February 2018 NRC Update

Michael Goth is our Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator. He can be reached at 780-944-5404 or email michael.goth@edmonton.ca


The Park Bench e-NEWSLETTER

  • The new Park Bench was sent out Feb 1 to subscribers. It provides information about community events and resources each month.  We've also built in space for you and your neighbours to share your community's success stories. Has your group organized an awesome event? Created a unique space? Commemorated a special person? Send us the details and we'll put your inspiring and celebratory tales in an upcoming issue. Help us reflect what's best about your neighbourhood.
  • If you have not yet subscribed to the e-newsletter, you can do so by clicking on the this link  or copying and pasting the link to your web browser. http://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/for_communities/the-park-bench-enewsletter.aspx

Snow Removal

  • Want to know when your neighbourhood is scheduled for snow removal on your streets. You can even sign up for email notices for parking bans, snow removal, and spring street cleaning; click here for more info.


Learn to Skate Drop-in Programs

Winter Green Shack Programs

  • Free  program for ages: 6-12 years.  Note: children under 6 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Join in games, sports, crafts, music, drama and special events. You'll find a list of upcoming activities and special events posted on the side of the Green Shack each week. If there's a game or activity that you'd like to play, just ask the Program Leader.
  • Southwest sites:
    Royal Gardens
    4030 117 Street
    Feb 3 - Mar 2 Tues, Thurs
    Bulyea Heights
    300 Bulyea Road
    Feb 3 - Mar 2 Tues, Thurs
  • for information about other sites across the city, visit: https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/green-shacks.aspx

Ice Skating

  • If you're looking for places to skate this winter, consider City of Edmonton outdoor rinks and IceWays.
  • It's free to skate at the outdoor rinks and skate rentals are available at William Hawrelak Park Pavilion if you don't have your own skates.
  • To find a Community League rink near you, go to the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues' Find a Facility/League web page.  Under Facility Amenities, select Rink. You will need a community league membership to use most rinks.

Swing 'n' Skate - Jump and Jive at City Hall (Free)

  • Local bands bring the swing with live jazz and big band music every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm during January and February. The Sugar Swing dancers will be on hand to teach you a new step or two. This free event is fun for all ages!
  • More info at: https://app.cyberimpact.com/click-tracking…


Litter Squad

  • Keep our city clean while raising money for your non-profit
  • Capital City Clean Up’s Business Supporting Community (BSC) initiative offers Edmonton-area companies a unique opportunity to fight litter while supporting local non-profit groups.
  • From May to August, these groups are paid a weekly rate to clean up litter around a one-block area of the company’s site. Businesses may also choose to have the group clean up another area, such as a playground, seniors’ residence or neighbourhood park
  • Click here for more info

Edmonton Spacefinder

  • Have a space at your hall, church or other venue in the community that could be used by a non-profit group? Need a space for your group in the community?
  • Click here for more info.

Young Edmonton Grants (YEG) application now open!

  • YEG program supports activities that are initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Ideas and projects of all kinds are supported.
  • The most important consideration is that the applicant is an Edmonton and area resident between the ages of 13 and 24 and is involved in the project’s planning and execution.
  • Requests can be made for up to $3,000.
  • Click here for more info

Momentum Walk-in Counselling’s first annual Mental Health Awards

  • Nominate a Mental Health Champion for the first annual Momentum Mental Health Awards
  • On May 10, 2018, Momentum Walk-In Counselling will be hosting their inaugural celebration of Edmonton's mental health community, recognizing both individuals and organizations in our city who have championed mental health initiatives and are making a difference in our community. Several categories of awards will be given, including media, workplace, and young leaders. The deadline to nominate a Mental Health Champion is March 1, 2018.
  • Click here for more info

Nominations are now open for Alberta's highest honour: the Alberta Order of Excellence

  • Albertans are invited to nominate outstanding citizens, community leaders and innovators for membership in the Alberta Order of Excellence.
  • Up to 10 individuals will be inducted into the Order this year in recognition of a lifetime of remarkable contributions to their community, the province and the nation.
  • The nomination deadline is February 15, 2018.
  • Click here for more info

Call for Nominations - Hall of Fame and Awards of Distinction

  • We want to recognize and honour Edmonton's most outstanding citizens who, through their contributions in arts and culture, community service, and sports, or through extraordinary service to their communities have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton.
  • For details, visit: www.edmonton.ca/progra…/recognition_awards/hall-of-fame.aspx

Volunteer Recognition Resources

  • Every April, Volunteer Canada leads us in celebrating National Volunteer Week. It is the perfect time to say thank-you to volunteers and celebrate the positive impact of volunteerism.
  • This year National Volunteer Week is April 15-21, 2018 and the theme is: Celebrate the Value of Volunteering.’
  • Volunteer Canada shares incredible tools and resources each year that you can use to celebrate National Volunteer Week.
  • You might also be interested in the 2013 Volunteer Recognition study – find out more about how to recognize volunteers in the best way possible!

Volunteer Recruitment ideas