Open Houses: Central LRT connector Greater Strathcona

Posted by & filed under Neighbourhood, SCL.

Open houses are scheduled this month on a central LRT connector for “Greater Strathcona”, university, downtown, Bonnie Doon (Valley Line).  Both Whyte Ave and 76th Avenue are considered for the connector. Eventually, this line is expected to extend further east to Sherwood Park.

The first open house was held in Bonnie Doon on Wednesday, July 12th. Two more open houses are available for those that like to be informed:

  • Thursday, July 20 at City Hall from 11 am to 7 pm, and
  • Saturday, July 22 at St. Timothy’s Centre on 84th Ave west of 104 St. from 10 am to 2 pm.


This directly affects Belgravia, Garneau, McKernan, Queen Alex, Ritchie, and Strathcona.

Here’s the online info about the open houses and the project. You can sign up to receive email updates.

The City is studying possible routes for a future LRT route that would connect Strathcona, Downtown, Bonnie Doon and east Edmonton.

Join the conversation during this first phase of the study; your input can help us understand what is important to consider when planning LRT.

A big thank you to our Casino Volunteers

Posted by & filed under SCL.

Casino Volunteers for SCCL Fundraising Photo: 123rf

We would like to give all the 44 Casino volunteers a big thank you. The volunteers contributed their time and effort by working a variety of shifts and roles at the SCCL Casino Fundraising Event.

Everyone was in a good mood and did a great job.  The Casino advisor told SCCL that clubs are making around $70,000 per casino and the work of the volunteers this weekend is essential to our community league.

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!

Thank you for volunteering:

John Watson
Lois Hameister
Colleen Taralson
Peigi Rockwell
Katie Krause
John de Haan
Joanne Booth
Chris Kaye
John Born
Vic Yanda
Derek Kaplan
Barbara Sanders
Vic Yanda
Rechel Amores
Cheryl Trepanier
Sherrill Johnson
Kirsten  Goa
Rebecca Cameron
Rob Bierman
Donna Fong
Gary Duguay
Maureen Duguay
Geoffrey Rockwell
Vickii Williams
Conrad Nobert
Patrick Gaherty
Barry Hickie
Derek Kaplan
Patricia Vanier
Ross Bradford
John Stobbe
Gloria Letwin
Danielle Taralson
Dexter Woo
Birendra Adhikari
Linda Crawford
Darcy Fleming
Ellen Homola
Margaret Macpherson
Delianne Meenhorst

Twins & Triplets Plus Festival Parade – July 15th

Posted by & filed under Festival in Strathcona.

Twins & Triplets Plus Festival Parade is a festival that celebrates multiple birth families and provides a support network for them. Approximately 1,000 people are anticipated to partake in the festival with the parade featuring up to 150 multiples and a handful of floats. We extend a warm welcome to the host communities for this free family event.

The Parade will be supported by an EPS Rolling escort traveling from Tipton Arena, West on 81 Ave, North on 109 St, East on Whyte Ave, North on 104 St, East on Tommy Banks Way ending in Strathcona Park.  The event will be held at Strathcona Park and the Strathcona Community League.

Event Date: July 15, 2017

Event Times:  Parade 11 AM – 12PM starting @ Tipton Arena , Festival, 12 PM – 7 PM @ Strathcona Park

More information about the events can be found on the website:




U of A researchers are seeking volunteers

Posted by & filed under Neighbourhood.

Researchers are recruiting volunteers for a large clinical trial at the U of A studying how fiber affects our health through affecting the bacteria that live in our gut. If you would like to get a better idea about the study, please feel free to watch this Global News interview with Dr. Jens Walter or visit the Facebook page:

Contact the researchers if you are interested in volunteering.


Pop-Up Play Kick-off Party – Wed Jul 5th

Posted by & filed under Community Events or Classes.

Join us for the start of this summer’s Pop-up Play*!!

  • Wed July 5th, 10:30am-1pm (if raining, alternate date is July 12th)
  • Strathcona Community Spray Park (by the hall – 10139 87 Ave)

Ice Cream / Bubbles / Spray Park, and more!

Sponsored by Strathcona Nursery School and the Strathcona Community League


*Pop Up Play:

  • 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, 2017)
  • Cost:  Free!



Free Swimming at Outdoor Pools

Posted by & filed under Community Events or Classes.


The City of Edmonton is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation by waiving admission fees to all outdoor pools! The special offer is in effect from

  • July 1 to the end of the 2017 season!

Drop-in swimming will be free during operating hours, and includes both public and lane swimming. Lessons and rentals will still be available for a fee.  All four of the City’s four outdoor pools are now open – Queen Elizabeth, Fred Broadstock, Mill Creek and Oliver.