Boyle Street Community League Update

Food for Thought

Hello Boyle Streeters!

This month’s topic is food.


What can a community league do for you in regards to food, you ask? Well, the answer is: plenty!

If you are looking for a way to get out and meet your neighbours, a new program we started for the summer is our “Coffee on the Patio” on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring a friend or drop by to meet some new friends over a cup of java.

Who doesn’t love a barbecue on a beautiful summer day? Perhaps you live in an apartment or condo and don’t have access to an outside space. Well, the Boyle Street Community League has you covered. On the second Friday of the month, you can come to the Boyle Street Plaza and join our BBQ Potluck. We have the barbecue and the wonderful patio. Bring your own drinks and something for the barbecue, as well as a side to share. Starting time is 6:30 p.m.

Maybe you enjoy growing your own food or growing food for others. Many community leagues support community garden initiatives. This year, the BSCL was hoping to have a Garden space for our neighbours to use and enjoy, but we just didn’t have enough time and we also needed a dedicated green thumb to take the lead as Garden Coordinator. If you have a passion for gardening and want to help get the community garden growing for next year be sure to contact us!

We often hear the comment from community members that Boyle Street needs a grocery store. Did you know that your community league works hard at enhancing and growing your community? Your league works to promote our community as not only a great place to live, but also a great place to do business. By discovering the needs and wants of community members, the league can focus on civic engagements such as attracting businesses and business owners to our community. We are always welcome our neighbours to make a difference and sit on our community league committees. If you have a spare couple of hours a month and want to help shape your community, contact the league and we’ll give you more info on how you can become involved.

Do you have great ideas on how to make our neighbourhood a better place to live? We want to hear them! Email or or call (780) 919-1955 or (780) 426-9265.

Karen Jackson is the Secretary for the BSCL.

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