Editor’s Notes

December 2017/January 2018

It’s the December/January issue, which means it is our annual “Holidays” edition. Some of our articles focus on how our contributors celebrate the winter holidays, or spend the winter in general. We also have lots of community news and event coverage, thanks to our intrepid reporters and photographers.

When you read the next issue of Boyle McCauley News, it will be 2018, just one year away from our 40th anniversary in 2019. We are in the beginning stages of planning a gala event to mark this milestone, as well as help raise funds to keep the paper financially viable. More details on that, as soon as they are available!

Speaking of fundraising, we’re also brainstorming new and creative ways of raising money, in addition to our advertising and casino. We welcome your ideas. Please send them to editor@bmcnews.org. That is also the email address to contact me to find out about volunteer opportunities with the paper, like writing, photographing, and delivering.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

More in this issue

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Fr. Jim Holland Named to Alberta Order of Excellence – Fr. Jim Holland received the Alberta Order of Excellence from Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell on October 19, the highest honour in the province. Alberta Order of Excellence

  • New Community Garden a Team Effort – Stadium Affordable Storage Centre at 8618 106A Avenue led the creation of a new, thriving community garden this past summer. The owners did a door-to-door flyer to all the surrounding apartments and within three days had a dozen names of volunteers. Maintenance person Fred Saint built the raised beds at the office in the dock area. The volunteer team helped get the beds filled with soil and planted. Next season, the company is looking to double the current size, and to add a fence, signage, and a walk system between the plots. This is a group photo of the volunteers. Fab Colli

  • New Community Garden a Team Effort – Stadium Affordable Storage Centre at 8618 106A Avenue led the creation of a new, thriving community garden this past summer. The owners did a door-to-door flyer to all the surrounding apartments and within three days had a dozen names of volunteers. Maintenance person Fred Saint built the raised beds at the office in the dock area. The volunteer team helped get the beds filled with soil and planted. Next season, the company is looking to double the current size, and to add a fence, signage, and a walk system between the plots. Pictured here are the raised beds. Fab Colli

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 February 2018 theme is “Sights and Sounds.” What do you like to look at in the area (local public art and murals? Community gardens?)? What sounds move you? Music from local festivals? Nearby venues? Deadline: January 12, 2018. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.