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Hot Chocolate at the Rink

Hot Chocolate at the Rink

Come join us for Tim Horton's Hot Chocolate at the Walker Park rink. We will have a fire pit, smores, and a chance to talk to your neighbors.

When: Sunday, February 25 at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Walker Park, (1518 60 St. SW) near Corpus Christi School 

Everyone is welcome at this FREE event!


Winter Fun Day was a blast ...

There was snow on the ground, we were bundled up, but we had fun...

Ellerslie and Horizon Community Leagues hosted a great Winter Fun Day with sleigh rides, hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting, snow painting, snowshoeing, prizes, cookies (from Sweetopia), and cotton candy.

Thanks to Pete Black (Remax), Lynn McCartney (Xoom Energy), Mathnasium, Dan Lemoine (DTM Audio), Tammy Goodheart, Claudia of Soapy Shelves, Eva and Ethan (new to the area), and the many others who made this event possible.

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Walker community ice rink, Edmonton
Walker community ice rink, Edmonton
Walker community ice rink, Edmonton

Candles, bath salts and bath oils, oh my!

candle making workshop participants

An eager group of local community members from Summerside and Walker came out to have fun with Claudia of Soapy Shelves learning how to make candles, bath salts and bath oils.    Missed out?   Our next offer is coming up March 20th.  


Complete Body Yoga: Winter 2024

Hosted by the Ellerslie, Knottwood and Horizon Community Leagues

Thursday evenings, February 8 to April 11 (10 weeks)
7 to 8 pm
Knottwood Community Centre, 449 Knottwood Rd West, NW, Edmonton

Join us for this popular class taught by Navdeep and hosted by the Ellerslie, Knottwood & Horizon Community Leagues!

Suitable for all bodies and experience levels (including beginners), this high-quality hatha and vinayasa flow-style yoga class will focus on reducing stress/anxiety, building body strength, immunity and flexibility.

Benefits also include improved balance and alignment, full body stimulation, weight loss and more.

Cost:

CL members: $50 for 10 wk class ($5/class)
Non-members: $70 for 10 wk class ($7/class)
Register below.

Drop-in rates: $6 for CL members and $8 for non-members. Cash only – to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Click here to register.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees must complete the yoga waiver form here.

Taught by breathe YOGA and meditation

Questions? Email info@knottwoodcommunity.ca


Spring is in the Air Workshop

Candle Making Workshop

Horizon community League is excited to offer a 1.5 hour Spring is in the Air Workshop with Claudia of Soapy Shelves, who is a resident of Summerside.

During this workshop you will learn about all natural deodorizing wax sachets and put spring botanicals that can be grown and dried for your future creations! This is a great way to relax, be creative and enjoy a treat!

You will take home:

  • 2 wax sachets (30 g x 2)
  • 1 Flower Molded Candle (60 g)

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Orchards Residents Association Kitchen (4059 Orchards Dr. SW)

This workshop is for youth (minimum age is 12) and adults. Registration closes March 18,2024.

Registration Fee: $30 (includes material cost). Space is limited, so register early.

Registrationhttps://horizon.getcommunal.com/parent_programs/981

Soapy ShelvesAbout our Facilitator: Claudia Kisser has operated Soapy Shelves since 2021. Her journey with all natural products began way before that date when she had to find an all natural solution to troublesome acne prone skin. She began making skin care products in 2012 and developing a love for botanicals.


Community Skating Rink at Walker Park Open for Use

Come skate with your neighbors at Walker Park, 1518 60 St. SW, (next to Corpus Christi School) in Walker neighborhood. The rink is lighted for evening skating too. All welcome. 

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Walker community ice rink, Edmonton
Walker community ice rink, Edmonton
Walker community ice rink, Edmonton
Walker community ice rink, Edmonton

A Message from our President

(from the League’s Annual General Meeting, October 18, 2023)

Our Achievements

Maintained an active community presence and supported shared programming with neighbouring communities.

Connections have been built with neighbouring leagues such as the Ellerslie Community League through joint hosting of the winter festival, the outdoor movie night and youth basketball as well as the Knottwood Community League through the Outgrown-It Sale. City Councilor Keren Tang or a representative from her office have been invited to and attended board meetings and community events.

Outdoor rink space, swimming at the Meadows and the temporary dog park on 88th street and accessible trick or treating on Grande Boulevard are examples of community focused programming the HCL have directly supported or provided.

Improved Membership Registration and Communication

The HCL implemented Communal, an all-in-one software solution for member-based non-profits. There is streamlined registration for members. It allows programs and events to easily be created with tailored registration, payment and reporting. It will also provide an easier means of collating and updating membership data and engaging with members.

Updated Bylaws and Cleaned up Financial Statements

Our Board reviewed our existing bylaws and made updates with the format aligned to the guidelines followed by Edmonton Community Leagues. We have improved our financial management and reporting.

Goals and Priorities

We are excited about the year to come. Some of the priorities for the HCL will remain from the prior year.

Recruitment and Engagement

We are focused on recruiting and engaging with members as a primary purpose this year. Our league has over 14,000 households. It represents six young communities, all of which have grown (or continue to grow) fast. Community Leagues are recognized by the City as the primary speaking body for the community. They receive funding from the City to organize recreation, social and other community building programs and amenities. They can be wonderful connectors that do not have the restrictions or self-focus of residents associations.

We are a young league still working to form an identity collectively. To help form that identity and to be able to use the resources we have to develop innovative community program we need people. We need new directors to help generate and organize ideas. We need volunteers to help make the programs successful. We need members to attend and help shape programming. If you are reading this tonight and interested let us know, we can find a role for you that fits your interests and availability.

Programming

We have put on programs this past year and in years prior that were well attended and appreciated events. We want to maintain these as a base. Communal makes the process of organizing volunteers and creating both small and large events and programs easier. We plan to leverage this resource to expand our sporting, social and community engagement programming this year.

Long Term Priority Setting

We will engage community members to determine the long-term priorities of our Board. Do we want a community hall? How should we use the green space allocated by the City to our league? Are there priority issues that we should be advocating on behalf of our league to the City or other officials about. We will gather feedback and use this to help generate a strategic plan.

Community is collective by nature but always evolving. Our League is an exciting place to live in and one that we on the Board are all proud to represent.

Greg Miskie



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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:

  •    Mar 21, 2024
  •    Apr 18, 2024
  •    May 16, 2024
  •    Jun 20, 2024

Complete Body Yoga: Winter 2024

Date: February 08, 2024- April 11, 2024
Time: 7 - 8 pm
Location: Knottwood Community Centre (449 Knottwood Rd W)

Click to register.


Hot Chocolate at the Rink

Date: February 25, 2024
Time: 12 pm
Location: Walker Park (1518 60 St. SW)

This FREE event will feature hot chocolate, a fire pit, smores, and a chance to talk to your neighbors.


Spring is in the Air Workshop

Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Orchards Residents Association Kitchen (4059 Orchards Dr. SW)

Registration closes March 18th.
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