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District G in the Spotlight 

Leagues build accessibility

Our latest District Spotlight video looks at District G. This central district works to build accessibility into its community offerings. Each of the Leagues in the district work to improve accessibility to those who face challenges, whether due to age, mobility or socio-economic circumstances. And this work is bringing people who've left the district back "home."
See More District Histories Videos

It Took Leagues

SECLA set to celebrate park 

All Leagues in the South East Community Leagues Association (SECLA) contributed to the South Fulton Ravine Park. You can't miss the park – the first phase is a vibrant skateboard park. The rest of the park has been in the works since. And on September 25, SECLA is throwing a grand opening for the project. 
Watch: Fundraising Video for Park

We're Going to Party

#CLDay21 is around the corner

Community League Day is your day. On September 18, the EFCL will work to visit your Community League Day events and grow awareness of Leagues and our purpose. More than 60 Leagues have registered events.

Please use #CLDay21 for your social media posts. And look for exciting perks this year thanks to our new partner on #CLDay21, 7-Eleven Canada. 
Watch 'Are You Craving Community?' #CLDay21 Video

August Solar Savings

EFCL generates emission-free energy from our five-panel solar system

EFCL's Green Leagues Resources and Training

Fall General Meeting

Save the date

Make sure to mark your calendar with our upcoming fall general meeting on Thursday November 4. Further details will be shared once we understand where public meeting rules stand, given the evolving nature of the pandemic. 
Reach Out About FGM

A Thanks And A Memory

Capsule anecdotes due September 26

On October 2, the EFCL will host a special event in Hawrelak Park to celebrate the volunteers who have been central to the Community League movement in Edmonton over the last 100 years.

We've invited Leagues to select a person to be recognized. We're also asking Leagues to submit anecdotes and memories to be added to our time capsule at the event. Submissions are due September 26.
Add Your League's Memories to EFCL's Time Capsule Here

Ask Your Election Questions

And prepare for a candidate event

What's your League's burning question for mayoral and council candidates before the election on October 18?

The EFCL is gathering questions and will pose them to candidates for you – and post their answers. We're also teaming up with a great group of partners to bring you an all-candidates mayoral discussion. Stay tuned for details. 

Meantime, please have a look at our many election-related resources to help your League navigate its non-partisan role during the election. 
Submit: Your Leagues' Questions for Candidates
Read: In Five Minutes: Leagues and Elections
Read: Community League Code of Ethics
Read: Your Leagues and Political Elections

Inclusive Communities

New EFCL Resource Rolls Out

One of the EFCL's five strategic goals is to broaden the reach and diversity of Community Leagues. The participation of all strengthens the Community League movement.

We have created resources to support allyship and inclusion throughout the work Leagues and the EFCL does.
Take Our First Inclusive Communities Course

EFCL Programming

Support your Neighbours

Creating inclusive communities

Let's get together to share ideas, resources and experiences on creating inclusive spaces for all residents. All, including non-League members, are welcome to attend our monthly virtual meet-up. The next meeting is:

September 21

Link To Join Meeting Online

Mentorship for League Members

Communications Directors' Group Cafe

You're invited to the Communication Directors' Mentorship Café, where you'll learn:

  • the most important strategy for tackling newsletters, social media and website management;
  • a key tip to increase engagement on Facebook;
  • how to find EFCL's communications resources

Join other Communications Directors to share what’s working well and what you need support with.

September 23

Register for the Cafe

Rink Season Is Coming

Community conversation series

Rink conversations are back. It’s time to talk about community skating rinks, snowbank rinks, boarded rinks, ice tips and vendor lists. Come and connect with other passionate rink makers and directors. These sessions were very popular last year, with participants expressing they felt supported and had a chance to share and learn from the community. Learn about booking tools and apps and learn about resources offered through the EFCL. 

September 29, 12-1pm RingCentral Link
September 29, 6:30-7:30pm RingCentral Link

Other Opportunities

Free Play For Your League

EFCL partnership offers multi-sport programs at low cost

Free Play for Kids is teaming up with EFCL to offer multi sport programs. You can now book trained and certified coaches to run eight weeks of programming at your hall. Kids will learn the fundamentals of soccer, hockey, basketball and flag football. Free Play will provide all the equipment and handle all the COVID-19 safety measures.

Each session can accommodate 16 children and will cost $1,600, which is $100 per child. The League can pay or ask parents to contribute.

This is a social enterprise initiative by Free Play and all revenue raised will go back into their core programming to provide vulnerable and at risk youth.

Contact Free Play for Kids for Details

100 Pennies for 100 Years

*That's one dollar if you don't remember pennies

The EFCL is reducing the administration fee for online membership sales on Community League Day weekend. One dollar. You can't beat it. So go out and sell those memberships. 

Contact League Support

We Want to Know

Audience Engagement

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