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Thank you for attending the Canada Day Pancake Breakfast

Oliver residents celebrated Canada Day together with fellow family members, friends and neighbours on Monday, July 1, 2019, over free pancakes prepared by our elected officials, MP Randy Boissonnault, MLA David Shepherd and Councillor Scott McKeen.

We’d also like to thank MLA David Shepherd, Save-on-Foods (Jasper Ave. & Mayfield), London Drugs (Oliver Square), Shoppers Drug Mart (Oliver Square), Starbucks Coffee (Brewery District and 112 St. & 102 Ave.), Circle K (104 Ave.) and Loblaws City Market (Brewery District) for their generous donations.

Community members enjoying the Canada Day Pancake Breakfast
Left to right: OCL President Robyn Paches, Councillor Scott McKeen and MLA David Shepherd
The Oliver Pool will be closed this summer

The Oliver Pool will not be open this summer 2019 season due to maintenance issues.

Global News shared this story on Oliver Pool on June 11, 2019.

We have reached out to the City of Edmonton’s Community and Recreation Facilities team to explore alternatives for Oliver residents.

We will keep you updated as our conversation moves forward.

Please contact the office of Councillor Scott McKeen at scott.mckeen@edmonton.ca with any questions or comments.

Read our land swap update on the OCL blog

We have recently shared a piece on our blog to summarize our position on the land swap.

The post highlights land history, development in Oliver as well as the importance of recreational space and community amenities for Oliver residents.

Special General Meeting re. audited 2018 financial statements on Wed. July 31

The Oliver Community League (OCL) is calling a Special General Meeting (SGM) to review and approve the audited 2018 financial statements.

The financial documents had not been ready to be presented at the April Annual General Meeting.

When: Wednesday, July 31, at 6 p.m.

Where: Grace Lutheran Church Gym, 9907 114 St NW.

The motion to be considered is the following: "The OCL approves the 2018 reviewed financial statements."

We have also created a Facebook event for the SGM.
Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing info@olivercommunity.com.

Our Bicycle Show & Shine event on June 22 was a huge success!

On June 22, 2019, Oliver residents took part in the vintage, unique and sports (amongst others) bike show while enjoying Odd Company Brewing beers and Black Box Hospitality Group food (of Salz and Speedy Burritos).

Thanks to Odd Company Brewing, Food Bike Tour, Velofix Bike Repair and Troubadour Cycles Bike Repair and City of Edmonton Community Standards & Neighbourhoods who helped with prizes and overall event organization.

You have until tomorrow to provide your feedback to Open Sky Development 💻

You can provide feedback pertaining to the proposed developments in Oliver here.

Join us at the Seniors' Social on July 20

The Oliver Community League Social Advocacy Committee is partnering with the Edmonton Seniors Centre to host a social.

Join to discuss what kind of activities you’d like to see, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and perhaps meet a new friend or two.

When: Saturday, July 20, 1-4 p.m.

Where: The Edmonton Seniors Centre located in the old General Hospital at 3Y-11111 Jasper Ave.

Seating is limited so the event is first-come, first-served.

We hope to see you there!

Join us at our last picnic in the park on August 15

Come enjoy Oliver’s green space by having a picnic with your neighbours. Meet some friends, renew your community league membership and play some lawn games!

Feel free to bring your family/friends, blankets, books to read, and anything else you need to enjoy the evening.

When: Thursday, August 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Monsignor William Irwin Park (9814 110 St.)

We have created a Facebook event here.

Join OCL committees!

Civics: August 12
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: August 8
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.

Community league members get 10% OFF EPCOR RiverFest tickets

EPCOR invites all members of Edmonton’s community leagues to join us at EPCOR RiverFest and #baskonthesask on August 10, whether by floating on the river or by taking in the free on-land programming at Laurier Park. Tickets are available at epcorriverfest.ca

Members of Edmonton’s community leagues receive 10% off with the code CELEBRATE.

Open Streets event is taking place on Aug. 25

Paths for People is inviting all Oliver residents to join in our massive street party on Sunday, August 25. It's called Open Streets.

What: Open Streets is a one-day event opening Edmonton’s iconic Jasper Avenue to walking, biking and rolling. It's being led by Paths for People, a local non-profit championing an Edmonton that’s human-centred by design.    

When: Sunday, August 25, 2019 (event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)   

Where: 1 ¼ kilometers in downtown Edmonton   

  • Jasper Avenue from 109 - 103 Street

  • 108 Street south between Jasper Avenue + Plaza

  • 104 Street north between Jasper Avenue + 102 Avenue  

The streets on the route will be closed to motor-vehicle traffic and open to people - think paved parks for everyone.

Save the date: The Yards Fall launch is happening on Sep. 25 

The Yards Fall launch event will take place at the Foundry Room in the iconic Oliver Exchange Building on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

What should you do if you find a needle in a playground?

If you find a needle in a playground, please call 311 – you can expect a response 24/7.
For more information, please visit the City of Edmonton’s Safe Needle Disposal webpage.

Take a Ride with the Bike Street Team 

Every Saturday until September 28, the City of Edmonton Bike Street Team is offering free guided bike rides of Edmonton’s south side and downtown protected bike routes. The bike rides will depart from the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market at 10 a.m.

The tours last approximately 1.5 hours.
This is one of the city’s Vision Zero initiatives to help people drive, bike and walk around Edmonton safely.

Make sure you register here to secure your spot!

Be part of the tree-rific yeg Tree Map database of trees in our City!

Add existing trees in your yard, near your home or in your neighbourhood and help the City of Edmonton create a more complete inventory of trees in Edmonton.

Did you receive an Arbor Day Tree when you were in Grade 1? Upload a photo and tell your story about your Arbor Day Tree using yegTreeMap. See examples of others’ tree stories.

This database not only maps trees in Edmonton, but also lists the many eco benefits to having a city full of trees.

Help YEG Thrive: Your feedback can impact the future of Edmonton.

Want to make sure Edmonton keeps growing and thriving? Edmonton Economic Development wants to hear from all Edmontonians to make sure our city is moving in the right direction today and for the next generation.

Take their brief survey.

Family Nature Nights are happening across Edmonton all summer long

The mission of Family Nature Nights is to promote positive experiences for youth and their families with nature, science and urban wilderness. Programming is designed for 4-12 year olds, but nature lovers of all ages are welcome.

Learn about mushrooms, butterflies, birds, mammals and the habitat we share with them right here in Edmonton’s green spaces. Join local nature enthusiasts and deepen the connection between your family and our beautiful, complex planet.

Family Nature Nights are free 2-hour events that occur in locations across Edmonton. Click here for more info.

For a map of exact locations within the parks, please visit the Nature Alberta Facebook page the day before the event!

Take part in the YEGyouth free drop-in program for teens

This summer, YEGyouth will be continuing the youth drop-in program in 6 Recreation Centres and 3 Community Locations for teens ages 13-17 years. YEGyouth will also be hosting 8 Citywide Youth Events, one per week for July and August!

YEGyouth hosts loads of fun competitions, workshops and much more! 

For more information on the events, please visit YEG youth Webpage.

Heat-Related Illness from Alberta Health Services

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