Living Local: EFCL E-News for October 1, 2019 View it in your browser


A Beautiful Day to Get to Know Your Neighbours!

Mother Nature held out for over 50 Community League events on Community League Day on Saturday, September 21st! From pancake breakfasts to BBQs as well as movie nights and fireworks, our city was bustling with Community League spirit!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers, community members, sponsors and board members who came out to get to know your neighbours!

Reminder: Pick-up your Community League Day prizes and kits!

Did your League win a prize for registering your Community League Day event by September 3rd? There are still quite a few prizes and kits waiting to be picked up. Come down to the EFCL office for a visit!

Community League Day Prize Winners

Learn about Sustainability through Green Leagues' Animated Videos!

Ever wanted to know the ins and outs of sustainability at a Community League level? Green Leagues has started an animated video series!

Michael, Green Leagues' Energy Transition Officer, will periodically add fun and informational content for you to learn about topics such as solar photovoltaics (PV), building energy efficiency, funding for sustainability projects, and other sustainability topics.

The content will begin at the most basic level and will progress in complexity as more videos are released. Videos can be found on our website at efcl.org/events--projects/green-leagues/educational-videos/

If you have any questions or suggestions on topics for future videos, please email Michael at GreenLeagues@efcl.org.
Green Leagues Educational Videos

Windsor Park Community League presents Sustainability Speaker Series: Urban Coyotes with photo of coyote on city street
Sustainability Speaker Series: Urban Coyotes

Windsor Park Community League is hosting Edmonton's Park Rangers to talk about urban coyotes.

Learn about coyotes and what you should and shouldn't do if you run into a wild coyote in your neighbourhood!
Sustainability Speaker Series: Urban Coyotes

Tipi Teachings at Beacon Heights Community LeagueTipi Teachings at Beacon Heights Community League with drawing of tipi


The EFCL and Beacon Heights Community League are offering activities in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. Come participate in a Tipi raising, learn from elders, meet First Nations people in your community, share food and alleviate barriers by learning how to support First Nations people and beat prejudice in your community.

When: October 6, 20, 27 and November 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Where: Located at Beacon Heights Community League, 12037 43 Street NW, Edmonton

For more information, please contact Rayna.Gopaul@efcl.org.
Indigenous Project


An Urban Poling Update from Erin, EFCL's Active Recreation Officer


We have happily wrapped up our second Urban Poling teacher certification! There are now a total of 21 new trained instructors in Urban Poling! Keep an eye out in your local or neighbouring Community Leagues for upcoming new walking group opportunities. 

A refresher workshop on walking techniques, how to start a program, and more will be scheduled for November! Stay tuned for dates, times, and locations. Is your Community League is interested in hosting a refresher workshop? Let Erin know!

Please visit our Community League Walking Program page for resources, tools, and information and connect with Erin if you would like her to join you and your walking group by emailing erin.northey@efcl.org or by phone 780.437.2913.
Community League Walking Program


Fall General Meeting on October 16, 2019

Join us for our Fall General Meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at Londonderry Community League!  

The evening will start with dinner at 5 PM, meeting commences at 6:30 PM, and adjourns at 9:30 PM.

This year’s theme is Safety Through Connected Communities with special keynote speaker Deputy Chief Al Murphy, Edmonton Police Service.

Please RSVP your attendance to info@efcl.org by Friday, October 11, 2019.

Neighbourhood Street Safety Handbook

Edmontonians have been calling for a reduction in residential speed limits for over a decade. On May 14, 2019, City Council advanced discussions to reduce residential and collector speed limits within our communities.

As the City of Edmonton endeavors to complete this work that will ultimately improve neighbourhood street safety and liveability, we are asking Community Leagues to bring their local knowledge to the discussion. We want to know how improved traffic safety can improve neighbourhood liveability within your neighbourhood.

We hope you’ll use this handbook and the tools inside to connect with your League members and the wider community about how safer streets can help your League build a stronger community.

View the Neighbourhood Street Safety Handbook and learn more at efcl.org/traffic-safety.

Traffic Safety


Eco Station hours extended this fall


The City’s four Eco Stations will be open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week, from September 29 to November 9. These extended hours will help make it more convenient for Edmontonians to drop off yard waste, household hazardous waste, batteries and more, for free. 

For locations, applicable fees and more information, visit edmonton.ca/ecostations.  
City of Edmonton Eco Stations

Upcoming EFCL Workshops and Events


EFCL Pop-Up Workshops
EFCL Fall General Meeting October 16, 2019
Leagues Alive October 26, 2019 at MacEwan University - Robbins Health Learning Centre

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