Men: Is it time we got together for ourselves and to serve our community?
Bonnie Doon Community League is starting a "Men’s Shed". Beginning in March, 2020, we'll meet Saturday mornings in our rink shack. There are five men’s sheds in Edmonton, each with a different slant on what they do and how they work. Generally though, all sheds build community among men and contribute to the wider neighbourhood.
Men’s sheds are for all men – the singles, family guys and those busy at work or busy at retirement. Together, we’re here for each other and to help or serve where and when we can in our neighbourhood.
We hope you'll visit, to see how you might fit in and to find out what is possible when we get together!
Ladies & others: Is there a man in your life who might benefit from getting out & about and spending time with others? Maybe he needs a gentle nudge in our direction!
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All members of Bonnie Doon Community League are invited to attend our AGM to meet your current board, have your say on the incoming board or volunteer for one of the open positions.
Be part of an engaging, community-minded team.
FREE PIZZA for everyone attending!
The Bonnie Doon Community League Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Bonnie Doon Hall on Sunday April 19, 4pm
All Bonnie Doon Community League members are welcome!
Bonnie Doon's History Book will be available to purchase, along with Bonnie Doon SWAG: touques and t-shirts.
April 20, 2019. 10am - noon.
Bonnie Doon Park and playground (9240-93 St).
Bring your little ones to Bonnie Doon Park for scavenger hunts, crafts, treats, and more!
This drop-in event is free for kids from the area to attend (Bonnie Doon and surrounding neighbourhoods) and is sponsored by Bonnie Doon Community League.
The Easter Egg Hunt and scavenger hunts will take place outdoors in the park/playground.
Please check in at the gazebo to find out what colour eggs to be looking for (depending on age).
NOTE: we are collecting donations of plastic Easter Eggs! Please drop them off to the hall during any event or class (eg Tuesday Playgroup, Movie Night, Seniors Films and Lunch etc and ask for them to be put in the office) or email email@example.com for an address of a nearby home to drop them off at.
You're invited to join us at the annual Bonnie Doon Community League History Tea. Bring family, friends, pictures, stories and meet your neighbours new and old. If you have any questions about this social event, please contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Flying Canoë Volant Festival and Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues - EFCL invite you to a Community Lantern Making Workshop at Bonnie Doon Hall, in preparation for one of Edmonton’s great winter festivals: The Flying Canoë Volant!
The lanterns you create during the workshop will be on display during the festival January 30 – February 1, 2020 and will be seen by over 35,000 visitors!
This 2 hour ‘bright ideas’ lantern workshop will be facilitated by well-known lantern maker Lynette Maurice. The workshop is sponsored by the EFCL and is therefore free of charge for participants. Donations to the festival are welcome on the day.
You will explore various styles of lanterns using numerous kinds of materials including: tissue paper, acrylic sheet, tin cans, bamboo, willow, recycled containers. By the end of the workshop, you will have made a bird lantern for our community 'flock' display at the Festival. You will also have a few samples and many ideas to take home.
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bonnie Doon Park, 9240 93 Street (next to Bonnie Doon Hall)
Everyone is welcome from any neighbourhood. You do not need to be a community league member to attend.
Learn more about the Flying Canoë Volant Festival here: https://www.flyingcanoevolant.ca/
This event will take place IF we are able to purchase the right to stream the event at our hall. Watch for updates.
We plan to display Super Bowl LIV on the big screen in Bonnie Doon Hall, Sunday, February 2. This is a free event for league members in the greater Bonnie Doon area; bring your membership card and a guest! We'll open the hall at 4:00 pm. Come early and help with setup! Kickoff will be between 4:30 and 5:00.
There will be a cash bar. We will allow takeout food deliveries to the hall. And we have a kitchen you can use to heat or warm a dish you bring.
You're invited to watch 'Snow Day' at our family movie night. Friday, February 21, 2020. 6:30pm. 'Snow Day' was filmed right here in Bonnie Doon and released 20 years ago. Bring your folk fest chair and sleeping bag to enjoy the show. Popcorn and beverages for sale (this is a licensed event). Suggested donation: $5/person, $20/family.
"Anything can happen on a Snow Day...a lovesick teenager declares his affection for the girl of his dreams. A downtrodden employee defies his tyrannical employer. A ten-year-old tackles the scariest villain of her life. And plastic action dolls suddenly come to life. Or do they? You just never know how a Snow Day might turn out. You might even discover you've saved the universe!"
Join your Bonnie Doon neighbours as we drive out of town (near Drayton Valley) to cut down our own Christmas trees. BDCL will buy permit(s) and coordinate car pooling & trailer sharing. We have one trailer but may need a second; do you have one?
This will take most of the day. We drive out, tromp through the woods, cut some trees, haul them back, tie them onto a trailer, etc. Meanwhile, kids (big & small) may want to toboggan on the nearby hills. Write to Mark at email@example.com before Sunday, December 8. He will contact you with final details. Space is limited.
Your tree may not be the very best but you and your kids will never forget the day!
When: Saturday, December 14, mid morning
Where: Departing Bonnie Doon Hall
Cost: Bring your 2019/2020 community league membership, otherwise free
Get into the Christmas spirit with Bonnie Doon Community League!
Join us at our annual Christmas Party, featuring a special visit from Santa!
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Bonnie Doon Community League Hall, 9240 - 93 Street
Cost: Free for Community League Members
Santa and Mrs Claus will make a special visit to see the children at our party at 3pm so bring your camera and don't tell the children about this special surprise! We will have a photobooth area set up like last year, for taking a keepsake photo of your children with Santa.
It will be a family-friendly event.
- Finger foods
- Visit from Santa and Mrs Claus at 3pm
- Presents for the kids
- Crafts and cookie decorating
- DJ and Dancing
We'd love your help with the party! Please sign up here: https://volunteersignup.org/JEMPA to help with a fun shift, like set up, Santa's helpers etc.
Please note that the party is free, however you do need to be a member of Bonnie Doon Community League to attend. Anyone can purchase membership. Membership is $20/family/year or $10/individual/year and can be purchased at Bonnie Doon Corner Market or at the door when arriving for the party. Membership runs from Sep 1 to August 31, and there are many benefits of membership. More info here: www.bonniedoon.ca/join
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