Community News

Wanted: Unused Skates for Local Families

Do you have some skates that can be used by local families to try out skating? We are having some free local community skates and would like to be able to offer kids skates for those new to skating. Please bring your unwanted skates to the Orchards Club House (4059 Orchards Dr. SW) or drop off at 1320 69 St. SW.


Community Input Sought for Pop Up Dog Park Location

The City of Edmonton is launching a Pop-Up Dog Park Program  in spring 2023

What is a Pop-up Dog Park?
A Pop-up Dog Park is a temporary dog park for neighbourhoods underserved by existing off-leash areas. They will be located primarily on City parkland and will be in place from approximately April - October, depending on weather. The parks will be operated and maintained by the City with etiquette/boundary signage, garbage cans and dog waste bag dispensers.  

Where will they be located?
For our neighborhoods there are several locations being considered.  Neighbourhood and location criteria for pop-up dog parks are available here and take into account the number of licenced dogs and proximity to existing off-leash areas, as well as prior location suggestions

Any pop-up dog parks within a park site that is shared with playgrounds and sport fields, or located adjacent to arterial roads and environmentally sensitive areas, are intended to be fully or partially enclosed using temporary metal fencing.

Evaluation
The City will evaluate public feedback during operation of the pop-up dog park, and site evaluations.  The pop-ups could potentially be made permanent with limited infrastructure.

Community Input
Prior to installation of the pop-up dog parks, limited engagement will take place with community leagues, utility companies, City of Edmonton staff and local residents to assist with decision making around which pop-up dog park locations are most suitable. Once the pop-up dog parks are operational there will be ongoing opportunities for Edmontonians to provide feedback. 

Here is the map of the potential locations

How to Provide your Input
 
If you have feedback can you relay to the Horizon Community League at communications@horizoncommunityleague.com or directly to the City of Edmonton at offleash@edmonton.ca


Winter Fun Day

winter fun day, Edmonton

Saturday, February 11th 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Ellerslie Crossing Park 315 83 St. SW

Sleigh rides, snowshoeing, fire pits, refreshments, crafts 

Free Admission - All Welcome 

Hosted by the Ellerslie and Horizon Community Leagues 


Come Skate with Us!

Bring your skates and enjoy the outdoor skating facilities with nearby fire pits at the Orchards Club House (4059 Orchards Dr. SW).   We will also have refreshments.

  • Sunday, January 22, 2023 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, February 17, 2023 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Free.   Come meet your neighbors.  

Horizon Community League information and memberships will be available.

Click to download the poster.


Come Join Us!

Thanks to all who joined us on a winter evening for our Annual General Meeting. We reviewed what has been accomplished in the past year. We still need additional Board Members along with interested volunteers. Want to get involved? Have an idea for a program, social event or activity? Contact communications@horizoncommunityleague.com


Need a Free and Fun Friday Family Activity?

How about swimming and other fun at the Meadows Recreation Centre (2704 17th St.)!

Your Horizon Community League membership gives you access to the facility where you can swim for free from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring valid proof of membership for access to the rec centre as an HCL member.

(You can also come work out without your family, too!)

Please note that children under age of eight years of age need to be within an arm's reach of a responsible adult. There is a 3:1 ratio for children under the age of eight. This means that each adult may only bring in up to three children under the age of eight & will need to remain within an arm's reach at all times.

To get a community league membership, sign up here.

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Upcoming Events

Community League Meetings

Meetings are held on Thursdays at 6:30 PM at the Orchards Residents Association Club House (4059 Orchards Drive SW). Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming Meetings:

  •    Feb 16, 2023
  •    Mar 16, 2023
  •    Apr 20, 2023
  •    May 18, 2023
  •    Jun 15, 2023
  •    Sep 21, 2023
  •    Oct 19, 2023
  •    Nov 16, 2023

Come Skate with Us!

Date: February 05, 2023
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Orchards Club House (4059 Orchards Dr. SW)

Free! Come meet your neighbours. Community League information and memberships will be available, and we will also have refreshments.


Winter Fun Day

Date: February 11, 2023
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Ellerslie Crossing Park (315 83 St. SW)

Sleigh rides, snowshoeing, fire pits, refreshments, crafts 


Come Skate with Us!

Date: February 17, 2023
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Orchards Club House (4059 Orchards Dr. SW)

Free! Come meet your neighbours. Community League information and memberships will be available, and we will also have refreshments.


Come Skate with Us!

Date: February 18, 2023
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Orchards Club House (4059 Orchards Dr. SW)

Free! Come meet your neighbours. Community League information and memberships will be available, and we will also have refreshments.