Soccer in McCauley

Soon the snow will be gone, the field in Giovanni Caboto Park will dry up, and before you know it the park will be a hum of activity. This year, the McCauley Community league has decided to try a new style of soccer program. Many families in the area had expressed their desire for a soccer program that was less expensive, involved not so much driving, and a less hectic schedule. We have developed a Family Friendly Neighbourhood Soccer program. The plan is to have the kids play each other in small groups, learn some new skills and have fun! We will need parents to volunteer as coaches and we are planning to bring in some guest trainers for some of the evenings as well. See above for registration information, dates, and fees.

McCauley Family Friendly Neighbourhood Soccer

  • An 8 week non-competitive co-ed soccer program, starting the first week in May, ending last week of June.
  • Groups will be split into teams, and play each other. The Little Kickers will play a 3on3 game, Pre-Juniors 4 on 4, Juniors and Intermediates 8 vs. 8, and Senior 11 vs. 11.
  • All games will be played in Giovanni Caboto Park.

Soccer Registration Information
When: Thursday April 6 and Thursday April 13, from 7-9 p.m.
Where: McCauley Rink trailer, 10750 96 Street

  • Registration includes a T-shirt, shorts, socks, and shin guards.
  • Must purchase a community league membership either from McCauley or from your community. McCauley membership is $5.00 per/family.
  • If you are low income, bring your health benefits card, and your fees will be covered by the community league.
  • You may sign up to volunteer for coaching or one of our community events and have your fees waived as well. * Volunteering for community events requires a deposit in the same amount as the registration fee, which will be returned after fulfilling your commitment.
  • Will take cash or personal cheques.

If you are interested in playing competitive soccer, visit the EMSA North website emsanorth.com, where you can register online, and they will direct you to the nearest community that is running a competitive program.

Grace is the Soccer Coordinator in McCauley.

More in this issue

Readership Survey Ad 2017

Neighbourhood Views

  • Shake-Up Festival Celebrates Winter in Boyle Street – The Shake-Up Festival was a free family event on February 18 in The Armature area (96 Street & Jasper Avenue) featuring entertainment, food trucks, wagon rides, hot chocolate, and more, from Winter Cities Edmonton. The event also featured axe-throwing demonstrations. Paula E. Kirman

  • Shake-Up Festival Celebrates Winter in Boyle Street – The Shake-Up Festival was a free family event on February 18 in The Armature area (96 Street & Jasper Avenue) featuring entertainment, food trucks, wagon rides, hot chocolate, and more, from Winter Cities Edmonton. Here are some of the Indigenous drummers and dancers who took part warm up by one of the fires. Bottom: The event also featured axe-throwing demonstrations. Paula E. Kirman

  • Bissell Centre Hosts Memorial – The Bissell Centre drop-in hosts a memorial several times a year to honour the lives and memory of some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable people. The March service was presided over by Rev. Rick Chapman, Chaplain at the Bissell. Os- kapewis (Cree for “helper”) Lloyd Cardinal shared some words and songs with his large drum, and members of the community were invited to speak as well. The ceremony also included a smudge. Sharon Pasula

Around the Neighbourhood

Volunteer With Us!

We are always looking for new writers and photographers, as well as ideas for future stories. We also regularly need block carriers to help with the delivery and distribution of the paper. Email Paula with your submissions, feedback, ideas, and availability. We also ask that contributors read our Editorial Guidelines and that all volunteers read and agree to our Code of Conduct.

Upcoming Themes

June’s theme is “The Outdoors.” What are some of your favourite outdoor activities? Walking, cycling, soccer, jogging, bird-watching, gardening, photography . . . And even though this is for June, winter activities are fine to discuss too. Deadline: May 12. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.