Imagine what OCL’s recreation and open spaces can be for a chance to win a $500 cash prize!

The Oliver Community Survey has received many great ideas from our community members about what Oliver’s recreation and open spaces can be, and now we want you to bring those possibilities to life!

We currently have two green spaces in Oliver that we would like our neighbours’ help to reimagine.  

The first, Oliver Park, found on 118 Street and 104 Ave, is a whole city block that currently houses the Oliver Outdoor Pool, Oliver Arena, playground, former Oliver Community League (OCL) Hall, and green space.

The second site, the former St. John’s School Site, found on 120 Street and 103 Ave, is just north of Peace Garden Park.

Submit your innovative design, rendering, drawing, painting, collage, or whatever visual medium you deem necessary. Submissions can dream big, but must consider economic feasibility. You can choose to visualize one or both of the park sites.

Persons interested in submitting for this competition are required to attend an OCL Community Workshop on Thursday, March 28, 2019 to present a draft visual design concept. The results of the Oliver Community Survey will also be shared with community members at this time.

All age groups and abilities are encouraged to submit as individuals and/or teams*. The OCL board will select one submission as the winner and a $500 cash prize will be awarded. There will be guaranteed prizing for children under 12 years old as we are eager to see what our youngest community members envision for these spaces.

Competition Requirements:

1. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, to Luwam Kiflemariam, Vice President, OCL at

2. Draft submissions must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Luwam Kiflemariam, Vice President, OCL at

3. All participants are required to attend the Community Workshop at the Grace Lutheran Church (9907 114 St) from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, to display their draft visual design concept to community members.

4. Dreaming big is welcome, but economic feasibility must be considered.

5. The final visual design concept must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, to Luwam Kiflemariam, Vice President,

6. The winner will be notified and the announcement made on social media by Sunday, April 7, 2019.

*By submitting to this competition, you agree that the Oliver Community League may use all or any portions of the submission for advocacy purposes.

You can find this update on our blog.

You are invited to our Oliver Printmaking event on Friday, March 15

From bubble-windows to full-to-the-brim coffees at local java joints to bicycle-rides along the Oliverbahn, local artist Kiona Ligtvoet has imagined and designed an exquisite and exclusive print you can make and take home – inspired by the feedback and input from Oliver residents and visitors.

Where: Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, 10123 121 St NW.

When: Friday, March 15, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Join in the fun, meet your neighbours, and make some art!

Children are welcome with parental supervision.

No advance tickets are required. Tickets are by donation. The suggested donation is $10.

Oliver Pub Crawl Update

We invite our pub crawlers to join us at the printmaking event as of 7:30 p.m. - think of the event as your first stop.

We will head to Amber Cafe and Restaurant at 9:30 p.m.

Please find more information by visiting the Facebook event page.

The Oliver Community League's celebrates its first social mixer

Thank you to everyone who came to our first social mixer on February 21 - we had a great turnout!

Social service organizations from downtown and Oliver came together for a chance to get to know one another with the goal of improving social supports for Edmontonians. Together, we can build a better community for our residents.

Big thanks to Cafe Lavi for hosting us and to all participating agencies for your attendance and support!

OCL Social Mixer attendees mingle at Cafe Lavi on Feb. 21 - Photo Credit: Roberto Villanueva, OCL

Save the date: the Oliver Community League Annual General Meeting is taking place on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

It’s that time of year again: for those of you interested in running for board positions, there are many to choose from. As a matter of fact, all board positions are up for grabs!

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

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 yet: Treasurer, Secretary, Volunteer Director, Membership Director, Events Director and Director-at-Large.

Get involved with our Civics Committee!

Dates: April 8, 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.

Join Oliver Book Club’s upcoming discussions on April 15 & May 27

Join the club by emailing us at

6 p.m., MEC community room, 11904 104 Ave.

The Oliver Community League in the media

Edmonton Councillor calls for review of 'upzoning' in city core

Oliver Community League President Lisa Brown was featured in a recent Edmonton Journal article calling for a review of “upzoning” in city core.

Ward 6 Councillor Scott McKeen is calling for a review of “upzoning” in the city’s core after hearing concerns that a slew of recent tower approvals is eating up market demand and driving up land prices.

OCL president Lisa Brown, left, and DECL president Chris Buyze - Photo Credit: Ed Kaiser, Postmedia

Upcoming City of Edmonton municipal census is planned for April 1, 2019

The City of Edmonton is in the midst of recruiting approximately 750 census workers who will go door-to-door to collect information from households that do not complete the census online. Door-to-door visits begin on April 22.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get active, serve their community and make some extra cash with a flexible schedule.

For more information please visit the Elections and Census website or contact the office at 780-496-8008 with your questions.

City of Edmonton - 2019 Census

Alberta Health Services shares March 2019 update

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