e4c December/January Updates

The annual Inner City Kids Safe Halloween Party was on the evening of October 31st, and ghouls and ghosts celebrated with families and volunteers in a safe place (Edmonton Intercultural Centre/McCauley School Building).Ten dedicated volunteers and a large collective of community donations (estimated value of over $1000) made it all happen. Thanks for support to: Italian Bakery, Boyle McCauley Health Clinic, e4c McCauley Apartments Tenants’ Association, City of Edmonton (Edmonton Intercultural Centre), Mike Siek Productions, Boyle McCauley News, and individual community members!

The e4c hosted School for Indigenous Teachings began with a Fall/Winter Semester opening day ceremony on October 22nd at Alex Taylor School. The program offers courses/classes delivered by knowledge keepers and cultural leaders and practitioners over the course of 8 weeks (October to December). The term’s closing ceremony will be on December 17th (Alex Taylor school Gymnasium).

The next semester for the school will be open for registrations in the new year, with the opening happening on January 21st. For information on classes and registration, contact thashimoto@e4calberta.org. Facebook: @schoolforindigenousteachings

“Comfort and Joy” Winter Solstice Music Night Concert – Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Winter warmth is found with neighbours and friends enjoying music and treats! Studio 96 and e4c McCauley Office are hosting a merry musical event including choirs, candlelight, and sing-a-longs! Friday, December 21st at 7 p.m. will be an evening gathering of all things merry and musical at Studio 96 (10909 96 Street). Call: (780) 424-2870 / Email: krambow@e4calberta.org

McCauley Apartments, along with Capital Region Housing’s SUCCEED Program and Education Department, have joined with e4c McCauley Apartments tenants and staff to develop more collaboration and partnership to design and complete the McCauley Apartments Community Mural Project. After a long year of waiting, it appears the mural, to which so many community members have contributed, is pushing forward with a mural design and planning workshop December 6th. The spring/summer of 2019 could just become more colourful!

Fabulous Holiday Wishes, New Years and Season’s Greetings To All from the McCauley Apartments Tenants’ Association and e4c McCauley Office staff. Please feel welcome to stop by for a cup of coffee and or call for information. We are open weekly 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (closed December 25 and 26).

Taro is the e4c Community Development Officer.

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