SCCL Canada 150 | Artists & Volunteers Needed

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We Need Your Help!

If you want to make difference and do something for your neighbourhood, now is the time.

We really need your help with our Canada 150-themed annual BBQ event on September 17th. We invite you to come and enjoy the event from 2 to 6pm.  And if you can spare an hour or two, we need helpers in the kitchen, storytelling, assisting the bands, helping with arts and crafts, games and Zumba.   Contact:  or  Vahid at 780-265-1354.


Call for Local Artists

SCCL is looking for local artists that like to exhibit their art at the Old Strathcona Canada 150 Event, Sunday September 17th from 2pm – 6pm.

During the event we would like to offer local artists the opportunity to build up a small booth with their work. A great opportunity for the artists to show their work and introduce it to the local community.

All artists are welcome: painters, writers, etc.

If you are interested, please contact Vahid Ayan at 780-265-1354 or


Art from the Unknown – Call to Artists!

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    Call to Artists!

    It’s that time of year again! MLA Rachel Notley is seeking artists for Art from the Unknown, 2017.

    This free event provides a no-cost gallery space to new and emerging artists in our community. A new and emerging artist is defined as any artist, regardless of skill level, whose primary income does not come from selling their work. Low-income artists are especially encouraged to apply.

    Art from the Unknown caters to both visual and performing artists. The show provides either hanging space or sculpture plinths for visual artists and free stage time for musical artists. Visual artists are encouraged to sell their work directly to patrons. Musical artists are welcome to solicit financial contributions from guests during performances. (more…)

    South East Edmonton Early Childhood Community Coalition – Fall Gathering October 14

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      • Saturday, October 14, 2017
      • from 9am – Noon
      • at St. Anthony’s Centre (10425 – 84 Ave)

      will be our 2nd Annual Fall Gathering. The morning will include a coalition update as well as an opportunity for parents, dayhome providers, childcare professionals, preschool teachers, preschool and childcare board members, and anyone else interested in the early years to attend various workshop sessions. Topics include:

      Backdoor Physical Literacy: Outdoor Play in the Backyard
      Board Development
      Brain Architecture Game
      Exploring Options for Childcare
      Centre for Family Literacy Hands On Learning Sessions
      Running a Preschool Board 101

      More information about the Fall Gathering will be available soon and registration will open on September 1.

      Community Notification | Fringe Festival 2017

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        The Fringe Theatre Adventures Society is ecstatic to be building on the energy and success of last

        year’s festival and are committed to cultivating and nurturing the ongoing relationship between

        the Strathcona Community, its residents, businesses, neighbors and visitors. The following

        notification is provided to inform and connect. We hope that you are able to come be a part of

        the magic and Fringe with us!


        Read the notification here: Community Notification Details_Fringe Festival_2017


        Festival Dates

        Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 27, 2017 (11 Days)


        Festival Times

        Outdoors Festival Site

        including all outdoor stages, busking pitches, food vendors and artisans

        August 18 – 26 from 1100 to 23:00 hrs

        August 17 from 18:00 to 23:00 hrs

        August 27 from 11:00 to 20:00 hrs

        Indoor Festival Venues

        41 venues presenting over 220 shows located throughout Edmonton

        Indoor shows are scheduled between 11:00 hrs with the last performances to start at 23:59 hrs or

        earlier. The maximum length of show at the Fringe is 90 mins.



        August 18 – 23 from 10:00 – 18:00 hrs

        August 24 & 25 from 10:00 – 20:00 hrs

        August 26 & 27 from 10:00 – 18:00 hrs


        Roadway Disruptions

        Saturday, August 12 to Wednesday, August 30, 2017

        • Full closure of 104 Street Service Lane from 82 to 86 Avenue
        • Full closure of 83 Avenue from Calgary Trail to Gateway Boulevard including the bike lane and sidewalks.
        • Full closure of 84 Avenue from Calgary Trail to Arts Barns including Service Alley.

        Monday, August 14 to Wednesday, August 30, 2017

        • Single northbound lane closure on the west side of 103 Street (Gateway Boulevard) from 82 to 86 Avenue
        • Full closure of 85 Avenue from Calgary Trail to alley.
        • Service alley north of 85 closed up until Youth Emergency Shelter Fence.

        Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 27, 2017

        • Please note that travel delays are anticipated along Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail given higher pedestrian traffic. A volunteer supported temporary pedestrian crossing is available on Gateway Boulevard and 85 Avenue during the festivals hours.

        Parkland Disruptions

        Saturday, August 12 to Friday, September 1, 2017

        • Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park
        • Light Horse Park
        • Festival Venues

        Information about festival venues, including a map of all venue locations can be found on our website

        Kids’ Art Class Starts Monday Aug 14 – you can still register

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          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.

          Date: 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.  Children must be 6 by the start date. 

          Volunteer Rock!

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            The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and Artists for Life are hosting Volunteer ROCK! on Sunday, August 13 at the Heritage Amphitheatre from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a free volunteer appreciation event to celebrate 150 years of volunteerism in Canada and in Edmonton’s 150+ community leagues. Come check out live entertainment including Indigenous drummer Jayroy Makokis, vocalist trio The Carolines, and Celtic rock headliners Derina Harvey Band!

            Join us at Volunteer Rock – August 13, 2017

            Advisory Committee on Homelessness launches online engagement survey

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              The Advisory Committee on Homelessness wants Canadians to share their ideas on how to prevent and reduce homelessness in Canada. Canadians can take the survey and share their stories until the end of August 2017. This information will then be given to the Minister for the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. 

              Share your voice – Centre LRT Study | Final Open House

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                Centre LRT Study

                Strathcona, Downtown, Bonnie Doon


                What’s the best LRT route to connect Edmontonians and visitors to Strathcona, Downtown, Bonnie Doon and east Edmonton?


                Join the conversation as the City studies possible routes that could best link key destinations on both sides of the river using a low-floor, urban style LRT system. A low-floor, urban style system means the LRT flows with traffic in dedicated lanes using traffic signals with other road users and stops are located at street level like bus stops.


                Share your voice to help determine the route at engagement pop-ups this summer or complete the online survey until August 13, 2017 at


                This study includes four phases of public engagement. The first phase ends August 13, 2017. A preferred route will be shared for feedback in Fall 2017 and the route will be further developed with public input to determine stop locations, the alignment of the track in the roadway, pedestrian and cycle connections and integration into communities throughout 2018.


                For more information, visit