Boyle Street Community League Update

Meetings Galore

Hi all! April was very busy for me. I attended several meetings in Boyle Street and at City Hall. The topics were the 80 storey tower proposed (and opposed) at 96 Street and Jasper Avenue, the proposed (and opposed) medically-supervised injection sites in the inner city, and a meeting at City Hall about the outdoor washrooms (or lack of them) in the downtown area. Each of these meetings was to inform the residents and the business community on the latest news of these three issues.

As a league President, I have to support the feelings of Boyle Street residents. Although I may not always agree with them, they do come first. I personally want to see more development in Boyle Street. That’s all for now, but stay tuned – there will be more to come!

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Making Art, Making Smiles – Ann-Marie Johnson on her final day of watercolour art classes (April 3), offered by instructor Bruce in conjunction with Inner City Pastoral Ministries (ICPM) at Bissell Centre. Yovella M.

  • Treasures of Ukrainian Wood Carvings – This exhibit was featured at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (106 Avenue and 98 Street) on April 1-2, 2017. It also included a fine art show and sale, as well as performances. Paula E. Kirman

  • Outdoor Way of the Cross – Due to the wet, cold weather on Good Friday, April 14, attendance was down at the annual Outdoor Way of the Cross from about 660 (in recent years) to only 300 at the peak. This year’s theme was “The cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor are one” based on Pope Francis’s letter laudato si that notes that poor people pay the greatest price for our disregard of taking care of the environment. We walked for the first time west of 101 Street in the shadow of Rogers Place. Text: Jim Gurnett Photo: Michael Hoyt

  • Treasures of Ukrainian Wood Carvings – This exhibit was featured at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (106 Avenue and 98 Street) on April 1-2, 2017. It also included a fine art show and sale, as well as performances. Paula E. Kirman

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