Parkdale Cromdale Community League February Newsletter

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Snow Angels Photo Contest
Send us a photo of your shovelled sidewalks by FEBRUARY 20 for a chance to win Oil Kings tickets (Rogers Place) or a $50 gift certificate to Boston Pizza! 

Edmonton is a winter city with significant snowfall. Keeping our sidewalks free of snow and ice is critical in keeping Edmontonians moving safely.

City residents are encouraged to become Snow Angels and make a difference in their communities by shoveling and scraping their own sidewalks, and by lending a hand to neighbours who need help with their walks.

For CREART music, dance and more, visit 

Edmonton Literacy Classroom on Wheels
(COW) bus is visiting our hall starting Sept 16, every Friday from 8:30-10am until June 16. It’s like a library on a bus!

Multicultural Rhymes that Bind: Mondays, 9:30-11:30am

ESL classes available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the hall. For more information email us at or contact Programs Director Sarah at

Drop-in Tango lessons: Argentine Tango practice 6:30pm Sunday evenings - $5/class, all levels, beginners welcome, no partner necessary!

Collective Kitchen: last Sunday of each month, 1-4pm. Email for info and to sign up. Last month was full with 10 families participating!


The City of Edmonton has increased the discount community league members receive at Edmonton recreational facilities and amenities. Your valid annual membership now gets you 20% off annual passes and continuous monthly passes, and 15% off multi-admission passes.

To learn see what other benefits you get from becoming a community league member and to see the complete 2017 Community League Wellness Program, click here.

Ice Rink Update 

We are working to ensure that the ice surface is smooth and safe to skate on. While we were blessed with warm temperatures and direct sun, it did slow us down on resurfacing the ice! Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates as they come.
From our neighbours in McCauley:

In case you missed the launch, or want to see it again, here is McCauley: A Caring Community - Conversations on Social Housing, streaming online:

McCauley: A Caring Community - Conversations on Social Housing is a short film that explores issues of housing and homelessness in McCauley, and why housing needs to be a city-wide responsibility.
Neighbourhood Development News

Interested in learning more or adding your voice? Join our Neighbourhood Development Committee! Email us.

Updates on the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay
: At this point, the proposed changes to the MNO will proceed to Council. Council, at Public Hearing, will make the final decision on the proposed amendments to the Overlay. Once bylaw changes are passed the City will promote the changes and the phase-in period for these regulations. 

From the Edmonton Sun
"To date, most of Edmonton's infill moves took a blanket approach. They allowed secondary suites, garage suites and lot splitting for 50-foot lots across the board, controlling the size of the new homes through a catch-all zoning — the mature neighbourhood overlay.

On Wednesday, Iveson asked administration to break with that tradition.

Council approved proposed changes to the mature neighbourhood overlay, then pushed further. City officials are scheduled to return Sept. 6 with a rough outline of how to focus higher density infill using criteria such as "pre-war areas with taller existing homes, areas near transit nodes and corridors, areas with deteriorating housing stock that would benefit from revitalization and/or areas with existing clustered ground-oriented multifamily housing."

Dawson Park and Kinnaird Ravine Master Plan Updates

To help ensure Dawson Park and Kinnaird Ravine remain a celebrated and cherished public space, the City is starting a master plan process to establish a 25-year vision and management plan for the park. The resulting plan will guide the park through the next stage of its history and will be developed throughout 2016 and 2017.

Public Engagement for Phase 2: Vision, Principles and Identity

Open House

Date: Tuesday January 17, 2017
Time: 5-8pm
Location: E4C, Alex Taylor School (9321 Jasper Avenue)

Online Survey

Can’t make it to the open house? Provide your feedback using our online survey and mapping tool. This is your opportunity to shape the vision of Dawson Park and Kinnaird Ravine.

Your feedback from this survey will help guide the development of:

  • A vision statement that reflects shared values
  • The look and feel of the park and the activities that could happen there
  • Activity locations for the park concept design (Phase 3)

EMSA North understands the importance of sports in the lives of our youth. Soccer is not only the fastest-growing youth sport all over the world, but it’s currently the most popular sport in Alberta. We want to give every child in our community the opportunity to build new friendships, learn new skills and develop a sense of self that they can carry with them in the future.

We believe in fun. We believe in play. We believe in soccer.

A 2016/2017 Community League Membership is required to register for Community Soccer Leagues.

If finances are a barrier to involvement, please email to discuss options!

Interested in how the provincial SCAN (Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods) team works to target properties associated with criminal activity? Here is an example from Calgary. For more information about SCAN and suspicious properties, visit:…/…/Pages/SCAN.aspx

Court order shuts down Calgary drug house |
The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit has closed a Calgary property where drug activity and violence were endangering nearby residents.
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