Heart of the City AGM Invitation

The Heart of the City Festival is looking for new board members! Are you ready to bring your insight, creativity, and passion to help plan an amazing music and arts festival for June 2 and 3, 2018 in Giovanni Caboto Park (9425 109A Avenue)? It’s been 15 years since this festival began “pumping” in this “pulsating” neighbourhood (we’re using lots of “heart” active words). Together, let’s make our anniversary beat bright!

Our history, impact, and future are at the core of this year’s festival. Come experience its past and present by sharing your ideas, thoughts, and feedback to make this a landmark event!

Join us at the Parkdale Community Hall (11335 85 Street) for our inclusive Annual General Meeting on January 14, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. to find out how to bring your thoughts forward! With good communities comes good food – there will be pizza, refreshments, and friendly faces!

Contact Charity Slobod at heartcitymusic@gmail.com for more info!

Charity is a board member with Heart of the City.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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Upcoming Themes

Our theme for March is “Springing Forward.” Do you have an annual spring ritual, like spring cleaning, or getting your garden ready for planting? Any tips and advice for others who want to do the same? Deadline: January 12. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.