Inner City Recreation & Wellness Program

A New Partnership

  • Phil Browatzke. William Neis

The ICRWP is happy to announce a new partnership with the Edmonton Sport and Social Club! The ESSC now sponsors our monthly sportsmanship award, and is also raising money for our sport programs and other wellness initiatives!

As such, our first winner of the ESSC Floor Hockey Sportsmanship Award is Phil Browatzke. Phil is the hardest-working person you will ever meet, and is always ready to help ensure that things are running smoothly and quickly. His high energy always adds a level of excitement to any sport he plays, and he plays almost all of them! Phil is always the first to offer to help clean up, repair items and clarify the rules for the team. He is a source of constant new ideas and his recommendations for changes to our program have often been enacted with much success. When Phil decides to be the positive role model in a situation, he is a shining beacon of sportsmanship and good form!

Making Strides, our equine therapy program, is celebrating its fifth year with a BBQ on the afternoon of Wednesday July 26. If you have been involved with the program any time over the past decade, please email me at rkafara@boylestreet.org to RSVP.
 
Additionally, Making Strides hosts its second annual “Chaturanga for Change” fundraiser on Sunday, August 13. It is a yoga by donation class starting at 10:30 a.m. on the grass of the WELCA show jumping field in the river valley.
 
For more information on Chaturanga for Change, or any of the free activities happening this summer, please write to the email address above. See you outside!

Rylan is the Program Lead, Inner City Recreation and Wellness Program. Mike Siek is a Program Coordinator with ICRWP.

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  • Annual Homeless Memorial – Gary Moostoos places a flower at the Homeless Memorial sculpture during the Edmonton Homeless Memorial on June 2, organized by the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH). ECOHH identified 106 deaths in 2016 due to homelessness, with a total of 599 deaths documented since the first memorial service 12 years ago. Paula E. Kirman

  • Cecily Mills Receives Public Interest Award – Boyle Street resident and Boyle McCauley News contributor Cicely Mills received the 2017 Public Interest Award at the Public Interest Alberta (PIA) AGM on June 19. From left: Larry Booi (PIA Board President), Joel French (PIA Executive Director), Cicely, and John Wodak (Chair of the Seniors’ Action Liaison Team - SALT). Cicely was nominated for the award by SALT. Each year the Public Interest Awards are awarded to individuals and/or organizations who are working to strengthen Alberta’s public sphere and public interest. Public Interest Alberta

  • Pride Parade 2017 – The 2017 Pride Parade took place on June 10. This year’s Grand Marshalls were Edmonton’s two-spirit community. Paula E. Kirman  

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