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Summer Happenings

Summer can’t come fast enough! If you’re looking for something to do with your children or family members this summer, we are pleased to offer you many opportunities FREE with your McCauley Community League membership.

Dance classes resume on Saturday afternoons at the Boys and Girls Club, and Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre access continues Saturdays from 5-7 p.m. for the whole family. The Green Shack in Caboto Park will run Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, July 2 and finishing Thursday, August 15. This program aimed at 6-12 year olds is brought to you by the McCauley Community League and the City of Edmonton, with additional funding provided by the Canada Summer Jobs program.

New this year is the daily Outdoor Pool Access program. League members can access Queen Elizabeth (Kinsmen), Oliver, and Fred Broadstock pools Mondays through Wednesdays from 5 – 7 p.m. and Mill Creek pool from 7 – 9 p.m., seven days a week. This program runs until September 18. We are looking for feedback from members about their use of the program, hours available, etc. Also new is a pilot youth drop in program running at the Rink on Wednesdays from 4 – 7 p.m. and Thursday 2 – 6 p.m. for kids who are 8-16 years old. Activities include basketball, ball hockey, soccer, remote control race cars, and more.

Our move to south Chinatown coincides with some work we have started in partnership with the Chinatown and Little Italy Business Association. Together, we are pursuing funding for lights and lanterns to run North-South on 97 Street. Something similar can be seen on Stony Plain Road in West Jasper Place running East-West between 149 Street and 163 Street. Similar projects have taken place in other cities as well to good effect. We would welcome additional interested volunteers to participate in and contribute to this process. Get in touch if this is a type of project to which you would be interested in contributing. 

We are also in the process of ramping up Block to Block again for July and August. Last year we completed 11 of approximately 46 zones. We are aiming for a similar number this year. We will also have a Block to Block potluck picnic in Caboto Park. Check our Facebook and website for the date and time. Phone a neighbour, toss together a salad and bring yourself, your family, or your roommates. Last year approximately 45 people attended. We’re hoping for more than 60 this year.

Residents are also busy planning and preparing for the McCauley Family Fair on September 1 and 2. We are still looking for volunteers to assist with this event, in whatever capacity you are interested in participating.

As we have recently accepted the resignation of long-time board member Wolf Geisler (who we are very sad to see go) we now have a vacant position. We are always in need of enthusiastic and committed community volunteers – email us at mccauleycommunityleague@gmail.com, or give us a call at (780) 428-5332. We would love to meet you!

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