Join your neighbours and Edmonton Police Service Officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighbourhood. Includes a free small coffee, courtesy of McDonald’s.
Coffee with a Cop poster (PDF)
Location: McDonald’s Restaurant, 10520 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 9 AM to 10:30 AM
The Spruce Avenue Community Garage Sale is happening now!
When: Friday May 4th 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday May 5th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Spruce Avenue Community Hall, 10240 – 115 avenue
What: An opportunity to shop, donate to our community and socialize! Concession open, with proceeds to the park project.
Also! Join us for the….
4th Annual Jane’s Walk!
Saturday May 5th! Jane’s Walk is an international festival of free, citizen-led walks encouraging people to share community stories and use walking as a way to connect with neighbours. This year we are changing things up and will hold a House Histories Tour, visiting homes participating in our Heritage Home sign program. We’ll share some of the interesting histories of some of Spruce Ave’s homes and first residents.
Meet in front of the old North Telephone Exchange building (now the AHS Rehab Research Centre) at 10105-112 Ave (corner of 101st) at 10am. Bring your walking shoes & a water bottle and join in. All are welcome.
Visit janeswalk.org/canada/edmonton/ for info on all Edmonton walks.
An Artist’s Bistro Summer Camp
Attend a summer camp here in Spruce Avenue! View the poster.
An Artist’s Bistro
Exercise your creativity in the kitchen and the studio! Over the
week of the camp, you will create crafts, pieces of art and
tantalizing treats. At the end of the week, you will set up an Artist’s Bistro in which you will display your creations and serve your guests some of the recipes you’ve learned.
Date: August 20 – 24
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Ages 6 – 9
Course Code: 626199
- Call 311
- Online at ereg.edmonton.ca
- In person at any City of Edmonton Recreation Centre
A recent study by U of A students regarding Edmonton’s 10 best neighbourhoods for millennials ranks Spruce Avenue number 6!
From an article in the Edmonton Journal by Elise Stolte:
“Just toss Avenue Edmonton’s best neighbourhood list — that’s Janna Bradshaw and Stephanie Kovach’s best advice for a millennial who is house hunting.
The two University of Alberta human geography and planning students set out to use Edmonton’s Open Data catalogue to analyze the best neighbourhoods for the generation born between the early 1980s and 2000s, the millennials. For fun, they compared it to the annual ranking in the local monthly lifestyle magazine.
The lists were completely different.”
Click here to read the full article and see the map.
The Spruce Avenue Community League Board is looking to fill the position of Civics & Neighbourhood Development Director.
What is this position?
- The Civics & Neighbourhood Development Director monitors the civic concerns of the neighbourhood including new development and infill, Bylaw changes, and permit variances.
- With the President, the Civics & Neighbourhood Development Director represents SACL at events/consultations with the City of Edmonton and reports to the board on matters relating to development in the neighbourhood.
Why is this position important?
Spruce Avenue is a mature neighbourhood with unique needs and challenges. As the City grows, our demographics are shifting toward a mix of young families and professionals, elderly homeowners, and students. With the City encouraging densification, infill is an ongoing issue. A Civics & Neighbourhood Development Director is aware of the development that is being proposed, can keep our board and residents up-to-date, and can communicate our neighbourhood’s concerns to the City.
What expertise do I need?
Knowledge of existing infill development bylaws is an asset, but not necessary! We require someone with clear communication skills who has an interest in becoming familiar with the bylaws.
Note: Volunteering on the SACL Board waives your membership fee.
Interested? Have Questions?
Please contact email@example.com
The Spruce Avenue Community League Board seeks to replace existing SACL Bylaws (written in 1954, last amended 2008).
A new set of Bylaws has been drafted using EFCL’s Best Practice Guidelines as a template. This draft seeks to provide better protocol and structure for our organization by including terms of reference and a policy on board conduct. The draft has been approved by the Executive for consideration, and was circulated to the board on January 23rd, 2018, for discussion.
A vote will be called at the April 24th, 2018 Board Meeting (7pm at the SACL Hall) to replace the existing SACL Bylaws with the new Bylaws.
Any questions or concerns can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org