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What You Need to Know

Read this if you can't read everything

  • Save the date: the EFCL fall general meeting is set for October 20. We'll hold the meeting virtually. Mark your calendars. More info soon. 
     
  • Community League Day is almost here. It's our big push to build membership and grow our ranks. EFCL will re-share all League social media posts on September 17 that include #LetsBuildYEG. We also strongly encourage Leagues to use the 50-50 raffle as an incentive to get new people out to their events to buy tickets and learn about your League. See the menu below for a printable poster for the 50-50 with a QR code and other tools you can use. 
Download 50-50 Poster
Download 50-50 QR Code
Download Our Community League Day Toolkit

An Update on Fireworks

What Leagues need to know about things that go boom
 

There's been a lot of talk about fireworks of late. We want to remind Leagues that you must always use a professional fireworks company when hosting a fireworks show on your licensed land. You will need to have a parkland permit and the fireworks company will look after the rest. We hope that Leagues look at ways to collaborate with other community groups to host fireworks events in the neighbourhood safely.

Photo by Zuza Gałczyńska on Unsplash
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Joanne Booth Farewell Party

We're not crying – you're crying (okay, yep, we're crying)


We'd love for you to join us wishing Joanne Booth farewell. Joanne is our membership and operations senior advisor, and has worked with the EFCL for 12 years. She just might be EFCL's longest-ever serving employee. Joanne has provided tremendous enthusiasm and leadership for all parts of Community League work. We know that she has worked closely with many of you over the years. We're all going to miss her a whole lot. 

Please stop by and say farewell on Thursday, September 29 from 3-6pm at the Queen Alexandra Community League hall (10425 University Ave). We'll have a presentation at 4:30pm. Please let us know if you will be joining us by registering. 
Register for Farewell Party

New Hires

Meet Victor Olayioye, Qaisar Khan


VICTOR OLAYIOYE
My name is Victor Olayioye and I'm the fund development officer at the EFCL. I will support the EFCL’s work building strong and healthy communities. I'm also responsible for helping our programs team to support and develop the skills of Community League volunteers in the area of fund development and partnerships.

QAISAR KHAN

My name is Qaisar Khan. I recently joined EFCL as a finance officer. I am grateful to be joining this not for profit organization. I love the way EFCL helps many communities across Edmonton. So far I have been enjoying my time with a wonderful team of EFCL. Previously I worked at a not for profit Indigenous society. With seven years of accounting experience, I am passionate about my work and love helping organizations solve their day-to-day financial needs.

EFCL Spotlight

Leagues Celebrate Milestones

Evergreen turns 40 and Alberta Avenue turns 100

Watch video from Councillor Aaron Paquette's Facebook feed of Evergreen's recent party. 
Leagues are a central part of Edmonton's story and have been for more than 100 years. We're reminded of this every time a League hits a big milestone. Happy 40th anniversary, Evergreen. And happy 100th anniversary, Alberta Avenue. We're so lucky to have you be part of what we all do for community. 

Photo: Courtesy, Janis Irwin

Events

Our Fall/Winter Calendar

We run events every week to inspire your League

DOWNLOAD the EFCL Fall/Winter Events Calendar
REGISTER: Sept. 14 – Civics Cafe
REGISTER: Sept. 21 – Hall Rental Best Practices
REGISTER: Sept. 28 – How Presidents Can Prepare Newbies
Provide EFCL With Your Workshop Suggestions

Planning and Development

EFCL Update

What you need to know


Civics and Planning Directors Mentorship Cafe: September 14
Community Leagues and Civics Directors can play a role delivering health, wellbeing, equity and climate benefits in their communities. Let's discuss how. 

Register 

Around The City

Paths For People is training people on Bike Plan Implementation Advocacy.

Edmonton Design Week is coming in October. 

 

Download Our Community Vision Field Booklet

City of Edmonton Update

What you need to know

The City is bringing Edmontonians together to discuss its vision for district planning. Check out the first three in a series of short videos and share them with your League members to start the conversation. For more information on in-person and online engagement opportunities in your district, check out the links below:

Ways to Engage 

District Planning Engaged Edmonton

District Planning Survey

District Planning Open Houses

Speak to EFCL's Planning and Development Advisor

Community League Day

Our 2022 Toolkit

Build Edmonton – With Us: Graphics, tipsheets, tools

We’ve created a virtual toolkit that will allow Leagues to concentrate on their Community League Day events and let us worry about graphics, messaging, preparations and other questions.

Build Edmonton – With Us
The idea for Community League Day in 2022 is simple. While each League should hold a great event, what might happen for all Leagues if we all collectively share a visual look, similar messages and other bits to convey the bigger story – that there are 162 Leagues across Edmonton? We’re a community-building force. Let’s make that clear using #LetsBuildYEG.

Download Our Community League Day Toolkit
Register Your Community League Day Event

Grants

Money for Accessibility

A funding opportunity for an issue many Leagues struggle with

Want to increase the accessibility of your community hall? The Enabling Accessibility Fund provides funding for projects that make communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. The grant portal will remain open until November 1, 2022. 

Photo by Yomex Owo on Unsplash

Learn More and Apply Here

Other Noteable Stuff

The Future is Electric

Expo gives you chance to sample electric options including e-bikes
 

The FREE Edmonton Electric & Hydrogen Vehicle Expo takes place September 24 and 25 from 10am to 6 pm at the Edmonton Expo Centre. This event is designed to give Edmontonians an opportunity to experience zero emission vehicles including battery electric passenger vehicles, hydrogen and electric buses, e-bikes, e-scooters and more. 

Transportation accounts for 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in Edmonton. Community Leagues and their members are invited to attend.

Photo by Mike Von on Unsplash

Register for EV Expo

Board Leadership Workshops

Lunch and learn training for your board 
 

Board Leadership Alberta is holding three lunch and learn training workshops for boards in September and October. Workshops will focus on strengthening board decision making, policy writing and engagement. 

Photo by Kvalifik on Unsplash

Read More About Workshops
We respectfully acknowledge the land upon which the EFCL operates is located on Treaty 6 Territory and has served a purpose as a traditional meeting ground for many First Nations groups. This territory has provided a traveling route and home to the Nakoda Sioux, and later, Blackfoot and Cree peoples, followed by Saulteaux and Métis and other Indigenous peoples.
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