Strathcona Place 55+ Centre – Upcoming Events

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The Strathcona Place 55+ Centre at 10831 – University Avenue NW in our neighbouring community of Queen Alexandra “…offers multi-cultural activities and services with the  goal of healthy aging.”    Upcoming events include:

  •  the Big Used Book Sale Event which will occur all summer long from 9 AM to 3 PM weekdays … at the Centre.
  •  “Picnic in the Park” at Joe Morris Park this Friday June 30th, 2017. The fun starts at 11:30 AM. I suggest wearing red and white colored shirts for a more Canadian themed vibe for the event.
  •  “Canada Day Dress Up Contest” which will occur alongside the “Picnic in the Park” this coming Friday. Guests will have the chance to win some exciting prizes, and we encourage you to come.

For details, visit:  https://www.strathconaplace.com/

Casino Volunteers Needed | 8 – 9 July

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Casino Volunteers for SCCL Fundraising Photo: 123rf

SCCL needs volunteers to work at our casino fundraising event. You can sign up through http://signup.com/go/vk54ks

 

We have need for volunteers the following two days:

– Saturday 8 July 2017

– Sunday 9th July 2017

 

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!

 

No experience is necessary to become a Casino Volunteer! You can sign up through our link: http://signup.com/go/vk54ks

 

If you have any questions, please contact me directly through email: barryhickie05@yahoo.com

 

Thank you in advance for volunteering,

 

Barry Hickie

Casino Director SCCL

Public Open House | Plan Whyte | June 20th | 6 – 9pm

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Date: June 20th

Time: 6pm – 9pm

LocationOld Timers Cabin on 9430 – 99 Street NW (Scona Road)


A public open house will be held at the Old Timers Cabin on 9430 – 99 Street NW (Scona Road).

Participants will be asked to confirm a design vision and set of guiding principles for the Whyte Avenue commercial area, advise, and refine design concepts and policy directions that will shape future development along the corridor. City representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the project and collect additional feedback to complete the study for presentation to Urban Planning Committee in late 2017.

More information: https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/public_engagement/public-engagement-calendar.aspx#/?i=2

Source: City of Edmonton

Frontyards in Bloom 2017

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Front Yards in Bloom is back!

That means another great year for front yards in the City of Edmonton! We encourage you to nominate outstanding yards in your neighbourhood, yards that really make you want to stop and smell the roses. This year the City of Edmonton is excited to be adding a new category for 2017 only, called Uniquely Canadian; gardens that celebrate Canada with red and white flowers or features invoking Edmonton’s shared heritage.
Don’t miss out on being involved in this year’s Front Yards in Bloom! Anyone can nominate a front yard until June 30 and there is no limit on how many front yards you nominate.
Nominations are accepted in five categories: General, Edible, Natural, Public Spaces and Uniquely Canadian. You can nominate on the City of Edmonton’s website or by calling 311. Frontyardsinbloom.ca
The City of Edmonton is always recruiting public volunteers who love to get outside and see some beautiful landscaping. Please check out the website for more details: edmonton.ca/frontyardsinbloom

 

Pub Night Reminder – Fri 8pm – Tequila Tasting

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Friday, Jun 16th, 8pm at the hall (upstairs in the Lounge – use south door).

Tequila tasting!  Harold Wollin, community resident and owner of the Blue Chair Café, is going to serve and tell us about three of his favourite tequilas.

  • pub night is for community league members and invited guests.  Memberships available on-site.
  • kids are welcome
  • beer, wine, coolers, pop and juice also available

 

note:  no pub nights in July and Aug

Contact social@strathconacommunity.ca

Health and Wellness Programs

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Zumba– Monday evenings at 7pm, till Jun 19th

Urban Pole Walking – Wed mornings continues throughout the summer

Yoga with Kyla Fischer – Tues/Thurs am, till Jun 22nd

Heal Your Life discussion group – Sat mornings – Jun 17, July 8, Aug 19

 

DETAILS:

Zumba– Monday evenings at 7pm

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!

  • Dates: Mondays: Jun 5, Jun 12, June 19. Then after a summer break check our website for fall dates.
  • COST: $12 for drop-in
  • contact:  Melanie Kidder, 780-722-7558 www.facebook.com/melsactivelife

 

Urban Pole Walking – Wed mornings at 7:30

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 Strathcona Community League Hall (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.

Membership (from any community league) required. SCCL memberships will be available to purchase.

*If you are interested in leading a walking group on Sundays (or possibly another day), email Hall@StrathconaCommunity.ca. A quick training session will be provided.

  • COST: free
  • DATES: every Wed morning at 7:30am
  • CONTACT: Melanie (melstrand_5@hotmail.com, 780-722-7558)

 

Yoga with Kyla Fischer – Tuesday and Thursday mornings – 9:30 – 10:45am

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!

  • COST: $96 for 8 classes (or $176 for both Tues and Thurs) $14 drop in.
  • Dates: Classes continue until Jun 22nd. After a summer break, they will resume in September.
  • contact: Kyla Fischer at fischerk@telus.net or call 780-430-0229

 

Heal Your Life discussion group – Sat mornings – Jun 17, July 8, Aug 19     10:30am to noon

In this session based on Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life, we’ll explore the topic of stress, anger and fear. In today’s busy, crazy world they are around us all the time. How can we deal effectively with them? Come and hear some suggestions based on Louise Hay’s principles.

Session starts at 10:30 am Saturday morning for an hour and a half at the Strathcona Community Hall (upstairs in the Lounge). May continue in the fall on the 3rd Saturday of each month if there is enough interest.  For more information you search Authentic Natural You on FaceBook.

 

SCCL needs you: Casino Volunteers

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Casino Volunteers for SCCL Fundraising Photo: 123rf

SCCL needs volunteers to work at our casino fundraising event. You can sign up through http://signup.com/go/vk54ks

 

We have need for volunteers the following two days:

– Saturday 8 July 2017

– Sunday 9th July 2017

 

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!

 

No experience is necessary to become a Casino Volunteer! You can sign up through our link: http://signup.com/go/vk54ks

 

If you have any questions, please contact me directly through email: barryhickie05@yahoo.com

 

Thank you in advance for volunteering,

 

Barry Hickie

Casino Director SCCL

Kids’ summer programs at the Community League

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Check out these four great activities:

  • Art at the Hall  (1 week of classes in July, 1 week in Aug)
  • Kids’ Yoga Class (1 week of classes in July, 1 week in Aug)
  • Pop Up Play (Wed and Fridays, 10:30 am to 1:30pm)
  • Paint Plaster and Play Camp (week long, full day camp in July)

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DETAILS:

ART AT THE HALL

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.

  • July 17 – 21

6-8 yr olds – 10:00 – 11:30 am

9-12 yr olds – 11:45 – 1:15 pm

  • 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 berna@telus.net for more information and to register.  Space is limited.  Children must be 6 by the start date

Berna Ponich studied Fine Arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design and went on to receive her B.Ed at the U of A, with a major in art education.  She has been teaching for 27 years and currently runs classes through Artagogo, the City Arts Centre and is in her fourth year as Artist in Residence at King Edward School.

 

 

KIDS’ YOGA CAMP

Two summer yoga camps will be offered at the Strathcona Community League Hall:

  • For ages 4 – 6:

July 10 – 14, 9am – 12 noon. Cost:  $150

  • For ages 6 – 9:

August 7 – 11, 9am – 12 noon. Cost:  $150

The camps will emphasize having fun as well as developing physical skills, creativity and mental focus. We will practice poses while taking imaginative journeys, moving to music and playing games.  We will also do yoga related crafts, outdoor explorations and age-appropriate mindfulness and relaxation activities. Both camps will be run by two certified kids’ yoga instructors from Yogi Kids.

 

Pop Up Play (formerly the Green Shack Program, although now part time and without the shack)

Pop Up Play is an exciting opportunity for kids to enjoy access to high quality recreation programming in their own neighbourhood   Join in games, sports, crafts, music, drama and special events 2 days a week at each location. Look out for the colourful Pop Up Play flags flying at a green space near you.

If there’s a game or activity you’d like to play, just ask the Program Leader. They are there to make your summer a fun one!

  • 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, 2016

  • Cost: Free!
  • Location: At the park and spray park by the hall

Children are free to come and go as they please from our Pop Up Play Programs.

 

Paint Plaster and Play Camp

Let your imagination soar and create a masterpiece! Use your creative skills as you explore a variety of art activities including painting, sculpting, paper mache and sketching. Participants will also enjoy a field trip to an art gallery!

  • Ages 8-13
  • July 4 to July 7
  • 9am to 4pm
  • Strathcona Community Hall
  • $130

This is a City of Edmonton program. To register go to https://ereg.edmonton.ca/Activities/ActivitiesCourseDetails.asp?aid=879&cid=607918 or call 311.