Editor’s Notes

April 2018

April is here, and hopefully by the time you read this the snow will be turning into a memory. The theme for this issue is “Freedom,” and I always associate spring with being free – especially free from snow.

We also have our usual gathering of community news and views, such as coverage of the annual Family Day Skating Party at the McCauley Rink, a delicious recipe from Yovella, and our usual line-up of columnists.

That being said, we are always looking for writers and photographers. If you have a desire to put some words together or take some photos for the paper, drop me a line at editor@bmcnews.org.

Our other major volunteer need is block carriers in the McCauley area – the great news is that all of our routes are currently taken! If you would like to be put on a waiting list if something becomes available, you can reach me at that same email address.

Have a great month, and don’t forget to check us out online at bmcnews.org.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Around the Neighbourhood

Volunteer With Us!

We are always looking for new writers and photographers, as well as ideas for future stories. We also regularly need block carriers to help with the delivery and distribution of the paper. Email Paula with your submissions, feedback, ideas, and availability. We also ask that contributors read our Editorial Guidelines and that all volunteers read and agree to our Code of Conduct.

Upcoming Themes

Our theme for May is “Home.” What does “home” truly mean to you? Why did you choose to make your home in Boyle Street or McCauley? What are some of your best housekeeping tips? Advice for other homeowners or renters? Deadline: April 12. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.