BSCL AGM Update

Boyle Street Community League’s annual general meeting was held April 13 at the Boyle Street Community Centre in the Plaza. Guests Ron Allen and Tim Haak brought an update on the new EPINSS Bridgeway II building. Mary Ann Debrinski brought a Quarters Plan update. Joelle Reiniger gave a report on community development issues over the year. The meeting discussed the community league’s concerns about the proposed Alldritt 80-storey tower development.

New staff members Charmaine Logan (Facility Co-ordinator) and Ester Malzahn (Grants and Community Outreach) were introduced. Charm and Ester bring a wealth of experience to our community and facility needs, so more updates are to come!

The budget and financial statements were passed. We thanked Karen Jackson for her years of dedicated service to the board, as well as Christine Poirier, our former Facility Coordinator, who has gone on to a CRC job with the City. 

The new board was elected by acclamation. Alf White is in his second year of a two-year term as President, and the new board are: Candas Jane Dorsey, Sharon Pasula, Jordan Reiniger, Curtis Cardinal, and Ron Allen. Board positions are to be confirmed at the first post-election board meeting. BSCL welcomes the new board and thanks them for their willingness to serve. With new board and new staff, we look forward to a dynamite year.

Information submitted by Candas Jane Dorsey.

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  • Making Art, Making Smiles – Ann-Marie Johnson on her final day of watercolour art classes (April 3), offered by instructor Bruce in conjunction with Inner City Pastoral Ministries (ICPM) at Bissell Centre. Yovella M.

  • Outdoor Way of the Cross – Due to the wet, cold weather on Good Friday, April 14, attendance was down at the annual Outdoor Way of the Cross from about 660 (in recent years) to only 300 at the peak. This year’s theme was “The cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor are one” based on Pope Francis’s letter laudato si that notes that poor people pay the greatest price for our disregard of taking care of the environment. We walked for the first time west of 101 Street in the shadow of Rogers Place. Text: Jim Gurnett Photo: Michael Hoyt

  • Treasures of Ukrainian Wood Carvings – This exhibit was featured at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (106 Avenue and 98 Street) on April 1-2, 2017. It also included a fine art show and sale, as well as performances. Paula E. Kirman

  • Treasures of Ukrainian Wood Carvings – This exhibit was featured at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (106 Avenue and 98 Street) on April 1-2, 2017. It also included a fine art show and sale, as well as performances. Paula E. Kirman

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