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Fill Out a Survey About How Bill 20 Will Affect Your Community League


The Fiscal Measures and Taxation Act, aka Bill 20, is legislation to implement the 2019 Alberta provincial budget. This legislation mandates the dissolution of the Alberta Lottery Fund, which funds the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) and the Community Initiatives Program (CIP). These programs grant Community Leagues essential and required funding to ensure the development, maintenance, and operations of our many public use facilities, and ending them would have a serious negative effect.

For issues of this magnitude, it’s important that our Community League movement acts in solidarity and with one united voice. The EFCL is your advocate on city- and League-wide matters, and we will take definitive actions on issues that affect our membership. We are urgently reaching out to share our concerns about this legislation with officials. We have been in contact with the Premier of Alberta and the Leader of the Opposition, among others, and we hope to meet with Minister of Culture Leela Aheer soon.

Please help us convey our message by filling out a survey about how these changes would affect your Community League. Your input will help demonstrate the impact of this legislation and will allow the EFCL to represent Edmonton Community Leagues and League interests.
Fill out the survey!
Tipi Teachings at Sherbrooke Community League. Sunday, November 24, 1:00 pm: Family First Nations cultural film day. Bring: blanket & pillow (optional). Sunday, December 1, 1:00 pm: Medicine Wheel Making and Medicine Wheel teachings.  Bring: nothing. Presented by EFCL and Sherbrooke Community League, with support and mentorship from Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society.

Tipi Teachings at Sherbrooke Community League


The EFCL and Sherbrooke Community League are offering activities in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. People had a great time at the Tipi raising, talking stick making, and talking piece teaching session on November 10th, and there's more to come! Join in on November 24th for a family First Nations cultural film day, and on December 1st for a Medicine Wheel making and Medicine Wheel teachings.

When 1:00 pm

Where: Sherbrooke Community Leaague, 13008 122 Ave NW.

Please Note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Learn more about Tipi Teachings
Several people stand on a skating rink in front of a sign that reads "Rosslyn Rink Open"

Rosslyn Community League Wins First on the Ice!


Congratulations to Rosslyn Community League for being the first to send us a photo of their open ice rink, making them the winners of the 2019/2020 First on the Ice contest! Kudos also to the runners-up, Newton Community League (2nd place) and Grandview Heights Community League (3rd place).

The competition for most creative rink opening is still on! Send your photos to info@efcl.org for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Deadline for entry is December 15, 2019.
Enter your rink!
Have you filled our our survey yet? We're asking residents to share their thoughts around speed limits and road safety in their communities!

Neighbourhood Street Safety Handbook and Survey


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. To help Community Leagues understand the impetus for these changes, the EFCL has developed the Neighbourhood Street Safety Handbook.

As the City of Edmonton endeavors to complete this work, we are asking Community Leagues to bring their local knowledge to the discussion. We want to know your thoughts on potential speed limit reductions and how improved traffic safety can improve neighbourhood liveability within your community!

You can share your thoughts with us by completing our survey! At the request of some Leagues, the deadline to complete the survey has been extended to December 1, 2019. The results of this survey will be used to inform a report on Community League preferences for managing traffic safety that will be shared with Community Leagues, City Administration, and City Council.

You can learn more about this project at efcl.org/traffic-safety.
Fill out the survey!
Scott Varga, Willie Wong, Alan Bolstad, Rob Agostinis, and Paul Gantar hold shovels in front of a wheelbarrow full of dirt

Groundbreaking at W. Hawrelak Park

Last month, long time volunteers, supporters, and donors who have been working together (some of them since 2011!) to create the new Community League Plaza down at W. Hawrelak park got together to celebrate the official green light of the project to move to construction. A special thanks to ReMax (Annual EFCL Sponsor of Community League Day Event Kits) for supplying the tents, and to Acappella Catering for the wonderful food. Local artist Willie Wong was in attendance to reveal his "100 years of Community Leagues" painting.  He has graciously donated this special piece of art to raise funds for the project.  Stay tuned for how you could be the proud owner of this original colourful depiction of neighbourhood life.  If you would like to learn more about the project and this new amenity being gifted to the public and residents of Edmonton, contact plaza@efcl.org 
Learn more about the EFCL's 100th Anniversary Project
A woman and young girl plant an evergreen tree

Edible Trees Grants Available

Does your Community League have a community garden? Would you like to start one? Tree Canada is offering grants to organizations to help reconnect people back to their local food sources and build community.

Tree Canada supports community-based projects throughout Canada, such as those with educational institutions, First Nations communities, municipalities, community groups or gardens, food banks and community housing projects. From community gardens in Victoria, BC to foraging walls in Charlottetown, PEI Tree Canada is committed to providing the support and resources needed for planting edible trees and shrubs in communities across Canada.

Up to $3,500 in funding is available per project.

Apply on the Tree Canada website

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