NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our Events page for information about more upcoming activities and events n and near our community!

Seniors Morning Coffee, March 20th - Cancelled: A new date will be announced shortly for April. 

City of Edmonton Census. An upcoming municipal census for the City of Edmonton is planned for April 1, 2019. Community Leagues have long been an essential partner in supporting civic election and census projects and we are pleased to have you as an ally in sharing important information and milestones with Edmontonians.

Currently, we are in the midst of recruiting approximately 750 census workers who will go door-to-door to collect information from households that do not complete the census online. Door -to-door visits begin on April 22nd. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get active, serve their community, and make some extra cash with a flexible schedule.

We would be grateful if you would display our posters in your community facility, share our messaging electronically, and encourage people to get engaged with Census 2019. Applications can be submitted online at http://edmonton.ca/census

The poster attached to this email is yours to distribute how you see fit to help Elections and Census in its hiring efforts.

For your information, census workers must meet the following requirements:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Are comfortable using mobile devices like tablets (training provided)
  • Are able to navigate outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Have a personal cell phone for emergency use
  • Are available for training between the dates of April 8-18 (one three hour session)
  • Are available to go door-to-door April 22 through May 20
  • Are willing to complete a police information check (no cost to applicant)
  • Are looking for a temporary job with a flexible schedule

In addition to obtaining an accurate population count, the census provides key data for the City to secure provincial and federal government funding. This funding supports a wide range of municipal services including schools, roads, fire and police, recreation centres, libraries, and public infrastructure. Many City departments, businesses, and non-profit organizations use census data for strategic and operational planning.

Please contact the Elections and Census Office at 780-496-8008 with your questions or for additional information

Avonmore Planning & Development Committee. The Board of the Avonmore Community League approved the formation of a Community League Planning and Development Committee. The need for such a committee comes from recent developments in Avonmore and surrounding areas and anticipation of new developments. We want to respond effectively to planning matters and to be more proactive attracting the kind of development we want in our community.

We have a committee of 12 right now. We had our first meeting in November and plan to meet about once a month on Saturday mornings. 

If you are interested in joining the committee contact Anita at president@avonmore.org or Leigh vicepresident@avonmore.org


Abundant Communities.
 
We are bringing the Abundant Communities initiative to Avonmore in 2019! 

ACE is a citizen-led and City-supported framework that facilitates community building starting at the block level. The ACE vision includes neighbours forming strong, caring and supportive blocks and neighbourhoods where we look out for one another, share our talents, skills and resources, do activities together, and collectively create the neighbourhoods we desire.

We will be officially launching ACE in Avonmore in the late Spring and will be looking for many enthusiastic volunteers to make this initiative successful. Keep your eyes on the Avonmore Facebook page and our next newsletter for more information on ACE and how you can get involved. If you’re interested in learning more, email Wendy at programs@avonmore.org.


EPS Presentation on Community Safety at Pancakes in the Park: All information presented by the Edmonton Police Service can be found on this web site, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. It contains a lot of good information on home and property safety. 

Neighbourhood Watch. We are in the process of forming a Neighbourhood Watch group. Resident Natasha Holmkvist has agreed to be the key contact and Andrea Schmidt will assist her. Email president@avonmore.org if you are interested in helping. 

Tool Library. As a pilot project, Avonmore Community League has purchased a one year membership to the Edmonton Tool Library. With this membership, our community league members can now access the library's tools at no charge. They are open Saturday afternoons only.

The library is located at the north end of Gretzky Drive, at 7308 - 112 Ave. 

The web site, www.edmontontoollibrary.ca, lists all the tools they have available. 

Please be aware that this is a pilot project. If you use the library, please send a quick email to our director-at-large, Bob Raynard. If there is interest and the tool library is being used, we will consider renewing our membership. 

Avonmore Book Club. Starting in mid September a new Book Club will launch as a “Group” under the Avonmore Community League page. Watch for details here and on the Avonmore Community League Facebook page or contact Anita at president@avonmore.org 

Avonmore Community League is on Facebook! Join us there for current news, information and discussion. 


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