Inner City Recreation & Wellness Program

The 2016 Homelessness Marathon

Every year, the Homelessness Marathon is aired on campus and community radio stations across Canada. Each participating station contributes between 30 minutes to two hours of programming, which brings local issues into national attention. Edmonton’s segment will be airing on CJSR FM 88.5 at 9:30 p.m. MST on Tuesday, February 23. If you would like issues around homelessness in Boyle Street and McCauley discussed during CJSR’s contribution to the Homelessness Marathon, please send an email to rkafara@ualberta.ca. Topics such as affordable housing, displacement, and wellness will be part of the conversation, but more ideas are welcome!

Rylan is the Program Coordinator of the Inner City Recreation and Wellness Program.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • Burst of Brightness – Joanne McNeal selling crafts at the Burst of Brightness Cultural Bazaar in late November in McCauley School. Ozlem Cankaya

  • Giovanni Caboto Park Glowing – The lights in full force in Giovanni Caboto Park on a winter’s evening. Paula E. Kirman

  • Contact Workshop at Mile Zero Dance – Participants in an intensive weekend workshop on Contact Improvisation on January 16 at Mile Zero Dance practice spiral rolls. The mural in the backdrop of the per- formance space was done by local artist Tim Rechner. Paula E. Kirman

  • Miracle on 96 Street – Volunteers at The Mustard Seed working hard during the annual Christmas party for inner-city families in December. Anna Katryan

  • Burst of Brightness – An African dance troupe at the Burst of Brightness Cultural Bazaar in late November in McCauley School. Ozlem Cankaya

  • MLA and the Grey Cup – MLA Brian Mason congratulates the Edmonton Eskimos for winning the 2015 Grey Cup, at a fan rally in Churchill Square in early December. Paula E. Kirman

  • Burst of Brightness – A Spanish dance troupe performing at the Burst of Brightness Cultural Bazaar at McCauley School in late November Ozlem Cankaya

  • Snow Moon – The “Snow Moon,” a full moon on Christmas, photographed over McCauley. Leif Gregersen

  • Memorial Pole – A memorial to Lena Steinhauer, a young mother who was found dead in a rooming house on 112 Avenue and 95A Street. A man was charged in connection with her murder in September. The pole is on 108A Avenue, west of 95 Street. Jayne Russell

Around the Neighbourhood

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Next Issue . . .

Our next issue is September. Articles and photos concerning community news, events, and opinions are welcome. We also encourage submissions of poetry, and cartoons (in JPG or PDF format). Deadline: August 12. Send submissions to: editor@bmcnews.org. Articles should be 400 words or less and accompanied by photographs (JPG, in high resolution) when possible.