82 Avenue Tree Removal

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From the City of Edmonton:

In its constant efforts to maintain Edmonton’s healthy, beautiful and robust urban forest, the City will be rejuvenating the centre median of Whyte (82) Avenue from 96 St. to 99 St. The double row of elms at this location are in declining health and will be replaced with a single row of healthy American elms. The new plan will improve growing conditions and ensure the sustainability of the trees.  (more…)

Goods Movement Strategy (99 Street truck traffic)

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From the City of Edmonton:

The Final Draft of the Edmonton Goods Movement Strategy is now available for viewing on the City of Edmonton website atwww.edmonton.ca/goodsmovementstrategy.
Also, please note that on November 20 we will be holding a Public Open House in which the Final Draft Edmonton Goods Movement Strategy will be presented and City staff will be on hand to answer questions. Please visit www.edmonton.ca/goodsmovementstrategy for further details.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the consultation and development of the strategy so far, we look forward to your continued involvement.
For more information:
Howaida Hassan, P.Eng.
Policy, Implementation and Evaluation – Transportation Planning
780-496-5685 – howaida.hassan@edmonton.ca

Community Hall Redevelopment

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The Strathcona Centre Community League is looking at future use and enjoyment of our community hall and grounds. We are privileged to have such a large hall and want to make the most of our amenities for community members, renters, and anyone using the facilities.

Building and Grounds director Jonathan Rockliff is spearheading the redevelopment. Earlier this year you might have seen a survey from Jonathan asking about your use of the hall. Using that information, we now have 3 visions of our potential hall of the future provided by a trio of Edmonton architectural firms.  (more…)

Mural commemorates 100 years and more

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Strathcona Community League Mural

The new mural by iHuman Alumni artists.

The walls of Strathcona Centre Community League got a little more colourful with the unveiling of a new mural.

Commissioned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Strathcona town’s amalgamation with the city of Edmonton, the mural was unveiled September 13. It was the result of more than a year of work, including community consultations, surveys and open houses.


Call For Artists

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It’s that time of year again! MLA Rachel Notley is seeking artists for “Art from the Unknown” 2013.

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…)

Strathcona Centre’s annual fall Arts BBQ

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Once again Strathcona Community League is hosting an annual potluck BBQ outside the hall (we’ll move inside if it’s raining).  The Community League provides burgers/dogs/veggie dogs and drinks, and you can provide a pot luck dish to share (bring your own cutlery and plate too).  It’s a great way to chat with old friends and meet some new ones. A Jumpy Castle will be available again this year. Local authors, poets, artists, craftspeople and entertainers will be featured.

Free Swimming for Summer

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Everyone with a community league membership can swim for free at Edmonton’s outdoor pools this summer.

Membership allows you to swim for free at the following pools during specified times:

  • Mill Creek (Sunday through Saturday, 7-9 PM, from May 23 to Sept 18)
  • Queen Elizabeth (Sunday through Wednesday, 5-7 PM, from May 23 to Sept 18)
  • Oliver (Sunday through Wednesday, 5-7 PM, from June 1 to Sept 2)
  • Fred Broadstock (Sunday through Wednesday, 5-7 PM, from May 23 to Sept 18).

If you need a membership to take advantage of these free swim times, contact our membership committee.

Queen E pool

Keep our schools viable

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We all know our schools are important to our community.

  • It is there that we meet our neighbours who have become our good friends.
  • The school playground is where our kids mix and mingle and learn to get along with each other.
  • It’s often where the playschool and the daycare – those VIPs who are helping us raise our children – are located.
  • It can be where our kids practice for community league indoor soccer and basketball programs

We need our schools to stay viable. In older communities such as ours in south central Edmonton, schools are constantly under threat of closure because enrolment is low. School budgets are based on the number of children attending the school. The more kids enrolled, the more money available.

School principals are planning now, in the spring, for their fall programs. Let them know now you are going to be there in the fall. Here is what can happen. (more…)