Boyle Street Community League Update

AGM on April 30

April is the month the Boyle Street Community League enjoys our Annual General Meeting! April 30 is your chance to join the BSCL, elect a new board, join volunteer committees – and have a few snacks! Meet your neighbours when we open the doors at 6:30 p.m. for displays and socializing. The meeting will begin at 7. If you are interested in standing for the board, call our office at (780) 426-9264 and leave your name with Mimi, our co-ordinator. Someone from the nominating committee will get back to you.

In other news: Alf White has stepped down from the board and his role as President. Alf has been a stalwart community advocate and defender for many years and we all thank him for his many contributions to Boyle Street, and wish him all the best.

We’ve renewed our agreement with Commonwealth Rec Centre and your BSCL membership card will again get you free swimming and use of the recreation centre during Community Swim time, Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Hint: once you are in the facility, you can use all the fitness facilities until closing time!

Remember, this year your community league membership is free – yes, you read right, FREE! – which gives you access to many programs at community league rates, not just at BSCL but at any community league. At BSCL we have many free programs, and we often negotiate free spaces in city-wide programs hosted at our community centre, like kids’ basketball or art classes. Call the office for more information.

You may have seen some news about our community centre in the media. Check our BSCL Facebook for details, but don’t worry, this discussion with the City won’t have any effect on programs and bookings any time soon.

Looking forward to seeing you at our AGM!

Information provided by the Board of the Boyle Street Community League.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • More Music from Musical Mamas – The Musical Mamas, a group of women singer/songwriters who meet and mostly live in or near the area, released their second volume of original music in March. Pictured is performer Sylvia Khoury. For more information visit musicalmamassociety.com. Shauna Specht

  • Welcoming the Year of the Dog – Lunar New Year celebrations took place in Chinatown on February 17, organized by the Chinatown and Area Business Association. Pictured with Lion Dancers, from left: Kerry Diotte (MP Edmonton Griesbach), Frankie Lee (Director with the Chinatown and Area Business Association); Brian Mason (MLA Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood; and Mayor Don Iveson. Paula E. Kirman

  • Mercury Opera’s La Traviata in McCauley – A scene from Mercury Opera’s production of La Traviata at one of the matinees at Studio 96 during March. The opera also played to sold-out audiences at Chez Pierre Cabaret. Cecilia Ferreyra

  • London Villas Hub Grand Opening – London Villas Hub’s grand opening on March 14 featured food, entertainment, and the chance to experience the new space for the first time. It is located in the former church at 9620 109 Avenue. Paula E. Kirman

  • New Mural in Chinatown – A new mural on 97 Street near 107 Avenue was unveiled in February. It was created by artist Kris Friesen with the full support of McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton. Paula E. Kirman

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