Holiday Mixer

Our Holiday Mixer is back! Come celebrate the season with your DECL Board, Downtown neighbours, partners and supporters! Light refreshments and beverages will be served, cash bar available.

Thursday, December 8, 7-10 p.m.
DECL Community Space, 10042 104 Street NW

If you wish, bring some holiday baking to share. Donations of warm clothing and new socks will be used to decorate our Christmas tree and donated to Boyle Street Community Services.

If you still need to get your FREE 2022-23 DECL Membership, we will have them available at the door.

Cheers,
Your DECL Board

Warehouse Park Meeting

Opportunity for members to provide feedback on the latest designs

DECL members and Downtown residents are invited to a presentation from the City of Edmonton on the latest Warehouse Park designs.

Wednesday, November 30
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
DECL Community Space, 10042 103 Street NW

Join us for a short presentation by the City of Edmonton’s Warehouse Park project team followed by an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. This is a great chance to find out more about this transformational project for our neighbourhood!

We’re excited to also be joined by the Warehouse Park’s artist Sanaz Mazinani. Sanaz will be working with the design team and will be asking members of the community to contribute to her process.

There is also an online survey available to be filled out before December 4.

This meeting is open to all DECL members. Downtown residents that still need to sign up for a FREE DECL membership can do so at the door. 

Michael Phair Park Mural Celebration

Michael Phair Park Mural Celebration

Through a contribution from the Downtown Vibrancy Strategy Grant, the Downtown Edmonton Community League is elated to share the completed mural they have brought to life in Michael Phair park thanks to this contribution.

This mural advances the Downtown Edmonton Community Leagues vision and passion to breathe vibrancy, art, life and colour into the core, and invites the community and friends to come celebrate this success.

Remarks will be given by:

Chris Buyze, President, DECL,
Michael Phair,
Michael Rivest, Director, HCMA Edmonton & designer of the mural,
and more!

The event is FREE to attend but to guage attendance numbers please feel free to register with our Eventbrite link.

CornFest 2022

After a few years hiatus, CornFest returns! Join us for CornFest 2022 at Alex Decoteau Park from 12pm-4pm and help us celebrate Community League Day (early) Downtown!

There will be FREE corn-on-the-cob generously donated by The Cask & Barrel, free Laker Coffee, kids games and more! The community garden will also be open for folks to explore.

But wait, there’s more! This year’s block party is 2-for-1 as we team up with Grindstone Theatre’s Mural Massive block party! Drop by for beer gardens, food trucks, live mural painting and live music headlined by The Royal Foundry from 12pm-9pm!

If you’re not already signed up, we’ll have our FREE 2022-23 memberships for all Downtown residents available. Yes, FREE! Sign up for our membership benefits and you’re done!

Join us for the biggest Downtown block party of the season, don’t miss it! All AHS health regulations and safety precautions will be taken.

Want to volunteer? Send us a quick email to memberships@decl.org.

The DECL Board

Community Swim Times are Back!

If you missed accessing our free community swim times over the past 2 years, we’re please to announce a new partnership to bring back this benefit for DECL members!

We have partnered with MacEwan University to give members all access to the pool and recreation facilities every Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Just bring your proof of membership and get in for FREE!

In addition, MacEwan is offering 20% off annual or monthly memberships, or 10% off 10-visit passes.

MacEwan University Sport and Wellness Centre is located at 10800 105 Avenue.

If you need to get a membership or renew, you can grab one anytime at efcl.org (a service fee will apply), or go to Credo Coffee on 104 Street during business hours.

Warehouse Park Consultation

The City of Edmonton has released initial concepts for the future Warehouse Park! Now is your time to provide feedback to the City on your dreams and desires for this important new Downtown greenspace.

Several pop-up consultation opportunities are coming up this week, as well as an online survey that can be completed until May 22.

Online Public Event
Date:  Tuesday May 10, 2022
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Online (registration required)

Don’t miss your chance to provide feedback! Feel free to send us your comments as well to info@decl.org.

Spring Clean-Up

Join us for our Annual Spring Clean-Up of Downtown on Sunday, May 1 at 10 a.m.!

Drop by Dick Mather Park (next to McKay Avenue School, 9809 105 Street) to volunteer to help tidy up the neighbourhood!

We will have some cleaning supplies on hand including garbage pickers and garbage bags. Please make sure you bring your own gloves and appropriate work clothing, and take whatever PPE precautions you would like to take.

We will be focusing our efforts on the areas around Downtown, along the river valley, parks and other spaces garbage hides.

2021-22 DECL memberships will also be available if you are looking to get one or need to renew. Take advantage of our business discounts, stay in touch and find out what’s going on in your neighbourhood!

Join us for as little or long as you are able, every bit of clean-up helps! 

Annual General Meeting 2022

Join us for the online Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Downtown Edmonton Community League (DECL).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: https://www.decl.org/membership/

Please register via the Eventbrite link. You will received a Google meeting link to attend the online event.

The purpose of this online meeting is to review the business of the league over the past year, including 2021 financial statements. Once registered you will be provided a Google Meet meeting link.

We will also be filling any vacant board of director positions.
– Safety Chair
– Development Committee Chair
– Director-at-Large

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

You must be a member to vote, however membership is FREE. Get your membership online at efcl.org. See less

Needs Assessment Survey

The Downtown Edmonton Community League (DECL) needs your help to plan for future programming and space opportunities.

We currently lease a space, and this information could help us evaluate existing spaces, pursue other spaces, or design new ones.

We would like to know what is important to our downtown residents and stakeholders, through the survey.

Take the (5 minute) survey for a chance to win $100 at the Downtown restaurant of your choice!

Ideas for Michael Phair Park

Downtown Edmonton Community League is pleased to release ideas for an upgraded Michael Phair Park on 104 Street Downtown. These preliminary concepts were developed in conversation with HCMA Architects and former City Councillor Michael Phair to look at opportunities to enhance his namesake park.

Modeled after Michael Phair’s Alley of Light, the ‘Phase 2’ concepts are meant to spark discussion and interest in this important urban park space used by so many area residents, office workers, and visitors alike. By making strategic upgrades with lighting, colour, and programming, we can create a safe and inviting space that draws the community in. As the City commits to refreshing the park area in 2023, our hope is that the concepts will spark interest, build excitement, and inspire the community to get involved.

Huge thanks to HCMA Architects for working with Michael Phair and DECL to imagine what this park could be. Stay tuned for consultation and feedback opportunities, but for now feel free to send your thoughts, comments and questions to info@decl.org!