Community Meetings are Coming
Greetings, neighbours! Your community league is hard at work, and we are grateful for your support.
This month, we have a number of big “thank you’s” to pass around. Ansgar Lutheran Church organized two financial gifts going towards the rink and swimming. Thanks to these funds, our rink has two new park benches, three outside chairs, a new fire pit, sixty rolls of hockey tape, two custom made floor mats, one outdoor tether ball, and a ring toss game.
The church’s donation also went a long way to covering outdoor swimming for our McCauley members. Here are the details for that! This summer, on Sundays through Thursdays, your McCauley membership will get you in free from 5-7 p.m. at Fred Broadstock, Oliver, and Queen Elizabeth Pools and from 7 – 9 p.m. every day at Mill Creek Outdoor Pool. Thanks, Pastor Gus and the folks at Ansgar Lutheran!
We’d also like to thank our partners in the neighbourhood – E4C and McCauley Revitalization – for their support for us in this time of transition. The league has experienced some difficulty, particularly around our funding. As of May 12, we still haven’t received access to the league’s bank accounts. This has made it very difficult to meet our financial obligations, and some of our expenses (including our soccer program) have had to temporarily come out of the pockets of our volunteers until the banking situation has been resolved. So we do want to thank our partners and our volunteers for their generosity and patience through this time of struggle.
One more word of thanks needs to go to the organizers of the Primavera garden event. This year, they have decided to support the community league with the funds raised during this event. We are very encouraged and grateful for your support. Come on out May 25 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Caboto Park for all your gardening needs!
As you wander through our neighbourhood, you’ll see your league at work in a few different places, and we’d love to connect with you. Come out and cheer on our kids playing soccer, and join us in saying a big thank you to our coaches and volunteers that make this happen. Watch for our membership tables at major events, including the upcoming cleanup on June 14! And think about volunteering with us. The league is developing a series of working groups where you as members can put your ideas, energy and enthusiasm to work with us in making McCauley a stronger community.
Here’s what to watch for in the next few months. The MCL board will be hosting a few conversations in McCauley and we will want you there. So tune in with us on Facebook and watch for flyers in your mailbox. These conversations will help us chart our way forward in speaking to the City, the police, the labour unions ,and service providers. Your voice matters to us, so we want to hear you. If you want to connect with us, our new email address is:“email@example.com”:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit one of our board meetings. We meet the first Tuesday of every month from 7-10 p.m. at the Boys and Girls club (95 Street Entrance). The first half hour of these meetings we’ve set aside to hear from you, our neighbours. We’re looking forward to a great summer!