YEG FAMILY CONNECT 2018: you are invited!

What: The North Central Interagency invites you and your family to join in for food, resources, haircuts, family photo booth, kids’ activities, and more!

When: January 20th, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Alberta Avenue Community League, 9210 118ave




You may have noticed that the skating rink lights are shining a little brighter. As the light poles were beginning to show corrosion and had exceeded their expected use, the Spruce Avenue Community League Board replaced the ten poles with galvanized steel and ten new energy efficient LED floodlights.

Community league casino funds were used to apply for matching grants to the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program and the City of Edmonton Community League Infrastructure Program. Without this funding this project would not have been possible. For over 65 years the outdoor community rink has been the centre of activity for families living in Spruce Avenue and surrounding communities. The rink continues to be enjoyed by our residents, as well as students attending Spruce Avenue School and St. Basil School. Hopefully the enjoyment will continue for years to come.


Our community was fortunate to receive a donation of twenty-five oak and maple trees for the park area. The trees were planted at the end of September and involved Grade 7 students from the Spruce Avenue and St. Basil Schools. A huge thank you is extended to Roots for Trees, City of Edmonton Forestry, and the Canada 150 Committee for making this possible. This will not only will beautify the area but also provide much needed shade. It’s a great start to SACL’s desire for trees in the playground area.



Stay tuned for upcoming community meetings regarding Neighbourhood Renewal.

Decorative Street Lighting Initiative: Spruce Avenue was not successful in demonstrating community support for the Decorative Street Lighting option as part of Neighbourhood Renewal. As a result, the standard galvanized street poles will be installed in our neighbourhood.

For more info about Building Great Neighbourhoods go to




 WHERE:         Spruce Avenue Community Hall, 10240 – 115 ave

WHEN:           Saturdays from 10am – 1pm, January 13 to February 17

Learn and practice your skills through fun games and activities. This is a free drop-in program targeted for children ages 6 – 12 and their families, however all are welcome to attend. Children must be dressed for the weather conditions and have a helmet and skates.

Want to participate but can’t afford equipment? Call Verna @ 780-479-8019 for a referral to Sports Central for skates and helmets.

Programs will cancel at -25 Celsius with wind chill or if the ice is closed by the facility.

For more information, please visit or call 311.




 WHERE:         Grande Villa Casino downtown (10214 – 104 avenue)

WHEN:           Saturday April 7th, 2018 and Sunday April 8th, 2018


As the casino is the main source of fundraising for the community league, we ask that you consider volunteering for one of the positions listed. It is an opportunity to contribute to your community as well as meet residents of Spruce Avenue. Casino funds have enabled the league to apply for matched grants in order to complete a number of upgrades and community projects. These include: the re-development of the playground, development of the spray park, addition to the hall, construction of a storage garage, development and maintenance of the outdoor rink, purchase of ice maintenance equipment including a zamboni, installation of a walking trail which ensures access to the playground area from 114 ave, retrofitting the community hall to be wheelchair accessible, ongoing maintenance and repairs to the hall, upgrades to the kitchen and the current development of a parking lot.

Please contact Verna @ 780-479-801 or to volunteer.



If you are interested in joining the Spruce Avenue Community League Board, we would love to hear from you. We are currently looking to fill vacant director positions, including Director of Neighbourhood Development. If you are interested in guiding infill development in the community and have some knowledge of existing infill development bylaws, or are interested in becoming familiar with the bylaws, contact us at



A huge shout out to the residents who light up our community. The array of holiday lights was absolutely beautiful!


The next community league meeting is Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 @ 7:00 pm at the SACL hall. Items for the meeting agenda must be emailed to in advance of the meeting.