BARS Spring Market/fundraiser – Sat May 6th

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Ring in Spring at the BARS 2nd Annual Spring Market!


Barrhead Animal Rescue Society was founded in Barrhead, Alberta back in 2010 with the rescue of one stray cat in the town. Since then, BARS has grown to serve many Northern Alberta areas (including the greater Edmonton area and Parkland County) and occasionally the Northwest Territories. They are 100% volunteer operated and all animals in care live in foster homes while they prepare for their adoption day. BARS has rescued and rehomed thousands of companion animals as well as provided food, shelter, and veterinary care to several feral cat colonies in Parkland County and Southeast Edmonton.

The BARS 2nd Annual Spring Market celebrates local artisans and businesses with vendors selling items for humans and their furry friends (everything from handmade clothing and jewelry to pet toys and custom outdoor enclosures), a Rescue Room and Tea Bar where marketgoers can learn about animal rescue and how to get involved, and of course, a bake sale! Admission is free although a donation of kitten or puppy food would be greatly appreciated as the group prepares for the new litters that come with spring weather.



Summer position available – Program and Facilities Assistant

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Are you a post-secondary student looking for a varied job with flexible hours this summer? We have a position for someone with good organizational skills who works well with others, including children.

The position is for a total of 300 hours. Some duties will require work in the afternoon and early evening (Mon to Thurs, in May and early June). However most duties are flexible and can be scheduled around your requirements, in consultation with your supervisor and mentor.

You will work with the Hall Manager and Board members to support the operation of the community hall and programs. Duties include researching policies and programs from other leagues; organizing documents (both paper and digital); creating forms; opening and closing the building as required; liaising with hall renters; liaising with Canada 150 event coordinators; cleaning and organizing of supplies at the hall; general supervision of children using facilities (indoors and out) at the hall.

Wage: $13.00 per hour

Hours: 30 to 40 hours per week.  Start/end date and schedule is somewhat flexible.

Note: This is a summer position funded by Canada Summer Jobs.  Applicants must be post-secondary students.

Pub Night Reminder – Fri Apr 21, doors at 7:30

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TRIVIA NIGHT:  This month’s pub night will be Trivia night, on Friday, April 21st.

  • doors open 7:30 pm, trivia starts at 8:00 pm (come a bit early if you need to find a team)
  • $5/person entry fee
  • at the hall – 10139 87 Ave (use south door by the rink)
  • come with a team of 4, or on your own and we’ll find team mates for you!
  • Quizmasters Scott and Gordon will test your knowledge

Upcoming pub nights:

  • Friday, May 19th – tequila tasting
  • Friday, Jun 16th – beer tasting
  • no pub nights in July and Aug

Pub nights are held on the 3rd Friday of each month.  They typically start at 8pm, but times can vary depending on the activity.  Meet in the Lounge, upstairs at the Strathcona Community League – 10139 87 Ave (use south door).

Note:  pub night is for community league members and invited guests.  Memberships available on-site.


Submit Today | Survey Mill Creek Daylighting

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The City of Edmonton recently completed the technical feasibility study for the Mill Creek Daylighting project and has launched an online survey to get public feedback on the initiative. As the Strathcona community is near the project area,  you might be interested in learning more and participating in the survey.
The web page provides information about the status and next steps for the project, while the survey gathers input on support for the project and some early conceptual designs that have been developed. Links to both are provided below:
Project Web Page:
For questions or further information contact:

Agnieszka Kotowska
City of Edmonton
7th Floor Edmonton Tower
10111 – 104 Ave NW
Edmonton AB, T5J 0J4

Heal Your Life discussion group – Sat mornings – Apr 15, May 20, Jun 17

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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 at the Strathcona Community Hall (upstairs in the Lounge). The cost is $10 drop in fee. Contact Dianne at 780-904-0796 or to register now.  Bring a friend.

May continue on the 3rd Saturday of the following months if there is enough interest.  The first three sessions are free to community league members.


Summary South Park Decision

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by Maureen Duguay – President Strathcona Centre Community League

On March 20, Peigi Rockwell, Michael Boire and I presented to council on behalf of the Strathcona Community League. We used the information gleaned from our community wide survey to support our concerns regarding the South Park proposal. As you may now be aware council chose to ignore our concerns and approved the South Park development. While this development will enhance Whyte Avenue from a business perspective and fill in some empty lots, it is again taking away from the historic character of Whyte Ave. that is so valued by our community as affirmed by our community survey.