Category Archives: Community News

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

Municipal election brings few changes to area New school trustees in public and Catholic school board

Another municipal election has come and gone. Mayor Don Iveson has returned for a second term, claiming a landslide victory with 72.47 per cent of voters supporting him.

In Ward 2 and 7, Counc. Bev Esslinger and Counc. Tony Caterina kept their council seats.

Esslinger won by a good margin in Ward 2, garnering 53.71 per cent of support. Ali Haymour followed with 23.28 per cent of the vote. Continue reading Municipal election brings few changes to area New school trustees in public and Catholic school board

Parent councils play crucial role Council fundraising helps with important projects

Parents from other Catholic schools have stepped in to help St. Alphonsus Catholic School undertake fundraising for a new playground.

Due to zoning regulations, land use, and funding allocation, there isn’t enough money to build a playground, and the school can’t access city funds. The school hasn’t had a parent council for over 10 years, which has impacted the ability to fundraise. Many parents don’t have the time or energy to join or create a parent council as they work two or three jobs. Continue reading Parent councils play crucial role Council fundraising helps with important projects

RCP is seeking board members Join us at our November 30 Annual General Meeting

The Rat Creek Press Association is recruiting new board members to join our dedicated team! We are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator, a Fundraising Coordinator, and a Vice Chair. Residents of Alberta Avenue, Parkdale-Cromdale, Delton, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Spruce Avenue, and Westwood are eligible to join our board. We welcome diverse applicants and individuals who are new to the neighbourhood. Continue reading RCP is seeking board members Join us at our November 30 Annual General Meeting