts Saturday, October 14th, 2017, takes a break over Christmas and continues until end of January (practices may continue longer). For community soccer the season consists of weekly games on Saturday (on Sunday for U14 and up) along with a weekly practice in a school gym (based on availability).

         

        Online registration is open now (www.emsasoccerportal.com) – please complete online registration before coming to finalize registration in September at Hazeldean Hall.

         

        Hazeldean Hall – 9630 66 Ave NW

        September 7th from 6 – 8:30 pm

        September 17th from 12 – 3 pm

         

        Additional Information at

        www.emsasoutheast.com

         

        Senior Housing Forum | Sept. 23rd

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        Contents

          The Senior Housing Forum is an informative, free event being held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre at 11113 113 Street. Its aim is to provide seniors and their caregivers with an excellent opportunity to learn more about housing and related resources that support older adults in the Greater Edmonton area.

          More information about the topics can be found here. Additional information about the quality session topics and registration process is available online at http://www.mysage.ca/events/seniors-housing-forum or call 780.809.8604.

           

          Seniors’ Housing Forum Poster 2017 vFINAL

          SCCL Programs – Program Dates/Times

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          Have a look at the SCCL programs starting next week. *Please note that some dates and times published in our paper newsletter were incorrect.*

           

          Programs –

          YOGA – Sunday Mornings with Dawn Lamothe Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30am

          • Early Fall session:  Sun Sept 10 to Sun Oct 22 (7weeks)
          • Late Fall Session: Sun Oct 29 to Sun Dec 10
          • Cost: $84 for 14 week session or $14/class drop in
          • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league)
          • Register: To register contact Dawn at iamtsunami@gmail.com or text 780-990-6247

          Description:

          Dawn Lamothe, BA, MA, Certified Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, has been teaching in Edmonton for 15 years and is also a Teacher Trainer in yoga and acro-yoga.  Founder of Lion’s Breath Yoga, she invites you to a pre-registered series for the fall of 2017 Sundays 9:30-10:45 am at Strathcona Community Hall at 10139 87 Ave NW.  Spring 2018 session to follow.  The style of yoga is a vigorous flow with elemental influences from Shiva Rea. Props provided but please bring your own mats. Classes are cumulative in nature so expect to progress and improve over the term of the session. You will receive your best results and benefits with regular attendance.

          If you are ever running late, you are still welcome. 🙂

           

          YOGA – Tues/Thurs Mornings with Kyla Fischer Tues and Thurs 9:30 – 10:45am

          • Early Fall session (8 classes): Tuesdays Sept 5 to Oct 24  or Thursdays  Sept 7 to Oct 26
          • Late Fall session (8 classes): Tuesdays Oct 31-Dec 19 or Thursdays  Nov 2-Dec 21
          • Cost: $96 for 8 week session ($176 for both Tues/Thurs) and $14/class drop in
          • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
          • Register: To register contact:  Kyla Fischer at fischerk@telus.net or 780-430-0229

          Description:

          These holistic yoga classes are perfect for beginners as well as those with previous yoga experience.  Yoga postures, breathwork and meditation will be taught to promote balance in the body, mind and spirit.  Throughout the session, students will develop an understanding of alignment and breath while developing physical strength and flexibility.  All levels are welcome!

           

          YOGA – Monday Evenings with Corinne McNally Mondays 7:00 – 8:15pm

          • Early Fall session (7 classes): Sept 11 to Oct 30 (no class Thanksgiving Monday – Oct 9)
          • Late Fall session: Nov 6 to Dec 18
          • Cost: $84 for 7 week session or $14/class drop in
          • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
          • Register: To register contact: Corinne McNally at  corinnemcnally@gmail.com, 780-239-6164   (www.lotusmoonyoga.ca)

          Description:

          Yoga is a holistic practice that can open & strengthen your body, revitalize your energy and bring peace to your mind. Hatha Flow & Yin styles of yoga are taught by certified yoga instructor Corinne McNally. These classes are perfect for both beginners and seasoned practitioners, and are taught in a friendly and supportive environment.  Instructor Corinne McNally lives in Old Strathcona and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is a member of the Yoga Association of Alberta and has experience in various styles of yoga including Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Ashtanga & Pre/Postnatal.

           

          YOGA – Kids’ – Early Dismissal on Thursday Afternoons Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00

          • Early Fall session (6 classes): Sept 21 to Oct 26
          • Late Fall session (6 classes): Nov 9 to Dec 14
          • Cost: $72 (or $60 for Community League members) for 6 week session
          • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
          • 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. A community league membership is required (any league).

           

          ZUMBA – Wednesdays with Mel Kidder Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30pm

          • Early Fall session (7 classes): Sept 13 to Oct 25
          • Late Fall session (7 classes): Nov 8 to Dec 20
          • Cost: $56 (for 7 classes) or $12 drop in
          • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).
          • Register: To register contact Melanie Kidder, 780-722-7558 facebook.com/melsactivelife

          Description:

          Let the Music Move You!  Using Latin and International rhythms these Dance Fitness classes are fun, energetic and make you feel amazing. In a Zumba class participants do what they can, making it perfect for people of all fitness levels.  There are no “wrong moves” in Zumba!

          Melanie Kidder lives in Old Strathcona and has been teaching Zumba Fitness for five years.  She is licensed to teach many Zumba formats from Zumba Kids to Zumba Gold and everything in between.

           

          Heal Your Life discussion group Saturdays once a month  10:30am to noon

          • Time: Saturdays once a month 10:30am to noon
          • Cost: $10 drop in  (The first two sessions are free to community league members)
          • Register: To register contact Dianne at 780-904-0796 or Dianne.authentic.natural.you@gmail.com

          Description:

          Is your life too busy? Have you forgotten yourself in the midst of looking after everybody else?  Join us in a Louise Hay-based Meetup once a month for discussion of topics like negative vs positive thinking, prosperity and abundance, loving yourself more, relationships, and other topics.  Session starts at 10:30 am Saturday morning for an hour and a half – upstairs in the Lounge.  Bring a friend!

          • Sept 16 Believing in Yourself,
          • Oct 14 Exploring for Your Ideal Work,
          • Nov 18 Money and Abundance, Dec 16
          • Dec 16 Say Yes to your Dreams

           

          Urban Pole Walking Wednesday mornings 7:30am

          • Ongoing activity – Wednesdays 7.30am
          • Cost: Free
          • Requirement: Community League membership required (any league).

          Description

          Stay active and meet some new friends! Join the Strathcona Pole Walking Group

           

          On Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM, meet Melanie Kidder at the south door, by the rink, then head out for an energizing pole walk through our friendly neighborhood and the majestic Mill Creek.

          All fitness levels are welcome so dust off the walking shoes and dress for the weather in layers because you will get warm once we get moving. A good walking shoe is required. We will be on sidewalks and river valley paths. Bring a strap on water bottle like runners use if you like, since your hands will be full. Also, feel free to bring a few dollars for a beverage as there will likely be a coffee shop along the way.

          Walks are between 30-60 minutes. Several sets of poles are available for use or bring your own.

           

          NOTE:  If you are interested in leading a walking group on Sunday afternoons (or possibly another time), email hall@strathconacommunity.ca. A quick training session will be provided.

           

          Community League membership required (any league).

           

          New Stairs Coming to Mill Creek Ravine | 84 Avenue and 96 Street

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            New Stairs Coming to Mill Creek Ravine

            The City of Edmonton is installing a wooden staircase on the site of a gravel trail at 84 Avenue and 96 Street. This staircase will help ensure safe conditions on the trail and will be completed by November 1, 2017.

            As many community members know, the trail becomes icy and hazardous in the winter months. Citizens have reported that they must pull themselves up the trail using trees adjacent to the path. A staircase will help mitigate the hazards posed by the steep, icy trail.

            Trail users who don’t wish to use the stairs can detour using the sidewalk on 82 avenue.

            If you have questions or concerns, you can contact parksandroads@edmonton.ca.

            Three Opportunities to Vote This October

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            The Edmonton Election for Mayor, City Councillors and School Board Trustees takes place this October and there are three easy ways to cast your vote!

             

            Option 1. Advance Vote

            Not able to vote on Election Day? Cast your ballot early at the Advance Vote station designated for your ward. All ward-based Advance Vote stations are equipped with a ballot-marking tool for those who require audio, visual and physical accommodations.

             

            Advance Vote

            October 4 – 13, 2017         1 – 7 p.m.

            Wards Location & Room Address
            1 & 5 Westend Seniors Activity Centre

            (Meeting Room)

            9629 – 176 Street
            2 & 3 Evansdale Community League

            (Small Hall)

            9111 – 150 Avenue NW
            4 & 7 Clareview Recreation Centre

            (Multipurpose Room #3, Main Floor)

            3804 – 139 Avenue NW
            6 & 8 City Hall

            (Heritage Room, Main Floor)

            1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
            9 & 10 Terwillegar Recreation Centre

            (Multipurpose Room #4, Main Floor)

            2051 Leger Road NW
            11 & 12 Mill Woods Senior and MultiCultural Centre

            (Room 225, 2nd Floor of EPL)

            2610 Hewes Way NW

             

            Option 2: Election Day 

            On Election Day – Monday, October 16, 2017 – cast your ballot at the voting station designated for your home anytime between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. A Where to Vote card will arrive in your mail in early October with information about your voting station, or use the online Where to Vote tool on the Edmonton Elections website to find your voting station and candidate list. Go online and try it out: www.edmonton.ca/election

             

            Option 3: Special (Mail-in) Ballot

            The final way to vote is intended for people who will be out of town on Election Day, who are unable to get to a voting station, or who are election and campaign workers.  If you fall into one of these groups, you can request a Special (Mail-in) Ballot.  Visit the Edmonton Elections website for more information and to apply: www.edmonton.ca/SpecialBallot

             

            Required Identification

            No matter the voting opportunity, you’ll need to present a piece of authorized identification that confirms both your name and residential address, like a Driver’s Licence. A bank statement, utility bill or personal cheque will also work! A passport, Alberta Health Care card, birth certificate or work/student ID will not be accepted.

             

            Hear From Your Candidates

            Edmonton Elections is hosting municipal candidate forums from Sept. 25 to Oct. 11. Drop by the forum or watch online to hear from your Mayoral and City Councillor candidates.

             

            More information about voting the process

             

            For More Information

            www.edmonton.ca/election                780-442-VOTE (8683)           Twitter: @ElectionCensus                     #yegvote