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You’re invited to the Edmonton Centre Election Forum tomorrow, April 9

The Oliver Community League and the Downtown Edmonton Community League invite you to attend our Provincial Election Forum on Tuesday, April 9, at Grace Lutheran Church (9907 114 St. NW).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Forum starts at 7 p.m.

Candidates will be provided with a few minutes to introduce themselves, followed by moderator-style questions and answers. We will then open the floor to questions from members of the audience.

See you tomorrow!

Don’t forget to vote on April 16!

The Alberta 2019 Provincial General Election is happening on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, giving you the chance to select the next member of the legislative assembly representing Edmonton-City Centre.

Can’t make it out to vote on Election Day? No worries, there are several advanced polling locations around Edmonton. For more information, including addresses for advanced polling locations, please visit the Elections Alberta website.
Elections Alberta 2019

Join us at the Oliver Community League' Annual General Meeting is taking on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Where: 9907 114 Street, Grace Lutheran Church
Time: 6 p.m.

The agenda includes a financial review and a discussion around parks and recreation in Oliver and more.

It’s that time of year again: for those of you interested in running for board positions, there are many to choose from. Be part of a team in town that works to create community, encourage inclusive developments, and so much more!

Joining the OCL board is a great way to use your skillset to give back to your community, while meeting new people and developing new skills.
If you want to know more about joining the OCL board, please contact Luwam Kiflemariam, Chair of the Nomination Committee at vicepresident@olivercommunity.com.

Individuals from the current board have stated that they will be running for the following positions: President, Hall Redevelopment Director, Civics Director, Garden Director, Communication Director, Social Advocacy and Director-at-Large.

There are no candidates running for the following positions: Treasurer, Secretary, Volunteer Director, Membership Director, Events Director and Director-at-Large.

Thank you for coming to our printmaking workshop 🎨

Thank you to everyone who came to our print workshop at the Society of Northern Alberta’s Print Artists (SNAP) on March 15 – we had a great turnout!

Local artist Kiona Ligtvoet had imagined and designed an exquisite and exclusive print that attendees made and took home inspired by the feedback and input from you, Oliver residents and visitors.

Big thanks to SNAP for hosting us and to all guests for your attendance and generous donations!

 

Print workshop attendees mingle at SNAP on March 15
Artist Kiona Ligtvoet prepares print at SNAP workshop on March 15

A quick recap: Oliver recreation survey, competition and workshop

Thank you to the 308 community members who filled out our Oliver recreation survey where we asked you how to best make use of our two main green spaces, namely Oliver Park (at 118 St. and 104 Ave.) and the former St. John’s School site (at 120 St. and 103 Ave).

Here are the key takeaways:

  • Over two thirds of survey respondents leave Oliver for festivals, music venues and library services.

  • 75% of survey respondents leave Oliver in a personal vehicle. Over half of respondents opt for walking.

  • Over one third of respondents use running trails and playground areas in Oliver. Half of the respondents use the Oliver outdoor swimming pool.

  • Over two thirds of respondents would use an Oliver-based recreation centre and library.

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to submit your innovative designs, drawings and other visuals that reimagine our two main green spaces as part of a recreation competition – we had a total of six submissions of interest, including a youth submitter.

Last but not least, you attended our community workshop on Thursday, March 28, where we shared the survey results and the six contenders presented their draft visual design concepts.

The winning submitter, which we will announce soon, will get a $500 cash prize.

OCL recreation workshop attendees discuss suggested designs on March 28
OCL recreation workshop attendees discuss suggested designs on March 28
6-year-old Masha's drawing, our youngest submitter

The OCL recreation survey winner receives her prize! 🎉

Congratulations to Gisèle Boudreau, the winner of our OCL recreation survey Facebook contest.

Gisèle received four $25 gift cards from four local businesses, namely Elm Café, Central Social Hall, Brio Bakery and Famoso.

Thank you to all those who participated in the contest!

 

Gisèle Boudreau, Oliver resident and winner of our Facebook recreation contest

Public Service Announcement: the April OCL walking pub crawl is cancelled

The Oliver walking pub crawl for April has been cancelled. 🐰

Enjoy your Easter long weekend! 🥚

Get involved with our OCL committees!

Civics Committee: May 6, 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: Thursday, May 9
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.

Newly formed EFCL Community Inclusion Committee is recruiting!

The newly formed Community Inclusion Committee (CIC) reviews, reports and makes recommendations to the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) board on matters related to increasing acceptance, belonging and inclusivity in community leagues.

The purpose of the committee is to generate the awareness, dialogue and action for people to recognize diversity as an asset and not an obstacle.

The CIC is looking for community league members who are passionate about community building in a welcoming way, free of prejudice and discrimination.

If you're interested in joining the CIC, please email Jade Arnaout at communications@olivercommunity.com with a short blurb introducing yourself and how you would be able to contribute to the CIC's work.

Sing Yourself Silly at Enterprise Square Library

Families of four to six year-olds are invited to a new musical program at the Enterprise Square branch of the Edmonton Public Library. Children and parents will be introduced to basic musical concept like beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo and dynamics. Families will also be able to participate in action songs and dancing.

Children will learn important classroom skills such as attentive listening, turn-taking and responding to direction while participating in songs and stories combined with rhythm instruments.

Please visit the EPL website for dates and other details.

EPL Music Program

Reminder: City of Edmonton municipal census started on April 1

The 2019 Census is out! Unique PINs are being mailed to all households starting April 1.

Look for your unique PIN in the mail. Use your PIN to count yourself in - your count matter!

In case you lost or didn’t receive your PIN, please contact the Census Call Centre at 780-442-2022 or fill out the PIN request form using this link.

City of Edmonton - 2019 Census
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