Winter Activities and Beyond
As McCauley welcomes the first months of 2023, signs of winter activity can be spotted everywhere. From the holiday music in our local stores, to colourful lights in businesses and on residences, to children playing in the snow in the parks and skating, to folks just trying to keep warm in whatever ways they can: they’re all parts of cold weather living in our community. While warmer days tend to offer a bit more ease of comfort while we are out and about, the cooler months offer opportunities to come together and connect in their own unique ways.
The McCauley Community League Board gathered together in mid-December (indoors!) to celebrate the year that was 2022, give thanks to our outgoing president Alice Kos (who has contributed so much over the past few years), and to shift our gaze to the year ahead with intentions to keep supporting our neighbourhood in whatever ways we can. In the spirit of coming together, both our community rink and kids/youth soccer programs have been in full swing thanks to a dedicated crew of volunteers for both programs (more information: www.mccauleycl.com).
We hope to continue hosting a few fun events throughout the year as capacity and resources allow, as well as to collaborate with partners in Chinatown, E4C, REACH Edmonton, Viva Italia District Association, and others with activities and initiatives unfolding in and around the neighbourhood. We will be hosting our annual Family Day event at the rink on Sunday, February 19th, and co-hosting the McCauley Cup hockey game with the Edmonton Police Service on Saturday, February 25th (both weather dependent). Please watch our website and social media for more information closer to the dates!
We are also excited to announce that we have been approved for an upcoming Casino on June 24th and 25th at Grand Villa (next to Rogers Place). The funds received from this casino will be used to fund both our rink operations for 2023/2024 and beyond, as well as the future construction of a permanent community-centered rink amenity building to replace the trailer currently on site. We are in need of volunteers for various shifts for both of these days. Anyone interested can email us ASAP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
While our board is mighty, we are also somewhat small these days. We welcome anyone interested in joining us to reach out to discuss your interests/passions and how we can best support you as an addition to our team. Our meetings are engaging, social, and fun while also focused on keeping on track with activities, events, and projects with the benefit of our community as a whole. We are open to new ideas and suggestions, as well as opportunities to increase capacities and resources in order to ensure meaningful outcomes for our community.
Our meetings are open to all and we currently meet on the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m., either in-person or virtually depending on our board’s availability and comfort levels. If you are curious, please email us and let’s chat!
Finally, we encourage everyone to sign up for a McCauley Community League membership now available online (www.mccauleycl.com/membership) to keep up with events and news updates as they unfold. Memberships are still free (although donations to the League are welcome).
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