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!

If you’d like to volunteer for our upcoming Snowflake Festival but aren’t sure exactly what you’d be doing, take advantage of this FREE event offered by the City of Edmonton on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. You can register online (enter 515741 in the search field) or by calling 311. We hope to see you there!


Our community is growing so quickly, space at our schools is becoming a very important issue. Members of our community are encouraged to take the time to complete the EPSB survey, which is open until Friday, January 17, 2014, and attend the public consultation meeting for our area on Monday, January 13, 2014 at J. Percy Page High School.


Do you love free pizza — and supporting your community? The second annual Snowflake Festival is coming up on February 1, 2014 at Grace Point Church, and volunteers are needed to ensure the event runs smoothly. Some of the things you could do are:

  • Set up
  • Set up concession
  • Work the concession / maintain snack station
  • Work membership table / info booth / playground update
  • Watch the fire and assist with its maintenance
  • Assist with the bannock making station
  • Assist with craft stations
  • Assist with horse sleigh – embarking and disembarking
  • Help with snow wonder games
  • Clean up / tear down

If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Jenn Parsonage or Alicia Staub to volunteer or get more information.

Did we mention all volunteers will get to enjoy FREE PIZZA?

2nd Annual Snowflake Festival

November 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Alicia Lemaire in News | Past Events - (1 Comments)


League members meet new mayor

November 19th, 2013 | Posted by Communications Director in News - (0 Comments)

A few members of the Ellerslie Community League board got the chance to chat with Edmonton’s new mayor, Don Iveson, at the second annual EFCL Leagues Alive! Conference on Saturday, November 16. The conference was a huge success and the board members who attended said it was a great experience.

Jessica Mihaly, ECL secretary (left), and Alicia Staub, ECL social director (right), meet Edmonton's new mayor, Don Iveson, at the EFCL Leagues Alive! Conference.

Jessica Mihaly, ECL secretary (left), and Alicia Staub, ECL social director (right), meet Edmonton’s new mayor, Don Iveson, at the EFCL Leagues Alive! Conference.

Movie Night movies selected

October 28th, 2013 | Posted by Alicia Lemaire in News | Past Events - (1 Comments)

The movies for Ellerslie Community League’s monthly Family-Fun Movie Night have been selected! All movies are shown at Grace Point Church and start at 6:30 p.m. Bring your community league membership for FREE drinks and popcorn!

November 23, 2013: Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Christmas theme)
January 25, 2014: Planes (superhero theme)
February 22, 2014: The Croods (prehistoric theme)
March 22, 2014: Hop (Easter theme)
April 26, 2014: The Goonies (80s theme)
May 24, 2014: Tangled (royal theme)
June 21, 2014: A Bug’s Life
July 26, 2014: Bolt

It’s official!! After a couple years of hard work we have raised enough money to build the park next year! A huge thank you to Amarjeet Sohi for speaking to the developers of our neighbourhood on our behalf. When he told them we only had $37,500 left to raise, Cameron Developments donated an additional $7,500 (from their previous $10,000 donation) and MLC donated $30,000!!!

Please watch your mailboxes for our pamphlet that will give you an opportunity to donate to the park project. We are hoping to raise additional funds so we can install poured-in-place rubber in the park instead of the engineered wood fibre we are currently budgeted for. We appreciate your continued support and look forward too seeing you at the park! Remember, even if you donated last year you can donate again this year and get a new tax receipt for the next tax season. We will also total all of your donations so that your name can be displayed on the next level on the rock plaque.

I would like to take the time to recognize some of the businesses that have donated to our project:

  • MLC Group: $30,000
  • United Communities: $25,000
  • Cameron Developments: $17,500
  • Bedrock Homes/Carrington Communities: $10,000
  • Landmark Homes: $2,000
  • Jatec Electric: $2,000
  • Homes by Avi: $1,000
  • Mani Bagga: $500

If have questions, wish to volunteer or would like to be added to our email list for updates please email us or check us out on Facebook.

Janna Klyne
Chair, Charlesworth Park Committee

2013 Annual General Meeting

September 20th, 2013 | Posted by Amanda Goulet in News | Past Events - (0 Comments)

The 2013 AGM will be held on Monday, November 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Grace Point Church. All league members are expected to attend. We will be holding elections for the following positions: vice-president, treasurer, programs director, civics director and membership director. There will also be reports from all current board members.

We invite everyone to attend and bring ideas forward that you would like to see from our community league. We would love to hear from each and every one of you.

The Ellerslie Community League continues to offer free swimming at the Mill Woods Recreation Centre for all members.

The swim times are on the third and fourth Sunday of every month from 4 to 5:30 pm (see schedule below). You are required to show your membership card at the front desk.

Have a great time!

2013-2014 Swimming Schedule

September 15, 22,
October 20, 27
*November 17, 24
*December 15, 22
*January 19, 26
February 16, 23
March 16, 23
April 20, 27
May 18, 25
June 15, 22

NOTE: If you require a membership please sign up for one now.

*The pool at Mill Woods Rec Centre will be unavailable from November 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014, but community swim times will be held at another facility. Please check back soon for the location.