Inner City Rec Update
The June sportsmanship award went to Leroy Walter Steven Paquette. Leroy has been attending programming on and off for several years and has grown in his ability to communicate with others and play fair and clean at programs.
Drop-in soccer has been going awesome. We have had some challenges this outdoor season with extreme heat and other weather conditions, so we have been switching between the outdoor field by Sacred Heart Church and the Boyle Street Plaza gym! If it’s rainy when you get to the field, look for us indoors instead.
Lady Flower Garden
We continue to to head out to Lady Flower Garden every Wednesday, departing from Bissell Centre at 1:00 p.m. and will continue throughout the summer. We usually have lots of seats left in our van and welcome all community members to join us in harvesting food for Edmonton’s Food Bank.
The Inner City Sluggers are having one of the best seasons they have had in a long time. Not in terms of wins but in terms of playing an awesome defense and getting more runs in a game then they have in the total of previous seasons! The best part of this is seeing them playing to have fun and be among their peers, and not focussing just on winning.
Pet Food Bank
The Inner City Pet Food Bank is excited and proud to be a part of this year’s Muttstock Festival, a gathering of rescues, live music and dog lovers! This is a free event with loads of fun activities for all ages on July 7 at Eastwood Park, 11803-86 Street. This year, Muttstock has chosen us as the recipient of all pet food donated at the festival. For more information check out facebook.com/muttstock.
After weeks of anticipation, the Street Prints crew finally had some much needed art creation session time in the newly renovated Bissell Centre. The artists shared stories and techniques as they each worked on their own artwork in preparation for the upcoming sales this summer, including the 124 Street Grand Market on July 19.
After many months of work and several delays, fits, and starts, the Underground City LP is finally available for listening and downloading! The team celebrated with several performances at Heart of the City Festival last month, and now they proudly present the recordings that were made at Boyle Street Community Services Youth Unit and CJSR Studios. Check out the recordings at undergroundcityyeg.bandcamp.com.
Rylan Kafara is the Program Lead, Inner City Recreation and Wellness Program. Mike Siek and Rebecca Kaiser are Program Coordinators with ICRWP.