Here is a 2-pager of Bonnie Doon news (PDF) covering September through the end of 2017. Lots of variety: first aid for kids home alone, pot luck dinner in the hall, free swimming, etc. (It's the same content as what you may have picked up at Sunday's Supper's On Us BBQ.)
We are hosting 3 Home Alone and Kids First Aid Courses at Bonnie Doon Hall on November 19 from 10am to 2pm and Dec 3 from 8am - noon and 1pm - 4pm, for kids 10-14 years. Teacher and course materials provided by Kidproof Safety.
Through interactive lessons, games and role play, students learn to make safe choices when at home alone. Topics covered are:
The course is $55 + gst. To register and for more information, go to www.homealonecourse.eventbrite.com
Bonnie Doon Community League is slated for a casino on Monday and Tuesday, February 12 & 13, 2018. This event is our largest single funding source and could bring in up to $70,000 to support community league programs. But we need approximately 40 volunteers to run the casino. Please consider helping out.
Working a casino is fun and easy. The money raised goes to programs such as youth soccer, our ice rink, Green Shack and hall improvements. You are provided with a free meal and you have a chance to socialize with your Bonnie Doon neighbors. You can choose the shift that suits you best and you can choose the job that is the most fun for you.
You can sign up for the casino online now at https://www.volunteersignup.org/E7YAD
For details on how easy it is to help, please contact our Fundraising Chair, Stephanie.
Upcoming STORM tryouts for indoor soccer
Tryouts begin Sept 5th, see attached flyer for details
A message from Coach Mike
We are excited to announce the first year of a Storm FC U8 team. This is intended for U8 players who are looking for a more competitive soccer training and game environment.
I will be the head coach for Daniel and the U8 Storm FC team (born 2010-2011), as well as head coach for Timothy and his U10 Storm FC team (born 2008-2009).
See you soon just for kicks, Coach Mike.
Indoor Soccer Registration
Congratulations to Bonnie Doon resident Adam Sweet, who is the recipient of an Alumni Horizon Awards at this year's University of Alberta Alumni Awards ceremony. The awards are part of their Alumni Weekend and take place on September 25th.
The University of Alberta extends an invitation to all Bonnie Doon residents to join the award ceremony.
After the sucess of the Summer Greenshack program, Bonnie Doon will be getting a Winter Greenshack program starting November 13th and running until December 6th.
The program will run on Monday's and Wednesday's from 3.30pm - 6.00pm and on Saturdays from 1.00pm - 5pm.
How lucky are we?!
Residents of Bonnie Doon are invited to Supper's on Us, Bonnie Doon Community League's annual BBQ and membership drive. Burgers, cotton candy, popcorn and more:
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017*
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Bonnie Doon Park, 9240 93 Street (near Bonnie Doon Hall)
It's a fun way to meet your neighbours and support your community league. BDCL encourages residents to renew their membership at Supper's on Us, held every September in conjunction with Community League Day in Edmonton.
**Please note that this year’s Supper’s On Us will be on a Sunday rather than a Friday.
Interested in volunteering at Supper's on Us? Please sign up here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/EWTYM
Our neighbors at the Youth Empowerment and Social Services (YESS) have started a community garden. It's across the street from the YESS building on Whyte Ave and is called the Urban Roots garden (URG).
URG is free and open to the community, is also meant to be a safe space for the youth. There is an art station, drums and a piano to play music as well as benches to sit and think.
For more information on the garden click here to read the news article.
For more details on YESS visit https://yess.org/
Updated August 4: There will be one final parking permit pick up Tuesday August 8 between 6 - 7:30 pm at the Bonnie Doon Community Hall 9240 93 Street. Please bring Government-issued photo ID showing your address.
After August 8th, If you live in the affected area and did not pick up a parking permit, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Similar to the past few summers, the City of Edmonton will enforce parking restrictions in north Bonnie Doon during the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. In general, parking will be restricted from 92 Avenue to Connors Road, between Mill Creek Ravine and 91 Street. Obey posted parking restrictions to avoid having your vehicle ticketed and towed. See detailed info on parking restrictions. For more information on Folk Fest and to get tickets visit https://edmontonfolkfest.org/
When: Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13, 2017
Where: As per City signage. generally north of 92 Ave in Bonnie Doon
Parking Permits (available to residents who live in the area outlined below)
When: Sunday, July 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm , Wednesday August 2, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Tuesday August 8, 6 - 7:30 pm
Where: Bonnie Doon Community Hall, 9240 93 Street
Bring: Government-issued photo ID showing your address
Help spread the word and make sure your neighbors know about parking restrictions and permits during Folk Fest.
If you recently moved to your home and don't yet have id showing your address, bring your current government-issued id with something like a utility bill addressed to your home in the affected area.
We will give parking permits to people living in the area below. This map is not meant to show where the City will restrict parking.
This is the official city map showing the parking restrictions:
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