Boyle Street Community League Update

Meetings and Developments

The City and Downtown Business Association hosted a “Future of Edmonton’s Original Downtown” meeting at the beautiful Hyatt Hotel on June 6. It was well-attended and the first of several. The purpose was to continue to move ahead with the Quarters Development Project in Boyle Street.

The Edmonton People in Need Shelter Society project is moving ahead on schedule. I am watching this project almost daily and am impressed with the skill and dedication of the workers on site. I feel it will be a welcome addition to Boyle Street. I am continuing to monitor several developments in the community. We are hopeful that some of them will begin soon.

I am happy that more residents of Boyle Street are becoming interested in the goings-on in the community. Make sure you have a look at the calendar in this paper for future events and programs here in Boyle Street. I wish you all a happy and safe summer!

Alf is the President of the Boyle Street Community League.

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Neighbourhood Views

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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  

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