Senior Housing Forum | Sept. 23rd

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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 or call 780.809.8604.


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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 or text 780-990-6247


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 or 780-430-0229


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, 780-239-6164   (


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: or call Tina at 587-341-7777, or Chandra at 780-700-7971


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


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


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).


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 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

    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:


    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:


    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                780-442-VOTE (8683)           Twitter: @ElectionCensus                     #yegvote

    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.