Dalyce McElhinney. Jenna Williams
Some of our block carriers have been with Boyle McCauley News for many years. Other routes have had a steady turnaround. We are always happy when new people come forward to take on a volunteer role with the paper. Dalyce McElhinney is not only new to the paper, she is also new to McCauley.
Dalyce moved to McCauley in August of 2012. “I was looking to become part of a community in Edmonton that was friendly, promoted multicultural awareness, and collaborated to create change. I recently joined the Inn Roads Housing Co-op and am enjoying connecting to so many like-minded individuals who are choosing to live in such a collective community,” she says.
She became a block carrier with the paper at the suggestion of a friend. “A friend suggested I volunteer when someone who normally delivers was away for a month. I found the experience to be a great opportunity to say hello to people in the community and start up a conversation.”
Although she has lived here for less than a year, Dalyce is already enjoying many different aspects of life in McCauley. “I like that McCauley is very much a walking community. There is security in seeing familiar faces out walking around. In late summer I was able to enjoy some of the festivals in Giovanni Caboto Park. I also like the proximity to such a variety of restaurants and grocery options.”
By day, Dalyce is a Spanish teacher at Eastglen High School. “After work I enjoy running as a way to relax and clear my head,” she say. “If you see me running by with an armful of newspapers, that is what I am doing!”