City of Edmonton Summer Green Shack Programs are set to begin July 12 and run until August 27, 2021.

“Program leaders will be hosting a variety of games, challenges and activities that are sure to get kids active and having fun!…

Programs Leaders are easily identified by their blue shirts and may be assisted by volunteer leaders in training. All leaders:

  • Have completed a security clearance process, are trained in first aid, and are certified specialists in fun
  • Ensure participants play safely (Parents are responsible for their children at all times and must be available in the event of an emergency).

Programming is still available on rainy/snowy days, but may be cancelled during severe weather.

Ellerslie Crossing Park Green Shack will operate Monday – Friday 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Charlesworth Park Green Shack will operate Monday – Friday, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Spring is here, and has revealed layers of garbage materials that have been strewn about throughout the winter and hidden by the snow.

Each year, the city of Edmonton provides free Capital City Cleanup kits to interested residents. These kits include garbage bags, gloves and a grabber.

If you would like to participate in the city’s Spring cleanup and make your neighbourhood more appealing, please contact Ashley at communications@ellersliecommunityleague.com

Ellerslie Community League, in Partnership with Kulshan Gill, recently presented “Stress and Mental Health in a Pandemic”; This informational seminar focused on mind/body, mental and emotional well being.

Kulshan is a Registered Herbalist & Holistic Health Practitioner in Edmonton and holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy degree from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She shared about stress management, monitoring and caring for your mental health, seeking help/support and mindfulness from an educational perspective.

To view a recording of this session, click here and apply passcode: AabhL6=.

Alberta Health Services and the Greater Edmonton Health Advisory Council recently presented a conversation on isolation and loneliness during COVID-19.

Below, please find the slide show presentation by Dr. Vincent Agyapong:

Upcoming workshops for managing stress in challenging times include:

Part 1: Led by AHS Certified professionals, this interactive workshop includes a basic discussion of stress plus looks at different ways to manage stress, including 2 HeartMath® breathing techniques. Participants will come away with an understanding of the impact of emotions on the body plus an action plan to address their own stress.

Part 2: Led by AHS Certified professionals, this interactive workshop will discuss perception, decision making and communication using the HeartMath® tools taught in Part 1. (Note that this is a continuation from concepts learned in Part 1, so completion of Part 1 is essential prior to taking Part 2.)

For more information, email ahs.heartmath@ahs.ca

Make your voice heard! What are YOU looking for in your community?

Before the Ellerslie Community League can commit to a project (such as a skating rink or community hall), we need to have input from our community members on what is important to them. So please take a few minutes and fill out this survey, and help us find out what is most wanted in our neighbourhood!

The survey can be found here!

Thank You!

Family time is important and very enjoyable outdoors, especially in the summer. To display the benefit of a League Membership, The Ellerslie Community League is pleased to present free admission to the following outdoor pools during these time slots (except Holidays) for your family:
Fred Broadstock Pool (15720 105 Ave NW) Sunday – Wednesday Evenings until August 26th from 5:00-7:00 PM
Millcreek Pool (9555 84 Ave NW) every evening until September 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Oliver Outdoor Pool (10315 – 119 Street) Sunday – Wednesday evenings until September 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Queen Elizabeth Pool (9100 Walterdale Hill) – Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00PM – 7:00, Mondays and Wednesday evenings until August 26th from 6:00 – 8:00PM
You need to present a valid Ellerslie (or other EFCL membership) to the attendant at the pool. The pools are outdoor, and as such are open during safe conditions and temperatures greater than 18 degrees C. To check pool/facility status, please check this website. City of Edmonton Facility Notificationsimages

Despite inclement weather threatening our efforts, approximately 26 volunteers helped clean our two park sites. The playgrounds and surrounding areas were cleared of garbage, cigarette butts, and any visible dangerous items to ensure a pleasing and safe experience in our parks. It was really nice to see parents setting great examples for their children as 14 of our volunteers were children. We put all our helping hands to good use, to help make a difference. Coffee and hot chocolate, and Tim Bits were enjoyed, as well as Panago Pizza when we were done.

Many thanks to the following Volunteers:

Denie Goulet, Community League President
Amanda Goulet, Community League Treasurer
Gerry Pasternak, Community League Civics Director
Christine Lim, Community League Membership Director
Gemma Dunn, Community League Fundrasing Director
Corey Teeple, Community League Communications Director

The Lemaire Family
The Goulet Children
The Lim Children
The Dunn Children
The Samur Family
The Rasmussen Family
The Spears Family
The Dukta Family
Carla Offord

Approximately 17 bags of trash were removed from the sites, and a number of items cleared to make our parks safer for our over 7,000 residents. Your contributions are very much appreciated.

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