Volunteer coordinator elected to RCP board Alita Rickards brings plenty of ideas to the position

The Rat Creek Press’ newest volunteer coordinator has a fascinating history.

Alita Rickards travelled extensively for 15 years throughout Taiwan, India, and the Czech Republic and lived for 10 years in Taiwan. She was a journalist for the Taipei Times, a voice recorder for the International Community Radio Taipei, a teacher, and a performer in a cabaret troupe. Continue reading Volunteer coordinator elected to RCP board Alita Rickards brings plenty of ideas to the position

More programming for Alberta Avenue The league’s activities focus on building abundant community

Cabin fever can be a distant memory for Alberta Avenue league members with plenty of opportunities to participate in local programming this year. The league is expanding its programming with math tutoring, a collective kitchen, drop-in sports, and outdoor skating. Continue reading More programming for Alberta Avenue The league’s activities focus on building abundant community

Indigenous program empowers and educates I Am A Kind Man focuses on violence against women

A unique pilot project aims to educate and empower Indigenous men to recognize and speak out about violence against women.

I Am A Kind Man (Néya Napew Na Muton in Cree) is held at the Canadian Native Friendship Centre (CNFC) and originated at the Aboriginal Men’s Violence Program in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Del Anderson, the facilitator, speaks with enthusiasm about the program.   Continue reading Indigenous program empowers and educates I Am A Kind Man focuses on violence against women

Coliseum redevelopment comes at pivotal time The decision will have a huge impact on surrounding areas

When talks about building a new arena downtown got serious a decade or so ago, my first thought was, “What about the Coliseum?” A lot of memories were made in that building, but when Mayor Don Iveson pushed to demolish it last month, it wasn’t nostalgia I was feeling; it was frustration. Continue reading Coliseum redevelopment comes at pivotal time The decision will have a huge impact on surrounding areas

Taking care of yourself while you’re young Health plays a large part in your continued well-being

I’m 45 years old and after being right-handed all my life, I think I’m going to start training myself to be left-handed. After a long session of computer work last night, I can’t even squeeze the shampoo bottle. So I’ve added hand and wrist tendonitis to my elbow and shoulder tendonitis on my right side. Lovely. Continue reading Taking care of yourself while you’re young Health plays a large part in your continued well-being

Local cyclists hit bike paths this winter Year-round commuters find lanes essential during winter

For some cyclists, winter is simply another season on the road.

With Edmonton’s network of bike routes, shared use/multi-use pathways, and separated bike lanes, cycling is picking up, especially with the opening of the downtown bike grid this past June. Continue reading Local cyclists hit bike paths this winter Year-round commuters find lanes essential during winter