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Local volunteers are a boon to the community Margaret and John Larsen are long-time volunteers

In our community, volunteers are the driving force behind many of our most beloved institutions. From our houses of worship and community league halls to Arts on the Ave and The Carrot, the spirit of volunteerism runs strong.

I sat down with two long-term volunteers in our community, John and Margaret Larsen. They’ve lived in Alberta Avenue for 16 years, and seem to be very busy in retirement. Continue reading Local volunteers are a boon to the community Margaret and John Larsen are long-time volunteers

Community volunteers are leagues ahead Edmonton has a long history of creating community leagues

A bird’s eye view of Edmonton at the turn of the last century would show an urban core on either side of the river, with outlying subdivisions separated by bush and a few connecting roads. Meanwhile, the surging commercial and population growth meant the city was hard-pressed to keep up with services and infrastructure.

Continue reading Community volunteers are leagues ahead Edmonton has a long history of creating community leagues