Alex Decoteau Park Opening

Alex Decoteau Park is nearing completion, our first Downtown park in decades! While the signs are now down, fresh sod has been laid that needs a few weeks to settle and take root.

We would like to invite you to experience the new park at our Annual CornFest this year on September 9! Details to come soon.

In addition, please mark your calendars for the formal Dedication Ceremony on September 16.

Until then the park will remain an active construction site and we would appreciate your help in staying off the grass.

Augustana Lutheran Church Site Redevelopment

The former Augustana Lutheran Church site at 107 Street and 99 Avenue is currently being redeveloped for 235-unit rental apartment tower. This tower and rezoning was supported by DECL and approved by City Council late fall 2016. It will bring much needed residential and retail into the area.

In the process of this redevelopment 3 mature trees will unfortunately need to be taken out. They will be replaced with an improved public realm and wider sidewalks, including 7 new trees of larger than standard caliper planted in silviculture growing medium to ensure proper nutrients and moisture for the roots of the trees.

DECL was consulted on this change. We asked that information be provided to us that could be shared with our members and residents, and contact information provided should anyone have any questions. We can also pass along any questions or concerns.

Ian Kermack, Owners Representative, 780.392.1523
Jill Robertson, Landscape Architecture, DIALOG 780.429.1580

We were also able to confirm that adjacent sidewalks on both 107 Street and 99 Avenue will remain open for the duration of the construction.

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Community League Skate Times

October 2 is the first FREE community league skate time at the new Edmonton Downtown Community Arena! This includes FREE skate and helmet rental.

If you need to grab a DECL membership, find us at the City Market on 104 Street this Saturday, October 1 from 9am-3pm. You can also purchase you membership online at efcl.org.

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CornFest 2016

CornFest 2016

Join us at our Annual CornFest on Saturday, September 10, 11 am – 3 pm at Beaverhills House Park (Jasper Avenue & 105 Street)!

Enjoy FREE Alberta corn-on-the-cob generously donated by City Market vendors Kuhlmann’s Greenhouse & Garden and Erdmann’s Gardens. Also join us for kids crafts, and music. Come on down and meet your downtown neighbours!

Find our DECL booth and get your 2016-17 $5 membership!

We will also be announcing the winners of our Balconies in Blooms Instagram photo contest!

If you’d like to help out by volunteering, please contact us at programs@decl.org.

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Alex Decoteau Park Groundbreaking

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We are thrilled to announce that construction on Alex Decoteau Park starts this summer. Join Mayor Don Iveson, Councillor Scott McKeen, community members and descendants of Alex Decoteau as we celebrate this milestone.

When: Friday, June 10, 1-2 pm
Where: Alex Decoteau Park – 105 Street and 102 Avenue

*Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing as this is a dirt/gravel parking lot and portions of the event are outside.

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‘We Heart Fort Mac’ Pancake Breakfast

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As our Fort McMurray friends cope with tremendous loss, lets show them Edmonton’s hospitality and support by gathering for a pancake breakfast fundraiser.

Fort McMurray Relief: Pancake Breakfast
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 7:00am – 10:00am
Location: Sir Winston Churchill Square
Food: Pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice
Cost: $5 donation to the Red Cross**

**To reduce the amount of cash being handled at the event, we’d prefer if you’d text your donation and show us a screen shot. Simply text “redcross” to 30333 and confirm a donation of $5. Your donation will go on your phone bill and dollars directly to Red Cross.

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Spring Clean-Up 2016

Join us for our Annual Spring Clean-Up on Sunday, May 1, 2016 as part of the Capital City Clean-Up Program and the River Valley Clean-Up. A great way to help clean up your community and enjoy some time outdoors!

Meet us at the DECL Community Space (10042 103 Street) at 10am for coffee. We will have cleaning supplies, please wear appropriate work clothes and bring work gloves if you have them.

We will focus our efforts in the areas and streets around DECL and down the valley around McKay Avenue School.

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Urban Kids Playgroup Starts March 7

Parents and caregivers and their children, ages 0 – 5, are invited to attend the first Urban Kids Playgroup on Monday, March 7 at the DECL Community Space (10042 103 St. NW). Drop in between 10:30am and noon.

Come play and meet new friends downtown!

DECL Memberships will be available for purchase for $5 if you aren’t a member already. $5 gives you membership for the whole family!

Mark your calendars – Urban Kids Playgroup will occur every two weeks, same time, same place!

For questions please contact us at info@decl.org.

Programs Chair Position Available

We are looking to fill a vacancy on our board of directors for the volunteer position of Programs Director. Programs Director is responsible for organizing events and developing and curating on-going programming at our Community Space.

Please send your resume and a small paragraph about why you’d like to join the DECL team to info@decl.org. Application deadline is January 29.

Position Title: Programs Director /Event Coordinator

Authority

  • The board of directors is the legal authority for the Downtown Edmonton Community League (“DECL”).

Term of Office

  • Term of office is 2 years.
  • Weekly time commitment of 3-4 hours.

General Duties/Requirements

  • A director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
  • Commit to the work of the organization.
  • Review the board’s conduct and monitor its performance to ensure compliance with bylaws and policies.
  • Speak positively of the league and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the league’s mission.
  • Orient new board members.
  • Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
  • Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
  • Review the bylaws and recommend changes to the membership.
  • Participate in the development of the league’s organizational plan, annual review and budget.
  • Approve the budget and other financial matters.
  • Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
  • Prepare and present an annual report at the annual general meeting.

Responsibilities of PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

  • Works with the City Community Recreation Coordinators (CRCs).
  • Is Chair of the Programs Committee and works with the other members of that committee
  • Prepares and reviews policy and procedures related to programs and social activities
  • Is “point person” or main contact for DECL’s main events/membership drives, the Pancake Breakfast and Cornfest, as well as smaller events.
  • Determines which programs will be offered to the community, then arranges for instructors and accommodation.
  • Establishes process for approving new programming proposals
  • Makes recommendations to the board.
  • Coordinates marketing of events with Communications Chair
  • Coordinates rental of DECL space with Facilities Coordinator
  • Prepares budget and financial reports for the treasurer
  • Arranges payments to instructors and keeps appropriate records.

Holiday Mixer – December 10

Join us for DECL’s annual Holiday Mixer, a time for downtown residents and community league members to celebrate living downtown and meet other members of your neighbourhood. A time to be merry!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
7-10 pm
DECL Community Space – 10042 103 Street

If you’d like to bring some holiday baking, feel free to share! Light refreshments and seasonal beverages provided. Cash bar also available.

We will also be collecting donations of winter clothes – touques, gloves, scarves, new socks – for Boyle Street Community Services. Bring your unused winter clothes items to help decorate our tree!

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