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Crestwood AGM

Hello Everyone
 
Crestwood will hold its AGM on Monday, May 11 at 6:30 PM.
 
We will host it virtually, using Google Hangouts. I will share the link right before the meeting in case you would like to join us.
 
I have requested all Board Members to hold their positions until the Pandemic has passed.

COVID19 Update

Hello Crestwood Community,

 

Creswtood Community League’s (CCL) top priority is to ensure our community is safe. Therefore, we have been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. Today’s declared State of Emergency mandates that ALL COMMUNITY LEAGUE FACILITIES MUST BE CLOSED. This includes halls, rinks, playgrounds, sports courts/fields, and any other facility run by a Community League.

 

The following measures have now been implemented to support social distancing and adhere to State of Emergency protocols:

 

  • Hall Closure:
    The CCL Hall will be closed until further notice. At the moment, we do not know how long this closure will last. During the hall closure, we are undergoing a thorough cleaning to ensure the safety of the facility when we reopen.
    Regularly scheduled Classes have been suspended. For suspended programs, the League will reach out to participants to issue refunds. Due to volume, refunds may take some time to be processed. We ask for your patience as we try to issue them as quickly as possible. Private Hall Rentals have been cancelled. Individuals who have booked the hall will be contacted by the League to refund any advance rental payments made. No additional bookings will be accepted at this time.

 

  • Parkland Closure:
    All skating rinks and playgrounds are closed.

 

  • Community Engagement and Support for Crestwood:
    We continue to be so proud of our Crestwood Community. Several individuals have reached out to express their interest in supporting each other within the community during this trying time. For individuals who have self-isolated or are quarantined and require supports, please check out the CCL webpage www.crestwoodcommunityleague.ca in the next few days for a list of supports, contact information and other resources.

      • If you do not have access to the website you can call the Board President, Diana Steele, at (780) 918-4780 for more information. Please contact us if you are aware of someone who is vulnerable or has mobility issues. If you would like to be added to a volunteer communication list from the League, please email Diana at President@CCLBoard.ca.

 

  • Staying Connected:
    The League is exploring options for safe ways to get out (or stay in) and stay connected while adhering to social distancing principles like ravine walks or online presentations and workshops. Check out the CCL webpage, Twitter, Instagram or our Facebook Page. Let us know if there is something you would like to do or share with the community during this time. If you have an idea for an online workshop or presentation or if you would like to be involved connect with us!

The League is following the information provided by various federal and provincial health agencies and all levels of government and is committed to implementing appropriate measures as new information emerges.

 

Please stay safe!

-Diana

Community Conversation with Andrew Knack

Outdoor Soccer Registration

February is registration months for Outdoor Community Soccer! Register now at emsawest.com!

Karaoke and Dance Party – Febraury 29th!

Come sing and dance with your friends and neighbours!
We will have a professional DJ with karaoke equipment, fun prizes, snacks and of course drinks!
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door (if there are any left!) and includes one free drink! Get them on
Proceeds will go to Pilgrims Hospice Society who are building Edmonton’s first free-standing residential community hospice here in Crestwood! https://pilgrimshospice.com
PS Adult party, must be 18
If you can help volunteer please text Tracy Hunter at (780) 920-6780

‘Survival time’: It’s mating season for Edmonton’s urban coyotes

Between January and March, coyotes become more protective, defensive, territorial and hungry. Cantelon recommends Edmontonians use common sense to avoid negative interactions with coyotes. … Read More

Candy Cane Lane Research Project

Do you live on Candy Cane Lane?
 
Candy Cane Lane Research Project
 
Researchers at MacEwan University are looking for people to interview and discuss Candy Cane Lane. Our goal is to learn more about why people participate (or not) in Candy Cane Lane, and also gain a better understanding of how to promote volunteer initiatives in other communities.
 
If you are interested, please email us (rodney.schmaltz@macewan.ca) or feel free to call (780-633-3674). We would be happy to set up a time for the interview at your home, or at a nearby coffee shop. Coffee is on us!
 
Thank you for considering being a part of our research.

Hospice Huddle

Join us for a Hospice Huddle at the Crestwood Community League January 15, 2020, 7-9pm to learn more about hospice services and the new home for hospice details! … Read More

Jasper Gates Development

I am offering Crestwood’s support to the Jasper Gates Development project. My reasons are outlined in the below letter.
 
Send me an email if you have a concern at President@cclboard.ca.

Street Safety Survey from EFCL – Closes December 1

We are writing to inform you that at the request of some leagues, the deadline to complete our Street Safety Survey has been extended to December 1, 2019. The results of this survey will be used to inform a report on Community League preferences for managing traffic safety that will be shared with Community Leagues, City Administration, and City Council. We will report back individual findings as well as city-wide findings by December 18.

The survey is comprehensive and covers a wide range of topics so that the EFCL can develop a better understanding of how community members experience their neighbourhoods. The survey takes between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. Find the survey here.

Edmontonians have been calling for a reduction in residential speed limits for over a decade. On May 14, 2019, City Council advanced discussions to reduce residential and collector speed limits within our communities. To help Community Leagues understand the impetus for these changes, the EFCL has developed the Neighbourhood Street Safety Handbook.

As the City of Edmonton endeavors to complete this work, we are asking Community Leagues to bring their local knowledge to the discussion. We want to know your thoughts on potential speed limit reductions and how improved traffic safety can improve neighbourhood liveability within your community.

You can share your thoughts with us by completing our survey! For more robust neighbourhood data, please share the survey widely. To make things simple, you can share our twitter or facebook post or simply copy and paste this link→ https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EFCLtrafficsafety

You can learn more about this project at efcl.org/traffic-safety.  If you have any questions or comments, please email planning1@efcl.org.