On Nov. 4, Arts on the Ave (AOTA) is debuting Champions of Alberta Avenue, a project celebrating stories of immigrant business owners along 118 Avenue.
The event will be held at Parkdale-Cromdale Community League and is part of AOTA’s Fall Pub Night Fundraiser. The project includes photography, a short film, and written profiles.
Continue to look here for condensed profiles of business owners, written by Shirley Serviss. Continue reading Enduring stories of challenges and triumphs Champions of Alberta Avenue project released in November
Kaye Ly, a photographer who also wants to work as a community coordinator, created 1,001 Community Cranes, her first art installation for Bleeding Heart Art Space. The installation welcomed guests to the new space on the second floor of 9140 118 Avenue. Continue reading Making community cranes for a great cause
This summer, Arts on the Avenue (AOTA) worked on Champions of Alberta Avenue, which showcases stories of immigrant business owners along 118 Avenue. In October-November, the project’s photography, a short film, and written profiles will be released. The Carrot Coffeehouse will host the premier of the photography and written profiles beginning Oct. 1. Over the next several months, look here for condensed profiles of business owners (written by Shirley Serviss) featured in the project. Continue reading Stories of Alberta Avenue business owners Champions of Alberta Avenue project released in the next few months
RCP CONTRIBUTOR COLLABORATION
It’s autumn, the season for Halloween, and by extension carving jack ‘o lanterns and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. But pumpkins are more than a mere decoration or seasonal latte; they are chock full of nutrients like potassium and vitamin C and make a great addition to many meals. Continue reading ‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin Use the seeds or puree for all kinds of recipes
As a resident of our mature neighbourhoods, I don’t have to go far to find people with more backyard fruit than they can use. I have access to raspberries, sour cherries, apples, and more. I spend the better part of August and September in a flurry of canning, juicing, freezing, and dehydrating. Continue reading The gift of rescuing each other’s fruit Harvest season is fruitful in more ways than one
In our neighbourhoods, we have a variety of city-funded public art as well as neighbourhood art. People have strong feelings about this kind of art in their community, but whether you love it, hate it, or feel ambivalent about it, public and neighbourhood art makes a community stand out and inspires conversation. Continue reading Taking in the variety of local public art Neighbourhood art inspires conversations and feelings
The community garden has been a huge success, with many of you coming out to show off your green thumbs and hard work. The compost workshop we held in August taught us much about compost design and will benefit our local gardeners in the future. If you are interested in taking up this project again next year or joining the fun, contact us by email or on our Facebook page.
Eastwood Harvest Family Celebration
Join us at our annual harvest celebration on Oct. 1. Sponsored by Northlands, the event runs from 2-5 pm in the Eastwood park area and involves live entertainment, music, children’s games, food, and company. Everyone is welcome! We will accept donations for the Edmonton Food Bank at this time. We are seeking volunteers to help with the festival, so contact us by email, phone, or Facebook if you’re willing to lend a hand.
Annual General Meeting
On Oct. 4 at 5 pm, join us to discuss community matters at Eastwood Hall, connect with other community members, and hold elections for board positions. If you are interested in taking an active role in your community and building work experience in community development, we are always looking for extra people to help take the lead. We will also be selling community membership cards.
Community league memberships renew in September. Check with your local league (see p.11) for benefits and how to purchase or go to efcl.org
INDOOR SOCCER REGISTRATION
Emsanorth.com. Community registration: Sept 7 at Delton Hall, 12325 88 St. Late registration: Sept 16. More: Laura, 780.982.5823, firstname.lastname@example.org
BARD OF THE AVE
Watch for “30 dogs in 30 days” a compilation at bardoftheavenue.com. Say “hi” if you see me at Kaleido. It’ll be my 5th year there!
CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Rat Creek Press, Sept 10 & 11. Sign up: timecounts.org/rat-creek-press/events/947
BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Help Eastwood Community League by working a bingo at Fort Road. Call 780.477.2354 or email email@example.com.
KALEIDO IS CALLING!
Thank you to everyone already helping! We still need another 130 volunteers. Sign up on www.kaleidofest.ca or call The Carrot at 780.471.1580 to get onto our volunteer teams today!
KALEIDO FUNDRAISING CREW & SAFETY CREW
Love people and the arts? Be part of our fundraising crew on festival grounds, Sept. 15-17. Or, help ensure the safety of festival grounds by patrolling the site Fri-Mon. http://www.kaleidofest.ca/volunteer/
KALEIDO TRADES CREW & SITE CREW
Kaleido needs practical people on our trades crew! Help set up plumbing, carpentry, and electrician support for onsite needs. Or, help build the festival Sept. 14-15. http://www.kaleidofest.ca/volunteer/
“You were not created to live an average life. You were created to be a history maker.” – Unknown author
Sitting in the airplane coming to Canada, I meditated on this spiritual quote. I was 19 years old, a sponsored immigrant from Rwanda, and I didn’t speak English.
As a young African woman, I have a great desire to share my life experience with many people and use all my abilities to make a positive impact. As a Tutsi genocide survivor in Rwanda who is overcoming the tragedy of my past, I have a lot to share. Continue reading Education gives more than just knowledge One student’s story about lessons she’s learned
“In a major emergency, people assume that fire, police, and ambulance responders will show up and take care of things. They will come as soon as they can, but that might not be right away. So people need to be prepared to fend for themselves for a while.” Continue reading Successfully weathering a major disaster Be self sufficient, informed, and use common sense