Safer McCauley: November Event Updates
Here are some upcoming community events happening in McCauley in November:
MCCAULEY CHINATOWN LITTER BLITZ
WHEN: Saturday, November 13 @10:50 a.m. to noon (clean up starts at 11am)
WHERE: Meet at Pacific Rim Mall (97 St & 105 Ave; ground floor by HSBC)
Chinatown Transformation Collaborative, Chinatown Safety Council, and Safer McCauley invite volunteers to participate in a one-hour McCauley Chinatown Litter Blitz. All materials will be supplied (litter grabbers, bags, gloves, sanitizer). Please wear a mask. AHS and City of Edmonton COVID guidelines will be observed. Stay for a dim sum lunch afterwards, sponsored by McCauley Revitalization! Our last 9 Litter Blitzes removed 212 bags of litter from our neighbourhood!
MCCAULEY COMMUNITY CONVERSATION – DRUG POISONING (OVERDOSE) CRISIS
WHEN: Tuesday, November 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (please join 5 to 10 minutes early)
WHERE: Virtual by Zoom (Eventbrite registration below)
Alberta Health Services has identified McCauley as the neighbourhood in Edmonton most affected by drug overdoses. A committee called Partners in Drug Poisoning Prevention (PDPP) is planning to launch a neighbourhood awareness campaign about the overdose crisis, beginning in McCauley. Before this takes place, community members are invited to come together to share their experiences and observations of the crisis. This is an opportunity for us to have an open, informal, and supportive community conversation. It will also be an opportunity for us to gather information to help shape PDPP’s campaign – and let them know what we’d like to learn about the overdose crisis. Presented by Safer McCauley and the McCauley Community League.
Eventbrite Registration (w/ Zoom meeting link): https://mccauleypartnersindrugpoisoningprevention.eventbrite.ca
MCCAULEY DOG WALKABOUT
WHEN: Tuesday, November 30 @ 6:50 p.m. (we walk at 7 p.m.!)
WHERE: Meet at Giovanni Caboto Park fountain
The monthly McCauley Dog Walkabout is back! Thanks to all who came out in October. Join your neighbours for a 30-minute “pack walk.” Meet at Giovanni Caboto Park fountain. Meet new friends, get some exercise, and explore a different part of our neighbourhood every month. All are welcome. And dogs are optional! Brought to you by Safer McCauley and the McCauley Community League.
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Mark Davis is the Program Manager, Neighbourhood Organizing Initiative with REACH Edmonton.