Oliver Community League supports council’s decision to reject suggested Oliver Park land swap
On April 29, 2019, Council listened to a community that wants forward-thinking planning and the preservation of its green space.
The Oliver Community League is thrilled that council voted to save Oliver Park by rejecting the suggested land exchange of the former St. John’s School site on 120 Street for an equal portion of the Oliver Park on 104 Avenue and 118 Street.
Since October 2017, OCL volunteers spent over 500 hours time doing independent research and community engagement with various stakeholders including residents of Oliver, developers, local businesses and City of Edmonton departments.
Our parks aren’t for sale. Even with Oliver Park, Oliver has the lowest green space per capita in Edmonton. We are excited to work together with administration to explore the vital next steps, and create an Oliver the community can unite around.
While this is a great result for Oliver, the work is not done. Our community has been requesting that a needs assessment for green space be completed for years, and the proposal we saw today was partially here due to the lack of an assessment. We call on council and administration to begin this as soon as possible.
Oliver Park at 10326 118 St. in Edmonton on Aug. 25, 2017 - Photo credit: David Bloom, Postmedia
Oliver, meet your newly elected 2019-20 board
Oliver residents elected a new board at the 2019 Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday, April 24.
Here are your newly elected board members:
Robyn Paches, President
Luwam Kiflemariam, Vice-President
Kirsten Mah, Secretary
Derek Macdonald, Civics Director
Jade Arnaout, Communications & Engagement Director
Allison Rosland, Membership Director
Les de Zwaan, Programs & Events Director
Justin Keats, Garden Director
Lisa Brown, Hall Redevelopment Director
Marc Workman, Social Advocacy Director
Adrian Bruff, Geoff George and Sara Toderian, Directors-at-Large
We’re still looking for a Treasurer and a Volunteer Director. If you’re interested in a one of these roles, please send an email to Luwam Kiflemariam, OCL Vice-President
The newly elected 2019-2020 Oliver Community League board
Oliver and Downtown Edmonton Community Leagues hosted the Edmonton City-Centre 2019 Provincial Election Forum
On April 9, 2019, the Oliver Community League together with the Downtown Edmonton Community League, hosted an election forum for candidates in the 2019 Alberta general election. Many members of the community were on hand to hear candidates answer questions from both the moderator as well as questions from the public in attendance.
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the forum, and a special thank you to the candidates who attended the forum: David Shepherd, candidate for the New Democratic Party (NDP), Bob Philp, candidate for the Alberta Party, and Chris Alders, candidate for the Green Party of Alberta.
From left to right: Edmonton City-Centre Provincial candidates Chris Alders (Green Party), David Shepherd (New Democratic Party) and Bob Philp (Alberta Party)
Get involved with our OCL committees!
Civics Committee: June 10
This highly engaged committee meets on the second Monday of the month (unless otherwise posted) to discuss developments in Oliver.
7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 9907 114 St.
Social Advocacy Committee: June 13 The committee aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged community league members - ultimately benefiting all Oliver residents.
7 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 9907 114 St.
You’re invited to our Oliver pub crawl on May 17
Join your neighbours this coming Friday, May 17, at our monthly OCL walking pub crawl.
Have a drink, meet with old and new friends, and have a fun spring night out!
Oliver residents enjoying the January 2019 pub crawl
The first annual Grandin lookout Block Party is taking place on May 29
Love your neighbours!
If you live in Oliver, especially near 99 Ave. and 114 St., come meet your neighbours at the first annual Grandin lookout block party, Wednesday May 29, from 4-8 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 9907 114 St.
There will be plenty of music, food, and local camaraderie.
Green Shacks will be in Kitchener Park until May 24 this spring
The City of Edmonton’s Green Shacks are guaranteed fun for kids and adults alike.
The spring Green Shacks will be in Oliver until May 24, 2019 (before coming back in July) on the following days and times:
Enjoy free public swims this summer at City of Edmonton Outdoor Pools
Public Swims at City of Edmonton outdoor pools will be free this summer, including at the Oliver Outdoor Pool, located at 10315 119 St. NW.
From June 8 to June 29, public swim times will be:
3-8 p.m. Monday to Friday,
12-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
From June 30 to September 3, public swim times will be 12-8 p.m. seven days a week. For a complete schedule, visit the City of Edmonton’s schedule.
In addition to the pool, the Kitchener Park (102 Avenue – 114 Street) Spray Park will start operating May 25 and run until September 18. The spray park will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, weather permitting. For more information, please visit this webpage.
The Edmonton Bike Swap is on Saturday, May 11
The Edmonton Bike Swap is happening on Saturday, May 11, at the Edmonton Expo Centre, located at 7515 118 Ave NW. It's a safe spot to buy, sell or donate a bike (or two).
Drop off will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., buying will occur from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and donations will be accepted from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit the Alberta Bike Swap website.
Edmonton Bike Swap 2019
You have until May 17 to share your feedback with Edmonton Public Schools
Edmonton Public Schools (EPSB) hosted city-wide engagement sessions May 6-9 on alternative programs.
EPSB offers more than 30 alternative programs in schools across the city; they want to hear your ideas on how we should place alternative programs in schools and how we get students to these programs.
Help the EPSB by sharing your thoughts and ideas. make sure you complete this survey by May 17!
Summer Camps are coming!
The City of Edmonton is offering hundreds of camps at recreation centres, neighbourhoods, and river valley parks across the city. Get involved with sports, outdoor adventures, science, arts, and more – there’s something for everyone! Don’t wait. Registration is open now!
Visit the website at MoveLearnPlay.Edmonton.ca, call 311 or drop by any City of Edmonton recreation and Leisure Centre to get started.
City of Edmonton Summer Day Camps
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