– Sabino Spagnuolo, Communications Director ~ Communications@spruceavenuecommunity.com
Spruce Ave community, have your say on what replacement homes look like in our neighbourhood!
The City of Edmonton is hosting a 3-hour workshop at Spruce Avenue Community League hall for the upcoming Infill Design Competition.
This year’s design competition focuses on our community! Competition designers will propose a design on a site owned by the City of Edmonton.
Team up with us to help create Edmonton’s ‘Missing Middle’ Infill Design Competition Criteria
Residents of Spruce Avenue are invited to a workshop to help develop the criteria that will be used to judge the 2019 Edmonton ‘Missing Middle’ Infill Design Competition submissions. The workshop will also be an opportunity to share your thoughts on any local neighbourhood context that should be taken into consideration, and sign up to be considered for the competition’s community advisor positions.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Spruce Avenue Community League Hall (10240 115 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)
RSVP by October 16, 2018 via http://infilldesigncomp.eventbrite.ca
Lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m., and workshop will start at 12:20 p.m.
The competition will solicit designs from multidisciplinary teams of architects and builders/developers for medium-density ‘missing middle’ housing on a site of 5 lots currently owned by the City at the northeast corner of 112 Avenue and 106 Street in the Spruce Avenue neighbourhood. The winning team will be given the opportunity to purchase the site and build their design, which will be used as a prototype to inspire innovative ‘missing middle’ infill development in other parts of the city.
The City of Edmonton will gather input on the community criteria for the competition at this workshop, which is open to the wider community.
- What: Spruce Avenue Community Infill Design Competition Workshop
- Where: Spruce Avenue Community League Hall, 10240 – 115 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
- When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
For more details, see the postcard: Missing Middle Design Competition – Spruce Avenue!
Check out the Fall 2018 community newsletter: SACL fall 2018 newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to the Spruce Avenue community by volunteers from your community league board.
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Spruce Avenue Community League postpones ‘Spruce Avenue Hibernation Celebration’ due to extreme weather
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, JANUARY 17 – This season’s most anticipated event for the Spruce Avenue Community just north of the downtown core had to be postponed as the extreme weather continues to keep people indoors. The event would feature sleigh rides, Ice Skating, outdoor snow shoeing and lots of hot chocolate and bonfires. The event was to take place January 18th, 2020.
“As important it is to come together, we need to take care to stay warm and safe” Spruce Avenue Community League President Kate Boorman said. “We planned for a number of scenarios including have the temperature going below -21 so we of course are disappointed that such a deep freeze would occur for this long” Boorman stated. The number of people expected we could not house all our activities indoors.
It is important to take this extreme cold seriously including for our furry friends. With daytime highs at -28 over the last week and forecasted into next week; it is important to ensure plenty of layers and shorter periods outdoors. Also, if you see a vulnerable member of our city is in need of support do not hesitate to call 211 and option 3. You will be connected to a 24/7 crisis diversion offering nonemergency support.
Beware of Hypothermia
- Being cold over a prolonged period of time can cause a drop in body temperature
- Shivering, confusion and loss of muscular control (e.g., difficulty walking) can occur.
- It can progress to a life-threatening condition where shivering stops or the person loses consciousness. Cardiac arrest may occur
Beware of Frostbite
- A more severe condition, where both the skin and the underlying tissue (fat, muscle, bone) are frozen.
- Skin appears white and waxy and is hard to the touch.
- No sensation – the area is numb or tingling.
- Source: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca
In conclusion we want you to stay warm and safe and will provide details of our future events in the weeks ahead. We hope to see a reprieve from this frigid weather soon.
Spruce Avenue Community League (SACL) was incorporated in 1951 and is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL). The City of Edmonton recognizes the Community League as the official voice of the residents of Spruce Avenue with regard to civic issues affecting the area. The Spruce Avenue Community encompasses the area North of Kingsway Avenue to 118 Avenue and East of Princess Elizabeth Avenue to 97 Street. The League is managed and operated by a board of volunteers with the goal of promoting and enhancing the quality of life within Spruce Avenue. League meetings are held at 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month.
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Media Enquires: Sabino Spagnuolo, Communications Director
Join us Friday December 13th for a Potluck Supper from 5pm to 9pm
The theme is Latin American but your other inspired favorites are welcome. We would appreciate a non perishable food or toy donation as well.
To encourage less waste and lessen single use consumption please consider hand held food items, you can also consider bringing your own washable plates, drink container, and cutlery items.
Come celebrate with neighbours!
Free sand is available at our community leagues
Spruce Avenue Community League is participating in the free sand program to keep our sidewalks and lane ways free of ice build up and safe for everyone!
Our sandbox is popular so be patient – the sand box is next to the dumpsters at the Community League!
Tip: Microwaving sand in a microwave-safe container and spreading it while it is still warm can make it more effective. It will embed itself into the ice, creating a gritty top layer.
Free sand is also available at the City’s roadway maintenance yards
Visit our facebook page!
Capital Care Norwood has advised that the closure of 105 street from 112 ave south to the entrance into McDonald’s will remain open for another 2 weeks due to a delay in getting the paperwork from the city.
Courtesy of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL), Spruce Avenue community members can RSVP to secure a seat on the buses (return trip) to the Enoch Cree Nation 26th Annual Pow Wow on July 14.
Please see the Facebook event for details and activities: https://www.facebook.com/events/595995254099720/
Hello Spruce Ave!
Neighbourhood Renewal is well under way in our area. A note: when the sidewalk forms are being placed and/or concrete is being poured, it is not always possible for the mail carrier to deliver to mailboxes.
If your street is experiencing this construction and you have not been getting your mail, you can go to the post office at 10536 96st, which is open from 9:30am-2pm. You may need to show a piece of ID.
If you are unable to get to that post office during those hours, please call 780-944-3111 ext 2101 and ask for your mail to be delivered to the Shoppers’ Drug Mart post office (Kingsway Mall).