Editor’s Notes

July & August 2017

It’s that time of our publishing cycle for our annual “Summer” issue. It’s always an ideal topic for our July/August combined paper, since the season is part of our collective exerience as humans on this planet. Some of our writers decided to tackle this topic in their columns and articles.

We also have our annual Heart of the City coverage gracing our centrespread. Every year I am amazed at how this fantastic festival is growing and also how it is likely one of Edmonton’s most under-rated events. Wouldn’t it be great if Heart of the City got the media coverage and attention like other festivals at this time of year? This is one of the very reasons Boyle McCauley News exists: to bring light to positive events and experiences in the area which are often overlooked by traditional media outlets.

Our next issue is published in September, but we will be updating our Facebook page with news of upcoming events and meetings, as well as some event coverage. Look us up at fb.com/bmcnews.

All of us at Boyle McCauley News wish you a wonderful summer!

More in this issue

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Pride Parade 2017 – The 2017 Pride Parade took place on June 10. This year’s Grand Marshalls were Edmonton’s two-spirit community. Paula E. Kirman  

  • Annual Homeless Memorial – Gary Moostoos places a flower at the Homeless Memorial sculpture during the Edmonton Homeless Memorial on June 2, organized by the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH). ECOHH identified 106 deaths in 2016 due to homelessness, with a total of 599 deaths documented since the first memorial service 12 years ago. Paula E. Kirman

  • Cecily Mills Receives Public Interest Award – Boyle Street resident and Boyle McCauley News contributor Cicely Mills received the 2017 Public Interest Award at the Public Interest Alberta (PIA) AGM on June 19. From left: Larry Booi (PIA Board President), Joel French (PIA Executive Director), Cicely, and John Wodak (Chair of the Seniors’ Action Liaison Team - SALT). Cicely was nominated for the award by SALT. Each year the Public Interest Awards are awarded to individuals and/or organizations who are working to strengthen Alberta’s public sphere and public interest. Public Interest Alberta

  • Hallelujah Garage Sale – The Hallelujah Garage Sale on June 17 featured tables of goods for sale in front of many of the churches along Church Street, as well as in the McCauley Rink. The event was supported by McCauley Revitalization. Dan Glugosh

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Upcoming Themes

December 2017/January 2018 is our annual “Holidays” issue. How do you celebrate the winter holidays? What are some of your favourite memories of this time of year? Tell us about your cultural traditions. Deadline: November 12. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.