McCauley Families

Building friendships through creative activities.

My main vision is to build a stronger, positive community through the families that live in McCauley. With this project, we will hold an event once a month, on a Sunday afternoon between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of each event is to bond with our children through creative activities and build friendships among the kids and the parents of the community. With the friendships we can hopefully drive more positive traffic through the area and make the streets feel safer. Programs and camps for the kids will also be built so that we can continue the strong friendships we made and also give our children more opportunity in activities they are interested in.

I’ve joined with both McCauley Revitalization and the Community League to be able to give such a great opportunity to the families of McCauley. Anyone with children ages 2 to 16 are welcome, but I do need an RSVP emailed to me at lily@viphalay.com. There is limited space and supplies so I cannot accept walk-ins. A light lunch will be provided as well at each event. The first event will be held June 3 at the Multicultural Centre lunchroom at 2 p.m.

Dates of Events:
June 3
July 29
August 26
September 23
October 28

All events are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please RSVP to lily@viphalay.com at least two weeks in advance.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

Around the Neighbourhood

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