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News

What You Need to Know

Read this if you can't read everything

  • The big news is EFCL's workshop, cafe and event calendar is locked in for the second quarter of 2022. We've heard from Leagues that we need fewer event conflicts over each week and the earlier the calendar is set the better. 
     
  • The Living Local newsletter is changing its schedule from every two weeks to monthly starting with this newsletter. Our next will be in mid August. 
     
  • Registration for Community League Day 2022 opened on July 1. Register you Community League Day event before August 19 to qualify for early-bird prizes that you can use as prizes at your own event: two Lego kits from Hobby Wholesale (one large children's kit, $200 value; one large adult kit, $200 value); and 10 Save-On Foods grocery cards worth $25 each. 
     
  • Need more info? Read on.
Register Your Community League Day Event
Download Our Community League Day Toolkit

League Spotlight

Bike Challenge Is Leagues at Their Bikey Best

More than 105,000km biked by 16 Leagues


Ritchie Community League let us know this year's Community League BIke Challenge was *very* successful. And there's apparently more to come. 

Ritchie writes:

"The June Bike Challenge had 16 participating leagues this year. Ritchie took the title again, but Peace Avenue and Lendrum had very strong showings. Lendrum had the most kilometres when averaged by population. Amazing job to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for August …we are planning another type of ‘get up and go’ challenge."

Well done, everyone.
Buy Ritchie Bike Challenge Socks

Events

EFCL Events Calendar for Q2 2022

We're locking our event calendar down earlier to make your planning easier


Communications Directors Mentorship Cafe
September 1

Green Leagues – ACT on Climate
September 7

Civics Directors Mentorship Cafe
September 14

Hall Managers Mentorship Cafe
September 21

Presidents and Vice Presidents Mentorship Cafe
September 28

Grant Advance Training Workshop I
October 3

Administrators and Secretaries Mentorship Cafe
October 5

Community Inclusion Cafe
October 13

Membership Directors' Summit
October 26

Rink Directors' Mentorship Cafe
November 2

Opportunities Fair
November 8 

Community League Board Orientation
November 16

Green Leagues Cafe – Energy Transition
November 24

Grant Avance Training Workshop II
November 30
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Planning and Development

EFCL Update

What you need to know


The Neighbourhood Park Development Program is being replaced. Leagues have been critical in refining the new Community Parks Framework, which aims to ensure equitable access to community park amenities for all Edmontonians.

Get an Update and Share Feedback

Presentation to Communities
 
We believe there is power in a plan. Check out the EFCL’s Community Vision Field Booklet. Our Planning Advisor can work with you through the process of co-creating a community plan that has a vision, values, objectives and key priorities that will collectively serve as your community’s roadmap to the future.

Connect With an Advisor

Schedule a Meeting
 
Photo by Chong Wei on Unsplash
Download Our Community Vision Field Booklet

City of Edmonton Update

What you need to know


The City of Edmonton is working to preserve Edmonton's tree canopy. In addition to a Public Tree Protection Bylaw, City administration is also looking at how we can protect the more than 50 per cent of trees which are located on private residential property.  
 
Video : Public Tree Permit
 
Public Tree Bylaw - (18825)
 
Report: Preservation on Private Property
 
Strong Towns: Urban Forest
 

 As we grow towards a city of two million people, big changes are taking place. Leagues are focusing their attention on two large multi-year processes that rethink how we manage planning and development in Edmonton. More information or to get involved: 
 
Zoning Bylaw Renewal
 
District Planning  

Sign Up For A Deep Dive
 
 
Edmonton’s Affordable Housing Investment plan was discussed on June 27 at the Community and Public Services Committee. Leagues across Edmonton are partnering to ensure that high-quality, affordable and inclusive housing is available within their neighbourhoods. Learn more about the City’s Plan:
 
Update: June 27 Report
 
Learn More: Program Webpage
 
Affordable and Supportive Housing Options In Your Community. 
 

Quick Hits

Mass Transit Planning 

2023-2026 Budget Engagement
 
National Urban Park System
 
Community Safety and Wellbeing Strategy

Photo by Chong Wei on Unsplash
Speak to EFCL's Planning and Development Advisor

Grants

Return to Play Returns

Grant supports organizations that help youth, families and individuals with disabilities' get active

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association has released information this week that there is a grant opportunity to provide sport, physical activity and recreation for children and youth. Grants are up to $15,000. Learn more and apply at the link below.  

Apply to Return to Play Grant

COVID Recovery from EAC

Fund specifically targets groups including Community Leagues

From the Edmonton Arts Council:

"In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the arts sector, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) have launched the Arts Presentation Fund for COVID Recovery, a new funding opportunity for arts organizations, festivals, community leagues, and other presenters/venues. 

Managed by the EAC, grants between $500 and $10,000 per applicant will be available to presenters for the purpose of compensating local artists, for performances or presentations in Edmonton."


Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

Read More About the Recovery Grant

Resource Library

Community League Day 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

Other Notable Stuff

Swim For Less

Scona Pool offers all League members swim discount

Scona Pool is offering a flat rate of $5 per person, for all Edmonton Community League members – from any Community League in the cIty. Show your Community League membership card prior to payment to get your discounted flat rate. Regular prices are $6 for children and $8.75 for adults. 

Visit Scona Pool's Website

Youth Transportation Survey

WheretoNext Campaign
 

Paths for People is asking youth under the age of 30 to complete a brief survey (roughly 10 minutes) over the summer. The survey aims to encourage youth to advocate for a more accessible and multi-modal transportation system. 

Paths for People is a local non-profit focused on building safe, more liveable streets. 
Take the Whereto Next Survey

K-Days Deal for League Members

Access to rides, candy corn and mini-donuts – for less

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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