With 100 blocks and over 6,000 people living in the Alberta Avenue community, it is easy to become disconnected and not know those living in the neighbourhood. The Alberta Avenue Community League wishes to change that with its Neighbour Connect Project.
“We are hiring, at the moment, 12 positions this summer,” said Lenn Wheatley, neighbourhood connector with Alberta Avenue Community League. Continue reading Bringing residents together in summer project Summer job and internship opportunities available for community engagement work
If memories of academia make you shudder with the studying, assignments, and tests, consider the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA), a non-profit association working in partnership with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension to promote lifelong learning opportunities for adults 50 years and older Continue reading Learn new things in a stress-free environment Non-profit association helps promote lifelong learning
Participants at the Alberta Avenue Community Walk and Ideas Workshop on Feb. 10 appreciated the mild – 6 C weather since everyone had ideas about how to renew Alberta Avenue’s mature neighbourhood.
The high level of public engagement is what City of Edmonton project managers had hoped for. Continue reading Residents share ideas during city workshop Alberta Avenue slated for upcoming neighbourhood renewal
Good news for professional wrestlers and fans: city council has exempt professional wrestling from the combative sports ban and will review other combative sports on Feb. 21. Continue reading City council reviewing combative sports ban Monster Pro Wrestling will return to Alberta Avenue Community League soon
A unique ministry on the Ave is helping provide support to vulnerable Indigenous individuals with complex issues and who are experiencing particularly difficult situations. Continue reading Ministry provides a welcoming open door Staff foster a nurturing environment that promotes healing
Just before Christmas, the province announced that it was expanding the $25/day child care program it launched last April.
An additional 78 early childhood centres will be added to the original 22, with 4,500 extra spaces to be created across Alberta, said the press release. This is great news for families, particularly those struggling with high child care fees, but it’s a drop in the bucket relative to the need for affordable, quality child care spaces, particularly in Edmonton. Continue reading Province expanding child care program Affordable child care boosts economy and fights poverty
Students from an International Baccalaureate (IB) school went to an inner-city agency to help other kids, but received an education and made new friends in return. Continue reading Students built a skyscraper of donated soup Young heros lend their peers a helping hand
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
This past year was productive for the board. We saw the addition of a few new faces to the team, and it’s been great to have capable folks at the governance table. Continue reading Message from the board chair
As always, the Rat Creek Press continues to be chock-full of stories about local events, people, places, and businesses. We share opinions on local issues and cover the news around development, policing, revitalization, and more. Continue reading From the publisher’s desk