The Ellerslie Community League 2015 Annual General Meeting is taking place at Grace Point Church on Saturday, November 28, and everyone who lives in our community is welcome and encouraged to join us.

We’re starting with a free catered meal at 5:30 p.m., followed by the AGM at 6:30 p.m. While the AGM is going on, we’ll be showing a supervised movie for the kids in another room. Once the AGM business has been taken care of, we’re hosting a community forum, where residents can share their ideas on how to make our community an even better place to live.

You don’t need a league membership to attend; however, you do need one to have a vote, and we need at least ten voting members there who aren’t part of the board in order to hold the meeting. If you’d like to purchase a membership ($25 for the whole family for the year), you can contact Christine Lim (memberships@ellersliecommunityleague.com), buy one at the meeting, or buy one online at http://www.efcl.org/membership.

Please contact Denie Goulet (president@ellersliecommunityleague.com) or post a comment here if you have any questions. This event is a great opportunity to get involved with your community and meet your neighbours, and we hope to see lots of people there!

Here is a link to the AGM agenda in PDF format: Annual General Meeting 2015 Agenda (1)

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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Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get our parks ready to enjoy for the summer! The Ellerslie Community League Board is making a call for volunteers to help us clean up our two great park sites. Please join your board members and other neighborhood volunteers from 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 13, at either Charlesworth Park or Ellerslie Crossing Park to help clean up our green spaces. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided by Capital City Clean Up.

Free coffee and donuts will be available for volunteers, and the we will be having a pizza lunch when we finish as well. Extra hands make the job that much easier. So if you have a couple of hours to spare, this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours, enjoy free coffee, donuts and pizza, as well as help beautify the green spaces we all enjoy. Help take care of YOUR community and we hope to see you there!

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***UPDATE*** The Ellerslie Crossing cleanup was rescheduled due to bad weather. It will now be happening Saturday, May 10, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Free coffee, hot chocolate and pizza will still be served!

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get our parks ready to enjoy for the summer! Please join us from 10:00 a.m. to noon this Saturday, May 3, at Charlesworth Park and Sunday, May 4, at Ellerslie Crossing Park to help clean up our green spaces. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided by Capital City Clean Up.

Free coffee will be available for volunteers, and the new Boston Pizza on Ellerslie Road is generously providing a free pizza lunch to volunteers as well. So if you have a couple of hours to spare, this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours, enjoy free coffee and pizza, and help beautify the green spaces we all enjoy. Hope to see you there!

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Looking for a way to become more involved in your community? The upcoming Snowflake Festival on Saturday, February 1, offers you a great opportunity to support your community while getting to know your neighbours — and having fun! There are lots of different ways you can get involved:

  • Volunteer! We’re still looking for volunteers to help run the event. Shifts are only two hours long and duties include things like helping run the bannock or games stations, tending the firepits, and working the concession stand. Oh, and Snowflake Festival volunteers will enjoy FREE PIZZA! Contact Alicia to find out which spots are still available. If you’d like to volunteer but would be more comfortable if you had a better handle on what you’d be doing, check out the upcoming FREE training session offered by the City of Edmonton.
  • Advertise your business! There will be a table set up at the event where you can display business cards, brochures, catalogues, etc. for your local business. Contact Alicia to make arrangements to drop off materials.
  • Showcase your “active club”! We’re celebrating staying active all year round at this event, so we’re looking for local “active clubs” (eg. karate, yoga, dance) to demonstrate their activity. Each club will also get a table where it can display more information. Contact Alicia if you’re interested in showcasing your club.
  • Donate a door prize! Prizes will be given out during a raffle at the event. Contact Alicia if you have a product or service you’d like to donate.
  • Bring a non-perishable food item! We’ll be collecting donations for the Food Bank at the event to help replenish their stock after the busy holiday season.
  • Spread the word! Invite your friends, family, co-workers — while the Snowflake Festival is being hosted by the Ellerslie and Summerside Community Leagues, anyone can attend this FREE event. The more the merrier!

Please contact Alicia Staub at social@ellersliecommunityleague.com or fill out the contact form to volunteer, get more information, or let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to do to help out with this event. We’d love to hear from you!