Boyle Street Community League Update

Check Our Calendar!

A new website, report from our AGM, and lots of programs.

Happy June to all in our great community of Boyle Street from your board at the Boyle Street Community League!

We’re pleased to roll out our new website design at www.boylestreetcl.com. We’ve got a new look, an updated calendar, and you can join up or volunteer online. We will be posting all the news that fits! We also have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BoyleStreetCommunityLeague. Also, anyone can sign up for our e-mail community updates (send an e-mail request to info@boylestreetcl.com). We’re very excited to have our social media presence updated, with the help of our volunteers and fraME Communications!

The Boyle Street Community League AGM was April 30, and our new board is: Candas Jane Dorsey, President; Hijal De Sarkar, Vice President; Jordan Reiniger, Treasurer; Martina Iseghohi, Secretary; and Directors Alex Iseghohi, Debra Thompson, Ron Allen, and Sharon Mvundara. The board meets monthly, and community members are always welcome at board meetings. This month our meeting is June 21 5-7 p.m. (further dates TBA – check our calendar).

We continue to be involved with the City in dealing with the Community Centre takeover. We will be meeting with a negotiator in June, and will keep you posted. Feel free to get in touch with the office or board members for updates, and check out our website or Facebook page. If you have opinions about the issue, feel free get in touch for more information, to post on our Facebook page, or write to the Mayor and Council (please send a copy to us, if you do!)

We’re also involved in many consultations on the community’s behalf, including the Jasper Avenue renewal, Downtown Public Places, and questions as diverse as new developments, liquor store regulations, supervised injection sites, public washrooms, community wellness, the community walking tour map from Walkable Edmonton, and Dawson or other parks. Remember that construction begins on Kinistinâw Park this year, making the Quarters a construction-heavy zone in our community.

Summer programs are ramping up at the Community Center in Boyle Street Plaza. We have the wonderful Piu Yum Recreational Club (karaoke, dancing and exercise), basketball camps, drop-in badminton and floor hockey, girls-only volleyball, kids’ and adults’ martial arts, the Musical Mamas, Indigenous drumming, and more. We also will have a green shack in our community at St. Theresa School.

Check our calendar! If you don’t see what you want, we welcome people to volunteer to put together community programming. We’re definitely looking for volunteers to work on our summer “coffee on the patio” drop-ins, and other ideas have been floated such as community cafés and board game nights, a couple of community BBQs or a movie night. Call the office at (780) 426-9264, e-mail us at info@boylestreetcl.com, talk to board members, or drop by the Community Centre in Boyle Street Plaza to leave your name at the front desk. Come bring us your ideas! With your involvement, our summer in Boyle Street will be even better!

Looking forward to seeing you this summer!

- Your BSCL Board

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • Helping at Homeless Connect – Around 1200 people were served at Homeless Connect on April 29 at the Shaw Conference Centre. There were 69 service providers and over 300 volunteers. Homeless Connect is a partnership between Edmonton Economic Development, Homeward Trust Edmonton and the Shaw Conference Centre. Noor Al-Henedy

  • Lovely Lavender – Some lavender for sale outside of Zocalo. Paula E. Kirman

  • Teresa Spinelli Receives Honourary Degree from NAIT – Teresa Spinelli (pictured here with her son Massimo) received an honourary Bachelor of Business Administration from NAIT on May 4, when she also gave the convocation speech. Mike Newberry

  • Noi Thai Restaurant Opens in McCauley – Noi Thai Restaurant has opened up in the former location of Viphalay at 10724 95 Street. Viphalay owner and McCauley Community League board member Lily Mounma sold this location to her uncle. Look for a review in an upcoming issue of the paper. Paula E. Kirman

  • Bent Arrow Round Dance – The Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society’s Annual Round Dance took place on April 21 at the Commonwealth Rec Centre. Janis Irwin

  • Here Comes the Train Again – The LRT moving along the tracks between McCauley and Boyle Street. Paula E. Kirman

Around the Neighbourhood

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Next Issue . . .

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