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
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
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
Our community loves to cook together.
The newly renovated kitchen at Alberta Avenue Community Centre is already host to the Mennonite Centre’s Global Cooking program on Tuesdays, where new immigrants cook dishes from different cultures together, then sit down, socialize, and share a meal. Others in the neighbourhood are also taking advantage of the new kitchen. Continue reading Collective kitchens make food affordable Community members socialize and prepare food together
If you’ve been curious about the pit in the Alberta Avenue Community League parking lot, the mystery is solved. Due to contamination from a former service station, the city hired Whissell Contracting to remove the soil. Shannon Brennan, a community recreation coordinator with the city, answered questions about the project. Continue reading Soil remediation in league parking lot Past service station contamination led to soil removal
Alberta Avenue Community League (AACL) has dedicated the past six years to beautifying its multi-use outdoor space in an effort to join nature and community. Set behind the league building, this little hideaway is home to a thriving community garden and year-round events.
One of those events is the Rubber Boots and Bow Tie Garden Party on June 24. It’s an opportunity to enjoy an adult night out in the peaceful space, and if you wish, to contribute to the ongoing beautification through garden installations and a collaborative project. Continue reading Beautifying a community one garden at a time Celebrate with Rubber Boots and Bow Tie Garden Party
What goes into a meal that feeds 80 people with leftovers to spare? Parkdale-Cromdale’s community garden volunteers from last year’s pilot project can tell you: construction skills, a big pile of dirt, lots of seeds, and a little tender loving care.
Last summer, Parkdale-Cromdale’s Grower’s Dozen Community Garden tested their chops with four 3-by-7 foot raised-bed boxes that yielded enough food for a harvest meal for over 80 people, all grown from donated seeds and plants.
Continue reading Growth is in the future for community gardens Expansion of current community gardens is needed
How is it that David Stockburger, a man living in the 21st century, is the creator of Avenue Vineyard Community Church’s annual Penny Carnival?
“Many years ago, as a kid, my school would put on a penny carnival for Halloween,” he said. “It was the best thing when you’re eight or nine years old, the games and getting candy. I always remembered that fondly.”
Continue reading Local Penny Carnival celebrates 10 years Fun games for everyone for only half a dollar
Like a prism to light, the main stage production of this year’s SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival presents 10 unique stories from as many local writers on the topic of motherhood.
Directed by Glenda Stirling, The Mommy Monologues premieres at the Alberta Avenue Community Centre Cabaret Theatre and runs March 2-12. The two-hour show, written and performed by women, features one song and nine monologues in genres ranging from comedy to thriller. Continue reading SkirtsAfire premieres a new play The Mommy Monologues explores facets of modern motherhood
Liz Hobbs is an incredibly busy woman. Organizing festivals is her main gig, but she also directs theatre productions, writes, acts, and is currently the artistic director of the Serca Festival of Irish Theatre.
During the time I was tracking her down, Hobbs was in and out of the province. In and out of Edmonton. She was coordinating the Silver Skate Festival Folk Trail, then up to Kinuso (near Slave Lake) to audition 200 kids for Fiddler on the Roof, then back to work on the Chinook Festival. Continue reading Serca Festival shows love of Irish influence Enjoy Irish arts and culture at long-running local festival