Walking Wednesday

Mark your calendars for our newest event

Got neighbours who might like to get out and walk with us? Spread the word!

Walking Wednesdays are our newest initiative. Meet your neighbours, go on a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood and end up for a nice beverage at a local cafe. 

🗓️ May 8
⏰ 10-11am
📍 Meet at DECL, 10042 103 St.

This is open to all, but we recognize that some folks who may be interested, might not be subscribed to our email list. If you know of someone in your building who might benefit from this type of daytime activity, Please feel free to spread the word. 

AGM 2024

Bylaw amendments and open board positions notice

Join us for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2024 at our community space (10042 103 Street).

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Registration 6:30 p.m.
Meeting 7:00 p.m.

We are pleased to welcome Dinu Philip Alex (Alex), Director of Operations of the Edmonton Downtown Business Association as our special guest speaker. He will share information about the DBA’s Core Services program which includes Downtown Shine, the Downtown Night Patrol and the Downtown Ambassador Programs.

This event is open to all Downtown Edmonton residents and DECL members. To find out if you live in the boundaries of Downtown, check here.

The purpose of this meeting is to review the business of the league over the past year, including 2023 financial statements and to approve and adopt the bylaws recently amended and approved by the Board. Light refreshments will be served, there will also be a cash bar available.

We have open seats for an Executive position and Directors on the DECL Board. Following election, the new board members can communicate their preference to the President for open positions that will be filled at the first meeting of the new Board in May.  Those positions include:

  • Secretary (Executive)
  • Programming committee chair (events)
  • Safety chair
  • Directors-at-Large

If you’re interested in being a board member and want to find out more, please email us at info@decl.org for more information.

Please review the bylaw amendments
The DECL bylaws had not been amended since 2014. Starting in July 2023, the board began a bylaw review process. Current Board Members Alandra Ross, Asheika Sood, and Chris Buyze, as well as past board member Sam Goertz, reviewed them in full and suggested edits that were then successively reviewed with the board as a whole. The board used suggested bylaws from the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) to supplement DECL’s existing bylaws and EFCL staff provided oversight.

Some significant changes include the addition of an Institutional Associate Membership category (more info to come); clarification of Director election, appointment, resignation, and removal; the addition of a section on dispute resolution; clarification of general meeting procedures; and clarification on auditing procedure.

All members are asked to read and review the proposed bylaw changes so you are prepared to vote whether to approve/adopt them at the AGM.

Spring Fling Pool Party registration

IMPORTANT information about the Spring Fling Pool Party

Register in advance to avoid line-ups and get the most out of your swim time.

Register for a FREE 3-day trial pass online and upload a photo (for security reasons). If you can’t do this ahead of time, don’t worry! Someone at the Don Wheaton YMCA will help you. To avoid line-ups, we strongly recommend you do this ahead of time.

  • Once you have created your profile: Select YMCA Memberships and Passes > Don Wheaton Family YMCA. If you are brining your family, select 3 Visit General Trial. Adults can also choose 3 Visit Plus Trial (the Plus change rooms are for adult use only during weekdays). Family members who live in the same household with you can be registered under your own profile Name. All household members must have a picture attached, including underaged members.
  • When you get the “How did you hear about this trial” question, please select: Community League promotion.
  • Proceed to check out (you won’t be charged for this trial, it will show $0, however you do need a method of payment on file.)

You can then use your 3-day trial pass during any 3 days in the same week.

Once you register, you will get a card that grants you access to the universal, men’s and women’s locker rooms. Please bring your own towels for the event.

Underground parking is available on the east side of the building (102 Street). Pull a ticket and you will get it validated before the party finishes.

🗓️ April 7
⏰ 1:30-3:30 PM
📍 Don Wheaton YMCA
FREE for DECL members
$5 for non-member guests*

Once again, we will have food, snacks and prizes at the event. Come down and meet your neighbours!

Spring Clean-up

Join us for our annual Spring Clean-Up! 🧹

We’re thrilled to once again be joining the Downtown Revitalization Coalition on April 19 & 20 to clean up around the neighbourhood.

You can register on your own or join the DECL group!

Head to the link in bio if you want to register your own or simply meet us at Alex Decoteau Park if you want to join us:

🗓️ April 20
⏰ 11am – 1pm

Supplies will be provided.

If you want to register your own group, visit yegdowntown.ca

Spring Fling Pool Party

Spring is in the air and we want to celebrate! Join us at the Y for a good old fashioned pool party in a beautiful, modern facility.

🗓️ April 7
⏰ 1:30-3:30 PM
📍 Don Wheaton YMCA
FREE for DECL members
$5 for non-member guests*

Swimming will be on the agenda, but there will also be:
🍕 Pizza, fruit, water & pop
💰 Prizes

Bring your swimsuit and let’s have a party while meeting your downtown neighbours. 🏊‍♀️

*This is a DECL members event, but members can feel free to bring guests with them. Members get in free, $5 for non-members. Another benefit to being a member! If you live downtown, consider becoming a member.

Beading Workshop

Learn to bead! 🔴

Anishinaabe community member Roxanne Mckenzie will offer a cultural perspective on beading while walking you through the beadwork of your choice: a beaded red dress which honours the memories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls or a beaded strawberry (O-day’min) representing where we live and the ward of downtown.

Two in-person sessions to choose from. Snacks, drinks and supplies included.

🗓️ February 3 or 17
⏰ 1 – 3 pm
📍 DECL Space, 10042 103 St

This program is supported by the City of Edmonton Neighborhood Micro Grant.

Space is limited. You must register to attend.

Holiday Mixer Party

Our annual party of the season is back! Celebrate the holidays with fun, friends and neighbours. We will have door prizes, a cash bar, food, music and more!

📅 December 14
⏰ 7–10pm
📍 10042 103 Street

Consider bringing new warm clothing or socks to donate to the city’s most vulnerable.

Games & Pub Night

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Mark your calendars for Games & Pub Night 🎲

Come celebrate Halloween with family-friendly activities at DECL!

We will have a wide selection of games to play, candy and a cash bar.

DECL members get one free beverage of their choice (there will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).

Feel free to come in costume or as you are.

🗓️ Friday, October 27
⏰ 7 PM
Theme: Halloween

CornFest September 9, 2023

Save the date for FREE corn & concerts 🌽

CornFest is right around the corner. Come celebrate our community in the heart of the neighbourhood.

📍 Alex Decoteau Park
🗓 September 9
⏰ 11am – 3pm

This family-friendly event is timed perfectly to renew your DECL membership. REMINDER: they expire at the end of this month.

CornFest is more than just corn:
🌽 Food trucks
🌽 Games
🌽 Live performance by Pure Octane.
🌽 Balloon art
🌽 Glitter tattoos

Consider bringing a non-perishable item if you are able. We are collecting for the Edmonton Food Bank, so please check out their website for the items most in need.

PLUS plan to stay a while because the Edmonton Mural Festival is having a party in the same park from 3pm – 8pm, featuring concerts, live mural art, a beer garden and more.

Party in the heart of the city with Edmonton Mural Festival and DECL on September 9!

20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary Party

Come to our anniversary party 🥳

Hey members! It’s DECL’s 20th anniversary and we would love to see you at our place.

🗓️ Thursday, July 20
⏰ 6 – 10 PM
🎤 Short set of speeches at 7 PM
📍 DECL space – 10042 103 Street

🍻 Show your membership at the door because current DECL members will get 1 free drink ticket (beer, wine and non-alcoholic options)

🥪 Sweet & savoury food options from some of our fave downtown restaurants (some gluten & sugar free options)

🗺️ Family-friendly interactive scavenger hunt activity, with local business gift card prizes awarded to winners (drawn & communicated after the event)

👀 We cleaned out our office recently and found some cool stuff. Come see and we might even be giving away a thing or two (we’re talking DECL history!)

Are you a downtown resident but not yet a member? Get your 🆓 membership at Credo Coffee (104 Street location only).

We hope to see you there!